May 12, 2007
GLORIA ESTEFAN AND THE EDGE HEADLINE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC COMMENCEMENT
Kitay Productions has concluded a three-day show at Agganis Arena at Boston University, in honor of the 2007 Commencement for the Berklee College of Music.
A concert on Friday night featured legendary musical artists and multiple Grammy winners Gloria Estefan and The Edge (U2), and Kitay Productions handled the in-house video production. The show included the integration of three additional triax-based cameras into the arena's existing three camera system, along with other show support. Joel Kitay directed the show and also managed a crew of a dozen technicians.
The following morning, Kitay again directed the live video production of the commencement ceremony, during which Estafan and The Edge were given honorary degrees, and over 850 students recieved diplomas. Berklee intends to distribute DVD copies of the Kitay-produced show to all graduates.
The Berklee ceremony is the first of 22 commencement productions to be directed this spring by Kitay Productions.