Concert

Me and My Gang

Thursday / December 4, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come see some of Berklee's best pickers and singers in a night of classic country and hot new country music. The Berklee Country Music Ensemble under the direction of Mike Ihde will play songs from artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, the Dixie Chicks, Elvis, and Sarah Underwood. Four vocalists, two fiddles, pedal steel guitar, and a rhythm section make up this great band. A good time is guaranteed for all.

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The Berklee Music of James Brown Ensemble

Tuesday / December 2, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Kenwood Dennard presents his student ensemble performing the music of soul and funk great, James Brown.

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We Are Scientists

Thursday / November 13, 2008 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

We Are Scientists will perform an intimate acoustic performance before their late-night set with Kings of Leon at the Orpheum Theatre. Admission to the acoustic performance is free and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free

Re-Up / Super Volcano / White Shoe Brown Shoe

Friday / November 14, 2008 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Experience the effortless flow between hard-hitting hip-hop, soulful melodies, and booty-shaking grooves. With songs that are a collision of sophisticated composition and raw energy, Re-Up will leave its mark on any audience.

New York based Super Volcano attracts a diverse range of fans of pop, metal, indie rock, and alternative music that will all find something desirable and attractive in their music.

White Shoe Brown Shoe is the collaboration of Patrik Gochez and Alex Britten, two young songwriters brought together by rock 'n' roll.

Admission: 
FREE

Evgeny Lebedev and Cedric Hanriot

Saturday / November 22, 2008 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

Julian Velard and Ari Hest

Saturday / November 8, 2008 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Courtesy of Julian Velard

London-based Julian Velard is that rarest of artists: a pop songwriter and a storyteller. Think Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Elton John, combined with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Quentin Tarantino. A prolific songwriter and captivating live performer, Ari Hest is writing and recording new songs weekly and touring consistently in 2008 for her project 52.

Admission: 
$15 general admission, student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

The Art Music of Black Composers

Tuesday / November 25, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Classical compositions by Julius Williams, Jonathan Holland, Chevalier de St. Georges, Margaret Bonds, Hale Smith, Evelyn Simpson-Currenton, John Carter, and William Banfield, with special guest composer/pianist Patrice Rushen. Performers will include Duane Moody, Matthew Truss, Krystal Banfield, Kudisan Kai, Gabrielle Goodman, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, and others.

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Apollo Run / Julius C.

Thursday / September 10, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Apollo Run

An explosion of NYC talent takes the stage for one magical night. Apollo Run and Julius C are two of the most innovative, talented, stage-worthy bands on the east coast. Don't miss this show!

"Amelie Poulin would have loved [Apollo Run]. So would Jeff Buckley. John McGrew makes songs for mix tapes, red wine, and skeletons. Live, [Apollo Run] bring the dark carnival. A soundtrack to a life. This book, that film. Trumpets, guitars, piano. And a voice that will break hearts and start fires." - The Deli Music Blog.

Here are some thing that Julius C. likes: Late '60s sounds, dance music that has soul, songs with lyrics that grab your brain and pin it to the ground, and, of course, bands that smash their amps because they actually are that rock and roll. "One of the best bands I've seen at [SXSW]." - Amy Luft, Montreal Gazette.

Admission: 
$10, general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Joshua Redman Double Trio

Thursday / January 22, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Joshua Redman Double Trio with Brian Blade, Larry Grenadier, Gregory Hutchinson, and Reuben Rogers.

Admission: 
$41, $36 reserved seating

R&B: Aretha, Stevie, Chaka, & Marvin

Friday / December 12, 2008 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

R&B: Aretha, Stevie, Chaka, & Marvin, directed by Skip Smith.

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