Concert

Paul-Eirik Melhus Senior Recital

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Tenor saxophonist Paul-Eirik Melhus and friends perform his senior recital, which will feature original music combined with visual elements created by a local artist.

Admission: 
Free

Sandahl/Ullén Transatlantic

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bass player Mats Sandahl and trumpet player Henning Ullén have known each other since high school in Stockholm. In this project they bring original songs inspired by Swedish as well as American music, played here and in Europe.

Admission: 
free

Jacob Whitesides

Saturday / November 22, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Jacob Whitesides found musical inspiration at a bluegrass festival in 2008. Following the festival, he set out to learn how to play guitar and sing. Seven million views later, he is having a blast traveling and meeting his fans, known as Whitesiders, all over the country. He puts favorable twists on covers and is writing his own songs for an album in Nashville with the likes of Ernie Halter and other Music Row elites. In July, His EP 3 AM peaked at #2 on the iTunes chart and gave Jacob his first #5 album for the sales week ending July 15, 2014. Jacob’s first original single You’re Perfect, which he co-wrote with Ernie Halter, officially hit iTunes on Aug. 5. 

You can listen to Whitesides' official music video of "You're Perfect" here:


Gabriel Kahane

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the year's very best albums," Gabriel Kahane's major label debut, The Ambassador (Sony Music), is a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles through the lens of 10 street addresses.  This fall, Kahane and his band will appear in the premiere of a staged version of The Ambassador directed by Tony winner John Tiffany ("Once," "Black Watch"), and designed by Tony winner Christine Jones ("Spring Awakening," "American Idiot"). Dividing his time between the club and the concert hall, Kahane has been commissioned by, among others, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Kahane's musical February House received world premiere productions at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven and New York's Public Theater in 2012; an original cast album was released on StorySound Records. 

Listen to Gabriel Kahane's "Bradbury (304 Broadway)" here:

Bárbara Padilla: Classical to Contemporary Crossover

Monday / October 27, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Classical crossover soprano Bárbara Padilla will be singing songs from her debut album, accompanied by Berklee students. After overcoming a recurring battle with stage-four cancer and becoming the first hispanic finalist on America's Got Talent, Padilla returns to the global music stage with a self-titled debut album recorded at Capitol Records (Nat King Cole/Frank Sinatra) and Abbey Road studios (Beatles) with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Padilla's CD was produced by Gregg Field and Jorge Calandrelli, both of whom have won many Grammy and Latin Grammy awards. Padilla is represented by Cristina Abaroa '91 and her CD is being released through Abaroa's independent record label Moon Moosic Records.

Sponsored by the Voice Department, Office of External Affairs, Global Initiatives, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, LMCC, and LAMBA.

 

Admission: 
Free

Kevin Clark: Nada Anatta—Selfless Vibration

Friday / December 19, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student composer Kevin A. Clark performs his best works from his journey at Berklee. Featuring everything from big band to small group pieces, and an especially exciting appearance by his current project, NuMind.

Admission: 
Free

Becca Stevens

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Becca Stevens  has been described by The New York Times as “impressively absorbing.” Her intimate vocals communicate warmth and urgency, while her songwriting embraces inventive acoustic textures and idiosyncratic rhythmic and melodic elements.  Her music offers a blend of head and heart that defies easy categorization, drawing upon elements of pop, jazz, or folk without limiting itself to the rules of any particular genre.

Check out "105" performed live by Becca Stevens here:


 

Manuel Rangell: Venezuelan Maracas

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Percussionist Manuel Rangell presents a clinic explaining the new direction of the maracas in Venezuelan music.

Admission: 
Free

Gabrielle Goodman

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Gabrielle Goodman's Background Vocal Ensemble will perform jazz and R&B classics from artists Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, and Manhattan Transfer with stunning leads and lush background vocals.

Admission: 
Free

Autumn Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Autumn Winds and Piano ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by woodwind professor Wendy Rolfe, will present a program from the Romantic, Baroque, and contemporary eras. The ensembles will perform music by Johannes Brahms, Georg Philip Telemann, and Brian DuFord.

Admission: 
Free

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