Performance

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

Ensembles: Pop and Indie

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A faculty-led Berklee student ensemble will present pop and indie music.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Original Fusion, Reggae Dub, The Music of Pat Metheny

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

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original fusion music, reggae dub music, and the music of Pat Metheny.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Yellowjackets, Vocal Music of South Africa, African Strings

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

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of the Yellowjackets, South African vocal music, and African string music.

 

Admission: 
Free

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