Concert

Huseyin Can Ugur: Potpourri

Thursday / July 2, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his first performance, guitar principal Huseyin Can Ugur presents potpourri, a popular style commonly performed in Turkey that dates back to 18th-century French composers. He will play a medley of tunes in contrasting styles such as Turkish folk, classical music, French classical music, and jazz manouche. It will be an afternoon of diverse music that blends together beautifully.

Admission: 
Free

An Evening with David Duchovny

Wednesday / May 6, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
David Duchovny
Image courtesy of the artist
David Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will release his first solo album, Hell or Highwater, on May 12 with ThinkSay Records, distributed by the Caroline/Universal Music Group. The two-time Golden Globe winner’s debut album will include 12 self-penned tracks, firmly embedded in his uniquely lyrical, troubadour style.  
 
“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream. It's still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” said Duchovny.  “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I've ever been able to achieve, and I look forward to sharing it with everyone."
Admission: 
$25

Jojo Mayer with David Fiuczynski and the Planet MicroJam Institute

Saturday / April 25, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Add to Calendar
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jojo Mayer
The Planet MicroJam Institute experiments with microtonal tuning systems. Presented by David Fiuczynski and the Planet MicroJam Institute, this concert will feature some of Jojo Mayer's amazing live electronica drumming and compositions. Mayer will be backed up by students from the current MicroJam Institute Ensemble.
 

Swiss-born Mayer started playing drums at an early age and had his first public performance at age two, sitting in with his dad’s band. At 18 he received his first international exposure when touring with Monty Alexander and backing up jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone. In the early '90s he moved from Europe to New York City, where he worked as a sideman for a wide range of artists and styles.

As a leader, Mayer created his seminal work with Nerve, which established him as one of the great performers and innovators on the instrument. His concepts and techniques of reverse engineering electronic drumbeats in real time on an acoustic drum set introduced a new paradigm and opened the door for an entire generation of musicians to follow. In 2014 Modern Drummer Magazine listed him as one of the 50 greatest drummers of all time.

Mayer's lectures, clinics, and contributions to music education have earned international acclaim, and many of his product designs for the music instrument industry are award-winning bestsellers.

Admission: 
Free

TASH

Thursday / July 2, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
TASH

Natasha Ostapovicz is a singer-songwriter from Boston studying vocal performance and music business at Berklee College of Music. She goes by the stage name TASH, under which she and her band perform.

Ostapovicz is in the process of completing an original album and is performing all around Boston in the meantime. A multi-instrumentalist, she studied trombone for six years and plays piano, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and bass, and is always eager to learn more instruments. She has competed in multiple music ensemble and theater competitions in Massachusetts and performed in both local and well-known venues, including Disney World in Florida. Ostapovicz has been a part of eight different music ensembles including choruses, a cappella groups, jazz bands, and orchestras, and had starring roles in theater performances such as playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Elsa in The Sound of Music, and Olivia in Twelfth NightShe spent three weeks in Kenya teaching and performing music at different high schools, primary schools, and colleges. She is always looking for new collaborations and new venues at which to perform.

 
Admission: 
Free

TASH

Tuesday / June 30, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
TASH

Natasha Ostapovicz is a singer-songwriter from Boston studying vocal performance and music business at Berklee College of Music. She goes by the stage name TASH, under which she and her band perform.

Ostapovicz is in the process of completing an original album and is performing all around Boston in the meantime. A multi-instrumentalist, she studied trombone for six years and plays piano, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and bass, and is always eager to learn more instruments. She has competed in multiple music ensemble and theater competitions in Massachusetts and performed in both local and well-known venues, including Disney World in Florida. Ostapovicz has been a part of eight different music ensembles including choruses, a cappella groups, jazz bands, and orchestras, and had starring roles in theater performances such as playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Elsa in The Sound of Music, and Olivia in Twelfth NightShe spent three weeks in Kenya teaching and performing music at different high schools, primary schools, and colleges. She is always looking for new collaborations and new venues at which to perform.

Admission: 
Free

Red Velvet

Thursday / May 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Red Velvet

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing from proud Southern roots, Northeastern tenacity, and fiery hair all around. Heavily influenced by greats such as Stevie Wonder, Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Civil Wars, and Parliament, Red Velvet brings to life a sound reminiscent of an era when music was synonymous with soul.

Jordan Lipsey and Neal Rosenthal met on their first day at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2011 and quickly became friends due to the subconscious, natural draw of one redhead to another. By the summer of 2012, they had begun to play as a duo in Lipsey’s native Texas. Over the course of 2013 and 2014, their highlights included the honor of opening for Livingston Taylor at the Dosey Doe in Houston, Texas; playing several Mardi Gras shows in New Orleans, Louisiana; playing functions at Harvard University; participating in Berklee’s Summer in the City concert series; and returning to the Dosey Doe on New Year’s Eve three years in a row.

Lipsey graduated from Berklee in May of 2014 and hopes to combine her love of playing music with her skills in the music business as she moves into post-college life in Nashville, Tennessee. Rosenthal will graduate in May of 2015. He is currently a trumpet principal at Berklee but is equally accomplished at guitar. Be on the lookout for Red Velvet’s upcoming debut EP, Let Them Eat Cake!

Admission: 
Free

Red Velvet

Tuesday / May 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Red Velvet

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing from proud Southern roots, Northeastern tenacity, and fiery hair all around. Heavily influenced by greats such as Stevie Wonder, Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Civil Wars, and Parliament, Red Velvet brings to life a sound reminiscent of an era when music was synonymous with soul.

Jordan Lipsey and Neal Rosenthal met on their first day at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2011 and quickly became friends due to the subconscious, natural draw of one redhead to another. By the summer of 2012, they had begun to play as a duo in Lipsey’s native Texas. Over the course of 2013 and 2014, their highlights included the honor of opening for Livingston Taylor at the Dosey Doe in Houston, Texas; playing several Mardi Gras shows in New Orleans, Louisiana; playing functions at Harvard University; participating in Berklee’s Summer in the City concert series; and returning to the Dosey Doe on New Year’s Eve three years in a row.

Lipsey graduated from Berklee in May of 2014 and hopes to combine her love of playing music with her skills in the music business as she moves into post-college life in Nashville, Tennessee. Rosenthal will graduate in May of 2015. He is currently a trumpet principal at Berklee but is equally accomplished at guitar. Be on the lookout for Red Velvet’s upcoming debut EP, Let Them Eat Cake!

Admission: 
Free

Dear June

Thursday / May 21, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Dear June
Liz Wyatt and Justin Kelley are Dear June, a country folk duo from Boston. Although newly formed, Dear June has already made a splash in the local music scene. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics have an old-time feel and a distinctly refreshing sound. 
 
Wyatt is a Jersey girl with country roots. Rebelling against her classical operatic training, she started listening to Joni Mitchell and writing finger-picked folk with intricate lyrics, and she's stuck with it ever since. Kelley is a Massachusetts native who found his way to music through playing the trumpet. However, he quickly transitioned to songwriting and has never looked back.
Admission: 
Free

Dear June

Tuesday / May 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Dear June
Liz Wyatt and Justin Kelley are Dear June, a country folk duo from Boston. Although newly formed, Dear June has already made a splash in the local music scene. Their blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics have an old-time feel and a distinctly refreshing sound. 
 
Wyatt is a Jersey girl with country roots. Rebelling against her classical operatic training, she started listening to Joni Mitchell and writing finger-picked folk with intricate lyrics, and she's stuck with it ever since. Kelley is a Massachusetts native who found his way to music through playing the trumpet. However, he quickly transitioned to songwriting and has never looked back.
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Add to Calendar
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield

Danae Greenfield is a jazz pianist and composer from Seattle, Washington. She began playing classical music at age six, but by the time she was 12, she decided to focus on jazz and has been playing in that style ever since. Starting her fifth semester at Berklee this fall, Greenfield hopes to share her passion for jazz through her music and in all that she does.

Admission: 
Free

Pages