Concert

The Don Lappin Group / Scott Tarulli Group

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15, Guitarist Don Lappin will perform a set of original instrumental rock compositions from his upcoming CD, Tapped in, followed by guitarist Scott Tarulli at 9:15, playing original rock, funk, and jazz with his four-piece group. 

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

Juancristobal Aliaga: CACHAI

Friday / July 27, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitarist Juancristobal Aliaga presents his senior recital.

Admission: 

Alfie Boe

Saturday / October 27, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Alfie Boe

One of the U.K.'s most technically gifted classical crossover talents, award-winning tenor Alfie Boe grew up in Blackpool, England, listening to his father's opera records. As a young adult, Boe sang while he was painting and polishing cars in a local automobile factory; he was overheard by a client who suggested Boe should audition for London's D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Boe tried out for the company with Tauber's "Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz" and won a role in the chorus, touring and performing Gilbert and Sullivan works. 

When the tour finished, Boe won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, attended the National Opera Studio, and then joined the Royal Opera House's Villar Young Artists Program. He was participating in the program when director Baz Lurhmann discovered him and cast him as one of the leads in Lurhmann's Broadway production of La Boheme, for which Boe won a Tony Award. He signed to the Classic FM Presents label in 2006 and issued his debut album, Classic FM Presents Alfie Boe, that year; it peaked at number three on the U.K. classical chart. Late in 2006, Boe moved to EMI Classics and the following spring his second album, Onward, arrived. Boe explored his love of folk music with La Pasione, a collection of Italian folk songs that was released in 2007. Performances in Kismet, Richard Strauss' Elektra, La Traviata, and other operas ensured that his roots as a stage performer were well balanced with his recording career. 

His new album, Alfie, further showcases his versatility and ambition, particularly with his Robert Plant team-up on Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren." Meanwhile, Boe is working on his autobiography, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in late 2012, as well as writing his own material, which he plans to develop while touring the UK, America and Australia over the coming months.

Admission: 
$49.50, reserved seating

14th Annual Octoboefest

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The oboists of Berklee show off their skills in a wonderful recital of music featuring the double reeds.

Admission: 

The Daniel Rotem Group

Friday / July 27, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Daniel Rotem group presents a set of original music influenced by jazz, love, and the world.

Admission: 

Wilsen and Hannah Read Band

Thursday / August 9, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Hannah Read

Hailing from the United Kingdom and Canada, Brooklyn-based songwriter Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) pulls from the warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist, to create a welcoming ambiance and heartfelt songs. Now she's supported by a full band and electric sound, adding edge and dynamism to the music's arcane undertones.

Hannah Read is Scottish-born singer, songwriter, and fiddler player currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her new music draws on folk, jazz, and indie influences, forming a unique alternative sound, which can be heard on her debut solo album, Wrapped in Lace. Read has toured extensively in the states, as well as in Europe.

Admission: 
Free

Wilsen

Thursday / July 12, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Wilsen

Hailing from the United Kingdom and Canada, Brooklyn-based songwriter Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) pulls from the warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist, to create a welcoming ambiance and heartfelt songs. Wilsen is preparing to release her first album, Sirens.

Admission: 
Free

Wilsen and Hannah Read Band

Thursday / August 9, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Wilsen

Hailing from the United Kingdom and Canada, Brooklyn-based songwriter Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) pulls from the warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist, to create a welcoming ambiance and heartfelt songs. Now she's supported by a full band and electric sound, adding edge and dynamism to the music's arcane undertones.

Hannah Read is Scottish-born singer, songwriter, and fiddler player currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her new music draws on folk, jazz, and indie influences, forming a unique alternative sound, which can be heard on her debut solo album, Wrapped in Lace. Read has toured extensively in the states, as well as in Europe.

View the entire Kendall Square concert series.  

Admission: 
Free

Grant Richards

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Grant Richards performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.

Admission: 

Air Traffic Controller / Miracles of Modern Science / Ryan Schmidt

Thursday / July 12, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Air Traffic Controller

Singer-songwriter Dave Munro returned to his hometown, Boston, after serving in the U.S. Navy as a real-life air traffic controller and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly named rock band Air Traffic Controller. With a refreshing, modern day, indie-rock sound resembling the Decemberists, ATC further infuses its compositions with unforgettable pop sensibilities in the vein of Petty, McCartney, and Springsteen.

Miracles of Modern Science are an unlikely rock band. Using just mandolin, violin, cello, standup bass, and drums, they create explosive pop that upends notions of what these instruments can do. Dog Year, their debut LP, finds MOMS pushing the limits of their antique instruments and throwing aside conventions as readily as their genre-bending idols, Bowie and Bartok. You'll hear unhinged baritone vocals anchored by a looming upright bass, mandolin riffs that share more DNA with post-rock than bluegrass, and a two-man string section shredding as ferociously as the rock drummer behind them. The result is as daring as it is infectious.

Nearing graduation from Northeastern University's music industry program, Ryan Schmidt is coming into full bloom. His full-length debut, Black Sheep, Run, a hook-laden gem, has received local acclaim, and for the first time the singer-songwriter has toured outside of New England, including appearing at the 2011 South by Southwest music festival.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

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