Performance

Creative Ensemble Collective Boston 2014

Saturday / January 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Creative Ensemble Collective, in association with Berklee College of Music, presents the final concert of the second annual CEC Boston Workshop. The performance includes an international lineup and features new music composed and developed as part of the weeklong program.

The CEC is a nonprofit organization fostering and expanding the development and dissemination of exceptional and diverse music through live performances and studio recordings. The CEC facilitates intensive music workshops focused on collaboration, improvisation, composition, performance, and studio work in cities around the world.

Admission: 
Free

Giorgi Mikadze Group

Tuesday / February 18, 2014 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Giorgi Mikadze

Giorgi Mikadze and his group will perform both original and famous pop tune arrangements mixed with different genres, such as Georgian folk, jazz, and fusion.

Mikadze began playing piano at age five and performed a piano concerto with a symphony orchestra by age 12. Hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, Mikadze started composing music at age 14 and, after discovering the music of Oscar Peterson, quickly fell in love with jazz.

After graduating from the V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Mikadze earned a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he has become known for his skill as a fantastic pianist and a composer adept at many styles. He was recently selected for the competitive Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where he performed for three nights.

Mikadze has also performed with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra. He served as musical director for Berklee’s tribute to Quincy Jones and he has composed for plays at the Rustaveli National Theatre in Georgia. He has played jazz with renowned artists such as Roy Hargrove, Patti Austin, and Justin DiCioccio, among others, and he has received awards at international piano competitions in Georgia, Ukraine, and the United States.

Watch Giorgi Mikadze perform "Georgian Shepherd" with his trio here:

Admission: 
Free

Can Kemal: Dreams of Bosphorus

Tuesday / February 18, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Can Kemal

Turkish drummer Can Kemal presents his senior recital, performing compositions from both the traditional and modern Turkish repertoire in a contemporary group setting. He will be accompanied by diverse musicians from the Middle East and the United States. As a group, they will bring the sounds of Bosphorus, the body of water between Europe and Asia in the city of Istanbul.

Admission: 
Free

Nicolas Sylvestre Group

Monday / February 3, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Nicolas Sylvestre Group

Nick Sylvestre and his quintet will play a collection of jazz pieces and some original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Cadenza: Olivia Fortunato's Senior Recital

Tuesday / February 4, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Olivia Fortunato

Harpist Olivia Fortunato performs classical solos, chamber pieces, and concertos in her final recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Jacinta Clusellas and Tomás Latorre

Tuesday / February 11, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Jacinta Clusellas and Tomás Latorre

Tomas Latorre and Jacinta Clusellas, two young composers from Argentina, will present their original compositions and arrangements in the style of Argentine folk, South American fusion, jazz, and more. The concert will feature Tiago Michelin on drums; Josh Plotner on alto saxophone, clarinet, and flute; Lihi Haruvi on alto saxophone and soprano saxophone; Jacinta Clusellas on guitar and vocals; Tomás Latorre on bass and guitar; and special guests.

The event will be broadcast live on the BIRN and recorded. 

Admission: 
Free

Bill Pierce Quartet

Monday / February 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Bill Pierce

Renowned saxophonist and educator Bill Pierce will perform at this Jazz at the Arsenal concert. Pierce, chair of Berklee’s Woodwinds Department, is a 1972 Berklee College of Music graduate who has appeared with artists such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. In 1980, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, serving as music director and sharing the bandstand with other talented musicians such as Donald Harrison, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and Bobby Watson.

After three years of recording and touring with Blakey, Pierce joined Berklee’s Woodwind Department while remaining active in both Boston and New York scenes and regularly performing with the Freddie Hubbard Quintet. In 1985, Pierce joined the Tony Williams Quintet. He made five recordings with Williams and toured Europe, Asia, and America. He has also recorded several albums under his own name for the Sunnyside label. Since 1999, Bill has been a member of the Kevin Eubanks Quartet, which has released five recordings. In addition to his many performances and recordings, Pierce is an internationally recognized music educator who has presented clinics in Europe, Asia, and South America as well as throughout the United States.

Admission: 
$20/$18 members; $15 students

Onna Lou

Tuesday / January 29, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Onna Lou is an Argentinean singer and songwriter mixing rock, pop, jazz, folk and tango. A student majoring in contemporary writing and production at Berklee, Onna Lou will be joined by her band and several guests for a unique evening of music and perspicacious lyrics.

Admission: 
TBA

RESCHEDULED: Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella: Northeast Quarterfinal 3

Saturday / February 15, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This event has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. due to a fast-moving snowstorm. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the rescheduled date. Refund requests will be accepted until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2014. Please check your email for additional event communication. 

 

The Varsity Vocals International Championship of A Cappella is the only international tournament that showcases the art of student a cappella singing. Through these competitions, young vocalists have the opportunity to showcase their talent to an international audience and develop relationships with each other, cultivating the art of a cappella singing and a lifelong love of music.

This tournament will feature performances by: Dominance, Five Towns College; Golden Notes, The College of Saint Rose; Harmogeddon, Lesley University; In Achord, Boston University; Pitch Slapped, Berklee College of Music; Pitch, Please!, Northeastern University; The Blend, Wheaton College; The CharlieChords, Berklee College of Music; The Y Chromotones, Berklee College of Music; and Veritones, Harvard University.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $17 day of show or $10 in advance, $15 day of show with student ID, general admission

Lunar New Year Concert

Friday / January 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Chinese Student Association is hosting a night of music to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese calendar. The concert will feature a variety of music ranging from traditional Chinese folk to contemporary pop and jazz. Students from Berklee and neighboring Boston schools will perform in several different ensembles.

Admission: 
$16, $21

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