Strings Theory Trio dances on the fine line between composition and improvisation. Combining idiomatic flexibility, a deep wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, violinist Mimi Rabson is a valuable musical resource for the Boston area. Her new recording with Strings Theory Trio is a uniquely compelling synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, bringing together some of Rabson's most important influences and inspirations. With Rabson and Helen Sherrah-Davies on five-string violins and Junko Fujiwara on cello, this group supercharges the intimate atmosphere of chamber music. Their surging counterpoint and crystalline instrumental sonorities gain new allure from their origin in the inspiration of the moment. Simultaneously delicate and dangerous, Strings Theory Trio is richly nuanced and deeply satisfying.
Gabrielle Goodman's Background Vocal Ensemble will perform jazz and R&B, singing the music of Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Dianne Reeves, and the Manhattan Transfer with stunning leads and lush background vocals.
Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Gregory Porter is one of the most exciting male jazz vocalists on the scene today. Catch his performance with a great band and an exciting opening act, soulful singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine.
Porter has been called "the next great male jazz singer" by NPR Music, and the New York Times describes his songs as "strong and sometimes experimental yet serenely unacademic, and mightily good."
Watch Gregory Porter's video for "Hey Laura" here:
Akazi Red is a female artist who bridges the gap between the pop and hip-hop worlds. With influences from an array of pop culture, she creates stories in every track. You can always expect something a little different at an Akazi Red show.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Brendan Gill (better known by his stage name, Brendan Musik) recently graduated from Berklee College of Music. From a young age, he has been passionate about singing, and with the support of his family, he decided to transform his childhood hobby into a full-time career. Influenced by the music of contemporary artists including SZA, Janelle Monae, and Frank Ocean, Gill aims to create sonic atmospheres for people to get lost in. His alternative R&B sounds reflect his love of creating a harmonic medium between the classic and the unfamiliar.
This concert will feature the music of Moacir Santos, the great Brazilian composer and arranger. While little known in the United States, Santos was a seminal musician in Brazil, and his writing influenced several generations of Brazilians. This concert celebrates the essential contributions of this great musician, featuring an ensemble of outstanding students led by Gaia Wilmer and produced by Matthew Nicholl, the chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department.
The Berklee Symphonic Winds present their annual fall concert. Planned repertoire includes the music of Sibelius, Strauss, and others.
The Berklee Symphonic Winds is the largest ensemble devoted to traditional, contemporary, and popular repertoire for classical winds, brass, and percussion. The group is active in promoting new music and has premiered works by many Berklee students and alumni.