Concert

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Five-week students who have made it through a couple of rounds of auditions will play their original songs backed by an all-star Berklee house band. From pop to punk to jazz and folk, it will be a great night of original music!

Admission: 
Free

Danny Nagy Project

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Danny Nagy and his group perform a set of original, energetic funk fusion music.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Faculty In-the-Round

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Five-week faculty and directors of the Performing Songwriter Showcases—Kristin Cifelli, Melissa Ferrick, and Sally Taylor—play original songs "in-the-round."

Admission: 
Free

Maria Mulata: "De Cantos y Vuelos"

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

De Cantos y Vuelos, Maria Mulata´s most recent album, is a sonic journey that goes into the depths of Colombia: its forgotten lands and their stories, its people, and the great musical diversity of its coasts, valleys, rivers, mountains, forests, towns, and cities.

It is a musical flight throughout the small world condensed in Colombia, which is the fruit of the mixture of African, indigenous, and European elements combined with Jewish and Arab influences. This world ranges from the euphoria of the Caribbean to the saudade of Amazonian music, and passes through the mystique of the Pacific coast, the nostalgia of the Andes, and the ancestral runaway slaves and indigenous communities.

This project represents music born of the encounter between tradition and modernity, making Maria Mulata a singer of the 21st century. Cumbias, bullerengues, currulaos, sung dances, bambucos and serene tunes all take shape organically through a dialogue with the contemporary in renewed forms and novel explorations which, though duly evoking teachers and sages of old, mark a new path for Colombian music.

Not only do we have roots, we can now say that we also have wings.

Admission: 
Free

Amjad Ali Khan

Sunday / September 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

“Amjad Ali Khan—improvising furiously around the melody line with repeated, rapid-fire playing and then letting his equally frantic tabla player take over—it was easy to see why great Indian music can be as exciting as classic blues and rock.”—The Guardian

In a career spanning 50 years, Amjad Ali Khan has single-handedly elevated the sarod to one of the most popular instruments in the Northern Indian tradition. Trained by his father, the legendary Haafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan is the sixth in an uninterrupted line of music masters. Joining him are his sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, who are already beloved as the next generation of masters of this ancient instrument. Two tabla virtuosi will add percussive richness to the ensemble sound.

Admission: 
$48, $42, $37, $28 reserved seating

Jin Young Kim

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Jin Young Kim and ensemble present an evening of music.

Admission: 
Free

Juana Aquerreta Group

Thursday / August 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Juana Aquerreta

Singer Juana Aquerreta and her group perform original compositions influenced by the music of South America. Aquerreta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she blends her musical roots with contemporary styles. The harp principal has recently focused much of her time on singing and songwriting.

 

Listen to Aquerreta perform “Memorias del Rio” in this podcast.

Admission: 
Free

Charlie Puth with Mike Ballz / Taylor Berrett

Saturday / July 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Charlie Puth
Taylor Berrett

Charlie Puth is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter and producer from New Jersey. Puth is currently attending Berklee College of Music, majoring in music production and engineering. Puth has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show twice after his cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” with Emily Luther went viral on YouTube. Puth currently has more than 40 million hits on YouTube. Watch Puth and Luther’s cover of “Someone Like You” here:

Singer-songwriter Taylor Berrett mixes heartfelt folk with R&B and pop. The Virginia-based songwriter cites influences such as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Chris Martin of Coldplay. Watch Berrett’s video for his song “Whole Heart” here:

Admission: 
Free

Ariana Corradi: Music of the World

Thursday / August 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Ariana Corradi

Singer Ariana Corradi performs a set of jazz, soul, and R&B songs with a pianist and guitar accompaniment on some songs. Corradi will be joined by Martina Albano, performing in styles ranging from Italian opera (“Ti Voglio Bene Assai”) to Broadway hits from Wicked (“For Good”).

 
Admission: 
Free

Cheong Kim's Summer Recital

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Cheong Kim will present her first recital at Berklee, which will feature R&B and jazz songs as well as a selection of originals.

Admission: 
Free

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