Performance

Ensembles: Mixed World, Music of Paul Simon and Sting, Vocal Music of South Africa

Thursday / December 5, 2013 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Three ensembles will be performing: Mixed World Ensemble, directed by Alain Mallet, at 1:30 p.m.; the Music of Paul Simon and Sting, directed by Alain Mallet, at 4:30 p.m.; and Vocal Music of South Africa, directed by Joe Galeota, at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Country Music, Foundations of Singing with Soul, Motown

Wednesday / December 4, 2013 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Three ensembles will be performing: Country Music Ensemble, directed by Mike Ihde, at 1:30 p.m.; Foundations of Singing with Soul, directed by Larry Watson, at 5:00 p.m.; and Motown, directed by Larry Watson, at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Rock/Metal Night

Saturday / February 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Chirality
Aviations
Kill Madonna

Rock/Metal Night will feature three Boston-based bands: Chirality, Aviations, and Kill Madonna.

Chirality was formed at Berklee College of Music in February 2011, and its current four-piece lineup was solidified that October. Drawing on the band members' varied influences from almost every spectrum and genre of music, Chirality has taken on the power and edginess of modern rock with an intense melodic focus. Now with a self-titled EP released and a summer tour under its belt, Chirality continues to write new music and perform in the Boston area. Look out for details on a new album soon!

Due to the intensive instrumentals and intricate rhythms constructed for its listeners, Aviations powers your ability to become involved with each song, forcing you to tend to individual parts with exclusive attention, while linking everything to a whole sound with ease. The band, along with many other pioneers, is breaking a lot of today's musical trends. If your comprehension enjoys a challenge, give the Aviations a listen. 

Kill Madonna is a Boston-based five-piece group consisting of Krystin Lillie (vocals), Alex Majewski (rhythm guitar), Scott Reeves (lead guitar), David Mihaljevic (drums), and Blain Crawford (bass). Kill Madonna was formed in spring 2013 by songwriter and guitarist Alex Majewski. Shortly after, Kill Madonna entered the studio to record its first self-titled EP, which is now for sale on iTunes.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Directed Study, Stage Performance I and II

Tuesday / December 3, 2013 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Three ensembles will be performing: Directed Study, directed by Jeff Lockhart, at 1:30 p.m.; Stage Performance I, directed by Larry Watson, at 5:00 p.m.; and Stage Performance II, directed by Larry Watson, at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Afro Pop, Balkan Choir

Monday / December 2, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Two world music ensembles will perform: the Afro-Pop Ensemble, directed by Bob Pilkington, at 4:30 p.m.; and the Balkan Choir, directed by Christiane Karam, at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Kay Hanley / Field Day

Thursday / January 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Kay Hanley
Field Day

Kay Hanley was a member of Letters to Cleo from 1990 to 2000. In 1997, she began working on other projects, beginning with a role in the Boston Rock Opera's performance of Jesus Christ Superstar as Mary Magdalene.

In 1999, Hanley made a cameo as herself in the film 10 Things I Hate About You, singing a cover version of Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind" at the movie characters' high school prom, in addition to performing "Come On" with Letters to Cleo during an earlier scene at a club. Toward the end of Letters to Cleo's career, she began performing with her husband, and fellow Letters to Cleo member, Michael Eisenstein outside of the band. Around the same time, she gave birth to their daughter, Zoe.

Upon the split of Letters to Cleo, Hanley embarked upon a solo career. She performed music for the Kids WB cartoon series, Generation O! along with the rest of Letters to Cleo and provided the singing voice for Rachael Leigh Cook's character Josie in the movie Josie and the Pussycats. In 2002, she released her first solo album, Cherry Marmalade. That same year, she appeared on the Dropkick Murphys/Face to Face split cd, providing guest vocals on the original version of the Dropkick Murphys' song "The Dirty Glass."

Field Day formed in 2013 when drummer John Kehe and guitarists Dan Zedek and Joan Anderman decided to make an honest band out of their song circle. They recruited the exceedingly well-named Phil Magnifico to play bass and the rest is rock and roll.  

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission

Andrew Ripp / Judah and the Lion

Saturday / February 22, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Judah and the Lion
Andrew Ripp

Andrew Ripp creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into the depth and groove of soul music. Since beginning his career in 2005, Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience, including those who appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album and those who simply want to hear a catchy tune.

Ripp celebrated a No. 1 album on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart in 2010 with his album She Remains the Same, which was the follow-up to his debut album in 2008, Fifty Miles to Chicago. Ripp, who is originally from Palatine, Illinois and now resides in Nashville, is no stranger to the national music scene, beginning his career as a songwriter and co-writing half of Ryan Cabrera's 2005 album, You Stand Watching, including the songs "You Shine On," which landed on Billboard's Hot 100. Ripp has had a hand in writing songs that have been featured on American IdolOne Tree Hill, and Live to Dance.

Watch a music video for Andrew Ripp's "Forever After Love" here:

Judah & the Lion is an Americana folk band with roots in Nashville. Drawing on many influences, the band's folk instrumentation showcases fresh musicianship and powerful vocal harmonies. The band got its start in December of 2011 and exists to create honest and relatable music. Lead singer Judah Akers, banjo player Nate Zuercher, and mandolinist Brian Macdonald lead the group and are honored to play with a band of talented musicians.

Watch a music video for Judah & the Lion's "Sweet Tennessee" here:

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

The State of Jazz Composition: Terence Blanchard

Sunday / April 27, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard is a celebrated composer whose work spans numerous genres, from jazz to film and beyond.

In this culminating concert of the State of Jazz Composition symposium, Blanchard will perform with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Hopkins.

Admission: 
$16, $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $20, $12 day of show, reserved seating

Annual Percussion Department Spring Scholarship Award Winners Concert

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This concert will feature this year's Percussion Department Spring Scholarship award winners. These 12 young men and women represent some of Berklee's finest drumset, orchestral percussion, hand percussion, vibraphone, marimba, and steelpan student performers. The faculty and the department chairs selected the winners based on the merits of their musicianship and academic standing.

In solo, duo, band, and jazz ensemble configurations, a variety of musical styles will be featured by works such as composers Joe Zawanul, Victor Feldman, Jerome Kern, Herbie Hancock, Daniel Berg, and Steve Reich. Students will also perform original compositions and the featured percussionists will be accompanied by some of the college's most dynamic instrumentalists.

The Percussion Department offers a special thanks to the Zildjian Cymbal Company, Vic Firth Inc., and other generous donors who make these scholarship opportunities possible for our students.

 

 

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

International Folk Festival

Thursday / March 27, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This annual performance celebrates Berklee's abundant international student population, proving that music is truly a cultural bridge. Students and faculty will perform, some wearing vibrant clothing and playing rarely seen instruments from their homelands. They will showcase a vast range of musical styles.

Watch video from the festival here:

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

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