Performance

Mais55

Wednesday / March 15, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester
MA
United States
01608
Mais55

Led by Paula Park, Mais55 is composed entirely of students or recent grads of Berklee College of Music from Brazil. Its mission is to spread the love for Brazilian music and promote Brazilian culture. You’re in for a treat of samba, bossa nova, and more from the fascinating musical universe of Brazil.

Listen to Mais55 play Sinhá:

Admission: 
Free

Midnight Snack / Two Girls

Saturday / May 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Midnight Snack
Two Girls
Midnight Snack
Two Girls

Immediately after graduating from college in Boston, the five members of the art-pop band Midnight Snack hit the road in 2014 for an autumn of touring. By spring of 2015, the group had moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where they settled into a shared house, constructed a studio, and recently completed work on their third album, Child’s Eyes. Midnight Snack has developed a varied and eclectic sound, offering the most personal introspection of their lengthy discography.

Boston-based folk duo Two Girls is made up of Ellen Siberian Tiger and Catherine Joy Parke, who met when they were both students at Berklee. Catherine draws upon her Texas upbringing with a fiddle tone that is sweet and smooth, while Ellen brings her central Pennsylvanian roots to the table with folk-inspired guitar playing. Their combined influences result in a sound infused with breathtaking harmonies that is uniquely their own, one which they've showcased to audiences all across the United States and Europe.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / March 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room at Cafe 939

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present their monthly open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song under five minutes length. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. We'll take 25 writers, and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others do not show up. One song each, no covers, and no drum kits, please. Should not that many people sign up, there will be opportunities to perform a second song.

For more information, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Showcase for Mental Health Awareness

Sunday / March 12, 2017 / 9:30 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Madison Salsman and the Health and Wellness Department proudly present the Showcase for Mental Health Awareness taking place March 12 at the 160 Caf, 9:30PM.
 
The evening will feature student performances of original song, poetry, and monologue that champion the importance of advocacy for mental health support and services for all. 
 
In addition to these performances, we will hear from two Guest Speakers; Dayshawn Simmons, Case Manager and Student Health Liaison in the Health and Wellness Department, and Madison Salsman, final semester Music Therapy major and RA.
 
Performers:
 
Claire Bryant
Nick Zinsius
Sofia Quiñones
Chloe Copoloff
Gabby Tulloch
Peter Jonas
Sydney Shiekman
Elizabeth Diedrick
 
Join us! Food and beverages provided.
 
March 12th, 2017
9:30PM
160 Caf

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Plays the Kennedy Center

Friday / April 14, 2017 / 6:10 p.m.
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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
D.C.
United States
20566

Two outstanding ensembles from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, composed almost entirely of graduate students, will perform on the John F. Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.  The BoCoCelli cello quartet, and No Strings Attached, a brass quintet, will share an hourlong program in our nation's palace of the perfoming arts. 

BoCoCelli is composed of some of the Conservatory's best and brightest cellists, and is directed by Rhonda Rider, chair of the Conservatory's Strings Department. They will perform Tomaso Albioni's Adagio; selections from Giachino Rossini's Barber of Seville; and two pieces by tango master Astor Piazzolla, "Oblivion" and "La Muerte de Angel." They'll close their portion of the concert with a ripping rendition of Lalo Shrifin's Mission Impossible theme.

No Strings Attached includes some of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s finest brass players, directed by Larry Isaacson, associate director of the Music Division and chair of the Brass Department. The ensemble will perform Anthony Plog's "Four Sketches for Brass Quintet"; J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus IX, from The Art of the Fugue. They'll close the concert with the Suite Americana, mvmts. 1, 3, and 5, by Enrique Crespo.

The concert will also be streamed live in high definition video, and archived for later viewingThe performance is free and open to public. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

Watch BoCoCelli's performance of Terry Riley's "In C" at Berklee: 

Admission: 
Free

Cory Henry and Dennis Montgomery: Anything Goes

Sunday / April 23, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Cory Henry and Dennis Montgomery

Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010 he coproduced Jay White's Larger Than Life. Later that year he released his first album Christmas with You, which featured his lively renditions of Christmas classics and prominently showcased his skill as an improvisor. Kim Burrell's Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning Love album, released in 2011, boasted several tracks that were written and produced by Henry. That year he wrote for and produced much of Krishnar Lewis's One Lover's Trilogy album and released his first, Leave You Alone.

Henry is primarily known for harmonically rich organ playing that owes a greater debt to the virtuosic unpredictability of Tatum and Peterson than it does to Jimmy Smith and other members of the Hammond organ pantheon. In his best moments he seems to capture the breadth of the jazz and gospel idioms and produce something altogether new through his unique blending of the two genres. Although he possesses a great deal of technique, in his solos he regularly subordinates it to a narrative arch and exhibits a maturity that surpasses his years. Unlike many virtuosos he is a great accompanist, and perhaps this is why he excels also as a producer and sideman.

At the age of 19, Henry had the opportunity to begin traveling with the Jazz legend Kenny Garrett as his organist in a stint that lasted three years. He has done television work playing on the third season of Sunday's Best for BET and on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He has worked with Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Stanley Brown, Ray Chew and The Crew, P. Diddy, and many others. Henry's awe-inspiring, impromptu YouTube performances have gained him a loyal and sizable following. His latest release, First Steps, was released in the spring of 2014 and went to no.1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.

Dennis Montgomery III is a pianist, organist, and Berklee professor. Montgomery has been the director for the Berklee Reverence Gospel Ensemble for nearly 30 years.

Admission: 
$23.50

Dan Hoffman's Senior Recital: "I Can't Believe They Didn't Expel Me"

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dan Hoffman will perform his senior recital for total percussion at Berklee. He will perform different styles of music on multiple percussion, snare, timpani, marimba, xylophone, and drum set. The recital will feature music from David Reeves, Steven Stucky, Paul Smadbeck, David Mancini, John Beck, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Jerry Leake: Primacy of the Groove

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this performance of African and Indian-derived percussion solos, Jerry Leake traces the origins of musical time, groove, and mathematics, and features drum languages and songs woven into a unique array of traditional instruments. Drawing from more than 30 years of experience, Leake demonstrates the transformative power of language to achieve high levels of limb independence and orchestration, expand potent grooves into large cycles of time, and explore the dynamic concept of phrase rotation.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Mario DeCiutiis: jamKAT–Improvisation through Pattern Recognition

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Musician Mario DeCiutiis, inventor of the MalletKAT, DrumKAT, Drum Intelligent Trigger Interface, and many other products will demo his latest invention: the jamKATor CongaKAT. Don't miss this amazing presentation. The jamKAT is a new hand drum controller that allows the percussionist to control rhythms and melodies in fascinating new ways. This new instrument will demonstrate the paradigm shift in the creative process of improvising.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days: Berklee Marimba Showcase

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's finest student marimbists will perform solo marimba performances on a range of repertoire. The program will end with Philip Carlsen's challenging, intricate, and wonderful quartet "Evening's Sabres."

Admission: 
Free

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