Concert

Musical Theater Salutes Americana

Tuesday / November 23, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Musical Theater Salutes Americana will include scenes and music from Music Man, Pajama Game, and Damn Yankees. Directed by Peter Cokkinias and Sharon Brown.

Available discounts

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Fall Flamenco Festival: Angelita Vargas and Jairo Barrull

Friday / November 19, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Angelita Vargas

Direct from Seville, Gypsy flamenco dance icon Angelita Vargas and the young, dynamic Jairo Barrull join together for a mesmerizing night of Gypsy flamenco.

Vargas swept Broadway in the 1980s with Flamenco Puro and was recently featured in a piece with the Farruco family that toured extensively to wide acclaim throughout Europe. Barrull, who is the great-grandnephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor, has performed with such important figures as Concha Vargas and Juana Amaya. With guest artist Juan del Gastor, Gitanerías honors the passing down of flamenco traditions from generation to generation in the Gypsy community, where dance is an expression of cultural identity.

Admission: 
$50, $40, $30, reserved seating

Guitarist Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Monday / November 15, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Abigail Zocher and presented by the Guitar Department, this student showcase features a select group of Berklee's finest guitarist singer/songwriters.

Available discounts

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Songs for Social Change

Tuesday / March 29, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Various vocalists and ensembles will perform the winning songs from the Songs for Social Change contest.

Admission: 

New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Zarni De Wet

Thursday / December 9, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Zarni De Wet

The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they're good for the soul. This week's featured artist is Zarni De Wet.

De Wet has been showcased on several TV series for WSKG-TV, NewsChannel 34, and Winchester Community TV. She has appeared in several newspapers ranging from upstate New York all the way to Philly. She has also toured and opened for big names like the Mike Lombardo Trio and Nikolas Metaxas, with a list of venues ranging from the Bitter End in New York City to the smallest and most regularly visited bars in Nowhereville, Pennsylvania to Chicago's favorite coffee shops to private concerts in Cyprus and South Africa. Her album Friday Night Lights was released in January 2010 to much success. Two of the tracks have been competition winners.

The rest seems irrelevant, as De Wet's main focus is to touch her audience—she doesn't care if there are 300 people or three. In the next several months De Wet will be teaming up with witty and proactive producer Matt McArthur from Boston to work on an EP that will be released next year. She is also still finishing her double major in songwriting and music education at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Fresh Prospects: Will Wells and Shayna Goldstein

Friday / December 3, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's artists are Will Wells and Shayna Goldstein.

Shayna Goldstein is one of Denver's hottest new aspiring artists! The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is in her second year at Berklee, and is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, and dancer. Goldstein was recently featured on the ABC primetime show High School Musical: Get in the Picture, and made it to the top six. She was also featured in a music video in the end credits of High School Musical 3. Goldstein has sung the national anthem at sporting events such as Nuggets, Rapids, and Crush games. At her young age, Goldstein has already touched many lives with her music. She continually strives to positively influence her listeners and fans to do their part to help make the world a better place.

 

Admission: 
Free

An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen

Sunday / December 12, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen

Tristan Allen celebrates the release of his new album. The ticket proceeds will go towards a Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program scholarship. Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen will both perform a set, followed by a duet and Q&A with the audience.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

John Funkhouser Quintet

Monday / November 22, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Allective: alluring, enticing. Collective: an egalitarian and united group of musician/composers, in search of the musical high road. The Allective Collective travels its own path, creating exciting, heartfelt, and truly unique music, grounded in jazz but drawing from a plethora of musical styles. Guitarist Phil Sargent and pianist John Funkhouser display an unusually broad palette of sonic colors from hair raising rock to Impressionistic oceans of sound to the gentlest whispers. Add to that singer Aubrey Johnson's equally varied range of expression, from wordless vocals, featuring dizzyingly intricate unisons with Sargent's guitar lines, to the most exquisitely sincere and moving deliveries of love songs, and you have an astoundingly versatile group, able to connect with their audience on many levels and deliver a truly outstanding performance.

Admission: 

TFDI Tour Featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke

Friday / November 19, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
TFDI

Lucca, Nash, and Duke set off on a 25-city U.S. tour on August 21, 2009 that culminated in the two-day singer/songwriter event of the year, Hotel Carolina. Lucca shares, “It was such a blast sharing the ride (and the stage) with Jay and Matt. It's one thing getting to know your tour mates' tunes, it's another thing to actually look forward to hearing them every night and getting the opportunity to record alongside each other in such a stellar environment. I was all too happy and proud to be a part of it.”

Through a series of video blogs, fans had the chance to watch the “bromance” blossom and get a sneak peak into their nightly shows and road trip across the United States. An inspired Nash was filmed on the blog singing “Totally F*ckin’ Doin’ It,” a high-energy jingle-turned-motto, and the rest was history. From then on, the venues were filled every night with fans singing and chanting the jingle along with Lucca, Nash, and Duke. Nash says, “I miss Tony and Matt desperately. Singing TFDI alone, in my car in LA traffic just isn't the same.”

As the tour progressed, Lucca, Nash, and Duke found new ways to collaborate on their music. Duke says that they “found some common ground with a number of albums that [they] rocked out to on the road, one of which was ‘Music From the Big Pink’ by the Band.” Fans can hear this track on the TFDI EP with their rendition of “The Weight.”

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Elana Brody

Thursday / November 18, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Elana Brody

The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they're good for the soul. Today's featured artist is Elana Brody.

Brody is a multitalented songwriter known for her interactive live performances and her original musical style. From the mountains and wildflower meadows of Virginia, she grew up singing folk songs and performing musicals with her sisters in her living room. After 10 years of songwriting, her music now encompasses everything from country to soul to polyrhythmic jazz, making it "adventurous while still pleasant to listen to." With a voice that hints at everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Jeff Buckley, and piano playing that is energized with passion, Brody's powerful sound prompted George Massenburg, producer for Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to deem her work "mindblowing."

Admission: 
Free

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