Concert

SYSTEM 5 Ensemble Performance

Monday / August 9, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

SYSTEM 5 Ensemble performances from students of Alonzo Harris and Bernardo Hernandez.

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Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 10, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Berklee City Music performers

Hosted by J. Curtis Warner, associate vice president for education outreach/executive director, Berklee City Music, this musical extravaganza will feature Boston's most talented inner-city youth in concert at the Berklee Performance Center. Showcasing students from a cross section of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville public high schools, this evening promises to be exciting for all! Noteworthy will be the traditional awarding of full-tuition SYSTEM 5 Continuing Scholarships to eight deserving students who will have successfully completed Berklee's five-week summer performance program. Featuring Sharon Young, Marty Walsh, Winston Maccow, Mike Tucker, and Nichelle Mungo.

Admission: 
$5 in advance, $10 day of show. Student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office.

Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 9, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Five-Week Summer Performance Program will feature performances by the Music Theater Workshop and Ensemble, the Five-Week Chorus, World Music Ensemble, and Singers Showcase.

Christiane Karam: World Music (FWEN-010-189)

Lucy Holstedt: Chorus (FWEL-024)

Alisa Miles, Sherry Young, Jerri Sykes: Musical Theater Workshop (FWEL-028) and Musical Theater Ensemble (FWMT-010 )

Ken Zambello: 5-Week Singer Showcase

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SYSTEM 5 Ensemble Performance

Sunday / August 8, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

City Music Ensemble performance led by George Russell Jr.

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Ensembles Week: Jazz, Neo-Soul

Wednesday / August 4, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Dave Santoro and Skip Smith. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and neo-soul.

1:00 p.m. Dave Santoro: Blue Era Note Jazz

2:30 p.m. Skip Smith: Music of Hancock and Zawinul

4:00 p.m. Skip Smith: Neo-Soul

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Ensembles Week: Latin, Country

Friday / August 6, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Fernando Brandao, Mike Ihde, and Ann Dolan. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including Latin and country. 

1:00 p.m. Fernando Brandao: Brazilian Instrumental

2:30 p.m. Mike Ihde: Country Music Ensemble

4:00 p.m. Ann Dolan: Advanced Techniques of Voice Production

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Ensembles Week: Jazz, R&B

Thursday / August 5, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Skip Smith and Ken Cervenka. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and r&b.

1:00 p.m. Skip Smith: Franklin, Wonder, Gaye, and Kahn

4:00 p.m. Ken Cervenka: Jazz Rating 6 

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Ensembles Week: Jazz, Avant-Garde

Monday / August 2, 2010 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty member Darren Barrett. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including electric jazz and avant-garde.

2:30 p.m. Darren Barrett's Electric Jazz

4:00 p.m. Darren Barrett's Avant-Garde Ensemble

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Ensemble

Saturday / September 25, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Berklee Global Jazz Institute Ensemble

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director.

The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. Though launched less than a year ago, BGJI musicians have already played at a host of major festivals around North America, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto). 

Admission: 
Free

Christiane Karam / Gian Aurelio

Wednesday / July 28, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Mothers Rest Playground
Back Bay Fens
Boston
MA
United States
Christiane Karam

Swingin' in Mothers Rest returns with Christiane Karam and ZilZALA, a band that draws from several musical cultures to reinterpret classical, traditional, and folk Arabic music. Vocalist Gian Aurelio and Berklee's Swingers Quartet will open the evening. 

(This event was rescheduled for July 28 after rain postponed its originally scheduled July 21 date.)

Led by acclaimed vocalist/composer Christiane Karam, the ZilZALA Middle Eastern ensemble is a Boston-based world music band that draws from several musical cultures to reinterpret classical, traditional, and folk Arabic music. The outcome is a powerful and uplifting blend of Eastern and Western influences that range from Lebanese, Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, and North African grooves and melodies to contemporary jazz harmonies, coming together to create a truly unique musical experience. The ZilZALA Ensemble has been playing to packed houses in Boston and New York, bringing together music lovers from the Middle East with a western audience that is eager to learn about and enjoy Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies. ZilZALA was also nominated Best World Music Act in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll in 2006 and 2007.

In addition to leading the ZilZALA ensemble, Christiane writes and performs in various musical settings, and has had the privilege of performing and collaborating with Bobby McFerrin, the Assad Brothers, Bassam Saba, the NY Gypsy All-Stars, and Yanka Rupkina to name a few, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Summerstage, Symphony Space, and the Moscow International House of Music. Karam is also an award-winning songwriter and is an assistant professor at Berklee and teaches in the voice, ensemble and songwriting departments.

Gian Aurelio Faraone incorporates the signature sounds of the greatest Italian voices of the 20th century, from Caruso and Sinatra to Pavarotti and Bennett. A multicultural upbringing and fluency in three languages (Spanish, Italian, and English) gave Gian the ability to reach out to many different cultures through various styles of music.

Born in Venezuela and raised in Italy, Aurelio gained popularity in Caracas and Margarita Island, performing at jazz clubs, casinos and hotel showrooms. While attending Berklee he became known as the crooner of Boston's North End.
 
Aside from acting as headliner for many Italian feasts in Boston, Aurelio has performed for the mayor of Boston and with Brian McKnight.

Presented by Berklee College of Music, ParkArts, and Fenway Civic Association.

Admission: 
Free

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