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Berklee Symphonic Winds

The Berklee Symphonic Winds is Berklee’s largest ensemble of contemporary music for winds, brass, and percussion.

This semester’s program will feature music from the movie The Dam Busters, which was also recently used in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic games, plus music from the Broadway musical turned major motion picture, Les Miserables, and compositions by Leroy Anderson, John Barnes Chance, and Percy Grainger.

Admission: $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/19/2012 - 20:00

Miri Mesika

Miri Mesika is one of Israel’s brightest singing stars. Voted as Israel’s 2012 Singer of the Year for the forth time in her seven-year recording career, Mesika has released six albums and has appeared in numerous theater and film projects.

In 2011, she became a judge on the mega-popular TV show, A Star is Born, Israel’s version of American Idol.

Admission: $55, $45, $35, reserved seating

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 20:00

Marcos Valle Meets Berklee

One of the masters of Brazilian pop, Marcos Valle has embraced bossa nova, samba, rock, and fusion over his 50-year recording career. His song "So Nice (Summer Samba)" has been recorded by hundreds of artists, including Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, and Dizzy Gillespie.

His music is featured in film and television, has been extensively sampled, and will tonight be performed by a large student ensemble led by Ensembles professor and fellow Brazilian Jetro Da Silva.

Admission: $8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $22 day of show, reserved seating

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 20:00

The Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime of Great Music

The Rainbow Band was founded at Berklee by Phil Wilson in 1965, making today's Rainbow Band one of the longest running collegiate big bands in the world.

The group will be playing works from Phil Wilson’s catalogue as a tribute to the great Buddy Rich, which will showcase the talent of drummer Patrick Simard.

The concert will also feature appearances from The Giorgi Mikadze Trio and vocalist Emily Miller.

Every show is unique, depending on the talents of guest vocalists and instrumentalists.

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 20:00

Angela Davis & Noam Chomsky

Radical Futures and Prospects for Freedom marks the first meeting of renowned thinkers and movement leaders Angela Y. Davis and Noam Chomsky for public conversation.

The dialogue, moderated by Vijay Prashad, will be grounded by uplifting performances and words from some of Boston’s brightest current and future organizers, activists, and cultural workers.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 18:00

Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen

"Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla & Olivier Messiaen" is Berklee Professor David Fiuczynski's Guggenheim composition premiere.

New musical ideas are on the horizon at the crossroads of unusual beats, microtonal harmonies, and Eastern melodic inflections and improv concepts. The aim is to create music that sounds like a Gauguin painting—a raw, powerful, extremely colorful mix of Eastern and Western elements.

"Flam!" is a melodic silk road continuum, a musical journey from the East colliding with rhythms and microtonal harmonies from the West.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:00

The Name's The Thing

Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

On this week's Folk Revival, there will be four hours of music with women's names in the titles. Tune in Thursday the 29th to see if a song with your name shows up!

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today's classical-music scene. He has more than 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.

Thibaudet's depth and breadth are on display here, in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder. He and host Michael Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder's "I'll Be Around" and George Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

David Parsons

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

We revisit Judy’s conversation with dancer/choreographer David Parsons who talks about capitalizing on improvisation and the input of his dancers when creating a piece, and his passion for creating with jazz musicians, most notably, his work with the late Billy Taylor.

Side O Ranch & Micha Goolsby

Molly and Sam Dechenne are a sister and brother duet playing the original music of the elder sibling, Molly. The music is fun and quirky with serious and melancholy undertones that always makes for a fun performance. www.Myspace.com/sideoranch

Micha is a Dallas based singer-songwriter with deep and beautiful music. Her lyrics range the span the range of emotions and are coupled with superb piano playing. michagoolsby.bandcamp.com

 

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 21:00

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