Concert

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies, Balkan Ensemble, Middle Eastern Fusion

Monday / December 3, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Annette Philip and Christiane Karam. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including directed studies, and music of the Balkans and the Middle East.

 

1:30   Directed Studies

4:30  Balkan Ensemble

6:30  Middle Eastern Fusion

Admission: 
Free

Amaranth

Monday / October 29, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This concert is canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Pianist Yeseul Park presents a recital of original jazz tunes and arrangements of classics.

Admission: 
Free

Christina Pasqualone: This Is Me ... Now

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Vocalist Christina Pasqualone leads her band in a program of originals and contemporary covers of tunes by Babyface, Dianne Warren, Beyonce, and more.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ritmica: A Unique Approach to Rhythm

Thursday / November 1, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The purpose of this workshop is to develop a deeper concept of rhythm as a musical element, moving beyond arithmetic and counting to something that is more melodic and intuitive. The focus of this system is counterpoint instead of vertical relationships. Something different and more musical arises out of combining independent rhythmic parts in a way that emphasizes their independence: as voices, each one with its own characteristics and personality, happening simultaneously. Presented by Rogério Boccato

Using various types of rhythmic exercises, this workshop will work on the students' ability to concentrate, improving inner discipline, flexibility, leading students to feel rhythm and to internalize it in a deeper way, helping them to adapt their attention to new kinds of associations and relationships. In this way, the musician can overcome arithmetical challenges, “deconditioning” his response to rhythm, leading to a fully aware musical execution. It is also part of the program to explore the application of the rhythmic exercises to individual instruments, through experimental pieces composed in class. Bring your instrument

Brazilian percussionist and educator Boccato plays in projects led by some of today’s leading jazz players, among them Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Edward Simon, and David Binney. He is featured on two Grammy-nominated albums: Kenny Garrett’s Beyond The Wall and John Patitucci's release Remembrance, alongside Joe Lovano and Brian Blade. Boccato has been a faculty member of the Percussion department of The Hartt School (University of Hartford) teaching Brazilian Percussion and Ritmica, and recently joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and Montclair State University. He has been presenting clinics on Brazilian music, focusing on traditional Brazilian rhythms and styles applied to the drum set and to jazz combo, which have been enthusiastically received at universities around the United States, Mexico, and Portugal.

 

Admission: 
Free

Heavy Rotation Records: Fall Showcase

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee College of Music's student-run label, Heavy Rotation Records, presents a showcase of its upcoming artists on the eighth Dorm Sessions album. First 100 to walk in get a free swag bag.

Crossover Kidz is a hip-hop duo based out of Boston, that continues to electrify stages all over New England. After meeting their freshmen year of college, Matt [MuZ] and Droobee found themselves producing, writing, and recording songs right out of their dorm room closet. After only weeks of working together, they established themselves as the Crossover Kidz and began to plan for a live concert. Pulling together a band, instead of using the typical DJ or click track, and using a few weeks to practice, their debut show was a huge success; filling the venue to capacity with more than 250 people in attendance.

Red Oblivion is a rock band based out of Boston, with backgrounds in a multitude of styles including classical, metal, world music, pop, and electronic. Red Oblivion blends a traditional lineup with the heaviness of amplified cello in an evolving passionate collaboration.
 

Noize Tank is a rock group based in the Boston metropolitan area. Now over year after its inception, the group continues to develop and grow.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Money Jungle

Thursday / February 14, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Griots and Community: Celebrating Artistry featuring Terri Lyne Carrington

Renowned drummer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington presents her new CD, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. The album – to be released the week of the concert – is the follow-up to her Grammy Award-winning CD MosaicMoney Jungle is a landmark trio recording by Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Carrington wrote all new arrangements of Ellington’s music for the album, which also includes two original compositions by Carrington and one by pianist Gerald Clayton. The concert will feature Carrington performing in trio and larger group settings with Berklee students and guest Clayton. 

 

Admission: 
$8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $20 day of show, reserved seating

Stephen Mougin & Ned Luberecki aka Nedski and Mojo

Friday / November 16, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Nedski and Mojo! Known for their work with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (Nedski) and Sam Bush Band (Mojo).  The duet features banjo-guitar and mandolin-guitar duets and soulful vocals.

Admission: 
Free

Pop/Rock Live: Celebrating Mirek Kocandrle

Thursday / January 24, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

A pop/rock show in memory of alumnus and longtime Berklee faculty member Mirek Kocandrle who was known for his passion for rock and roll. Keith Murray and guests will be celebrating by performing music from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  As a bass player for many years, Kocandrie performed with the Phil Wilson Big Band, Wayne Naus Big Band, Boston Jazz Conspiracy Big Band, George Smith Big Band, Roy Orbison, Drifters, Coasters, Platters, Bee Gees, Marvelettes, Mary Wells, the Seekers, and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. 

Film Scoring Berklee alumnus and faculty member Keith Murray has an active music career in Boston and the surrounding regions.  From arranging for the award-winning marching band, The Power of Class of New England's Minuteman Marching Band, to producing, composing, and conducting a sold out concert at Symphony Hall with fellow Berklee Alum, Alan Silvestri.  This year Keith will premiere his first symphony "Dark Romance" and a Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.  

 

 

 

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

Reignwolf / Marc Pinansky

Saturday / November 10, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Reignwolf

The Canadian-born Reignwolf, a.k.a. Jordan Cook, has just released his new full-length album, Seven Deadly Sins. The songs were jammed out over a period of years with amazing musicians, like bass player Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, David Bowie), and input from producers like the Matrix (Korn, Avril Lavigne) and Howard Bilerman (the Arcade Fire). Seven Deadly Sins was then recorded with some of Cook’s most trusted musician friends. The album wasn’t so much born, as it evolved.

With Cook’s honest unrestrained lyrics, powerful sound, and high-energy shows, it’s no wonder he caught the attention of his business manager, Alvin Handwerker, who has managed greats like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Gavin DeGraw, and many more. Whether it was being the first Canadian rocker to tour China, or being declared the revelation of Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, the former child prodigy is out to wake people up. It’s probably why Maclean’s Magazine named Cook among the "100 Canadians to Watch" and the late, great guitar god Jeff Healey once publicly introduced Cook as the finest player in the world today.

Country-folk for city folk. Marc Pinansky was born and raised outside of Boston, MA. A professional amateur musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Pinansky is also a grammatical bandit and a lover of cats. Having released a five-song EP for every month in 2011, he has supported acts such as America, Mason Jennings, John Doe, and Ryan Bingham. Apart from writing and performing music for national commercials, movies, and television, Pinansky is also plays the role of a sought-after sideman, co-writer, and drinking buddy. He gets more done in a bathrobe than most do in a suit. 

Admission: 
Free admission

Experience Young

Thursday / December 20, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist Young Park and his quintet will be playing Brazilian jazz music of composers including Hermeto Pascoal and Manfredo Fest.

Admission: 
Free

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