Concert

Decades of Tony Awards

Tuesday / November 22, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance; $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Over the Rhine / Milk Carton Kids

Friday / December 2, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Over the Rhine

Over the Rhine, the southern Ohio–based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Karin Bergquist, is something rare and wondrous. OtR made its first recordings in the spring of 1989. This special night, the BPC kicks off Over the Rhine’s annual holiday tour and will include selections from the band’s critically acclaimed, quirky, and lovely holiday releases, The Darkest Night of the Year and Snow Angels, in addition to fan favorites from their entire catalog.

The young, wise, and sincere Los Angeles duo the Milk Carton Kids will kick off the night with their Appalachian folk–tinged Americana.

Admission: 
$22.50, $19.50, reserved seating

Bear Language / Against Atlas / runjumpfly

Saturday / November 19, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bear Language

If Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were to have a child and name J Dilla the godfather, the resulting offspring would be Bear Language. Born in early 2011 at Berklee College of Music as the creative outlet of three friends, the band is a fusion of musical styles and influences. Bear Language is a constantly evolving project that never fails to disappoint live, breaking down all preconceived notions of what can be achieved with only a trio of musicians.

Against Atlas is a progressive rock band based in Boston. Formed at Berklee College of Music, the members of Against Atlas pull from many different musical backgrounds and tastes spanning from Björk to the Dear Hunter to Tool to Protest the Hero to BTBAM. The result is a versatile band that commits to the energy and intensity of a heavy rock or metal band while always maintaining a harmonic and melodic integrity.

Also featuring performances by runjumpfly.

 

Admission: 
FREE

Ensemble Showcase: Reggae, Caribbean, Music of Pat Metheny

Friday / December 9, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Winston Maccow. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including reggae, Caribbean, and the music of Pat Metheny.

1:30 p.m. Winston Maccow's Reggae Dub

4:30 p.m. Winston Maccow's Caribbean Music Ensemble

6:30 p.m. Winston Maccow's Music of Pat Metheny

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Ensemble Showcase: Music of Joe Zawinul and Herbie Hancock

Thursday / December 8, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Jetro Da Silva. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the music of Joe Zawinul and Herbie Hancock.

1:30 p.m. TBA

4:30 p.m. Jetro Da Silva's Muisc of Joe Zawinul

6:30 p.m. Jetro Da Silva's Music of Herbie Hancock

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Ensemble Showcase: Middle Eastern Fusion, Country, Tower of Power

Monday / December 5, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Christiane Karam, Mike Ihde, and Ken Zambello. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including Middle Eastern fusion, country, and the music of Tower of Power.

1:30 p.m. Christiane Karam's Middle Eastern Fusion

4:30 p.m. Mike Ihde's Country Music Ensemble

6:30 p.m. Ken Zambello's The Music of Tower of Power

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Heavy Rotation Records CD Release Concert

Saturday / December 3, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Heavy Rotation Records

Hear the great alternative bands of the past few decades in groundbreaking new ways. Berklee student and alumni bands celebrate Under the Influence, the latest disc from student-run Heavy Rotation Records, covering seminal songs by REM, Radiohead, the Pixies, Mission of Burma, and others. Burma's Roger Miller will perform as the concert's special guest.

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

B.I.T.R. Tuesdays

Tuesday / February 28, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
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, 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 were joining the writers in their living rooms. 

This B.I.T.R. event features Sarah Brindell, Marnie Proudfit, Matthew Politoski, Corbin VanderZalm, and a special guest.

This series is free to all students and faculty, and all B.I.T.R. shows run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).

Other B.I.T.R. Tuesday dates include:

November 29
December 13
January 31
February 28
March 27
April 24

Admission: 
Free

Vijay Iyer Trio and the Miguel Zenon Quartet

Friday / December 9, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Vijay Iyer & Miguel Zenon

Pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Miguel Zenon are two of the most startlingly original and brilliant voices in contemporary jazz. Both are fearless explorers, ably mining whatever moves them, from honored jazz traditions to hip-hop culture, all with technical mastery, grit, and wisdom. In this double bill, audiences will hear the jazz of tomorrow under construction.

Admission: 
$48, $41, $36, reserved seating

Celebrating Maggie Scott: 30 Years of Jazz Vocal Night

Thursday / December 8, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maggie Scott

Since 1980, Berklee professor Maggie Scott has hosted Jazz Vocal Night, an annual student recital where she handles all aspects of the event, from auditioning the performers to accompanying them on piano. Many of Scott's former students who appeared in the show have gone on to distinctive careers. On Thursday, December 8, five of them return to Berklee to pay tribute to their mentor at Celebrating Maggie Scott: 30 Years of Jazz Vocal Night 
with special guests Antonia Bennett, Lalah Hathaway, Robin McKelle, Esperanza Spalding, and Nadia Washington.

Celebrating Maggie Scott: 30 Years of Jazz Vocal Night is part of the 2011-2012 Signature Series at Berklee. It takes place at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. The concert is $20/$15 (reserved seating) and begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are available at berkleebpc.com or at the box office. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Call 617 747-2261 for more information.

Scott and special guests Bennett, Hathaway, McKelle, Spalding, and Washington will perform jazz standards, and video of the alumnae from past Jazz Vocal nights will be shown during each artist's introduction. The concert band features faculty members Tim Ray on piano, Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, and Jon Lockwood on bass. Concert coproducer Greg Hopkins plans to have additional instrumentalists-including students-join on some tunes with guitar and trombone features, horn section, and a string quartet.

"I am truly honored and overwhelmed that this concert is happening," said Scott. "The recognition for my love of jazz and my work with the students, I feel I am being appreciated and respected for what I do and teach. That is a great feeling!" 

Scott is a veteran jazz pianist, vocalist, recording artist and Julliard alumna who has been performing for six decades. She has mentored countless rising talents since coming to Berklee in 1978 to teach voice, stressing repertoire in her classes and encouraging students to develop a sense of style. "Maggie was more than a teacher to me," said McKelle. "She taught me the importance of the lyric, the melody, and the swing feel and how they all work together. She respects the tradition of jazz and where this great American art form came from. I'm honored to be a part of this performance."

"The performers chosen to pay tribute to me are a very special group of talented, wonderful musicians and singers who have worked very hard to become successful," added Scott. "I shared many wonderful moments working with them. I do have a certain amount of satisfaction seeing and hearing the results of the many lessons and rehearsals they all went through, and I'm very proud of them."

Scott is considered a trailblazer for female musicians. She began teaching at Berklee at a time when female instructors and students represented a small minority. Scott was also the first woman elected to the executive board of the Boston Musicians' Association, Local 9-535, American Federation of Musicians, where she served for 25 years. For many years, she has played as a soloist and with her trio at jazz clubs and hotels in Boston and the New England area. She has also accompanied greats such as Cab Calloway and Eartha Kitt, and appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Admission: 
$20, $15 reserved seating

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