This is the 39th annual performance by the Berklee Percussion Ensemble. Leading contemporary percussion ensemble compositions will be performed by Berklee's top percussionists led by Dean Anderson and Richard Flanagan. Composers include: Nate Daughertrey, Jon Metzger, and Michael Burritt.
For this concert, several students enrolled in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform original compositions and improvisations based on works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and elsewhere. The concert is a final presentation of pieces that BGJI students have prepared during the dall 2012 semester in Creativity and Expression in the Arts, a class taught by liberal arts faculty member Anthony Scibilia, in conjunction with Danilo Perez, Marco Pignataro, and other Global Jazz Institute faculty members. The presentation will include musical performances by all of the students enrolled in the class (John Egizi, Zach Giberson, Jared Henderson, Hoo Kim Young, and Kabelo Witness Matlou, piano), and will be accompanied by projected images of the works of art on which the musical compositions are based.
Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 14. Tickets for both dates will be honored. For refunds, please contact the box office by calling 617 747-2261 during business hours.
The Berklee Chinese Student Association is hosting a night of music to celebrate the 2013 Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese calendar. The concert will feature a variety of music ranging from traditional Chinese folk to contemporary pop and jazz. Students from Berklee and neighboring Boston schools will perform in several different ensembles.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Lorenzo Palacios will conduct his big band performing two of his pieces, as well as a smaller band (four horns and rhythm section). All of the music demonstrates the abilities that Lorenzo picked up at Berklee, the influences of the music he listens to, and the people he's had the pleasure to study and work with.
Drummer Kiwoong Choi presents his jazz quartet for his first Berklee recital. The program will include standard tunes and covers of some of the band members' favorites, based on jazz and variety of styles like cha cha, funk, and second line.
In this recital, Jose Madrid will perform six of his piano and voice compositions, which vary from classically influenced songs to more contemporary rock and jazz fusion tunes. Madrid will self-accompany his singing on the piano, demonstrating heavy arrangements of songs relying on a single instrument. The songs were selected to portray different emotional stages of a relationship, reflecting years of work by the author. There will be two covers and a work by Berklee's own Daniel Jimenez. Guro Frydenlund will appear as a guest singer in a duet with Madrid.
The Harp Extravaganza is the annual harp recital presented by Berklee harpists. They offer original compositions, jazz standards, a Celtic set, classical solo, and chamber works, as well as a jazz harp ensemble set. Classical composers Claude Debussy (sonata for harp trio) and Israeli composer Ami Ma'Ayami will be featured. The Berklee Jazz Harp Ensemble, known as the Boston Harp Project, will offer two new arrangements with rhythm section. This is the tenth harp recital and a program you won't want to miss!