Concert

Prong Praison

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer-songwriter, composer, and arranger Prong Praison performs with a fusion band formed in Boston in 2014. Their music is a mix of futuristic soul, pop, and R&B with a jazz influence. 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Friday / June 3, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco
CA
United States
94114
Emil Jannings - Varieté
Varieté

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents the West Coast premiere of the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra’s (BSFO) new, original score to E.A. Dupont’s Weimar-era masterwork, Varieté (1925). Silent film giant Emil Jannings stars in this wrenching tale of love and lust, set in a circus, with trapeze artists and murder. Known as Jealousy when released in America 90 years ago, Varieté will be shown in California in its complete, unexpurgated form for the very first time, in a gorgeous new digital restoration with the 12-piece BSFO, conducted by the six student composers, performing live-to-picture.

Admission: 
$22

Keyhan Kamelian

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
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Club Passim
Palmer Street and Brattle Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Keyhan Kamelian

Iranian Keyhan Kamelian is a classically trained jazz pianist, composer, and producer with a deep knowledge of the melodies and rhythms of his home region and the globe. After studying classical piano at Trinity College in London, he came to Berklee College of Music, where he discovered jazz and began to use it in his compositions. He strives to blend jazz, Persian folk music, and electronic music into new yet familiar sounds to reach audiences from both the East and the West. With his latest trio, he showcases his new original fusion compositions as well as arrangements. He hopes to redefine cultural borders through his music.

Currently in his junior year at Berklee, Kamelian is studying contemporary writing and production, and electronic production and sound design. He has worked with Yoko Miwa, Vadim Neselovskyi, and Alain Mallet to improve his skills as a composer and sound designer for visuals while expanding his knowledge of music and production. He plans to graduate in the fall of 2017.

Admission: 
Free

Rai Thistlethwayte / Brenna Carroll

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Brenna Carroll
Rai Thistlethwayte
Brenna Carroll

Australian songwriter and musician Rai Thistlethwayte grew up in Sydney with a mother who taught classical piano and a father who played bass and guitar in local rock bands. Due to their influence, he developed an appreciation for a wide variety of music including classical, rock, pop, and jazz. Thistlethwayte signed his first record deal with Columbia Records in the United States, only to be released from his contract during a management shake-up. He returned to Australia and started Thirsty Merc, a rock band that, over the next 10 years, released three successful albums.

After the third album with Thirsty Merc, Thistlethwayte took a break to focus on writing music that incorporated jazz and his other early influences. After a move to Los Angeles in 2012, he started writing and performing extensively, opening for artists Bernhoft and Oh Land and attracting the attention of the L.A. music community. He released three EPs under the moniker Sun Rai, as well as an album of live studio recordings, before deciding to release music under his given name. Now he has a new album due for release later in 2016. He is also currently touring Australia with Thirsty Merc, promoting a new album.

Brenna Carroll is a passionate singer-songwriter from the Washington, D.C. area. She enjoys writing and arranging music for herself as well as for other artists in the pop, folk, and R&B genres. She has performed frequently around Boston and New York City in addition to Valencia, Spain. Currently, Carroll is studying at Berklee and has just released her self-titled debut EP on iTunes, Spotify, and many other digital sites. Her ultimate goal is to work as a performing artist in London.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show (standing room only)

Taylor Davis

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis is a classically trained American violinist, arranger, and composer whose passion for video game and film music led her to launch her widely popular YouTube channel, ViolinTay, in 2010. Five years, over 150 videos, one million subscribers, and 140 million views later, she has become one of the fastest rising stars in the digital world. Davis has released five full-length game, anime, and film-themed albums; a full-length Christmas album; and most recently a self-titled original album that debuted at no. 10 on the Billboard classical charts.

In addition to maintaining a schedule of consistent, high-quality content on YouTube, Davis has also recorded violin solos on video game scores including “The Banner Saga” composed by Grammy nominee Austin Wintory. A regular at VidCons and E3 Expos, Davis has performed live on many stages and events throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. She completed her first headlining U.S. tour in September and October of 2015 in which she performed in 19 different cities across the United States. 

Admission: 
$15 in advance / $17 day of show (standing room only)

RESCHEDULED: Owen Danoff / Mike Squillante

Saturday / July 23, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Owen Danoff
RESCHEDULED: This event has been rescheduled to September 15, 2016.

Washington, D.C. native Owen Danoff '11 wrote and recorded his first song, complete with drums, bass, guitar, and piano, at age 15. Now an award-winning songwriter with a degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music, he has emerged as a multi-talented musician and folk/rock solo artist. His music has been compared to that of Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Mayer, and the Wallflowers, among others, and combines a clear lyrical emphasis with a love for memorable hooks and the energy of rock 'n' roll. Danoff’s first full-length album, Twelve Stories, is a testament to both his songwriting and instrumental abilities. Released in May 2014, Twelve Stories features Danoff on both bass and guitar alongside a band that includes guest musicians such as Rami Jaffee and Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters). In August 2015, Danoff released his award-winning song "No Such Thing" as a single on iTunes. He was also a contestant on season 10 of The Voice and reached the top 11. While on the show, he worked with Adam Levine as well as Tori Kelly and Miley Cyrus.

Mike Squillante '11 is a songwriter and pop-rock artist who has been writing and recording original songs since the age of 12. He released his self-produced debut LP, Backward Glances, Second Chances, in November 2010 and performed for Grammy-winning artist John Mayer after being selected by the Berklee College of Music Songwriting staff. After graduating with a degree in songwriting, Squillante moved to New York and now gigs regularly on the club scene. He also maintains a thriving YouTube channel with over 2,000,000 total views with over 20,000 subscribers. This is where he showcases his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, producer, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has twice won Perez Hilton's Can You Sing? contest and had a brief stint on The Voice. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, he was able to fund his next release by raising $12,000 from fans worldwide. He has toured extensively with Atlantic Records recording artist Melanie Martinez as both a member of her band and an opening act, and with Capitol Records artist Marc Scibilia. His most recent projects include writing and composing the new musical Lucifer for an off-Broadway stage and building momentum with his new band, the Running Lights.

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 day of show (standing room only)

Sudacas

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Sudacas

Sudacas was founded by Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice and percussion) and Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass). The duet creates a fusion of traditional music from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements that give their songs a subtle, fresh sound. They met at Berklee College of Music in 2011 and have been playing together ever since. Today they will perform as a quintet.

Watch Sudacas perform "Tarde de Abril":

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Wang Leehom

Sunday / November 13, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Wang Leehom

Chinese-American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, film director, and Berklee alumnus Wang Leehom returns to Boston with his revolutionary mix of pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, classical, and traditional Chinese music, from aboriginal folk music to Beijing opera. Leehom will receive an honorary doctorate of music degree from Berklee during the concert, where he will join the Berklee musicians in performance of his music. 

Admission: 
$38.50, $52.50, $62.50, $108

Enya Lim

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
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Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Enya Lim

Enya Lim is singer-songwriter and performer hailing from the tropical island of Singapore.  

Admission: 
Free

Enya Lim

Tuesday / September 13, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
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Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Enya Lim

Enya Lim is singer-songwriter and performer hailing from the tropical island of Singapore. 

Admission: 
Free

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