When four-time 2013 Latin Grammy nominee Alejandro Sanz toured the U.S. last June, his venues included Radio City Music Hall and Miami’s American Airlines arena. Fans will have a chance to see the Spanish superstar in a more intimate venue in Boston on Wednesday, November 6, when he will appear at the Berklee College of Music Performance Center. Sanz will join Berklee students and faculty on some songs during “Alejandro Sanz Meets Berklee,” a concert of his repertoire celebrating his honorary doctorate degree from the college.
The concert and presentation of Sanz’s honorary degree will be shown live on concertwindow.com. Tickets to the event, which cost between $8-18 online, are sold out, but a Berklee box office employee told Billboard that some may become available day of show.
Sanz has won 16 Latin Grammy awards including a record three nods for Album of the Year. His latest album, "La Música No Se Toca", is nominated in that category and for Best Contemporary Pop Album for this year’s awards, which will be presented Nov. 21 in Las Vegas. Sanz is also up for Recording of the Year and Song of the Year for the track “Mi Marciana.”
A live CD and DVD, “La Música No Se Toca (en Vivo)” is due out Nov. 12. A group of sixty international Berklee students interpreted the title track earlier this year in a video put together by producer Javier Límon, who is the artistic director of the college’s Mediterranean Music Institute.
Límon will lead the forty musicians performing Sanz’s songs at the concert on Wednesday evening. Sanz will conduct a clinic for Berklee students during the day.
“I’m on my way to Boston to recieve my honorary doctorate from the place that I consider my new home. The University of Berklee,” the artist Tweeted in Spanish on Monday.