Performance

Young the Giant

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Young The Giant

With the breakout success of its self-titled 2010 debut album and widespread acclaim for its exhilarating live shows, Young the Giant has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting new bands to come out of southern California in recent memory.

For their highly anticipated second album, Young the Giant enlisted Grammy-nominated producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who's known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and M83.  Featuring the electrifying lead single “It’s About Time,” the collection of songs finds the young band challenging itself both lyrically and musically. This sophomore release follows the band’s eponymous debut, which featured singles such as “Apartment” and the RIAA gold certified hits “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” “My Body” was a top 5 hit at Alternative Radio and closed 2011 as the year’s fifth most-played song at the format. “Cough Syrup” drew even greater success, peaking at No. 2 at Alternative, and enjoying crossover chart success at both Hot AC and Triple A radio. Both tracks remain in regular rotation at radio outlets nationwide.

In addition to its popular success, Young the Giant also drew reams of critical acclaim from outlets such as SPIN, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, which hailed the album as “a pop masterpiece with well-crafted songs, surprising arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies.” The band also received rare applause from British musical icon Morrissey, who said, “Every 3,000 years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith.”

Young the Giant spent much of 2011 and 2012 traveling the globe, with sold-out headline tours, and show-stopping appearances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and Lollapalooza. A dynamic and distinctive live act, the band also made a range of high-profile TV performances, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 2011’s MTV Video Music Awards and MTV’s Unplugged.

Admission: 
SOLD OUT

Jenna Glatt's Senior Recital

Monday / November 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocalist Jenna Glatt presents her final recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Ryo Konishi: Monogatari of Ryo and Travelers

Tuesday / November 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

“Monogatari” means "a tale" in Japanese. Ryo Konishi, a woodwind player, arranger, and composer, will present his cinematic improvisational music with a jazz chamber ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Pop/Rock/Country Sing!

Monday / December 16, 2013 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Directed by Jeannie Gagné, singers from the pop/rock/country voice ensemble perform classic and original tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Benjamin Britten Concert

Tuesday / November 26, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This concert will feature various chamber works by Benjamin Britten in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth year. Saunder Choi will be singing some of Britten's folksong arrangements; Hannah Hoyt and Emily Rosenberg of the opera club will be singing some of Britten's works for sopranos; cellist Roman Soto will be performing a couple of movements from one of Britten's cello suites; Roman Soto and his string quartet will perform a movement from the Simple Symphony (string quartet version); Elif Cakmut will be performing a couple of movements from the Temporal Variations for solo oboe; and the Tenuto Chamber Singers will be performing a movement from the Hymn to St. Cecilia.

Admission: 
Free

Guy Plays Flute

Friday / November 22, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, flutist Guy Bigel presents a program of classical, modern, and world music featuring original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Daniele Odasso: Prelude to Your Love

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In a performance titled "Prelude to Your Love," vocalist Daniele Odasso presents original songs and covers of jazz standards, pop, and R&B tunes – a journey into the process of searching, discovering, and understanding love.

 

Admission: 
Free

Laure Zaehringer: French Touch

Wednesday / November 20, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Laure Zaehringer

Vocalist Laure Zaehringer will present a recital of original songs, arrangements, and covers with a 12-piece band. The performance will span various genres, including jazz, musical theatre, and French music.

Admission: 
Free

Dottie Scharr's Last Recital

Wednesday / November 20, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Dottie Scharr

Indie-folk singer-songwriter Dottie Scharr will present a range of covers and originals with a full band in her final recital at Berklee. Scharr's songwriting is inspired by friends, feelings, and flowers, and blends the melodic hooks of Ingrid Michaelson with the folk/country aesthetic of Patty Griffin. In addition to spending a summer living in New York working in the music business, Scharr has expanded her performance experience to include venues in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Her immediate plans involve spending the summer in the studio recording an EP of originals to be released in 2014, as well as performances in the Boston area. When she's not performing solo, Scharr enjoys a diverse circle of musical friends with whom she can collaborate and explore any genre from musical theater to jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Tim Reynolds: Better Than Life

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Tim Reynolds

Violinist Tim Reynolds presents a recital comprised of arrangements of popular tunes and original songs.

Admission: 
Free

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