Events

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E.g., 2017-03-29

Best of Jazz Composition Spring 2017

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department presents a concert by some of the finest jazz composition students at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

Pitch Slapped: Album Release Concert

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pitch Slapped is releasing its second full-length studio album on April 20. This album release concert will be the group's debut performance of this album and will feature guest performances by fellow Berklee a cappella group Upper Structure and Northeastern University's Nor'easters.

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

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Alan Lee's illustration of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional valley of "Helm's Deep"

The Lord of the Rings Symphony

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Composer and Berklee alumnus Howard Shore ’69, ‘08H created his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony in six movements to express J. R. R. Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's films as an immense symphonic work. The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, featuring top Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee musicians and vocalists, will perform this monumental work at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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Marc Scibilia

Marc Scibilia / Corey Harper / Brad Ray

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The sounds and styles of the 11 songs on Marc Scibilia’s debut album, Out of Style, span a broad spectrum, drawing on folk, pop, and rock along the way. Corey Harper’s blend of acoustic folk/Americana, country, and blues builds upon the storied singer-songwriter's past and present. Rome, Georgia, native Brad Ray began playing guitar at the age of 12.

Admission: $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Howard Shore Clinic

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Legendary film and concert music composer Howard Shore ’69 will speak about his music and career.

Admission: Free

J.D. Banks' Senior Recital

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

In his senior recital, guitarist J.D. Banks presents a collection of tunes played with love.

Admission: Free

Iñigo Mantecon: Our Place in Space

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Iñigo Mantecon will experiment with modern jazz, popular music, effects, el feo, and some aspects of electronic music written during his time at Berklee.  

Admission: Free

Franklin Rankin's Jazz Composition Portfolio

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In his jazz composition portfolio, guitarist Franklin Rankin presents original compositions and arrangements in jazz-related genres.

Admission: Free

Yun Hwangbo's Senior Recital

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Pianist Yun Hwangbo presents her senior recital. 

Admission: Free

Terence Blanchard and His Ensembles in Concert

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Terence Blanchard is one of the world's leading jazz composers, film composers, and trumpeters. 

Admission: Free

Divas Latinas

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Divas Latinas show is a tribute to the most influential pop and pop-rock female Hispanic singers that have made a great impact in Latin America.

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

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Samuel Batista

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Panamanian saxophonist and composer Samuel Batista presents a series of compositions combining traditional Panamanian music, classical music, and jazz. 

Admission: Free

Phoebe Chou: Art of Hitting Things

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This recital features Phoebe Chou on total percussion, performing music by Avner Dorman, Christopher D. Walker, Ben Wahlund, Rihanna, Zach Koors, and many more. 

Admission: Free

Felipe Mendes Group

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Guitarist Felipe Mendes presents an evening of original compositions inspired by contemporary jazz.

Admission: Free

Matias Vera Pinto: BarroSur

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Featuring musicians from Argentina, Panama, Peru, Poland, the United States, and Venezuela, BarroSur will play mainly original compositions and its own versions of non-original folk music.

Admission: Free

Kaki King

birnCORE Live Featuring: Kaki King and Cammy Enaharo

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King, is a true iconoclast. Cammy Enaharo is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York.

Admission: $18 general admission (seated show)

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Jacob Umansky's Senior Recital Featuring Painted In Exile

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Jacob Umansky's senior recital features Painted In Exile, a metal band inspired by bands like Dream Theater, Periphery, and progressive music in general. 

Admission: Free

Zack Weinstein's Senior Recital

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Led by Zack Weinstein, Earthmother, a jam band influenced by bands like the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish, will play songs composed by Weinstein as well as by other band members.

Admission: Free

Kaki King

birnCORE Live Featuring: Kaki King and Cammy Enaharo

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 9:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Cammy Enaharo is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York.

Admission: $18 general admission (seated show)

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Berklee Urban Service Awards

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Urban Service Awards celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who use music as a catalyst for social change in the Greater Boston area. The ceremony features live performances, special guests, and award and scholarship presentations. 

Admission: Free

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