Concert

Ensemble of Irreproducible Results

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Ensemble of Irreproducible Results brings its unique brand of improvisation to Berklee. Alumnus and bassist Brian Padavic is joined by reed and laptop player David McIntire and trumpeter Ryan Oldham for an evening of the unexpected.

Admission: 
Free

The Wind and the Wave / Brian Dunne

Thursday / October 29, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Wind and the Wave

Last year, the Wind and the Wave (Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn) released their debut album, From the Wreckage, with RCA Records. The album glows with a rootsy golden tone that encompasses everything from indie folk to alternative to blues rock to Southern psychedelia. The raucous first single, “With Your Two Hands,” sounds like it could have been written during an impromptu back-porch jam session. Baker and Lynn have just released their second single, “It’s a Longer Road to California than I Thought.”

Raised in New York, folk singer-songwriter Brian Dunne has won a lot of attention and praise with his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals. Dunne has played in the U.S. folk scene far and wide and cites influences such as Bob Dylan, the Band, and Bruce Springsteen. One can hear his roots winding through the sound and style of his songwriting and performing. After graduating from Berklee in 2011, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he currently resides. Following up 2012's The Brooklyn Bridge EP, which received praise from John Mayer, among others, Dunne released his first full-length record, Songs From the Hive, in February 2015.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Indian Ensemble

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Berklee Indian Ensemble

Join the renowned Berklee Indian Ensemble for an evening of original music, featuring student and faculty compositions and arrangements covering diverse styles of Indian classical, folk, Indo rock, and Indo jazz music.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Neil Leonard: Transonic

Thursday / March 3, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Neil Leonard, a professor in the Electronic Production and Design Department and artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI), presents a concert of interactive music and video by BIAI students.

Admission: 
Free

The AndersonPonty Band

Saturday / November 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jon Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty
YES's original singer-songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arenas of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator whose unique, visionary spin on his work has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed an unparalleled musical synergy. 
 
Presented by the Better Late than Never Tour, the AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Lenny White), Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie, Barry Manilow), Baron Browne on bass (Steve Smith, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty), and Rayford Griffin on drums/percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Michael Jackson). This band revisits the music created by Anderson and Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances, and new energy. 
 
Admission: 
$40 / $65 / $90

Eguie Castrillo and the Palladium Nights Orchestra

Saturday / September 26, 2015 / 4:50 p.m.
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Capital One Stage
Columbus Ave. and Massachusetts Ave.
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02118
Eguie Castrillo

Since moving to the United States from his native Puerto Rico, Eguie Castrillo has been fulfilling his childhood dream to become a successful, world-renowned percussionist. Castrillo has performed and recorded with prominent world music figures such as Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Winwood, Blood Sweat & Tears, and Arturo Sandoval, just to name a few. A Grammy Award winner and engaging showman, he performs frequently throughout the country with his big band at a variety of events and venues. His latest CD, Palladium Tradition, has been described by music critics as a "must have" in a big band collection. An associate professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee, Castrillo also conducts music clinics and workshop tours around the world. 

Admission: 
Free

Caili O'Doherty: 'Padme' CD Release

Saturday / September 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Capital One Stage
Columbus Ave. and Massachusetts Ave.
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02118
Caili O'Doherty

A native of Portland, Oregon, Caili O'Doherty has received national awards for jazz piano performance and composition from Downbeat Magazine as well as an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award. She has performed at jazz festivals in Toronto, Canada; Panama; Ireland; Boston; and Paris, to name a few, as well as at Lincoln Center in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Since graduating from Berklee, she has made her home in New York City, where she performs with a variety of musicians.

At this festival, O'Doherty celebrates the release of her debut album, Padme, which features a diverse mix of original compositions inspired by her experiences teaching and playing music in North America, Panama, Colombia, and West Africa.

Listen to a podcast featuring Caili O'Doherty here.

Admission: 
Free

Stambandet: Scandinavian Vocal Design

Monday / February 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Stambandet is known for its accomplishments as a world music vocal group and an a cappella ensemble. Led by Allen LeVines, a professor in the Composition Department, Stambandet performs songs rarely heard outside Scandinavia. Their music spans a spectrum from an 800-year-old Icelandic Viking ode to a jazzified rendering of a Swedish folk tune transcribed from piano to voices. Expect close harmonies, surprising dance rhythms, ship's calls, love songs, the haunting voice of an evil elf queen, and more.

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Free

Kari Juusela

Thursday / January 28, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature new compositions for classical guitar performed by Kim Perlak, assistant chair of the Guitar Department; classical guitar virtuoso Stephen Robinson; and other guest guitarists. Perlak and Robinson will premiere a new classical guitar duet by Kari Juusela, dean of the Professional Writing and Music Techonology Division.

Admission: 
Free

New Old Directions for Mandolin II

Wednesday / January 27, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mandolinist August Watters, an associate professor in the Ear Training Department, presents an evening of original and standard compositions for classical mandolin. He is the author of Berklee Press's Exploring Classical Mandolin, an instructional method designed to introduce compositions and techniques from the 300-year history of classical mandolin to a new generation, as well as an international clinician, soloist, composer, and conductor. Watters also founded the New England Mandolin Ensemble, the Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music, and Cape Cod Mandolin Camp.

This performance will include works by early 20th-century American virtuosi such as Seth Weeks, Aubrey Stauffer, and Giuseppe Pettine, along with new compositions using traditional techniques borrowed from the 18th- and 19th-century masters such as Gabriele Leone, Raffaele Calace, and Carlo Munier. The concert will spotlight America's earliest popular and virtuoso mandolin styles with emphasis on contemporary applications of traditional techniques and repertoire. David Newsam, improvising classical guitarist and assistant professor in the Guitar Department, will also perform.

Admission: 
Free

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