Concert

Giorgi Mikadze Trio

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
Giorgi Mikadze

Pianist Giorgi Mikadze and his trio will perform originally arranged jazz and pop tunes in jazz settings.

Admission: 
Free

Yakir Arbib at the Piano

Tuesday / August 13, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts

Composer and pianist Yakir Arbib will be presenting a recital of solo piano music.

Admission: 
Free

San Fermin

Saturday / October 26, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber pop, and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone.

His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. He focused on life's top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and tied these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.

San Fermin is not an album of singles but rather a sweeping, full-bodied listen with multiple distinct peaks and ambitious thematic connections. Ludwig-Leone composed all of the album’s arrangements and lyrics in full prior to collaborating and recording, noting that “writing for a large group of unknown musicians infused the writing process with a kind of operatic scope.”

San Fermin will be available on CD, vinyl and digital outlets via Downtown Records this fall.

 

Established in Boston in 2004, The Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indie artists and established acts playing the city's clubs. The shows are hosted by Fenway Recordings at several of Boston’s small venues, including Brighton Music Hall, Cafe 939, and the Middle East, and feature DJ sets from resident DJ Carbo, (Fenway Recordings’ founder, Mark Kates), along with occasional special guest DJs.

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

The Doubleday Trio

Friday / August 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts

The Doubleday Trio, led by vibraphonist and marimbist Joseph Doubleday, will be presenting a set of originals and arrangements with the unique instrumentation of vibraphone/marimba, acoustic bass, and drums.

Admission: 
Free

Jenny Hval / White Hinterland / DJ Carbo

Wednesday / September 25, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jenny Hval
White Hinterland

Jenny Hval has made a name for herself as an artist, musician, and writer both in Norway and abroad. When her third record, Viscera, was released in 2011, The Wire magazine described the record as "a stunning achievement both conceptually and musically."

Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Hval's polyphonic artistry is, in fact, seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual, and performative modes of expression. Despite her young age, she has already infused, carved, and modulated an artistic voice that is altogether present, accessible, and obscurely complex at the same time.

Viscera was recorded with Hval's own free rock trio and overflowed with intimate detail and surrealistic bodily imagery. The follow-up, Innocence Is Kinky (2013), was produced in Bristol, England, by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, who helped bring out the intimate qualities of her lyrics and sharpened her improvisational tendencies, weaving spellbinding new forms of intelligent, experimental pop with injections from mythology, theory, and gender politics.

Established in Boston in 2004, The Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indie artists and established acts playing the city's clubs. The shows are hosted by Fenway Recordings at several of Boston’s small venues, including Brighton Music Hall, Cafe 939, and the Middle East, and feature DJ sets from resident DJ Carbo, (Fenway Recordings’ founder, Mark Kates), along with occasional special guest DJs.

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

Shachar Ziv: Pieces of a Puzzle

Friday / August 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Presented by singer-songwriter, French horn player, and pianist Shachar Ziv, Pieces of a Puzzle is a musical journey from traditional Israeli music through Argentinian tango and folklore to classical, jazz, and pop/rock. The instrumentation is a mixture of a rock band with a string trio. Ziv will be joined by musicians from Israel, Holland, Canada, Venezuala, Argentina, Spain, and the U.S.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Rock Jam Band

Friday / August 2, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Berklee faculty member John Funkhouser presents Berklee ensemble students performing rock/jam band tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Classic Rock and Pop/R&B

Friday / August 2, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Berklee faculty member John Paul presents Berklee ensemble students performing classic rock and pop/R&B tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Pop/R&B

Thursday / August 1, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Berklee faculty members Alain Mallet and Chantel Hampton present Berklee ensemble students performing pop and R&B.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: R&B, Pop/Rock and Jazz, Brazilian Instrumental, and Small Band Jazz

Thursday / August 1, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Berklee faculty members Chantel Hampton, Fernando Brandao, and Ron Mahdi present Berklee ensemble students performing R&B, pop/rock, jazz, Brazilian instrumental music, and small-band jazz repertoire.

Admission: 
Free

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