Concert

Bárbara Padilla: Classical to Contemporary Crossover

Monday / October 27, 2014 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Classical crossover soprano Bárbara Padilla will be singing songs from her debut album, accompanied by Berklee students. After overcoming a recurring battle with stage-four cancer and becoming the first hispanic finalist on America's Got Talent, Padilla returns to the global music stage with a self-titled debut album recorded at Capitol Records (Nat King Cole/Frank Sinatra) and Abbey Road studios (Beatles) with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Padilla's CD was produced by Gregg Field and Jorge Calandrelli, both of whom have won many Grammy and Latin Grammy awards. Padilla is represented by Cristina Abaroa '91 and her CD is being released through Abaroa's independent record label Moon Moosic Records.

Sponsored by the Voice Department, Office of External Affairs, Global Initiatives, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, LMCC, and LAMBA.

 

Admission: 
Free

Kevin Clark: Nada Anatta—Selfless Vibration

Friday / December 19, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student composer Kevin A. Clark performs his best works from his journey at Berklee. Featuring everything from big band to small group pieces, and an especially exciting appearance by his current project, NuMind.

Admission: 
Free

Becca Stevens / American Echoes

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

North Carolina-bred, New York-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Becca Stevens  has been described by The New York Times as “impressively absorbing.” Her intimate vocals communicate warmth and urgency, while her songwriting embraces inventive acoustic textures and idiosyncratic rhythmic and melodic elements.  Her music offers a blend of head and heart that defies easy categorization, drawing upon elements of pop, jazz, or folk without limiting itself to the rules of any particular genre.

American Echoes is the first musical collaboration between twins Laura and Nina Ganci.  The pair bridges blues and folk with twists on modern and classic indie music.

Check out "105" performed live by Becca Stevens here:


 

Larkin Poe / Benjamin Cartel

Saturday / November 1, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Atlanta-based sisters Larkin Poe celebrate their familial bond and their own eccentricities with their debut full-length album, Kin, on Restoration Hardware's RH Music label. The record was produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Lana Del Rey) and Damien Lewis (Rihanna, Rita Ora).

The sisters grew up playing classical violin and piano and listening to their dad's Fleetwood Mac; Pink Floyd; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; and The Band albums. Larkin Poe's sound and voices came together for another reason: for the first time, they actually wrote together. After self-releasing five EPs and touring for three years without label support, they signed with RH Music. With years of domestic and international touring under their belts and a large and loyal fan base, the sisters want their fans to know that Kin is truly their coming of age project. 

After earning a buzz as one of New York City’s up-and-coming songwriters, Benjamin Cartel put his solo career on hold in 2004, the year he co-founded the indie folk duo Kaiser Cartel. Years later, that band is still busy and Cartel’s solo career has earned a new set of wheels with an EP that bridges the gap between Wilco’s wry rock 'n' roll and John Lennon’s classic pop. Money and Love is Cartel’s first solo release. Like the musical influences that spawned it, the EP is a mix of old and new. Several songs, like the vintage pop/rocker No One, were written before Kaiser Cartel’s formation.

Listen to Larkin Poe's album teaser of kin here:


 

Manuel Rangell: Venezuelan Maracas

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 1:15 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Percussionist Manuel Rangell presents a clinic explaining the new direction of the maracas in Venezuelan music.

Admission: 
Free

Gabrielle Goodman

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Gabrielle Goodman's Background Vocal Ensemble will perform jazz and R&B classics from artists Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, and Manhattan Transfer with stunning leads and lush background vocals.

Admission: 
Free

Autumn Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 3:00 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Autumn Winds and Piano ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by woodwind professor Wendy Rolfe, will present a program from the Romantic, Baroque, and contemporary eras. The ensembles will perform music by Johannes Brahms, Georg Philip Telemann, and Brian DuFord.

Admission: 
Free

Rinat Tregerman's Senior Recital

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In her final recital at Berklee, pianist and jazz composer Rinat Tregerman presents diverse and unique original music that combines several styles ranging from jazz to Israeli folk music.

Admission: 
Free

Ludovica Burtone's Senior Recital

Monday / December 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Italian violinist, composer, and arranger Ludovica Burtone presents a recital of arrangements and original compositions in various styles and ensemble settings.

Admission: 
Free

Kenny Cha: Jazz Composition Portfolio

Monday / December 1, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Guitarist and composer Kenny Cha will play and conduct his original jazz compositions.

Admission: 
Free

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