Concert

Clear To You: Erik Clear's Senior Recital

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Saxophonist Erik Clear showcases his original songs and covers of artists including Dave Koz, Walter Beasley, Kings of Leon, and more. Clear's style contains elements of straight-ahead smooth jazz, rock, electronic, and pop music, all blended together by the saxophone.

Admission: 
Free

Yuh-Ting Dai

Friday / May 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Yuh-Ting Dai gives his first Berklee recital, featuring compositions of Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Vivi and the Peacocks

Thursday / June 6, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Veronika Anna Morscher

Berklee alumna and Austria native jazz singer Veronika Anna Morscher has returned to Boston to record her first EP of original music and to perform with her friends from Berklee. Veronika grew up in Lauterach, Austria, where she began to take saxophone, piano, and voice lessons around the age of 13. She attended various workshops and entered jazz competitions throughout Europe. After graduating from high school, she moved to Boston to pursue a degree in professional music at Berklee College of Music. Upon graduating from Berklee, she moved back to Vienna to start her master’s degree in vocal performance at the Konservatorium Wien.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Ruiz

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Francisco Ruiz

 

Hailing from Ecuador, talented singer Francisco Ruiz is fluent in a wide range of styles including pop, salsa, and reggaeton. A dual contemporary writing and production/performance major at Berklee College of Music, Ruiz has been a part of several Ecuadorian groups, including the rock/pop outfit Vox Lumini and the vocal ensemble Clone. He has also participated in independent projects such as a Dave Matthews tribute band, Satellite, the IMC Big Band, and the Salsa Orchestra of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Before attending Berklee, Ruiz received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Conservatorio Sergei Rachmaninov in Ecuador. In addition to voice, his studies also include piano and guitar.

Listen to music from Francisco Ruiz here.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Ruiz

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Francisco Ruiz

 

Hailing from Ecuador, talented singer Francisco Ruiz is fluent in a wide range of styles including pop, salsa, and reggaeton. A dual contemporary writing and production/performance major at Berklee College of Music, Ruiz has been a part of several Ecuadorian groups, including the rock/pop outfit Vox Lumini and the vocal ensemble Clone. He has also participated in independent projects such as a Dave Matthews tribute band, Satellite, the IMC Big Band, and the Salsa Orchestra of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Before attending Berklee, Ruiz received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Conservatorio Sergei Rachmaninov in Ecuador. In addition to voice, his studies also include piano and guitar.

 

Listen to music from Francisco Ruiz here.

Admission: 
Free

Chroma

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
United States
02239
Chroma
Chroma

Jazz quintet Chroma presents original compositions featuring a modern yet accessible sound with its roots in groove. Formed at Berklee College of Music, Chroma is comprised of Brian Plautz (saxophone), Alex Conroy (guitar), Joel Hill (piano), Brian Benton (bass), and Matt Raphaelian (drums). Emphasizing melody and emotion, Chroma’s music is featured on Jazz Revelation Records’ 2013 release and is showcased on the quintet's independent release, Pentameter.

Listen to samples of Chroma’s music here, and/or see this video:

Admission: 
Free

John Egizi

Thursday / August 22, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
United States
02239
John Egizi

John Egizi plays trombone and bass, composes and arranges music, and has performed at the White House with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Maceo Parker. Egizi, who plans on releasing his debut solo project before graduating from Berklee College of Music, works as a copyist/arranger for Onyx Productions and as a core music tutor for Berklee. He has performed at the Monterey, North Sea, Toronto, Montreal, and Playboy jazz festivals.

Before earning a presidential scholarship to attend Berklee, Egizi commuted more than two hours each way to begin his music education at L.A. County High School for the Arts. At Berklee, Egizi focuses on Performance/Electronic Projection and Design and he has continued to perform with a wide variety of artists, including Bilal, Peter Erskine, and George Garzone. In this video, Egizi discusses what receiving the presidential scholarship to attend Berklee has meant to him:

Admission: 
Free

Berklee International Network 20th Anniversary Concert

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee International Network (BIN) 20th anniversary concert will feature exceptional students representing the diverse musical styles and cultures in the Berklee International Network. The performance will include four outstanding groups, directed by Ron Savage, chair of the Ensemble Department, and led by Berklee faculty members. The groups are the Middle Eastern Group, led by Alain Mallet; the Latin American and Caribbean Group, led by Rebecca Cline; the European and Asia Group, led by Scott DeOgburn; and the Flamenco World Group, led by Javier Limón.

The BIN network was established as part of Berklee’s international strategy to make contemporary music education and the Berklee approach to teaching both accessible and affordable across the world. Network partners are essential in attracting, generating and supporting musical talent in their specific countries and each opens the doors to the musical cultures, traditions, and styles of its country, thereby facilitating the creation of new musical, as well as educational, ideas and ensuring that Berklee remains at the forefront of modern music education.

Twenty years of collaboration has seen the BIN partnership grow. Its many notable achievements include articulation agreements that enable Berklee students to gain credits from BIN schools, the acceptance to Berklee of many exceptional musicians from BIN institutions, and the introduction of an annual Berklee International Network scholarship for an outstanding BIN school student, alumnus, or faculty member to attend the masters programs at Berklee's international campus in Valencia, Spain.

Please RSVP here. Attendees with a Berklee ID will have the chance to win one of three iPad minis. Winners will be announced at the event.

Berklee International Network (BIN):

Baron School of Music—Hong Kong

Conservatori Liceu, L’AULA de Música Moderna i Jazz—Spain

Conservatório de Artes del Caribe—Puerto Rico

Conservatório e Faculdade Souza Lima—Brazil

Escuela de Música Contemporánea—Argentina

Escuela de Música Medios Arte y Tecnología (EMMAT)—Colombia

Helsinki Pop and Jazz Conservatory—Finland

Holland College—Canada

International College of Music (ICOM)—Malaysia

Jazz & Rock Schulen Freiburg—Germany

JMC Academy—Australia

Koyo Conservatory of Music—Japan

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences—Finland

Music Academy International—France

Newpark Music Centre—Ireland

Philippos Nakas Conservatory—Greece

Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music—Israel

Seoul Jazz Academy—South Korea

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Colegio de Música—Ecuador

 

Admission: 
Free

Spring String Ensembles

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Berklee strings students exercise their mighty ensemble chops at this concert: String quartets and other arrangements; classical, jazz, and some roots music.

Admission: 
Free

Vadim Neselovskyi: Finding Your Own Voice 3

Tuesday / May 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Professor Vadim Neselovskyi says that definitions of genres like pop, classical, and jazz are no longer relevant for people who create music. In his concert series Finding Your Own Voice, he seeks to nourish and support complete honesty of musical expression in students. This installment follows two that he says have created quite a buzz in the Berklee community.

"We 're trying to create music that goes in line with one's personal taste, music that the student would enjoy listening to. When we finally put together a program of original composition, we suddenly realize that we have an unbelievable diversity, from prog rock duos featuring distortion guitar via modern classical solo piano pieces to big productions involving turntables, keyboards, and recorder players," Neselovskyi said.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their musician friends to play with them. "The question that I get the most after the shows is,  'How is it possible to get so much music out of a regular private piano instruction class?'" he said. 

 

Admission: 
Free

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