Concert

Caili O'Doherty Trio

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Caili O'Doherty

Pianist Caili O'Doherty, 20, is a sophomore at Berklee, studying jazz performance on a full scholarship.

Growing up as a classical pianist, O'Doherty was exposed to a variety of musical styles before discovering her love for jazz at age 11 when she transferred to an arts school in Portland, Oregon. Since that time, she has focused on developing a career as a jazz pianist.

In high school, O'Doherty began receiving national recognition for her compositions and performance. She received an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award as well as two DownBeat Student Music Awards for jazz piano performance and composition, and was selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop band led by Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2010, O'Doherty was one of five female jazz pianists invited to participate in the inaugural Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and to perform at a showcase concert. O'Doherty was chosen to become a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), an intensive performance program headed by highly acclaimed pianist Danilo Perez.

O'Doherty has recently performed with the BGJI at the Toronto Jazz Festival and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, opening for French pianist Martial Solal. She has studied with Dr. Billy Taylor, Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, and Greg Osby. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Festival, and the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival (as pianist for Terrell Stafford).

 

Admission: 
Free

COOP Big Band

Tuesday / July 10, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The big-band stylings of Berklee 2012 summer jazz composition graduates. Composers include Ken Nikravesh, Tom Weeks, Wei-ting Hsu, Arisaq Mori, Robin Hall, Chris Konopka, and Michele Freed.

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Music of Grant Richards

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Original music and jazz standards performed by some of Berklee's finest musicians.

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Battle for Five-Week

Wednesday / June 13, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Watch these talented singer-songwriters fight it out for a full scholarship to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. Presented by Sonicbids and Berklee Summer Programs.

Admission: 
Free

Miller-Clark-Miller Trio

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee faculty members Cercie Miller (saxophone), David Clark (bass), and Jane Miller (guitar) combine their compositions with arrangements written especially for their chamber jazz trio.

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XNY / Letterday / Nightmare River Band / Alec Gross

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
XNY
Admission: 
$10

Yathabhutam

Monday / June 11, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A concert of electro-acoustic pieces envisioned for chamber ensembles.

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Composition Recital: Misaki Goto

Monday / June 18, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Soprano and composer Misaki Goto presents a concert featuring classical repertoires and her compositions.

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Shannon Selig

Tuesday / June 12, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Shannon Selig

New England Country Music Award winner for female vocalist, entertainer, and songwriter of the year, Shannon Selig is becoming known as the country star to watch. Selig’s subtle heartfelt vocals combined with a powerhouse belt have often been compared with artists such as Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood.

At the age of 14 Selig cowrote and produced her first full-length album alongside Christian singer-songwriter Ken Medema. After the release, Selig was asked to fly to Las Vegas to perform a song written by Ken Medema for the Keller Williams Kares foundation in front of a crowd of over 7,000.

By the age of 16 Selig had performed across the United States and was given an opportunity to perform alongside award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Liz Callaway in The Magic of Christmas with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The show ran for 18 straight shows to a packed house of 1,800.

Soon after, Selig entered McGill University, where she studied voice performance, focusing on opera under the direct instruction of Therese Sevadjian, a French mezzo-soprano from Montreal. In 2009 she transfered to Berklee College of Music , where she is exploring a wider variety of musical styles.

Selig continues to perform at fundraisers throughout the Northeast, and she appeared at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Montreal, which drew a crowd of nearly 2,000 and raised more than $500,000 for the cause. She also returned to the stage at Merrill Auditorium, with the Marshall Tucker Band, where she performed "God Bless America" to help raise money for soldiers in need. Most recently Selig performed for a crowd of 5,000 at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Gardner, Massachusetts.

Selig headed to Tennessee in March 2012 to compete internationally and is due to release her second full-length album in June of this year.

Admission: 
Free

Flamenco Soul

Saturday / June 23, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW
Washington DC
United States

The Flamenco Soul tour—in New York, Washington, Baltimore, and Boston—offers an up-close look at the flamenco and Latin sounds coming from Spain and the Americas. Under the direction of Javier Limón, seven-time Latin Grammy Award winner and artistic director of the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee in Valencia, Flamenco Soul presents a sample of the best flamenco in the world, risqué but at the same time pure, by the hands and soul of a talented, young group of Berklee students, alumni, and flamenco artists that sets the tempo of the sound of today.

This tour will be a journey: first, a glimpse of flamenco's oldest and most original styles; then an overview of its distinct paths of evolution; finally arriving at the experimental modes of today, offering a preview to flamenco's future.

This event is part of Young Flamenco Project, an initiative of SPAIN Arts & Culture and the Mediterranean Music Institute of Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, to foster the musical creativity of young Spanish and Latin-American artists in the United States.

Admission: 
$25 in advance

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