Concert

Parents Weekend Concert: Pitch Slapped / Rhiannon

Friday / October 8, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Rhiannon

Pitch Slapped is the premiere coed a capella group representing Berklee College of Music.  Founded in 2006, Pitch Slapped has spent the past four years perfroming in and around the Boston area, earning a distinguished reputation. Their repertoire consists of a variety of styles ranging from pop, to rock, to r&b. Since first competing in 2008, Pitch Slapped has earned the second place title at the Lincoln Center in New York City.  This talented student-run group looks forward to sharing their passion of music throughout the country for years to come.

Pitch Slapped features San Francisco Bay Area native Mario Jose, a vocal performance major at Berklee. Since his arrival in fall of 2008, he has been performing all over Boston. He has performed in Maggie Scott’s Vocal Jazz Series , Berklee’s New Music Festival, Berklee’s Pop/Rock Showcase, and several senior recitals. He will be performing in this fall's Singers Showcase: The Other Side of Abbey Road. Jose will be joined by a large acoustic ensemble, performing a mix of pop, r&b, and soul for the Parent's Weekend Showcase.

Bowl Full of Sound: Body and Sound fit together by improvisation.
Shizuno Nasu of Japan and Big Island of Hawaii joins Rhiannon and Joey Blake, both associate professors in Berklee's Vocal Department in a joyous and unexpected journey of musical and movement collaboration. Featuring Rhiannon, voice and stories; Shizuno Nasu, dance; Joey Blake, vocal bass and voice.

Admission: 
Free

Ron Carter with the Berklee World Strings

Thursday / October 14, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ron Carter

Legendary bassist Ron Carter joins forces with the Berklee World String Orchestra to play the music of Oscar Pettiford.

One of the most-recorded jazz bassists, Carter has played on more than 2,000 albums with a variety of superstars, including James Brown, Lena Horne, Thelonious Monk, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and A Tribe Called Quest. From 1963-1968, Carter was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet. As a bandleader, Carter released more than a dozen albums-the most recent was Jazz and Bossa (2008). Carter served as artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies and was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus at City College of New York.

The Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen, is a 27-student ensemble devoted to performing music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. The quartet will include Berklee faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, bassist Leon "Boone" Maleson, and pianist and arranger Eric Gould. When he's not performing, Gould also serves as Carter's manager and as director of Berklee City Music network's site at the Cleveland Music School Settlement.

Read the press release.

Admission: 
$20, $15 reserved seating

Shin Iikura Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital

Wednesday / October 6, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - Shin Iikura, winner of the Jazz Performance Award in spring 2009 and the Herb Pomeroy Award in spring 2010, will present his compositions and arrangements in a big band format. This concert will be his jazz composition portfolio recital.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Metal Guitar Night

Tuesday / October 12, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Some of Berklee's top metal guitar students showcase their amazing abilities in an evening guaranteed to be filled with jawdropping guitar pyrotechnics.

Available discounts

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Ear Training Department Concert

Monday / October 18, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Ear Training Department presents many of its faculty performing original compositions and arrangements spanning a wide variety of styles from jazz to world music to a cappella to pop, in ensembles ranging from duets to large ensembles, all featuring musical interaction and using the ear. Featured composers/arrangers include Yumiko Matsuoka, Paul Stiller, Mark Shilansky, August Watters, Giovanni Moltoni, and Scott DeOgburn, with special guest artists Natalie Dietrich, Brad Hatfield, Sara Caswell, and new faculty Catherine Bent.

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Mario Carrillo: Improvised Creations / Spain the Lighter

Thursday / October 14, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bass player Mario Carrillo presents in his senior recital two of his many musical sides. Using improvisation as the tool to create music in the moment, he will team up with his teacher and Berklee faculty member Bruno Råberg and with a quartet of fellow students to further explore the sonic possibilities of improvised music. The second half of the concert will feature Spain the Lighter, a group of extremely talented musicians from Spain that dive into the best of their country's rich musical heritage to present it to the audience with a fresh and surprising yet powerful and modern vision.

Admission: 

Fresh Prospects: Sam Schultz and Jen Hoyt

Friday / October 1, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's artists are Sam Schultz and Jen Hoyt.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Samantha Schultz is 19 years old and graduated in June 2009 from the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. She began singing at the age of 3 and has playing the guitar since she was 11. Samantha writes her own lyrics and music and has a subject range far exceeding her years. Samantha was a featured performer at the Vancouver Island Musicfest and was also honored to be asked to perform as a "Tweener" at the 2005 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, as well as in 2007, where she was included in the U-22. Schultz has now performed twice at the Calgary Parkland Summer Solstice Festival, once at the 2009 Kelowna Arts and Music Festival, as well as the 2009 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, where she was featured in the Sirius Satellite "Six Pack," including artists such as Serena Ryder, Sam Roberts, Bedouin Soundclash, Sierra Noble, and Elliott Brood.

Also playing will be Jen Hoyt.

 

Admission: 
FREE

Marc Rossi Group: New Beginnings

Tuesday / November 23, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features the Marc Rossi Group playing Rossi's compositions—progressive jazz with Indian, Latin, and world influences. Pieces will include selections from the group's 2008 album Hidden Mandala and its forthcoming release Jazz Impressions of a Kriti.

Admission: 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday / December 1, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room presents its open mic night the first Wednesday of every month. Sign-ups start at 6:00 p.m. Two songs/10 minutes. First 18 to sign up, plus waitlist. Piano, DI, and mics provided. No drum set; light hand percussion allowed.

Admission: 
Free

Elizabeth and the Catapult / Lucius / Pearl and the Beard

Thursday / October 28, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Elizabeth and the Catapult

Take a clear and powerful voice, add a memorable melody and set it to unique, sophisticated harmonies, and what emerges is Elizabeth and the Catapult’s singular sound. The title of the band's Verve Forecast debut album Taller Children reflects the unique blend of pop playfulness and grown-up introspection that defines Berklee alumna Elizabeth Ziman's distinctive songwriting. Such memorable originals as "Rainiest Day of Summer," "Apathy," "The Hang Up," and "Hit the Wall" embody a vibrant mix of open-hearted wonder, whimsical humor, and forthright emotional insight, merging classic pop melodicism with an array of acoustic textures, jazz twists, and orchestral flourishes.

Lucius's highly anticipated debut album Songs from the Bromley House showcases a cast of exceptional musicians, fronted by singers and songwriters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. The two songstresses have been writing music together since they were students in Boston in 2005.

Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, 96 teeth, and one soul. Former strangers Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price, and Jeremy Styles were united in the great city of New York. Each had migrated there from a far corner of the nation with naught but food in their pockets and money in their bellies. Each had the same true love. Since then, the three have flourished, and their unique brand of brightly melodic songcraft continues to blossom of its own accord.

Admission: 
$10

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