Concert

Wilsen and Hannah Read Band

Thursday / August 9, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Wilsen

Hailing from the United Kingdom and Canada, Brooklyn-based songwriter Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) pulls from the warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist, to create a welcoming ambiance and heartfelt songs. Now she's supported by a full band and electric sound, adding edge and dynamism to the music's arcane undertones.

Hannah Read is Scottish-born singer, songwriter, and fiddler player currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her new music draws on folk, jazz, and indie influences, forming a unique alternative sound, which can be heard on her debut solo album, Wrapped in Lace. Read has toured extensively in the states, as well as in Europe.

View the entire Kendall Square concert series.  

Admission: 
Free

Grant Richards

Monday / October 15, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Grant Richards performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.

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Air Traffic Controller / Miracles of Modern Science / Ryan Schmidt

Thursday / July 12, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Air Traffic Controller

Singer-songwriter Dave Munro returned to his hometown, Boston, after serving in the U.S. Navy as a real-life air traffic controller and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly named rock band Air Traffic Controller. With a refreshing, modern day, indie-rock sound resembling the Decemberists, ATC further infuses its compositions with unforgettable pop sensibilities in the vein of Petty, McCartney, and Springsteen.

Miracles of Modern Science are an unlikely rock band. Using just mandolin, violin, cello, standup bass, and drums, they create explosive pop that upends notions of what these instruments can do. Dog Year, their debut LP, finds MOMS pushing the limits of their antique instruments and throwing aside conventions as readily as their genre-bending idols, Bowie and Bartok. You'll hear unhinged baritone vocals anchored by a looming upright bass, mandolin riffs that share more DNA with post-rock than bluegrass, and a two-man string section shredding as ferociously as the rock drummer behind them. The result is as daring as it is infectious.

Nearing graduation from Northeastern University's music industry program, Ryan Schmidt is coming into full bloom. His full-length debut, Black Sheep, Run, a hook-laden gem, has received local acclaim, and for the first time the singer-songwriter has toured outside of New England, including appearing at the 2011 South by Southwest music festival.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

Composition Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 9, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An evening of compositions by faculty of the Composition Department.

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Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Simon Phillips

Wednesday / October 3, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Simon Phillips

The final concert of the annual Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program featuring Simon Phillips and friends.

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

Playing It by Ear: Ear Training Department Faculty Concert

Wednesday / October 3, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Ear Training faculty presents a diverse program of their original music, from jazz improvisation to classical interpretation to pop and R&B songwriting to experimental music, with an emphasis on how musicianship skills are the basis of what we do as creative and expressive musicians in all styles and genres.

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HyoYoung Kim Concert

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

HyoYoung Kim presents her original tunes, standard arrangements, and mixed styles with great musicians.

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Goeun's Summer

Wednesday / July 25, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Enjoy various genres of music Goeun plays with the violin. It will be fun.

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Inna Dudukina: Impressions and Daydreams

Monday / July 23, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Inna Dudukina is a refined jazz vocalist with a special gift for finding the meaning of the lyric. She treats her songs as internal monologues, and her jazz quartet has a unique approach to the music. With innovative and sophisticated arrangements, the well-known tunes will sometimes have tricky extensions of form, unexpected changes of style and meter, or juxtapositions of other songs. The program will include the music of Cole Porter, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Carl Fisher, Jay Gorney, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and others.

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra: Fiesta Sinfonica

Thursday / July 19, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Blackstone Park
1525 Washington Street
Boston
MA
United States
02118

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, founded in 2001 by Maestro Charles Ansbacher, was created to make great orchestral music available to all Bostonians through free, innovative performances in locations of special significance. Since 2007, the Landmarks Festival at the Shell has established itself as Boston’s newest tradition, with audiences exceeding 60,000 people per season. After the death of Maestro Ansbacher in the autumn of 2010, Boston native Christopher Wilkins was chosen to carry on the orchestra's mission as music director. 

For this special presentation as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra will perform classical selections from Latin American composers. In addition, for this event Landmarks commissioned Venezuelan musician Gonzalo Grau to write an Afro-Latin suite called "Viaje." This unique piece for symphonic orchestra and salsa combo is a musical journey through the Caribbean, with stops in Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.  

Admission: 
Free

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