Concert

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.

Admission: 

The Business of Gospel

Wednesday / February 22, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Teresa Hairston of Gospel Today magazine, Bryant Scott, president of TyScot Records, and Monica Coates, gospel manager will preside over an interactive workshop. Their credits include Bishop Leonard Scott, Damita and Deitrick Haddon, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin, Lucinda Moore, EMI Gospel, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Aaron Neville, the Anointed Pace Sisters, Fred Hammond, Vickie Winans, Shirley Murdoch, and more.

Immediately following the panel will be a book signing event in the Heck Room with Monica Coates. Her book The Beginner's Guide to the Gospel Music Industry will be on sale.

Admission: 
Free

Michael J. Johnson

Thursday / February 16, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Michael J Johnson will perform his original rock, pop, and jazz material with the help of musicians from Berklee and the community. The list of stellar guest musicians includes: Lee Abe, Sharon Broadley-Martin, Bob Doezema, Gaye Tolan Hatfield, Santiago Herrera, Dave Howard, Ani Johnson, Kaye Kelly, Dan Moretti, Richard Nebens, Leanne Palma, and Molly Rose.

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Melissa E. Wright and Ben Walters

Wednesday / February 15, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Melissa E. Wright

Melissa E. Wright and Ben Walters met at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Round Hill, VA, as part of the band the Acoustic Burgoo. The members were inspired by the music, people, and traditions of Appalachia. Deeply rooted yet uncompromisingly progressive, their style is driven by Ben's rockabilly bass style and Melissa's soulful vocals and powerful lyrics. The pair seamlessly flows through a vast array of material, touching on bluegrass, Chicago blues, old-time fiddle tunes, traditional country, and soul.

Admission: 
Free

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 14, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A faculty jazz orchestra comprised of Harmony Department faculty members and guests will perform original compositions and arrangements. Featured writers include Charles Cassara, Jeff Claassen, Winnie Dahlgren, Steve Dale, David Harris, Ayn Inserto, Darrell Katz, and Alizon Lissance. Alizon Lissance and Donna McElroy will sing.

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Mary Lorson / Megan Reilly / Mia Friedman

Thursday / March 22, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Mary Lorson

Singer, composer, guitarist, keyboardist, and writer Mary Lorson began her recording career 20 years ago on Atlantic Records as the lead vocalist of the noisepop band Madder Rose. Since then, she's steered the jazzy artrock group Saint Low, scored several films, and collaborated on other dramatic and musical projects. Tied together thematically by Lorson's interest in culture and attitudes, her arrangements are sober, whimsical, layered, spare, damning, and forgiving.

After a five-year wait, Megan Reilly returns with her captivating new album, The Well, which holds a creative leap born of great, unexpected personal transformation. Reilly's country-tinged coo and warble can still turn on a dime to a hair-raising growl. 

Also featuring performances by Mia Friedman

 

 

 

Admission: 
$10 advanced, $12 day of event

Celtic FUSION 2012

Monday / March 5, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A spectacular lineup of faculty and students with special guests, in an evening of traditional and original music from across the Celtic diaspora.

Featuring: Holland Raper (fiddle) with Ellen Appleton (mandolin and fiddle) and Drew Story Jenna Moynihan with Hamish Napier (flute/whistles), Courtney Hartman(guitar/vocals) and Lukas Pool (banjo); John McGann (mandolin, guitar), Flynn Cohen (mandolin, guitar), Matt Heaton (Octave mandolin, guitar), Danny Noveck (fiddle, guitar), and Deadstring Ensemble"

Admission: 
FREE

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