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The Berklee Recital Hall

Harmony Too

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This is a faculty performance of the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition II course.
Admission: Free
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Best Inventions Plus

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Selected and performed on piano by faculty member Marti Epstein, Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student projects from the three core counterpoint courses.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Awards Concert

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Top award winners from composition majors will perform their newest works in a wide variety of styles and ensembles.
Admission: Free

2017 Words and Music Festival

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department is excited to announce its third annual Words and Music Festival, kicking off with a concert of original music by faculty composers.
Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Playoff

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In the Playoff for the 2017 Commencement Processional, the audience and band vote for their favorite.
Admission: Free

2017 Words and Music Festival Symposium

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
As part of the Berklee Composition Department's third annual Words and Music Festival, a panel of distinguished guests will join moderators Lucy Holstedt and Dennis Leclaire for a lively discussion on words and music.
Admission: Free

Promenade Sauvage in Concert

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
An uncommon duo with extraordinary sonic reach, Promenade Sauvage carries the creative energy of a fresh generation to any and all with a healthy curiosity. 
Admission: Free

Past Events

Night of the Living Strings

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Apostolos Paraskevas will present original compositions for solo guitar and chamber music. 
Admission: Free
The David Friend Recital Hall

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / January 30, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
An evening of original works by Composition Department faculty composers.
Admission: Free
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CANCELED: Suoni Italiani: Italian Composers in Boston

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds. An evening of piano music from composers in the Boston area will feature two U.S. premieres and two world premieres, performed by pianist Miriam Conti.
Admission: Free

In Memorium, Tibor Pusztai

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
A memorial concert honoring beloved faculty member, composer, and conductor Tibor Pusztai. 
Admission: Free

Merger Music

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join us for a dynamic merger not only of musical styles, but a coming together of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty from multiple disciplines, including music and dance.
Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet Performs Music of Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In celebration of their 20th year as guest artists in residence, the Esterhazy Quartet will perform new works by Composition Department faculty members Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman.
Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet Master Class

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
22 Fenway
22 Fenway - Room 112, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States
The Esterhazy Quartet presents a master class where they will discuss and present examples of new works written by Berklee Composition faculty Marti Epstein, Dennis LeClaire, Arnold Friedman, and Andrew List.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / September 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
An evening of original works by Composition Department faculty composers.
Admission: Free

Ensemble of Irreproduceable Outcomes

Wednesday / September 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Led by Berklee alumnus Brian Padavic, the Ensemble of Irreproduceable Outcomes brings its delightful and unique improvisations to Berklee.
Admission: Free

Eric Whitacre

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Join Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre for a presentation of his music followed by a Q&A with Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department.
Admission: Free
The David Friend Recital Hall

Summer Sounds

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
A concert of fresh, new works by Berklee composers.
Admission: Free

Words and Music Festival Concert

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
As part of its second annual Words and Music Festival, the Berklee Composition Department is sponsoring an evening of Student Songwriting Competition winners.
Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Words and Music Festival: Symposium

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
As part of the Berklee Composition Department's second annual Words and Music Festival, a panel of distinguished guests including Yehudi Wyner, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Coe, Pamela Dellal, and Susan Cattaneo will join moderators Lucy Holstedt and Dennis Leclaire for a lively discussion on words and music. 
Admission: Free

Jeanine Tesori: Musical Theater Songwriting Master Class

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
As part of the second annual Words and Music Festival, the Berklee Composition Department along with the Musical Theater Club present Tony Award–winning composer and arranger Jeanine Tesori in a words and music master class for aspiring musical theater songwriters.
Admission: Free

Words and Music Festival: Modern Song Concert

Monday / April 4, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Berklee College of Music's Composition Department is excited to announce its second annual Words and Music Festival. The event kicks off with soprano Sarah Pelletier and pianist Lois Shapiro performing settings of Emily Dickinson's poetry by Aaron Copland and Eric Sawyer, and with Berklee faculty composers Francine Trester, Tamar Diesendruck, Beth Denisch, and Allen LeVines.
Admission: Free

Composition Awards Concert

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The winners of the Composition Department awards will perform new music for a variety of ensembles, presented by Arnold Friedman, chair of the Composition Department. 
Admission: Free

Marti Epstein: Best Inventions Plus

Monday / March 7, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student projects from Berklee's three core counterpoint courses. The pieces will be selected and performed on piano by Marti Epstein, a professor in the Composition Department.
Admission: Free