Performance

Frank Zappa Ensemble

Wednesday / December 11, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Frank Zappa Ensemble, lead by Robert Schlink, presents the best of Zappa's remarkable work.

Watch a performance of Zappa's "Zomby Woof" from the Berklee Zappa Club earlier this year:

Admission: 
Free

Hauschka

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Hauschka

Experimental musician Hauschka is known for his “prepared piano” work, a tradition believed to have begun with the French composer Erik Satie in which objects are inserted between strings or on hammers to extend the piano’s aural possibilities. However, in recent years, Hauschka, who is based in Dusseldorf, has extended his repertoire beyond this niche, recording rich orchestral pieces with San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra, a 12-piece string and wind ensemble. In 2011, he released Salon des Amateurs, featuring members of Calexico and mum, and in 2012, he released Silfra, a collaboration with violinist Hilary Hahn.

Watch Hauschka perform on prepared piano in this video from NPR:

Admission: 
$20, general admission

Contemporary Christian Ensemble

Wednesday / December 11, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Contemporary Christian Ensemble presents a variety of uplifting spiritual music.

Admission: 
Free

Women in Rock Ensemble

Thursday / December 12, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Women in Rock Ensemble, directed by Chantel Hampton, will perform a variety of alternative, punk, soul, and pop rock.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee A&R Showcase

Saturday / December 14, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Fate and the Family Band

Berklee’s A&R Group proudly presents the Berklee A&R Showcase, featuring singer-songwriters Hadley Kennary, Luke Niccoli, and Ethan Thompson, as well as Think and blues-rock from Fate & the Family Band.

Admission: 
Free

Big Band Bash

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jerry Cecco's contemporary big band will perform standard repertoire with a vocalist.

Admission: 
Free

Latin Ensemble: Leo Blanco Originals

Wednesday / December 11, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Leo Blanco's Latin Ensemble will be presenting Blanco's original music.

Admission: 
Free

American Beauties / 27 PLUS / Tom McBride

Thursday / December 19, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
American Beauties
27 PLUS
Tom McBride

Tom McBride, American Beauties, and 27 PLUS share the stage for a night ranging from alt-country folk to soulful rock 'n' roll.

Singer-songwriter Tom McBride brings country, folk, and pop influences to his original songs. “I was trying to identify those songs that I loved as a child and still enjoy now,” McBride says of his third album, Morning in Glen Burnie. “I looked backwards a little bit and dug deeper into some older folk, pop, and country songs by artists like Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, and George Jones. I was challenging myself to simplify my writing, to really dig into more traditional forms and melodies.”

American Beauties plays indie folk rock reminiscent of bands such as the Jayhawks, Wilco, Son Volt, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. The band’s debut album, Too Worn to Mend, was released last year and has received extensive airplay on college and independent radio in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. It was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Ducky Carlisle, who played drums and co-produced the album with songwriter Michael Gray.

After forming at Berklee, 27 PLUS has recorded its original, soulful blend of rock ‘n’ roll tunes on its debut EP, Change. The band’s music translates into a fun and energetic live show.

Admission: 
$5 with student ID, $10 general admission

David Stewart Jr. Ensemble

Wednesday / December 11, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
David Stewart Jr.

David Stewart Jr. and his band will perform rock originals from his self-titled EP and new arrangements of cover songs.

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble: Night Lights

Friday / December 6, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Night Lights student ensemble performs an eclectic mix of indie rock and soul music.

Admission: 
Free

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