Performance

Alex Olsen

Wednesday / May 3, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Alex Olsen
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Since before the age of 10, Alex Olsen has been proving himself to be an innovative, masterful pianist and composer. He has performed in world-renowned venues including Rose Hall, Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center alongside genre-defining artists such as Wynton Marsalis, John Oates of Hall and Oates, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Olsen is known for his inventive compositions and improvisation, drawing inspiration from his studies in jazz, classic orchestral, and hip-hop. A recipient of several awards from international jazz competitions, including Essentially Ellington, Olsen graduated from the New England Conservatory Prep School with high honors and is now frequently playing in the Boston jazz scene.

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Free

Alex Olsen

Tuesday / May 2, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Alex Olsen
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Since before the age of 10, Alex Olsen has been proving himself to be an innovative, masterful pianist and composer. He has performed in world-renowned venues including Rose Hall, Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center alongside genre-defining artists such as Wynton Marsalis, John Oates of Hall and Oates, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Olsen is known for his inventive compositions and improvisation, drawing inspiration from his studies in jazz, classic orchestral, and hip-hop. A recipient of several awards from international jazz competitions, including Essentially Ellington, Olsen graduated from the New England Conservatory Prep School with high honors and is now frequently playing in the Boston jazz scene.

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Free

Alex Olsen

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Alex Olsen
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Since before the age of 10, Alex Olsen has been proving himself to be an innovative, masterful pianist and composer. He has performed in world-renowned venues including Rose Hall, Symphony Hall, and Lincoln Center alongside genre-defining artists such as Wynton Marsalis, John Oates of Hall and Oates, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Olsen is known for his inventive compositions and improvisation, drawing inspiration from his studies in jazz, classic orchestral, and hip-hop. A recipient of several awards from international jazz competitions, including Essentially Ellington, Olsen graduated from the New England Conservatory Prep School with high honors and is now frequently playing in the Boston jazz scene.

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Free

2017 Commencement Concert: Alumni Tickets

Friday / May 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston
MA
02215

The Office of Alumni Affairs is delighted to announce that the Berklee alumni community has been given 200 tickets to attend this year's commencement concert in honor of Lionel Richie, Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Neil Portnow, and Shin Joong Hyun. As a special opportunity for our alumni, we are offering you the opportunity to reserve tickets for this special event. 

This is a limited-ticket engagement on a first-come, first-served basis. You are able to reserve up to two tickets, one for yourself and one for a guest. 

For questions, email Alumni Affairs: alumniaffairs@berklee.edu.

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Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / April 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room at Cafe 939

Great original songs are critical to your success as a solo artist or band. The Berklee Original Bands Showcase features five Berklee bands playing 30-minute sets of all-original music of any genre. These shows are a great way to see the band talent at the college, network with other bands, etc. The April 27 show will feature the music of Gracie Hays, Atileo, Erin Jarvis, Sightseers, and Zaid Tabani. If you're interested in playing at the Berklee Original Bands Showcase, please submit a link to two songs, preferably one live show, and your artist Facebook page or YouTube channel to songwriting@berklee.edu

Admission: 
Free

Berklee and Boston Conservatory Alumni Unite at Arrabal

Tuesday / May 16, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Boston Conservatory at Berklee spring dance: "Limitless"

You're Invited! Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumni unite at Arrabal

Performance and post-show reception and talk back with alumnus Jack Noseworthy (B.F.A. '87, dance)

Hosted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee Alumni Relations

Alumni are invited to attend Arrabal, a new, tango-infused dance theater piece that follows one woman’s quest to understand the violence that took her father and disrupted a nation. Directed and co-choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Sergio Trujillo (choreography, Invisible ThreadMemphisJersey BoysOn Your Feet!Next to Normal) with music by Academy Award-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, BabelThe Motorcycle Diaries) and book by Tony Award-nominee John Weidman (ContactAssassins). Produced by Truworthy Productions, a venture led by Sergio Trujillo and Jack Noseworthy.

Tuesday, May 16

7:30 p.m. 

American Repertory Theater

$20 includes a ticket to the performance, post-show reception, and talk back with the artistic producers, including alumnus Jack Noseworthy (B.F.A. '87, dance), and a $5 gift to the Annual Fund.  

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For questions, email Alumni Relations: alumni@bostonconservatory.edu.

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room at Cafe 939

The Roots Roadshow series, presented by the American Roots Music Program, is a showcase where America's rich musical heritage is explored and celebrated. Every month, we present a variety show of student bands and ensembles performing styles such as country, blues, old-time, bluegrass, new acoustic, Celtic, classic country, Western swing, and more. Whether it's a faculty-led ensemble, a brand-new student project, or a band that's making its name in the Boston scene, you never know what will happen at a Roots Roadshow. Come connect with Berklee's thriving roots community and hear some of Berklee's finest rising acoustic talent as we continue to propel American roots music into the 21st century. 

Admission: 
Free

City Music Composers and Arrangers Concert

Friday / May 5, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room at Cafe 939

This is a showcase of compositions and arrangements completed during the past academic year by City Music High School Academy students.

Admission: 
Free

GoGo Penguin

Wednesday / September 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
GoGo Penguin
GoGo Penguin
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Hailing from Manchester, England, acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin comprises pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack, and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s gray, rain-streaked urban streets, they create a brave new sound that is entirely their own.

Admission: 
$17 in advance / $20 general admission

Swear and Shake

Saturday / June 24, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Swear and Shake
Swear and Shake
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Directly supporting acts like the Lumineers, Delta Rae, American Authors, G. Love and Special Sauce, ZZ Ward, and Greensky Bluegrass, Swear and Shake has gone from city to city connecting with different audiences. They take listeners on a ride through heart-wrenching ballads, only to pick it up on the next song with something people can dance to. Though both Kari Spieler (guitar, vocals) and Adam McHeffey (guitar, banjo, vocals) performed regularly around the campus of SUNY Purchase College, it wasn't until the final weeks of their senior year in 2010 that they met and recorded "Johnnie," a song Swear and Shake still regularly performs.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission

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