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The Berklee Valencia Musical Theatre Club presents: Broadway's Greatest Hits!

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 6:05 a.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

The Berklee Valencia Musical Theatre Club presents: Broadway's Greatest Hits! A Revue. Join us as we journey through the most popular songs in musical theatre history!  Our talented vocalists and band consist of students and professors from Berklee's graduate and undergraduate programs. You don't want to miss this one-night event!  Berklee Valencia Campus, Sala E at 7PM/19:00


Laura Escudé - Alluxe

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

Electronic Production and Design, and Songwriting Departments present:

International music producer, controllerist, violinist and live show designer Laura Escudé a.k.a. Alluxe has been an important figure in some of the most revered concerts around the globe, DJing, programming and designing shows for the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z, Miguel, Charli XCX, Demi Lovato, Iggy Azalea, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Herbie Hancock, Cat Power, Bon Iver, Drake, The Weeknd, Silversun Pickups and Garbage. Escudé is a classically trained violinist, an Ableton Certified Trainer and is the CEO of Electronic Creatives, a team of some of the most talented and sought after programmers and controllerists in the business. 

Laura's alter ego Alluxe is an electronic music producer/controllerist who uses the most futuristic, hi-tech gear. The expansive sound of Alluxe is complimented by her alluring stage presence complete with custom LED controllers, vocals and violin. Alluxe’s music borrows from both from the classical and modern world. The dramatic builds and gritty razor sharp percussion in her music give a dense big-room cinematic feel, a nod to her classical training. Her signature sound is where hip hop meets bass music—banging, futuristic, growling electronic beats. She mixes original compositions, improvised beats, and violin loops seamlessly.

Support Alluxe: https://alluxemusic.bandcamp.com/

Admission: 
Free

The Art of the Bow

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Steve Heck Room, 1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02145
The Art of the Bow features traditional music for violin, viola, Romanian trumpet fiddle, octave tuned violin, Turkish bowed tanbur, and more. The following musicians will perform:
  • Vasilis Kostas (Greek laouto)
  • Mal Barsamian (oud)
  • Panagiotis Aivazidis (kanun)
  • Mohammed Mejaour (percussion)
  • Mimi Rabson (Hungarian kontra viola)
  • Victor Gonzales (Hungarian bowed bass)
Admission: 
Free

Sharan Leventhal & Friends

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 31 Hemenway, Studio 401
Boston
MA

Third Annual Violin Studio Recital, featuring an evening of world premieres.

This concert marks the debut of “Like Rain in a Drought”—a collaborative endeavor for violin, marimba, composition, and dance. The name (from a Paul Simon song) speaks to the need for immediacy and action in response to the pressing problems of the world.

 

Special Guests
Nancy Zeltsman (marimba) and Duane Lee Holland, Jr. (dance)
 
Featuring
Student performers and composers from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music
 
World Premieres by 
Jonathan Bailey Holland, Stephen Dembski, Eun Young Lee, Aaron Jay Myers, John McDonald, Steven Snowden and more!

 


 
This project was supported by a Berklee Faculty Development Collaboration Grant.
Admission: 
Free

Tim and Eric: 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour - Night Two

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In honor of the momentous 10-year anniversary of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Tim and Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour! In the words of Tim and Eric, “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the U.S.A. and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances, and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.” 

The comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have developed such a distinct and creative style, it’s no surprise that writers and advertising agencies across the country have essentially named a style after their bizarre brand of humor. In addition to Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, for which they are best known, and their first feature film, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, they run Abso Lutely Productions, a production team behind some of today’s most exciting and original television programs including the Eric Andre ShowNathan For YouTim and Eric’s Bedtime StoriesCheck It Out! with Dr. Steve BruleW/ Bob & DavidComedy Bang! Bang!, and Decker, among others, plus the web series “On Cinema.” Additionally, Eric directed four episodes of the first season of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning show, Master of None, on which he also stars alongside the show’s creator and lead Aziz Ansari, and is a renowned director of music videos for artists including MGMT, Major Lazer, Beach House, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, and more. Tim has acted in Eastbound & DownThe ComedyBridesmaidsPortlandia, and other films and television programs. He is also a musician who released his first solo album last year, and is known for writing and releasing music about the current political landscape.

Admission: 
$42.50 / $47.50

Berklee Indian Ensemble Presents Bridges

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Berklee Indian Ensemble
The Berklee Indian Ensemble is one of Berklee's largest and most diverse ensembles. Founded in 2011 by Annette Philip, the group has become home to musicians from more than 42 countries, performing Hindustani (North Indian classical), Carnatic (South Indian classical), folk, Sufi, Indo-jazz, and original compositions.
The Berklee Indian Ensemble presents stories and songs based on shared human experience in a concert titled Bridges, covering themes of love, sadness, nature, longing, and joy, interpreted by an ensemble with students from Ecuador, Spain, China, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Nigeria, the United States, and India.

Repertoire will span Indian classical (both Hindustani and Carnatic elements), folk music, contemporary Indian music, and experimental global jazz influences, including the premiere of student originals. 

 

Admission: 
$8 in Advance / $12 Day of Show

Jazz Master Series Artist Chris Cheek Featuring Berklee Student Band

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chris Cheek

Berklee 2017 Jazz Master Series artist Chris Cheek leads a student band through a program of original material. This will be the first performance of the group that will continue on a five-stop tour of the Northeast, culminating in an appearance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Compositions will be drawn from Cheek's release Saturday Songs as well as music premiering in the evening's performance. Presented by Berklee's Professional Performance Division and External Affairs.

Admission: 
Free

Gimme 5 / The Buzz

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Gimme 5

Gimme 5 comprises five talented musicians from Berklee drawn to old-school hits, filled with great beats, killer grooves, and soulful harmonies. The Buzz is Boston’s most electrifying new dance band.

Admission: 
Free

Bijan Mortazavi

Saturday / May 20, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bijan Mortazavi

Bijan Mortazavi started playing the violin at the age of three. In Tehran, he was trained by five of the most respected and well–known violinists, learning specific techniques, such as improvisation, orchestration, arrangement, and quartertone scale.

What is unique about Mortazavi’s accomplishments is his immense success outside of Iran, where he is much admired among international music circles. Indeed, Mortazavi defines much of his work in the genre of light classical, and a bridge between the Eastern and Western musical traditions. Many of his songs have been performed in different languages in several countries. The quality and variety of sound he produces from the instrument is remarkable. Today, after nearly a quarter century, Mortazavi remains as energetic and vibrant as ever and is universally recognized as one of Iran’s finest composers and violinists.

Mortazavi has 12 international best-selling records, his latest being Music and I, which was released in 2010.

Mortazavi has also performed at charity events, including most recently for the Child Foundation in 2011. On November 25, 2009, Bijan received his Fellowship (Ph.D.) from the Southampton Solent University in England. His task is the development of contemporary Middle Eastern music in an academic form in the United Kingdom and other Western countries.

Admission: 
$150/ $80/ $70/ $55/ $50/ $45/ $40

World Premiere: Harold Lloyd's The Freshman Scored and Performed by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline
MA
United States
02446
Comedic genius Harold Lloyd enjoys some canine time in the classic silent film comedy <i>The Freshman</i>.
Courtesy Harold Lloyd Entertainment

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform the world premiere of its new score to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, in the magnificent Coolidge Corner Theatre. One of the first 50 films chosen for preservation by the Library of Congress, The Freshman is one of comic genius Lloyd’s most successful and enduring films.

The BSFO, veterans of Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, and Boston’s Symphony Hall, are two-time recipients of the Boston Society of Film Critics’ Award of Merit. The outfit will conduct and perform its new score for this pioneering romantic comedy in an unforgettable, live-to-picture experience.

Tickets are available here, and are also available by phone at 617-734-2500, or in person during regular theater hours at the Coolidge box office at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.

About the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO)

Recent praise for the BSFO: “…nothing short of thrilling. When the film concluded, over 1,000 people leapt to their feet, cheering. I can’t wait to hear the orchestra again.”  —Leonard Maltin, Maltin on Movies and Entertainment Tonight

“For 73 minutes, the world was wonderful.” — Delighted patron, following the BSFO’s performance of Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last!

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Berklee, home to the world’s first undergraduate degree program in film scoring, the student orchestra composes its new works and performs them as an ensemble under the leadership of Professor Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America). To date, the BSFO has scored and performed nine iconic silent features, including F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, Faust, and The Last Laugh, Clarence Badger’s It, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality, E.A. Dupont’s Piccadilly and Varieté, and Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera, each commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents program.

Mirowitz, a three-time Emmy nominee and artistic director of the BSFO, will discuss the process of creating a new, world-class score for a silent feature and performing it live-to-picture in a master class at the Coolidge on April 25.

About the Sounds of Silents Program at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge launched the Sounds of Silents in 2007 with a mission to present classic silent cinema on the big screen, accompanied by a live original score, performed by outstanding musicians. Since 2010, the initiative has commissioned eleven original compositions and their premiere performances from the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Additional Concerts/Screenings of The Freshman

Following the Coolidge world premiere, there will be five additional Berklee Silent Film Orchestra concerts/screenings with The Freshman: the BSFO's New York debut on Saturday, May 20 in the gorgeous Tony Bennett Concert Hall at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts; the west coast premiere on opening night of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival on Thursday, June 1; a concert/screening on Saturday, June 17, at the beautiful, jazz-age Cabot Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts; a concert/screening kicking off the Nantucket Film Festival at the Dreamland Theatre on Tuesday, June 20; and a concert/screening on Thursday, June 22 at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center as part of the FILMUSIC Festival.

Admission: 
$23

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