Signature Series Presents Tribute to Billie Eilish
Berklee's Signature Series continues with The Music of Billie Eilish, a student tribute to the seven-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter, on Thursday, December 2, at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center. The show features performances of “Ocean Eyes,” “My Future,” and “Happier Than Ever,” among other chart-topping hits, and will be post-produced for virtual releases on Berklee's YouTube channel.
In this celebratory tribute, 50 student artists representing nine countries will perform selections ranging from her early SoundCloud releases to her 2021 album, Happier Than Ever. Using new technologies and multimedia tools, including an LED screen integrated throughout the performance, the show will feature video, theatrical skits, and immersive audio. The acclaimed Berklee a cappella group Upper Structure, who most recently won the 2020 Los Angeles A Cappella Festival, will join the event for a special performance of Eilish’s 2019 hit “When the Party’s Over.”
The concert will also showcase talent from Boston Conservatory at Berklee: Theater students are featured as circus performers on “Bad Guy,” joined by Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour trouper and contortionist Eva Lou Rhinelander; and dance student Lily Massie choreographed the performance of “Oxytocin." Pamela Hersch B.M. ’14, a current graduate student at Berklee NYC, created video content to enhance songs throughout the program.
This concert is produced by Berklee Presents. Various special guests from Berklee and beyond have mentored and assisted in the selection of student artists in anticipation of performing Eilish’s most memorable songs, including Grammy-nominated vocalist and Berklee faculty member Debo Ray ’13, renowned dancer and choreographer Sunny Walters, acclaimed vocalist and Berklee Indian Ensemble director Annette Philip, live event designer and creative director Bryan Barancik, and Justin Lubliner, CEO of Darkroom Records, Eilish's label.
“Billie Eilish is an outstanding artist who has inspired our students with her incredible work ethic, introspective lyrics, and otherworldly production style,” said Michael Borgida, director of marketing and Berklee Presents. “This concert will pay tribute to the impact she has made on the world as a musician, and the path she has paved for young artists of the future.”
The Berklee Performance Center is located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Admission is $10/$15 in advance, $15/$20 on the day of the show, and $10 with a Berklee ID. Tickets are available online and at the Berklee Performance Center box office. This is a seated event.
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