Concert

Guitar Night Rock and Pop

Tuesday / March 8, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's best rock and pop guitarists present a high-energy evening of music from metal to solo acoustic, from blues to funk.

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Learn more . . . 

Admission: 
$10, general admission

All Keys: Piano Department Faculty Concert

Monday / March 7, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Don't miss this opportunity to hear some of the Piano Department faculty perform. This annual concert is always an exciting event. This year the concert will feature JoAnne Brackeen, Bob Winter, chair Stephany Tiernan, assistant chair Tony Germain, Guitar Department chair Larry Baione, new piano faculty Kevin Harris, and many others. The performances will range from solo piano to two-piano to small group, including Hammond organ trio.
Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Learn more . . . 
Admission: 
$10 general admission

All Keys 2: Award-Winning Student Pianists

Monday / April 4, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features student award-winning pianists.

Can't make it to this concert? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more . . . 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Yoon Ah Oh/Tetsuro Hoshii Orchestra

Friday / April 22, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15 p.m., composer/pianist Yoon Ah Oh presents her recital. The second half of the show, starting at 9:15 p.m., features the Tetsuro Hoshii Orchestra. Hoshii's compositions are individual kinds of art. Sometime they incorporate strings; other times they incorporate big band. There are also many historical jazz elements, including blues, gospel, and film music from the 1930s and '40s.

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Corey Harris Clinic

Monday / April 11, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, traveling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock, and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens from the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris's maturation from interpreter to songwriter. Some of his imaginative compositions are marked by a deliberate eclecticism; other works stay true to the traditional blues formula of compelling vocals and down-home guitar.

With one foot in tradition and the other in contemporary experimentation, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary music. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many of the top names in music such as B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Henry Butler, R.L. Burnside, John Jackson, Ali Farka Toure, Dave Matthews Band, Tracy Chapman, Olu Dara, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, and others. Additional recordings include Fish Ain't Bitin' (1996), Vu-Du Menz (with Henry Butler, 2000), Downhome Sophisticate (2002), Zion Crossroads (2007), and blu black (2010)

In 2003 Harris was a featured artist and narrator of the Martin Scorcese film Feel Like Going Home, which traced the evolution of blues from West Africa to the southern U.S.

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Storytellers 2011

Tuesday / April 5, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This year's Storytellers features an exciting artistic collaboration between Berklee singer-songwriters and prose writers. In a fresh new spin on "the story behind the music," Berklee writers will read original prose and poetry directly inspired by the lyrics of the nine Storytellers songs being presented. This will make for a unique evening of interplay between story and song, reader and vocalist. Come be part of Berklee's most intimate concert experience, featuring some of our most adventurous singers and writers.

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Percussion Days: The Jon Hazilla Trio Featuring Eula Lawrence

Thursday / March 31, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
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Best Inventions 2010

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

Best Inventions is an annual concert of the best student projects from the Canon and Invention (Counterpoint 2) course at Berklee. While the students are instructed to compose a two-part invention in the style of J.S. Bach, the Best Inventions all show incredible imagination and originality within this very specific genre. The student composers come from every department and major in the college.

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Berklee's Sixth Annual Official SXSW Party

Friday / March 18, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Friends Bar
208 E. 6th St.
Austin
TX
United States
78701
Aloud

Berklee College of Music is presenting two public events at Austin's SXSW Music and Media Conference, long recognized as one of the music industry's biggest and most important events.

Berklee's Sixth Annual Official SXSW Party features Berklee, Berkleemusic.com, and Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) alumni and students. Artists include fiery high-energy rock 'n' roll band Aloud from Boston; indie-rock band Art Decade from Boston, featuring a string quartet; loop scientist and pop maven Julia Easterlin (HRR) from Boston; electro/indie-pop duo Stereo Telescope from Boston; electrified psychedelic string soul band the Boston Boys (HRR) from Boston; singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert (HRR) from Coppell, Texas; electronic music trio Audio Runner from Houston; Los Angeles-based alternative pop artist Laura Jansen(Decca/Universal Records), originally from Holland; and indie-pop duo Black Kettle (HRR) from Los Angeles.

The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badgeholders. In addition, the public can email sxswrsvp@berklee.edu to attend free of charge. Giveaways include a Berkleemusic online course and copies of HRR albums.

Read more about Berklee's SXSW events.

Admission: 
Free

Off the Record: Berklee's Unofficial SXSW Show

Thursday / March 17, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Lucky Lounge
209A W. 5th St.
Austin
TX
United States
78701
Royal Forest

Berklee College of Music is presenting two public events at Austin's SXSW Music and Media Conference, long recognized as one of the music industry's biggest and most important events.

Off the Record features performances by Berklee alumni and students. Artists include psychedelic pop group Royal Forest (formerly Loxsly) from Austin; ambient indie-pop artist Teletextile from New York; pop/rock quintet Tucker Jameson and the Hot Mugs from Austin; loop scientist and pop maven Julia Easterlin (HRR) from Boston; singer-songwriter and guitarist Emily Elbert (HRR) from Coppell, Texas; electrified psychedelic string soul band the Boston Boys (HRR) from Boston; and roots/jazz/swing quartet the Jitterbug Vipers from Austin.

The party is 21-plus and open to the public free of charge (no badge needed).

Read more about Berklee's SXSW events.

Admission: 
Free

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