Berklee Performance Center
The Berklee Symphonic Winds present a program of Yiddish and Hebrew music, set for wind ensemble.
Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective thrive off the mixture of Blanchard’s acumen and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton Jr.
With virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance, Yamato displays its breathtaking performance on more than 20 drums, as well as bronze cymbals, vocals, and bamboo flutes.
With a timeless voice and improvisational soul/jazz prowess, Dianne Reeves is one of the world’s preeminent vocalists.
Inspired by the retro-hip joie de vivre of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and its “gramophone music in a smartphone world” philosophy, join an eclectic and global cast of Berklee’s finest vocalists, instrumentalists, arrangers, and dancers as they reimagine modern-day pop songs in jazz and retro styles from a bygone era.
This musical narrative features excerpts with Daniel Black from his book The Coming, along with compositions from Tia Fuller’s Grammy-nominated album, Diamond Cut, and performances by the Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble on the rich traditions and more contemporary portrayals of the African diaspora, firmly depicting the unrighteous capture and journey of the transatlantic slave trade.
In this concert spanning many genres and styles, musical director Rob Lewis '94 (Christina Aguilera, New Kids on the Block, Toni Braxton) presents Berklee College of Music students at their best, highlighting their talent and passion through popular music.
Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist/vocalist Yilian Cañizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas.
A Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio about coal miners at the turn of the 20th century, Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields combines folk, rock, and classical genres in what the Los Angeles Times called “an unforgettably haunting, harrowing evocation of the plight of Pennsylvania’s coal miners, incorporating many musical styles and effectively shadowy visuals.”
Join Béla Fleck, the groundbreaking banjoist, composer, and bandleader, and the Flecktones, featuring pianist Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten.
Joined by a superb lineup, acclaimed musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate Charlie Parker, one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern music history.
While fans eagerly await the release of No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, prepare to be shaken and stirred as Berklee’s most outstanding lead vocalists pay tribute to novelist Ian Fleming’s immortal and debonair Secret Intelligence Service agent, 007.
Seven actresses, who happen to be fantastic singers and multi-instrumentalists, come together to create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty, which, at the end of the day, will save the world.
Join us for a special double bill with acclaimed vocalist, composer, and arranger Alicia Olatuja and rising star Matthew Whitaker.
The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival is a celebrated annual event that brings together guest artists from the region, as well as community musicians, students, visual artists, and dancers from all over the world to celebrate the music of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Mediterranean.