Concert

Professional Writing Division Awards Concert

Wednesday / April 6, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Professional Writing Division's annual concert features performances by some of our best students. Every year, each department in the division picks one student to appear in this concert. Ensembles range from orchestra to big band to rock bands and classical chamber groups—a celebration of talent and diversity.

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more . . . 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Percussion Days: Percussion Unlimited

Friday / April 1, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Percussion Ensemble and the Berklee Beginning Percussion Ensemble will perform various works by contemporary percussion arrangers and composers such as Michael Burritt, Béla Fleck, and John Cage.

Admission: 

Brian Dunne / Evan Watson and the Headless Horsemen / Ken Yates

Thursday / March 10, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Brian Dunne

Brian Dunne is a pop/rock singer-songwriter from the small town of Monroe, New York. A music lover from the tender age of 2, he has always had an ear and talent for music. Since 6, he has been playing the guitar and writing songs. Now a mature musician, he has released an EP and toured the greater New England area for several years. Dunne is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music.

Evan Watson writes accessible songs that flirt with pop melodies but are also saturated in country and blues. His New York City based quintet, dubbed the Headless Horsemen, has been featured at Bonnaroo, the 2009 Non-COMMvention, 10KLF, the 2009 Pleasantville Music Festival, Cranmore Summer Series, and WTMD Baltimore Thursday Concert Series. Watson performed at the Red Room this past February opening for David Mayfield and Frontier Ruckus. With cited influences like the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, and Buddy Guy, Watson’s live performance is saturated with soul, roots, and honesty.

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates holds true to his roots as a Canadian singer-songwriter by following the influence of such folk stars as Neil Young. Self-described first and foremost as a guitar player, Yates reaches out to his fans by crafting rhythmic guitar arrangements blended seamlessly with melodies that transport his listeners into the world of his lyrics. His unique sound has been compared to that of Sufjan Stevens, James Taylor, and John Mayer—and rightfully so. He has recently finished his first EP.

Admission: 
$8

Percussion Days: Faculty Tribute to Sa Davis

Thursday / March 31, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert is a tribute to percussionist Sa Davis, a member of Berklee's percussion faculty since 1992 and an innovator of hand-drumming technique who passed away on August 25, 2010 at the age of 56. 

Known for incorporating percussion styles from around the world into a range of more well-known genres, Davis performed with a host of music greats, including Billy Cobham, Tom Scott, Grover Washington Jr., Freddie Hubbard, and Lalah Hathaway. 

This concert will celebrate this diverse and rich scope of musical styles, as well as Davis's personal influences within the lives of his colleagues at Berklee and throughout the Boston community at large. Featured artists will include Dean Anderson, Leonard Brown, Eugie Castrillo, Armstead Christian, Kenwood Dennard, Ernesto Diaz, Tim Engles, Joe Galeota, Yoron Israel, Bill Lowe, Bill Pierce, Syd Smart, and others.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Spring Winds, Piano, and Flutes

Wednesday / March 30, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Spring Winds, Piano, and Flutes will feature the Berklee Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble as well as the Berklee Flute Choir with rhythm section, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe, performing lively and lyrical music from Brazilian to Baroque to contemporary. The concert features premieres of original compositions by students Ji Lee, Zachary Lucia, and Jonathan Ong, and arrangements of captivating Latin flute music by students Daniel Lima Pantoja and Juan Rosales.

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CWP Student Concert: Rhythms and Frequencies

Tuesday / March 29, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The contemporary writing and production student concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music.

On March 29, CWP majors will showcase, along with a dynamite student band, pieces from Oren Hartov, Zoe Hillengas, Casey Kidd, Philip Labarge, Olga Matuszewska, Oguz Ozcanli, Lorena Perez Batista, Bo Ram Han, Rafael Restrepo Gonzalez, Daniele Siliquini, Alex Smith, Sam Steele, and Hao Wang. The concert will feature a wide variety of styles and compositions. Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP and Dave Howard, associate professor are the directors of the show. This is a concert that you don’t want to miss!

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Learn more . . . 

The Band

DRUMS / PERCUSSION
Kyle Jenkins
Jazz Robertson
Joshua Wood

BASS: Shaye Jones

PIANO: Abraham Olivo

KEYS: Yumi Kim

GUITAR
Cesar D.O. Alves
Zacary Silva

HORNS
Trumpet: Thomas Brennan
Alto: Yoo Sun Nam
Tenor: Michael Summer
Trombone: Elad Cohen

VOCALISTS
Jenna Glatt
David Jiles
Max Landry
Alexandra Ramsaier

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Ben Sher: Não Somente Brasileiro (Not Just Brazilian!)

Monday / March 28, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ben Sher leads an all-star jazz faculty group playing Brazilian and American repertoire. Compositions by Bandolim, Caymmi, James Taylor, and original works.

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Two and a Half Continents

Monday / March 28, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is a program of music that spans two and a half continents. One of the pieces, "Glinka," is a traditional work of the Romantic Period!

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<em>Ragtime</em>

Thursday / April 28, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee students perform the musical Ragtime, with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States, represented by a Harlem musician, a WASP matriarch, and a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, and Emma Goldman also appear. The music includes marches, cakewalks, gospel, and, of course, ragtime.

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Middle Eastern Festival

Tuesday / April 19, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This third edition of the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will feature artist-in-residence Simon Shaheen. The world-renowned oud/violin Palestinian-American virtuoso will play with the Berklee Middle Eastern All-Stars student ensemble as well as perform solo material. There will also be guest appearances.

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

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