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.  

 

The Music of John Scofield

Wednesday / August 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements, written by Urie, of music composed by John Scofield.

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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

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This concert will feature performances by the winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter Contest with a band of Berklee students, directed by Dave Weigert. Performing songwriters are coached and mentored by faculty members Darcel Wilson and Mark Simos.

Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 11, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

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This performance features a variety of special Five-Week vocal ensembles, including the Balkan/Middle Eastern Ensemble, the Five-Week Chorus, the Five-Week Musical Theater Showcase and Ensemble, and the Five-Week Singers Showcase. 

Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 12, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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At the culmination of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Berklee City Music students will perform rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, inspirational, and R&B songs. Scholarship awards will be announced at the show.
 

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Five-Week Showcase

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

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This concert will feature a variety of students from the Five-Week Summer Performance Program performing groups, including Motown, Country, Tower of Power, and Rock workshop ensembles as well as three groups featuring the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase.

Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Seán Keane

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Seán Keane, from County Galway, is decribed as the "greatest musical find of the '90s" by The Independent. Traditional Irish, folk, and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. 

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Inspired by Muddy and Monroe: Featuring the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Special guests the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell will perform with students and faculty to re-envision the music of Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters.

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Gino Vannelli

Saturday / September 20, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Since the 1973 release of his debut album, Crazy Life, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.

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Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Sunday / September 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music, a reputation solidified with its 2014 Grammy win for Best R&B Performance. The band returns to the BPC with Kneebody as special guests.

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Video Game Orchestra: Live in Boston 2014

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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Video Game Orchestra invites you to rock out to video gam music in the group's signature "rockestral" style, which features a rock band, orchestra, and choir.

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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms.

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Wheelworks: Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Darrell Katz will lead the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra in a program including his improvisational cantata, "Wheelworks." Also on the bill will be a new composition honoring recently retired Berklee faculty member Phil Wilson.
 

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Tango Lovers Company

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamour, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage.
 

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Dianne Reeves

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

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Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. A glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, she has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.

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SpokFrevo Orquestra

Sunday / October 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnival music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and infectious happiness.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Sunday / October 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

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New Orleans legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."

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Patrick Bruel

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

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

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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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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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