Berklee Performance Center

E.g., 2018-02-19
E.g., 2018-02-19

Poetic Jazz

Wednesday / February 21, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of Polish composer Lech Wieleba and the quartet Poetic Jazz will come together with an orchestra featuring Berklee students for an evening of inspired contemporary original music.

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

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Paul Simon

Sunday / February 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s annual Great American Songbook pays tribute to Paul Simon, an icon of American music who has been writing and performing indelible songs since he and Art Garfunkel formed their duo in 1964.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Terence Blanchard Ensembles

Tuesday / February 27, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee students, hand-picked by Blanchard, put on a collective concert that is an event not to be missed.

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

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Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: Celebrating 10 Years

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

The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stellar lineup of guest artists from around the globe, including the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Tigran Hamasyan, Amal Murkus, Women of the World, Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, and Berklee World Strings, among others.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Berklee World Strings

Monday / March 5, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee World Strings performs original compositions and arrangements featuring the improvisational abilities of its players in a variety of contemporary music styles and settings.

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

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Guitar Night: Rock and Pop 2018

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

The concert will feature selected student-led ensembles that represent the best rock/pop guitarists at Berklee. Many students consider being chosen for this performance to be one of their highest personal achievements.

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

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Kurt Elling Meets Berklee

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

The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, international jazz award winner Kurt Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese—the writing and performing of words over recorded, improvised jazz solos.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Michael Schenker Fest

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

Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerized the rock community since the '70s. 

Admission: $55 / $75 / $95 / $145

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Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona

Saturday / March 10, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Celebrated flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona and his company of 10 dancers, musicians, and vocalists perform Impetu (bursting with energy), an innovative and emotionally charged program set to Spanish scores by Albéniz, Riqueni, and Escudero.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Compañía Eva Yerbabuena

Sunday / March 11, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

An extraordinary artist famed for bold, powerful performances, Eva Yerbabuena maintains a riveting balance between artistic innovation and rich flamenco tradition.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Into the Woods

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

This epic adventure musical incorporates plots and characters of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Into the Woods

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

This epic adventure musical incorporates plots and characters of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Sima Bina and Rohab Ensemble

Saturday / March 17, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sima Bina, called “the grand lady of Iranian folk music” by Radio WDR Germany, will perform as a part of the Nowruzaneh concert tour of the United States.

Admission: $40 / $50 / $60 / $70 / $80 / $125

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Sirusho

Friday / March 23, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For the first time in Boston, world-renowned Armenian singer-songwriter Sirusho takes the stage with Sayat Nova Dance Company of Boston.

Admission: $55 / $75 / $85 / $95 / $120

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Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

Saturday / March 24, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Spanning jazz, Latin, and African influences, Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful collaboration between Omar Sosa, a seven-time Grammy-nominated Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader; and Seckou Keita, an award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer.

Admission: $28 / $32 / $37 / $42

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The Rhythm of Lorca with Guest Artist El Piraña

Monday / March 26, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Mediterranean Music Institute spring concert presents an evening of music that will take the audience from the poetry of Federico García Lorca to the rhythms of the cajón, featuring the acknowledged master of the instrument, Israel "El Piraña" Suárez. 

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

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International Folk Festival

Wednesday / March 28, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Folk music from all over the world will be presented by various Berklee student groups and special guests.

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

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Percussion Days Showcase: Tribute to Kim Plainfield

Thursday / March 29, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Select Berklee students and faculty will perform in honor of and in memory of longtime Percussion Department faculty member Kim Plainfield, who passed away in April 2017.

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

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Summit: Love Supreme

Friday / March 30, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

With the theme Love Supreme, the ninth annual Berklee Global Jazz Institute Summit will celebrate the impact of William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Geri Allen, Kahlil Gibran, Gabriela Mistral, John Coltrane, and Martin Luther King Jr. on today’s global jazz era.

Admission: $12 in advance / $16 day of show

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Curtain Up

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Curtain Up is the ninth annual concert of new, original musical theater songs written, orchestrated, and performed by Berklee students and alumni.  

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

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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.