Concert

Ron Savage Trio

Tuesday / June 18, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Percussionist and Berklee Ensemble Department Chair Ron Savage leads a concert focusing on exploring the boundaries of the jazz trio in an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz, originals, and jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Photo by Cole Thompson

The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, sponsored by the Monterey Jazz Festival, is comprised of top-level high school jazz players in the U.S. Featuring award-winning instrumentalists and a vocalist in a jazz big band setting, the ensemble performs classic songs as well as the most cutting-edge contemporary pieces currently being written for jazz orchestras by the finest composers and arrangers.

Admission: 
Berklee community: Free in advance, $4 day-of concert; General public: $12

Christine Moad: Decades of Rock

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Christine Moad

Decades of Rock, led by bassist Christine Moad, will showcase music from the '50s to the '00s, as represented by various artists, including Chuck Berry and the Foo Fighters.

Admission: 
Free

Eren Başbuğ: An Evening of Ghibli Jazz

Monday / July 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist and keyboardist Eren Başbuğ and his friends present jazz covers of the soundtracks of Studio Ghibli films.

Admission: 
Free

Violinist Amanda German's Senior Recital

Friday / July 19, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Violinist Amanda German presents a collection of Celtic, old-time, and gypsy fiddle music.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Five-week students who have made it through a couple of rounds of auditions will play their original songs backed by an all-star Berklee house band. From pop to punk to jazz and folk, it will be a great night of original music!

Admission: 
Free

Danny Nagy Project

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Danny Nagy and his group perform a set of original, energetic funk fusion music.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Faculty In-the-Round

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Five-week faculty and directors of the Performing Songwriter Showcases—Kristin Cifelli, Melissa Ferrick, and Sally Taylor—play original songs "in-the-round."

Admission: 
Free

Maria Mulata: "De Cantos y Vuelos"

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

De Cantos y Vuelos, Maria Mulata´s most recent album, is a sonic journey that goes into the depths of Colombia: its forgotten lands and their stories, its people, and the great musical diversity of its coasts, valleys, rivers, mountains, forests, towns, and cities.

It is a musical flight throughout the small world condensed in Colombia, which is the fruit of the mixture of African, indigenous, and European elements combined with Jewish and Arab influences. This world ranges from the euphoria of the Caribbean to the saudade of Amazonian music, and passes through the mystique of the Pacific coast, the nostalgia of the Andes, and the ancestral runaway slaves and indigenous communities.

This project represents music born of the encounter between tradition and modernity, making Maria Mulata a singer of the 21st century. Cumbias, bullerengues, currulaos, sung dances, bambucos and serene tunes all take shape organically through a dialogue with the contemporary in renewed forms and novel explorations which, though duly evoking teachers and sages of old, mark a new path for Colombian music.

Not only do we have roots, we can now say that we also have wings.

Admission: 
Free

Amjad Ali Khan

Sunday / September 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

“Amjad Ali Khan—improvising furiously around the melody line with repeated, rapid-fire playing and then letting his equally frantic tabla player take over—it was easy to see why great Indian music can be as exciting as classic blues and rock.”—The Guardian

In a career spanning 50 years, Amjad Ali Khan has single-handedly elevated the sarod to one of the most popular instruments in the Northern Indian tradition. Trained by his father, the legendary Haafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan is the sixth in an uninterrupted line of music masters. Joining him are his sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, who are already beloved as the next generation of masters of this ancient instrument. Two tabla virtuosi will add percussive richness to the ensemble sound.

Admission: 
$48, $42, $37, $28 reserved seating

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