Concert

Clannad

Wednesday / October 10, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In a career spanning four decades, Irish group Clannad has made music that entwines the traditional and the modern, the past and the future, with stunningly beautiful results. With their haunting songs, mesmerizing vocals, and captivating sound, the award-winning group has sold over ten million records worldwide. The acclaimed group consists of siblings Moya, Ciaran, and Pol Brennan along with their twin uncles Noel and Padraig Duggan. For this close-knit group, their musical journey is both remarkable in its personal accomplishment and historic in its contributions to Irish culture.

Admission: 
$59.50, $49.50, reserved seating

Glen Hansard

Tuesday / September 18, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Glen Hansard is the Academy Award–winning principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for Irish group the Frames and one half of folk rock duo, the Swell Season.  

He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once. His song, "Falling Slowly," from Once, cowritten with his costar Markéta Irglová, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007.  The broadway production of Once, A New Musical recently won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Admission: 
$35, reserved seating

Five-Week Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 9, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature Five-Week student performances in a variety of ensembles and groups including the Five-Week Motown ensemble, Summer Performance Program Rock Workshop, Five-Week Tower of Power ensemble, and the Instrumentation Showcase All-Star groups. This performance is free.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

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Five-Week Blow-Out

Wednesday / August 8, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will highlight Five-Week students performing in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, funk/fusion, pop/R&B, bluegrass, salsa, and more.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

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Jazz Composition Concert

Wednesday / November 14, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dick Lowell leads a small jazz group in performance of selected student and faculty works.

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Franz Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage

Wednesday / November 14, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In 1858, Franz Liszt published a score containing several piano pieces, the Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), written during a two-year stay in Italy in the late 1830s. The set of compositions of Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage is striking, in that each piece is inspired by a work of visual art, or poetry, or a combination of the two, that Liszt encountered during his journey. Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, and Dante are among the artists and poets whose works Liszt chose to address in his musical compositions.

 
For this concert liberal arts assistant professor Anthony Scibilia will perform three pieces from the Years of Pilgrimage at the piano, and describe the ways in which Liszt has adopted works of visual art and poetry as the basis for his exploration of musical composition. The program will open with the first piece in Liszt's collection, "Il Penseroso"("The Thinker"), modeled after the Medici tomb sculptures, as well as a quatrain of poetic verse, by Michelangelo.  The second piece, "Sposalizio" ("Marriage"; but commonly known as "The Marriage of the Virgin"), is a composition based on the famous painting of the same name by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.  The third and final piece of the program will be the "Dante Sonata," in which Liszt explores at a grand scale the fullest possible range of sonorities and moods, all based on a simple two-note motif that captures the rhythmic gait of Dante's verse in the Divine Comedy.  

In these three pieces, we witness not only Liszt's appreciation of a variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture, and poetry; but also his specific and wide-ranging approach to the formal construction of musical compositions rooted in extra-musical subject matter—a concern as relevant to musicians today as it was when Liszt composed this marvelous set of pieces. In the spirit of Liszt's multidimensional approach to musical composition, this performance and discussion will include projected images of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and others.  

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Wendyam: Soliloquy

Monday / August 6, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Wendyam is a Performance and MPE dual major. This will be his departing concert and senior recital showcasing some funk, Afrobeat, and hip hop covers. He will be joined by a group of stellar musicians he is proud to share the stage with.

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Autumn Winds and Piano and Berklee Flute Choir

Wednesday / November 14, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A lively and lyrical program by the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by woodwinds professor Wendy Rolfe. Music from baroque to contemporary to world, with highlighted new compositions and arrangements by Berklee composers. 

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Kaye Kelly: Wide Open Road

Thursday / November 8, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kaye Kelly debuts music from her new album Wide Open Road in an intimate acoustic setting. 

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Henry Rollins: "Capitalism" Tour

Tuesday / October 30, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grammy Award-winning songwriter/spoken word artist Henry Rollins will perform. The former Black Flag front man has deemed these dates as his "Capitalism" Tour. Over an interdisciplinary three decades, Rollins has garnered mass acclaim in a wide array of mediums, including music, acting, and writing. Program may contain strong language. Grammy award winning songwriter/spoken word artist Henry Rollins will perform at the Berklee Performance Center this October 30th. The former Black Flag front man has entitled these dates as his "Capitalism" Tour. Over an interdisciplinary three decades, Rollins has garnered mass acclaim in a wide array of mediums, including music, acting, and writing. Program may contain strong language.

Admission: 
$29.50, $25, reserved seating

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