Performance

Franz Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage

Wednesday / November 14, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In 1858, Franz Liszt published a score containing several piano pieces, the Années de Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), written during a two-year stay in Italy in the late 1830s. The set of compositions of Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage is striking, in that each piece is inspired by a work of visual art, or poetry, or a combination of the two, that Liszt encountered during his journey. Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, and Dante are among the artists and poets whose works Liszt chose to address in his musical compositions.

 
For this concert liberal arts assistant professor Anthony Scibilia will perform three pieces from the Years of Pilgrimage at the piano, and describe the ways in which Liszt has adopted works of visual art and poetry as the basis for his exploration of musical composition. The program will open with the first piece in Liszt's collection, "Il Penseroso"("The Thinker"), modeled after the Medici tomb sculptures, as well as a quatrain of poetic verse, by Michelangelo.  The second piece, "Sposalizio" ("Marriage"; but commonly known as "The Marriage of the Virgin"), is a composition based on the famous painting of the same name by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael.  The third and final piece of the program will be the "Dante Sonata," in which Liszt explores at a grand scale the fullest possible range of sonorities and moods, all based on a simple two-note motif that captures the rhythmic gait of Dante's verse in the Divine Comedy.  

In these three pieces, we witness not only Liszt's appreciation of a variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture, and poetry; but also his specific and wide-ranging approach to the formal construction of musical compositions rooted in extra-musical subject matter—a concern as relevant to musicians today as it was when Liszt composed this marvelous set of pieces. In the spirit of Liszt's multidimensional approach to musical composition, this performance and discussion will include projected images of works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and others.  

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Wendyam: Soliloquy

Monday / August 6, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Wendyam is a Performance and MPE dual major. This will be his departing concert and senior recital showcasing some funk, Afrobeat, and hip hop covers. He will be joined by a group of stellar musicians he is proud to share the stage with.

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Autumn Winds and Piano and Berklee Flute Choir

Wednesday / November 14, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A lively and lyrical program by the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by woodwinds professor Wendy Rolfe. Music from baroque to contemporary to world, with highlighted new compositions and arrangements by Berklee composers. 

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Kaye Kelly: Wide Open Road

Thursday / November 8, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kaye Kelly debuts music from her new album Wide Open Road in an intimate acoustic setting. 

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Henry Rollins: "Capitalism" Tour

Tuesday / October 30, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grammy Award-winning songwriter/spoken word artist Henry Rollins will perform. The former Black Flag front man has deemed these dates as his "Capitalism" Tour. Over an interdisciplinary three decades, Rollins has garnered mass acclaim in a wide array of mediums, including music, acting, and writing. Program may contain strong language. Grammy award winning songwriter/spoken word artist Henry Rollins will perform at the Berklee Performance Center this October 30th. The former Black Flag front man has entitled these dates as his "Capitalism" Tour. Over an interdisciplinary three decades, Rollins has garnered mass acclaim in a wide array of mediums, including music, acting, and writing. Program may contain strong language.

Admission: 
$29.50, $25, reserved seating

Ron Savage Trio

Tuesday / October 30, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of originals and jazz standards.

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Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 6, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will highlight Five-Week student performances in a variety of groups, including the Five-Week Musical Theater Showcase, Five-Week Chorus, Five-Week Singers Showcase, and Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble. This performance is free.

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

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Acker Bros.

Wednesday / July 25, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Haviland Street Building
7 Haviland Street
Boston
MA
United States
The Acker Bros.

The Acker Bros.—Victor on guitar and Dana on bass—are Boston based Berklee alumni and composers, musicians, and producers. They head up two of New England's premier jazz trios, the Acker Brother's Trio, a guitar, bass, and drum unit that swings like mad, and the Acker Bressler Trio along with guitarist Scott Bressler. Both trios blow a breath of fresh air into the jazz standard repertoire by mixing traditional fare with a healthy dose of the new standards composed by such artists as Burt Bachrach, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Lennon and McCartney, and the Police. They deliver subtle, cool arrangements of finger popping favorites, Brazilian classics, lush ballads and the occasional fiery gypsy manouche outing. They bring a warm familiarity to every performance.

 

Admission: 
Free

The Jauntee

Saturday / July 21, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
The Jauntee

Since their creation in 2010, the Jauntee has quickly erupted onto the New England jam band scene. Their bi-weekly themed shows (the Jauntee’s Regal Ball) along with many local and festival gigs (the Middle East, WonderBar, Church, Camp Coldbrook, Heads in Harmony) have given them a steady increase of loyal fans in a relatively short amount of time. With a focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration, every show is different from the last, truly making the Jauntee a live act to see again and again.

Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, the Jauntee's improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including funk, rock, jazz, progressive, bluegrass, psychedelic, and ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into "the weird" sets them apart from your average upcoming jam  band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With a large arsenal of covers, countless original tunes, and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Boylston Collective

Saturday / July 21, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
The Boylston Collective

The Boylston Collective was formed during the cold winter months of 2012 in Boston. A collection of musicians assembled by guitarist and arranger Charlie McCanless, the group plays flash-fried funk and soul music that heats up performance halls and dance floors with its infectious grooves.

Admission: 
Free

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