Concert

Nat & Alex Wolff

Sunday / December 7, 2008 / 3:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nat and Alex Wolff star in the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band.

Admission: 
$50, $29.50, reserved seating

Nanci Griffith

Friday / November 7, 2008 / 7:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Whether performing her own poetically evocative material or the compositions of her influences, friends, and peers, Nanci Griffith possesses a powerful gift for inhabiting the songs she sings—for communicating unspoken intimacy and heartache through her tender voice and lilting, delicate phrasing.

Admission: 
$ 35, reserved seating

New Vision: Emi Inaba

Tuesday / November 4, 2008 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist/composer Emi Inaba presents original compositions and arrangements. The music of Emi Inaba is a unique and innovative blend of styles ranging from classical to modern jazz. This performance will be featuring her quintet with guest string section.

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Rosey Lee: Twenty-Four Solar Terms for Piano Solo

Thursday / September 25, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty composer Rosey Lee presents contemporary piano compositions with guest artist Lauren Chack Clerk. Rosey Lee composed Twenty-Four Solar Terms inspired by the paintings of the Taiwanese artist, Max Liu (1911-2002). The 24 solar terms of the agricultural calendar originated in China, then spread to other East Asian countries. It is a system that comprises 12 major and twelve minor periods interlaced with each other representing different times of the year, guiding the farmer in planting and harvesting crops.

Rosey Lee was awarded the both 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Uchida Fellowship from the Japan Foundation to research and study traditional Japanese music. She also received a Berklee 2008 Faculty Development Grant. She was invited as guest composer to the International Double Reed Convention at Indianapolis in 2006 where her “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano” was performed. In the same year of July, the trio was also being preformed at the San Francisco Symphony donor's concert with Steve Paulson, principal bassoonist of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on July 10, 2007.

Lauren Schack Clark is assistant professor of piano and keyboard activities supervisor at Arkansas State University. She performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist. Performances this season included a recital at the University of Florida as part of the ASU Double Reed and Piano Trio, and programs with violinist Stephen Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Denison University. She performed as a soloist in Naples, Italy in the summer of 2008. She recorded a CD of solo piano music for Centaur Records, with music composed by Dr. Rosey Lee, faculty, Berklee College of Music.

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Akiko Ito: Happy Dreams / Andrei Matorin and Friends

Monday / October 20, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Flutist Akiko Ito presents her compositions and arrangements, performing a variety of styles of Brazilian music including the choro, samba, bossa nova, baião, and afoxé styles. Performance Division dean Matt Marvuglio will play flute, and a demonstration of the dance samba de gafieira will be offered.

Andrei Matorin presents a set of brand-new compositions for small big band and strings. His music brings together his love for the melodies of his native Brazil, the driving rhythms of jazz, and the romantic passion of classical music

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Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band

Friday / September 26, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's Big Band Evolutionary Big Band is composed of many talented composer/instrumentalists—faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students—who share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the creative opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting, and the importance of the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Wyc Grousbeck with French Lick

Saturday / October 4, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Boston's premier classic rock cover band. The six piece band covers
all your favorite dance/rock hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Featuring Wyc Grousbeck, co-owner of the Boston Celtics. Student discount available at Berklee Box Office.

Admission: 
$10 General Admission

Tim Miller / Norm Zocher Trio

Wednesday / October 1, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Tim Miller Trio will perform original compositions in a contemporary jazz style under the direction of faculty guitarist Tim Miller.

Then the Norm Zocher Trio will perform Zocher's guitar-oriented jazz and fusion compositions.

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Toby Lightman/Lucy Woodward/Rachel Platten

Tuesday / October 7, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Toby Lightman

Toby Lightman's new independently released album, Let Go follows her two Atlantic Records releases, 2004's Little Things and 2006's Bird on a Wire. She's toured the country extensively, having appeared with such artists as James Blunt, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Rob Thomas, and on one memorable evening, Prince. USA Today wrote: "No small talent, Toby Lightman continues to shine a light on her knack for making rich, soulful pop." tobylightman.com.

Lucy Woodward is... hot and bothered, and that's the name of her sensational new album out now exclusively at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. Billboard said the award-winning songwriter "boasts staggering versatility—a sonic turnstile that flips through dreamy pop, jazz, and bluesy bebop." lucywoodward.com.

Say hello to Boston native Rachel Platten. The Boston Globe called Rachel's first release "breathtaking, brilliant, [with] beautifully crafted lyrics," and the Village Voice praised a recent show, claiming "Rachel's got it all—she'll fill your indie sweet tooth and top it off with a heaping dose of blue-eyed soul." myspace.com/rachelplattenband.

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

Shearwater/Hospital Ships

Sunday / October 19, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Shearwater

Hailed as "almost impossibly majestic and beautiful" (NPR), Shearwater's Palo Santo (2007, Matador), a suite of ethereal but oddly disquieting art-rock songs loosely centered around the life and death of singer Christa Paffgen (a.k.a. Nico), marked the Texan quartet's debut on the national stage. The New York Times named the album one of the year's very best, and the band's singular combination of sonic abandon and restraint, spun around the soaring, otherworldly voice of part-time ornithologist Jonathan Meiburg, drew comparisons to late-period Talk Talk and both the lovely and anxious moments of Eno's early solo work.

This year's much-anticipated Rook takes the band into realms both richer and stranger. Though a similarly haunted, elegiac mood pervades the album, Rook is its own animal, at once more accessible and more accomplished than its predecessor, with a depth and grandeur that seem improbably packed into the album's tidy 35 minutes.

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

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