Performance

Autumn Winds, Flutes, and Pianos

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by professor Wendy Rolfe, will present a concert featuring a variety of music, including Latin, baroque, romantic, and more. Lively and lyrical classical favorites, originals by Berklee musicians, and music from across the globe will be performed by some of the college's finest woodwind, piano, and rhythm section players.

Admission: 
Free

Eguie Castrillo and Mar del Norte

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
East Boston Greenway
42 Marginal Street
Boston
MA
United States
02128

Berklee professor Eguie Castrillo is a Grammy Award winner (Arturo Sandoval’s Latin Jazz 1998 record of the year) and an engaging showman who performs year-round along with his mambo/Latin jazz/salsa bands in concerts, festivals, parties, and clubs all around the United States. 

He has performed and recorded with prominent world music figures such as Tito Puente, the Boston Pops, Jennifer Lopez, Donna Summer, Steve Winwood, California Transit Authority (CTA), Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Jones, Arturo Sandoval, KC and the Sunshine Band, Celia Cruz, United Nations Orchestra, and Michael Brecker, and he has sizzled many stages around the world with his infectious rhythm and electrifying performances in Europe, Asia, South America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico.

This concert is part of the annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series, presented by Berklee College of Music, IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. This six-concert series takes place in July and August and is an infectious soundscape of live Latin music and dance, with a strong salsa influence, in parks around the city. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

D Mo's Family Reunion

Monday / November 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The annual D Mo's Family Reunion will celebrate the magic of music, and the newest recipient of the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship Award will be introduced.

Admission: 
Free

Halloween Storytellers

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Now in its 18th year, Storytellers features Berklee singers and singer-songwriters in an intimate concert performance. Since the concert falls on the night before Halloween, expect spooky songs, ghoulish giggles, and devilish delights.

Admission: 
Free

Julien Kasper Band

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitar professor Julien Kasper will lead his trio through an hour of heavy grooves, outrageous psychedelia, and ethereal harmony.

Admission: 
Free

Paulo Stagnaro Quintet

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
United States

Berklee alumnus Paulo Stagnaro, a rising percussionist and producer, is establishing a reputation on the evolving New York music scene. As an integral part of multi Grammy-Award winning Paquito D’Rivera’s Sextet, he has traveled Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. for performances and master classes.

Hailed as a “young master-percussionist” by drumming legend Ralph Peterson, Stagnaro brings together a cast of some of the most talented musicians in New York's Latin music scene, including percussionist and fellow LP artist Marcos Lopez, bassist Danny Torres, pianist Axel Tosca, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jeremy DeJesus. Rooted in the Latin dance tradition, an effort to bridge the gap between the social dance community and its exposure to live music, this project pays homage to a few of the most prolific Cuban and Puerto Rican artists of the last quarter century as well as underexposed genres of Latin dance music, such as timba.

This concert is part of the annual Tito Puente Latin Music Series, presented by Berklee College of Music, IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción,  and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department. This six-concert series takes place in July and August and is an infectious soundscape of live Latin music and dance, with a strong salsa influence, in parks around the city. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Philip Cohen
Paul Henry Smith
Kathleen Stetson
Parviz Parvizi

The Music Business/Management Department and the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) present the 11th Annual Evening With Entrepreneurs.

Panos Panay, founding managing director of BerkleeICE, will interview a panel of successful business entrepreneurs. Panelists will discuss their journey and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

The panel:

Philip Cohen is the cofounder and CEO of AudioCommon, an MIT-founded company that is redefining the way music and media are created and shared in today's interconnected world through its online collaboration platform. Founder of MIT's largest startup accelerator, Beehive Cooperative, Cohen is an active musician and songwriter on Boston's indie rock scene, an MIT Sloan MBA, a former military officer, and a former full-time hockey player.  

Paul Henry Smith is cofounder of Sonation, a Harvard-incubated music technology company that makes tools to empower musicians. Paul founded M.I.T. A.I. Lab spin-off Smith Renaud, Inc. in 1995, where he created web-based application services for nonprofit organizations, including Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, the American Museum of Natural History, the Asia Society, and the City of New York. He was manager of internet communications at Rockefeller University and Yale’s environment school where he translated complex research into visual and animated stories for the public. He produces recordings for composers, musicians, and filmmakers around the world via his production company, the Fauxharmonic Orchestra. Paul studied conducting with Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood and was the first to perform a Beethoven symphony live using only digital instruments. Smith earned a degree in music composition and theory from Oberlin and musicology from Brandeis University.

Parviz Parvizi is cofounder of Clammr, a bite-sized audio platform providing listeners with a continuous stream of personalized, short audio clips. Listeners use Clammr for power feeds of news or music; to discover longer content that they dive into in-app; to create clammrs that they share publicly; and for direct private messaging. He previously was a member of the media practice at McKinsey & Company and studied at Cornell and Yale Law schools.  Parvizi is an audio fanatic, racking up over 500 hours of audio book listening this year and earning 11 out of 15 available Audible power user badges to date.

Kathleen Stetson, cofounder and CEO of Trill, has worked in the arts in front of and behind the curtain for over 10 years. She recently graduated with her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she co-created Hacking Arts, Boston's first festival and hackathon exploring the intersection of arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. Prior to MIT, Stetson was a professional opera singer and an acoustical engineer with Arup in New York City. Her projects included the design of Greece's first national opera house and library with Renzo Piano Building Workshop. She holds a B.A. in music from Harvard University, an M.M. in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music, and an M.S. in architectural acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Admission: 
Free

16th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The oboists of Berklee celebrate 16 years of unique concerts showcasing the double reeds in all genres of music. From baroque to fusion, you are sure to hear something new. Costumes are encouraged. Dress up and join the fun!

Admission: 
Free

Maria Suetina and Sergio Aldana

Tuesday / May 6, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Maria Suetina is a Russian singer-songwriter who studied jazz at the Moscow Conservatory. Sergio Aldana is a Colombian guitarist experienced in rock and pop. They influence each other, performing unexpected repertoire influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Thom Yorke, and Juanes.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Sessions: Tommy Emmanuel

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Tommy Emmanuel
Photo by Allan Clarke

Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist boasts a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native Australia, Emmanuel has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style, which he simply calls “finger style,” is akin to playing the guitar the way a pianist plays a piano: using all 10 fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Emmanuel plays all of that and more on one guitar. Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try out fingerpicking the guitar as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.

Watch Tommy Emmanuel perform a cover of Burt Bacharach’s “Close to You” here:

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