Concert

Barcelona/ Bel Heir

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Barcelona

Barcelona is a band from Seattle. The band's sound is harmonious and piano-based with elements of rock. Formed in 2005, the band cites U2, Coldplay, Copeland, Death Cab for Cutie, and Lovedrug as its influences.

Barcelona independently released its debut album, Absolutes, in September 2007. The band also created its own label, NBD Music, in order to be able to focus on songwriting. In December 2008, the band announced that it had signed with Universal Records, which later remixed Absolutes. Barcelona released a new version of the album in April 2009, which has four new songs. The band parted ways with the label in early 2010.

The Doyle Brothers / The Interlopers / The Black Moons

Saturday / September 20, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Todd Doyle and Ryan Jacob Doyle grew up in a household that was constantly filled with music, so it was only natural that the brothers have found their path in musical expression together, honing their sound with spirited songs that feature accessible but often uncommon arrangements, as evidenced on the duo’s new EP, New Synapse. The Doyle Brothers frequently play throughout New York City, where the duo is based, and on independent nationwide tours of the college circuit.

The Interlopers began as a few high school kids making music in a basement but has evolved into a joy-inducing musical force that wallops listeners with its unique amalgamation of classic R&B/soul, ‘60s- and ‘70s-era rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and pop music. The band consists of drummer/lead vocalist Curtis Kelley, guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou, Jakob Rabitsch on keyboard, Nick Frenay on bass, Ariel Shrum on trumpet, and Diego Huaman on saxophone. Together, the band commands the stage with deep pocket grooves, rich and smooth harmonies, inspiring and powerful lyrics, and a fat, lively horn section. The result is a rich sonic experience executed with a boundless enthusiasm for improvisation.

The Black Moons are a five-piece, Boston-based rock band formed in 2013. Its first album release, Half-Hearted & Climbing, was recorded before the band’s first live performance, resulting in a summer full of shows promoting it. Counting several Berklee students among its members, the band aims at a modern take on classic folk, rock, and soul music.

 

Auguster / Rich People Food / Kristen Olsson

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Auguster

Formed in early 2013, Auguster has built a successful reputation around the Boston area. Started by singer-songwriter Jimmy Marino, the six-piece band seamlessly blends rock, pop-punk, and electronic music, producing songs reminiscent of Say Anything, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Yellowcard. Using memorable lyrics, arena-style choruses, and a huge dynamic range, Auguster aims to create emotionally powerful music and stunning live shows. Despite going through multiple member changes since the beginning of 2014, the band has since solidified its lineup, and its new EP, Fragments, is slated for a fall 2014 release.

Rich People Food began in 2011 and has happily morphed into the band it is today. Steve Weston (lead guitar) and Lisa Hickox (synthesizer/keyboard/bass) anchor Rich People Food with strong, melodic alt-pop sensibilities, while Brian Bernhard (vocals and rhythm guitar) brings with him a raw and honest lyrical sentiment, and Brendan Reza (drums) provides the band’s diverse and dynamic backbone. Armed with an ever-expanding catalog of unique sounds, Rich People Food can be seen all around Boston and the coastal Northeast. The group released a new five-song EP in early 2014.

Kristen Olsson delivers raw, emotional indie pop with a twist of jazz; a debut EP is slated for release this September.

An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: JunjoEsperanzaChamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.

 
 
 

Adrian Zemor's Senior Recital: An Evening of Cello Music

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cellist Adrian Zemor will play in styles ranging from classical to heavy metal. The program will include music by Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Apocalyptica, as well as a number of originals.

Admission: 
Free

Alfred Ng's Senior Recital

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Alfred Ng gives his senior recital with a set of familiar pop songs.

Admission: 
Free

Irais Brito and Di eVano: Danzon and Evolution 1

Tuesday / October 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Double bassist Irais Brito Hierrezuelo presents a brief journey into the beginning of Cuban music, ranging in styles from danzon to cha-cha-cha to timba Cubana.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department produces a concert of the best compositions by its majors. Featuring a variety of approaches by a talented group of composers and performers, this show promises to be an enjoyable one.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Eric Gould

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature works by pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department.

Admission: 
Free

Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman: Charlie Brown Christmas

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionists Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman perform the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," arranged for marimba and vibraphone.

Admission: 
Free

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