Concert

Brite Lite Brite / Bent Knee

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Brite Lite Brite

Composed of award-winning singer-songwriter Andrea Stankevitch and electronics master Luke Johnson, both alumni of Berklee College of Music, Brite Lite Brite has taken live electronic music production and performance to new levels by creating innovative technologies and techniques for live sound design and real-time production. Brite Lite Brite will be performing at Lollapalooza this summer on August 2, 2013, opening for headlining acts The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, and Nine Inch Nails.

No stranger to the festival circuit, Brite Lite Brite played Virgin Mobile FreeFest in 2010, opening for headlining acts M.I.A., Joan Jett, Matt & Kim, LCD Soundsystem, and Ludacris, after receiving the nod from thousands of "Book the Band" voters and Virgin Mobile's panel of judges. Brite Lite Brite is currently in the studio recording their second album, Stalker, which is coming soon.

Brite Lite Brite’s “Sky Turns Red” was lauded with the grand prize in the electronica category in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting contest and the dynamic sonic duo’s “Now That You’re Around” and “Radioactive Love” were semi-finalists in the 2008 and 2011 International Songwriting Competition, respectively. Brite Lite Brite won the grand prize in the electronic category for “I Lost My Heart Tonight” at the 2010 100% Music Songwriting Contest and also took home the second place prize in the contest overall. For more, visit Brite Lite Brite’s website or watch a video of "I Lost My Heart Tonight" here:

Opening act Bent Knee combines haunting vocals and experimental orchestral textures.

Admission: 
Free

Ross Hoyt: The Santoro Summer Collection

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Ross Hoyt and his group play a blend of old and new jazz pieces alongside original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

The Interlopers

Friday / July 12, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
02110
The Interlopers

Hailing from the rolling green hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the Interlopers formed at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Comprised of longtime friends Curtis Kelle, Nick Veinoglou, Ariel Shrum, Max Weiner and Dylan Renner, the Interlopers began as just a couple friends playing community events, talent shows, and parties, and slowly began to take a marvelous shape—the shape of a creative and expressive entity, a musical brotherhood worth sharing with the world. 

Band members performed during their high school careers, and, in 2011, Nick Veinoglou and Ariel Shrum left for Berklee. Upon their return the next summer, the band experienced its most successful season yet. Michael Gilbert was added on organ and keys to complete the band's summer sound, and they proceeded to play over 30 shows in the Berkshire area and beyond in the three short months they all had together. 

That August marked the release of their debut, self-produced album, Don't Forget to Breathe. Recorded and engineered by Curtis Kelley at Muddy Angel Studios in Richmond, Massachusetts, the project was a culmination of everything the band had accomplished, and it represented all the generosity and support the Interlopers had received through the years. 

The fall marked the return to college, and Kelley joined Veinoglou and Shrum at Berklee. A time of great change had come; with the heartbeat of the band no longer in the Berkshires, it was time to expand. Leaving Weiner, Renner, and Gilbert was not easy. 

In October 2012, the Interlopers welcomed in three new members, who took the places of their dear friends who could not make the busy rehearsal schedule. Jakob Rabitsch joined on keyboards, Kama Bell on saxophone, and Nick Frenay on bass. The band's music combines the enlightening and sultry sounds of R&B and soul music with the fluid harmonic language of jazz, all executed with the boundless mindset of a jam band. 

A fan said their music "is like a sound bath, welcoming and inviting you in slowly, then once you are completely submerged, takes you on a cleansing journey."

This year saw the band's debut performance in its new home city of Boston, and the launch of its Get on the Road Campaign to travel the East Coast and beyond so that eager listeners can hear the Interlopers's music. The remainder of the year looks promising as the band continue to expand its sound.

 
Admission: 
Free

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A class recital: Advanced Latin and jazz vocal performance, directed by Mili Bermejo. Students choose, write, and arrange their songs from various countries, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and others. The staff band and students work on arrangements that reflect both, jazz and Latin music aesthetics.

Admission: 
Free

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the newly created American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Admission: 
Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 5, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department come together to perform an eclectic program of choral and instrumental music. The program includes the MUED Concert Choir, Big Band, and Orff Ensemble, and always offers a great evening of music and a few wonderful surprises.

Admission: 
Free

Brass Showcase

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

A concert of all brass music played by brass ensembles at Berklee. Faculty members Greg Fritze and Charles Lewis will direct.

Admission: 
Free

15th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 28, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The double reeds of Berklee come together to present our unique sounds in solo, chamber, and fusion ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Snarky Puppy

Sunday / September 29, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Snarky Puppy
David Fiuczynski

With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your FriendsSnarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. 

The three-time Dallas Observer Music Award winning group (Best Jazz Act 2008, 2009, 2010) fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—of audiences. In her seminal 2010 book The New Face of Jazz, Cicily Janus called the group "one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson's fusion years."

The core of the group, now based  in Brooklyn, features Grammy Award winners Robert "Sput" Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.

David Fiuczynski and the Planet Microjam Institute kick off the night.

Admission: 
$22 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $25 day of show, reserved seating

Esterhazy Quartet in Concert

Thursday / October 24, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Esterhazy Quartet will play a concert for string quartet from the classic and modern repertoire.

Throughout its distinguished career, the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Beethoven Society in Chile. The Esterhazy Quartet has garnered international accolades from critics, who have praised the quartet for its intelligence and refinement.

 

Admission: 
Free

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