Berklee Performance Center

Housed in the renovated, historic Fenway Theater, the Berklee Performance Center—the college's flagship performance space located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue—seats more then 1,200 and is counted among Boston's most prestigious concert halls. More than 150 faculty and student concerts are held here each year, in addition to approximately 100 outside professional shows and special seminars and clinics.  

 

Patrick Bruel

Sunday / November 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Patrick Bruel is a French actor and who has sold millions of albums over the course of his versatile career.

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The Voice of Mali

Monday / November 3, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Voice of Mali (or, Mali Kan) is a stunning display of traditional Malian music and dance.

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An Evening with Preston Reed and Special Guest Usman Riaz

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Preston Reed's audacious re-invention of acoustic guitar playing has influenced a generation of young guitarists, including Pakistani multi-instrumental composer Usman Riaz. They will be reunited for one night only for the first time since their hit performance at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

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Ana Moura

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results.

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Mary Black

Saturday / November 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge. Her daughter, Róisín O, will open.

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Susana Baca Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Berklee's Latin Music and Culture Celebration will present a concert featuring world-renowned Peruvian singer Susana Baca. 

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Diego el Cigala

Friday / November 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Three-time Grammy Award–winner Diego el Cigala is quite simply the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. His earthy, exultant, and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the greatest singers of our time.

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Warren Miller's "No Turning Back"

Saturday / November 15, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Warren Miller’s new film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller Entertainment to every end of the winter sports world—a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos.
 

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Milton Nascimento

Sunday / November 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire.

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A Little Mischief: A Midsummer Musical

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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Musical Theater Ensemble director Rene Pfister presents his original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring the Musical Theater Orchestra directed by Broadway veteran Eric Stern.

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A Little Mischief: A Midsummer Musical

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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Musical Theater Ensemble director Rene Pfister presents his original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring the Musical Theater Orchestra directed by Broadway veteran Eric Stern.

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Ani DiFranco

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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After 20 years in the music business, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. 

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Chasing: Final Round

Friday / November 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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Everyone has a dream to chase, and everyone has a song to sing. Eight excellent singers from different colleges in Boston will perform at this event. 

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Vocal Jazz Festival Day 1

Monday / December 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, The Real Group, The Andrew Sisters,  and The Swingle Singers as well as original arrangements. Featuring David Scott's vintage vocals and special guest Jeff Ramsey.

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Vocal Jazz Festival Day 2

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, The Real Group, The Andrew Sisters, The Swingle Singers, as well as original arrangements.

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Vulnerable: A Marvin Gaye Tribute

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Featuring Aloe Blacc, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, the Berklee Neo-Soul Ensemble, and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, this homage to Marvin Gaye's landmark recording and artistic contributions will be the first live performance of Vulnerable in its entirety alongside his popular and lesser-known compositions. Curated and produced by Revive Music. Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m.

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Mark O'Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor presents a program of Appalachian music. "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country, featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere,'' O'Connor says. 

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Singers Showcase: A Tribute to Muscle Shoals

Thursday / December 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Many great songs in music history have been recorded in this small town in Alabama by such legendary performers as: Etta James, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Aretha Frankln, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, and others. Singers' Showcase features some of Berklee's finest student vocalists, instrumentalists, and arrangers.

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Brad Mehldau Trio

Saturday / December 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, a four-time Grammy nominee, and his group present Mehldau's music, which often juxtaposes dense pieces with stripped down, emotionally direct works.

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Songwriting Department Battle of the Bands; photo by Kelly Davidson

Songwriting Department Battle of the Bands Contest

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This battle of the bands contest will feature the best bands playing original music in the Berklee community. A panel of music industry professionals will judge the competition, along with faculty from the Songwriting Department and other faculty.

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