Concert

Percussion Unlimited: The Berklee Percussion Ensemble

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

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.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI and the Liberal Arts Department Present: Composition, Improvisation, and the Visual Arts

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

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.

 

Admission: 
Free

2013 Lunar New Year Concert

Saturday / February 9, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

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.

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

The Phat Band: Lorenzo Ferrero's Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

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.

Admission: 
Free

Kiwoong Choi's Recital

Thursday / March 14, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

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.

Admission: 
Free

John Lee Quartet on Standards

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer John Lee leads his quartet of Berklee musicians (both current students and alums) as they perform jazz tunes from the popular standard repertoire.

 

Admission: 
free

Jose Madrid: MDD and Other Friends

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

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.

Admission: 
Free

Harp Extravaganza X

Monday / February 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

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!

Admission: 
Free

The Ido Meshulam Quartet Featuring Daniel Rotem

Monday / February 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Winner of the International Trombone Association jazz competition Ido Meshulam presents his senior recital featuring some of Berklee's finest musicians.

Admission: 
Free

Bill Grady Trio

Monday / February 25, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Bill Grady leads his blues/funk trio in a performance of original and cover tunes.

 

Admission: 
Free

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