Lecture

Making a Murderer's Dean Strang and Jerry Buting: A Conversation on Justice

Saturday / April 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dean Strang and Jerry Buting

Join Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, defense attorneys for Steven Avery in Netflix's documentary series Making A Murderer, in conversation about the Avery case and its broader implications. At a time when the nation is gripped with pressing questions about the fairness and effectiveness of our criminal justice system (concerns that have been highlighted by true-crime narratives like Making A Murderer, Serial and The Jinx and the murder trial of OJ Simpson, Strang and Buting will explore our process of justice today and throughout history. In reviewing these situations, they will highlight the imperfections in our judicial system and suggest improvements that are sorely needed. This lecture will include a Q&A and the opportunity for the audience to address questions directly to both men.

Local ticket presale begins on Thursday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. EST, and the general sale begins Friday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  

The VIP ticket includes a premium seat in the first 11 rows, a signed program, and a photograph with Strang and Buting.

Admission: 
$49.50 / $55 / $95

A Conversation with Astrolith: Red Bull Music Academy Info Session

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Join Red Bull Music Academy alumnus Astrolith for a conversation style info session about RBMA applications, the academy, and how the program contributed to Astrolith’s own success as an artist. The discussion will be moderated by DJ Star Eyes. Plus, expect Berklee’s own DWILL to perform.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To apply for Red Bull Music Academy Montreal, fill out the application online or apply at this event.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti

Thursday / February 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti

Stephanie-Aloysia Moretti, artistic director of the Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation, will speak with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship on the role of music festivals in the streaming era. Hear how the Montreux Jazz Festival has grown beyond an annual live music series, celebrating musical giants and new artists alike, to become an international musical brand that includes over 5,000 hours of recordings with greats such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and David Bowie and an archive of 4,000 recorded concerts and 45 vintage posters by artists such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.

Admission: 
Free

Seminar with Soprano Tony Arnold

Wednesday / February 10, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tony Arnold
Claudia Hansen
World-class soprano Tony Arnold kicks off the Berklee Composition Department's spring Words and Music Festival with a lecture on writing modern music for voice. Hailed by the New York Times as “a bold, powerful interpreter” and called a "luminary in the world of chamber music and art song" by the Huffington Post, Arnold is recognized internationally as a leading proponent of new music in concert and recording, having premiered over 200 works. Since becoming the first prize laureate of both the 2001 Gaudeamus International Competition and the 2001 Louise D. McMahon Competition, she has collaborated with the most cutting-edge composers and instrumentalists on the world stage and shares with the audience her “broader gift for conveying the poetry and nuance behind outwardly daunting contemporary scores” (Boston Globe).
Admission: 
Free

A Reasoning with Vivien Goldman

Wednesday / January 27, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

The Office of the President, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2016 present biographer Vivien Goldman speaking about her work and friendship with Bob Marley. A Q&A with Goldman will follow her talk.

Please note that this is a private event. A Berklee or Boston Conservatory ID is required. Email mlkcelebration@berklee.edu with questions.

Admission: 
Free with Berklee or Boston Conservatory ID

Acoustic Archaeology: Soundscapes of the Byzantium

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
The Ark
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02115

Jim Donahue of Berklee’s Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) Department will present “Of Bodies and Spirits,” an interdisciplinary research project aimed at characterizing the acoustical properties of Byzantine churches. The investigation seeks to discover whether the growing importance of chant in liturgy played a role in the transformation of the architectural form of Byzantine churches from longitudinal basilicas to centrally-planned domed structures.

Given unprecedented access to perform acoustical testing in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, eight churches—ranging from the fifth through the 14th century—were selected, five of which have been preserved nearly intact, including the original decoration. The project’s vision is to make an acoustical museum of Byzantium. In 10,000 years, these structures will likely not be here, but chanters will be able to “time travel” to hear themselves in these structures if their acoustical properties are carefully catalogued.

'Petty': A Candid Interview with Warren Zanes Led by Bill Janovitz

Friday / November 13, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dr. Warren Zanes
Bill Janovitz
Warren Zanes
Bill Janovitz

Warren Zanes discusses his new book, Petty: The Biography, with Bill Janovitz, one of the founding members of the band Buffalo Tom. In the mid-eighties, rock icon Tom Petty invited then-22-year-old Warren Zanes and his band, the Del Fuegos, to open for him and the Heartbreakers on a three-month summer tour. At the time, Zanes never would have guessed that 30 years later he would pen Petty’s biography with the artist’s full cooperation and unguarded honesty.

Known for his reclusive ways, Petty wrote timeless songs that gave us some beautiful clues about his life, but in Petty: The Biography (Henry Holt; on sale November 10, 2015), Zanes, an acclaimed musician, writer, filmmaker, and a former vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, fills in the rest of the story. For the first time, Petty speaks about the disorientations of success, tensions within his band, childhood abuse, heroin use, and his long but troubled first marriage. Petty’s family, producers (including Rick Rubin, Jimmy Iovine, and Jeff Lynne), and bandmates past and present all weigh in as well.

Janovitz has been based in Boston since 1988, having founded Buffalo Tom at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has written two books on the Rolling Stones, the most recent being Rocks Off: 50 Tracks That Tell the Story of the Rolling Stones (2013, St. Martin's Press).

Admission: 
$32 in advance / $35 day of show (signed book included in ticket price)

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Deborah Borda

Tuesday / November 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Deborah Borda
Deborah Borda

Deborah Borda speaks with Panos Panay, founding managing director of the Berklee Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship, for November's installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations. 

One of the most successful arts leaders in the country and head of the L.A. Philharmonic, Borda has grown the orchestra in every way. From hiring world-renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel to commissioning experimental new minimalist and avant-garde works, she is inventing an orchestra for the future of music. Borda is not only growing the L.A. Philharmonic's artistic impact but also expanding its social duties. The intersection between the artistic imperative and the social imperative is of the upmost importance to her, a fact manifested by the creation of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), which brings diversity to music by supporting young musicians across the L.A. community. With artistic progress and social diversification, Borda aims not only to protect the L.A. Philharmonic but to create an orchestra for the 22nd century.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Mark Volpe

Thursday / January 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Mark Volpe

The first Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation of the new year features Mark Volpe, the man at the helm of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Boston Pops, and the Tanglewood Summer Festival. Volpe has brought the organization into the technological age and aims to make the BSO synonymous with Boston culture.

Watch excerpts from the conversation with Mark Volpe:

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: John Amato

Thursday / November 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
John Amato
CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.

Join us for the final Creative Entrepreneurs Conversation of 2015 as Panos Panay, founding managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, leads John Amato in discussion. Amato, an entrepreneur and media executive, is copresident of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group. Amato oversees revenue, strategy, and operations for Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter.

Admission: 
Free

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