Performance

Solo Piano Recital

Monday / December 16, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Students of Neil Olmstead will present traditional classical and jazz works in a solo piano recital.

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Ensembles: Jubilee Spirit and A Capella Ensembles

Monday / December 16, 2013 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's contemporary a cappella ensemble will present works directed by Joey Blake. Donna McElroy, a former member of the world-renowned Jubilee Singers out of Fisk University, has brought the heritage, faith, and beauty of the American Negro Spiritual to Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Emily King / Nick Hakim

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Emily King
Nick Hakim

Emily King is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She recently released the critically acclaimed EP Seven and toured with Maroon 5 and Emeli Sande. King’s carefully crafted compositions serve as a vehicle for her lush vocals, which harbor both innocence and honesty. With a gentle mix of soul, folk, and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of to-the-point storytelling that’s reminiscent of many singer-songwriters of the 1970’s. She’s currently writing and recording her next album.

Nick Hakim, a singer-songwriter who draws from the musical likes of Marvin Gaye, Harry Nillson, and the Impressions, will be opening the show. Playing shows with his band mainly throughout New York and Boston, Hakim has been cultivating his sound for his debut album, which is set to be released this fall.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

The Cotton Club: A Reading of a Work in Progress

Monday / November 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

This event, lasting 60-90 minutes, will be a reading of a work in progress about the Cotton Club.  It will feature student readers/performers and a music ensemble. The purpose of the event is to test the script before an invited audience.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Vocal Series

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz vocalists perform songs from the Great American Songbook jazz standards. A rhythm section accompanies the singers.

Admission: 
Free

Autumn Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / November 20, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

A lively and lyrical concert featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble, directed by Woodwind Department faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Original Berklee compositions and arrangements, as well as classics in styles from Latin to baroque, to romantic to world music, will delight listeners.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition in Fall 2013

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

A collection of the best student compositions from the fall semester.

Admission: 
Free

Jordan Brooks: The Complete Percussionist

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

This program includes a wide range of music that revolves around percussion as the main voice. The program includes a marimba concerto, xylophone concerto, timpani solo, multipercussion solo, and pop compositions and arrangements by Jordan Brooks for marimba and rhythm section.

This concert is unlike any other at Berklee. It exposes "complete percussionist" to the audience in an intimate setting and uses as many percussion voices and musical genres as possible.

Admission: 
Free

The World is Too Much

Friday / November 15, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

With influences and interests that range from metal to the folk music (passing by styles like jazz, R&B, and funk) of countries in Latin America, Europe, and North America, Felipe Guzmán presents an eclectic and rich blend of his experiences as an artist, a musician, and a human being that seeks to affect physically and emotionally every person he can. Hopefully, this artistic proposal will make you move your head and your hips, but will also make you smile and cry.

With a marimba, some African, Brazilian, Caribbean, and Colombian drums, a guitar, a drum set, a bass, a piano, a keyboard, and maybe some horns, Guzmán will try to paint with music the effect that the world's immense diversity has had on him throughout the years.

Original compositions and arrangements, plus music from artists like Michael League, Henry Castro, Joao Bosco, Mauricio Zotarelli, Dhaffar Youssef, Robert "Sput" Searight, and many more will be the argument of this artistic statement.

Admission: 
Free

Storytellers Unplugged

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Nine of Berklee's most exciting singer-songwriters and vocal interpreters present a special acoustic concert performance, revealing the stories behind the songs.

Admission: 
Free

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