Concert

Sunnie Ban: TODDLE

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Sun "Sunnie" Ban will perform a variety of songs of different styles with her band.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: Jeannie Gagne Quartet Plus One

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 7:30 pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Vocalist Jeannie Gagne

Jeannie Gagné, associate professor of voice at Berklee, brings her quartet into the Black Box Theatre at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown as part of the series  Jazz at The Arsenal, featuring Berklee faculty artists. Gagné is accompanied by Jiri Nedoma on keyboard, Danny Morris on bass, Tony Thunder Smith on drums, and special guest John Baboian on guitar.

Gagné’s music is, in her own words:  “a bit straight-ahead jazz, a bit bluesy soul, a bit thoughtful/spiritual stuff, and a little bit of edge for some sauce.” Groove and rhythm are a hallmark of a Gagné set, as she is also a pianist, composer and percussionist trained in West African drumming. Her seasoned rhythm section provides world-class musicianship: Video.

A veteran performer in every kind of setting and style, including classical, Gagné is co-founder of Berklee College of Music’s Performance Wellness Institute. She has performed for 25 years throughout the U.S. and abroad with such artists as Philip Glass, George Duke, and Cher. As a songwriter, she has released three solo CDs in pop/rock, blues, and jazz. With a large following online teaching voice as “TheVocalGenie,” she is currently completing her second book on “belting” techniques for singers.

NYC’s Downtown Magazine exclaims: “Few vocalists create images and stir emotions merely with the sound of their voice. All the great ones do, and Jeannie does, too.”  

 

Admission: 
$20 adults/$18 members/$15 students

Paul-Eirik Melhus Senior Recital

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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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

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra: The Phantom of the Opera

Thursday / October 16, 2014 / 7:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline
MA
United States
02446
Image from Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera 1hr 33mins // directed by:Rupert Julian // featuring:Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin
Coolidge Corner Theatre

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is proud to welcome back Berklee professor film scoring professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of its original new score, commissioned for a screening of this horror classic.

The BSFO is dedicated to composing original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live to picture. Under the leadership of Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America), the BSFO has scored and performed for eight iconic silent features (Sunrise, It, Battleship Potemkin, Piccadilly, Faust, Our Hospitality, Safety Last, and Phantom of the Opera), all commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts, as part of the theater’s Sounds of Silents program, which champions silent film music performance. The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO has also performed in the new Nantucket Dreamland Theater, and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The unique collaboration between the Coolidge and Berklee expands on the Sounds of Silents initiative, providing funds to commission the compositions and an opportunity to engage students in the process.

Tickets are available from the Coolidge Corner Theatre site.

Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney as Erik, the horribly disfigured phantom who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs and dungeons beneath the Paris Opera House. When Erik falls in love with a beautiful prima donna, he kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his lair.

 

Admission: 
http://www.coolidge.org/content/phantom-opera

Sandahl/Ullén Transatlantic

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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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 Featuring Dylan Holland with Special Guest Zach Matari

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

A singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee, Jacob Whitesides found musical inspiration at a bluegrass festival in 2008. Following the festival, he set out to learn how to play the guitar and sing. He started uploading cover songs to YouTube as a hobby two years ago, and over seven million views later, he's having a blast traveling and meeting fans all over the country. In July 2014, his EP 3 AM peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes chart and gave Whitesides his first No. 5 album. His first original single, "You’re Perfect," was cowritten with Ernie Halter, and he's currently working with Halter and other Music Row elites in Nashville on original material for an album.

Listen to Whitesides's official music video of "You're Perfect" here:


Although his genre is categorized as pop, singer-songwriter Dylan Holland's music is influenced by many genres including rock, rap, country, and R&B. He finds inspiration in artists such as Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Garth Brooks, Jay-Z, and Adele. Although he has played guitar his entire life, he began honing his craft by posting self-made videos on YouTube and Blog-TV in 2010 and has been performing for his dedicated fans ever since.

New Jersey singer-songwriter Zach Matari recently released his single "Up To You," which he wrote and coproduced with producer GI Joe. The song, currently available on iTunes and iHeart radio, carries a '70s and '80s throwback feel reminiscent of the disco era. He has performed at famous venues such as The Stone Pony and The Bitter End, and opened for Paramore, MGMT, Motley Crue, Bruno Mars, and New Edition, among others. He is hard at work on his debut album.

Gabriel Kahane

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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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 pm
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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 pm
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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 / American Echoes

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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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.

American Echoes is the first musical collaboration between twins Laura and Nina Ganci.  The pair bridges blues and folk with twists on modern and classic indie music.

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


 

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