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.  

 

Ani DiFranco

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

Berklee Performance Center

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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Vocal Jazz Festival Day 1

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

Berklee Performance Center

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.

Berklee Performance Center

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.

Berklee Performance Center

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.

Berklee Performance Center

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.

Berklee Performance Center

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.

Berklee Performance Center

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 Contest

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

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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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2CELLOS

Friday / May 1, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock.
 

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The Wailin' Jennys

Sunday / May 3, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

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