Concert

Larry Harlow Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 18, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Larry Harlow

Larry Harlow is a living legend of Afro-Cuban music. Though jazz and the piano stylings of Art Tatum were the first loves of this Brooklyn native, the music and culture of the New York Latino community fascinated him. After graduating from the famed LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, he traveled to Cuba in the late 1950s and began a two-year adventure studying Afro-Cuban music in all its manifestations. On his return to New York he quickly made a name for himself as a top bandleader and was signed by the new Fania record company.

"El Judio Maravilloso," as he is affectionately called, revolutionized what is known today as "salsa," developing the explosive sound of the early-'70s bands. He studied audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research and produced over 260 albums for Fania alone. Harlow is also the producer/pianist for the legendary Fania All-Stars, which spread clave consciousness the world over. He coproduced, wrote music for, and starred in Our Latin Thing and Salsa, two of the definitive documentaries on Afro-Cuban music in New York City. In 2003, Harlow's Latin Jazz Encounter released the album Live at Birdland, beginning a new phase in his career. He is currently touring with his new Latin Legends Band.

As a governor of the New York chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Harlow emphasized the role of Latin musicians. He received the Grammy Trustees Award in 2008 and was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

Harlow holds a B.A. in music from Brooklyn College and a master's degree in philosophy from the New School of Social Research. He regularly lectures and conducts residencies at Harvard, Yale, and the California state universities.

Tonight, with a Berklee student group produced by Oscar Stagnaro and conducted by Matt Nicholl, Harlow will perform his classic salsa and Afro-Cuban hits.

 

 

Admission: 
$20, $15, reserved seating

Singers Night

Tuesday / November 9, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students from first to ninth semester perform and sing an array of styles.

Discounts are available

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Wednesday / May 4, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Electronic Production and Design seniors present their final projects concert.

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Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / April 26, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Selections from the band's repertoire, along with music of current student writers, will be featured.

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Those Who Can Teach Perform

Thursday / April 14, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester students and faculty from the Music Education Department demonstrate their performance skills in an eclectic program.

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Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues

Tuesday / November 16, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The annual jazz/blues Guitar Night is one of the most anticipated student concerts of the year. This year's concert will feature some of the best student guitarists and their bands performing in a variety of styles within the jazz and blues idioms.

Discounts available

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Guitar Night/R&B Funk Showcase

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

Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents the third annual Guitar Night/R&B Funk Showcase featuring six stellar guitarist leading their own groups in a program of original and covered r&b/funk tunes.

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Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble

Tuesday / March 8, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble performs contemporary chamber music for voice and instruments, including works by faculty composers Rosey Lee and Rick Applin. Performers include Robin Ginenthal, soprano; Lisa DeSiro, piano; and Shin Yi Yang, gu zheng.

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Berklee Chamber Players

Thursday / February 10, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Chamber Players presents a concert of chamber music that honors the past, present, and future. This concert features original compositions by Berklee faculty, contemporary chamber music from around the globe, and contemporary genres incorporating the innovations of electronic sound design. Founded by String Department chair Melissa Howe, the BCP showcase the vital and innovative classical music scene at Berklee.

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Concert Songs of Black Composers

Tuesday / February 8, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and staff from across the college perform the concert works of black composers from Chevalier de St. Georges to contemporary.

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