Concert

Piano Fest: Bob Winter / Steve Heck

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Department faculty member Bob Winter will present a solo piano concert followed by Piano Department faculty member Steve Heck, who will present a solo piano/vocal concert.

Admission: 
Free

Black History Month: Final Tribute Concert

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

The student-led Black Music Collective will present a tribute concert covering music by notable African-American musicians and composers in the Soul, R&B and Gospel music genres to commemorate the end of our Black History Month celebrations at the Valencia Campus. 

 

Featuring students from every program at the Valencia Campus, and produced by MPTI student Nanci Baker, this concert will culminate an important month on our campus that has seen us honor the lives and legacy of African-American musicians and leaders through book readings and movie projections within the Journaling Club, the “Unmaking Whiteness: A Student Panel” conversation, and the recording of the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice” 

Jessie Leith Munro with Jack Martini and the Jacksonville Kid

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Jessie Leith Munro
Jack Martini
Jacksonville Kid
Jessie Leith Munro
Jack Martini
The Jacksonville Kid

Jessie Leith Munro is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. The 22-year-old is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP, On My Own. A powerful blend of pop-influenced rock and soul is showcased in her newly released, debut single, "If Your Eyes Could Talk."

Italian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jack Martini cooks up his songs with the finest flavors from around the world. Collecting places to call home, Martini has lived in Rome, New York, Paris, London, and Boston. During his travels, he picked up his characteristic sound: a soulful and experimental mélange. His eccentric sound and eerie melodies are complemented with simple yet thought-provoking lyrics sung in English, Italian, and French.

The Jacksonville Kid, Jacob Allen, melds together folk, rock, Americana, indie, and soul music into one sound that Allen refers to as “folk-swamp" music. He’s backed up by the wonderful stylings of Seamus Guy on fiddle and backing vocals, Ian Schaid on electric guitar, Gui Goldschmied on bass and backing vocals, and Eli Fowler on drums.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Aine
Jessie Leith Munro
Zo
Hera Lynn Band
Sam Maiman Band
Ainé
Jessie Leith Munro
Zo
The Hera Lynn Band
The Sam Haiman Band

Great original songs are critical to your success as a solo artist or band. The Berklee Original Band Showcase features five Berklee bands playing 30-minute sets of all original music of any genre. These shows are a great way to see the band talent at the college, network with other bands, etc. The February 23rd show will feature the music of AinéJessie Leith MunroZo, the Hera Lynn Band, and the Sam Haiman Band. If you're interested in playing at the Berklee Original Band Showcase, please submit links to two songs, preferably one live show, and your artist Facebook page or YouTube channel, to songwriting@berklee.edu

Admission: 
Free (standing room only)

Becca Stevens

Sunday / April 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens's forthcoming release, Regina, on GroundUP Music, will be available in March 2017. It features Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, and David Crosby, was produced by Troy Miller, and coproduced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy. Regina is a tribute to strong women in literature and history, as well as in her own personal life. Stevens uses Regina as a muse, or alter ego, enabling her to write in a new way, fearlessly mixing pop, folk, rock, jazz, funk, and much more. This will be the first album under Becca Stevens, rather than Becca Stevens Band, so it marks a clear new direction, cementing her career as an important, authentic, and talented singer-songwriter of her generation.

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

The Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Fingerstyle Instrumental Show

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This show will highlight guitar techniques pioneered by Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed and will feature solo and group performances.

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Free

The Regrettes / Active Bird Community

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Regrettes
Active Bird Community
The Regrettes
Active Bird Community

Based out of LA, The Regrettes create infectious, punk-driven tracks with a ’50s and ’60s pop aesthetic. Led by outspoken frontwoman Lydia Night, and comprising Genessa Gariano on guitar, Sage Nicole on bass, and drummer Maxx Morando, the group has left the LA rock scene floored, managing to capture the hearts of jaded rock critics while opening for acts like Kate Nash, Jack Off Jill, Bleached, Pins, Deap Vally, and more. 

Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band formed in 2005 by members Tom D’Agustino, Zach Slater, and Andrew Wolfson. More than 10 years later, with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of '90s indie rock. ABC has released two full-length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. As the members matured, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and discord that comes with growing up in New York. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

Divas Latinas

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tania Balcazar Antonio

The Divas Latinas show is a tribute to the most influential pop and pop-rock female Hispanic singers that have made a great impact in Latin America, including Shakira, Laura Pausini, Natalia Lafourcade, Ana Torroja, and many others. Divas Latinas is an opportunity to bring together our global community to celebrate this side of Hispanic music.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Flamenco Orígenes Concert

Saturday / February 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York
NY 10023
Javier Limón

Javier Limón Mediterranean Music Institute artistic director, producer, composer, and guitarist presents Flamenco Orígenes, a journey back in time exploring the sounds that created the musical universe of flamenco. 

Flamenco music's roots are diverse, including Sephardic music, Arabic music, an essential part of the history of the Iberian Peninsula and undisputed pillar of the melodic and rhythmic legacy of Andalusian music, and gypsy flamenco, directly linking the Indian origins of art where the music has lived for centuries.
 
Javier Limón's classical background and his knowledge of jazz and Occidental classics make this concert a meeting point of vanguard music where emotion sets the pace for a sophisticated yet natural and intimate repertoire.
 
This project features extraordinary musicians representing these different musical traditions, including student singer Tonina Saputo and percussionist Negah Santos, singer and associate professor Christiane Karam, and alumni: recorder player and singer Tali Rubinstein ‘14, violin player Layth Sidiq ’14, and singer Shilpa Ananth ’14. 
 

The Lord of the Rings Symphony

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Symphony Hall, Boston
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composer and Berklee alumnus Howard Shore ’69, ‘08H created his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony in six movements to express J. R. R. Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's films as an immense symphonic work. The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, featuring top Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee musicians and vocalists, will perform this monumental work at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Wednesday, April 19, at 8:00 p.m.

After four years of writing, The Lord of the Rings Symphony for orchestra, chorus, and soloists was realized. Together with conductor John Mauceri, Shore adapted the form and transitions from his longer film scores to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, molding them into a series of tone poems free of the specific visual linkage to the films. The resulting symphony adheres less to the demands of a film score and more to the traditional orchestral works of influences such as Strauss, Liszt, Smetana, and Sibelius.

“It is very gratifying to see the music from The Lord of the Rings trilogy find a new life on the concert stage,” Shore says. “The music was conceived in Wellington through collaboration with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, and it is only fitting that the piece had its premiere in Wellington, New Zealand, which is the home of Middle-earth. Since the premiere, the symphony has played in sold-out performances in North America, Europe, the Far East, and Australia. We are thrilled that we are able to bring the symphony project to Symphony Hall.”

The symphony will be conducted by Markus Huber and will feature soloist Maureen McMullen, assistant chair of Berklee's Voice Department.

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