Concert

ChoYoung Ahn: Memories

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Singer-songwriter ChoYoung Ahn will present some arrangements of favorite tunes, as well as her original compositions, with great musicians.

Those musicians include Jamie Song (piano and keyboards), Ha Young Lyou (piano and keyboards), Osmar Okuma (bass), Marton Bisits (guitar), Kiwoong Choi (drums), and Nêgah Santos (percussion). Barbara Silva and Kel do Nascimento will provide backing vocals and special guest Lisa Thorson, Berklee professor of voice, will join in as well.

Admission: 
Free

Sacre-Centennial: A Stravinsky Moveable Feast

Wednesday / October 2, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Composition Department commemorates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring") with Don Sebesky's classic arrangement for jazz septet, as well as other events. 

Admission: 
Free

Rebecca Nicole Chubay

Tuesday / October 1, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Classic and contemporary jazz and Brazilian music, including some special arrangements and originals.

Admission: 
Free

Sugar Bomb! / Licious / Moonjelly

Wednesday / July 17, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Sugar Bomb!

Sugar Bomb! is the Boston-based pop/rock explosion, spawned from the beautiful brain of lead singer-songwriter Kat Hamilton. In 2011, Hamilton met drummer Emmett Ceglia and the two formed the band Sugar Bomb!

Inspired by Pinup Girls, pop punk, and riot girl culture, Sugar Bomb! has already won over the hearts of mainstream lovers and punk diehards alike. Sugar Bomb! has been praised for their spot-on pop songwriting and enigmatic live performance. They have been described as "the Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets Katy Perry." The band's current lineup includes Marshall Biever on guitar, Tom Shani on bass, and Hamilton on lead vocals. 

Admission: 
Free

Betty Who/Cosmodrome/Sarah Walk

Friday / July 19, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Betty Who

Betty Who blends indie, pop, and dance music into an irresistible mix of bold soundscapes, Top 40 hooks, and knowing lyrics. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she played cello by age four and began writing her first pop songs in her early teens. Her voice is striking and memorable, and with her signature heels and spiked blonde hair, the six-foot-two Aussie can’t help but take you higher. 

After uploading just two songs, her music has been played 20,000 times on Soundcloud, and her recent music video for her single, “Somebody Loves You,” hit 6,000+ views in just two days. She has been praised by countless acclaimed pop music blogs including Arjan Writes, SnapCacklePop, Pop On And On, Socialite Life, Electrocutie, Electro Queer, and Is It Bush Week, the largest music blog in Australia. She worked with a handful of top-notch producers, including Peter Thomas (Hoodie Allen, Neon Hitch, Black Cards), on her highly anticipated debut EP, The Movement, which was released in April.

Admission: 
Free

Tiago Michelin: Strange Changes at 939

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Nine-piece band Strange Changes returns to Berklee's Cafe 939. Its compositions and arrangements incorporate elements of old-time swing, funk, ska, free jazz, and odd-meter Latin grooves.

Admission: 
Free

Logan Kim: Reminisce

Tuesday / July 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Logan Kim and his trio perform a set of jazz standards in his album release concert.

Listen to samples of Logan Kim's music here.

Admission: 
Free

Underwater Airport

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Underwater Airport

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble that combines music and projected visuals to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from such diverse sources as shamanic trance music, 1960s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings far longer than they can remember. Every Underwater Airport performance is a unique experience, as the music is created on the spot in real time, never to be repeated.

Listen to samples of Underwater Airport's music here.

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

Bleep Blop Featuring Sandeep Das, Grammy-Nominated Tabla Maestro

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble will appear with the legendary tabla player Sandeep Das. This concert launches Bleep Blop’s fourth season and the beginning of a yearlong collaboration with Das. This is his first foray into live electronics.

The music will feature electronically manipulated tabla, analog synthesis, live video, and a new work for iPad ensemble. Bleep Blop's prior performances have successfully merged the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology, but for this concert, the ensemble is going to bring improvisation and technology to a new level.

Performer and composer Das, twice nominated for Grammy Awards, performs regularly with the Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma as well as several internationally renowned artists. Das's very extensive bio can be read here.

Bleep Blop is an ensemble dedicated to the merging of acoustic performers with live electronics. The ensemble is dedicated to an overhaul of the concert experience and aims to provide an interactive environment for audiences.

Listen to Bleep Blop music here.

Admission: 
Free

Hyunseung “Leo” Kim's Fusion Recital

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Guitarist Hyunseung “Leo” Kim and band will perform original fusion tunes. He will be joined by special guest guitarist and Berklee associate professor Sal DiFusco.

Admission: 
Free

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