Concert

Terrance Simien Clinic

Monday / February 6, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

For more than 2 decades Grammy Award-winning artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. An eighth generation Louisiana Creole, Simien has lead his Zydeco Experience Band and become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 5,000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries and reached at least a million people during his eventful 25 year career.

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The Magnetic Fields

Saturday / April 7, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Magnetic Fields represent the creative output of songwriter, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, who, along with longtime members Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, and John Woo, are the quintessential pop eccentric of the 1990s. Coupled with clever, ironic lyrics, the Magnetic Fields' music borrows from many other styles, notably country, folk, and indie pop. Also performing will be guest artist DeVotchKa.

Admission: 
$32.50, reserved seating

The Magnetic Fields

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Magnetic Fields represent the creative output of songwriter, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt, who, along with longtime members Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, and John Woo, are the quintessential pop eccentric of the 1990s. Coupled with clever, ironic lyrics, the Magnetic Fields' music borrows from many other styles, notably country, folk, and indie pop. Also performing will be guest artist DeVotchKa.

Admission: 
$32.50, reserved seating

Jenn Allen Senior Recital / JWC at the BPC

Tuesday / January 31, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15 p.m., trumpet player, composer, arranger, and thinker Jenn Allen presents her senior performance recital with special guests.

At 9:15 p.m., Jazz Writers' Collective, a collaborative six-horn jazz band, will present a selection of originals and arrangements written by its members. Contributing composers, arrangers, and players represent some of the best talent from the writing and performing divisions at Berklee. Led by founding JWC member, senior Lorenzo Carrano. Admission: Free

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Karmin to Appear on SNL

Saturday / February 11, 2012 / 10:30 p.m.
NBC-TV
United States
Karmin

"Swag pop" duo Karmin, featuring 2008 alumni Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, will be the musical guests on the February 11 episode of Saturday Night Live. Actress/musician Zooey Deschanel will host. 

Karmin's cover of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" went viral on YouTube last spring. Ever since the duo has been making headlines with covers of pop smashes and a debut album with original songs is due out next month.

Watch more video:

Questlove of the Roots talks about Karmin

Karmin performs with the Roots

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performs Battleship Potemkin

Friday / March 9, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Under the direction of Emmy-nominated film composer and Berklee Professor Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America) the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) composes and performs an original score for a classic silent film each semester. The ten-piece orchestra is conducted in performance by the score's student composers, live-to-picture, in a musical and visual tour de force. 

See film trailer (with legacy Meisel score).

Battleship Potemkin is routinely placed among the top ten films in the history of cinema. The newly struck 35mm print is the result of a painstaking, 20-year restoration, making even more evident its position as one of the most influential films of all time. With a BSFO performance of their new score, Potemkin received a five-minute standing ovation this past December from a sellout audience at the historic Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Each year, the Conservatory Project presents America's greatest music conservatories to the public, in the Kennedy Center, free of charge. This performance will mark Berklee's ninth consecutive year presenting its best students as part of the series.

Showtime is 6:00 pm, in the Terrace Theater, and while no ticket is required, these performances often exceed capacity.  So early arrival is encouraged.

 

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Mostacho Experiment / Felix Martin Trio

Wednesday / February 8, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15 p.m., Costa Rican composer and arranger Andrés Marín presents a compilation of his work, covering pop, rock, fusion, Latin, and jazz styles, and including vocal and instrumental pieces for small band format.

At 9:15 p.m., Felix Martin presents highly complex composition in the style of progressive rock, electronic, jazz, and fusion, with special arrangements for the V-drums and other surprises.

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Spring 2012 Clubs Showcase

Monday / January 30, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A showcase of student clubs at Berklee, featuring Pitch Slapped, Point of Departure, the Video Game Music Choir, and hosted by the Y Chromotones. The evening is sponsored by the Student Activities Center.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Berklee@midem

Sunday / January 29, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Morrison's Irish Pub
10 rue Teisseire
Cannes, France
FR
United States
06400
Julia Easterlin

Berklee College of Music comes to Midem to present an array of musical talents as rich and varied as the college's history as the world's largest school for contemporary music. Versatile singer-songwriter, vocalist, music technologist, and recent Berklee alumna Julia Easterlin will present her definitively unique style with a loop machine. Noted composer, producer, and Berklee visiting professor Javier Limón, a Grammy Award– and seven-time Latin Grammy Award–winner, will represent Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute with flamenco pianist and recent Berklee alumna Ariadna Castellanos and vocalist Tamara. And Mercury-prize nominee Zoe Rahman brings her trio for a set that promises what one jazz reviewer referred to as "all the punch, pith and sheer verve of the Rahman live act" to Cannes for this exclusive live show.

The music starts at 8:00 p.m., with a special Berklee alumni pre-party at 6:30. p.m.

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Javier Colón: Come Through for You Tour

Friday / February 3, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Javier Colón

Javier Colón is best known for winning NBC's The Voice. Featuring Ernie Halter.

Due to recent promotional commitments and responsibilities, Javier Colón is forced to move his headline tour to February 2012. Tickets for the original show date will be honored for the new show date on Feb 3, 2012.

If you are unable to attend the performance on the rescheduled date, please contact the Berklee Performance Center Box Office during business hours.

Admission: 
$75 (includes meet and greet and signed CD), $39.50, $29.50, reserved seating

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