Concert

Berklee Ensembles: Foundation of Singing with Soul

Wednesday / December 7, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Larry Watson, the Foundation of Singing with Soul Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Music of Paul Simon and Sting

Wednesday / December 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Alain Mallet, the Music of Paul Simon and Sting Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Club d'Elf

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Club d'Elf

Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club d'Elf celebrate the release ofLive at Club Helsinki, an epic double CD that expands the band's mix of jazz, electronica, hip-hop, psychedelia, dub, and Moroccan trance. The music visits touchstones as disparate as John Cage, Studio One, Moroccan Gnawa, and drum 'n' bass. Joining the band for this show is slide guitar wizard (and Berklee professor) David Tronzo, who has performed with Daniel Lanois, Paul Simon, John Hiatt, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, David Sanborn, and Spanish Fly.

Circling about bassist/composer (and Berklee alumnus) Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston, (also a Berklee alumnus), each Club d'Elf performance features a different lineup, drawn from a constellation of some of the most creative improvisors from the jazz, DJ, rock, and world music scenes of Boston and New York City, creating a unique experience for the audience and musicians alike. On Live at Club Helsinki, the band's Moroccan trance influences come through strongly, with Fribgane's mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivard's command of the Moroccan sintir, a three-string bass lute used by the Gnawa, a mystical brotherhood of trance-healers. Derived from ancient sources, trance forms the central core of the Club d'Elf aesthetic, unifying the various genres the band has absorbed. The band will also feature Randy Roos, Berklee Guitar faculty, and Paul Schultheis, associate director, Piano Technology at Berklee. 
 

 

Admission: 
$15 Advance / $18 Day of show / Standing Room Only

Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Larry Watson, the Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble, performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Larry Watson, the Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble, performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Music of Michael Abene

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Michael Abene

This concert features the music of composer/arranger/pianist and artist-in-residence Michael Abene, performed by a large ensemble of some of Berklee’s finest soloists and ensemble players. Abene, who is a multi-Grammy-nominated composer/arranger, composed for Germany’s WDR Big Band from 2004-2014, and has arranged for artists including Paquito d’RiveraJohn Scofield '73 H'97Patti Austin H'00Gary Burton '62 H'89, and Joe Lovano '72 H'98.  

Abene's arrangements are played worldwide, by big band as well as orchestra. His career takes him regularly around the globe, delighting audiences in concert performances, featuring his arrangements for artists such as Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts, Terell Stafford, Dave Taylor, Maceo Parker, Mike Stern, Dave Liebman, saxophonist Bill Evans, Lee Konitz, Jacky Terrasson, Bireli Lagrene, Wycliff Gordon, Kurt Elling, Eddie Daniels, Dianne Reeves, Steps Ahead, John Abercrombie, and Tom Harrell. Abene teaches a course in jazz conducting and has the title of senior lecturer at KUG Jazz Institute in Graz, Austria. 

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

Maxim Lubarsky Collective

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maxim Lubarsky
The music of Brazil and beyond will come to life alongside original material by Maxim Lubarsky, Berklee assistant professor of piano. Lubarsky will lead a piano trio with bass and drums and welcome special guests on saxophone, vocals, and percussion.
 
Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Ensembles: Directed Studies

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Ralph Peterson, the Directed Studies Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Directed Studies

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Ralph Peterson, the Directed Studies Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Radiohead Ensemble

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Bob Schlink, the Radiohead Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

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