Performance

Tali Rubinstein

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Tali Rubinstein, an Israeli recorder player, composer, and vocalist, will perform some of her original songs and arrangements. She has toured with Anat Cohen, performed and arranged for Latin Grammy wimmer Alejandro Sanz, and recently released her album talYtali with producer Javier Limon.

Supported by the Consulate General of Israel to New England

Admission: 
Free

FAT PIGS

Tuesday / July 15, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This concert has been canceled due to weather. Formed in Boston during the Summer of 2013, FAT PIGS consists of Charles Sicouri and Pawel Przewlocki. The two had moved into the same apartment by chance while studying in Boston (Charles at Berklee College of Music, and Pawel at the Museum School). Charles was born in Paris; Pawel emigrated from Poland to the U.S. as a child. FAT PIGS brings together blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll through original music and lyrics. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Mike Kerr and Meghan Knowles

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Mike Kerr and Meghan Knowles are American songwriters who play original and traditional songs, moved to joyous dancing by the fingerpicking guitar of the Mississippi Delta, North Carolina fiddlers, and the melodies of Ireland. Their music aims to oil the stiff knees of the 21st century.

Admission: 
Free

Sterling Rhyne

Tuesday / July 1, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer-songwriter Sterling Rhyne Sherman’s passion for music began at the age of five when she started teaching herself the piano. At 11, Sterling’s music interests expanded as she started singing with her mother and younger sister in church and exploring classical violin. Growing up, Sterling was constantly surrounded by music and art. Her mother, a vocalist; and her father, a visual artist, photographer, and music lover, supported her musical studies. 

Upon attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, whose alumni include Norah Jones and Erykah Badu, Sterling further studied classical violin, piano, photography, guitar, and voice. In her junior year she began to concentrate her focus on voice, studying Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone, and writing her own compositions. In 2010, Sterling received a scholarship to attend Berklee, where she studies songwriting and professional music and expects to graduate this May. In the meantime, she leads songwriting workshops for students in elementary through high school grades in and around Boston, and she hopes to travel the world leading workshops to inspire youth toward self-expression and social consciousness. Her original music blends R&B and neo-soul and indie-pop, and she plans to release a project with her band later this year.

 
Admission: 
Free

Southern City Band

Tuesday / June 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Southern City Band is a group of musicians from various locations in the United States: California to Virginia and in between. The group finds common ground in its love of country music. Formed in September of 2013, the group set out to make beautiful music together while having a blast doing it.

Admission: 
Free

Holly McGarry

Tuesday / June 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Holly McGarry and Chris Bloniarz

Imagine a diminutive 20-year-old with the depth of Nina Simone. Transport the storytelling talent of Dylan to a northern Idaho town. You are now just scratching the surface of Holly McGarry. Holly presents the dichotomy of a calm exterior with an unbounded passion for music, a newly-minted adult with a lifetime of experiences able to lace her lyrics with profound insights, sharing her love, loss, and life on six strings. Originally a solo performer, Holly is now joined by the incredibly talented Chris Bloniarz of the band Grey Season. Chris brings his fantastic voice and skills as a multi-instrumentalist to their unique work as a folk duo. 

Admission: 
Free

Matthew Azrieli

Tuesday / June 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Matthew Azrieli is a singer-songwriter studying at the Berklee College of Music. Originally from Montreal, he was first inspired by Elliott Smith and Nick Drake and taught himself the guitar by writing his own songs. Critics have described his voice as “a buttery, low register that cradles the songs as it paints his original words.” Though initially successful on YouTube, Azrieli, now 18, is promoting his first release, an album which the online magazine IX Daily says “displays his serious talent for songwriting.” Azrieli hones a unique brand of  classically inspired indie-folk.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: ECM/Free Jazz, the Music of Cedar Walton, Miles Davis Acoustic

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present free jazz, the music of Cedar Walton, and the music of Miles Davis.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Celtic Music, Contemporary Middle Eastern Music, Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present Celtic music, contemporary Middle Eastern music, and a mix of Latin and Afro-Cuban music.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Dave Holland, Contemporary Jazz, Astor Piazzolla

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Dave Holland, contemporary jazz selections, and tango music by Astor Piazzolla and others.

 

Admission: 
Free

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