| April 2007

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April 2007

  Burn Chesca Burn will compete in the Battle of the All-Female Bands.
  Photo by Brit Woollard

Talented Berklee students and faculty are showing their stuff, here at the college and beyond. An impressive slate of student rockers are set to duke it out at the Battle of the All-Female Bands, to be held at the Middle East in Cambridge. The winner will peform at the ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award and Concert here at the BPC, at which pioneering all-female rock band Fanny will be honored. Other highlights of April include Singers Showcase and a large ensemble of faculty and students performing at the first Red Sox–Yankees clash of the baseball season.

Don't miss others in the Berklee community who are making headlines. Among the newsmakers on campus are the college's own hockey team; a student duo who led a live film scoring session at Boston Symphony Hall; and a bass player honored with a noteworthy scholarship.

The Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee

The college's 2006-2007 live music series, with lead sponsorship from Sovereign Bank, has one remaining performance, culminating an eclectic and innovative season.

  April 26, 2007   Singers Showcase
    Berklee's finest emerging vocalists take center stage for a night of pop, r&b, jazz, Latin, folk, blues, and more. The outstanding lead singers will be chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this popular concert and will be supported by the college's best instrumentalists and backing vocalists.

General admission tickets are $15. Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

  For more information, see the series home page.

Tune In

ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award and Concert, April 20

ROCKRGRL and Berklee present a BPC concert honoring Fanny, the first all-female rock band to release an album on a major label. Singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon will be the special presenter, Fanny will perform, and so will the winner of Berklee's Battle of the the All-Female Bands, which will be held April 7 at Cambridge's Middle East Club. Read more...

Berklee and Baseball, April 20

Faculty trumpeter Tiger Okoshi will step up to the plate when the Red Sox face the Yankees for the first time this season. Okoshi will perform the national anthem at Fenway Park with six Japanese taiko drummers, 20 trumpets, and 10 trombones—all Berklee faculty and students.

Jazz Week, April 21–29

Berklee musicians will be everywhere as part of JazzBoston's weeklong music celebration, beginning with the All-Star Jazz Blowout on April 21 at the BPC. Browse the full schedule on the JazzBoston website.

More Campus Concerts

There are plenty of additional live performances to choose from this month, including Songwriters Night (April 9), a jazz festival with the Rainbow Band (April 12), the Guitar Student Showcase concerts (April 18 and 19), and the Music of James Brown (April 23).

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.

Top Stories

  Lucas Vidal conducts a live film score.
  Photo by Phil Farnsworth

They Know the Score

A Berklee duo creates a live score for a sci-fi film at Symphony Hall, partnering with classmates as well as students from the DAVE School at Universal Studios and the Boston Conservatory. Read more...

Cool Cats

The Berklee Ice Cats are carving out a name for themselves as they skate past the competition. Read more...

The Business of Hip-Hop

Hip-hop panel offers real-world advice on getting paid and paying dues. Read more...

Stanley Crouch Residency

Author, musician, and jazz critic Stanley Crouch visits Berklee to philosophize about myriad topics, including African American music; race and film; and creative writing. Read more...

Berklee Honors Loretta Lynn

Berklee bestows an honorary doctorate of music on country music pioneer Loretta Lynn at the Grand Ole Opry. Read more...

Claire Finley

A bass player talks about receiving the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship. Read more...

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For all the latest news, go to the Berklee News home.

Live at the BPC

This month, the Berklee Performance Center features Blind Boys of Alabama (April 7), the second annual New England Urban Music Awards (April 14), and Art Garfunkel (April 22).

On Sale Announcements

  • Free to Rock — Tickets are on sale for an April 28 show.
  • Dan Zanes and Friends — Tickets are on sale for a May 19 show.
  • The Edwards Twins — Tickets are on sale for a June 8 show.

The box office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

For a full schedule of events and information on how to buy tickets, go to the Berklee Performance Center web site or


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