Performance

International Folk Festival

Thursday / March 27, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This annual performance celebrates Berklee's abundant international student population, proving that music is truly a cultural bridge. Students and faculty will perform, some wearing vibrant clothing and playing rarely seen instruments from their homelands. They will showcase a vast range of musical styles.

Watch video from the festival here:

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

The Miguel de Cervantes Anniversary Concert

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee Latino, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI), and Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with the Hispano-American consulates, will present a free concert celebrating Miguel de Cervantes on the anniversary of his death. The concert will feature Berklee students and faculty, including the Balkan Vocal Ensemble directed by Christiane Karam, and special guest, renowned Spanish artist La Shica, playing Latin and Spanish genres such as tango, salsa, bolero, cumbia, and rancheras.

The concert will also include a tribute to the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía, who passed away earlier this year. A famous novelist, poet, and playwright, de Cervantes shaped the Spanish language of today and is best known for his classic epic novel Don Quixote.

The Miguel de Cervantes Anniversary Concert is led by MMI  and Berklee Latino artistic director and Grammy Award-winner Javier Limón; MMI executive director Matthew Nicholl; Berklee Latino academic director and Latin Grammy-winner Oscar Stagnaro; and voice instructor Sofia Rei. All the songs will be arranged by students, and coordinated by student arranging supervisor Esther Rojas.

Admission: 
Free

The Clark Sisters: Africana Studies Gospel Concert

Thursday / February 6, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
The Clark Sisters

The legendary Clark Sisters, a two-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group, will visit Berklee and will be interviewed by Gospel Today Magazine founder Teresa Hairston. The Clark Sisters will also perform some of their greatest hits with Berklee students, and Berklee alumnus Rashad McPherson ’09 will serve as music director.

Admission: 
$18 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $22 day of show, reserved seating

Sun Ra Cosmic Centenary

Thursday / February 20, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Original Sun Ra member Danny Ray Thompson
Original Sun Ra member Marshall Allen
Original Sun Ra member Charles Davis

A self-proclaimed visitor from Saturn, as well as a composer and keyboardist, the visionary Sun Ra was the most eclectic and electric jazz musician and bandleader of the 20th century. His music ranged from keyboard solos to extravagant multimedia performances with his large Arkestra and touched on nearly the entire history of jazz. This concert, celebrating Sun Ra's 100th anniversary, features Arkestra members Marshall Allen, Charles Davis, and Danny Ray Thompson.

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

Big Band Jazz

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Big Band Jazz student ensemble performs an afternoon recital, led by faculty member John Pierce.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Oregon Ensemble

Friday / December 13, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The original fusion ensemble directed by Barbara LaFitte features the music of Ralph Towner, Eva Gertz, and Michael Tomasiak.

Admission: 
Free

The Precious Metal Project

Thursday / February 27, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This concert features original music, classic Caribbean, and creole jazz compositions for contemporary steelpan ensemble, rhythm section, six-piece horn section, and hand percussion duo. Performers will showcase Ron Reid's arrangements of compositions by Ray Holman, Luther Francois, and Robert Greenidge.

 

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

It's Just Talk: Student Jazz Fusion Ensemble

Friday / December 6, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Winston Maccow presents the student jazz fusion ensemble, which will perform music by Pat Metheny.

Admission: 
Free

Teddy Geiger / Justin Levinson / Barnaby Bright

Friday / January 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Teddy Geiger

Teddy Geiger catapulted to stardom with the top-selling hit “For You I Will,” featured on Geiger’s critically acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the Billboard charts at No. 8 in 2006. Just 16-years-old, Geiger launched a three-year international tour and grabbed the silver screen spotlight by starring opposite Emma Stone in 2008’s The Rocker and appearing in the cult hit TV series Love Monkey.

A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Geiger’s sheer breadth of musicality imprints a bold stamp in the lexicon of American pop with his sophomore album, The Last Fears, which is available on iTunes. The self-produced album establishes the re-emergence of Geiger as a singer-songwriter at the forefront of the independent American music landscape, blending traditional pop structure with accents of electronica and ballads tinged with the close-to-home sounds of mandolins and steel guitars.

Geiger is a versatile songwriter and producer, and is a featured artist on Tiesto's forthcoming album, Clublife 3 Stockholm, with the single "Love and Run."

Watch a music video for Teddy Geiger's "Walking in the Sun" here:

The Vermont-based singer-songwriter Justin Levinson and the folk duo Barnaby Bright will also perform.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission

Contemporary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Contemporary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will play a variety of tunes from Turkey and the Arab world. These are contemporary arrangements that reflect a fusion of traditional Middle Eastern music with Western popular styles.

Admission: 
Free

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