Concert

Piano Monday Presents Laszlo Gardony

Monday / March 1, 2010 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Laszlo Gardony performs as part of a trio with Yoron Israel (drums) and Ron Mahdi (bass). They will perform original compositions and arrangements of standards from Laszlo's more recent CDs, Ever Before Ever After, Natural Instinct and Dig Deep (Sunnyside Records).

Admission: 

Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra

Tuesday / April 27, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra, directed by Eugene Friesen, presents an evening of diverse new works for strings.

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Berklee's Fifth Annual SXSW Party

Friday / March 19, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Friends Bar
208 E. 6th St.
Austin
TX
United States
78701
The Young Republic

Berklee's official SXSW party features alumni and students from all over the United States performing rock, indie pop, hip-hop, folk, and country. Artists include Audible Mainframe from Long Beach, California; The Young Republic from Nashville; Heavy Rotation Records artists Nini & Ben from Boston; Austinites Stefan Wm and Jordan Tarrant (HRR); Ann Driscoll (HRR) from Cincinnati; Love Like Fire from San Francisco; and Shayna Zaid & the Catch from New York. Alumna Sarah Sharp hosts the event.

The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badge holders; SXSW wristband holders and the general public can RSVP to sxswrsvp@berklee.edu to attend free of charge. Giveaways include SanDisk Sansa mp3 players, a Berkleemusic online course, and copies of HRR's Dorm Sessions 7 CD, featuring students Ann Driscoll and Jordan Tarrant. Learn more about Berklee's SXSW events.

Admission: 
FREE

Ryanhood / Daphne Willis / Nikolas Metaxas

Saturday / March 6, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ryanhood

In between classes at Berklee College of Music, Ryan Green found his calling with childhood friend Cameron Hood. One part comedic exchange and one part music ensemble, Ryanhood has built a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos today. 

In the little more than three years since she grabbed her acoustic guitar and took the stage for the first time, Chicago-based Daphne Willis has grown from a feisty neophyte into a self-assured, marvelously expressive artist with a bracingly seductive sound. The 22-year-old's Vanguard Records debut album, What to Say, documents Willis's voyage of self-discovery and is a captivating introduction to a remarkably fresh voice—one that both reflects and scrutinizes the social patterns of her generation. She will perform an acoustic trio set.

Nikolas Metaxas is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter/composer born in the United States who grew up on the island of Cyprus. He has won numerous awards for songwriting, and placed second in the televised singing competition X Factor, the British equivalent of American Idol.

Admission: 
$10

All Keys—Piano Department Faculty Concert

Monday / March 1, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Department faculty perform in a variety of settings and styles.

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Chris Ayer / Jesse Ruben / Emma White

Wednesday / February 24, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chris Ayer

Chris Ayer is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter who won the 2006 Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, folk category. His album Don't Go Back to Sleep was released in August 2009.

While he was still a full-time student, Jesse Ruben toured relentlessly across the Northeast, building a strong and dedicated following. Since graduating in May 2008, he has promoted Aiming for Honesty from coast to coast in both the United States and Canada. Combining influences from pop, rock, jazz, and folk, Ruben's straight-from-the-heart songs and hilarious storytelling make for an unforgettable live experience for his listeners.

Emma White is a singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. White has sung at venues large and small, including the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland. In 2008, she was invited to perform for BMI's pop/rock showcase in Atlanta, where one listener said, "Emma White's pop-savvy vocals and sugary groove ooze unabashed hope and undeniable promise."

Admission: 
$8

Concert for Haiti

Tuesday / February 23, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This evening concert produced by Rob Rose and Ken Zambello will feature the Berklee Reggae Ensemble directed by Matt Jenson, Pitch Slapped, Women of the World, faculty member Donna McElroy, the Open Access to Music for Children Ensemble directed by Ron Reid, faculty member Livingston Taylor, the Music of the Dominican Republic, and the Brandon Maclin/Darek Cobbs Tribute Band. Learn more about the event.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

A Time for Haiti

Tuesday / February 23, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sara Regan and Matthew Nicholl present an afternoon of performances for Haiti. Contemporary writing and production faculty member Bill Elliott and violinist Melissa Bull will perform the music of Bruno Valverde, a Berklee student who lost his mother in the earthquake. Other acts include poetry by Berklee students Jennifer Ayala, Sarah Bonneville, Garrett Frierson, Scott Kapelman, Jazmin McCray, and Neara Russell; Global Jazz Institute student Christian Li (piano) and faculty member Darcel Wilson (voice); and closing remarks from Berklee president Roger H. Brown. 

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An Evening with David Choi

Monday / February 22, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
David Choi

David Choi is a native Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer whose songs and tracks have been heard on NBC, VH1, MTV, E!, Travel Channel, PBS, and Food Network, as well as in national commercials overseas. On YouTube, he has more than 150,000 subscribers and more than 40,000,000 total video views.

Admission: 
$10

Berklee Party at SXSW

Thursday / March 18, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Lucky Lounge
209A W. 5th St.
Austin
TX
United States
78701
Melissa Ferrick

Berklee's Party at the Lucky Lounge during SXSW features alumni and students performing folk, pop, rock, and country. Artists include Melissa Ferrick, A House A Home, Ann Driscoll (HRR), Merry Go Round, Nini & Ben (HRR), and Jordan Tarrant (HRR).

Read more about Berklee's SXSW events here.

Admission: 
Free

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