Concert

"All Keys" Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

Piano Department faculty members will present an evening of solo piano performances.

Admission: 
Free

Victor Gonzalez's Music

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

Take a musical journey with diverse compositions that explore the sounds and colors of upright bassist Victor Gonzalez.

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Free

Bass Department Student Concert

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

Some of the best up-and-coming students in the Bass Department will perform in a wide variety of styles and setups.

Admission: 
Free

Write of Spring

Wednesday / February 22, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

The Write of Spring concert features compositions performed by a dynamic faculty, encompassing all realms of jazz and leaving you wanting more.

Admission: 
Free

Roswitha, a New Musical - Act I

Monday / March 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Roswitha of Gandersheim

Roswitha of Gandersheim, the first known female playwright, has been called "the most remarkable woman of her time" (the Middle Ages). Raised and highly educated in the court, she spent her later life in a convent. Her dramas in Latin feature strong heroines who endure torture, outwit fathers, spurn lovers, and repent, secluded in a tiny cell, from their sins of the flesh.

To embrace the spirit of this truly unique woman, our Roswitha is drawn from a combination of her known life history, her letters, and the heroines in her plays. Ten cast members and a trio of instrumentalists offer a unique musical style, mixing elements of contemporary musical theater, opera, and medieval organum.

Roswitha will feature a small cast of Berklee faculty, students, staff, and members of the Boston musical theater community.

Kevin Bleau recently recorded demos for Roswitha, his second full-length musical. His short musical The Mission was performed “off-off-Broadway” at the International CringeFest. Kevin directs Berklee College of Music’s annual Curtain Up and has music directed Pippin, Urinetown, Big River, Into the Woods, and Lucky Stiff, among others. Bleau's arrangements have been performed by Crystal Gayle, the Platters, and at Boston’s legendary Hatch Shell. The International Horn Society and Berklee have funded his work.

Admission: 
Free

Mariana Secca

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Mariana Secca

Mariana Secca, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Portugal, will go back to her roots with a concert of original tunes, singing in her native language and in English.

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Free

New Focus

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

Drummer Charles-Henry Volk and his band, New Focus, present a variety of original hard rock and progressive rock songs.

Admission: 
Free

Tribute to Elis Regina

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Berklee Recital Hall

This concert is a tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina, featuring vocalist Mirella Costa and a large ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Let's Play

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 1:45 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty member Bob Gullotti leads his student ensemble, performing compositions they've studied this semester.

Admission: 
Free

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - Night Two: Songs 26-50

Saturday / April 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Stephin Merritt

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing 50 songs, one for each year of the artist’s life, is a release on Nonesuch Records. The album commenced recording on Stephin Merritt’s 50th birthday, February 9, 2015.  

To date, Merritt has written and recorded 10 Magnetic Fields albums, including the popular and critically acclaimed album, 69 Love Songs. A song from that record, "The Book of Love," has been covered by Peter Gabriel, and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films. 

In concert, the music will be played and sung by seven performers in a stage set featuring 50 years of artifacts both musical (vintage computers, reel-to-reel tape decks, newly invented instruments), and decorative (tiki bar, shag carpet, vintage magazines for the perusal of idle musicians). The seven performers each play seven different instruments, traditional (cello, charango, clavichord) or invented in the past 50 years (Slinky guitar, Swarmatron, synthesizer). 

The stage extravaganza will be directed by the award-winning Jose Zayas (Love in the Time of CholeraAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter).

Please note: Each performance will be a separate program, so that the whole album will be performed over two nights: Night One: Songs 1-25, Night Two: Songs 26-50

Admission: 
$35 / $45 / $80 for two nights

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