Concert

Esterhazy Quartet Concert

Thursday / October 18, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Esterhazy Quartet will present a concert of new music and standard repertoire.

Admission: 
Free

Esterhazy Quartet

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 6:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Esterhazy Quartet

Eva Szekely, violin Susan Jensen, violin

Leslie Perna, viola Darry Dolezal, cello

 

Throughout its distinguished career the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and the Beethoven Society in Santiago de Chile. Critics have praised the Esterhazy Quartet for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound, described as a “velvety palette of tonal colors” (La Nacion, Buenos Aires).

 

Taking its name from Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy, the patron of composer Joseph Haydn (considered the “father” of the string quartet), the Esterhazy Quartet maintains an active touring schedule, and can frequently be heard performing live on National Public Radio, including most recently an appearance on WGBH Boston’s Classical Performances.

 

Formed in 1968 as the resident quartet of the University of Missouri, the Esterhazy Quartet is widely recognized for its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas. The Esterhazy Quartet maintains one of the largest collections of Latin American string quartets in the United States, and is responsible for the commission, world premiere and recording of several new American string quartets.

 

The Esterhazy Quartet recently completed two important recording projects, both due to be released later in 2012. One features the 9th Quartet of Samuel Adler, written for the Esterhazy Quartet in honor of their 40th anniversary in 2008. The album will also include Adler’s 8th Quartet and his Piano Quintet, recorded with pianist Jerome Lowenthal. The other recording marks the culmination of a remarkable, decades-long partnership with composer James Willey during which the Quartet has rehearsed, performed, and now recorded all eight of the composer’s works in this genre. This final disc, recorded for Albany Records, includes Willey’s String Quartets Nos. 3, 7 and 8, along with the separately downloadable recording of his newly revised Quartet No. 2. The previously recorded quartets by Willey are available on the CRI label through New World Records.

 

In addition to collaborating with contemporary composers, the Esterhazy Quartet actively promotes the advancement of the string quartet art form through master classes, coachings, seminars and workshops for young performers and composers, including an annual residency for composers at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a yearly summer chamber music seminar held at the University of Missouri.

 

Admission: 
Free

Dave Mackay Group / Mostacho Experiment

Thursday / October 4, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dave Mackay Group

In his final performance at Berklee, British pianist and composer Dave Mackay is joined by his group to present a collection of original pieces, blending a wide range of styles into his signature sound. Then Andrés Marín presents his Mostacho Experiment project before going to New York. Exploration of styles such as funk, fusion, Latin, and rock are explored in Mostacho's compositions and arrangements.

Can't make it to the show? The event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$12

Yu Rang Han / Anastasiya Dumma

Tuesday / October 2, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Anastasiya Dumma

Pianist Yu Rang Han will present "Goodness and Love," featuring some of her original compositions and her arrangements of standards with great musicians. Then, Anastasiya Dumma and her jazz group will present a concert program dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen's work "Zodiac."

The performance of "Zodiac," arranged for a jazz ensemble and electronics by Olga Karaseva and Anastasiya Dumma, will include different types of improvisation ranges from classical variation solo to jazz solo to free collective improvisation. It will be a nonstop performance, where one theme leads into another. This format will allow the audience to experience an intensive emotional and intellectual journey through twentieth-century music. The concert program will also include some original compositions by Karaseva and Dumma.

Can't make it to the show? The event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
Free

Patrick Simard Group

Tuesday / October 2, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Concert featuring refreshingly original compositions and highly creative improvisations.

Admission: 
Free

Singers Showcase

Thursday / December 6, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Over 100 vocalists audition each year for the chance to earn a spot on the stage. At the callback auditions, audience members were invited to vote for their choices. The results were weighed alongside the choices of the judges. For this installment, singers will present a jukebox of pop, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and folk tunes.

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

Robert Gillies

Tuesday / August 7, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Robert Gillies

Robert Gillies is a folk-popper on a mission, a mission to dig deeper, to write from the heart, and to leave everyone in a 50-mile radius feeling that little bit lighter—and he’s well on his way. With a new record out (Astronaut), opening slots for Andy Grammer, Ryan Star, and Action Item, and an appearance on Ellen Degeneres, Gillies isn't moving mountains—he's moving continents.

Admission: 
Free

Manic Depression: JCA Orchestra Plays Hendrix

Tuesday / February 5, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra will present a program of creative music, by, associated with and about Jimi Hendrix, featuring arrangements/compositions for the 18-piece JCA Orchestra by composers Gil Evans, David Harris, Hiro Honshuku, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, and Norm Zocher. The JCA Orchestra has been a fixture on Boston’s creative music scene since its first performance in December 1985, combining dedicated musicianship, innovative programming and fresh compositional ideas.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

 

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

Griots and Community: Celebrating Artistry with Patrice Rushen

Thursday / February 7, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for the first in a series of concerts under the theme of Griots and Community. This concert will be a celebration of ensembles. Performances inspired by Balkan folk music, African vocal traditions, Negro spirituals, contemporary music, and jazz, promise a concert of diverse styles of storytelling through vocal music. Additionally, two of Berklee's instrumental ensembles will join forces. The Berklee Jazz Orchestra and members of the BCSO string section will add their sonorous colors to the mix of music presented.

Each ensemble is like  a community, working together to shape a performance. Each piece performed is a story, offering a point of view on a moment in time. What better way to demonstrate the joys of music-making, than by raising our collective voices in celebration of the griots we become as musicians, in our own community of large ensembles at Berklee.

Produced by Patrice Rushen, Berklee's ambassador for artistry in education.

 

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

Mark Shilansky and Friends/Giovanni Moltoni Quartet

Wednesday / February 13, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Shilansky plays original jazz and popular music with his septet plus vocals. He will also be featuring original compositions and jazzy arrangements of contemporary tunes, featuring some of the premier talents in jazz today.

The Giovanni Moltoni Quartet will perform compositions from its latest CD.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

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

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