Join us for a dynamic merger not only of musical styles, but a coming together of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty from multiple disciplines, including music and dance. Faculty performers include Sara Caswell, Melissa Howe, Rhonda Rider, David Wallace, and Francine Trester, with music by Trester, Brahms, and Bunch.
Lon Chaney as Erik, and Mary Philbin as Christine, in The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
See the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) perform its stirring score for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), starring Lon Chaney, on the night before Halloween (Sunday, October 30) at the historic Cabot Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. Widely considered one of the most important films of all time, Phantom was a mind-bending star turn for Chaney, Hollywood's "man of one thousand faces." It's a very human story of twisted, unrequited love, that's also good, creepy, Halloween fun.
After attending a recent BSFO performance, renowned film critic Leonard Maltin said it was "nothing short of thrilling. When the film concluded, over 1,000 people leapt to their feet, cheering. I can't wait to hear the orchestra again."
The Coalition is a female-led collective under the guidance of Melissa Ferrick and the representing team of Berklee Women in Action. The Coalition stands for gender equality and donates a percentage of all profits to local charities that help build a safe environment for girls and women of all backgrounds. The performers for this showcase are Sam Zilli, Vera Gsenger, NEV, Leahy Ardon, and Aubrey Harris.
Chloe Jane is an indie-pop/rock artist from Olympia, Washington. Her sound blends elements of indie-pop with the nostalgic aching of alternative rock. She is a third-year student at Berklee, majoring in songwriting and music business/management.
SIRYN is a late 1990s/early 2000s-inspired R&B girl group. The band, comprising four vocalists: Helena, Ashley, Sarah, and Brittni, originally started out as the Diva’s Ensemble at Berklee College of Music. After realizing how great a connection they had both musically and mentally, the girls decided to continue this project beyond a classroom. SIRYN’s main goal is to celebrate female empowerment, and the sacred bonds of sisterhood.
MERAKÏ is a pop/R&B band founded by five students during their time at Berklee in 2016. Their main goal is to make something that is lyrically and musically satisfying to the soul. MERAKÏ strives to give music to their listeners knowing they have poured out all they have into their work. The members of this band come from different backgrounds and experiences, but ultimately use it to their advantage to create something diverse and genuine.
The Roots Roadshow series, presented by the American Roots Music Program, is a showcase where America's rich musical heritage is explored and celebrated. Every month, we present a variety show of student bands and ensembles performing styles such as country blues, old-time, bluegrass, new acoustic, Celtic, classic country, Western swing, and more. Whether it is a faculty-led ensemble, a brand-new student project, or a band that's making its name in the Boston scene, you never know what will happen at a Roots Roadshow.
Come connect with Berklee's thriving roots community, and hear some of the finest rising acoustic talent as we continue to propel American roots music into the 21st century.
The Songwriting Department has been expanding its efforts to provide a dynamic technology curriculum that supports students as writers, producers, and performers. Don't miss this second electronic singer-songwriter showcase hosted by faculty member Erin Barra-Jean and featuring performances by Viayra Rivera, Amber Ais, Marco Mares, Ben Higginbotham, Leon Waldo, Danielle Thwaites, Delaney Silvernell, and Alisse Laymac.
BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic is the Songwriting Department’s all-original open mic event, which is held monthly at the Red Room. This special Halloween edition of the event welcomes students from both Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
To sign up, please arrive at the Red Room any time after 6:00 p.m. We will accept 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others do not show up. Performers may perform one song each (no covers) and may not use drum kits.
Henrique De Almeida, drumset artist and Berklee associate professor, joins forces with jazz fusion virtuosos Sal Difusco (guitar) and Joe Santerre (bass) to present an afternoon set of jazz rock/fusion music that is fun and exciting to listen to and watch. Come and enjoy this great interaction between drums, bass, and guitar. Lots of solos, improvisation, and fun renditions of jazz rock classics.