Concert

Trixie Whitley

Saturday / November 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley’s prismatic artistry reflects electronica, R&B, the vulnerable ethos of singer-songwriters, and the unapologetic individuality of punk rock. Although her previous effort reflects her broad tastes, it is with her latest that Whitley creates a transcendent musical miscellany. For Whitley, her sophomore release represents an introspective expedition into the depths of her creative identity.

Admission: 
$15 general admission (standing room only)

BOOM

Tuesday / September 27, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present our monthly open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song that's under five minutes long. If you are interested, please arrive at the Red Room any time after 6:00 p.m. for signups. We will take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others do not show up. Each performer is limited to one song each, and no covers or drum kits are allowed. There will be opportunities for a second performance in the event of there being low signups.

For more information, please email Songwriting@berklee.edu

Admission: 
Free

Ben Sollee

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Ben Sollee

Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. He kicked off 2014 with the release of his score for the documentary film Maidentrip. That same year, he performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon, and was on the road supporting song-writer William Fitzsimmons. 

Admission: 
$15 in advance / $17 general admission (standing room only)

Roots Roadshow

Monday / September 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

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's 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 Berklee's finest rising acoustic talent as we continue to propel American roots music into the 21st century.

Admission: 
Free

Refugio del Sonido Concert at the National Auditorium in Madrid

Saturday / October 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Auditorio Nacional
Calle Principe de Vergara, 146
Madrid
Spain
28002
Tonina Saputo
Alvaro Medina

As a continuation of the Refugio del Sonido project, the Mediterranean Music Institute (MMI) will offer a concert at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain, featuring the songs released as part of the project. 

The concert will open the concert series Fronteras, organized by the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) of Spain, with the aim of raising awareness of the refugee crisis and supporting the concept of borders as meeting points, common spaces, and areas of shared coexistence. 

Javier Limón, the artistic director of the MMI, will lead this concert, which features student Tonina Saputo; faculty members Christiane Karam and Matthew Nicholl; and alumni Tali Rubinstein and and Layth Sidiq. The Berklee musicians will share the stage with Iranian vocalist Tara Tiba, flamenco singer Genara Cortés, and flamenco percussionist Israel Suárez (Piraña).

The Fronteras concert series will continue through May 2017 with concerts by Utte Lemper, Rocío Márquez and Fahmi Alqhai, Jorge Pardo and Pepe Habichuela, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, and Anne Sofie von Otter with the Brooklyn Rider Quartet. 

Ned Rothenberg: Composing in the Moment

Thursday / December 1, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Composer and woodwind artist Ned Rothenberg presents an evening of group improvisations with students from his fall workshops and creative Berklee faculty members and alumni. Rothenberg has a 40-year career of solo and group improvisation, including collaborations with John Zorn, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Peter Evans, and many more. 

Admission: 
Free

Birds Songs, Messiaen, Microtones, and J Dilla

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

This concert, produced by the Planet MicroJam Institute, will feature students and faculty engaging some of the bird call sources in Olivier Messiaen’s music and how this has inspired David Fiuczynski’s Guggenheim Fellowship composition "Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen," where all melodies are based on microtonal bird song transcription. 

Admission: 
Free

Pianists of Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States

As part of Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series, pianists from Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee perform classical and world music. Performing pianists will be Jeremiah Cossa, Boston Conservatory at Berklee; Olivia Pérez-Collellmir, Berklee; Eliza Puchianu, Boston Conservatory at Berklee; and Rina Yamazaki, Berklee.

Admission: 
Free with museum admission

Sarah Simmons

Wednesday / October 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

It’s been three years since Sarah Simmons wowed her way onto the NBC reality show The Voice. Audiences reacted strongly to Sarah’s five-octave range and her uncanny ability to adapt to practically any genre of music. Though she didn’t win, the exposure has been its own reward, and her first full-length album is titled Freedom. A modern rock and pop powerhouse, Simmons can deliver the vocal thrills of Ann Wilson or the down-home grit of Grace Potter, all with the vulnerability and Southern sensibility all her own. If Janis Joplin were alive today, she’d find a soul sister in Sarah Simmons.

Admission: 
$10.00 (Standing Room Only)

Bron Don / Riva Saputo / STIG

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Bron Don is a fierce foursome hailing from Boston, Chicago, and England that whips together the vibes of rock, alternative, reggae, and funk to create its own sound that will keep you movin' all night long like it's 1973.

Riva Saputo is an alternative R&B band based out of Boston started by Heather Rivas and Toni Saputo. Rivas's influences include jazz and rock, while Saputo's include soul and classical. Together, they are bringing a new musical dynamic to the R&B scene. Band members include Toni Saputo (bass/vox), Heather Rivas (keys), and Mario Taddeo Jr. (drums). They plan to release their second album in the fall of 2016.

STIG is an all-original funk band based out of Boston. The band was formed in 2014 by Ryan Stigmon and Thommy Knoles, who grew up playing together in Arizona. With bassist Artie Sadtler, guitarist Cecil Alexander, and drummer Jack McChesney, STIG plays super funky tunes that'll make you want to get up and dance.

Admission: 
$10.00 (Standing Room Only)

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