#BerkleeTogether Performances Continue in April
The #BerkleeTogether performance series continues in April as Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students collaborate from around the globe. During this period of socially distanced music, students, faculty, and alumni continue to create, bringing live monthly performances to a global audience via Berklee's YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook pages.
Christina Jones and Sarah Katherine Lawless
Boston Conservatory at Berklee students Christina Jones and Sarah Katherine Lawless will perform Fiona Apple’s “Hot Knife” on Wednesday, April 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Jones has been singing ever since she was a child, and has participated in the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition (winner in 2017), American Idol (season 13), and Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She has participated in theatrical work on and offline, including Cabaret (ensemble), Shrek the Musical (Dragon), Big Fish (the Witch and Josephine), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peasblossom and the Fairy), and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf (Lady in Yellow). Jones's first album, You Were My Compass, a collaboration with Kimiko Ishizaka, is set to be released in June.
Lawless is working toward a B.F.A. in musical theater, with an emphasis in songwriting and a minor in creative entrepreneurship. Her recent theater credits include Fugitive Songs (Annie’s Party and Poor Little Patty), Cabaret, The Wolves, Titus Andronicus, and Shrek the Musical. She recently released her first two singles, “hey (i’m dating the man you love)" and “pretty men and lots of trouble,” which can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Instagram.
“Music is a universal language, and art is slowly becoming more and more accessible, which is why creating art seems necessary and important in this time we are living in.”
—Sarah Katherine Lawless
“The collaborative and creative thoughts from my fellow artists and friends is what made this process so fulfilling and powerful," says Lawless from her hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. “Music is a universal language, and art is slowly becoming more and more accessible, which is why creating art seems necessary and important in this time we are living in.”
For this #BerkleeTogether production, Jones and Lawless collaborated with Boston University students, director Santiago Arenas, and video producer Sanjana Kumar.
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