Concert

Bleep Blop Featuring Sandeep Das, Grammy-Nominated Tabla Maestro

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble will appear with the legendary tabla player Sandeep Das. This concert launches Bleep Blop’s fourth season and the beginning of a yearlong collaboration with Das. This is his first foray into live electronics.

The music will feature electronically manipulated tabla, analog synthesis, live video, and a new work for iPad ensemble. Bleep Blop's prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, the ensemble is going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.

Performer and composer Das, twice nominated for Grammy Awards, performs regularly with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma as well as several internationally renowned artists. Das's very extensive bio can be read here.

Bleep Blop is an ensemble dedicated to the merging of acoustic performers with live electronics. The ensemble is dedicated to an overhaul of the concert experience and aims to provide an interactive environment for audiences.

Listen to Bleep Blop music here.

Admission: 
Free

Hyunseung “Leo” Kim's Fusion Recital

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Guitarist Hyunseung “Leo” Kim and band will perform original fusion tunes. He will be joined by special guest guitarist and Berklee associate professor Sal DiFusco.

Admission: 
Free

Eunjin Ahn: Music Is the Life

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist and vocalist Eunjin Ahn presents warm, touching music from her heart, accompanied by great musician friends.

Admission: 
Free

Norm Zocher's Electric Strings Quartet

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Norm Zocher

Guitarist and composer Norm Zocher brings his exciting genre-bending Electric Strings Quartet to the Berklee Performance Center. This concert, which draws from the classical and rock traditions, is the latest in a series of collaborations with Berklee faculty violinist Mimi Rabson. The program will feature excerpts from Zocher’s composition “Rock Ethic” for solo violin, which was commissioned by Rabson with a Berklee grant. It premiered in New York City by former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, and was featured in Strings magazine. The concert will also include Zocher’s orchestral work, “Slow and Heavy,” which was played by the Berklee World Strings under Rabson’s baton. Along with Zocher on guitars and Rabson on violin, the Electric Strings Quartet features Berklee professor Bruno Raberg on bass, and Dave Jamrog on drums.

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

Manuel Kaufmann Nonet: Forward Motion

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Manuel Kaufmann

The Manuel Kaufmann Nonet is capable of a powerful sound without sacrificing the intimacy of a small jazz ensemble. The group will perform original music and a few arrangements.

Admission: 
Free

Shostakovich and Hojnacki: Together Again

Thursday / September 19, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Tom Hojnacki
Photo by Hiro Honshoku

Pianist/composer Tom Hojnacki and cellist Leo Eguchi offer the premiere of Hojnacki’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano.” The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano.”

Admission: 
Free

The Michael Wartofsky Songbook III

Wednesday / September 18, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Michael Wartofsky

Enjoy an eclectic mix of soulful pop, R&B, and cabaret songs with music and lyrics by Berklee harmony/songwriting professor Michael Wartofsky. A rhythm section and strings will back up a talented lineup of faculty and student vocalists for a variety-filled evening of contemporary song.

Admission: 
Free

Larry Bell: A Little Light Music

Tuesday / September 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Larry Bell
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Faculty composer Larry Bell presents a variety of pieces with a “pop” flavor for voice and piano; piano four hands; double bass and piano; and trumpet, tenor saxophone, and piano.

Admission: 
Free

String Department Faculty Concert

Monday / September 16, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Please join the Berklee String Department faculty for its annual concert welcoming new and returning students.

Admission: 
Free

Jeffrey Means: Solo Percussion

Monday / September 16, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Jeffrey Means

Jeffrey Means performs European avant-garde works for solo percussion from Pierluigi Billone, Martin Smolka, and others.

Admission: 
Free

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