Performance

Aliya Cycon: Perspectives

Monday / November 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Aliya Cycon

Pianist and composer Aliya Cycon will perform original compositions and arrangements along with six musicians from around the world. Together, they will explore music that expresses both concern and reverence for our ever-changing world through the perspectives of jazz, Afro-pop, and Arabic music.

Admission: 
Free

Lindsay Kusper's Senior Recital

Friday / November 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Lindsay Kusper will perform all three incarnations of her musical personality, from singer-songwriter, to jazz, to contemporary music.

Admission: 
Free

Café Con Piernas

Monday / October 28, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist/vocalist Federico Lopez Schaper and Latin pop rock band Café con Piernas perform some of the good old classics and new original material. This multicultural band (Chile, Dominican Republic, Korea, Colombia) has performed in a variety of venues in the Boston area, with great responses from Latin and non-Latin audiences alike. The band's influences include Fito Paez, Calle 13, Luis Alberto Spinetta, and Cafe Tacuba.

Admission: 
Free

Jeonghee Jun: Precious

Thursday / October 31, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Jeonghee Jun performs original and cover songs in the styles of pop and R&B in her senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Simona Smirnova: Jazz Colors of Lithuania

Wednesday / October 30, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Simona Smirnova’s original jazz compositions and arrangements contain American jazz standards, the mystery of Lithuanian traditional songs, and sounds specific to the kankles, a traditional Lithuanian instrument. The colorful mix of American and Lithuanian sounds will be enhanced by video projections of Simona’s original drawings.

Admission: 
Free

The Infinite Sounds of Nature: Franz Liszt's Musical Landscapes

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In 1855, Franz Liszt published a score containing several piano pieces, the Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), written during a stay in Switzerland in the 1830s. This set of compositions is striking, in that each piece is inspired either by a work of poetry, or by a natural setting or landscape that Liszt encountered during his journey.

For this concert, Department of Liberal Arts and Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty member Anthony Scibilia will perform Liszt's “Vallee d’Obermann,” in which the composer responds to an emotionally charged and poignant fragment of poetic verse written by Lord Byron, to the existential questions and deep yearnings expressed by a young traveler in Étienne de Sénancour's quasi-autobiographical novel "Obermann," and to the to the dramatic alpine landscape that he and Countess Marie d’Agoult explored together during their pilgrimage in Switzerland. 

In these pieces, we witness Liszt's uncanny ability to bring music, poetry, landscape, and evocative states of nature into dynamic conversation with each other, as well as his specific and wide-ranging approach to the formal construction of musical composition rooted in extra-musical subject matter—a concern as relevant to musicians today as it was when Liszt composed this marvelous set of pieces. In the spirit of Liszt's multidimensional approach to musical composition, this performance and discussion will include projected imagery relevant to the pieces being performed.

Admission: 
Free

Guitarist Wonjun Jung

Monday / October 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Wonjun Jung presents his senior recital featuring his original jazz compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Mark LaDuke's Senior Recital

Friday / October 25, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Mark LaDuke and ensemble present an afternoon program for his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Tamara Usatova: Chameleon

Friday / October 25, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Tamara Usatova's second recital, featuring her quintet, will focus on portions of her new soul and R&B songs written during her time at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Irma Seleman: The Beginning

Thursday / October 24, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Singer, songwriter, and arranger Irma Seleman will perform her original tunes alongside R&B, soul, and funk covers (including music by John Legend, Jill Scott, Norah Jones, and many more) as well as some traditional Malay music. Seleman's band, hailing from many countries, will bring these wide-ranging sounds together as one.

Admission: 
Free

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