Concert

Marimba Concert 2

Tuesday / May 7, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Members of Berklee's marimba ensembles and labs will perform solo and ensemble music of contemporary percussion composers.

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert 1

Tuesday / May 7, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Members of the Berklee Marimba Ensembles and marimba principals will perform contemporary works for solo and marimba ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Qantara Berklee

Tuesday / April 16, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event has been canceled.

Qantara Berklee is an ensemble that blends Arab, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography.  “Qantara” means arch in Arabic. Come to this concert for an entryway to these musical cultures.

Admission: 
Free

Chord Scales Madness

Wednesday / April 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event has been canceled.

Jackson Schultz directs the Chord Scale Madness Ensemble, performing selected pieces written in AR-201.

Admission: 
Free

Songwriters' Circle

Friday / April 12, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Four student songwriters chosen by the Songwriting Department faculty perform in a circle, each playing and singing original songs in this intimate acoustic setting.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Flute Choir / Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble

Wednesday / April 10, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Flute Choir and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble will be directed by professor Wendy Rolfe. Enjoy lively and lyrical originals by Berklee students and faculty, plus timeless classics from the baroque to the romantic.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Vocal Series

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Jazz vocalists perform the repertoire of Ellington, Porter, Gershwin, etc., accompanied by a trio of bass, piano, drums.

Admission: 
Free

Roots Music Roadshow

Tuesday / April 2, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the American Roots Music program.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: 
Free

Curtain Up 4: Musical Theater Songs Written and Arranged by Berklee Students

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The fourth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students in Musical Theater Arranging and Orchestration. Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds. This year's show is sponsored by the Harmony Department.

Admission: 
Free

Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar

Monday / March 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Praveen Sheolikar
Purnaprajna Bangere

The Liberal Arts Department presents Indian classical music and the art of improvisation with renowned violinists Purnaprajna Bangere and Praveen Sheolikar.

Purnaprajna Bangere is a consummate virtuoso Carnatic (South Indian classical style) violinist known for his technical brilliance and mastery over the violin. Praveen Sheolikar is an exceptionally talented violinist of the Hindustani (North Indian classical style) from India. Steeped in gayki ang, in Sheolikar's hands the violin expresses itself in an utterly sensitive and emotive manner. Both artists are the envy of any classical violinist. They both convey an infectious joy in their playing of the violin that is truly inspiring and enriching. The violinists are accompanied by Supreet Deshpande on the tabla.

Sponsored by the Professional Education Division, the Office of Cultural Diversity, the Liberal Arts Department, and the LearnQuest Academy of Music.

Admission: 
Free

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