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. 

 

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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Action Item / I/Ø

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

Cafe 939

Action Item has been touring for the last two years in support of its first EP, The Stronger the Love, an album that has sold more than 22,000 copies independently. This show also features Boston-based band I/Ø.

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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: Bluegrass

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

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present bluegrass 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

Jared Pease

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

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Drummer Jared Pease's Boston-based band is the musical vision of four people combining rock, soul, and old-school punk philosophy.

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

The Music of Paul Simon

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 9:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Paul Simon.

Admission: Free

Enya Lim: Bounty

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.

Berklee Dining Hall

In her first Berklee recital, vocalist Enya Lim presents a selection of arrangements.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Mixed World Ensemble, Stage Performance I and II

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present mixed world music, rock, pop, and soul.

Admission: Free

Ensembles: The Music of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present music by Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding.

Admission: Free

Rock Pop and Soul: Sam Cooke, Johnny Taylor, Thelma Houston, and the Ojays

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This annual spring concert will focus on the rich sounds of many of the early pioneer artists who personify stage performance technique. 

Admission: Free

Ensembles: Small Band Jazz

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present jazz in a small-band format.

Admission: Free

Into the Astral Plane: Matt Hull's Senior Recital

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Trumpet principle Matt Hull presents an evening of original music, free improvisation, and arrangements featuring his band Jackie Molassess.

Admission: Free

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