Concert

Changing the Narrative Presents Music for a Cause: A Benefit Concert

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Bill's Bar & Lounge, 5 Lansdowne St
Boston
MA
02215

Changing the Narrative and the Berklee Student Government Association present Music for a Cause: A Benefit Concert. 

All proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders, an organization that brings medical aid to refugees around the world.

The event is for students 21+ years old.

For tickets, email sga@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
$5 pre-sale, $7 at the door (including one raffle ticket)

Maher Beauroy: An Lot Soley

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maher Beauroy

Maher Beauroy, a Caribbean pianist born in Martinique, presents his new creation, An Lot Soley. This quintet is the fruit of his new inspirations cultivated in the U.S. and the result of a real meeting of minds on a human and cultural level between the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, and Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Night: Rock and Pop

Monday / March 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This highlight concert of the Guitar Department will feature selected student-led ensembles that represent some of the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee. Many students consider it to be one of their highest personal achievements to be chosen for this performance.

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

EPD Senior Showcase

Wednesday / December 7, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

EPD Seniors present their EP-491 final projects. Featuring:

Christophe Classe
Ricardo Cutolo
Dylan Edmunds
Alejandro Gonzalez Melo
Dragi Ivanov
Joon Hyun Kim
Taylor Lewis
Wesley Powell
Ricardo Washington Mac Gregor

All are welcome!

Admission: 
Free

Electronics Improvisation Ensemble - Battle of the Improv Bands

Tuesday / November 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
2  finely tuned groups, each capable of dynamic expression from subtle to extreme...
Buchla and other modular rigs, lots of tempo "linked" Ableton rigs, voice controlled synths, moog voyager and more...... don't miss it!
 
 
All-Star Cast streaming live from the Cosmos
Admission: 
Free

Black Lives Matter: Sankofa

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

The Black Lives Matter Concert series at Berklee is a student-curated, produced, and performed effort to educate through words and music on the historical, systemic, institutional, and socio-economic events of our time that have contributed to both the progress and disenfranchisement of people of the African Diaspora. This year's concert will highlight vital periods in the history of struggles for liberation, set to a soundtrack of moving and motivational music, reflective of those times in history and present day. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "Go back and get it." Used to reflect the common adage "if we don't know our history, we are doomed to repeat it," Sankofa asks us to retrieve the lessons of our past to improve our present and future.

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

Bridget’s An Irish Tradition Presents Celtic Crossings: Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney

Saturday / March 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Andy Cooney​, Geraldine Branagan, and Phil Coulter​
Phil Coulter, from Derry, Northern Ireland, and Andy Cooney, from New York, once again join forces to present the masterful Celtic Crossings, weaving a tapestry of Irish warmth, spirit, and culture through music. This concert promises an evening of Celtic tranquility, showcasing the outstanding music of Coulter, featuring some of his classic songs sung by the internationally renowned entertainer Andy Cooney. Special guests include Irish vocalist Geraldine Branagan, World Champion Irish dancer Conor O’Brien (of Lord of the Dance) and the Irish Pops Ensemble.  
Admission: 
$39 / $59 / $99

Jazz at the Arsenal: A Jazzy Christmas with the Kevin Harris Project Featuring Berklee Faculty

Wednesday / December 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Kevin Harris

When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad.

One of the captivating elements of the Kevin Harris Project is the level of comfort and understanding the musicians have with one another as they dive into soulfully expressive conversations and playful exchanges of ideas. Both live and recorded performances reflect Harris’s determination to capture his audience through explorative interactions. 

Among Harris's most notable collaborations are Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Francisco Mela, Avishai Cohen, Eddie Gomez, and many others. Harris performs at renowned national and international venues—Blue Note (NYC, Boston, and Milan), Smalls Jazz club, Mezzrow Jazz Club, JazzHus Montmartre, and Wally's, to name a few. ​As a leader, Harris has released five albums.

Harris is currently on the faculty at Berklee College of Music where he has taught piano, jazz ensembles, and summer theory classes; he is also an MIT-affiliated artist. Committed to the community and to getting youth involved in music, Harris has also conducted local and international clinics in both public and private schools throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the United States.

Harris thrives on communication. A typical performance involves interacting with the audience that in turn inspires a sense of joyful connectedness and community.

"Participation,” Harris says, "is what keeps our souls alive." 

 

Admission: 
$20/ $18 Arsenal members/ $15 students (plus fees)

Suzanne Ciani and Modular Synthesizer Performance

Wednesday / November 30, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215
Suzanne Ciani

Electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani will join us at Berklee this year as a scholar in electronic music. She will be on campus for two weeks per semester, working with classes, meeting with students and faculty, and developing new creative work to be presented at the College. For her first visit, November 28 through December 9, she will focus on composing and performing with the Buchla modular synthesizer and talking about her work as an electronic performer. 

About Suzanne Ciani 

Suzanne Ciani is a pioneer of electronic music in the United States. In the early 1970s she studied composition at the University of California at Berkley, and while there, she began working with synthesizer designer Don Buchla. Her knowledge and passion for the Buchla synthesizer led to a successful career as a synthesist and commercial sound designer. Throughout the 1970s, her work led to the creation of iconic sounds for commercials and video games, working with companies such as Coca Cola, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, and General Electric.

In 1981 Ciani became the first woman to score a major full-length Hollywood release, Lilly Tomlin’s The Incredible Shrinking Woman. In 1982 she began a career as a solo artist, producing instrumental music that combined electronic and acoustic instruments, picking up five Grammy nominations and numerous industry awards. In the past two years, her career has come full circle with a return to her electronic roots, performing solo modular synthesizer concerts. She was a featured artist at Moogfest 2016, and a documentary film of her career is slated for release in 2017.

Admission: 
Free, but due to overwhelming response we are at capacity already as priority goes to Berklee students.

Berklee Ensembles: Neo Soul

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Jacques Schwarz-Bart, the Neo Soul Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

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