Concert

Mount Moriah / Blessed Feathers

Friday / March 22, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

As record store clerks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller spent their evenings creating Mount Moriah as an outlet for their mutual interest in classic American folk and rock music. Born in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, McEntire weaves narratives into spectral tapestries imbued with the complex majesty of the South and its deep-seated spirituality. With nods to both classic folk-rock and their contemporaries, Mount Moriah challenges existing traditional folk music forms with arrangements born from Miller’s interest in minimalism and sound texture. Mount Moriah will release Miracle Temple, their breakthrough second LP and first new album for Merge Records, on February 26, 2013.

Blessed Feathers is a duo between Donivan Berube and Jacquelyn Beaupre, whom are partners in both music and life. In mid-2012, Blessed Feathers selected their best five tracks to record with producer Kevin McMahon at his studio in New Paltz, New York. The songs, which comprise the band’s debut EP, Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds, encapsulate Berube and Beaupre’s collective experiences, aiming to capture both their emotional and earthy, homespun sound. The pair likes to say that Beaupre plays everything and Berube plays everything else, but a better way to put it is that together, they can play anything.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission

Ensemble Showcase: Original Fusion, Advanced Woodwind Chamber, and Music of Lettuce and Soulive

Friday / December 14, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Barbara LaFitte and Jeff Lockhart. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including original fusion, advanced woodwind chamber ensemble, and the music of Lettuce and Soulive.

2:00 p.m. - Original Fusion

3:15 p.m. - Advanced Woodwind Chamber Ensemble

4:30 p.m. - The Music of Lettuce and Soulive

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Progressive Rock Instrumental, Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz, and R&B Ensemble

Thursday / December 13, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Jon Finn, Daniel Moretti, and Gwen Leathers. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including progressive rock instrumental, Latin/Afro-Cuban jazz, and R&B.

2:00 p.m. - Progressive Rock Instrumental

3:15 p.m. - Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

4:30 p.m. - R&B Ensemble

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Studies and Women in Rock

Friday / December 14, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Ron Reid, Ralph Peterson, and Kudisan Kai. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including directed studies and women in rock.

2:00 p.m. - Directed Studies

3:15 p.m. - Directed Studies

4:30 p.m. - Women in Rock

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Organ Grooves and the Music of George Duke and George Benson

Thursday / December 13, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Dennis Cecere and Jetro Da Silva. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including organ grooves and the music of George Duke and George Benson.

2:00 p.m. - Organ Grooves

3:15 p.m. - Organ Grooves

4:30 p.m. - The Music of George Duke and George Benson

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Brass Quintet and New Orleans Street Band

Wednesday / December 12, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty member Charlie Lewis. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including brass quintet and New Orleans street band.

2:00 p.m. - Brass Quintet

3:15 p.m. - Brass Quintet

4:30 p.m. - New Orleans Street Band

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Small Jazz Band, Divas Ensemble, Music of Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding

Wednesday / December 12, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Ralph Peterson, Jetro Da Silva, and Dennis Cecere. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including small jazz band, the Divas Ensemble, and the music of Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding.

2:00 p.m. - Small Jazz Band

3:15 p.m. - Divas Ensemble

4:30 p.m. - The Music of Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding

Admission: 
Free

Yeonathan Shachar: Jazz Composition Portfolio

Monday / December 10, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Composer Yeonathan Shachar presents his jazz composition portfolio concert. Shachar will be conducting a full-size jazz orchestra.

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Bluegrass

Monday / December 10, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and recitals, led by faculty member David Hollender. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover the bluegrass style. Individual band performances will be held at 2:00 p.m., 3:15 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: The Music of the Meters, Big Band Jazz, and Directed Studies

Monday / December 10, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and recitals, led by faculty members Bob Tamagni, Jerry Cecco, and Darren Barrett. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the music of the Meters, big band jazz, and directed studies.

2:00 p.m. - Music of the Meters

3:15 p.m. - Big Band Jazz

4:30 p.m. - Directed Studies

Admission: 
Free

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