Concert

String Department Faculty Concert

Wednesday / September 21, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Welcome back with a concert of the String Department faculty led by Mimi Rabson.

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Art Songs: New and Old

Thursday / September 15, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of art songs with Philip Lima on baritone accompanied by faculty member Larry Bell on piano, featuring the first performance of a new song cycle by Larry Bell.

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Shostakovich, Hojnacki, and the Boston String Quartet

Wednesday / September 14, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tom Hojnacki and the Boston String Quartet present a program that includes the Shostakovich Quintet for piano and strings and the premiere of Hojnacki's new string quartet.

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Heechan's Recital

Friday / June 17, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitarist Heechan Cha presents some standards and originals.

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Ian Axel / Alicia Lemke / Rose and the Thorns

Friday / May 20, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ian Axel

On his debut album, This Is the New Year, Ian Axel celebrates relationships, personal transformation, and fresh starts. While examining ties to family, friends, and significant others, Axel has created an album full of playful anthems extolling these human connections and rediscovering that all-important yet under-considered link to one’s younger self along the way.

Alicia Lemke, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, is an energetic young singer-songwriter. Her unique set of interests—which range from canoeing, snowshoeing, and all things nature to making theater and adventuring with friends—inform her writing and performing of music. Lemke's drive and passion have earned her a scholarship at Berklee College of Music, a growing fan base, and most recently a sponsorship from Gibson Guitars.

In a decade when superficiality and electronic music prevail, Rose and the Thorns are truly keeping it real. Hailing from New York City with the spirit of the '60s/'70s, their honest and soulful music is extraordinarily refreshing and raw. Rose and the Thorns reveal their deepest desires and emotions with an intensity that will surely connect with their audience.

Admission: 
$10

Berklee World Jazz Octet

Saturday / May 14, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Berklee World Jazz Octet

Berklee's renowned ensemble, directed by Alain Mallet and Jamey Haddad, features Berklee students from Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, Spain, Israel, and the U.S. With unique instrumentation, including voice, violin, reeds, and a rhythm section, and students from the world over, the octet's rich, improvised music reflects the musical and cultural diversity of its members.

The ensemble is also an intensive course at Berklee, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter). The band performs compositions by Mallet, current ensemble members, and Berklee alumni.

Admission: 
Free

Brian Dunne

Tuesday / June 14, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Brian Dunne

Hailing from the small town of Monroe, New York, pop/rock solo artist Brian Dunne is currently based in Boston. A music lover from the tender age of 2, Dunne has always had an ear and talent for music, playing the guitar and writing songs since the age of 6. His influences span from a wide range of artists including Sam Cooke, Tom Waits, and Bruce Springsteen.

Dunne has been playing consistently in the Boston music scene for the past four years and release his debut EP last fall. When asked about his personal goals pertaining to music, he simply states that he would like to continue sharing his music with as many people as possible. This simplicity and devotion to his craft are what makes Dunne's music so authentic and addicting. He says, "I can't recall a day in my life that doesn't revolve around music. I can't begin to think what I'd be if I wasn't a musician." His love for music is easily heard through his songs and seen in his heartfelt performances; one listen to him and his passion comes through loud and clear.

Admission: 
Free

Nick Goldston

Tuesday / June 28, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Nick Goldston

Nick Goldston is a singer-songwriter from Oyster Bay, Long Island. His sound is an acoustic blend of pop and rock with a specialty in fresh melodies. Guitar, vocals, and a cajón give exactly the type of sound you would want from songs like his: full but not overstated.

Admission: 
Free

Tubby Love

Thursday / September 8, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Newbury Street League
174 Newbury Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Tubby Love

It's not the size of the man, it's the size of the Love. Ranging from acoustic soul to futuristic reggae fusion, Tubby Love is diversely devoted to consciously delivering a message of truth and love. Love's constant quest for a greater purpose can be easily translated in songs like "Constant Motion" and "The Awakening."

A graduate of Berklee and recipient of the Scott Benson Award, Tubby Love has been blessed to share the stage with many of his influences, such as Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Passafire, and the Aggrolites, and continues to make a name for himself in the future roots music scene. "I try not to box myself into a genre," he says during an interview at the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, "What I play is music. I draw inspiration from everything." Outwardly expressing his love for experimental music, Tubby Love is constantly collaborating and combining new flavors, creating what some are calling a "reggae soul revolution." He just calls it music.

Admission: 
Free

Jordan Snow

Thursday / September 8, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Newbury Street League
174 Newbury Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Jordan Snow

Jordan Snow was born in Baumholder, Germany, and grew up in Vermont.

His father, Myk Sno', introduced him to music and has been an inspiration for his musical endevours. Snow started with piano lessons as a child and then went on to play guitar and drums, which has become his true love. In high school he started playing drums in the band Proctor Connection. Snow is going into his senior year at Berklee, majoring in performance. This is where he met one of his favorite trios to play with, Allthat. During his weekends he performs in Vermont, Boston, and New York in clubs and private parties.

He has performed onstage with James Brown and Mariah Carey. As a musician/songwriter he has published songs with his father on iTunes and Amazon on the album Take a Moment by Acoustik Soul.

Admission: 
Free

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