Concert

Odua Afro Beat Orchestra

Monday / November 16, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dokun Oke

Odua Afro beat is a musical style associated with the Yoruba kingdom. The Yoruba kingdom is known thoughout the globe for hearing the beauty, color, intense rhythmic manipulation, energetic dance patterns, and other choreography adopted in modern-day hip-hop, Brazilian, and Cuban music.

This concert will feature Dokun Oke with his Afro Beat Orchestra, performing original tunes as well as songs from the Yoruba kingdom. You may think you've seen it all, but this performance will sweep your mind away. This is art; this is music; this is a taste of African rhythm.

Admission: 
$ 8 in advance / $12 day of show

Miles Electric Ensemble

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ken Cervenka, a professor in the Brass Department, presents the Miles Electric Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

OMG Music Fest

Saturday / August 15, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

OMG Music Fest is a concert where many talented artists join together to perform and share their passion for music with young people around the country. At the concerts, fans are given the chance to meet their favorite artists in meet-and-greets.

OMG Music Fest is the brainchild of its host, Lisa McQueen, who is also the aunt of pop sensation Austin Mahone. Past OMG Music Fest artists include Jacob Whitesides, Daniel Skye, Alec Bailey, Kalin and Myles, and Lexi Saal, to name a few. Performers for this show include Nick Tangorra, Gavin Becker, Dylan Holland, Reed Deming, and Jonah Marais. 

Admission: 
$77 Platinum / $49 Silver / $25 general admission

Mixed World Ensemble

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Mixed World Ensemble—an eclectic student septet—will perform several compositions in an afternoon concert, including "Elm," by Richie Beirach; "Rest My Simple Mind," by Florian Ross; Mohammed-Ali Kammoun's "Blues Turan;" two works by the group's director, Alain Mallet, associate professor of ensemble—"Salif" and "Blessed is the Empty Soul;" and "Yoshi Cree Que El Jardin Es La Selva," which was written by one of the group's members, Benjamin Furman.

The Mixed World Ensemble:

Noah Conrad, trumpet

James Heazlewood Dale, bass

Benjamin Furman, piano 

Raphael Lehnen, drums

Justin Poon, guitar

Seifeddine Helal, percussion

Admission: 
Free

Ai Yamashita: My Favorite Things

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Ai Yamashita

Pianist Ai Yamashita showcases original compostions, jazz, and Japanese songs with her group. 

Admission: 
Free

Singers Night

Tuesday / November 3, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, between 120 and 180 voice students audition for the opportunity to be cast in Singers Night, one of the Voice Department's premiere shows. Join us for this high-energy concert featuring the students who were chosen during this process performing solo and in small groups.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues Student Showcase

Tuesday / October 27, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues Student Showcase is the annual student showcase concert featuring the best student jazz and blues guitarists and their bands. The performers are chosen from dozens of applicants who submit demos to participate. Students will show off their jazz and blues skills in a night filled with incredible tunes and rich sounds.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Bury Me Standing: Balkan Folk Traditions Meet Progressive Metal

Monday / October 19, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The members of Bury Me Standing half-jokingly refer to their music as "gypsy dirge-core," a strange intertwining of Balkan folk songs, progressive metal, and psychedelic rock. Their core instrumentation is on the bizarre side, including marimba lumina, drums and tupan, electric and prepared upright bass, acoustic and electric violin, and (mostly female) vocals.

Bury Me Standing was cofounded by Vessela Stoyanova, a Bulgarian marimbist who grew up behind the Iron Curtain listening to American metal, and Nate Greenslit, an American prog-rock drummer who became enamored with Balkan folk music. The band has long included Tony Leva, an American bassist influenced by free jazz. Its core personnel has been rounded out by Yasmine Azaiez, a Tunisian violinist/vocalist who left the classical world for the avant garde, and Burcu Guleç, a Turkish vocalist developing her own microtonal system.

This show will also feature a number of guest musicians, including a number of recent Berklee graduates and Berklee faculty. 

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Musical Odyssey III: Manos and Mikis

Thursday / October 15, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis

This concert by the Greek Music Ensemble will feature the music of the two most important Greek composers of the 20th century, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. The performance will include multimedia, interactive moments where live sound blends with recorded speech, movie clips, and other resources related to the life and work of these two composers.

Both Hadjidakis and Theodorakis are internationally known figures, Hadjidakis partly due to his Oscar for his music in the movie Never on Sunday. The type of music that they have composed belongs to the genre generally called Greek art music of the 20th century. Much of this music uses lyrics that come from the greatest Greek poets of the century, including two Nobel laureates: Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Mark Walker and the Rhythm of the Americas Project

Wednesday / October 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Mark Walker

The Rhythm of the Americas Project is the result of Grammy-winning drummer/composer Mark Walker's long-time stints with a wide range of artists in the jazz, Latin, and world music genres such as Oregon, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, and the Caribbean Jazz Project. Here he presents his original music, written in various rhythmic styles of the Caribbean and South America, with a combination of drums, percussion, piano/keyboards, saxophone, and guitar.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

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