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. 

 

Patrice Rushen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Pianist and composer Patrice Rushen is a regular on the Berklee scene. This concert will offer a look at her compositions, and will afford us the opportunity to see Patrice's work from a variety of angles.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: The Music of Art Blakey, Salsa Ensemble, State of Jazz Comp. Symposium

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Art Blakey, salsa music, and original jazz compositions.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Original Fusion, Reggae Dub, The Music of Pat Metheny

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original fusion music, reggae dub music, and the music of Pat Metheny.
 

Admission: Free

Ensembles: ECM/Free Jazz, the Music of Cedar Walton, Miles Davis Acoustic

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present free jazz, the music of Cedar Walton, and the music of Miles Davis.
 

Admission: Free

Miku Okano's Senior Recital

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In her final recital at Berklee, drumset principle Miku Okano will perform jazz tunes with her quintet.

Admission: Free

Stevie Marie Duffek: You Call Me a B*tch

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Vocalist Stevie Marie Duffek performs a set of rock music by artists including Bon Jovi, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, and others.

Admission: Free

Women in Jazz: Geri Allen meets Shamie Royston

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Grammy-winning composer and pianist Geri Allen will present a concert led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller and the Rainbow Ensembles featuring arrangements by up-and-coming pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston.

Admission: Free

Wake Owl / Lyla Foy / DJ Carbo

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Wake Owl showcases the music of singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron, whose words and melodies are rich with raw, honest emotion. London-based singer-songwriter Lyla Foy, who is releasing her debut album on Sub Pop, opens the show.

Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

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Rainbow Big Band: Music of Shamie Royston

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller, the exciting and versatile Rainbow Big Band will perform music of pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston for a Friday night big band hang. Free and open to the public.

Admission: Free

Composers of Color

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Composers of Color is a collective group of composers brought together to discuss and explore the creative conditions of the music of composers of color in the marketplace, academy, and concert world.
The concert will be made up of works by 21st-century composers of color. Concert works ranging from art songs, solo instrumental, and chamber pieces representing a broad range of cultural expressions, styles, and contemporary compositional approaches will be performed.

Admission: Free

Hauschka

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Experimental musician Hauschka is known for his “prepared piano” work, a tradition believed to have begun with the French composer Erik Satie in which objects are inserted between strings or on hammers to extend the piano’s aural possibilities, though he has extended his repertoire beyond this niche in recent years.

Admission: $20, general admission

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Maria Schneider Orchestra

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Maria Schneider and her orchestra have enjoyed a distinguished recording career, including earning nine Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards.

Admission: $60, $52, $44, reserved seating

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The State of Jazz Composition: Terence Blanchard

Sunday / April 27, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

In this culminating concert of the State of Jazz Composition symposium, Terence Blanchard will perform with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Hopkins.

Admission: $16, $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $20, $12 day of show, reserved seating

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Stardust: The Music of Frank, Sammy, Dinah, Judy, and Friends

Sunday / April 27, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This original show, created and produced by students of liberal arts professors Amy Merrill and Rebecca Perricone, is based on the lives of big band leaders and singers.
 

Admission: Free

Max Holmberg's Senior Recital

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Drummer Max Holmberg performs with a number of different groups. The program will include original compositions by various members of the groups as well as some familiar jazz songs.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Hardcore/Heavy Metal

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present heavy metal music.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Big Band Jazz, Improv 21st Century Grooves, Mahavishnu, Return to Forever

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present big band jazz, modern improvised groove music, and jazz fusion.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Bluegrass

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present bluegrass music.

Admission: Free

Jonah Francese: Barely Thinkin'

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In his final recital at Berklee, trumpeter and big band leader Jonah Francese presents original compositions with a quintet.

Admission: Free

The Berklee Dwele Ensemble

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Dwele Ensemble, directed by Tia Fuller, features the music of neo-soul artist Andwele ‘Dwele’ Gardner.

Admission: Free

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