Events

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night XII

Wednesday / January 22, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert, the 12th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Department chair Kim Perlak and assistant chair Sheryl Bailey will share the stage with colleagues who perform in blues, jazz, fingerstyle, rock, modern improvisation, and classical styles.
Admission: Free

Staccioli & Gresino Collective

Monday / February 3, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Staccioli & Gresino Collective, composed of guitarist Francesco Staccioli and pianist Riccardo Gresino, combines funk grooves and jazz colors in its original compositions.
Admission: Free

Chris Ng

Monday / February 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Chris Ng presents various covers and arrangements of rock and pop songs.
Admission: Free

Luca De Toni Group

Thursday / February 20, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Luca De Toni and his band perform a set of original songs and covers, combining jazz, rock, and electronic music influences.
Admission: Free

Jialin and Friends

Friday / February 21, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Jialin performs originals and covers with contemporary arrangements. 
Admission: Free

Elodie and the True North

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Guitarist and songwriter Elodie performs a set of original indie folk music, supported by her band, the True North.
Admission: Free

Loïc Seznec: Caméléon

Monday / March 2, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
French guitarist Loïc Seznec presents Caméléon, a trio project combining post-rock, experimental, and electronic grooves. This recital will feature original compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Giovanni Piacentini: The Pirate Quintet

Wednesday / March 4, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Italian guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini and his band perform original tunes and arrangements of jazz standards.
Admission: Free

Iñigo Fúster: Guitar Quintet

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Iñigo Fúster, a guitarist from Madrid, Spain, leads the Guitar Quintet, featuring Ángela Varo and Gelín Hau on violin, Noah Leong on viola, and Yi-Ming Hsu on cello.
Admission: Free

Blake Kasting

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Blake Kasting presents an evening of modern jazz.
Admission: Free

An Evening with Gabe Childs: Introduction to Spring

Wednesday / March 11, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Massachusetts native Gabe Childs brings the sweet sounds of funky, jazzy soul to you this spring. Grab your dance shoes, leave your worries at the door, and warm your hearts.
Admission: Free

Ryan Clure: Ink & Lead

Friday / March 13, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Ryan Clure presents Ink & Lead in a concert featuring dynamic compositions showcasing contemporary rock and pop music.
Admission: Free

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves: Choro Workshop

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Virtuoso clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitar virtuoso Marcello Gonçalves share their mastery of Brazilian choro music with interactive explorations of the rhythms, song forms, and melodies of this exhilarating style.
Admission: Free

Swing and Surf

Wednesday / April 8, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Led by Bobby Stanton, this concert is a combination of two guitar ensembles: the Western Swing and Surf ensembles. The repertoire will be the best of both genres, arranged for several guitars and rhythm section.
Admission: Free

Vicki Genfan

Thursday / April 16, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Playing her own percussive technique of slap-tap acoustic guitar, Vicki Genfan will share her concepts for developing right-hand technique, songwriting, and improvisation.
Admission: Free

João Moschkovich

Friday / April 24, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
For his recital, Brazilian electric guitarist João Moschkovich perfroms a set of original arrangements of cartoon tunes.
Admission: Free

Millisa Henderson’s Senior Recital

Monday / April 27, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Millisa Henderson performs music from her original band, Hydria, as well as an array of rock and instrumental covers.
Admission: Free

Richard Weng’s Senior Recital

Wednesday / April 29, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Singer-songwriter Richard Weng and his band perform a set of original songs and covers in a combination of pop and rock styles.
Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Be-Bop Guitars student guitar ensemble features five of the finest guitarists at Berklee College of Music and a rhythm section performing arrangements and compositions written specifically for the group in jazz, Latin, and blues styles.
Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / May 7, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Eclectic Electrics Artist Ensemble has been an active performing group at Berklee College of Music for more than 20 years. It features some of the college's finest guitarists and rhythm section players.
Admission: Free

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Past Events

Jono Smithers’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Jono Smithers presents a diverse mix of music, ranging from various standards to hip-hop and R&B.
Admission: Free

Sen Jia

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In a recital that is the culmination of his Berklee College of Music studies, guitarist Sen Jia and friends present a selection of jazz tunes by musicians he admires.
Admission: Free

Hiroki Miura’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Jazz guitarist Hiroki Miura presents standards and original songs inspired by contemporary jazz and Brazilian music.
Admission: Free

OUC Jams Live!

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
In the jam-band tradition of the Grateful Dead and Phish, OUC features some of the top student players at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Nicholas Combs’s Senior Recital

Friday / December 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Nicholas Combs performs a diverse set of jazz, fusion, and R&B.
Admission: Free

Weisheng Wu: Onward

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarst Weisheng Wu presents several cover versions of his favorite tunes.
Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Eclectic Electrics Artist Ensemble has been an active performing group at Berklee College of Music for more than 20 years. It features some of the college's finest guitarists and rhythm section players.
Admission: Free

Fingerstyle Guitar Holiday Concert

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Led by Bobby Stanton, this show features holiday classics performed by the Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble, including solo and ensemble performances.
Admission: Free

Allan Nilsson’s Senior Recital: Part 1

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitar principal and composer Allan Nilsson and his band present a mix of original compositions and covers of jazz standards, showcasing full ensemble arrangements with solo guitar highlights.
Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Be-Bop Guitars student guitar ensemble features five of the finest guitarists at Berklee College of Music and a rhythm section performing arrangements and compositions written specifically for the group in jazz, Latin, and blues styles.
Admission: Free

Maximo Abraham’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Maximo Abraham is an Argentinian-born guitar player. His senior recital consists of originals and cover songs that feature his Argentinian musical roots.
Admission: Free

AM Dandy Group

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Alessandro Meynardi and the AM Dandy Group will perform tunes from his solo album Secret Garden.
Admission: Free

Joe Dougherty’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitarist Joe Dougherty finishes his career at Berklee College of Music with a performance that elicits help from a close circle of fellow students, friends, and faculty. Join him as he plays arrangements of timeless acts in the rock, blues, and improvisational styles.
Admission: Free

The Weydt Is Over

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Joseph Weydt performs a set of original songs and covers in a range of styles.
Admission: Free

João Perrusi: Obrigado

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his senior recital, Brazilian guitarist João Perrusi will lead a performance showcasing what he learned during his time at Berklee College of Music. Expect an eclectic show, ranging from soul and jazz to world music from the Middle East and, of course, Brazil.
Admission: Free

Brayden Bradford’s Senior Recital

Wednesday / December 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist and vocalist Brayden Bradford performs a set of newly imagined jazz and pop standards.
Admission: Free

Chris Kross: Criollo Vibes

Monday / December 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Aruban guitarist Chris Kross presents an evening of dynamic compositions with criollo vibrations.
Admission: Free

Matias Arizmendi’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / November 26, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, guitarist Matias Arizmendi plays originals, standards, and tunes by Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson.
Admission: Free

Alex Formento’s Senior Recital

Monday / November 25, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Bluegrass guitarist Alex Formento performs a set of originals and traditional fiddle tunes, with special guests.
Admission: Free

The Fast, the Out, and the II V I: Tonal, Polytonal, and Atonal Techniques for All Guitarists

Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Using modern jazz, fusion, progressive metal, and rock, this clinic will focus on striking a balance between in and out playing over grooves and II Vs through the application of many tonal, polytonal, and atonal techniques.
Admission: Free

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