Concert

Iron & Wine

Friday / May 17, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Over the course of his 10-year career, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam has become one of today’s greatest storytellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery, and wistful dreams. Iron & Wine is proud to announce its fifth album, Ghost on Ghost, set to be released on April 15 (4AD) and April 16 (Nonesuch). Produced by Brian Deck with a group of stellar musicians, including Rob Burger, who handled arrangements for the strings and horns, Ghost on Ghost features 12 new Iron & Wine songs.

Admission: 
$36.50, reserved seating

We Are Hip Hop 2013

Wednesday / March 6, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

An evening of hip-hop and R&B, plus industry networking.

With performances by Dutch ReBelle, Charmingly Getto, Students of the Old School, Taylor Kelly, and Trevor Dhoble.

Special Guest Host: DJ Daz-One

Produced by the Boston Hip-Hop Alliance Berklee Chapter (BHHA), in partnership with the Collab Projekt (Boston University) and TasteMakers Soul.

The Boston Hip-Hop Alliance Berklee Campus Chapter and TasteMakers Soul focus their work on helping to shape the next generation through education and mentorship, providing avenues for professional development of upcoming artists and emerging industry professionals. With the addition of a comprehensive networking component to the We Are Hip-Hop show, now in its  fifth year, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with a wide array of invited music industry professionals, producers, recording artists, and more, plus hear new talent via the Collab Projekt network. A wonderful showcase of Berklee musicians and hip-hop and R&B artists from the community, this is a positive, fun annual event that creates ongoing opportunities for Berklee students.

Admission: 
Free

5th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival

Monday / March 4, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Middle Eastern Festival is a celebrated annual event that brings together artists from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean with students from all over the world to learn and experience the musical traditions of those regions. This year's edition, The Soaring Voices of the Balkans, will bring into focus the vocal traditions of the Balkans and the Caucasus, featuring world-renowned names from the folk and folk a cappella traditions as well as acclaimed instrumentalists. The featured artists include Juliana Svetlitchnaia from Juliana and Pava, the Zulal Armenian Folk A Cappella Trio from New York City, Gaida and Accordeon virtuoso Aleksandar Raichev from Bulgaria, as well as internationally acclaimed Mystère des Voix Bulgares sensation Binka Dobreva, hailing from Bulgaria as well. Berklee's own Balkan Choir and Festival Band will also be featured and will perform with the artists, as well as many special guests. In addition, the dance group Ludo Mlado will thread folk dances from Bulgaria throughout the concert.

Directed by Christiane Karam.

Can't Make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window.

 

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

Jinho Choi: The Music of Maria Schneider

Friday / March 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Jinho Choi will lead his big band (11 instrumentalists, 4 vocalists) performing Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider's breathtakingly gorgeous music. Berklee jazz composition major students will also present their new arrangement dedicated to Schneider's artistic achievements.

Admission: 
Free

Laura Smith's Senior Recital

Tuesday / March 5, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Laura Smith's senior recital is a celebration of the music and friends she's made during her time at Berklee. Expect old-time Appalachian fiddle tunes played solo and in a banjo-and-fiddle duet, appearances of two of Laura's bluegrass bands (the Phenom and Hosspower), a touch of contest-style Texas fiddle, and a dash of wild, raw old-time power jam!

Admission: 
Free

Tali Rubinstein

Friday / March 1, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Tali Rubinstein presents an afternoon of PIIWJRO (Pop-Influenced Israeli World Jazz Recorder Original) music.

Admission: 
Free

Kevin McGowan's Senior Recital

Friday / March 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kevin McGowan leads his senior recital, featuring a variety of musical quests. Styles include R&B, jazz, funk, and pop/rock. McGowan will invite different singer/songwriters on stage and will perform with several different band arrangements. Music of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Sonny Rollins, James Brown, Bob Reynolds, Amos Lee, and several original compositions will be performed. Performers will include Vince Cannady, Nile Alexander, Tim Gerard, Casey Andersen, Joel Hill, Alex Labrie, Zayra Pola, Carlos Emilio Llerena, Eddie Emery, Neal Rosenthal, and Joselynn Smallwood.

Admission: 
Free

Sirma / Audri and Jonas

Thursday / August 29, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210
Sirma
Audri and Jonas

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Sirma officially started her musical career  in 2007 after becoming the first winner of the Arif Mardin Fellowship at Berklee. In 2008, she earned the opportunity to participate in the Pulawy Jazz Workshop in Poland, where she was the youngest competitor in the history of the competition. In 2009, she was one of 16 singers worldwide selected by Pepsi to be part of the Pepsi World Choir for Akon’s single, “Oh Africa,” which was recorded in Record Plant Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, with Akon, Keri Hilson, and the Soweto Gospel Choir. Sirma also appeared in the music video for the single, directed by Gil Green. The video debuted globally at the 2010 Grammy Awards. In addition to this global background, Sirma has experience as a producer, songwriter, and arranger, and was the frontwoman for the popular rock band Helicopria for two years. She recently released her debut solo EP, Traces. Watch Sirma perform "Desire" in the BIRN studios here:

Audri and Jonas create music through the use of textural motifs, sounds in nature or space, and the live manipulation of electronic elements. Audri's influences include a wide variety of genres and cultures of music, scientific discoveries, deconstructive philosophy, DIY electronics, romantic and beat poetry, and the synthesis of nature and technology. Jonas aims to combine music, art, and technology and to create environments that allow for total immersion, environments that completely take in the people who enter them. A fresh-faced duo, Jonas and Audri have performed at FEED Soundspace in Berlin, Germany, and at the Berklee Performance Center as well as at other venues and art galleries in Boston. They are currently working on a debut release.

Admission: 
Free

Christian Li Group

Thursday / August 22, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
Christian Li

The Christian Li Group plays with a dynamism that breaks down intricate structures into free-floating energy. The group’s compositions are informed by the diverse backgrounds of band members Matthew Halpin (tenor saxophone), Christian Li (piano), Zach Brown (bass), Sergio Martinez (percussion), and Roberto Giaquinto (drums).

Admission: 
Free

Christian Li Group

Thursday / August 22, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
02210
Christian Li

The Christian Li Group’s compositions are informed by the diverse backgrounds of band members Matthew Halpin (tenor saxophone), Christian Li (piano), Zach Brown (bass), Sergio Martinez (percussion), and Roberto Giaquinto (drums).

 

Admission: 
Free

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