Concert

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A class recital: Advanced Latin and jazz vocal performance, directed by Mili Bermejo. Students choose, write, and arrange their songs from various countries, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and others. The staff band and students work on arrangements that reflect both, jazz and Latin music aesthetics.

Admission: 
Free

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the newly created American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Admission: 
Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 5, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department come together to perform an eclectic program of choral and instrumental music. The program includes the MUED Concert Choir, Big Band, and Orff Ensemble, and always offers a great evening of music and a few wonderful surprises.

Admission: 
Free

Brass Showcase

Monday / November 4, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A concert of all brass music played by brass ensembles at Berklee. Faculty members Greg Fritze and Charles Lewis will direct.

Admission: 
Free

15th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 28, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The double reeds of Berklee come together to present our unique sounds in solo, chamber, and fusion ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Snarky Puppy

Sunday / September 29, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Snarky Puppy
David Fiuczynski

With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your FriendsSnarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. 

The three-time Dallas Observer Music Award winning group (Best Jazz Act 2008, 2009, 2010) fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—of audiences. In her seminal 2010 book The New Face of Jazz, Cicily Janus called the group "one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson's fusion years."

The core of the group, now based  in Brooklyn, features Grammy Award winners Robert "Sput" Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.

David Fiuczynski and the Planet Microjam Institute kick off the night.

Admission: 
$22 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $25 day of show, reserved seating

Esterhazy Quartet in Concert

Thursday / October 24, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Esterhazy Quartet will play a concert for string quartet from the classic and modern repertoire.

Throughout its distinguished career, the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Beethoven Society in Chile. The Esterhazy Quartet has garnered international accolades from critics, who have praised the quartet for its intelligence and refinement.

 

Admission: 
Free

Dan Bowden Group

Tuesday / October 22, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Originals and covers performed by the Dan Bowden Group.

Admission: 
Free

Esterhazy Quartet Reading and Recording Session

Tuesday / October 22, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Esterhazy Quartet will present a reading and recording session of original compositions written by Berklee student composers.

Admission: 
Free

Esterhazy Quartet Reading and Recording Session of Original Music

Monday / October 21, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Esterhazy Quartet will present a reading and recording session of original compositions written by Berklee student composers.
 

Admission: 
Free

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