Concert

Twobadours on the Run: David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon

Friday / September 30, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon

David Ryan Harris, who is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album Lightyears in the fall of 2015. The soulful, 11-track album includes co-writes with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Tyler Lyle, as well as guest appearances by John Mayer, Indie.Arie, and Nikka Costa. Harris began his music career in 1991 when he cofounded the band Follow For Now, but in 1997 he embarked on his journey as a solo artist when he signed with Columbia Records and released his first self-titled record. He has since had the pleasure of writing with, playing with and/or producing artists from Dave Matthews, Cassandra Wilson, Santana, Marc Broussard, and Guy Sebastian. Harris will release his next album in September 2016.

Gabe Dixon released his sophomore solo album Turns to Gold on April 8, marking his first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. Turns to Gold is currently featured in Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, American Songwriter, and more. Gabe's songs have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, the CW, and more, and his song “Find My Way” served as the song for the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. He has appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Admission: 
$15 in advance / $18 general admission

Pathogenic / Merithius / Myth of I

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Pathogenic
Merithius
Myth of I
Pathogenic
Merithius
Myth of I

Pathogenic's vicious brand of technical metal explores the musical spectrum in their newest material, leading the listener along razor-sharp riffing and soaring melodies. The group began in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 2008. Over many sleepless weeks, the band recorded, mixed, and mastered their first album entirely by themselves, releasing Cyclopean Imagery in 2011. The next year proved to be successful for the band, with performances at the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival, the Rock and Shock Festival, and the Summer Slaughter Tour at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2013, the band completed a two-and-a-half week long tour of the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada, and also performed on the local Summer Slaughter Tour dates in both 2013 and 2014. After writing for most of 2015, they are confident in their new material and are eager to get moving.

Merithius is a progressive metal band, based in Boston, with a massive, in-depth fantasy concept centered on the world of Merithius, the mortals of Merithius, and the Gods of Ascenthius. The group began playing shows with a solid lineup in August 2015 with Alex Heart (trombone, vocals, and guitar), Anthony Besini (guitar and vocals), Alyssa DiMaio (keys), Jared Tuitel (guitar and vocals), Vishnu Reddy (drums), and Joe Stanley (bass). In such a short time, the group has had the honor of opening for long-time musical powerhouses like Fear Factory, Soilwork, and Apocalyptica.

Myth of I is a four-piece progressive metal band based out of Boston. They have been working on music and playing shows in the local scene since early 2014 and since then, rigorously writing, recording, and tracking. The band is currently working on their first official full-length album, a follow up to their 2015 EP, S.T.E.M. Myth of I has played all around Boston, opening for acts such as Native Construct, Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors, and The Fine Constant, just to name a few. Myth of I hopes to bring a breath of fresh air into the music scene and expand it beyond its current boundaries with riveting melodies, epic choruses, and unique rhythmic progressions.

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Free

Salim-Sulaiman

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India's most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films including KurbaanRab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, and Heroine; twenty TV shows, and have composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica, and sufi influences to their music.

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$35 / $45 / $55 / $64 / $75 / $122 / $175 / $250

Summer Sounds

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

A concert of fresh, new works by Berklee composers.

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Free

Tributes Featuring the Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra

Monday / September 26, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra, featuring Greg Hopkins, Rick DiMuzio, Shannon LeClaire, Doug Johnson, and many others, will perform Kaufmann's original compositions and some of his arrangements of the Great American Songbook

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

Singers Showcase: Tribute to the Music of 1966

Thursday / December 8, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Some of Berklee's finest vocalists performing the hits of 1966 and more. 

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$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Lush Ballads

Wednesday / September 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peter Eldridge (New York Voices) teams up with pianist Kenny Werner, cellist Eugene Friesen, and Berklee World Strings for an evening of romantic, swinging jazz songs and ballads featuring new arrangements by Werner.

For more than 20 years, Peter Eldridge has remained at the forefront of the jazz/singer-songwriter scene as a performer, composer, arranger, and educator. Eldridge is a founding member of internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group New York Voices, which has performed in some of the world’s most preeminent venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Kennedy Center. As an educator, Eldridge enjoyed 18 years as head of Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Voice Department and is now in his third year on the voice faculty at Berklee. Notable collaborations include Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Becca Stevens, George Benson, Kenny Werner, and others. 

Kenny Werner has been a world-class pianist and composer for over 40 years. His prolific output of compositions, recordings, and publications continue to impact audiences around the world. Werner has created videos, lectured worldwide, and authored many articles on how musicians, artists, or even business people can allow their “master creator” within to lift their performance to its highest level, showing us how to be spontaneous, fearless, joyful, and disciplined in our work and in our life.

A graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, Eugene Friesen is active internationally as a concert artist, composer, conductor, and teacher. In 1995, 2005, and 2006, Friesen won Grammy Awards for musical contributions to three Paul Winter Consort albums: Spanish Angel, Silver Solstice, and Crestone. He has worked and recorded with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano, and Dream Theater. Friesen is an artist in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Berklee World Strings is a chamber-sized string orchestra committed to the art of ensemble playing and the development of repertoire featuring improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. The group's repertoire includes original compositions and new arrangements of a variety of contemporary music styles and settings.

 

 

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$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee A Cappella Showcase

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This show will feature a wide variety of a cappella music by Berklee's The CharlieChords, Pitch Slapped, On the Vox, Upper Structure, and Treble Threat.

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$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Pablo Ziegler

A pianist, composer, and arranger, Latin Grammy winner Pablo Ziegler is one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. After performing in tango grand maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for more than a decade, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 20 years, refining and reimagining the boundaries of the tango tradition.

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee will feature a large student orchestra performing Ziegler’s inspired compositions and arrangements. The concert is produced by faculty members Nando Michelin and Oscar Stagnaro.

Admission: 
$12 advance / $8 day of show

Women Musicians Network

Wednesday / November 9, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Women Musicians Network celebrates 20 years at the BPC. This exciting and diverse show features folk, jazz, pop, world, dance, and poetry. The focus is on Berklee women students and their bands from around the world. Special guests start with songwriter Melissa Ferrick, big band arranger Ayn Inserto, and the traditional Pletinitsa Balkan Choir – more TBA. Directed by Berklee professors Lucy Holstedt and Christiane Karam.

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

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