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E.g., 2018-07-21

The 2018 International Championship of A Cappella Open: New England Semifinal

Saturday / July 21, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) are the only global tournaments that showcase the art of student a cappella.

Admission: $25 for students / $35

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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 1, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the top 10 winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter auditions.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Spotlight

Monday / August 6, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program deliver performances showcasing elements of what they have learned in the program.

Admission: Free

Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 7, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature Berklee City Music® scholars attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program performing jazz, pop/rock, choral music, big band, and R&B.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

Five-Week Blowout Concert

Wednesday / August 8, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature Five-Week Summer Performance Program student ensembles performing in a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, rock, funk/fusion, pop/rock, salsa, and bluegrass.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 9, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase Auditions; the Five-Week Country, Motown, and Tower of Power ensembles; the Five-Week String Orchestra; and Rock Workshop.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony and Welcome Concert with Tomo Fujita

Sunday / August 12, 2018 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Tomo Fujita has been a faculty member at Berklee College of Music since 1993. Perhaps the most famous of his former Berklee students are Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno (“Kraz”), Lettuce guitarist Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff, and John Mayer.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Blues Clinic and Performance with Dan Bowden

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music faculty member Dan Bowden presents a blues clinic and performance featuring concepts to personalize and expand your soloing ideas. Ed Lucie (bass) and Ralph Rosen (drums) also will perform.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Tim Miller Clinic—Intervallic Architecture

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For Guitar Sessions 2018, Tim Miller presents Intervallic Architecture, a clinic that will teach students to creatively construct unique arpeggios for use in improvisation.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: David Gilmore

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists, including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Guitar Sessions Clinic: Robert Godin

Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Robert Godin of Godin Guitars presents a clinic on instrument making and demonstrates new models of his guitars as part of the Guitar Sessions summer program.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Perlak/Tronzo Duo

Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Perlak/Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. The repertoire of Kim Perlak and David Tronzo, both faculty in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Berta Rojas

Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berta Rojas, who ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, will perform a selection of Latin American classical guitar music featuring works from composers such as Manuel María Ponce, Agustín Barrios, Edín Solís, and Quique Sinesi.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Guitar Sessions Clinic: Guy Van Duser

Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guy Van Duser, a legendary fingerstyle guitarist, is joined by faculty members Larry Baione on rhythm guitar, Bob Winter on piano, Bruno Raberg on acoustic bass, and Jon Hazilla on drums, working as a typical Nashville session band of the 1950s and ’60s.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Art of the Jam with Wayne Krantz

Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group host the Art of the Jam, a Guitar Sessions visiting artist clinic.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Wayne Krantz

Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group perform as part of Berklee Guitar Sessions.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Guitar Sessions: German Schauss—The Thinking Shredder’s Approach to Guitar, Technique, and Sounds

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss presents a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Julien Kasper

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Julien Kasper has released three critically acclaimed albums of original music and has performed extensively in the United States and abroad as a leader and sideman. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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African Comedy Show

Saturday / August 18, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Don't miss this African stand-up comedy show featuring Waganda and Wakenya comedians Anne Kansiime; Michael Omuka, a.k.a. Smart Joker; and "2mbili" Dankan Onyango.

Admission: $40 / $50 / $60

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Welcome to Night Vale with Musical Guest Mal

Sunday / September 23, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Admission: $27.50 / $32.50

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Sights and Sounds


Sofei Rei performs "De Tierra Oro" at the Berklee Performance Center.

Tickwanya Jones performs "Piano in the Dark" at the Berklee Performance Center.

The Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, featuring the Ludo Mlado Folk Dance Ensemble, perform "Padna Magla Dilber" and "Marko Kove" at the BPC.