Concert

Larry Bell: A Little Light Music

Tuesday / September 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Larry Bell
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Faculty composer Larry Bell presents a variety of pieces with a “pop” flavor for voice and piano; piano four hands; double bass and piano; and trumpet, tenor saxophone, and piano.

Admission: 
Free

String Department Faculty Concert

Monday / September 16, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Please join the Berklee String Department faculty for its annual concert welcoming new and returning students.

Admission: 
Free

Jeffrey Means: Solo Percussion

Monday / September 16, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Jeffrey Means

Jeffrey Means performs European avant-garde works for solo percussion from Pierluigi Billone, Martin Smolka, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Jeff Claassen, Ayn Inserto, and Nicholas Urie

Thursday / September 12, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee faculty members Jeff Claassen, Ayn Inserto and Nicholas Urie come together to put an evening of new and exciting music together. In a performance by the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, as well as small chamber-sized groups taken from the ensemble, expect to hear some great new brass pieces by Claassen, Inserto’s venture into more colors, textures, and adaptations of pop songs, and Urie’s exploration of new sounds for big band. Overall, this will be a grooving, innovative, fun musical experience of new works.

Admission: 
Free

The Winnie Dahlgren Project

Wednesday / September 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Winnie Dahlgren Project presents an evening of original music ranging from Latin jazz to funk fusion. Dahlgren’s compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe filled with world influences and run the gamut from playful and energetic to sweet and endearing with thoughtful melodies.

Admission: 
Free

The Funkhouser Group

Tuesday / September 10, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Celebrating the release of its fourth CD of original music, the Funkhouser Group returns to David Friend Recital Hall, playing music from the new album. The epitome of progressive yet accessible jazz, the band showcases John Funkhouser’s rich compositions, which incorporate influences from Indian raga to classic rock, from Dave Brubeck to Frank Zappa. This concert will also includes a distinctive odd meter take on Thelonious Monk’s “Little Rootie Tootie” as well as a kaleidoscopic reinvention of the traditional folk-blues classic “House of the Rising Sun.” The Funkhouser Group's performances brim with unostentatious virtuosity and an empathetic warmth that’s irresistible.

Admission: 
Free

Kiwoong Choi's Recital

Wednesday / August 14, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kiwoong Choi presents original tunes and arrangements of standards.

Admission: 
Free

KeL

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer-songwriter Rachel "KeL" Nascimento and her band present her originals for the first time.

Admission: 
Free

Shira E / Home Body

Friday / August 30, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Shira E

Shira E is a nationally acclaimed poet, musician, and artist. A Pushcart Prize nominee who has toured the country with some of the nation’s leading performers and writers, her prolific and unique style has brought her acclaim as “one of the most original and compelling voices in performance poetry.” Her award-winning music has appeared in multiple independent films, on NPR, and on national television. She has shared stages with Ani DiFranco, Tune-Yards, and CocoRosie. She has been independently recording and releasing her records for more than 10 years. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Listen to music from Shira E here.

 

Home Body is an artful pop duo, bringing a fresh tangibility to electronic-based music. Soaring textured sounds and frenzied glitches march with imaginative, fleshy vocal melodies riding proudly on their shoulders. Bold, gutsy, and full of glitz, the duo is magnetic to watch. Their animated performances include modern dance, creative costuming, and live light manipulation, resulting in a spectacle that amplifies their music. “Subtle and piercing...they bring a raw energy to the stage that leaves the audience begging for more.”  - The Free George 

Admission: 
$8 in advance, $10 day of show, general admission

Kneebody

Monday / September 30, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Kneebody

Kneebody’s brand of jazz combines sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvising. Saxophonist Joshua Redman named Kneebody’s 2007 album Low Electrical Worker as one of his favorite albums of the year, and in 2009, Kneebody earned a Grammy nomination for its work with Theo Bleckmann on 12 Songs of Charles Ives. The group has a dedicated base of fans in the U.S. and Europe and strives to create a unique sound that incorporates elements of many different styles.

Admission: 
$15, general admission

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