Concert

Auguster / Rich People Food / Kristen Olsson

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Auguster

Formed in early 2013, Auguster has built a successful reputation around the Boston area. Started by singer-songwriter Jimmy Marino, the six-piece band seamlessly blends rock, pop-punk, and electronic music, producing songs reminiscent of Say Anything, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Yellowcard. Using memorable lyrics, arena-style choruses, and a huge dynamic range, Auguster aims to create emotionally powerful music and stunning live shows. Despite going through multiple member changes since the beginning of 2014, the band has since solidified its lineup, and its new EP, Fragments, is slated for a fall 2014 release.

Rich People Food began in 2011 and has happily morphed into the band it is today. Steve Weston (lead guitar) and Lisa Hickox (synthesizer/keyboard/bass) anchor Rich People Food with strong, melodic alt-pop sensibilities, while Brian Bernhard (vocals and rhythm guitar) brings with him a raw and honest lyrical sentiment, and Brendan Reza (drums) provides the band’s diverse and dynamic backbone. Armed with an ever-expanding catalog of unique sounds, Rich People Food can be seen all around Boston and the coastal Northeast. The group released a new five-song EP in early 2014.

Kristen Olsson delivers raw, emotional indie pop with a twist of jazz; a debut EP is slated for release this September.

An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: JunjoEsperanzaChamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.

 
 
 

Adrian Zemor's Senior Recital: An Evening of Cello Music

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cellist Adrian Zemor will play in styles ranging from classical to heavy metal. The program will include music by Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Apocalyptica, as well as a number of originals.

Admission: 
Free

Alfred Ng's Senior Recital

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Alfred Ng gives his senior recital with a set of familiar pop songs.

Admission: 
Free

Irais Brito and Di eVano: Danzon and Evolution 1

Tuesday / October 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Double bassist Irais Brito Hierrezuelo presents a brief journey into the beginning of Cuban music, ranging in styles from danzon to cha-cha-cha to timba Cubana.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department produces a concert of the best compositions by its majors. Featuring a variety of approaches by a talented group of composers and performers, this show promises to be an enjoyable one.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Eric Gould

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature works by pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department.

Admission: 
Free

Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman: Charlie Brown Christmas

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionists Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman perform the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," arranged for marimba and vibraphone.

Admission: 
Free

Jaehun Kang: Portrait

Tuesday / August 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist Jaehun Kang performs his senior recital with a program of covers and original music.

Admission: 
Free

Mirel Wagner

Saturday / December 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling. Her acoustic balladry is as far as you’ll get from clichéd coffee house folk, having more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than the folksy bonhomie of Bob Dylan. Her background couldn’t be more normal: a relatively sheltered childhood in the suburbs of Helsinki. Her self-titled debut is still causing ripples today. Its nine songs distill the very essence of darkness, the hollowed-out bones of the blues. They seem ancient, worn, and frank in their brutal honesty. When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is uniform and cohesive set of songs. Wagner wrote most of these songs in a log cabin on the peninsula of Hailuoto in northern Finland. It traces the melody absentmindedly, like you’d trace the outline of the back of a sleeping lover, humming as it ambles along. At times playful, at other times chillingly emotionless, Wagner is difficult to pin down. Her vocals are louder than ever on this new record, with the whisper of yesteryear drawing each breath.

Enjoy Wagner's official video of Oak Tree from her upcoming album When The Cellar Children See the Light of Day here:

 

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