Concert

Berklee Percussion Days 2012: Brazilian Drumset with Alberto Netto

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A Brazilian drumset concert and clinic with Alberto Netto.

Admission: 

Rethink Showcase: Mieka Pauley / Sydney Wayser / Leah Siegel

Saturday / April 21, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Mieka Pauley

Rethink Music is partnering with several Boston music promoters to provide conference-goers access to multiple performances by leading artists in various musical genres.  

Mieka Pauley began as a solo artist in Boston. Her haunting voice and heartbreaking lyrics gained her more than a few fans, securing her bills with Citizen Cope, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Kweller, Mason Jennings, John Legend, the Avett Brothers and many others. She's performed at the Newport Folk Festival, The Rock Boat and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, among other festivals; she's performed the national anthem three times for the Boston Red Sox; and she performed on PRI's Mountain Stage.

At the core of Sydney Wayser's music is her unabashed love for gloomy orchestrations and waltz rhythms. There's the tinkling glockenspiel, a lone oboe, accordion and creaky string arrangements, with Wayser's piano work steering the ship. It's an appropriate backdrop for her brooding meditations on misery and heartache, all set in a world inhabited by lurking strangers and ghosts of the past. Think Tori Amos or Fiona Apple with fewer dramatic flourishes.

When Prince calls you a brilliant performer, you know it's a high compliment.  The Purple One was referring to Leah Siegel, the singer/songwriter/instrumentalist behind the Brooklyn group Firehorse. Prince was certainly onto something, as Siegel's full array of musical talents is on display on Firehorse's eclectic debut album.

Admission: 
$10 Advance, $12 Day Of

Bob Gullotti presents The Fringe

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bob Gullotti presents a concert with the legendary jazz trio The Fringe. Sponsored by "Percussion Days."

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Berklee Symphonic Winds: Spring Concert

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

A concert of traditional and contemporary music for wind ensemble, presented by the Berklee Symphonic Winds, featuring a world premier by Berklee alumnus Chris Opperman entitled Kagemusha, and the music of Patrick Burns, Jack Stamp, Eric Whitacre, and Frank Ticheli.

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

Chicago (the Musical)

Tuesday / April 24, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal." The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. Performed by Berklee students, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Canadian Night

Wednesday / April 4, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Samantha Schultz

Executive Sessions is back for its 2011–2012 season. Join us for this celebration of music and the entrepreneurial spirit. Over the past four years, Berklee's outreach in Canada brought sensational results:more talent and more students than ever before were auditioned, interviewed, accepted, and enrolled at our college. Students from every corner of Canada are represented on our campus and in this event. Berklee has long enjoyed a reputation for drawing students from all over the world, representing more than 70 countries. The number of Canadian students now joins South Korea as the most represented foreign countries at Berklee. This third semiannual event features another great selection of talent from the north. The night also introduces the winners of the prestigious Slaight Family Scholarship: Samantha Schultz (voice), Lucian Gray (guitar), John Lee (drums), and Daniel Ko (sax). 

Admission: 
Free

Solo Acoustic by Casey Crescenzo of the Dear Hunter

Thursday / May 3, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Casey Crescenzo

Casey Crescenzo is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, most notably for the bands the Dear Hunter and the Receiving End of Sirens. He is also a producer who has worked with the River Empires, the Brobecks, the Cadence, Dakota, Draffin, His Hideous Heart, Hungry Tigers, Los Angeles Burning, the Great Green Machine Man, and Elliot Street Lunatic.

The Dear Hunter exploded onto the music scene in May 2007 when the band released their first full-length album, Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading, a continuation of Act I. Crescenzo will be performing a solo acoustic set, singing songs from the Dear Hunter. The music has more alternative and progressive rock tendencies and a wider variety of instrumentation.

The Dear Hunter is currently scheduled to play the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13 and 20. In addition, they will be participating in the 2012 Bamboozle Festival on May 19.

Admission: 
$15

Moon Hooch / Evolfo Doofeht

Saturday / April 28, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Moon Hooch

Spawned from New York City's subways in 2010, busking trio Moon Hooch (Wenzl McGown and Mike Wilbur on tenor saxophone, James Muschler on drums) has developed a style of dance music all its own: cave music. Moon Hooch creates frenzied foot-stomping bashes with nothing more than two saxophones, drums, and the occasional contrabass clarinet.

Their self-funded debut album, originally self-released and now distributed by Crowd Control Music, proves that you can do a lot with just three instruments. The tenor saxophones frequently feud like a roundtable debate of drunken philosophers, while Muschler's minimal drum kit screams, "Shut up and dance!"

Like the Felice Brothers, Moon Hooch has cultivated a dedicated "underground" following by playing to thousands of subway passengers. Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) took notice of the band's unique style while waiting for a train and invited them on a month-long national tour in November 2011 as his supporting act. The band was also featured as the house band for the entire first season of the Australian TV show Hamish and Andy's Gap Year. The celebrity Australian radio and TV personalities flew the band out to headline a sold-out concert in Melbourne.

Admission: 
$8 advanced, $10 day of show

Charlie Puth / Robert Gilles / Mike Squillante

Monday / April 23, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth is one part internet celebrity, one part singer-songwriter, and one part comedian armed with a sarcastic and whimsical sense of humor. Puth began playing piano at the age of 4, and attended the Manhattan School of Music where he studied jazz and classical piano performance. He is now pursuing a degree at Berklee College of Music. Puth shot to fame in 2011 when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show with his cover of "Someone Like You," which currently has over 10,000,000 hits on YouTube.

Robert Gillies is a folk-popper on a mission, a mission to dig deeper, to write from the heart, and to leave everyone in a 50-mile radius feeling a little bit lighter. With a new record out (Astronaut); opening slots for Andy Grammer, Ryan Star, and Action Item; and an appearance on Ellen Degeneres, Gillies isn't moving mountains-he's moving continents.

Mike Squillante is an up-and-coming pop/rock singer-songwriter who's been writing and recording original songs since the age of 12. Squillante released his self-produced, debut full length LP in November 2010, entitled Backward Glances, Second Chances, and recently won the Perez Hilton Can You Sing? contest, gaining notoriety after being posted on perezhilton.com. His songs, with their hooks and catchy pop melodies, are guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days.

Admission: 
$8 General Admission

Cara Salimando/ Hannah Christianson / Taylor Berrett

Saturday / April 14, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Hannah Christianson

Cara Salimando, a singer-songwriter hailing from New Jersey, has gone on a tour with Ingrid Michaelson and Mat Kearney, flown to Paris to shoot a music video for her first single, opened for Mary Chapin Carpenter, and cowrote songs with the likes of Dan Wilson of Semisonic and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. She is looking forward to a busy year of playing shows and promoting her first full-length release, due out in the first quarter of 2011. 

Hannah Christianson grew up in a lively family of seven in rural Minnesota, the young Hannah learned to perceive art and the world around her in a unique way. Even at a very early age, Christianson became enamored with the piano and immersed herself in jazz and pop music. Years later, she developed into an accomplished songwriter and found herself playing various clubs around the upper Midwest and New England, a performance at the 2008 Winnipeg Folk Festival, a featured performance at the 2011 Minneapolis Aquatennial, and direct support for Quebec's Cœur de Pirate.

Also featuring performances by Taylor Berrett

Admission: 
$10 advanced, $12 day of show

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