Concert

Ensembles: Dave Santoro Blu Note Era

Monday / August 1, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Dave Santoro presents the Blue Note Era Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Dylan Rockoff / Tipling Rock / Bay Faction

Wednesday / September 14, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Dylan Rockoff
Tipling Rock
Bay Faction
Dylan Rockoff
Tipling Rock
Bay Faction

Dylan Rockoff, a new artist from Boston, recently found success with his debut single, "Feeling Fine." After teaming up with hit producer and Berklee alum Christian Medice, his track peaked at #51 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart following its release in September 2015. The song later aired on The Today Show, and was picked up by Train vocalist Pat Monohan, for placement on his Sirius XM show, Train Tracks. Rockoff's follow-up EP, These Old Streets, peaked at #8 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and has since generated some 100,000 streams of his second single, “Coming Home.” To carry his momentum, Rockoff has commissioned Universal Music Group to run promotions, having recently been added to some of Spotify's top playlists. Rockoff will be embarking on an East Coast tour in August.

Tipling Rock is an indie rock band from Boston, formed during the summer of 2014 by college students Ben Andre, Matthew Lewin, Dillon Salkovitz, and Tommy Schubert. They released their debut EP, Punch Lines & Good Times, the following year. Their latest single, "Low Tide Love,” peaked at #1 on Spotify's Global and US Viral charts after being featured on its "Fresh Finds" playlist and receiving critical acclaim from several notable online music publications. Drawing influences from artists like the Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and Young the Giant, the band focuses on creating nuanced music with danceable rhythms and strong melodies.

Boston-based indie rock band Bay Faction can be defined as a mix of the Fray and Matchbox 20. With their only two influences being Scarecrow Boat and Mouserat, their debut, self-titled album is guaranteed to keep your ears happy and a tear in your eye.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

Harry Potter LIVE in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 1:55 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Avenue
Los Angeles
CA
United States
90068
http://sciencefiction.com

Join us for a magical evening at the Hollywood Bowl to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone performed live to picture by the LA Philharmonic! We have a limited amount of tickets (Bench Seats in Sections M and N) available at a group discount. 

After purchasing your tickets through Eventbrite, you will recieve information regarding where to meet up to pick up your tickets on the night of the concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

There is a limit of two tickets per person due to our limited supply.

Click here for info on getting to the Bowl.

Register and view full event details here.

Admission: 
$37.92 (please use Registration link above)

Berklee College of Music's Commencement Concert 2016

Friday / May 6, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
https://www.berklee.edu/news/slideshow-2014-commencement-concert

The Office of Alumni Affairs is delighted to announce that the Berklee alumni community has been given 120 tickets to attend this year's Commencement Concert in honor of Rita Moreno, Ronald and Ernie Isley, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento. As a special opportunity for our alumni, we are offering you the opportunity to reserve tickets for this special event. This is a limited-ticket engagement on a first-come, first-served basis! You are able to reserve up to two tickets, one for yourself and one for a guest. 

Register and view full event details here.

Admission: 
Free (please use Registration link above)

Mipso / Lula Wiles

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Mipso
Lula Wiles
Mipso
Lula Wiles

When Mipso’s 2013 debut, Dark Holler Pop, rose to #8 on Billboard’s bluegrass charts, the success surprised a lot of people – Mipso’s four members included. Since then, Mipso has performed over 300 shows and welcomed frequent collaborator Libby Rodenbough’s voice and fiddle to the fold. Their new album, Old Time Reverie, (produced by Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin), is a reflection of that musical and personal growth: a gripping, mature sophomore release that finds the quartet expanding their sonic resources while doubling down on their experimentation with string band tradition. While the instrumentation on the acclaimed Dark Holler Pop embraced North Carolina’s bluegrass heritage head-on, Old Time Reverie finds Mipso shifting their focus away from bluegrass, introducing new instruments and textures to create a distinctly different sound.

Lula Wiles's self-titled debut album features 11 original songs that were written over the course of the preceding four years, tested and lived on stages and in bedrooms and backyards in Maine and Boston. The band is deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Born in Maine to musical families, they began playing music together as kids at Maine Fiddle Camp, and eventually each made their way to Boston to study at Berklee. Now based in Boston's thriving and close-knit roots music community, Lula Wiles has performed at premier festivals and clubs throughout the East Coast, including Club Passim, the Sinclair, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, and Green River Music Festival. The band was also selected as Official Showcase Artists for the 2016 Folk Alliance International conference.

Admission: 
$13 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

The Side Project Saxophone Quartet

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Side Project is a saxophone quartet from Brooklyn, New York, that plays jazzed-up original arrangements of popular songs. The band is a classic saxophone quartet, with baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, and often features a drummer. It has experimented with different arrangements for songs by Beyoncé, the Spice Girls, Lauryn Hill, and Michael Jackson; has attracted attention in social media; and has performed as part of the Music Under New York community and at prestigious venues such as the Brooklyn Bowl, the Art Institute of NYC, and others. In 2015, the Side Project released its first album, #ThisPartySax (Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit), a live studio recording documenting its time together.

The quartet consists of Éyal Hai on alto sax, Haily Niswanger on soprano sax, Arnan Raz on tenor sax, and Eden Bareket on baritone sax. Hai was mentored by the Grammy Award-winner Danilo Pérez, who later invited him to play with his group. Hai's self-titled debut album has attracted more than 1 million hits on social streaming services.

Niswanger '11 attended Berklee of a full scholarship and has shared the stage with Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Wynton Marsalis, among others. From 2009 through 2012, she was the alto saxophonist in the internationally renowned Either/Orchestra. Most recently, she was a part of Spalding’s Radio Music Society, traveling around the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Raz has played in prestigious festivals such as the Red Sea Jazz Festival (2008), Globus Jazz Festival in Jerusalem (2009), and numerous others. Currently he is living in New York City, performing with his group and taking part in the Jazz at Lincoln Center program for early music education called WeBop. 

Bareket has been playing saxophone since he was nine years old. He moved to New York City in 2013 and is currently playing in various bands, composing, and arranging his own music.

Admission: 
Free

Golden Suits

Saturday / October 8, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Golden Suits
Fred Nicolaus

Heavy on nostalgia and literary allusion, Golden Suits's first self-titled solo album was centered around mastermind Fred Nicolaus's recent breakup and an obsession with a book of short stories by John Cheever. They gave way to contemplative, folk-inflected tunes. With "Is It Wrong," Nicolaus is moving the needle towards a more dreamy pop influence as he notes, "It's not about finessing a chord voicing anymore, it's about taking a risk on a big chorus." His love of Petty, Springsteen, and McCartney shine through in his music.

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $14 general admission (standing room only)

VanLadyLove / Alec Chambers

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
VanLadyLove
Alec Chambers
VanLadyLove
Alec Chambers

The trio of VanLadyLove, Travis Van Hoff (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Steele Saldutti (bass, Ableton, synths), and Jordan Clark (keys, guitar, vocals), create an irresistibly intergalactic hybrid of rock and electronic music. Since their 2012 formation, a string of undeniable songs has fueled the group’s rapid rise from local prominence to national buzz. Along the way, they scored an impressive total of six high-profile placements on TLC, in addition to a cameo performance on the hit television series Sister Wives. The New Music Seminar named them 2014’s Artist On the Verge, while their independent debut album Love Matter landed on VH1’s Staff Picks of 2014 and garnered Best Album of the Year at the Utah Music Awards, where they won the Best Pop Act. Their single “Neverland” racked up over two million cumulative plays in less than a year’s time as they continually average more than 37,000 monthly streams on Spotify.

Their 2016 EP, Alive, stands primed to blast the band off to another level altogether. The album features five anthems that encompass electronic-tinged ecstasy and arena-ready rock ‘n’ roll bliss. 

Alec Chambers, the virtuosic 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, released his much-anticipated debut EP earlier this year, which was produced by Robbie Guariglia (Oh Honey). Chambers’s first single and title track “Whole Again” premiered on Just Jared Jr.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night V

Wednesday / September 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is the fifth concert in our series, featuring faculty from the Guitar Department in solo and duo settings. Kim Perlak, assistant chair of the Guitar Department, and Larry Baione, chair of the Guitar Department, will share the stage with colleagues who perform in the classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, and blues styles.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors Featuring Danilo Peréz and John Patitucci

Friday / July 29, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.
Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport
RI
United States
Danilo Peréz

Berklee College of Music presents the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors at the Newport Jazz Festival featuring Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci. The group comprises students attending the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI). 

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Various

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