Concert

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band Featuring Terence Blanchard

Sunday / November 6, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionist Poncho Sanchez and trumpeter Terence Blanchard have created a hot new tribute to the legacy of the original Conga King, Chano Pozo, and his coconspirator in Latin jazz, Dizzy Gillespie. The duo put Afro-Cuban jazz on the map with the standards “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo,” their performance on George Russell’s seminal recording Cubano Be! Cubano Bop!, and their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in 1947—all remarkable breakthrough accomplishments. Don’t miss Blanchard and Sanchez, with the backing of the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, as they unleash an unforgettable evening of high-energy Afro-Cuban jams.

Admission: 
$55, $48, $41, reserved seating

Guitar Night: Jazz and Blues Student Showcase

Thursday / November 10, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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

Noah MacNeil's Senior Recital

Monday / October 31, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Noah MacNeil will present a set of originals and standards for his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Fall Together

Wednesday / November 2, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Jazz Composition Department presents Fall Together, our annual fall concert. We feature music written by Jazz Composition faculty, played by a faculty jazz orchestra. This year featured composers include Greg Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, Ken Pullig, Marc Rossi, Bruce Thomas, and Phil Wilson. Featured performers include Aaron Bahr, Jeff Galindo, Greg Hopkins, Ido Meshulam, Bob Patton, Daniel Ian Smith, and Bruce Thomas. The music covers a diverse representation of jazz music. 

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

Africa Sweet O

Tuesday / November 1, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

The concert will open with Koliba, an 11-piece Afro-pop band, led by percussion faculty member Mohammed Kamera. The first set will feature songs from its new CD, Yigi (Hope). They will fire you up and rock your soul.

The second set will feature the explosive vibe of Saakumu, a traditional group from the upper west region of Ghana. Now on its fourth U.S. tour, Saakumu will present the music and dance of the Dagara, Ashanti, and Ga people of Ghana. Led by world-renowned xylophonist Bernard Woma, this will be a set not to forget. 

 

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

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Sunday / November 13, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
Northeastern University Fenway Center
77 St. Stephens St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Francisco Noya presents a fall performance featuring premieres of Gernot Wolfgang's Alpine Story and Beth Denisch's Yanvalou

Austrian-born Wolfgang holds degrees from Berklee and University of Music of Graz, Austria. A guitarist, he is active in the film and TV music industry as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator.

Denisch, an associate professor of composition, is the founding director of the American Composers Forum New England and active in the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman's Suite Everquest II; Grammy Award-winning composer Chris Tin's Myrmidons; Symphony No. 2 in B Minor by Alexander Borodin; and Pirates of the Caribbean Suite will also be performed. 

Admission: 
Free

<em>Thriller</em> Presented by Tom Appleman

Monday / October 31, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come see Michael Jackson's album Thriller performed in its entirety, directed by faculty member Tom Appleman. Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance; $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Jarana Beat Concert

Thursday / October 27, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jarana Beat brings the best of Mexican folk music and dance to the New York art scene and, now, to the Berklee community. Dressed in vibrant costumes, dancers interweave percussive footwork with the music of regional rhythms such as son jarocho, son guerrerence, son huasteco, mexika, and norteña, among others. Skilled young musicians from Mexico deliver the unique music of their homeland using traditional instruments and verse structures such as the pastern, sextuplet and décima. Performing since 2007, Jarana Beat offers a colorful journey through the Afro-Amerindian culture of Mexico.

Admission: 

Songs of Sun Ra

Thursday / November 3, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Faculty Intergalactic Space Telepathy Arkestra plays songs and sound canvasses for voices and jazz big-band originally delivered to earth by Afro-futurist composer and self-professed extraterrestrial: Sun Ra. Featured vocalist is Diane Richardson. 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

Ivan Lins Meets Berklee

Wednesday / October 26, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ivan Lins

Ivan Lins has had many successes as a singer and composer. The most-recorded Brazilian artist living abroad, he began playing piano at age 18 and was very influenced by music he heard in his childhood in the United States: jazz and bossa nova.

Lins won two Latin Grammy Awards in 2005 for Album of the Year and Best MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) Album for Cantando Histórias. He is the first and only Brazilian artist to win the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year. In 2009, he was nominated for three Latin Grammys for his album Regência: Vince Mendoza with the Metropole Orchestra, winning the award for Best MPB Album.

He recorded several albums for EMI Brasil and Reprise, and wrote many Brazilian standards such as "Love Dance" ("Lembrança"), which has been covered by Barbra Streisand, George Benson, Diane Schuur, and many others; "Começar de Novo"; and "Velas Içadas." His music has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Sting, Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, James Blood Ulmer, Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Terence Blanchard, Sérgio Mendes, and Michael Bublé, to name just a few. 

Lins was born in Rio de Janeiro but spent several years in Boston while his father was a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a degree in industrial chemical engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and considered a career in volleyball before becoming a musician. 

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

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