Concert

Best of Jazz Composition in Fall 2013

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

A collection of the best student compositions from the fall semester.

Admission: 
Free

Jordan Brooks: The Complete Percussionist

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

This program includes a wide range of music that revolves around percussion as the main voice. The program includes a marimba concerto, xylophone concerto, timpani solo, multipercussion solo, and pop compositions and arrangements by Jordan Brooks for marimba and rhythm section.

This concert is unlike any other at Berklee. It exposes "complete percussionist" to the audience in an intimate setting and uses as many percussion voices and musical genres as possible.

Admission: 
Free

The World is Too Much

Friday / November 15, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

With influences and interests that range from metal to the folk music (passing by styles like jazz, R&B, and funk) of countries in Latin America, Europe, and North America, Felipe Guzmán presents an eclectic and rich blend of his experiences as an artist, a musician, and a human being that seeks to affect physically and emotionally every person he can. Hopefully, this artistic proposal will make you move your head and your hips, but will also make you smile and cry.

With a marimba, some African, Brazilian, Caribbean, and Colombian drums, a guitar, a drum set, a bass, a piano, a keyboard, and maybe some horns, Guzmán will try to paint with music the effect that the world's immense diversity has had on him throughout the years.

Original compositions and arrangements, plus music from artists like Michael League, Henry Castro, Joao Bosco, Mauricio Zotarelli, Dhaffar Youssef, Robert "Sput" Searight, and many more will be the argument of this artistic statement.

Admission: 
Free

Storytellers Unplugged

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Nine of Berklee's most exciting singer-songwriters and vocal interpreters present a special acoustic concert performance, revealing the stories behind the songs.

Admission: 
Free

Henrique De Almeida and World News

Thursday / October 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Drummer Henrique De Almeida presents his fusion band, World News, an all-Berklee-faculty ensemble. He join forces with fusion greats Steve Hunt on keyboards, Sal Difusco on guitar, Dino Govani on saxophone, and Joe Santerre on bass.

This performance is a celebration of fusion music styles of past and present. The band is a vehicle for members to contribute and present their individual narrative in the context of artistic collective improvisations.

World News represents a fusion of many influences that reflect the bandmates' many travels and life experiences in Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. This is an energetic ensemble that is sure to inspire the audience.

Come and partake in this joyful evening of original compositions and fusion classics.

 

Admission: 
Free

Avant-Garde Solo Percussion

Wednesday / September 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Conducting faculty member Jeffrey Means performs works for solo percussion from the European avant-garde. Pierluigi Billone and Martin Smolka are among the composers represented.

Admission: 
Free

Music Therapy Supervisor Reception

Thursday / October 10, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

The Music Therapy Department presents the music therapy supervisor reception.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Showcase 2013

Thursday / August 8, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This concert features a variety of Five-Week student ensembles including the Motown Ensemble, directed by Larry Watson, the Five-Week Jazz All Stars, the Five-Week Funk Fusion All Stars, and the Five-Week Rock All Stars. The Five-Week Tower of Power Ensemble will also be featured.

A variety of genres will be represented including Motown, jazz, rock and funk/fusion.

Admission: 
Free

Shuruaat: Clinton Cerejo Meets Berklee

Tuesday / November 26, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Clinton Cerejo

The Indian Ensemble at Berklee is one of the largest and most diverse ensembles at Berklee, with musicians currently representing 34 countries. Its fall concert will feature Clinton Cerejo, one of the most well-known names in Indian music today. A versatile multi-instrumentalist, a highly sought-after vocalist and vocal arranger in the booming Indian advertising and film industry, and a gifted and experienced composer, Cerejo has mastered the art of merging Western theoretical and harmonic concepts with Indian classical and folk music. He has worked extensively with acclaimed artists, including A. R. Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and Kailash Kher. Cerejo’s signature sound is recognized and appreciated not only in India, but in international circles as well. His song “Madari,” featuring Vishal Dadlani and Sonu Kakkar, went viral on YouTube, scoring more than 1.5 million views. 

Watch an exclusive interview with Clinton Cerejo at Berklee here:

Directed by Indian Berklee alumna and faculty member, Annette Philip, "Shuruaat" (meaning, "beginning") will celebrate Cerejo's signature sound, and will also premiere new student compositions, with repertoire encompassing Indian classical, Quwali, folk, Indian rock, and Indo-jazz music. 

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Piano Department Keyboard Workshop Faculty Concert

Tuesday / August 20, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Piano faculty members will perform in a trio setting.

Admission: 
Free

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