Concert

Kara Dioguardi's Berklee Bootcamp Showcase

Monday / December 12, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

TV personality Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive, among other things. Her discography includes work with artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias, among others. DioGuardi currently teaches a highly competitive class at Berklee called Bootcamp, which combines songwriting with elements of artist development. This semester, her students divided up into teams of songwriters, producers, and artists with the goal of developing the artists and their sounds. In this event, artists PhéMatilda Jonsson, David Stewart (from Migrant Motel), Naïka and luhx.. will all showcase the music they’ve created with their teams.

The 2017 MLK Celebration: Mobilize, Educate, Elevate​ with Special Guest India.Arie

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Martin Luther King Jr.

Berklee’s fourth annual MLK Celebration Series will engage the Berklee community and the public in celebration and discussion of furthering the work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event aims to embolden activists and demonstrate what it means to mobilize, educate, and elevate the work suggested by the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Featured guest artist India.Arie, known for her abilities to heal and empower communities, will perform a short set of her incredible music. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot—Berklee trustee, Harvard professor, and prolific activist—will deliver the keynote address and share the stage with Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee’s Woodwinds Department, who will also perform. Following the performance, the Bill Pierce MLK Scholarship will be awarded to the 2017 recipient. All of this will be supported by the talents and leadership of Berklee students.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone: Duets

Sunday / March 5, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Alumnus Makoto Ozone (left) and Gary Burton '62 '89H

If there is a single word that describes a typical Gary Burton/Makoto Ozone concert, it would be virtuosity. The duo improvises on just about any kind of music, from traditional and contemporary jazz, to tango and classical themes. Both musicians are stunning performers, always pushing each other to new and greater heights.

Vibraphonist, composer, and educator Gary Burton '62 '89H is a living legend in the jazz world, a 2016 NEA Jazz Master, and the recipient of seven Grammy awards. He is known as an innovator for his pioneering vibraphone technique and as a bandleader with his groundbreaking ensembles. 2017 marks an important year for this legendary jazz artist, as Burton has announced that he is retiring from his career as a touring musician after finishing his current U.S. tour and a tour of Japan. 

Berklee alumnus Makoto Ozone B.M. '83 is the absolute star of the jazz scene in Japan and is a prolific composer and arranger, having composed music for more than two dozen albums. In the past decade he has become a frequent guest soloist with orchestras in Japan and Europe, and is a regular guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.

Watch a duet performance by Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone

Admission: 
$25 / $35

Speech and Vocal Synthesis Concert

Wednesday / December 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

Compositions from the EP-340 Speech and Vocal Synthesis class

Featuring the talents of

Conner Edmunds
Jacob Ferrini
Jennifer Kim
Christian Mombru
Dahun Noh
Matteo Pino
Henning Rotstein
Alexander Theux Lowen
Oscar Santiago Urbina Lloay
Valeria Zaklinskaya

All are welcome!

 

 

Admission: 
Free

EP-350 Live Electronic Performance

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

EPD faculty Dave Doms presents a Recital Concert by students of

EP-350 Live Performance Techniques.

Featuring:

Aaron Calderon & Quay Schaus

Isaac Matus & Geoffrey Carter

Nia Pitre & Jacob Johnson

William Schumacher & Shih Yun Huang

All are welcome!

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Clarinet Choir: A Holiday Festival

Monday / December 12, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
22 Fenway
22 Fenway, rm. 112
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee College of Music Clarinet Choir presents A Holiday Festival on Monday, Dec. 12th, 2016 2:30PM at 22 The Fenway, room 112

Featuring the music of Bela Bartok, Pergolesi, Beethoven, and a world primere work by Jinyuer Jiao

Click below to download the program:

A Holiday Festival
Concert Program

 

Admission: 
Free

Why Don't We / Round2Crew

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Why Don't We
Why Don't We
Round2Crew

A band like no other on the pop landscape, Why Don’t We brings together five supremely talented singer-songwriters who have each built up a passionate following all on their own. After crossing paths through a series of national tours in recent years, Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery decided to join together and deepen their powerful connection with fans around the world. And as shown on their debut single “Taking You,” Why Don’t We’s potent chemistry makes for undeniable pop perfection.

Pop-rap group Round2Crew, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, will open the show.

Admission: 
$15 general admission / $39 meet and greet / $79 meet and greet and hangout

Voltage Connect Concert

Friday / March 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Suzanne Ciani
Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
Richard Devine, electronic musician and entrepreneur
Electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani
Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater
Electronic musician and entrepreneur Richard Devine

This concert, presented in conjunction with the Voltage Connect Conference at Berklee, is a celebration of electronic instruments in live performance, featuring Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of prog rock band Dream Theater; electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani; and electronic musician and entrepreneur Richard Devine.

The conference (register here; concert ticket included) looks at the arc of electronic instruments over the past 40 years, and this showcase event will include performances featuring instruments ranging from modular synthesizers to new kinds of expressive controllers.

About the Performers

Jordan Rudess

Voted Best Keyboardist of All Time by MusicRadar.com, Jordan Rudess is best known as a member of the platinum-selling prog rock band Dream Theater. Rudess has worked with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Liquid Tension Experiment, and the Dixie Dregs, among others. He owns the successful app development company Wizdom Music, is currently the head of music experience for modular music studio ROLI, and is the chief music officer at mobile musical instrument company CME. 


Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy Award–nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her over 30-year career, she has released 17 solo albums, been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's New Age Keyboardist of the Year, provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking Xenon pinball machine, and played concerts all over the globe as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A documentary about Ciani will be released by Window Pictures in March 2017. A graduate of Wellesley College, she also holds a master’s degree in music composition from the University of California at Berkeley.


Richard Devine

Richard Devine is an electronic musician and sound designer who, in the past three years, has remixed artists such as Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More while releasing four full-length albums and performing his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he has done film work for Touchtone Pictures, sound mangling and programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and released acclaimed sound effects libraries. His commercial sound design work extends to companies such as BMW, HBO, Nike, McDonald’s, and Sprite, among many others, and recently he has worked on sound design and ambisonic environmental audio for Google.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show (or included with conference registration)

Berklee Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

Tuesday / December 13, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Rm. B51, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States

Presented in Quad sound!

Six musicians on six identical modular synthesizers, making music with voltages:

VIncent Crow, Sean Dellecave, Jacob Johnson, Jonathan Koh, Claire Lim, Harrison Sayed.

No presets, no samples, no limits.

Directed by EPD faculty Matthew Davidson.

Admission: 
Free

Mogwai Play Atomic

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Atomic, the new album by Scottish experimental rock legends Mogwai, comprises reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousins’s acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise, which first aired on the BBC last summer.

Constructed with archival film footage, Atomic is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of the horrors of our nuclear times—protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl, and Fukushima—but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how X-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Mogwai's soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but its dreamlike qualities, too. It is the latest in the band's series of impressive soundtracks and scores, following acclaimed albums Les Revenants (The Returned) and Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

Admission: 
$29.50

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