Commencement 2001

Commencement Concert Webcast

Graduating seniors and other students paid tribute to Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan in a concert on May 11, 2001, at the Berklee Performance Center. The concert was webcast live, as it has been the past few years, but you can view the performance any time by following the links below.

The show opened with a bang, as students Jason Joseph and Jana Berman delivered powerhouse versions, respectively, of a new Steely Dan song, "Two Against Nature," and a classic hit, "Do It Again." Backed by the Berklee Jazz-Rock Ensemble, student singers presented 16 tunes in all, each penned by Fagen and/or Becker. At one point, while the performers took a breather, Fagen and Becker were introduced to the capacity audience of 1,200 students and parents. For more details on the concert, please read the Commencement feature story, or simply click on "Full Concert" below and settle in to watch the show yourself.

 

Highlights
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A brief montage of the Commencement remarks given by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, along with two highlights from the tribute concert. [ 00:03:47 ]
Full Concert
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The full tribute concert. [ 01:47:00 ]
 
Setlist
  Song Arrangement
1. Two Against Nature Tom Stein
2. Do It Again Daesung Lee
3. Book Of Liars Richard Evans
* W. Becker
4. Hey Nineteen Steely Dan
5. Black Friday Ann-Marie Burns
6. Deacon Blues Steely Dan
7. Maxine Richard Evans
* D. Fagen
8. My Old School Ken Zambello
9. Pretzel Logic Ken Zambello
10. Cousin Dupree Tom Stein
11. Aja Steely Dan/Ken Zambello
12. Josie Tom Stein
13. Kid Charlemagne Blake Cohen
14. Rikki Don't Lose That Number Steely Dan
15. Peg Fulvio Ferrari
16. Reelin' In The Years Steely Dan/Ken Zambello
* All songs composed by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker except where noted
 
Performers
  Vocals
* Laura Clapp Guilford, CT
* Andrea Capozzoli Pittsburgh, PA
* Ben Ward Dothan, AL
* Kevin Wood Cody, WV
* Jana Berman Coral Springs, FL
* Brandi Williams Seattle ,WA
Jason Joseph Lakeland, FL
Eric Wainaina Nairobi, Kenya
Nia Allen Columbus, OH
Alisa Miles Alexandria, VA
Chrissi Poland Marshfield, MA
* Renee Herman Honor, MI
* Holly Michener Los Alamitos, CA
* Jeans Aquino Phillipines
* Jennie Laws Toronto, Canada
Dave Quinones Sterling, VA
Leonard Walston Norfolk, VA
Claude Kelly New York, NY
Drums * Akira Nakamura Okinawa, Japan
Drums * Ben Kolber Stockton, CA
Bass * Antony Grey Newcastle, England
Percussion * Alyosha Barreiro Mexico City, Mexico
Piano * Dave Shrewsbury Beckley, WV
Synthesizer * Juri Shigeta Chiba, Japan
Vibes * Warren Wolf Baltimore, MD
Guitar Michael Ruzitschka Linz, Austria
Guitar * Takuya Tanaka Tokyo, Japan
Alto Sax * Lars Haake Paderborn, Germany
Tenor Sax Gilad Ronen Kfar-Sabu, Israel
Trumpet Jon Boutin Westport, MA
Trombone * Kari Harris Seattle, WA
Trombone * Colleen Glenney Aurora, IL
* Graduating Seniors
 
Credits
  The Yo Team
Rob Rose, Executive Producer
Ken Zambello, Coordinator
Donna McElroy, Vocal Coodinator, Associate Professor
Tom Stein, Associate Professor
Richard Evans, Professor
Theodora "Tedi" Mara, Yo Team Student Assistant

Berklee Performance Center Staff
Brad Berger, Stage Manager
John DiLazzaro, Stage Manager
Dave Tozeski, House Manager
Dana Acker, Special Programs Coordinator
Cathy Horn, Box Office Manager
Reggie Lofton, Video Services

Berklee Performance Center Crew
Warren Johnson, L.D.
Jarod Hanken, Stage
Snezana Stosic, Spot

Concert Coordinator
Larry Monroe, Associate Vice President for International Programs

Master of Ceremonies and Concert Producer
Rob Rose, Assistant Vice President for Special Programs

Musical Director
Ken Zambello, Associate Professor

 

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