Concert

Songwriters Circle

Tuesday / April 12, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come hear some of Berklee's best singer-songwriters in a very intimate setting.

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BCSO with Patrice Rushen and Daniel Bernard Roumain

Sunday / April 17, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of faculty member Francisco Noya, the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performs at Jordan Hall for the first time. The concert will feature two guest artists—pianist Patrice Rushen and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain—and the work of several award-winning student musicians.

The program includes performances of works written by the winners of Berklee's Concerto Competition—Sonya Belousova, performing the finale of Shchedrin's Piano Concerto No. 1, and saxophonist Alexey Sokolov, performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto. In addition, Composition Competition winner Arturo Cardelus will premiere a movement of his Piano Concerto. Selections from Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony will round out this showcase.

The concert is free and open to the public. Jordan Hall is located at New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, in Boston.  

The concert is being held thanks to the support of Katie and Paul Buttenwieser.

Admission: 
Free

Back to the Future: Two Generations of Film and Video Game Composers, with Alan Silvestri

Friday / April 1, 2011 / 8:30 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's Film Scoring Department, students, alumni, and staff present an evening of music from celebrated movies and video games. With Boston's historic Symphony Hall as the setting, the concert features the Video Game Orchestra, directed by guitarist Shota Nakama and conducted by Yohei Sato.

Special guest conductors include Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Alan Silvestri; Emmy winner Daniel Carlin (Berklee's chair of film scoring); Golden Knight winner Lucas Vidal; composer for the popular video game Chrono Trigger Yasunori Mitsuda; and video game composer Wataru Hokoyama, whose credits include AFRIKA and Resident Evil. The concert also features a performance by the 90-member world pop music group, Rhythm of the Universe

The program features acclaimed music from popular film, television, and video games by Berklee-affiliated artists Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore, Georges Delerue, Alf Clausen, Wataru Hokoyama, Yasunori Mitsuda, Lucas Vidal, and others. Additional featured performers include talented musicians from the Berklee community, such as composer/conductor Keith Murray and conductor Simone Scazzocchio.

The Video Game Orchestra (VGO), comprised of Boston-area college students and graduates, was formed in 2008 by Berklee alumnus Shota Nakama. Musicians from 20 countries make up the large contemporary ensemble, which has performed in New England for audiences as large as 7500.  

Rhythm of the Universe (ROTU), founded in 2010 at Berklee by Berklee student Emir Cerman, is comprised of musicians from 90 countries. The organization promotes collaboration between people of many cultures who might otherwise be separated by political, religious, or geographical barriers. The performance will be conducted by Simone Scazzocchio. ROTU's first single was composed by Turkish composer Emir Cerman.

 

 

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Percussion Days: Kim Plainfield and Kenwood Dennard

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

Please join us for Friends United—an evening of diverse, eclectic music celebrating the power and bond of unity and lifelong friendship. Kim Plainfield will be performing with Lincoln Goines, Bill O'Connell, and Sheryl Bailey. Kenwood Dennard with be performing with John Stallworth, Rebecca Kline, and Thaddeus Hogarth. 

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more . . . 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Mandolin Mashup 5

Wednesday / May 4, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This acoustic string program concert features Berklee's finest mandolinists in a variety of styles and combinations. Styles are sure to include bluegrass, jazz, Brazilian, and original music, but you never know—you may hear the dawn of a brand new genre! This is a very special showcase for some of the finest young players on planet Earth!

The lineup includes these stellar artists as of press time:

Dan Bui
Chasing Blue
Alex Gable and Cuarteto Pasado de Moda
Sierra Hull
Jacob Jolliff
Dominick Leslie
Bryce Milano
Matthew Wittler

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more. . . . 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Steve Oristaglio and Friends

Tuesday / April 26, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need.

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award–winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer-songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat. The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons.

April 26: Steve Oristaglio and Friends

After his smash-hit performance last year, Oristaglio returns with original arrangements of his favorite unplugged and upbeat music. This time, he joins forces with the extraordinary violin player and bandmaster Jakub Trasak, a seventh-semester Berklee student, and brings together the best instrumentalists and vocalists on campus to perform two sets of music ranging from Beatles to Coldplay to Charlie Daniels.

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; free with Berklee ID

House Red Featuring Dean Goodermote

Wednesday / April 20, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows!

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award–winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer/songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat! The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons.

House Red
Featuring Dean Goodermote on bass

House Red is an eclectic band that combines classic jazz (Mingus and Parker) and rock ranging from the classic (the Doors) to the contemporary (3 Doors Down). It covers many tunes that are not often heard live, including those from the basic food groups—Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers—all sweetened with a little of Turrentine's "Sugar." The band features Marc Caruso on guitar and vocals, Dean Goodermote on bass and vocals, John Rule on drums, and George Skelly on guitar and vocals. The performance will showcase guest artists from the Berklee student and staff community. The band supplements its musician income with other gigs: Caruso, vice president of enterprise services, Data Intensity; Goodermote, chairman and CEO, Double-Take Software; Rule, director, fuel cell development, Lilliputian Systems; and Skelly, partner, Nixon Peabody. Learn more about the series.

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.

 

Admission: 
$10; free with Berklee ID

The BUMC Band

Wednesday / May 11, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows!

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award–winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer/songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat! The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons.

The BUMC Band

For the past year, physicians, researchers, residents, nurses, and students on the Boston University Medical Campus have met almost weekly for jam sessions, sharing the fun of improvising and playing music together while getting to know each other. The BUMC Band members gather in Bakst Auditorium and transform the lecture space into a hip South End musical venue as act by act, the musicians wow the audience with their performances of rock, jazz, salsa, and reggae. Says one member, "The evolving nature of the band is satisfying because we've made a lot of friends and the collective experience helps us to become better musicians." Band organizer Rafael Ortega, MD, professor of anesthesiology at BUSM and vice chairman of academic affairs at Boston Medical Center, credits Dean Antman for her strong support of the musical endeavor, as she has allowed the group to use the space for their rehearsals. Learn more about the series.

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission; free with Berklee ID

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday / April 7, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee Songwriters Club hosts this semester's singer-songwriter showcase and competition. The first half of the concert will showcase songs about falling in love and the second half will address. . . the breakup. The top tunes from more than 100 submissions will be selected, so expect the best of the best!

Contest Finalists:

Falling in Love
"Staring Contest," Animal Flag
"Up All Night," Andrea Bellanger
"Escape," Dayley Duran
"Squirrel," Charles Johnson
"Broken Record Romance," Mike Squillante

The Breakup
"Should’ve Made Me Stay," Emily Dale
"Tiffany," Jonathan Downing
"Need to Know," Aleks Georgi
"Never Get Another Love Song," Christina Laskowski
"Hollywood Ending," me vs gravity

Admission: 
Free

Triple Threat Alumni Showcase

Wednesday / April 6, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is an opportunity to hear successful alumni musicians perform with some of Berklee's most talented students. A Berklee ID is required for entry.

Bob Reynolds '00 is currently touring with John Mayer. He has worked with Brian Blade, Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hutchinson, Tom Harrell, Nellie McKay, and Jonah Smith, just to name a few.

Rashawn Ross '00 began touring with Dave Matthews Band in 2005 and continues to tour with them. He has also worked with an amazing roster of artists including Chaka Khan, Ludacris, Christian McBride, User, and Stevie Wonder.

Sean Hurley '92 moved to Los Angeles as a member of Vertical Horizon in 2000 and has made a name for himself as a session bassist. He has recorded with Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Ringo Starr, and Rob Thomas. He has also recorded with Robin Thicke, with whom he cowrote "Lost without U." Currently Hurley tours and records with John Mayer.

Sponsored by the Alumni Affairs Office.

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