Concert

Ana Moura

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ana Moura

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, “her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow.” Examiner.com called Moura’s voice “made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking.”

Watch Moura’s music video for “A Case of You” here:

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 hailing from Derry, New Hampshire whose songs 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 his socially conscious lyrics, which tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality.

In 2013, James released his fifth album, Simplify, which was 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.”

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.

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