Concert

Fall of the Moon: An Homage to Mahmoud Darwish and the Arab Spring

Saturday / May 5, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Marcel Khalifé

Lebanese oud master Marcel Khalifé and the Al Mayadine Ensemble perform the prophetic poems of the Arab World's most renowned and beloved poet, the late Palestinian Mahmoud Darwish, and pay tribute to the Arab spring that has swept through the region over the past year. 

Darwish often referred to Khalifé as his "heart's artistic twin." Though they came from different countries and backgrounds, both artists shared a sense of desperation and hope about the state of their respective homelands and the world. Fall of the Moon: An Homage to Mahmoud Darwish revisits and reimagines the ties that bind these two powerful advocates of Arab culture.

Admission: 
$65, $55, $45, $35, reserved seating

Colin Hay

Friday / May 4, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Colin Hay

As frontman and principal songwriter for ’80s sensation Men at Work, Colin Hay is responsible for one of the most identifiable sounds in pop music. Classic songs like "Down Under," "Overkill" and "Who Can It Be Now?" unfold like miniature movies, with timeless twists and a bittersweet sense of humor. In this solo acoustic performance, Hay intersperses classic and new songs with humorous, poignant and downright surreal stories drawn from his often unbelievable experiences over the last three decades. Also appearing: Chris Tapper.

Admission: 
$37, $32, $28, reserved seating

Women's Choir Concert

Thursday / April 19, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Women's Choir of Berklee will present a concert of classical and contemporary music.

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Danny Mo's Family Reunion

Wednesday / March 14, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Danny Mo's Family Reunion is an annual gathering of students, faculty, family, and friends. We get together celebrating life and music, and to give a special remembrance to our friend and fellow bassist, Wes Wehmiller. This evening we also welcome on stage Wes Wehmiller Scholarship recipient, Fender bassist, and singer-songwriter Haley Jane Batt.

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Berklee Chamber Players

Wednesday / February 22, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Chamber Players, founded by String Department chair Melissa Howe, is a group of versatile Berklee performers and composers deeply committed to the art and craft of chamber music of the present day. This BCP concert features new string quartets by Rabson, Francine Trester, and Kari Juusela, and includes innovations of electronic sound design as well as the deeply rooted, rich historical sound of the string quartet.

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We Are Hip-Hop 2012

Thursday / March 1, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Boston Hip-Hop Alliance Berklee Campus Chapter has teamed up with TasteMakers to pilot a new format for this year's event. Both the BHHA and TasteMakers focus their work on helping to shape the next generation through education and mentorship, providing avenues for professional development of upcoming artists and emerging industry professionals. With the addition of a comprehensive networking component to the We Are Hip-Hop show, now in its fourth year, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a wide array of invited music industry professionals, producers, recording artists, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Executive Sessions and Popkorn Present: Korean Night

Wednesday / February 15, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Executive Sessions is back for its 2011-2012 season. Join us for this celebration of music and the entrepreneurial spirit. 

Bringing sounds of the "Land of the Morning Calm," Korean Night at Cafe 939 showcases traditional, pop, rock, and jazz music all the way from South Korea. The lineup includes critically acclaimed Korean singer Moon-Tak Seo, Berklee's own Korean piano professor Hye-Rim Jeon, and many other talented musicians. Come experience the big sounds from the tiny peninsula.

Admission: 
$10

Jim Stinnett presents: 12 Keys to Success Concert

Monday / March 5, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Practicing and performing etudes is a vital step in the process of turning technique into music.  Jim Stinnett's students always develop mastery over their instrument by working diligently on etudes.

Featuring: Mike Dyer (B minor2, F# major 3); John Grealish (C major 3); Michael Barracato (G major 2, E minor 3); Dmitry Saprykin (D minor 3, G# minor 1 (Double Bass)); Jackson Mann (E minor 2, Ab minor 1, Gb major 3); Dukchun Lee (G minor 3); Riley Hagan (Bb major 3, C minor 3 Eb major 3); Gavin O'Broin (G major2, E minor 3, A major 2); Bruce Gertz  (C# minor3, Emajor 2); Jim Stinnett (G minor 3 (Double Bass)); and Ensemble (A major 1).

Jim Stinnett is a professor at Berklee College Of Music where he teaches arranging and bass. As a highly respected educator, he presents bass clinics and workshops all over the world. His extensive list of publications include The Music Of Paul Chambers, Arcology, Creating Jazz Bass Lines, All Cows Eat Grass, Reading in Bass Clef, Slap Bass Workout, and 12 Keys To Success, Integrated Reading Technique.

Stinnett graduated from New England Conservatory Of Music in 1986 as a student of Ed Barker. Today, he is a highly sought-after producer, arranger, and performer. He is the founder of the Bass Workout and musical director of the New Hampshire Bass Fest. He is the director of Stinnett Music Online School.

Stinnett’s credits include performances and recordings with: Joe Diorio, Lionel Loueke, Rufus Reid, Michael Manring, Ernie Watts, Phish, John LaPorta, Joe Hunt, Tal Farlow, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, Musicisti Americani Chamber Orchestra, Steve Bailey, Celso Pixinga, Thiago Espirito Santo, Phineas Newborn Jr, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Clark Terry, Ernestine Anderson, Kia Winding, Sam Rivers, Red Garland, Buddy DeFranco, Anita O’Day, and Roy Hanes.

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Cirkestra / Klezwoods

Friday / February 17, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Cirkestra

Cirkestra is a five-piece musical troupe from Boston that started as a circus pit band and stuck together. The group's leader is Peter Bufano, who first ran away with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus at the age of 17. He is known for musical contributions to a number of other circuses around the world. The group's eastern European–influenced instrumentals are now heard in films and on TV everywhere. On March 15, 2011, Cirkestra composed and recorded their fifth release, The Hairless Woman, in 22 hours while the world watched on streaming internet.

Buy Tickets

Fans who buy tickets in advance would receive a free Cirkestra CD at the door.

Admission: 
$15, general admission

Clarinets and Friends

Monday / February 27, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Clarinets and Friends world premiere by faculty members Arnold Friedman and Jerry Gates with great chamber work by Serge Prokofiev featuring Berklee faculty and guest artists.

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