With incomparable vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements, the Parkington Sisters present music that is timeless and fresh all at once. The sisters are currently recording their second album, which will be released in late 2013. Their 2011 debut album, Till Voices Wake Us, was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios and Studio G in New York City. The collection of songs explores the darkness but also the hope of each new day, the light in September, the geese flying north, the deer dead on the highway, and the struggle to move beyond. Acoustic Guitar Magazine selected the album as one of the best of 2011.
Mike Savino is not your grandaddy's banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from New York City. Most recently, Tall Tall Trees has been touring the U.S. and Canada, collaborating with beatboxing violinist Kishi Bashi. Savino is currently working on a third record, which he is expecting to release in 2014.
Watch a music video for the Parkington Sisters's "Deerheart" here:
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission
Pianist/composer Tom Hojnacki and cellist Leo Eguchi offer the premiere of Hojnacki’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano.” The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano.”
Enjoy an eclectic mix of soulful pop, R&B, and cabaret songs with music and lyrics by Berklee harmony/songwriting professor Michael Wartofsky. A rhythm section and strings will back up a talented lineup of faculty and student vocalists for a variety-filled evening of contemporary song.
Berklee faculty members Jeff Claassen, Ayn Inserto and Nicholas Urie come together to put an evening of new and exciting music together. In a performance by the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, as well as small chamber-sized groups taken from the ensemble, expect to hear some great new brass pieces by Claassen, Inserto’s venture into more colors, textures, and adaptations of pop songs, and Urie’s exploration of new sounds for big band. Overall, this will be a grooving, innovative, fun musical experience of new works.
The Winnie Dahlgren Project presents an evening of original music ranging from Latin jazz to funk fusion. Dahlgren’s compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe filled with world influences and run the gamut from playful and energetic to sweet and endearing with thoughtful melodies.
"I look at theory as a tool to enrich creativity. It is a language to communicate with other musicians, using the most common terms. When I teach, I try to give students all the proper grammar and correct spelling. But they must use these tools to express themselves in their own way. If they don’t have anything interesting to say, the class is useless."