María Martínez Iturriaga at Fòrum Internacional de Música

Executive Director at Berklee’s campus in Valencia María Martínez Iturriaga will be a guest speaker at Fòrum Internacional de Música in Valencia on November 23.She will participate in the panel “Education: a Tool for the Future” with the talk “Berklee’s Model – Diversity as Catalyst for the Creative Process and for Building Values”, where she will share her vision on music management, why music and for whom, young people and classical music, women presence in the music scene, among other topics. 

Synesthesia Concert Series – Fall 2017

Berklee College of Music’s Synesthesia Concert Series is back! The series features students from the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program, along with their faculty leaders showcasing their artistic and musical progress during their studies at Berklee. Musical genres will cover a wide range of styles, including jazz, funk, world music, and everything in between:Tuesday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Mediterranean Ensemble (Perico Sambeat) Vocal Ensemble (Brian Zalmijn) Latin Jazz Ensemble (Victor Mendoza)Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. Roots Ensemble (Casey Driessen) Flamenco Fusion Ensemble (Sergio Martinez) Groove Ensemble (Mariano Steimberg)Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Fusion Ensemble (Gary Willis) Jazz Fusion Ensemble (Polo Orti)The Synesthesia Series for Fall 2017 will take place on December 12, December 13, and December 14.

Synesthesia Concert Series – Fall 2017

Berklee College of Music’s Synesthesia Concert Series is back! The series features students from the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program, along with their faculty leaders showcasing their artistic and musical progress during their studies at Berklee. Musical genres will cover a wide range of styles, including jazz, funk, world music, and everything in between:Tuesday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Mediterranean Ensemble (Perico Sambeat) Vocal Ensemble (Brian Zalmijn) Latin Jazz Ensemble (Victor Mendoza)Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. Roots Ensemble (Casey Driessen) Flamenco Fusion Ensemble (Sergio Martinez) Groove Ensemble (Mariano Steimberg)Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Fusion Ensemble (Gary Willis) Jazz Fusion Ensemble (Polo Orti)The Synesthesia Series for Fall 2017 will take place on December 12, December 13, and December 14.

Synesthesia Concert Series – Fall 2017

Berklee College of Music’s Synesthesia Concert Series is back! The series features students from the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program, along with their faculty leaders showcasing their artistic and musical progress during their studies at Berklee. Musical genres will cover a wide range of styles, including jazz, funk, world music, and everything in between:Tuesday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Mediterranean Ensemble (Perico Sambeat) Vocal Ensemble (Brian Zalmijn) Latin Jazz Ensemble (Victor Mendoza)Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. Roots Ensemble (Casey Driessen) Flamenco Fusion Ensemble (Sergio Martinez) Groove Ensemble (Mariano Steimberg)Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Fusion Ensemble (Gary Willis) Jazz Fusion Ensemble (Polo Orti)The Synesthesia Series for Fall 2017 will take place on December 12, December 13, and December 14.

Jam Session at Café Mercedes

Leader of the Rich Greenblatt Quintet and Faculty member Rich Greenblatt will be hosting a Jam Session at Café Mercedes. He will be accompanied by these exceptional musicians:-Rich Greenblatt: drums -Javier Vercher: saxophones -Kevin Reversion: bassRich GreenblattJavier VercherKevin Reierson

Give Thanks: A Benefit for American Black Cross

Charity event organized by the students from the Berklee’s Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program in order to support American Black Cross, the new grassroots organization responding to disaster relief in Texas, Puerto Rico, and The Virgin Islands.A special night of music, art, and entertainment in the spirit of Thanksgiving and at The Playground Arts Center, a lovely, intimate multipurpose venue.

DISCOVER-i: Crossroads

Come join us at DISCOVER-i: Crossroads on Wednesday November 29 at Sala Russafa! Entrance is free and on a first-come first-serve basis; no tickets are required!

DISCOVER, the concert series that lets you uncover the best new performing talent at Berklee, and Innovation: En Vivo!, the concert series that allows you to experience the future of music now, have come together to bring you the new DISCOVER-i concert series.

DISCOVER-i is based on the collaboration between students from our four graduate programs; Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration); Music Production, Technology, and Innovation; Music Business and Global Entertainment; and Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games, as well as the undergraduate community from the First Year Abroad and Berklee Study Abroad programs.

DISCOVER-i features outstanding performers with innovative techniques and creative presentations, always with the highest production standards, to bring you the most moving and memorable musical experiences. Because our students have a wide range of specialties and stylistic backgrounds, a DISCOVER-i concert evening can be very diverse. Concerts can be expected to include the highest level of musical, visual and production quality, including but not limited to solo acts to large group, electronic based compositions, video mapping, live DJs, audio/visual installations, acoustic/electric collaborations, and nearly every part of the show includes some form of visuals/projection.

DISCOVER-i concerts will be based on a theme, and students will be encouraged to submit applications which reflect that theme. The first concert this year is DISCOVER-i: Crossroads. Featured groups will be student-led bands, chosen by committee through an application and audition process.

Concert with Fundación Conexus in Madrid

Berklee’s campus in Valencia and Fundación Conexus Madrid – Comunitat Valenciana organize a unique concert that will take place at Sala de Cámara del Auditorio Nacional de Madrid (Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 146) on Wednesday November 15 at 8 p.m.The concert will offer music from different genres, from Latin jazz to flamenco fusion with the performances of four groups:
  • Jazz Fusion (lead by Polo Orti)
  • Latin Jazz (lead by Victor Mendoza)
  • Flamenco Fusion (lead by Sergio Martinez)
  • American Roots (lead by Casey Driessen)

Global Summit Concert

BERKLEE GLOBAL SUMMIT CONCERT Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m. Sala Martín i Soler, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía The Berklee Global Summit concert will showcase students at Berklee’s campus in Valencia. The concert will feature ensembles from the Contemporary performance (Production Concentration) and Music Production, Technology, and Innovation graduate programs, along with cues from Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games. Featuring (in no particular order):
  • Nacho Marco Ensemble
  • Ben Cantil Ensemble
  • Pierce Warnecke Ensemble
  • Latin Jazz Ensemble (led by Victor Mendoza)
  • Fusion Ensemble (led by Gary Willis)
  • Roots Ensemble (led by Casey Driessen)
  • Mediterranean Ensemble (led by Perico Sambeat)
  • Jazz Fusion Ensemble (led by Polo Orti)
  • Flamenco Fusion Ensemble (led by Sergio Martinez)
  • Vocal Ensemble (led by Brian Zalmijn)
  • Groove Ensemble (led by Mariano Steimberg)

Concerts a la Fundació

Berklee Valencia partners with Fundació Bancaixa for Concerts a la Fundació, a series of concerts taking place every Friday evening at 8 p.m. from October 2017 to April 2018. The initiative focuses on supporting students and artists currently studying music in Valencia by providing a platform on which to feature their artistry. Berklee Valencia students will participate in four of the concerts hosted by the initiative. Concerts are free to the public and will be held in the hall of the Bancaja Cultural Centre with compositions ranging from Indian music and jazz to flamenco and mediterranean styles.The first of this concert series will present a selection of Indian music performances, which will be possible thanks to the first collaboration between Berklee India Exchange—an initiative that draws on the rich, multidimensional heritage of Indian music as well as its modern incarnations with the aim to establish a platform for cultural conversation about Indian music through artist residencies, musical collaborations, and performances,—and the college’s campus in Valencia, Spain.This concert will feature artists Annette Philip, Clinton Cerejo, Rohith Jayaraman, Casey Driessen, and Berklee Valencia students Anisha Lakshmanan, Nehir Akansu, Mohannad Nasser, and Dhaval Kothari.

The John Stein Trio in Concert

Berklee faculty John Stein will be performing this Sunday October 1st at 7 p.m. with his trio of Berklee Valencia 2017 alumni Ricardo Osorno Music and Joshua Wheatley at Cafe Mercedes.The concert will be followed by a jazz jam session at 8:30 p.m. led by Berklee faculty Rich Greenblatt.
 Reservations recommended: http://www.cafemercedes.es/concierto-ficha.php?id=192Ticket price: 10€ (5€ Berklee for students)
The John Stein Trio in ConcertJohn Stein, guitar Ricardo Osorno Chavez, bass Joshua Wheatley, drumsSunday, 1 October Concert time: 7 p.m.Rich Greenblatt leads the Jam SessionSunday, 1 October Jam Session time: 8:30 p.m.
Quotes:John Stein… the poet of the classical jazz guitar (Dick Crockett “The Voice” — 88.7fm)What a gift this man has. He’s in an elite class: a mere handful of jazz guitarists who consistently put taste above chops and flash. John Stein has the ability to say so much more with less effort than most of his contemporaries can muster. (Wayne Everett Goins — Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors Magazine)Stein has the touch — a bond with the guitar that only comes from deep spiritual dedication to those strings. Playing a collection of songs so sweetly is a sign of pure musical intelligence. (Layla Macoran — Jazz Inside New York)
John Stein will be on tour in California, USA, later this semester:John Stein with the Dave Bass Trio John Stein, guitar Dave Bass, piano Ben Kopf, bass Jack Stanfill, drumsBird & Beckett 653 Chenery Street in San Francisco’s Glen Park Saturday, 28 October Concert time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.The Sacramento Jazz Coop Antiquite 2114 P Street Sacramento, CA 95816 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-stein-with-the-dave-bass-trio-tickets-35796640716Monday, 30 October Concert time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.The Sequoia Room 444 North Main Street Fort Bragg, CA 95437Saturday, 4 November One show: 8 p.m. with two 40 minutes sets

Music On The Move

Berklee Study Abroad student, Eli Gauden, together with Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program student, Jennifer Mc Mahon, one day had an idea: to gather a small collective of independent establishing artists who travel across Europe to play in each other’s or musician-friends’ hometowns or countries.Eli’s goal is to build a global network and audience by collaborating; swap gigs, play together, and meet each other’s fans and supporters. Also, by bringing people to their own towns and show them their culture, they can as artists contribute to a world of understanding and respect.

Music On The Move

Berklee Study Abroad student, Eli Gauden, together with Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program student, Jennifer Mc Mahon, one day had an idea: to gather a small collective of independent establishing artists who travel across Europe to play in each other’s or musician-friends’ hometowns or countries.Eli’s goal is to build a global network and audience by collaborating; swap gigs, play together, and meet each other’s fans and supporters. Also, by bringing people to their own towns and show them their culture, they can as artists contribute to a world of understanding and respect.

Music On The Move

Berklee Study Abroad student, Eli Gauden, together with Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program student, Jennifer Mc Mahon, one day had an idea: to gather a small collective of independent establishing artists who travel across Europe to play in each other’s or musician-friends’ hometowns or countries.Eli’s goal is to build a global network and audience by collaborating; swap gigs, play together, and meet each other’s fans and supporters. Also, by bringing people to their own towns and show them their culture, they can as artists contribute to a world of understanding and respect.

Music On The Move

Berklee Study Abroad student, Eli Gauden, together with Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program student, Jennifer Mc Mahon, one day had an idea: to gather a small collective of independent establishing artists who travel across Europe to play in each other’s or musician-friends’ hometowns or countries.Eli’s goal is to build a global network and audience by collaborating; swap gigs, play together, and meet each other’s fans and supporters. Also, by bringing people to their own towns and show them their culture, they can as artists contribute to a world of understanding and respect.

SECLUDE

SECLUDE is the world’s first virtual reality visual EP, and it’s been created by AtraVerse Productions. The event, which will take place the June 23, is the launch party to display the content created and to celebrate the work done so far.Log in virtually to watch the album and live stream straight from Atraverse.com (with or without a Virtual Reality headset).Tanya Niesvizky-Kogan, from the Global Entertainment and Music Business program, together with Dave Abrams, from the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program, have been working on building the company AtraVerse, a creative agency that makes VR content for the music industry.

Lili del Sol Performs at EXIB

The Master student from the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration program, Lili del Sol, will be performing at the EXIB Música, a music conference with awareness.

EXIB Música is a market specialized in Latin Music, dedicated to the collective that works for the Latin music, and for the European market and world that could be interested in knowing the new initiatives of contact. EXIB Música aims to be the stage of all the latin music realities , tendencies, styles, identities, and the value of their differences.

Lili del Sol is a Colombian artist with special interest for the musical origins of Latin America, the merge of rhythms, and the research of new sounds. Voice, harp, and “vihuela” are the base of her music, which is complemented  with instruments such as the “cajón”, the “capachos”, and more typical percussion from Colombia, together with the bass. With all these instruments, Lili achieves a powerful connection of sounds which reflect the vibes of her origins and the new sounds.

The Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) student, Lili del Sol, will be performing at EXIB together with other musicians and students like Gilbert Mansour (Percussion), Sebastian Laverde (Percussion), Andrés Mira (Bass), Sergio del Castillo (Vihuela), and César Secundino Méndez (Harp).

Graduation Ceremony: Universidad Camilo José Cela

Next Friday, 16th June, the University Camilo José Cela will celebrate its graduation ceremony. For this event, Ankie Titulaer (Berklee Alumni’14 from the Global Entertainment and Music Business program) will be singing during the ceremony, and Polina Zizak (student from the Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program) will be performing during the after party event.

Performance at Town Hall

For the second consecutive year, Berklee students will perform at Valencia’s Town Hall ‘Salón de los Espejos’. Access will be free.The live performance will begin on Thursday June 15 at 12pm. The line up will be announced soon!