Concert

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Friday / November 6, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Kresge Auditorium at MIT
48 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02139

Join the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) for a performance featuring Bengisu Gokce, winner of the 2015 BCSO Concerto Competition, as well as actors from the Berklee Musical Theater Ensemble in readings from Shakespeare's The Tempest alongside the BCSO performing selections from Sibelius's musical setting of The Tempest. This event is presented by the Berklee Professional Performance Division.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 9:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This fall, Warren Miller Entertainment introduces its 66th snow sports film, Chasing Shadows. Watch JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, and Steven Nyman, among others, as they pursue turns on the mountains of their dreams, from Alaska’s Chugach to the mightiest range of them all, the Himalaya. These athletes are masters in their element, and with every cliff drop, perfect line, and knee-deep powder turn, they motivate us. Get a glimpse into the world of the U.S. freestyle team and the dynamics of the snow sports that live on the fringe, like monoskiing, powsurfing, and speed riding. Explore what it means to be inspired and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep people searching for more.

Admission: 
$20, general admission

Andrew St. James

Tuesday / January 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Andrew St. James
Andrew St. James

San Francisco, California native Andrew St. James's outlook on life may seem contrary to his generation's unwavering optimism and the idea that the best is yet to come. His music is complex, introspective, and sometimes dark. As a voyeur of modern life's travails, his lyrics echo with questions and commentary. He brings the perspective of the Millennial generation to an old genre of rock music with a new connectivity we have not seen before. 

St. James was described by American Songwriter as having "a wisdom that extends beyond his years." He teamed up with veteran Bay Area producer Jim Greer (who has produced tracks for Foster the People) in 2013 to produce the work of deep themes and magical lyrics that would become his debut album, Doldrums. In October 2014, St. James released his second full-length album, The Shakes, to critical acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly and Paste, among others.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Jazz at the Arsenal: The Kris Adams Quintet

Monday / November 16, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Kris Adams

Vocalist Kris Adams brings her quintet to the Arsenal Center for the Arts as the eighth season of Jazz at the Arsenal, featuring Berklee faculty artists, continues. Adams will be joined by Rick DiMuzio on sax, Tim Ray on keyboard, Paul DelNero on bass, and Bob Tamagni on drums. 

Growing up in a musical family, Adams began singing at an early age. She started singing on stage in a touring children’s theater as a young teenager and had her first professional gigs at the age of 19, singing in a Latin jazz band including the late saxophonist Tom Chapin. She attended Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. Adams has released three albums: This Thing Called Love (1999) and Weaver of Dreams (2002) in collaboration with pianist and arranger Steve Prosser, and more recently, Longing in collaboration with trumpeter and arranger Greg Hopkins. She currently teaches at Berklee and is the author of Sing Your Way through Theory (Hal Leonard). Adams has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Wayne Escoffery, Lee Musiker, Cameron Brown, and Michelle Hendricks, among others. She has performed and given clinics in multiple locations including New England, Los Angeles, Brazil, Germany, and Italy.

Admission: 
$20 / $18 Arsenal members / $15 students

Berklee in the Round (BITR)

Tuesday / November 10, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four to five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), if possible, and hosts a concert. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs with the audience seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. 

This month's show will feature Melissa Ferrick as the host of the event, as well as Miranda Inzunza, Satarra Moore-Troutman, Roland Spreckley, and Jake Torrey.

If you're interested in playing at BITR, you may submit two mp3's and the corresponding lyric sheets to the Songwriting Department faculty member who is hosting the night you want to play or to songwriting@berklee.edu. For information on who's playing, visit the BITR Facebook page.

Admission: 
Free

Chargaux

Saturday / November 21, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Chargaux
Chargaux

Charly and Margaux, popularly known as Chargaux, form this Brooklyn, New York–based string duo who utilize the elements of visual art and creative fashion to pioneer a new breed of musicianship. They describe their sound as a blend of East Asian folk, blues, and baroque music, among others. Chargaux both performs and composes original work, altering the reputation of classical instruments and the people who play them. Their playing implements unique colors into their sound, bringing listeners the joy of hearing a string instrument sing. The duo has incorporated a tasteful blend of street fashion and artwork with a colorful, '90s hip-hop theme. They embrace their uniqueness, stating, "We make renaissance music. It's hard to describe a color you've never seen before."

Watch Chargaux's video for "Lullaby":

Admission: 
$15 general admission

Thriller: A Michael Jackson Tribute Night with the Glove

Sunday / November 1, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sponsored by Berklee and the BoCo Student Government Association's Bridging the Gap Initiative, come and witness the first Berklee and Boston Conservatory collaboration. The show will feature the Glove performing Michael Jackson's hits including "Thriller" and "Bad."  This event will have the energy and intensity that only the Glove can deliver. This is a performance you don't want to miss.

Admission: 
Free

2015 International Gospel Concert

Saturday / November 21, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Whittier Street Health Center presents their 13th annual International Gospel Concert featuring the best choirs and performing groups in New England and gospel icon Bobby Jones. Come celebrate Whittier's commitment to eliminating health and social disparities in Boston and the work of community leader Archbishop A. Livingston Foxworth from Grace of All Nations.

Admission: 
$20 / $30 / $75

ETNA / Marrow / Truth of a Lyre

Thursday / November 5, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
ETNA live at the Berklee Dining Hall
Marrow
Truth of a Lyre
ETNA
Marrow
Truth of Lyre

ETNA is a melting pot of unique sounds ranging from alternative rock to psychedelic music. These sounds are created by friends originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who crossed paths at Berklee. The band incorporates haunting melodies and groovy beats to introduce their new sound into the world.

Marrow is a brand-new band featuring former members of the group Kids These Days, including Macie Stewart (keys/guitar/vocals), Liam Cunningham (guitar/vocals), and Lane Beckstrom (bass/vocals), joined by drummer Matt Carroll. They released their two-song debut EP, TWO, in December of 2013. Both songs can be heard in the short film the band made with videographer Austin Vesely to accompany the release.

The band members of Truth of a Lyre met at Berklee and committed to touring the world, guitars in hand. Despite having only been together for a few months, the band has a debut EP coming out this fall and have forged a live show to behold.

Admission: 
Free

Julian Shore / Billy Buss

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Julian Shore
Billy Buss
Julian Shore
Billy Buss

The Ottowa Citizen calls Julian Shore “a pianist/composer who, beyond the obvious elegance of his playing, has a clear sense of the bigger artistic picture.” Shore was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and began his studies in the fall of 2005. Under the mentorship of Danilo Perez, he performed in a young musicians ensemble at the Panama Jazz Festival, learning alongside Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, and many others. He graduated in 2009 and toured with singer Gretchen Parlato's band in early 2010, including a performance at the Stockholm Jazz Festival later that year. Since then, Shore has continued to appear as both leader and sideman in New York, where he is based, and across the globe. He is currently celebrating the release of his new record, Which Way Now.

California native Billy Buss, who has played trumpet and piano since the age of nine, is emerging as an on-demand artist and educator. After graduating from both Berklee College of Music in 2009 and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Loyola University of New Orleans in 2011, Buss transplanted his performing and teaching endeavors to the Manhattan and Boston areas. He has received numerous prestigious awards from places including DownBeat, the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), and the White House. His talents and dedication have allowed him the opportunity to perform around the world at venues such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest and the Monterey, Umbria, Montreux, and JVC Jazz Festivals.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

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