Concert

Piano Department Student Concert

Monday / April 5, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Piano Department features several outstanding piano students chosen by CD submissions.

Admission: 

Fusion Nouveau

Tuesday / January 26, 2010 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fusion Nouveau is a nine-piece band featuring the compositions of Bob Pilkington. The band is made up of four horns and five rhythm featuring many Berklee faculty. Stylistic influences include everything from early '70s fusion and horn bands to contemporary jazz and fusion.

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Neara Russell

Thursday / December 10, 2009 / 6:00 pm
Steinert Hall
162 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States

In collaboration with the Steinway Society of Massachusetts and Berklee College of Music, young composer Neara Russell will present Duets: A Steinway Recital, a concert of original contemporary classical duets.

The concert will feature an international group of musicians and will be Russell's Steinert Hall debut as pianist/vocalist/composer. The program features the composer on piano in duets with flute, cello, horn, saxophone, and voice, including the premiere of "Sonata for Flute and Piano."

Multi-departmental sponsorship from the Office of Experiential Learning, Piano Department, and Office of Cultural Diversity emphasizes the unusual breadth of vision this recital involves.

Neara Russell

Composer Neara Russell wrote her first art song at age thirteen. "Dawn" was imagined in a daydream as a fully formed work, with original text, notation, and performance vividly stored in the files of her brain.

She has since chased that inspiration from the fields of Wisconsin—where she won state honors for composition and composed works for the Madison Youth Choirs, Taliesin Chorus, and lyric soprano Wendy Rowe—to Boston, where she first appeared on National Public Radio as a featured guest on From the Top.

A prestigious ASCAPLUS Award and commissions from the Boston String Quartet, Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble (with director Robin Ginenthal), and Berklee Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble (as composer-in-residence) supplement Russell's studies at Berklee College of Music, where she is a composition/performance major on a four-year full-ride Presidential Scholarship.

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Rachel Platten / Nick Howard

Thursday / December 3, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten is no stranger to the spotlight. After a life-changing experience in Trinidad performing, by fluke, in front of 100,000 screaming fans at the Trinidad Soca Monarch Finals, she returned to her native Boston and recorded her first record, Trust in Me. The songs on her debut release won her Best New Artist and Vocalist at the Harvard Advocate Music Awards and went into rotation on college radio.

Though a newcomer, she has opened for the Strokes, Rusted Root, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Marc Ford (of Black Crowes), and performed over 600 shows around the country.

British singer/songwriter Nick Howard has received and experienced tremendous accolades both in the U.S. and in his native U.K. He has been featured by MTV, Fox, Comcast, TLC, CBS, ABC, the BBC, Vogue, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lifetime and has had several of his songs featured in shows such as The Hills, Army Wives, LA Ink and Leave It to Lamas. Howard has opened for the likes of Gavin DeGraw and Jack Johnson and continues to tour extensively both in the U.S. and the U.K.

Admission: 
$10

Ensemble Showcase: Heavy Metal, Jazz, Contemporary Christian

Wednesday / December 2, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Robert Schlink, Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby, Lello Mollinari, and Nancy Morris. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including heavy metal, jazz, and contemporary Christian.

1:00 p.m.  Robert Schlink: Heavy Metal

2:15 p.m.  Terri Lyne Carrington: Advanced Jazz Ensemble

3:30 p.m.  Greg Osby: Advanced Small Jazz Ensemble

6:30 p.m.  Lello Molinari: Music of Dave Holland

8:00 p.m.  Nancy Morris: Contemporary Christian

Admission: 
Free

Graham Colton / Seth Glier / Mikey Wax

Saturday / December 5, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Widely named as one of last year's artists to watch, singer/songwriter Graham Colton has enjoyed breakout success with his hit single, "Best Days." The song has been all over radio airwaves and licensed for television, receiving massive exposure from American Idol as the coveted exit song in five episodes; Oprah's The Big Give; and national promo campaigns on ABC, MTV, and HBO, among others. No stranger to the road, Colton has toured with John Mayer, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, the Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Gavin DeGraw, Vanessa Carlton, and more.

Seth Glier is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist from Massachusetts swiftly making a name for himself on the national scene. His debut album for MPress, The Trouble with People, is both timeless and modern and has drawn comparisons to Billy Joel, Marc Cohn, Gavin DeGraw, Elton John, and Paul McCartney.

Mikey Wax released his debut album, Change Again, last November, and since then, much has happened. Thanks to the grassroots support of fans, the Wax's album charted on the iTunes top 100 pop albums, and he did his first U.S. tour, performed live on CBS News, and has gathered 30,000+ YouTube hits for his "In Case I Go Again" music video. Wax also recently ranked #3 on the AC/Hot AC Up & Coming Artist radio chart nationwide.

Admission: 
$12 general admission, student discounts available at the Berklee Performance Center Box Office

Tubby Love

Wednesday / December 16, 2009 / 3:30 pm
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tubby Love

Looking for indoor entertainment for the family in December? Current Berklee students will perform holiday-inspired concerts at the Prudential Center the week of December 13. The December 16 show features Tubby Love.

Tubby Love

Its not the size of the band, its the size of the love. Here to spread the message of purely positive vibrations, Tubby Love is a heady force of futuristic reggae fusion. With songs like "Constant Motion" and "No One's in Control," the message of the music is a clear ear-opening experience for the awakening of the masses. The five-piece Boston-based band has shared the stage with up-and-coming reggae greats such as Passafire and Blue King Brown, and continues to make their way into the future roots music scene. Outwardly expressing their love for experimental music, Tubby Love is on the steady path of creating what some are calling a "reggae soul revolution."

Admission: 
Free

Luisa Sobral

Tuesday / December 15, 2009 / 3:30 pm
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Luisa Sobral

Looking for indoor entertainment for the family in December? Current Berklee students will perform holiday-inspired concerts at the Prudential Center the week of December 13. The December 15 show features Luisa Sobral.

Luisa Sobral

Luisa Sobral was born in Portugal in 1987. She started playing guitar and writing music when she was 12. By the age of 16, Sobral participated in a Portuguese TV show for vocalists called Idolos, where she finished third. After the TV show, Sobral moved to the U.S., where she completed the last year of high school. She is now finishing her degree at Berklee and working on her first album, which will be out in August.

Admission: 
Free

Emily Elbert

Monday / December 14, 2009 / 3:30 pm
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Emily Elbert

Looking for indoor entertainment for the family in December? Current Berklee students will perform holiday-inspired concerts at the Prudential Center the week of December 13. The December 14 show features Emily Elbert.

Emily Elbert

20-year-old Emily Elbert is a singer/songwriter with deep musical roots and a clear love for creative expression.Fresh off a northeast run with G Love and Special Sauce and a showcase spot at the Folk Alliance Festival in Memphis, Elbert is quickly growing in the national spotlight. Her lifelong passion for music from around the world and distinctive combination of jazz, folk, soul, blues, and pop creates a sound that engages the hearts, minds, and ears of listeners around the globe. Elbert blends a hip musical perspective with an in-depth knowledge of classic songs to create unique vocal and guitar arrangements. She is currently based in Boston, where she tours locally and is a recipient of a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
Free

Ivonne Hernandez / Liz Longley

Sunday / December 13, 2009 / 11:00 am
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Liz Longley

Looking for indoor entertainment for the family in December? Current Berklee students will perform holiday-inspired concerts at the Prudential Center the week of December 13. The inaugural show features fiddler Ivonne Hernandez and songwriter Liz Longley.

12:00 p.m. - Ivonne Hernandez

Ivonne Hernandez has mastered Canada's traditional fiddle music. She embodies the country's 21st-century multiculturalism, and her music reflects the new century's marriage of cultural influences. She is a current Berklee student and will be finishing her studies at Berklee this December.

2:00 p.m. - Liz Longley

Berklee awarded Liz Longley their highest honor for songwriting, the Scott Benson Scholarship, and "Rush" was chosen as the No. 1 song in Berklee's 2009 Songwriting Competition. The previous year, "Whatever Goes Up" was the No. 2 song in the contest. "Whatever Goes Up" also received high marks in Garageband.com's folk category, garnering the all-time No. 1 spot for best melody and best lyrics. Longley was recently selected by Berklee to represent the school at the annual Kennedy Center Conservatory Project in Washington, D.C. 

Admission: 
Free

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