Concerts

Each year, Berklee presents more than 1,500 concerts and events at venues on campus and in the Boston area, showcasing student, faculty, alumni and outside professional acts. 

 

Funny Girl

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

An afternoon at the theater with numbers from musicals that are all about comedy! Hosted by two improv emcees, this hour of hilarious will feature many wonderful singers, musicians, and a variety of tunes.

Admission: Free

Max Harvey

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Max Harvey performs original pop music.

Admission: Free

An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: Junjo, Esperanza, Chamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.
 

 

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Gilad Barakan Quintet

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

A few weeks after recording its debut album, Gilad Barakan's Quintet will perform with special guests at Berk Hall. The music reflects Barakan's classical, jazz, and rock background.
 

Admission: Free

Sun J. Ban: Toddle

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

In her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Sun J. Ban will perform original tunes and arrangements of Korean pop.

Admission: Free

Michael J. Johnson

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Michael J. Johnson will perform his eclectic rock-pop originals, backed by a stellar band made up of Berklee professors, students, and alumni.

Admission: Free

Antoni Vaquer: Voodoo Children Big Band

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist Antoni Vaquer performs a mix of rock, jazz, and other styles with a modern jazz big band.

Admission: Free

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members of Berklee's Harmony Department and guests will present an eclectic concert of original pieces and arrangements performed in small groups, from solo to quintet settings.

Admission: Free

Sophisticated Lady: In Memory of Magdalene Liptay

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty member and pianist Suzanna Sifter presents original material in various ensemble settings.

Admission: Free

Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass. Each of these bassists has underpinned some of the greatest artists of the last three decades: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull among them. With special guest drummer Derico Watson.
 
 

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Second Hand Rose

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, began by experimenting with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia.

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Gaia Wilmer Septet

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

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Brazilian composer and saxophonist Gaia Petrelli Wilmer combines her influences from Brazilian harmony, rhythms, and melodies with modern jazz. In this concert, she presents some of the original compositions she has been working on with her septet.

Admission: Free

Shir Zehavy: Golden Melody

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

Berk Recital Hall

Singer and songwriter Shir Zehavy presents a set of her own music that combines American electro-pop with Israeli tones and timbres.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Tracy's First Recital

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

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Pianist Yang Yu "Tracy" Chen will present originals and jazz standards with her quintet.

Admission: Free

Rhiannon: In Performance

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

David Friend Recital Hall

World-renowned vocalist, improviser, and educator Rhiannon performs with Berklee faculty.

Admission: Free

Two for the Road: Jazz for Piano and Guitar

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Berklee faculty members Bob Winter and Larry Baione present a recital of jazz repertoire for piano and guitar.

Admission: Free

Kanika Patawari

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Kanika holds her first recital, presenting a blend of Eastern and Western sounds through her original music.

Admission: Free

The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for Best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based jazz, R&B, and rock group the Gideon Band. He has gone on to work with artists such as James Brown, Alicia Keys, and Usher.

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Juan Luqui: Sounds and Dreamscapes

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

An intense trip inside guitarist and composer Juan Luqui's inner world of thoughts and emotions. With a wide variety of influences from Bartok to Hiromi to Argentinean folk music, "Sounds and Dreamscapes" is the result of years of studying and writing that merge all of these ideas into his unique voice.

Admission: Free

David Caalaman Trio

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist David Caalaman presents compositions by Cedar Walton, Hank Mobley, John Hicks, and others in a trio setting.

Admission: Free

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