The Berklee Musical Theater Summer Intensive culminates in a professional showcase at the Berklee Performance Center. Directed by Caroline Harvey, the showcase will feature approximately 50 performers and will include original and traditional musical theater work backed by a band of Berklee musicians. The Intensive is a five-day course that provides professional-level musical performance training for artists that are age 15 and older. It is designed to help students gain important skills and to build well-rounded proficiency in musical theater and stage performance.
Through exploring the many realms of stylistic writing for her own band, Erica Telisnor has since created a spinoff of her jazz and fusion quartet, Abstract Scenario, called the String Alternative. In the new band, Telisnor utilizes instrumentations that reflect the classical spectrum. The result is a unique hybrid of 21st century classical, jazz, and world rhythms and styles. The String Alternative stays distinctly in pursuit of making music that ultimately "grooves from the heart."
The Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen, will perform a variety of original pieces from international musical traditions. They will be joined by special guests Berklee Dean of Contemporary Writing Matthew Nicholl, the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, and several student songwriters and soloists.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
A cappella quintet Vox One one celebrates its 25th anniversary since forming at Berklee as students. Voice and Ear Training faculty members Jodi Ainsworth, Tom Baskett, Yumiko Matsuoka, Paul Pampinella, and Paul Stiller will present a night of originals and eclectic arrangements of pop, jazz, folk, and rock music.
Second-year performance majors in the Piano Department come together to perform in solo a piece of their choice. This recital is one of three recurring concerts at the end of each semester. Led by Piano Department Professor Laszlo Gardony.