Concert

Percussion Days: Faculty Tribute to Sa Davis

Thursday / March 31, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert is a tribute to percussionist Sa Davis, a member of Berklee's percussion faculty since 1992 and an innovator of hand-drumming technique who passed away on August 25, 2010 at the age of 56. 

Known for incorporating percussion styles from around the world into a range of more well-known genres, Davis performed with a host of music greats, including Billy Cobham, Tom Scott, Grover Washington Jr., Freddie Hubbard, and Lalah Hathaway. 

This concert will celebrate this diverse and rich scope of musical styles, as well as Davis's personal influences within the lives of his colleagues at Berklee and throughout the Boston community at large. Featured artists will include Dean Anderson, Leonard Brown, Eugie Castrillo, Armstead Christian, Kenwood Dennard, Ernesto Diaz, Tim Engles, Joe Galeota, Yoron Israel, Bill Lowe, Bill Pierce, Syd Smart, and others.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Spring Winds, Piano, and Flutes

Wednesday / March 30, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Spring Winds, Piano, and Flutes will feature the Berklee Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble as well as the Berklee Flute Choir with rhythm section, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe, performing lively and lyrical music from Brazilian to Baroque to contemporary. The concert features premieres of original compositions by students Ji Lee, Zachary Lucia, and Jonathan Ong, and arrangements of captivating Latin flute music by students Daniel Lima Pantoja and Juan Rosales.

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CWP Student Concert: Rhythms and Frequencies

Tuesday / March 29, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The contemporary writing and production student concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music.

On March 29, CWP majors will showcase, along with a dynamite student band, pieces from Oren Hartov, Zoe Hillengas, Casey Kidd, Philip Labarge, Olga Matuszewska, Oguz Ozcanli, Lorena Perez Batista, Bo Ram Han, Rafael Restrepo Gonzalez, Daniele Siliquini, Alex Smith, Sam Steele, and Hao Wang. The concert will feature a wide variety of styles and compositions. Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP and Dave Howard, associate professor are the directors of the show. This is a concert that you don’t want to miss!

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Learn more . . . 

The Band

DRUMS / PERCUSSION
Kyle Jenkins
Jazz Robertson
Joshua Wood

BASS: Shaye Jones

PIANO: Abraham Olivo

KEYS: Yumi Kim

GUITAR
Cesar D.O. Alves
Zacary Silva

HORNS
Trumpet: Thomas Brennan
Alto: Yoo Sun Nam
Tenor: Michael Summer
Trombone: Elad Cohen

VOCALISTS
Jenna Glatt
David Jiles
Max Landry
Alexandra Ramsaier

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Ben Sher: Não Somente Brasileiro (Not Just Brazilian!)

Monday / March 28, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ben Sher leads an all-star jazz faculty group playing Brazilian and American repertoire. Compositions by Bandolim, Caymmi, James Taylor, and original works.

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Two and a Half Continents

Monday / March 28, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is a program of music that spans two and a half continents. One of the pieces, "Glinka," is a traditional work of the Romantic Period!

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Ragtime

Thursday / April 28, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee students perform the musical Ragtime, with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States, represented by a Harlem musician, a WASP matriarch, and a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, and Emma Goldman also appear. The music includes marches, cakewalks, gospel, and, of course, ragtime.

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Middle Eastern Festival

Tuesday / April 19, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This third edition of the Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will feature artist-in-residence Simon Shaheen. The world-renowned oud/violin Palestinian-American virtuoso will play with the Berklee Middle Eastern All-Stars student ensemble as well as perform solo material. There will also be guest appearances.

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Songwriters Night

Wednesday / March 30, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Some of Berklee's most talented students perform the 12 winning songs from the annual Songwriters Competition. Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

25th Annual International Folk Music Festival

Thursday / March 24, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In this concert—celebrating its 25th anniversary—student bands perform traditional folk music from around the world.

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

 

Admission: 
$10, reserved seating

Merengue at Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami

Friday / March 11, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Dade County Auditorium
2901 West Flagler Street
Miami
FL
United States
Merengue at Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami

A group of 16 Berklee students, one alumnus, and two faculty members will travel to Miami for the 2011 O/E Arts and Culture Foundation's Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami. This is the second Berklee group to perform at Carnaval. Directed by Ricardo Monzon, associate professor in the Percussion Department, some of the college's top Latin players will perform at a highly anticipated moment of the festival: The tribute to influential merengue musicians Milly Quezada, Sergio Vargas, and Wilfrido Vargas.  

Serenata a la Reina con Berklee College of Music Pays Tribute to Wilfrido Vargas, Milly Quezada, and Sergio Vargas takes place on Friday, March 11, at 8:00 p.m. at the Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler Street, Miami. For more information, visit carnavalenmiami.org

Although Berklee has paid tribute to many Latin musicians—Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Rubén Blades, Juan Luis Guerra, Rosa Passos, and Tito Puente among them—this will be Berklee's first concert dedicated solely to merengue. The music covered has been arranged by faculty members Ricardo Monzon and Bernando Hernandez, as well as students performing in the ensemble, and the concert promises to be one of the most lively and inspiring of Carnaval. With the Vargases and Quezada sitting front-and-center enjoying the career-spanning retrospect, who knows if they'll be moved to take the stage and join in the celebration?

Serenata is the opening event of the Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami, which reflects the essence of the city where different Latin cultures gather to preserve and spread their cultural traditions. Proceeds from tickets will benefit a Barranquilla foundation called Fútbol con Corazón that seeks social transformation through the values of sportsmanship.

Admission: 
$25

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