Concert

Suzie Brown and Scot Sax / Jesse Terry / Kalle Mattson

Tuesday / September 22, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Susie Brown and Scot Sax

Suzie Brown is a cardiologist turned singer-songwriter with a talent for unforgettable melodies and evocative lyrics. After writing her first song five years ago, she has been named a finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song contest and a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Competition, among other accolades, and her music has been featured at Starbucks, the Gap, and Anthropologie. Brown is joined by Grammy Award–winning multi-instrumentalist Scot Sax. The duo have just finished an album together, due out in September.

Singer-songwriter Jesse Terry uses his music to tell tales of travel, homecoming, sorrow, and redemption. His sound is fresh and melodic, and his music reflects a variety of influences from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. Terry's songs would fit on a playlist with the likes of Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, and Neil Young. He has shared the stage with Gregory Alan Isakov, Bear's Den, and Guster, and was recently included on Birdstone Records' Independent Celebration, Vol. 1 along with songs from Ben Taylor, Rachael Yamagata, and Grant-Lee Phillips.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Kalle Mattson is a singer-songwriter. His most recent album, Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold, was nominated for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize and was released with tours of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. This album follows up two critically acclaimed, full-length albums; an EP; and two viral music videos: “Water Falls” (over 250,000 views) and “Thick as Thieves” (over 1,000,000 views).

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$12 in advance / $14 day of show

Big Scary

Thursday / October 1, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Big Scary

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme emerged on Melbourne, Australia’s music scene as Big Scary in 2006 with a recognizable chemistry, genre-defying spirit, and a less-is-more approach to songwriting. Between Iansek’s evocative falsetto, Syme’s economic drumming, and their commitment to self-sustained production, Big Scary’s music is the product of two minds in unison. Both approach songwriting with understated ambition, drawing inspiration from the living rooms of suburbia to the elements of Mother Nature herself. The result is a rich, diverse catalogue of songs and style. Fuzzy garage rock sits effortlessly beside pocket-orchestrated ballads, and idyllic melodies maneuver through piano-led landscapes as unfussy textures are unseated by good old-fashioned rock.

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$12 in advance / $15 day of show

Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Concert

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program (artist to be announced). The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

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Free

Words and Music II

Monday / April 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Soprano Sarah Pelletier and pianist Lois Shapiro will perform Emily Dickinson's poetry set to music by both Berklee faculty and Aaron Copland.

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Free

Ensemble of Irreproducible Results

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Ensemble of Irreproducible Results brings its unique brand of improvisation to Berklee. Alumnus and bassist Brian Padavic is joined by reed and laptop player David McIntire and trumpeter Ryan Oldham for an evening of the unexpected.

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Free

The Wind and the Wave

Thursday / October 29, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Wind and the Wave

Last year, the Wind and the Wave (Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn) released their debut album, From the Wreckage, with RCA Records. The album glows with a rootsy golden tone that encompasses everything from indie folk to alternative to blues rock to Southern psychedelia. The raucous first single, “With Your Two Hands,” sounds like it could have been written during an impromptu back-porch jam session. Baker and Lynn have just released their second single, “It’s a Longer Road to California than I Thought.”

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$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Neil Leonard: Transonic

Wednesday / March 9, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Neil Leonard, a professor in the Electronic Production and Design Department and artistic director of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI), presents a concert of interactive music and video by BIAI students.

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Free

The AndersonPonty Band

Saturday / November 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jon Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty
YES's original singer-songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arenas of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator whose unique, visionary spin on his work has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed an unparalleled musical synergy. 
 
Presented by the Better Late than Never Tour, the AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Lenny White), Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie, Barry Manilow), Baron Browne on bass (Steve Smith, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty), and Rayford Griffin on drums/percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Michael Jackson). This band revisits the music created by Anderson and Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances, and new energy. 
 
Admission: 
$90 / $65 / $40

Stambandet: Scandinavian Vocal Design

Monday / February 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Stambandet is known for its accomplishments as a world music vocal group and an a cappella ensemble. Led by Allen LeVines, a professor in the Composition Department, Stambandet performs songs rarely heard outside Scandinavia. Their music spans a spectrum from an 800-year-old Icelandic Viking ode to a jazzified rendering of a Swedish folk tune transcribed from piano to voices. Expect close harmonies, surprising dance rhythms, ship's calls, love songs, the haunting voice of an evil elf queen, and more.

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Free

Kari Juusela

Thursday / January 28, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature new compositions for classical guitar performed by Kim Perlak, assistant chair of the Guitar Department; classical guitar virtuoso Stephen Robinson; and other guest guitarists. Perlak and Robinson will premiere a new classical guitar duet by Kari Juusela, dean of the Professional Writing and Music Techonology Division.

Admission: 
Free

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