Concert

Zoe Keating / Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Saturday / March 12, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Zoe Keating

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, to create lush, beautiful and otherworldly music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, her self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and her latest album, Into the Trees, spent 14 weeks on the Billboard classical charts.

Boston Music Award 2010 Live Artist of the Year nominee Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys bring their musically sophisticated Dada-esque circus carnival run amuck to the Red Room.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

John McGann

Thursday / March 10, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

John McGann (mandolin, mandola, octave mandolin) presents an eclectic faculty quartet recital featuring a broad band of acoustic music, from traditional Irish and American folk tunes, jazz, R&B, original music, Django Reinhardt, Elvis Costello, Jimi Hendrix, and more. Berklee professors Jim Kelly (guitar), Bruno Råberg (bass), and Casey Scheuerell (drums) with special guest Amanda Kowalski on bass. Good fun for all. Come celebrate spring break early.

Admission: 

Steve Almond

Wednesday / March 2, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Steve Almond—<em>Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life</em>

The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston’s premier all-ages venue, is pleased to invite New York Times–bestselling author and NPR music reviewer Steve Almond. Almond will hit the stage to dazzle the Berklee community with a multimedia presentation of his book Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

Weaving in music, graphics, and humor, Almond offers profound insights into the power of music. Berklee alumna Aimee Mann says it’s “required reading for all us fans and musicians who belong to the Church of Rock and Roll.” The second act will feature a Berklee student band selected by Almond in a campus-wide contest.

This show is presented by FUSION Magazine, Berklee’s publication for literature, music, and ideas.

Admission: 
Free

The Vespers / OLGA

Saturday / February 26, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Vespers

The Vespers are a duo of sibling duos: Callie and Phoebe Cryar, and Taylor and Bruno Jones. They named their record Tell Your Mama, got a van and a trailer, and set off to see the world and to let the world see them—all before a single one had reached the ripe old age of 21. Also appearing: OLGA.

Admission: 
$10

Danny Mo's Family Reunion

Wednesday / March 9, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Danny Mo's Family Reunion is an annual gathering of music, friends, vibes, and groove. Please join us in welcoming 2011 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship recipient Ricky Bakken and his group opening up the show.

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Piano Monday: Doug Johnson/Lisa Thorson—Our Favorite Songs

Monday / March 7, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty members Doug Johnson and Lisa Thorson will perform some of their favorite songs from the standard repertoire, including works by Ellington, Irving Berlin, and others.

Admission: 

Piano Monday: Laszlo Gardony Trio

Monday / March 7, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Laszlo Gardony Trio will perform originals and original arrangements of jazz and rock standards from its upcoming CD Signature Time (Sunnyside Records) as part of Piano Mondays.

Admission: 

Across the Borders, Across the Seas II: Wits Choir of University of the Witwatersrand

Wednesday / July 6, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 

Kathy Mattea Meets Berklee

Thursday / March 10, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kathy Mattea

The 2011 Berklee College of Music Signature Series, where world-renowned musicians share the stage with Berklee students, continues on Thursday, March 10, with two-time Grammy Award-winning country and bluegrass singer Kathy Mattea. Best known for blending folk, Celtic, and country sounds, Mattea, a repeat Country Music Association Award winner, has recorded 17 albums and has charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard charts. Performing songs from a nearly 30-year career, Mattea will be backed by a Berklee student band. Mattea's relationship with Berklee goes back as far as 2005, when she recorded a song written by Berklee students with Grammy-winning producer/engineers Elliot Scheiner and George Massenburg. 

19-year-old bluegrass mandolin phenom Sierra Hull will perform with Mattea, as well as open the show with her band Highway 111. She is performing in support of Daybreak, her upcoming release on Rounder Records (March 8). Hull, who recently performed at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, with Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski, is in her final year at Berklee. She is the first student to be awarded Berklee's Presidential Scholarship specifically for bluegrass music. For more information, visit sierrahull.com

Kathy Mattea Meets Berklee takes place on Thursday, March 10, at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. General admission tickets are $15, $10 reserved seating, and are available at the box office, at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 617 931-2000. For more information, call 617 747-2261, visit berkleebpc.com, or read the press release. The venue is wheelchair-accessible. The concert is produced by Music Production and Engineering professor Stephen Webber, who co-hosts Berklee's annual spring break trip to Nashville. 

Mattea, in residence at Berklee March 7–10, will also teach a vocal master class, work with a student recording ensemble, and present "My Coal Journey," a clinic about her family's ties to coal mining culture in Appalachia. 

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: 
$20, $15 reserved seating

Women Musicians Network Concert

Thursday / March 3, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Now in its 14th year, this always-exciting show has earned a great reputation for quality, diversity, and originality. The night features Berklee women students and their bands performing a wide range of original compositions and arrangements, plus guest artists from the Berklee community and beyond. Read the press release.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

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