BOSTON, Jan. 17, 2007 The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee continues with The Great American Songbook: The Music of Stevie Wonder on Sunday, February 25, at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. General admission tickets are $25.00 and available now at the Performance Center box office, or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketrmaster.com, or at 617-931-2000. For more information, call the Berklee box office at 617-747-2261, or click www.berkleebpc.com.
Under the direction of faculty members Ken Zambello and Richard Evans, and associate vice president for special programs Rob Rose, students will perform such Wonder classics as "I Wish," "I Was Made to Love Her," "Ribbon in the Sky," "Sir Duke," "Uptight," "Higher Ground," "All in Love is Fair," and "My Cherie Amour," among many others from the rich catalog of R&B and pop chart toppers by one of the most treasured songwriters of all time.
Berklee's Great American Songbook concerts are presented annually to pay tribute to songwriters whose work has endured over generations and who continue to inspire listeners, and other writers, across the globe. Cole Porter and Duke Ellington have been the subjects of previous songbook concerts at Berklee.
Wonder, one of the most beloved icons of American music, has won 21 GRAMMY Awards, and has been called a genius since he first entered a recording studio as a young boy. His music richly mixes R&B, pop, soul, funk, rock, jazz, reggae, and African influences with words that always express joy whether he is singing about love or heartbreak, or spiritual or social issues. Known as much for his sound as his songs, Wonder's pioneering use of synthesizers during the '70s revolutionized R&B and made it possible for him to work almost as a one-man-band in the recording studio.
The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee is an exciting eight-concert series, featuring jazz, Latin, rock, r&b, folk and other music styles. Berklee is pleased to welcome Borders as the supporting sponsor of the series. Upcoming concerts will include International Night on March 29 and Singers Showcase on April 26.
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