Concert

David Huddleston

Tuesday / February 15, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is David Huddleston.

Admission: 
Free

Nick Goldston

Tuesday / February 8, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is Nick Goldston.

Admission: 
Free

Bryan Lazar

Thursday / February 3, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is Bryan Lazar.

Hailing from southern California, Bryan Lazar is a singer-songwriter/guitarist currently attending Berklee. His influences range from John Mayer to Eric Clapton, and many others as well. He has played at many different venues all around southern California, New York, and Boston, such as the Apollo Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Ventura Theatre, the Civic Arts Plaza, and the All Asia. Lazar has opened for such groups as Hoobastank and Halifax, as well as headlining many of his own shows. 

Admission: 
Free

Solo Piano Explorations with Matt Jenson

Monday / February 7, 2011 / 12:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Solo piano explorations featuring faculty member Matt Jenson performing jazz, Latin jazz, reggae, free, and with a looping station.

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New Music for Piano

Monday / February 7, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert coproduced and directed by Stephany Tiernan and Andrew List featuring student compositions performed by piano students.

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Bill Banfield

Thursday / March 24, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Africana Studies professor Bill Banfield will perform with a faculty band.

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Bleep Blop: Electro-Acoustic Piano and More

Thursday / February 17, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pei-Yeh Tsai performs electronically infused works by Ramon Castillo. Additional music by Alumni PoChun Wang and Sachi Sato. Featuring a special performance by Loudon Stearns’ Nonduo. This concert promises to excite and explore untapped sonic potential through the collaboration of human and machine.

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Visions / The Rodeo Church / Hayley Jane and the Primates

Saturday / February 5, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Visions

Visions is an alt-country band from Boston. Their debut album, Re:VISIONS, was recorded by producer Mark Leombruni and mastering engineer Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Wilco, Spoon). They are joined by The Rodeo Church and Hayley Jane and the Primates.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Fresh Prospects: Karmin / Jen Waris

Friday / February 4, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Fresh Prospects: Karmin / Jen Waris

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances.  This month's artists are Karmin and Jen Waris.

Karmin is a little band with a big sound. "Carmen" in Latin means "song," with an altered spelling to hint "karma." Armed with two voices, a guitar, and a wooden box, Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann always put on a dynamic show full of catchy pop tunes, feel-good ballads, and rock/hip-hop inspired concoctions. Their debut EP, Inside Out, was released in May 2010. Having covered numerous songs by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Bruno Mars, Karmin is perfect for pop fans.

Hailing from upstate New York, Jen Waris is an inspiring vocalist.  Drawing from influences like Sara Bareilles and Beyonce, she loves to express herself through light-hearted pop and genuine ballads.  She has performed the national anthem for several professional sporting teams, including the Buffalo Bills.  Her most recent performances have been as a soloist with Berklee's a capella group, Pitch Slapped.

Admission: 
Free

The Zodiac Trio

Thursday / February 3, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Boston New Music Project presents the Zodiac Trio: Vanessa Mollard, violin; Kliment Krylovsky, clarinet; and Riko Higuma, piano. The program includes world premieres by Andrew List and Andy Vores, as well as music by Philip Glass and Ned Rorem. During the concert, the trio will show an original piece made by a French filmmaker.

The acclaimed French/American Zodiac Trio is considered by many to be the leading clarinet-violin-piano ensemble performing today, with a concert schedule that spans three continents. Protégé of the renowned Ysaye Quartet at the Paris Conservatory, the Zodiac Trio has performed at such leading venues as the famed Festival Radio France Montpellier in France and the Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, has been broadcast by France 3 Televsion, and has recorded multiple times for Radio France in Paris. In June of 2010, the Zodiac Trio performed a six-city tour of China, where the young ensemble was welcomed on the country's leading stages and was invited to present master classes at the Ningboa University and the China Conservatory in Beijing.

Hailed by the London-based international MUSO magazine as one of the most exciting contemporary chamber groups on the concert circuit, the Zodiac Trio has been praised by critics for their "impeccable technique" (Ouest), and "remarkable musicality of rare intensity" (La Tribune). The young ensemble has graced many of the foremost stages throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China.

Representing the three different nations of Japan, Russia, and France, the Zodiac Trio originally formed in New York in 2006 and has since appeared at such venues as Walter Bruno Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York, Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, the Corum in Montpellier, the Acropolis in Nice, Izumi Hall in Osaka, and Radio France in Paris, among many others. Notably, the trio collaborates with Yovan Markovich, cellist of the famed Ysaÿe Quartet in extended programs.

The 2010-11 season features the Zodiac Trio on the historic Schneider Series in New York; St. Vincent College Concert Series in Pennsylvania; Virtuosi Series in Winnipeg, Manitoba; the Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre in Toronto; Berklee College of Music in Boston; and Salle Cortot in Paris, among others. The season will also feature the ensemble in a special new music project at the Berklee and Boston Conservatory. Notably, the Zodiac Trio will give their debut at the famed Colmar Festival in France in 2011.

Shortly after its inception at the Mahattan School of Music, the Zodiac Trio debuted with a concert at the Kaufman Center prompting Edith Eisler of the New York Concert Review to describe the young ensemble as "excellent, talented, and committed." Since then, the Zodiac Trio has been awarded prizes at a number of national and international competitions, including the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition, FNAPEC Ensemble Competition (Paris), International Chamber Music Competition of Duchi D'Aqcuaviva (Italy), Val Tidone International Music Competition (Italy), the Cziffra Foundation (France), Joyce Dutka Foundation for the Arts (New York), International Peninsula Young Artist Festival in California, and the ProMusica Ensemble Competition (France), among others.

The ensemble also received a Recording Grant and Commission Grant from Co-Op Press, are laureates of the 6th International Osaka Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and were recently awarded the Encore Grant from the American Composers Forum to support their collaboration with composer Andrew List.

The Zodiac Trio has been broadcast on National Public Radio in the U.S., CBC Radio in Canada, Radio France in Paris. Its debut commercial recording continues to receive airplay throughout the United States. Strong advocates of new music, the trio has commissioned new works in order to expand the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire, and strive to serve as a platform of exposure for up-and-coming composers. Their debut commercial recording included two works written for the ensemble. Currently, the Zodiac Trio is involved in a number of collaborative projects with emerging composers both in the United States and France.

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