Concert

Oleg Smirnov: Jazz Cuts

Tuesday / July 23, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Electric bassist Oleg Smirnov and his multinational seven-piece band will perform contemporary jazz tunes by Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Mark O'Connor Method Concert

Friday / June 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Mark O'Connor Method Camp students, teachers, and faculty will present an informal showcase of music demonstrating the various activities that have comprised the weeklong camp experience. The showcase will include samples of work by the orchestras, the group classes, the electives classes, and the teacher training class. All are invited to come see a sample of what the camp has been up to!

Admission: 
Free

Performance Major Piano Concert

Tuesday / August 13, 2013 / 3:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Third and fourth semester piano performance majors each perform a solo piano piece.

Admission: 
Free

Guitarist Minsup Shin: Super Duper – The Music Party

Friday / July 26, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Minsup Shin gives a concert of jazz-funk and smooth jazz.

Admission: 
Free

The Grownup Noise / Miracles of Modern Science / Krief

Saturday / July 13, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
The Grownup Noise

The Grownup Noise has evolved into a rousing and innovative pop-music outfit, bridging the gap between Americana and indie. Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2007, they have shared stages with performers from comedian Patton Oswalt to fellow avant-baroque musicians like Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer and acclaimed Canadian barnstormers Rock Plaza Central. The band is finally gearing up for its playful, poignant new LP, This Time with Feeling. Described by the Portland Press Herald (Maine) as a combination of "smart lyrics with keen vocals" with songs that are "doses of melodic sunshine.” The Grownup Noise has maintained and built its fan base during the intervening years through a savvy combination of eccentric pop songs, natural talent, and determination.

Miracles of Modern Science are an unlikely rock band. Using just mandolin, violin, cello, standup bass, and drums, they create explosive pop that upends notions of what these instruments can do. Dog Year, their debut LP, finds MOMS pushing the limits of their antique instruments and throwing aside conventions as readily as their genre-bending idols, Bowie and Bartok. You'll hear unhinged baritone vocals anchored by a looming upright bass, mandolin riffs that share more DNA with post-rock than bluegrass, and a two-man string section shredding as ferociously as the rock drummer behind them. The result is as daring as it is infectious.

Writing intensely personal music is nothing new for Montreal's Patrick Krief (of The Dears). Upon completing his recent release, Hundred Thousand Pieces, Krief had to step away from the project for nearly six months. The self-produced, self-mixed Hundred Thousand Pieces was his first concerted attempt to create music that was strongly evocative and inspired by his work scoring films.

 

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Wambura Mitaru: Bangaiza

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Wambura Mitaru presents an afternoon of relaxing music in a concert named after a Kiswahili slang word meaning "relax."

Admission: 
Free

Guitarist Seonho Song: My Standard

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Seonho Song plays a selection of his favorite jazz standards and his own composed songs.

Admission: 
Free

Nathania Wibowo's Senior Recital

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Nathania Wibowo

Vocalist Nathania Wibowo will perform a selection of pop and jazz songs, covers and originals, in her senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Marat Gabbasov Trio

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Marat Gabbasov was born in Troitsk in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. He started to play piano at the age of 7. When he was 12, Gabbasov participated in his first jazz competition and became one of the winners.

During his studies in Moscow, Marat took part in various jazz festivals and competitions. He became one of the winners in the competitions in Moscow, Sochi, Rostov-na-Donu, Doneck, Ukraine; Yalta, Ukraine; and Aktobe, Kazakhstan. In 2009, Gabbasov won the grand prize in the sixth "Piano in Jazz" competition in Moscow. That same year, he visited the U.S. for the first time and had the opportunity to perform in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for an audience of several thousand people. From 2009-2010, Gabbasov was a member of the jazz ensemble "Green Wave," led by the famous Russian saxophonist Alexandr Oseichuk. Recently, Gabbasov has graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of music and now studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Admission: 
Free

Ian Smith's Senior Recital

Monday / July 29, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Ian Smith's senior recital will feature a variety of styles including hard rock, country, blues, and Celtic music.

Admission: 
Free

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