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Larry Monroe, Berklee Educator, to Retire After 50 Years

Oct. 18 concert to feature Donald Harrison, Giovanni Tommaso, Berklee students and faculty

Larry Monroe

Larry Monroe, a fixture at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, will retire after 50 years at the school. Described as a “student, teacher, methodologist, dean, vice president and global ambassador” in a Berklee press release, Monroe, who is also an alto saxophonist, will be celebrated in a retirement concert, titled “Larry Monroe’s Recuerdo,” at the college on Oct. 18. The performance will feature Monroe’s former student, New Orleans-based saxophonist Donald Harrison, Italian bassist Giovanni Tommaso-who helped Monroe create Berklee’s 27-year partnership with the Umbria Jazz Festival-as well as Berklee students and faculty members.

The concert takes place 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are $8, $16 in advance; $12, $22 day of show; reserved seating. Tickets are available at, by calling 617 -747-2261, or by visiting the BPC Box Office.

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