Berklee Performance Center

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2017 International Championship of A Cappella Open Semifinal

Saturday / July 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The International Championship of A Cappella Open is an all-access a cappella tournament that encourages singers to bring together groups of any age, experience, or origin to form a cappella “dream teams” and compete for the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall for a cash prize of $25,000.

Admission: $25 / $30 / $35

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The Collectibles / The Scott Tarulli Project

Tuesday / August 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Collectibles will feature originals and covers in the wheelhouse of Muse and One Republic to '80s-inspired music like the Cars and Duran Duran. The Scott Tarulli Project will feature pop and rock band influences, including the Foo Fighters, Panic at the Disco, and Bruno Mars. 

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

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Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Songwriting Showcase

Wednesday / August 2, 2017 / 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 Summer Performance Program's Songwriting auditions. 

Admission: Free

Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Vocal Night

Monday / August 7, 2017 / 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 vocal performances showcasing elements of what they have learned in the program.

Admission: Free

Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 8, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This annual concert features Berklee City Music students from throughout North America performing in the jazz, pop-rock, choral, funk/fusion, and pop/R&B ensembles. 

Admission: $10 in Advance / $15 Day of Show

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Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 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 Summer Performance Program's Instrumental Showcase auditions. 

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Burning Beauty

Monday / August 14, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Tomo Fujita and Neal Iztler will perform blues, jazz, and funk, from Bob Dylan to jazz standards, and funky originals by Fujita.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show / Free for students enrolled in Guitar Program

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Guitar Sessions: Peter Bernstein Trio

Tuesday / August 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in more than 60 recordings and numerous festivals, concerts, and club performances with musicians from all generations.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show / Free for students enrolled in the Guitar program

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Guitar Sessions: Joe Stump

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Metal guitar master and shred legend Joe Stump performs live with his band playing tracks from his extensive recording catalogue. 

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

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Julieta Venegas: Parte Mia Tour

Thursday / September 7, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Grammy Award winner and internationally acclaimed Latin American artist Julieta Venegas brings her tour to the Berklee Performance Center, representing a new challenge in her career. 

Admission: $40 / $50 / $60

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Vanessa da Mata

Sunday / September 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Stunning Latin Grammy–winning singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata is a huge hit in her native Brazil. Her delicate, crystalline voice blends bossa nova rhythms with R&B, pop, and reggae. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.

Admission: $58 / $48 / $37 / $30

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All-Star Benefit Concert for the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This all-star concert, celebrating the legacy of Boston music icon Fred Taylor, includes Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Grace Kelly, and many others.

Admission: $35 / $50 / $75 / $100 / $150 / $200 for VIP

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Liner Notes: An Evening with Loudon Wainwright III

Wednesday / September 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will be in conversation with Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Songwriting Department, discussing his stories chronicled in his new memoir, Liner Notes.

Admission: $27 (Book included)

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Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Master Class with Eric Harland

Friday / September 22, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The third event of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program is a master class featuring Eric Harland.

Admission: Free

The Corea/Gadd Band

Sunday / October 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Coleading a band for the first time, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd pick up where they left off, this time with young stars filling out the lineup: Lionel Loueke, Steve Wilson, Carlitos del Puerto, and Luisito Quintero. 

Admission: $47 / $57 / $67

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The Paco de Lucía Project Produced by Javier Limón

Friday / October 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Produced by 10-time Latin Grammy-winner Javier Limón, the Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his illustrious career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on percussion, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, and flamenco dancer Farru. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $30 / $37 / $48 / $58

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Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey

Saturday / October 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nearly 40 years after he began performing, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final world tour, titled the Final Journey. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.

Admission: $69/ $50/ $40/ $30

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Internet Cat Video Festival

Sunday / October 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The cats are back by popular demand. Enjoy a 75-minute romp through the internet’s finest cat videos, sharing in the delight of thousands of cat lovers worldwide.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show

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Essential Einaudi

Friday / October 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi’s hauntingly beautiful and evocative music defies categorization. Einaudi has produced 17 albums and composed scores for a plethora of major films including Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar and the Oscar-winning Black Swan.

Admission: $45 / $60 / $75

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Harold López-Nussa Trio

Saturday / October 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Havana-based composer and pianist Harold López-Nussa travels smoothly through his classical, Cuban, and jazz inspirations to create an exceptional style of global jazz. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

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

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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.