Concert

Guitar Night Jazz and Blues Student Showcase

Monday / November 5, 2012 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This yearly event sponsored by the Berklee Guitar Department presents student-led ensembles featuring the best jazz and blues guitarists at Berklee. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Berklee World Strings

Tuesday / November 13, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eugene Friesen

The Berklee Performance Center presents Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen. The concert will include Bernard Herrmann’s revolutionary score for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Herrmann’s only score for string orchestra, the Psycho film cues are the perfect sound design for Hitchcock’s black and white suspense thriller and has influenced the use of strings in countless film scores and concert pieces. The program will also feature the premiere of East River Mountain Suite by Berklee faculty composer Bruce Thomas. This three-movement suite is an ode to the composer’s home state of West Virginia, evoking its history and landscape with beauty and rhythmic innovation. Composed for Berklee World Strings, East River Mountain Suite will spotlight a variety of soloists including Alexander Gable, mandolin; Charles Overton, harp; and Na Young Baik and Patrick M’Gonigle, violin/fiddle. Also on the program is “The Passion of Rumi” by Iranian composer Hafez Nazeri. Transcribed and arranged for strings by Berklee World Strings director Eugene Friesen, “The Passion of Rumi” will feature vocalist Mayssa Karaa. Born in Beirut, Lebanon and trained at the Lebanese National Conservatory, Karaa’s repertoire in five languages spans from classical through modern music. Filling out the program will be several pieces written for the ensemble featuring student soloists. “Dan’s Band,” by faculty composer Jimmy Kachulis, is a swinging samba in 7/4 time. “Torkman,” by student composer Milad Zendehnam of Iran, is a contemporary fusion piece featuring Zendehnam on electric guitar. “Maracaibo,” by Eugene Friesen, is a Venezuelan joropo, and a rhythmic etude for strings.

The Berklee World Strings are devoted to the art of ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and classical styles, the ensemble presents original programs that include new compositions and arrangements from a wide variety of the world’s music. The group features Berklee's finest string players from countries around the world and the U.S.

Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

 

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

Metal Guitar Night

Wednesday / October 31, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert showcasing the talents of Berklee's premier metal musicians. An evening of fierce riffage and guitar pyrotechnics is guaranteed. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Singers Night

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singers Night is a concert sponsored by the Voice Department showcasing Berklee's top vocal talent. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

 

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

Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Student Showcase

Tuesday / October 16, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Abigail Aronson Zocher

Presented by the Guitar Department and directed by Abigail Aronson Zocher, this showcase features some of the finest student guitarist/singer-songwriters at Berklee, playing a variety of guitar-grounded songs in a variety of guitar-grounded instrumentations. Featuring groupings ranging from guitar and string quartet, to guitar and brass trio, to solo guitar and voice, and many more. This yearly concert is now in its third season. 

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Business of Hip-Hop Symposium

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kevin Liles

The sixth annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: The Best in the Business is presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management Department (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) and provides dynamic, cutting-edge insight by the people behind the most prominent names in the genre. The event includes a conversation with Kevin Liles (top-tier industry executive and manager for Trey Songz, D'Angelo, and Young Jeezy) plus a showcase/critique panel called Show Me What You Got! where a lucky few will be called from the audience to perform on the spot and hear critique from Noah "40" Shebib (producer for Drake, Alicia Keys, and L'il Wayne), Courtney Harrell '01 (Grammy-winning songwriter for Chris Brown, plus John Legend, Rodney Jerkins, and Kelly Rowland), Rob Lewis '94 (music director/arranger for Diddy's Making the Band on VH1, NKOTB, Christina Aguilera, and Patti LaBelle), and Darcie Nicole '01 (Boston Hip-Hop Alliance, "...Ask Darcie," and Velvet Stylus).

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three, and save.

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

Voices from the Village

Tuesday / October 9, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Joey Blake

Come and celebrate with us the release of Joey Blake and the Singing Tribe's new CD, Voice from the Village. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

One Long Groove with the George W. Russell Jr. Trio

Tuesday / September 25, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A groove-oriented, fresh-sounding trio playing original music along with arrangements of standard jazz tunes. Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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

Rockapella: Motown and More

Friday / September 14, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Rockapella's latest show, Motown and More, pays tribute to the music of Motown with unique versions of hit songs from the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, and more.

Among other Rockapella favorites, the concert will include songs like the Temptations' "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," and the Jackson 5's "Stop the Love You Save," and "Dancin' Machine." New for 2012, Motown and More combines the signature sound and staging of Rockapella with the distinctive rhythm and groove of Motown music.

 

 

Admission: 
$31, $26, $21, reserved seating

Mark Walker and the Rhythm of the Americas

Monday / October 1, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and Berklee professor Mark Walker presents a powerful and intoxicating blend of jazz improvisation with the rhythms and percussion of South America, the Caribbean, and North America. His new ensemble, the Rhythm of the Americas, is a virtual wall of rhythm, sound, and color, and features two percussionists, Hammond organ, piano, guitar, saxophone, bass, and drums.

Walker formed this group to balance the two sides of music he’s been involved in for over two decades: the tradition and folklore of his work with Paquito D’Rivera, Caribbean Jazz Project, Andy Narell, Cesar Camargo Mariano and Michel Camilo, and the expansive world jazz styles of Lyle Mays, Oregon, and Ralph Towner.

At the core of the group are two masters of percussion from Berklee: assistant professor Ernesto Diaz (from Colombia) and Berklee alumnus Marcus Santos (from Brazil). Together these three percussion virtuosos drive the ensemble with passion, groove, and fire. The trio itself has been featured in concert at PASIC, the international percussion convention.

The group also features Berklee faculty members Alain Mallet (piano), Tim Miller (guitar), Aubrey Johnson (vocals), Dave Limina (Hammond organ), and Dan Ian Smith (woodwinds), and Berklee alumnus Andres Rotmistrovsky (electric bass). These masters of improvisation and leaders in their own right provide all the elements of an exciting and rewarding musical experience for all listeners.

The music is composed of Walker’s compositions, including the Grammy-nominated “Deep Six” recorded by Oregon and “What About That!” which was featured on Paquito D’Rivera Quintet’s Grammy-winning CD Funk Tango. Other compositions are featured in Walker’s instructional book World Jazz Drumming (Berklee Press/Hal Leonard). 

This concert will be a very exciting evening for the group, as it will be the band’s first recording. This concert will also be broadcast live on Berklee's BIRN radio network and stream live on concertwindow.com.

For more information, visit markwalkerdrums.com.

This event is part of the Discover New Music Concert Package.  Buy tickets to four shows for the price of three.

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

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