Concert

Stevan Rexroat's Senior Recital

Friday / August 3, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert will feature Stevan Rexroat and friends performing a variety of styles and genres, from jazz to classical to pop. This recital will also feature his skills as a woodwind doubler and the premiere of music written by Michael R. Oldham.

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Dahye Kim Recital

Friday / August 10, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Flutist Dahye Kim's recital.

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20th- and 21st-Century Music

Monday / March 4, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

New compositions by faculty composers, as well as music by outstanding 20th-century composers. The music will be performed by vocal and instrumental ensembles.

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Combo Sabroso

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street
Boston
MA
United States
02120

Combo Sabroso presents soul-cleansing Latin dance music. Lead by pianist Matt Jenson, the group is committed to the hard-hitting "salsa dura" sound of the 1970s, playing hits from the likes of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Oscar D'León, Sonora Poncena. They are also known for their inspired salsa arrangements of American R&B hits from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Santana.

This concert is hosted by Sociedad Latina and Boston Centers for Youth and Families.

Admission: 
Free

Kate Martin's Senior Recital

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bassist Kate Martin will present a recital of both classical and jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

Manami Morita

Thursday / August 30, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Manami Morita

Manami Morita was born in Saitama, Japan in 1984. She started off learning classical piano at the age of 4, but she couldn't stand all the rules in classical piano. At the age of 13, she met jazz. After learning on her own, she received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in 2005 and decided to change her life—previously, she had thought of being an English teacher or a flight attendant! In 2006 she moved to the United States and started her career at Berklee in Boston to search for her own music, based on jazz.

In 2007, Morita was awarded the Mary Jane Earnhart Endowed Scholarship, and in 2008 she was awarded the Herb Pomeroy Award by the Jazz Composition Department. In 2009, she joined the International Kodolanyi Jazz Competition in Hungary with tenor saxophone player Mitsuru Hirayama and won third prize, as well as the Outstanding Performer Award.

Morita has performed with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Esperanza Spalding, Greg Hopkins, Mark Walker, Rosa Pasos, and Oscar Stagnaro. She appeared at the Martha's Vineyard Music Festival in 2008 with groups such as Boston Pops, Gladys Knight, and Kate Taylor, as well as at other music festivals such as Salem Jazz Festival '08 and '09, Tokyo Jazz '10, Rochester International Jazz Festival '11, etc. She has played at prestigious jazz clubs such as Sculler's Jazz Club, Ryle's Jazz Club, Blue Note Nagoya, Billboard Osaka, and more. 

Morita graduated Berklee in 2008 and released her first album, Colors, in 2009 and her second album, For You, in 2010 through Rambling Records, Inc.

Admission: 
Free

Moira Lo Bianco

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Moira Lo Bianco

Possessing an enormous talent and a remarkably fertile musical imagination, Moira Lo Bianco is a bona fide triple threat as a composer, arranger, and pianist. Mature beyond her young years, she has an intense personal musical vision and all of the tools to consistently bring it to life. Her ability to transcend genre and category is organic and seemingly effortless.

Admission: 
Free

Phil Wilson Presents the Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime of Great Music

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Rainbow Band includes some of the college's top instrumentalists from around the world and is a basic show band much like the Dancing with the Stars TV group. Every show is different depending on the lives of potential guest vocalists and intrumentalists.

Call the box office for information on guest artists.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window


 

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Bear Language

Thursday / July 5, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Bear Language

If Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were to have a child and name J Dilla the godfather, the resulting offspring would be Bear Language. Heavy riffs meet esoteric musical landscapes under delicate but gritty vocals. Born in early 2011 at Berklee College of Music as the creative outlet of three friends, the band is a fusion of musical styles and influences ranging from the Mars Volta to Lettuce. Bear Language is a constantly evolving project that never fails to disappoint live, breaking down all preconceived notions of what can be achieved with only a trio of musicians.

Originally from New York, guitarist and singer Luca Buccellati is an accomplished songwriter. While his songwriting with Bear Language draws heavily from Radiohead, Buccellati is equally at home in the pop idiom, a side that manifests itself through catchy hooks and edgily accessible riffs.

Bassist Archi Denis was born in Paris but was raised in Asia. He grew up emulating Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and now proves that bass isn't just a background instrument. A true performer, he's known for his onstage antics without ever losing sight of the groove.

Drummer and St. Louis native Ian Barnett rounds out the trio. Also a producer following in the footsteps of J Dilla, he brings a love for all things off-kilter. On stage and in the studio he pushes the envelope and defies the traditional box in which a drummer operates, but always in the service of the music.

Together the three are captivating and fresh. In September of 2011 Bear Language released their self-titled debut EP, the first step in what will be a long journey. Always writing new material and playing to new audiences, word continues to spread, along with the question "are you speaking Bear Language yet?"

View the entire Kendall Square concert series.  

Admission: 
Free

Heecheol Cho's Senior Recital

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Electric bassist Heecheol Cho presents his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

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