Concert

Metal Guitar Night

Wednesday / October 31, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert showcasing the talents of Berklee's premier metal musicians. An evening of fierce riffage and guitar pyrotechnics is guaranteed. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Singers Night

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singers Night is a concert sponsored by the Voice Department showcasing Berklee's top vocal talent. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

 

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

Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Student Showcase

Tuesday / October 16, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Abigail Aronson Zocher

Presented by the Guitar Department and directed by Abigail Aronson Zocher, this showcase features some of the finest student guitarist/singer-songwriters at Berklee, playing a variety of guitar-grounded songs in a variety of guitar-grounded instrumentations. Featuring groupings ranging from guitar and string quartet, to guitar and brass trio, to solo guitar and voice, and many more. This yearly concert is now in its third season. 

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Business of Hip-Hop Symposium

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kevin Liles

The sixth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: The Best in the Business is presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management Department (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) and provides dynamic, cutting-edge insight by the people behind the most prominent names in the genre. The event includes a conversation with Kevin Liles (top-tier industry executive and manager for Trey Songz, D'Angelo, and Young Jeezy) plus a showcase/critique panel called Show Me What You Got! where a lucky few will be called from the audience to perform on the spot and hear critique from Noah "40" Shebib (producer for Drake, Alicia Keys, and L'il Wayne), Courtney Harrell '01 (Grammy-winning songwriter for Chris Brown, plus John Legend, Rodney Jerkins, and Kelly Rowland), Rob Lewis '94 (music director/arranger for Diddy's Making the Band on VH1, NKOTB, Christina Aguilera, and Patti LaBelle), and Darcie Nicole '01 (Boston Hip-Hop Alliance, "...Ask Darcie," and Velvet Stylus).

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three, and save.

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

Voices from the Village

Tuesday / October 9, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Joey Blake

Come and celebrate with us the release of Joey Blake and the Singing Tribe's new CD, Voice from the Village. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

One Long Groove with the George W. Russell Jr. Trio

Tuesday / September 25, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A groove-oriented, fresh-sounding trio playing original music along with arrangements of standard jazz tunes. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Rockapella: Motown and More

Friday / September 14, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Rockapella's latest show, Motown and More, pays tribute to the music of Motown with unique versions of hit songs from the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and more.

Among other Rockapella favorites, the concert will include songs like the Temptations' "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and the Jackson 5's "Stop the Love You Save," and "Dancin' Machine." New for 2012, Motown and More combines the signature sound and staging of Rockapella with the distinctive rhythm and groove of Motown music.

 

 

Admission: 
$31, $26, $21, reserved seating

Mark Walker and the Rhythm of the Americas

Monday / October 1, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and Berklee professor Mark Walker presents a powerful and intoxicating blend of jazz improvisation with the rhythms and percussion of South America, the Caribbean, and North America. His new ensemble, the Rhythm of the Americas, is a virtual wall of rhythm, sound, and color, and features two percussionists, Hammond organ, piano, guitar, saxophone, bass, and drums.

Walker formed this group to balance the two sides of music he’s been involved in for over two decades: the tradition and folklore of his work with Paquito D’Rivera, Caribbean Jazz Project, Andy Narell, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Michel Camilo, and the expansive world jazz styles of Lyle Mays, Oregon, and Ralph Towner.

At the core of the group are two masters of percussion from Berklee: assistant professor Ernesto Diaz (from Colombia) and Berklee alumnus Marcus Santos (from Brazil). Together these three percussion virtuosos drive the ensemble with passion, groove, and fire. The trio itself has been featured in concert at PASIC, the international percussion convention.

The group also features Berklee faculty members Alain Mallet (piano), Tim Miller (guitar), Aubrey Johnson (vocals), Dave Limina (Hammond organ), and Dan Ian Smith (woodwinds), and Berklee alumnus Andres Rotmistrovsky (electric bass). These masters of improvisation and leaders in their own right provide all the elements of an exciting and rewarding musical experience for all listeners.

The music is composed of Walker’s compositions, including the Grammy-nominated “Deep Six” recorded by Oregon and “What About That!” which was featured on Paquito D’Rivera Quintet’s Grammy-winning CD Funk Tango. Other compositions are featured in Walker’s instructional book World Jazz Drumming (Berklee Press/Hal Leonard). 

This concert will be a very exciting evening for the group, as it will be the band’s first recording. This concert will also be broadcast live on Berklee's BIRN radio network and stream live on concertwindow.com.

For more information, visit markwalkerdrums.com.

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package.  Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

Bringing Music Therapy to Northern Uganda

Tuesday / March 26, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In May 2007, music therapy professor Karen Wacks, traveled with eight Berklee students to Kenya on a service learning trip sponsored by Musicians for World Harmony (MWH), a nonprofit group created by former Ugandan refugee, Samite Mulondo. Since that time, the relationship with MWH has continued and in February 2013, Wacks returned from Uganda with Samite.  

Together, they will be presenting their work on using music performance and therapy for ex-child soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army’s (LRA) to address issues of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual development.

Wacks is in her 16th year as a faculty member at Berklee. She is committed to helping students at Berklee stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit, and continues to serve and participate in the steering committee for the Performance Wellness Institute as well as the Graduate Programs Steering Committee.  She serves as a consultant to the Musico Terapia Latino America Coalition, an international alliance of music therapists from Latin America and travels to explore the healing aspects of music internationally. In February, she was sponsored by Musicians for World Harmony and executive director, Mulondo to travel to Uganda to develop a feasibility study on using music performance and therapy for those in need.   She is the clinical training coordinator for the Music Therapy Department and continues to play French horn with the Berklee Faculty Brass Ensemble. 

The world-renowned musician, Mulondo, was born and raised in Uganda, where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute. When he was 12, a music teacher placed a Western flute in his hands, setting him on his way to becoming one of East Africa's most acclaimed flutists. He immigrated to the United States in 1987 and now he and his wife Sandra, make their home in Ithaca, New York. Today, his smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes mesmerize audiences throughout the world. He serves as the executive director of the nonprofit, Musicians for World Harmony and is committed to bringing music for healing to refugee camps, orphanages, and programs in Africa. Most recently, Mulondo composed the soundtrack for the film, Addiction Incorporated, and his ninth CD, Trust, (inspired by the soundtrack for the film) was released in 2012.

Admission: 
Free

Tribute to Whitney Houston

Wednesday / January 23, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Jetro Da Silva, a longtime keyboardist, pianist, arranger, and friend of the late Whitney Houston, will pay tribute to her with his students.

Da Silva first met Houston in 1999 while rehearsing with her band. He played keyboards and arranged while touring with Houston, and in her last world tour he played the keyboards and the acoustic guitar. In his own words, “I saw her as spiritual, anointed, beautiful, talented, and blessed with a beautiful voice. To me, she was not just a singer. I dare to say that she was a trumpet to the world. Her mission on this planet was bigger than just have a unique voice.”
 
This tribute is also a reunion for Da Silva and Berklee classmate Michael Trammel, the music executive and former BMG Distribution/Arista Records manager. Special guests will include Gary Michael Houston, Whitney Houston's nephew, and Shalotte Gibson, a longtime lead background singer and friend of Houston.
 
Prior to the concert there will be an intimate Whitney Houston Symposium. It will be held in room 1A  at 1140 Boyston Street at 1:30 p.m., with special guests speaking about never-before-shared intimate moments and stories about Houston on the road, expert music industry insights into her rise within the music industry, and moments for the community to share their stories with members of the Houston family and friends.
Da Silva is a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music. He has performed with Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Gladys Knight, Mary Mary, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.

 

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

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