Concert

2015 Valencia Campus Commencement Concert

Saturday / July 11, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Image of Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain

Lago Norte del Hemisfèric, Palau des les Arts Reina Sofia
Valencia, Spain

Berklee College of Music’s graduate class of 2015 is graduating on Monday, July 13. To celebrate, students from all four master’s degree programs on Berklee’s Valencia campus are putting on a special concert.

Watch the event live here.

The concert features the following performances in a variety of musical styles, multimedia and technology displays, and screening of film cues from the graduate program in scoring for film, television, and video games.

  • Daniel Marin and Friends—Flamenco Percussion Ensemble
  • Djank Yucca (Nick Bernstein and Gianni Abbott)—“Djank Yucca Presents”
  • George Lacson (GLP)—“Ain’t It Funny” (original song)
  • Gonzalo Eyzaguirre and the Colectiva Corazon—“Nena” (original song)
  • Jaewon Kim and Friends—“Aria” (original song)
  • Jana Sustersic and Friends—“Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson)
  • Ji Hwang (Ji-Unit)—Funk medley (James Brown/Tower of Power/Jackson 5)
  • Juan Manuel Guevara and Friends—“Construção” (original composition)
  • KB Killaz (Kyle Bagley)—“Apple Tree” (original song)
  • Lili d’L Sol, Oscar Bahamonde, and Bruna Lucchesi—“Amanecer” (original song)
  • Maria Achaiba and Friends—"Tocoban" (Lord Kitchener)
  • Mi Young Kim Orchestra—“Spain” (original composition)
  • Scratch Ambassadors—“Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin, arr. Webber)
  • Shane Del Robles and Friend—"Little Liza Jane" (traditional folk song, arr. Robles)
  • Sharif Elmahdi and Friends—“Evil Love” (original song)
  • Sissy Dinkle, Bruna Lucchesi, and Mariko Reid (trio)—Medley: “It’s a Long Way”

Tickets are required for entrance to the seated area on the floating stage, but we welcome everyone to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and come watch on the lawn opposite the Hemisféric at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain.

Admission: 
Free

Kim Burrell

Wednesday / April 13, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Gospel artist Kim Burrell performs with a small student ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ben Higginbotham

Friday / July 3, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Ben Higginbotham

Ben Higginbotham is a singer-songwriter currently based in Boston. He self-released his debut EP, I Think I’m Growing a Beard, and is about to wrap up production on his second album. His music is piano-driven rock, influenced by pop and educated by jazz. Higginbotham has been a student of piano since he was eight years old and of voice since he was thirteen. He wrote his first song at fifteen and now studies songwriting at Berklee College of Music. He’s finding a home in the music scene of the Northeast, playing all kinds of gigs around Boston and New York City.​

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Sessions: Led Zeppelin II with Joe Musella

Monday / August 17, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Joe Musella

Joe Musella is a performer, recording artist, and music educator active in the Boston music scene. An assistant professor in the Guitar Department, he has taught at Berklee for 20 years. Musella has reached students all around the world for the past several years through the Classic Rock Guitar Workshop, a class he authored for Berklee Online.

Musella released Echo, a 10-song set of original instrumental rock, in 2013 and is currently set to release his second album, Radar, in the fall of 2015. He has performed and recorded with members of Crosby, Stills, and Nash; the Replacements; the Joe Perry Project; and the J. Geils Band.

Admission: 
Free

Metal Night: Carnivora / Seven Spires / Framework

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Carnivora

Carnivora is a metal band from Boston. In 2014, the band won both the Break Thru Music Battle for New England Metal Fest and Headbang for the Highway for Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Theatrical metal storytellers Seven Spires have just hit the studio to begin recording their first full-length album. Drawing from all flavors across the metal spectrum, their signature blend of melody, theatrics, limit-pushing, and high caliber musicianship is tastefully dark and bittersweet. Seven Spires stand for all that is deliciously over the top and emotionally moving, and they aim to provide you with a decadent journey away from the drag of everyday life.

Framework is an underground metal group hailing from New Jersey. Their ability to seamlessly combine melodic elements with incredible speed and precision has given them the opportunity to play all over the United States.

Admission: 
Free

Iris Lune: Arts in the Gardens

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
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Target Brooklyn Community Garden
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn
NY
United States
11205
Iris Lune

Iris Lune initially began as the project of singer-songwriter Ella Joy Meir when she met guitarist and composer Asher Kurtz in Boston. As their exploration and experimentation of sounds transformed into serious songwriting, they recruited Aaron Liao and Angelo Spampinato to complete their roster, and they relocated to Brooklyn.

As influenced by Bjork as they are by Salvador Dali, Iris Lune’s music is pop without boundaries. Taking a foray into the crosspollination of electronic and acoustic music, the band builds off of Meir’s roots in Middle Eastern and Israeli folk music to craft a sound that stretches into the surreal. With an EP due out in late summer, Iris Lune immerses listeners in a world both elegant and mysterious.

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Free

Way to Go

Tuesday / July 21, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Voice principal Georgy Abshlava presents an evening of great rock, pop, and Japanese pop hits.

Admission: 
Free

Jacob McCaslin

Tuesday / June 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Heck Room Music Series is a monthly concert series featuring Berklee's top acoustic performers. This month features songwriter Jacob McCaslin, who is also an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Influenced at a young age by various soul and blues artists, McCaslin has steadily advanced in many areas of the music world. Before taking any formal lessons, he was recognized as a gifted guitarist and singer. He has been composing and producing his own music for more than nine years and is still growing as a musician as he continues his studies at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 5, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature Five-Week Summer Performance Program students performing their original songs, supported by an ensemble composed of Berklee College of Music students. The students from the program who will perform were selected based on a series of auditions that took place during the second week of the program.

Admission: 
Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Thursday / September 10, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Along with his band the Nasty Candombe Project, guitar principal and Uruguayan composer Nacho González presents Afro-Uruguayan grooves mixed with jazz and funk. Candombe is one of the most fascinating grooves from Latin America, a hidden treasure that more and more people are getting to know. 

Admission: 
Free

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