Concert

Byungseok Lee: Labyrinth, Resolution

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Byungseok Lee presents his original songs and covers.

Admission: 
Free

Pianist Haneul Park: Beginning

Wednesday / July 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Haneul Park plays a set of jazz standards and new arrangements.

Admission: 
Free

Alto Saxophonist Rie Oguchi: 50min

Wednesday / July 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Alto saxophonist Rie Oguchi performs her first Berklee recital. She will play a set of covers and new arrangements in the styles of funk and R&B.

Admission: 
Free

Yoron Israel & High Standards - Jazz Night

Tuesday / June 18, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Renowned drummer Yoron Israel will be performing with his quartet, High Standards, featuring Lance Bryant on saxophone, Laszlo Gardony on piano and Henry Lugo on bass. He will perform selections from his latest critically acclaimed recording, Visions – Tribute to Stevie Wonder, as well as works from previous recordings.

Admission: 
Berklee Community: Free in advance / $4 day-of Public: $12

Steelpan Concert

Wednesday / June 19, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Steelpan artist Ron Reid will be featured in a concert with his friends performing original works and selections from his native Trinidad.

Admission: 
Free

Vibraphone Concert

Tuesday / June 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Master vibraphonist Ed Saindon and his group will be leading a concert that will feature jazz standards and original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / June 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Marimba concert featuring marimba virtuoso Nancy Zeltsman.

Admission: 
Free

Mark O'Connor Berklee Summer String Festival Concert

Friday / June 28, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Grammy-Award winning musician Mark O'Connor and Berklee College of Music are delighted to announce the Mark O'Connor String Festival's 3rd Annual Grand Finale Concert on Friday, June 28, at 8:00 pm. The concert features O’Connor and some of the world’s top string players in a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, bluegrass, world, and more. This concert concludes the weeklong Mark O’Connor/ Berklee College of Music Summer String Program, an event for string students to partake in one of three tracks: the string program, featuring an all-star faculty from around the country; an O’Connor Method teacher training program; and the O’Connor Method day program for beginners.

Admission: 
Berklee Community: Free in advance / $4 day-of Public: $12

Mark O'Connor String Quartet with the Berklee Roots Orchestra

Thursday / June 27, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Mark O'Connor

Mark O’Connor String Quartet features Mark O’Connor on violin, Kelly Hall-Tompkins on violin, Gillian Gallagher on viola, and Patrice Jackson on cello. Among the most talented and exciting string players on the scene, these four virtuosi combine for an unforgettable evening of exploring new musical territory. The concert’s offerings will include O’Connor’s String Quartet No. 2 (“Bluegrass”), which features blazingly intricate rhythms, “soulful, high lonesome harmonies,” and achingly beautiful melodies. O’Connor’s latest, String Quartet No. 3 (“Old-Time”) was composed on commission for the Quadricentennial of the Hudson River. Each member of the group also partakes in high-flying, virtuoso duets and each of these works draws on O’Connor’s own well-documented (and uniquely American) musical history.

The Berklee Roots Orchestra will also perform. The string ensemble is comprised of participants of the Mark O’Connor/Berklee Summer String Festival and will be directed by Berklee faculty cellist Eugene Friesen. The ensemble will present a program featuring violin soloists Mark O’Connor, Darol Anger, Yale Strom, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. The concert will feature new music from American, klezmer and hip-hop traditions.

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

Faculty Blowout Concert With Dave Samuels

Friday / June 21, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Dave Samuels

Dave Samuels has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. He is recognized for his fresh sound and creative approach to both the vibraphone and marimba. Samuels has demonstrated his versatility and gained worldwide recognition by performing and recording with a broad scope of artists, including Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, the Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby, Frank Zappa, the Fantasy Band, and Spyro Gyra.

For more than a decade, Samuels has been performing and recording with his group the Caribbean Jazz Project, whose most recent album, Afro Bop Alliance, received a Grammy Award nomination and a Latin Grammy Award. Its recording The Gathering won the Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Latin Jazz Album. Samuels is also a member of Double Image, a vibe-marimba duo consisting of him and David Friedman, who have performed for 30 years. Samuels’s association with Spyro Gyra lasted from 1977 to 1994 and includes 20 recordings. During that time, the Grammy Award-nominated group was named No. 1 Contemporary Jazz Artist and Contemporary Jazz Group of the 1980s by Billboard magazine.

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

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