Reading/Concert

James Joyce: Words and Music

Thursday / February 2, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Henry Tate presents a night of James Joyce.

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Sean Patrick Conlon: Live!

Tuesday / September 21, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A talented writer and compelling performer, Sean Patrick Conlon is a dedicated student of the page and a firm believer in the power of spoken word.

As a poet, his constant devotion to both the craft of writing and live showmanship has fast earned him a reputation as being one of the hardest working and most original artists in the spoken word community today. As slam master of the Hampshire College Slam Collective, Conlon founded the first nationally certified spoken word venue based on a college campus, and has coached teams in two national competitions. As a competitor at the 2008 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational and the 2008 National Poetry Slam, Conlon is the first person asked to read an opening poem on the final night of competition for both tournaments in a single year.

Conlon will be joined on stage by other poets and musicians.
This event is sponsored by the Liberal Arts Department and is part of Liberal Arts' Spoken Word Series. For more information, contact ccolatosti@berklee.edu.

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Esterhazy Student Composition Readings

Monday / October 18, 2010 / 6:15 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Esterhazy String Quartet will read several student compositions for performance and discussion.

The quartet is Eva Szekely and Susan Jensen, violinists; Leslie Perna, violist; and Darry Dolezal, cellist. Throughout its distinguished career, the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, including performances at the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and the Beethoven Society in Santiago de Chile. Critics have praised the group for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound, described as a "velvety palette of tonal colors" (La Nacion, Buenos Aires). 

National Public Radio has frequently featured the Esterhazy Quartet on its broadcasts. During the quartet's last tour to the Boston area, they performed live on WGBH. The group has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Columbia since its inception four decades ago. As a musical ambassador for the University, the quartet performs concerts around the world and seeks to promote the advancement of the string quartet art form through master classes and workshops with young performers, and collaborations with respected modern composers. 

Though the quartet is well-respected for its discerning interpretations of the standard classical repertoire, it is also widely recognized for its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas. The group recently completed world-premiere recordings by Houston composer Michael Horvit and New York composer James Willey.

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Berklee Poetry Slam

Thursday / October 14, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee poetry program invites you to a poetry slam, emceed by Caroline Harvey (coach, Berklee Slam Team) and featuring performances by Nuyorican (New York), Mill City (Lowell), louderARTS (New York), and Lizard Lounge (Boston).

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Part of the second annual Boston Book Festival. For more information, contact the Berklee Liberal Arts Department at 617 747-255.

Admission: 
Free

Nona Hendryx: Reading of Skindiver—A Rock Opera

Thursday / September 23, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist, producer, songwriter, author, and actress Nona Hendryx will be on campus in September as part of the Faculty Development Visiting Artists Series and in conjunction with the BeanTown Jazz Festival. From her beginnings with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles; to LaBelle (a trio with Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash); followed by a stunning solo career; and then an induction into the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1999, Hendryx has always been on the cutting edge of music. Her songs are edgy, provocative, political, and full of double entendres and empowering messages. Her music has ranged from soul, funk, dance, and rhythm and blues to hard rock, art rock, and world music.

 

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Five-Week Blowout: Final Ensemble Performances

Tuesday / August 10, 2010 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Starting at 2:00 p.m., numerous ensembles will give back-to-back performances in the Recital Hall 1W, ending at 8:30 p.m. There will be something for all to hear, since these concerts will feature everything from small combos to large ensembles, with styles reflecting jazz, rock, pop, r&b, classical, and free idioms.

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Ensembles Week: Pop, Blues-Rock, the Meters

Tuesday / August 3, 2010 / 1:45 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Dennis Cecere, Greg Wardson, and Bob Tamagni. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including pop and blues-rock.

1:45 p.m. Dennis Cecere: Pop/R&B

2:30 p.m. Skip Smith

3:15 p.m. Skip Smith

4:00 p.m. Greg Wardson: Blues-Rock Ensemble

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Son de Madre

Thursday / July 15, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
United States
Son de Madre

Son de Madre is a Latin band with an international flavor, with members from Cuba, Argentina, Israel, and the United States.

The band's style is based on Cuban music (son, mambo, bolero, timba) infused with jazz, funk, and Brazilian influences. Son de Madre and its members are on the top of the Latin field music and have performed or recorded with artists such as Celia Cruz, Paquito D'Rivera, Victor Manuel, and La India, to name a few, and on the most prestigious stages in the New York City jazz scene. The band's second recording is on its way.

This event is part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

This concert is presented by Berklee College of Music, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, ParkArts, and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events.

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Performance Improv: Adriana Balic

Sunday / June 27, 2010 / 11:30 a.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A vocal performance improv clinic with Adriana Balic as part of Vocal Summit.

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Self-Accompanist Skills for the Vocalist

Saturday / June 26, 2010 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A self-accompanist skills for the vocalist clinic with Adriana Balic as part of Vocal Summit.

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