Concert

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

Jeff Claassen, Ayn Inserto, and Nicholas Urie

Thursday / September 12, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee faculty members Jeff Claassen, Ayn Inserto and Nicholas Urie come together to put an evening of new and exciting music together. In a performance by the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, as well as small chamber-sized groups taken from the ensemble, expect to hear some great new brass pieces by Claassen, Inserto’s venture into more colors, textures, and adaptations of pop songs, and Urie’s exploration of new sounds for big band. Overall, this will be a grooving, innovative, fun musical experience of new works.

Admission: 
Free

The Winnie Dahlgren Project

Wednesday / September 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Winnie Dahlgren Project presents an evening of original music ranging from Latin jazz to funk fusion. Dahlgren’s compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe filled with world influences and run the gamut from playful and energetic to sweet and endearing with thoughtful melodies.

Admission: 
Free

The Funkhouser Group

Tuesday / September 10, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Celebrating the release of its fourth CD of original music, the Funkhouser Group returns to David Friend Recital Hall, playing music from the new album. The epitome of progressive yet accessible jazz, the band showcases John Funkhouser’s rich compositions, which incorporate influences from Indian raga to classic rock, from Dave Brubeck to Frank Zappa. This concert will also includes a distinctive odd meter take on Thelonious Monk’s “Little Rootie Tootie” as well as a kaleidoscopic reinvention of the traditional folk-blues classic “House of the Rising Sun.” The Funkhouser Group's performances brim with unostentatious virtuosity and an empathetic warmth that’s irresistible.

Admission: 
Free

Kiwoong Choi's Recital

Wednesday / August 14, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kiwoong Choi presents original tunes and arrangements of standards.

Admission: 
Free

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