Performance

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 13, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester, students and faculty from the music education department come together to perform and celebrate with an eclectic musical program. You may hear anything from traditional choral ensemble to progressive jazz, ukelele to boomwhacker: each program is guaranteed to be a unique, creative, and joyful event.

Admission: 
Free

Annie Clements of Sugarland

Thursday / November 8, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Bassist Annie Clements '03 playing with a student ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Friday / November 2, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Northeastern University Fenway Center
77 St. Stephens St.
Boston
MA
02115
Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performs their Fall concert on Friday, November 2, at 8 pm at Northeastern University's Fenway Center. Featured soloists are Olivia Fortunato in Gliere's Harp Concerto, and Giorgi Mikadze's interpretation of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Ravel's Rhapsodie Espagnol and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine & Tromba Lontana round out the program, with a special multi-media performance of Anthony DeRitis' Devolution.

Admission: 
Free

Coro de Entrevoces

Monday / November 5, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Concert by Berklee's "Jubilee Spirit Ensemble" directed by Donna McElroy.
21-member Cuban a capella choir directed by Digna Guerra.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St.
New York
NY
United States
10013
Shea Rose

 

Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), and Berkleemusic present their sixth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists, featuring rock, indie-pop, singer-songwriter, electro-pop, R&B, and hip hop by Shea Rose, Measure, Red Oblivion, Gina’s Picture Show, Bent Knee, Golden Bloom, and The Field Effect. The event also includes free raffles for a chance to win a badge to attend next year's CMJ Music Marathon and merchandise giveaways from HRR, Berklee’s student-run record label.

For five non-stop days and nights, CMJ Music Marathon presents over 1,300 artist performances, filling 80 of New York’s greatest venues with 120,000 fans, musicians, and music industry professionals. 

For more information, visit berklee.edu/news/berklee-cmj-showcase.

 

 

Admission: 
$10, free with CMJ badge and for alumni who rsvp to alumniaffairs@berklee.edu

George Woods / Erica Leigh / The Great Whiskey Rebellion

Thursday / November 29, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

These two Boston-area singer-songwriters are joining forces to release both of their CDs in one stellar folk, soul, and funk inspired show. 

George Woods creates his own signature style of folk-funk. He has a classic touch like James Morrison, the folky heart of Ray LaMontagne, and a unique melodic adventurousness.

Erica Leigh is an acoustic pop artist with a playful touch, but unafraid of giving a little attitude. Adele meets Ingrid Michaelson.

The Great Whiskey Rebellion is a high-energy band that combines traditional Irish music with driving rhythms and rock instrumentation.

 

 

Admission: 
$8 General Admission

The Kin / Alexis and the Samurai / Find Vienna

Friday / November 16, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
The Kin
Alexis & the Samurai

One night a little over a year ago, two young men burst into New York City’s Lower East Side mainstay Katz’s Delicatessen and held the joint up. Sort of. Brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, musicians who, along with drummer Shakerleg, make up New York City band the Kin, were looking to rob ears, not wallets. The Kin has launched several of these “musical robberies” over the last year, including at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Soho House in Los Angeles, and even at a French airport. “We’re looking to surprise people and give them a musical experience,” Isaac says. “Or maybe we’re just adrenaline junkies, because it feels like a drug the body is releasing when we make that connection with other human beings based on our music. Even if it’s just for a split second, it’s a rush for everyone involved.”

It’s fitting that you might have caught a glimpse of Alexis and the Samurai's members Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft on Treme, HBO’s pantheon to New Orleans. The soulful, young artists are lifelong New Orleanians, with credentials that best that of the cast. The pair's star has since risen even more furiously with Marceaux's recent announcement of being a contestant on this fall's season of NBC's The Voice. The duo plans to capitalize on the exposure by taking its multi-instrumental spectacle (strings, guitars, keys, foot percussion, vocal harmonies, often all at once) on the road, as well as by working on a new EP, set for release this winter.

Since 2009, when the band first began, Find Vienna’s career has been anything but anti-climatic. The release of its 2009 EP In Your Favorite Colors has brought a packed tour schedule playing with bands such as the Script, Neon Trees, and Company of Thieves. Tracks from In Your Favorite Colors have also been placed in MTV and E! Network television shows, and played on top 40 stations and on numerous online radio stations. The success of In Your Favorite Colors has placed Find Vienna in the hands of In De Goot Entertainment, the band’s current management company. Find Vienna claimed that “One day we will hold our glasses to In Your Favorite Colors,” and it did right before the release of In Flight. The band claims that In Flight is its truest expression yet. Find Vienna draws inspiration from “The battle artists fight everyday to make ends meet.”

Admission: 
$10 Advance, $12 Day of show

Who I Am: Pete Townshend Interview/Performance

Friday / October 12, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Pete Townshend is the legendary lead guitarist and principal songwriter for the Who, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time. The famed singer/songwriter/guitarist will be discussing his riveting, highly anticipated memoir, Who I Am, and performing a short acoustic set of music. Patrons will receive a copy of Who I Am, included in the price of ticket admission. 

Admission: 
$32.50, reserved seating

Performing Songwriter Showcase 2012

Tuesday / December 18, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Performing Songwriter Showcase 2012 is an annual concert featuring finalists from the Performing Songwriter contest sponsored by Berklee's Songwriting Department. The concert features Berklee student songwriters performing their own songs in the intimate David Friend Recital Hall setting, in diverse contemporary styles ranging from pop, hard rock, folk, and roots to alternative, dance, urban, and country.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / April 30, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.  

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the whole round.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
Free

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