Other

The 8th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry. This event will include a panel discussion with several prominent hip-hop/urban music industry executives and showcase performances by selected hip-hop/urban artists. Tonight's event will include a rap with Talib Kweli (interviewed by faculty member Brian "Raydar" Ellis). Sponsored by the Professional Education Division and Office for Diversity and Inclusion. 

Live Interview with Legendary Bassist Eddie Gomez

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz will interview legendary bassist and two-time Grammy-winner Eddie Gomez H ’13 as part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty and artists in residence program. The conversation will be based on the Inside the Actors Studio format. Gomez is widely considered one of the world’s best bass players.

An integral member of the Bill Evans Trio for more than a decade, Gomez has also made significant contributions to the work of other jazz greats like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Chick Corea, among others. His voyage of exploration in music has included fusion with the Gadd Gang; pop with Carly Simon, Mark Knopfler, and Bobby Darin; and classical music with the Kronos Quartet and Richard Stoltzman. Gomez is also the artistic director of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and he was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee last year.

Admission: 
Free

The BIRN Interviews Josh Groban

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Josh Groban

Tune in to the BIRN on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to catch an exclusive interview with Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban. 

You can stream the interview here.

Admission: 
FREE

CBC: Food Truck Meet-up

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Outside Cafe 939
Boston
MA
United States
02215

*Change in meet-up location: Due to the construction by the Pru, we'll meet in front of Cafe 939. We'll walk over from Cafe 939 together to enjoy lunch at the food trucks.*

From there, we'll head over to the food truck spot by Belvidere Street, next to the Pru and the Christian Science reflecting pool. Thursday's trucks are The Bacon Truck, NY Deli Truck, and Makin' Jamaican.

Conveniently scheduled right after payday, you can feel free to splurge on four-wheeled goodness while chatting with your fellow Berklee foodies.

For last minute information about weather and other updates, check the Berklee staff Facebook group.

No RSVP required. Send your questions to communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: CBC: Summer Concert Meet-up

Tuesday / August 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Unfortunately, the CBC's event is canceled, but you're still welcome to head over to Brewer Plaza to enjoy the concert on your own!

-----

One of the perks of working at a music college: being serenaded by students on your lunch break. Grab your lunch and join us at Brewer Plaza for summer concert magic.

We'll listen to Witness Matlou, a South African pianist who is studying at Berklee on a full scholarship, while also studying at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Keep an eye on the Berklee staff Facebook page for last minute updates about where to meet up, weather, etc.

No RSVP required. Please contact communitybuilding@berklee.edu if you have any questions.

Admission: 
Free

CBC: Brown Bag Lunch by the Reflecting Pool

Tuesday / August 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Christian Science Plaza Reflecting Pool
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Grab your lunch and head down to the reflecting pool in the Christian Science Plaza to enjoy the sun and meet more colleagues. In case of rain or sub-60 degree weather, we'll meet in the Prudential Atrium instead. We'll post any last minute updates and reminders in the Berklee Staff Facebook group. Your host will try to wear a Berklee baseball cap, but check the Facebook group for more info about how to find us that day. We'll meet by the red star on the map below.

No RSVP required. If you have any questions, please email communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Christian Science Plaza Map

 

Admission: 
Free

Volunteer at the Peterborough Senior Center with Gracenotes

Tuesday / August 26, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.

Join Gracenotes on August 26 through Operation PEACE at the Peterborough Senior Center

Gracenotes will be helping with an art gallery opening event for the senior citizens in the Fenway neighborhood. There is a maximum enrollment of 5 volunteers so if you can make the commitment, please sign up now! If you are unable to participate after signing up, please let us know. There is a waitlist available.

Senoir Center 2014 Flyer

Admission: 
Free (with RSVP)

Things/Time Public Art Installation

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
MBTA tunnels underneath Tremont Street in Boston

Berklee student Chelsea Southard will speak about her public art installation, Things/Time, which features "sonic images" displayed in an eight-foot by 12-foot portable storage unit located at 1140 Boylston Street through August 15, 2014.

The "art pod" is part of Southard's final thesis project for her electronic production and design (EPD) major at Berklee and was created in collaboration with Diablo Glass School. The 360-degree sonic images will capture "the ambiances and sourced sounds from the abandoned, unoccupied MBTA tunnels under Tremont Street," according to Southard, whose goal is to bring public awareness to the existence of these spaces.

Southard will give a brief presentation on the piece, and introduce a handful of individuals who were instrumental in its creation. Light refreshments will be served.

 
Admission: 
Free

BIRN Alive! Presents Coaches

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Tune in to BIRN Alive! this week and catch a special live performance and interview with the Boston-based shoegaze band Coaches.

BIRN Alive! is the BIRN's flagship weekly live music program that features some of the best touring, local, and Berklee bands.

Admission: 
FREE

This Week on BIRN Alive!

Saturday / July 26, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Tune in this week on BIRN Alive! to catch a live performance and interview with singer-songwriter Mendeleyev. With a diverse catalogue filled with feverous finger-picking, mellow to manic melodies, and lively, moving lyrical content, he has a fresh and folky yet fun and funky take on music that can be appreciated by all.

Next, on Sunday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m., tune in to BIRN1 for a special live performance from the band Blue Light Bandits.

BIRN Alive! is the BIRN's weekly flagship live music program featuring some of the best touring, local, and Berklee bands.

 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Pages