Concert

Raul Midón Record Release Show

Saturday / March 25, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Raul Midón

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is known as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices. He is "a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus," according to the New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah, and Snoop Dogg, and the soundtrack to Spike Lee's She Hate Me. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released seven albums since 1999, including the hit studio productions State of Mind, A World Within a World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009). Midón's most recent release is the captivating CD/DVD Invisible Chains – Live from NYC. Attuned listeners can hear the inspirations of Donny Hathaway and Richie Havens in his work, as well as Sting and Paul Simon. But Midón's questing musicality makes him, as the Huffington Post put it, "a free man beyond category."

Admission: 
$30 in Advance / $35 Day of Show / $20 Student

Rising: A Modern Cantata for the World to Come

Thursday / January 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Julie Lavender

The recording of Rising is groundbreaking, jazz-influenced chamber music of the most revered collection of Jewish prayers, the Amidah. Come enjoy live elements of story-telling, dance, art, and learning.

The show will featuring the voice and guitar of Julie Lavender and the arrangements of twice Grammy-nominated jazz orchestra composer and arranger Kim Richmond, and a cast of highly acclaimed musicians from the East and West coasts. These include four-time Grammy Awarding-winning cellist Eugene Friesen and drummer and percussionist Bertram Lehman.

The event is free but you must register with Eventbrite for tickets.

 

Admission: 
Free

Bombadil

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bombadil
Managed by the same team that steers the career of The Avett Brothers, Bombadil – Daniel Michalak (bass, piano, harmonica, vocals), James Phillips (drums, bass, vocals), and Stuart Robinson (piano, ukulele, vocals) is a three-piece folk-pop band from Durham, North Carolina. 
 
Bombadil has been building a steady buzz over the past year or so, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.
 
Admission: 
$13 in Advance / $15 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

Active Bird Community / Bear Salon / Twin Chameleon

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Active Bird Community
Bear Salon
Twin Chameleon

Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band formed in 2005 by members Tom D’Agustino, Zach Slater, and Andrew Wolfson while they were in middle school. 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. While ABC was young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they’ve released two full-length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. 

Opening act Bear Salon is an indie/pop band from Allston, Massachusetts.

Opening act Twin Chameleon combines smooth guitar riffs, melodic bass lines, lush electronic sounds, and rhythmic vocals to create a vibrant, enveloping atmosphere. Drawing from influences such as Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, and Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Chameleon presents songs that are lyrically refreshing and sonically colorful.

 

Admission: 
$10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

String Noise at Berklee

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
String Noise

As part of their residency at Berklee College of Music, String Noise performs a concert of cutting-edge works written for two violins.

A classical, avant-punk violin duo based in New York City, married couple Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim have expanded the two-violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections, and dance. Their first feature album, The Book of Strange Positions (Northern Spy Records), was released in November 2015; it's a collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of punk covers by Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag. Their latest EP, Covers, is now available on Northern Spy and was produced by Deerhoof drummer/composer Greg Saunier. 

Admission: 
Free

Animation Universe

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Audire Soundtrack Choir and Orchestra

The Audire Soundtrack Choir and Orchestra presents Animation Universe, a musical journey through the various worlds of the animation genre. Featuring an a cappella choir and chamber orchestra, this concert will include works from the iconic soundtracks of studios including Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Studio Ghibli, Cartoon Network, and more.

Admission: 
$8 in Advance / $12 Day of Show

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #2

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. These contemporary vocal ensembles perform music from the jazz, Latin, funk, and contemporary/pop idioms. Typical programming includes the music of such vocal groups as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Real Group. 

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. These contemporary vocal ensembles perform music from the jazz, Latin, funk, and contemporary/pop idioms. Typical programming includes the music of such vocal groups as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and the Real Group. 

Admission: 
Free

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A showcase of audio, video, and research capstone projects from students in the Electronic Production and Design Department.

Admission: 
Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert features contemporary jazz for five guitars and a rhythm section.

Admission: 
Free

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