Concert

The Sisters of Swing

Monday / December 19, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Roberta Radley: The Sisters Of Swing

The Sisters of Swing features Berklee's assistant chair of Ear Training, Roberta Radley, along with Ruthie Ristich and April Hall on vocals. Assisted by Bill Brinkley on guitar, Tom Hall on sax, and Marty Ballou on bass, the group will be presenting their new Christmas CD at the Arsenal.

Christmas in July?

The Sisters of Swing had been keepin' it cool in the studio all summer long, recording their latest holiday CD, Swing-a-Jing-a-Lingin'.

Some featured favorites: "Let it Snow," "Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Christmas Time Is Here," and many more.

The sisters are joined by "brothers of swing" Bill Brinkley on guitar, Tom Hall on saxes, and Marty Ballou on bass, who keep things groovin' from first to last note.

Roberta, Ruthie, and April combine their musical personalities into one harmonious delivery of holiday song and cheer. Their performances are fresh, sophisticated, and fun, with original arrangements that make the familiar "winter chestnuts" sound new again. And true to their name, these sisters swing. This "sister act" is a hard one to follow.

Dust off your Santa hat and join in the fun!

Admission: 
$18, $15 students/seniors/Arsenal members

Sounds of Silents: Battleship Potemkin

Monday / December 19, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline
MA
United States
02446

The Coolidge Corner Theatre and Berklee College of Music present a rare screening of Sergei Einstein's 1925 silent film masterpiece Battleship Potemkin, featuring a newly commissioned live score composed by professor Sheldon Mirowitz and his students in the Film Scoring Department, under the guidance of department chair Dan Carlin. This lively event is the third collaboration between the Coolidge and Berklee as part of the Sounds of Silents film series. 

In 1924, the Russian revolutionary leadership requisitioned Sergei Eisenstein to make a new film celebrating the 20th anniversary of the famous Potemkin uprising. Vladimir Lenin had hailed this revolt as the first proof that Russian troops could be counted on to join the proletariat in overthrowing the Czarist regime. Battleship Potemkin has become one of the touchstones in film history and one of the landmarks of silent cinema. Don't miss this one-night-only chance to experience this powerful story on the Coolidge's giant silver screen with a live orchestral performance conducted and performed live by Berklee students.

For more information about the Sounds of Silents series, visit the Coolidge Corner Theatre website

Admission: 
$20 general public, $17 students and seniors, free for Coolidge members

Jazz for Justice Featuring Jimmy Cobb and Eve Fleishman

Friday / December 16, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for a night of jazz with two amazing artists: legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb and smokey songstress Eve Fleishman. Proceeds from this benefit go directly towards sustaining PeaceTones and its programs to economically empower musicians and their communities in the developing world.

Admission: 
$100, general admission

Sonic Collision

Thursday / December 15, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of high-octane, glitch-driven electronica and hip-hop, presented by talented Electronic Production and Design students of EP-P350 Live Performance Techniques for the Electronic Musician, performing live improvised sets on laptops and controllers. Fasten your seat belt for takeoff!

Admission: 

Performer/Songwriter Showcase 2011

Wednesday / December 14, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Performer/Songwriter Showcase 2011, an annual concert featuring top finalists from the Fall 2011 Performing Songwriter contest, is one of the premier Songwriting Department events of the year. It showcases the Berklee community's top student writers performing their own material, in the more intimate David Friend Recital Hall setting. As always, winning songs represent the diversity of contemporary song styles: pop, hard rock, folk and roots, alternative, dance, urban, and country. The show is codirected by Mark Simos and John Stevens.

Admission: 

Vintage Vocals

Wednesday / December 14, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Vintage Vocals Ensemble recreates the great jazz vocal group music of the 20th century. Music from the 1930s (Boswell Sisters, Mills Brothers) to the 1960s (Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross) is sung in its authentic style. Associate professor David Scott has been awarded a Berklee faculty fellowship and a Berklee recording grant to transcribe, arrange, record, and perform this music, some of which has been published by Hal Leonard Publishing.

Admission: 

Give Up the Funk

Monday / February 13, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ensemble students pay tribute to Sly Stone, Prince, and practitioners of "da funk." This concert is part of the Ensemble Department R&B Initiative.

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

The Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime of Great Music

Thursday / April 12, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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

Writing Division Awards Concert

Wednesday / April 11, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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

Songwriters Night

Monday / April 9, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 14 winning songs from our annual Songwriters Competition are arranged, played, and sung by some of Berklee's finest student writers, instrumentalists, and vocalists.

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

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