Concert

David Choi / Tess Henley

Thursday / April 30, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Southern California–based singer-songwriter David Choi found fame after posting his first music video, entitled "YouTube: A Love Song," on YouTube. In a week, it had received an overwhelming 500,000 views. This launched Choi’s idea to continue producing witty lyrics and high-quality content for his growing number of fans. Now Choi has three original albums and is currently working on a fourth. His original songs and covers have been heard internationally on NBC, Fox, VH1, MTV, A&E, and the Travel Channel, among other networks. He has also partnered with companies such as W Hotels, Kellogg’s, Starburst, the American Cancer Society, and General Electric, to name a few.

As of September 2014, Choi’s enormous social reach on his YouTube channel, Facebook, and Instagram has brought him to countries including but not limited to Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Australia. He was recently featured at the TedXTalks Orange County: A Beautiful Mind where he spoke about how “creativity is boundless.” He has worked with musicians such as Macy Gray and Maudy Ayunda, an acclaimed singer-songwriter from Jakarta, Indonesia.

In March 2014, soul singer-songwriter Tess Henley caught the ear of producer and multi-Grammy winner Don Was (the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt). Was selected Henley from over 10,000 performers as part of Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter Artist Discovery Program to make an album together.

Roots Road Show

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

Admission: 
Free

Roots Road Show

Wednesday / March 25, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

Admission: 
Free

Roots Road Show

Wednesday / February 11, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

John Clayton: All About the Bass

Wednesday / February 11, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join the great bassist/composer/producer John Clayton as he shares his perspective on the bass, music, and life. Clayton, who is also an accomplished bandleader and arranger, will be joined by Steve Bailey, chair of the Berklee Bass Department. There will be music, teaching, and fun!

Admission: 
Free

Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko and Dance Group

Sunday / April 5, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko and Dance Group
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The Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko and Dance Group, led by a Kabuki master, has been touring around the world since 1961. With growing numbers of fans, they have been invited to the Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival every year since 2003, and tickets for their appearances in New York have been sold out for every performance since 2010. During their 2015 U.S. tour, they will perform in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York in addition to Boston.

Admission: 
$20 / $30 / $40

Avinash Shukla: South Indian Classical Music

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Avinash Shukla
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A four-member ensemble will present a vocal/violin/mridangam (Indian hand drum) concert in the tradition of South Indian classical music. Each composition in this concert is based on a melodic mode known as raga and a rhythmic cycle known as tala. In addition to rendering precomposed songs, the vocalist embellishes and improvises using phrases characteristic of a particular raga. The violinist follows the melodic part, and the mridangam player follows the rhythmic content of the vocalist's presentation.

This concert will also feature a duet presented by two percussionists.

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Free

Welcome to Night Vale

Thursday / May 21, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the sheriff's secret police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. This special live event is based on the podcast and features Cecil Baldwin and musical guest Mary Epworth.

Admission: 
$27.50 / $32.50

Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Berklee student Shun Kumagai will perform at this commemorative event.
Student Takeru Saito

Hosted by the U.S.–Japan Council, Tomodachi Initiative, and the Consulate Generals of Japan in Boston, Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life is an event to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster that occurred in the northeastern region of Japan and affected nearly 500,000 people, including 20,000 dead and missing. 

The event will celebrate the friendship between Boston and Tohoku and showcase individuals working at the site of the disaster and their projects. This group includes Shun Kanda, an architect and urban designer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Megumi Ishimoto, founder of Women's Eyes; and Anne Morse, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Two Berklee students and Tomodachi-Suntory Scholarship recipients, Shun Kumagai and Takeru Saito, will also perform short pieces.  

Register for the event.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Philipp Wisser Trio

Monday / February 9, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Philipp Wisser Trio
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CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

Philipp Wisser (guitar), Kevin Baudrexl (bass), and Jessie Cox (drums) will perform originals as well as tunes by musicians such as Thelonious Monk and Billy Strayhorn. They use the freedom of the trio setting to blend traditional music with the avant-garde. The audience can expect a diversified concert that includes beautiful ballads and weird soundscapes.

Admission: 
Free

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