Concert

Sarah Kirkland / Catie Offerman

Friday / September 28, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Known around Music City for her unique musical blend of soul and country (and a good hair toss every now and then), Sarah Kirkland gets fans on their feet and singing along. Kirkland’s musical gifts were apparent from a very young age.  “I was singing along to the radio when I was 5 years old, and my dad couldn’t believe that I was able to sing the harmony parts with such ease. He encouraged me to keep singing what I was hearing because what I was doing wasn’t common for a young child,” she says. Kirkland recently cut a new three-song EP, produced by two-time Grammy winner Drew Ramsey. The songs take you through a range of emotions from celebration of a pending marriage to trepidation over new relationships. Sarah also released a video of the first single, “Bachelorette”, which is receiving rave reviews (and lots of views).

Catie Offerman is a multi-instrumentalist, with her primary instrument being fiddle. She also sings and writes. Originally from Texas, she is 18 years old and a senior at Berklee College of Music. She has three CDs, and a recent single entitled, "Kissin' in the Dark," produced by Grammy Award-winning Lloyd Maines. Her latest EP is Should've Made Me Stay." 

Admission: 
FREE

BITR: Berklee In The Round

Tuesday / September 25, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, Tennesse, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room. 

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who is visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc.  You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Admission: 
Free

Parents' Weekend

Friday / October 5, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Deborah Pierre Band featuring student vocalist Deborah Pierre, and the Berklee Tower of Power Funk Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Featuring Joe Lovano

Tuesday / November 20, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
02138
Joe Lovano

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. Joe Lovano is one of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Faculty members. 

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Joe Lovano is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger. Lovano was named Jazz Artist of the Year in both 1995 and 1996 by DownBeat magazine, and scored a prestigious trifecta in 1998: Musician of the Year, Improviser of the Year, and Best Tenor Saxophonist in the New York Jazz Awards. He also topped both the Down Beat readers and critics polls as Tenor Player of the Year in 2000. Lovano attended Berklee in the early 1970s and received an honorary doctor of music degree from the college in 1998. In the fall of 2001 he began a prestigious teaching residency in the Berklee Ensemble Department, known as the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance. Since joining the Berklee faculty, the Blue Note artist has released eight albums as a leader and appeared on dozens of other recordings. He has collaborated with many legendary musicians, including McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Jim Hall, and Paul Motian.

 

Admission: 
$20.00

Valeria Anez: Sounds and Rhythms of Latino America

Friday / November 9, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Valeria Anez presents a concert featuring a variety of Latin American musical sounds and styles, including tango, tambores, mariachi, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Uyen Phuong Than's Senior Recital

Monday / December 3, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Uyen Phuong Than gives her senior recital with a selection of classics and original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Song Ah Chae's Recital

Tuesday / December 4, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Song Ah Chae presents her senior recital with a program of standards, gospel tunes, and her original music.

Admission: 
Free

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes' Senior Recital

Thursday / December 6, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and her band will perform original acoustic compositions that draw influence from Irish music, bluegrass, and jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Kyujung Lim's Recital

Thursday / December 20, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist Kyujung Lim presents her senior recital with a program of classic pieces and original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Students of Vadim Neselovskyi: Finding Your Voice Part 2

Monday / December 17, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

One of the most important challenges that every musician has to deal with at different stages of artistic development is finding his/her own personal voice. Achieving this is not an easy task, and composition might be the most effective tool to come closer to what might become your sound, your personal touch. For this concert, Vadim Neselovskyi encouraged students to prepare their original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

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