Concert

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision VIII

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: 
Free

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision IX

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: 
Free

Jihui Kim's Senior Recital

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For her senior recital, violinist Jihui Kim performs a variety of music in Latin styles such as salsa, bolero, guaguanco, Brazilian choro, and tango.

Admission: 
Free

Kevin Bleau: Curtain Up

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The sixth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students of musical theater arranging and orchestration.

Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds.

Admission: 
Free

Anthony Scibilia: Continuous Work of Art

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this concert, Berklee faculty member Anthony Scibilia (Liberal Arts/Berklee Global Jazz Institute) and Berklee alumnus Casey Andersen will explore the connections between music, visual art, and poetry in a series of original compositions, both musical and visual. The works featured range from spontaneous conceptually-driven pieces to compositions resulting from a process of more traditional deliberation. In this concert, Scibilia and Andersen wil explore various ways in which one art form can lead to another in a process of continuous creation. The poetic and visual works of several artists, including Pablo Neruda and Bernard Childs, will form points of departure for the musical works in this program.

The content of this concert is inspired by "Creativity and Expression in the Arts,"a course Scibilia teaches in conjunction with Danilo Perez, Marco Pignataro, and other members of the Berklee Global Jazz faculty. Scibilia also teaches "Creative Conversations in Music and the Visual Arts," a realted course offered through the Department of Liberal Arts at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Arnold Friedman: Summer Compositions

Wednesday / August 6, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee Composition Majors perform their new music.

Admission: 
Free

Music Education Recital

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Music Education director Libby Allison presents the annual Music Education Department recital.

Admission: 
Free

Brendan James

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Brendan James

Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, N.H. His ongs have been featured on many television shows, including Private Practice, American Idol, Bones, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. His first three albums climbed the iTunes Top 10 pop charts, and his touring schedule has seen him playing alongside the likes of John Mayer, Paula Cole, and Keb Mo.

James is known for lyrics that tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality.

In 2013, James released his fifth album, Simplify, produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa). Of the album’s title track, James says, “The process of evolution, especially technological evolution, is occurring at such blinding speeds these days that we must take collective moments to breathe together, find calm together, or we will forever leave behind our real essence as animals in paradise.”

While attending college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Mikey Wax honed his skills as both a singer and songwriter and released his debut album Change Again in 2009. The album received a strong initial reaction on social media sites like Facebook and Youtube thanks in part to friends and a small group of early supporters. Shortly after, the single "In Case I Go Again" was selected by YouTube to be a featured music video on it's homepage, resulting in over half a million views and propelling the album to the top 100 on the iTunes pop chart in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Mikey has performed nation-wide sharing the stage with artists such as Howie Day, Jon McLaughlin, Andy Grammer, Tony Lucca, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Graham Colton and Landon Pigg, among others.

Brian Jarvis will also be supporting.

Watch a music video for Brendan James’s “Simplify” here:

From the 'Hood to Carnegie Hall Tour

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

Thee Phantom combines the raw energy and passion of Hip-Hop, with the beautiful, sweeping sounds of live orchestration. Hailing from Philadelphia, Phantom is stalking his dream of bringing his brand of B-Boy Meets Beethoven to Carnegie Hall.

Lewis Watson

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Lewis Watson

London-based singer-songwriter Lewis Watson got his start in music while still a teenager by quietly uploading cover versions of his favorite songs to a sleepy YouTube account in 2010. With an acoustic guitar and a booming, soulful voice, he began uploading original compositions to great response. Before long, he was playing in support of larger acts and releasing a series of EPs.

By 2012, the buzz was enough to bring several record labels knocking on his door, and he eventually entered into a contract with Warner Bros., which came with festival performances, Billboard chart appearances, and an ever-growing fan base. Watson has collaborated with Arctic MonkeysFlorence and the Machine, and some top songwriters and producers, including Richard Wilkinson (Kaiser Chiefs) and Mr Hudson.

Watson has now released his debut full-length album, The Morning, which also comes in a deluxe edition that contains every song he has ever released.

Watch a music video for Lewis Watson’s “Holding On” here:

 

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