Concert

Conductor's Orchestra Showing

Monday / May 7, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Final showing of advanced conductors.

Admission: 

Dave Mackay / Anastasiya Dumma: The Spirit

Monday / October 17, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

British pianist and composer Dave Mackay is joined by his group to present a collection of original pieces, blending a wide range of styles into his signature sound.

In the second half of the show, guitarist Anastasiya Dumma explores the spiritual aspect of music. Her group will perform a powerful mix of jazz, classical Russian folk, and free improvisation. No matter what the style is, all music is a prayer for the beauty of the world.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Julien Kasper Band / Houses of the Holy: A Led Zeppelin Tribute

Thursday / October 13, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Julien Kasper and his group, featuring Zac Casher on drums and Jesse Williams on bass, perform their unique brand of spacious, groove-heavy psychedelic jazz rock. Guitar Player has described Kasper's playing as having "exquisite tones, masterful execution, and innate soulfulness."

In the second half of the show, Joe Musella, assistant professor in the Guitar Department and creator of the Jimmy Page Lab, leads a tribute to Led Zeppelin with faculty members Tom Appleman on bass, Matt Jenson on keys, and Larry Finn on drums, with special guests Jennifer Truesdale on vocals and Peter Farese on guitars/vocals. Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy will be performed in its entirety.

Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released by Atlantic Records on March 28, 1973. The album title is a dedication by the band to fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy." It was the second Led Zeppelin album to not officially be titled after the band. It was also the first of the band's albums to be composed of completely original material. It represents a musical turning point for Led Zeppelin, as they began to use more layering and production techniques in recording their songs.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Louis Hayes and Friends

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

Legendary Cannonball Adderly Quintet drummer Louis Hayes performs his Berklee artist-in-residence concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

An Evening of Songs from N-Z with They Might Be Giants

Saturday / October 1, 2011 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants's barnstorming live act returns with a brand-new show. Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their new 18-song album, Join Us, and their 30th year of uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants's boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all.

Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

Admission: 
$25, reserved seating

An Evening of Songs from A-M with They Might Be Giants

Saturday / October 1, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Brooklyn's alternative rock pioneers They Might Be Giants's barnstorming live act returns with a brand-new show. Spirits will be high as the band celebrates the release of their brand new 18-song album, Join Us, and their 30th year of uninterrupted rocking. As always, They Might Be Giants's boundless energy and arresting melodies will engage all.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 
$25, reserved seating

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time / Vadim Neselovskyi

Tuesday / September 27, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist/composer Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his ninth album, Signature Time (Sunnyside), with his quartet. The album features originals and reworkings of Beatles and jazz classics, paying tribute to African music's profound influence on today's musical genres.

"The lush palette of today's music owes a lot to the birthplace of culture and sound of Africa," Gardony says. "The album is an acknowledgment of how the many genres which draw upon the African musical heritage have enriched my own cultural experience and helped shape my voice so that I can speak to what is relevant to me today." The band consists of Laszlo Gardony (piano/composer/arranger), Stan Strickland (sax, flute, vocals, kalimba), Yoron Israel (drums), and John Lockwood (bass). LGJazz.com.

In the second half of the show, faculty jazz pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi, called "the most promising of the young improvisers" by the Guardian, presents his new compositions with an exciting new band.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Singers Showcase Callbacks

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Ken Zambello leads the callbacks for the popular Singers Showcase concert. Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

The Michael Wartofsky Songbook

Monday / September 26, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A diverse cast of faculty, students, and special guests perform the theatrical songs of faculty member Michael Wartofsky, composer and sometime lyricist, whose musical theater collaborations include Car Talk: The Musical!, Cupcake: The Musical!, Running Back, The River Is Me, The Navigator, Friendship of the Sea, The Man in My Head, The Troubled Land, and The Big Cigar.

Admission: 

East Meets West: A Night of Music in Many Shapes and Sizes

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An exciting night of music led by faculty members Ayn Inserto and Jeff Claassen, featuring new and original music as well as more intimate configurations within the big band. Inserto and Claassen will perform arrangements of band members' original compositions, putting a different twist on them, as well as arrangements of contemporary popular music. The music will branch out a little beyond the modern big band sound, adding more global sounds to truly feel like East is meeting West.

The AIJO is a 17-member big band that has been performing in the Boston area for the last nine years. The concert will also feature performances by faculty members Allen Chase and Eric Byers.

Tickets are on sale now. Can't make it to the show? This event will be streamed live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

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