Concert

Mariana Secca

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Mariana Secca

Mariana Secca, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Portugal, will go back to her roots with a concert of original tunes, singing in her native language and in English.

Admission: 
Free

New Focus

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Drummer Charles-Henry Volk and his band, New Focus, present a variety of original hard rock and progressive rock songs.

Admission: 
Free

Tribute to Elis Regina

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert is a tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina, featuring vocalist Mirella Costa and a large ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Let's Play

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 1:45 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty member Bob Gullotti leads his student ensemble, performing compositions they've studied this semester.

Admission: 
Free

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - Night Two: Songs 26-50

Saturday / April 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Stephin Merritt

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing 50 songs, one for each year of the artist’s life, is a release on Nonesuch Records. The album commenced recording on Stephin Merritt’s 50th birthday, February 9, 2015.  

To date, Merritt has written and recorded 10 Magnetic Fields albums, including the popular and critically acclaimed album, 69 Love Songs. A song from that record, "The Book of Love," has been covered by Peter Gabriel, and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films. 

In concert, the music will be played and sung by seven performers in a stage set featuring 50 years of artifacts both musical (vintage computers, reel-to-reel tape decks, newly invented instruments), and decorative (tiki bar, shag carpet, vintage magazines for the perusal of idle musicians). The seven performers each play seven different instruments, traditional (cello, charango, clavichord) or invented in the past 50 years (Slinky guitar, Swarmatron, synthesizer). 

The stage extravaganza will be directed by the award-winning Jose Zayas (Love in the Time of CholeraAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter).

Please note: Each performance will be a separate program, so that the whole album will be performed over two nights: Night One: Songs 1-25, Night Two: Songs 26-50

Admission: 
$35 / $45 / $80 for two nights

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir - Night One: Songs 1-25

Friday / April 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Stephin Merritt

50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritt’s beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing 50 songs, one for each year of the artist’s life, is a release on Nonesuch Records. The album commenced recording on Stephin Merritt’s 50th birthday, February 9, 2015.  

To date, Merritt has written and recorded 10 Magnetic Fields albums, including the popular and critically acclaimed album, 69 Love Songs. A song from that record, "The Book of Love," has been covered by Peter Gabriel, and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films. 

In concert, the music will be played and sung by seven performers in a stage set featuring 50 years of artifacts both musical (vintage computers, reel-to-reel tape decks, newly invented instruments), and decorative (tiki bar, shag carpet, vintage magazines for the perusal of idle musicians). The seven performers each play seven different instruments, traditional (cello, charango, clavichord) or invented in the past 50 years (Slinky guitar, Swarmatron, synthesizer). 

The stage extravaganza will be directed by the award-winning Jose Zayas (Love in the Time of CholeraAunt Julia and the Scriptwriter).

Please note: Each performance will be a separate program, so that the whole album will be performed over two nights: Night One: Songs 1-25, Night Two: Songs 26-50

Admission: 
$35 / $45 / $80 for two nights

BOOM

Monday / January 30, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present our monthly open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song that's under five minutes long. If you are interested, please arrive at the Red Room any time after 6:00 p.m. for signups. We will take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others do not show up. Each performer is limited to one song each, and no covers or drum kits are allowed. There will be opportunities for a second performance if there are low signups.

For more information, please email Songwriting@berklee.edu

Admission: 
Free

2017 Berklee Chinese New Year Concert

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Yazhi Guo

The Berklee Chinese New Year Concert is an annual celebration among the Chinese and other Asian populations at Berklee. With a collaboration between the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) and Bridge The Gap (BTG), this year's concert aims to connect cultures and musicians, and to bridge the cultural gap between Western and Eastern music. The concert will emphasize the performing arts of China in a way that has never been shown before.

The development of Chinese music will be condensed into a 90-minute program, with unique arrangements of both Chinese folk songs and pop music, along with dance and other forms of performance, to show the audience a brand new perspective on China. Some of Berklee's best Asian performers, as well as the well-known Berklee a cappella group Pitch Slapped, will be joining this concert.

 

Admission: 
$8 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Composers and Friends

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In what has become an annual acoustic event, Jerry Gates presents composers and performers from Berklee College of Music in a chamber group setting. The concept of the event is to highlight the many gifted faculty composers and performers that are at the college. The many genres covered are sure to warm up an otherwise cold February night. Included in this year's program will be Mimi Rabson, Dave Wallace, Peter Cokkinias, Fernando Brandao, Dominick Ferrara, Ricardo Monzon, Junko Fujiwara, and many others.

Admission: 
Free

Suzu's Terrible Horrible Evening Party

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Suzuko Hori

Suzu's Terrible Horrible show is back! Suzuko Hori, a cosplay trombone player from Japan, will hold her third recital at Berklee. She will be performing her compositions and arrangements from her original musical theater Goro Goro Nyahn and Mikion, the God with amazingly talented musicians. It will be an unforgettable recital.

Admission: 
Free

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