Concert

Brad Mehldau Trio

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Brad Mehldau Trio

Called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic musical tastes, and breathtaking improvisational capabilities. Known for his unique, intense live performances, Mehldau forges his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His highly intuitive trio, with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums, juxtaposes stripped-down, emotionally direct ballads with densely packed, abstract compositions.

Admission: 
$30 / $37 / $42 / $48

Rosario “La Tremendita” Guerrero and Mohammad Motamedi: Flamenco Festival 2016

Sunday / March 20, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Qasida

Qasida is an extraordinary musical encounter between the young Spanish singer Rosario “La Tremendita” Guerrero and her Iranian peer, Mohammad Motamedi. Renowned for accompanying flamenco dancers Belén Maya, Rocío Molina, Rafaela Carrasco, and many others, La Tremendita explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi, the young rising star of Persian classical music. They will be accompanied by six musicians on guitar, Iranian kemanche (a bowed string instrument), percussion, and palmas (hand clapping).

Admission: 
$30 / $37 / $42 / $48

Rocío Molina: Flamenco Festival 2016

Saturday / March 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Rocío Molina

Rocío Molina is at the forefront of modern flamenco and has been awarded many of Spain’s top accolades, including National Dancer of the Year. Considered “one of the finest soloists in the world today” (New York Times), she performs the Boston premiere of Danzaora, a thrilling new work with live musical accompaniment.

Admission: 
$40 / $52 / $65 / $79

Pink Martini

Thursday / March 17, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Pink Martini

Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern sound.

Admission: 
$37 / $48 / $65 / $79

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Sunday / March 13, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Yamato

Yamato takes the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming and creates a heart-pounding spectacle of athleticism, precision, and exhilarating musical expertise. The sheer physical strength and movement of the drummers is as impressive as the music. Yamato’s performers display their breathtaking talent on over 20 drums as well as bronze cymbals, vocals, and bamboo flutes to produce a kaleidoscope of sound.

Admission: 
$30 / $38 / $48 / $58

Farruquito: Flamenco Festival 2016

Sunday / March 6, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Farruquito

From the legendary Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance, Farruquito is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. His new show, Improvisao, is a work of intimate, authentic, and visceral flamenco, which Farruquito calls “a return to my roots.” He will be accompanied by guest dancer Gema Moneo, four singers, two guitarists, and a percussionist.

Admission: 
$40 / $52 / $65 / $79

Vicente Amigo: Flamenco Festival 2016

Saturday / March 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Vicente Amigo

Latin Grammy winner Vicente Amigo is known as one of today’s most dazzling flamenco guitarists and a likely successor to Paco de Lucía. Hailing from Córdoba, Spain, Amigo is at the forefront of a new generation of flamenco performers, steeped in the classic style while constantly innovating within the tradition.

Admission: 
$32 / $40 / $50 / $60

Charles Lloyd and the Marvels with Bill Frisell, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, and Greg Leisz

Sunday / January 31, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Charles Lloyd

Iconic, innovative saxophonist Charles Lloyd H'15 is one of jazz’s living legends. His improvisational talent for cross-pollinating jazz with rock and non-Western styles of music established him as one of the key figures in the development of fusion during the ‘60s and ‘70s. This very special performance also features the guitar wizardry of Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz, Eric Harland on drums, and Reuben Rogers on bass.

Admission: 
$30 / $37 / $42 / $48

The Berklee Anglo-Celtic Vocal Ensemble: The Holly Bears the Crown

Friday / December 4, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Holly Bears the Crown is the first concert by Berklee's all-new Anglo-Celtic Vocal Ensemble, directed by Didi Stewart, an associate professor in the Voice Department. Eleven wonderful student vocalists perform a spirited evening of songs from the British Isles and Ireland, made famous by such artists as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, the Chieftains, Dolores Keane, and the Pogues. Featured vocalists include Nicole Kwan, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Lydia Renold, Caden Grey, Carlotta Amato, Olivia West, Jocelyn Santelli, Faisel Qazi, Annagh Clark, Lillian Seibert, and Sheila Dilley. The vocalists will be accompanied by a six-piece Celtic band.

The show is free and open to the public, but please note that, due to security, the elevator will only be available to those without a Berklee ID between 6:30 p.m. and the start of the show. The stairs are accessible at all times.
Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: A Jazzy Christmas with the John Baboian Quartet

Monday / December 21, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
John Baboian

John Baboian, Berklee faculty member and Jazz at the Arsenal’s artistic director, brings his quartet to the Arsenal for a performance inspired by the Christmas season. A guitarist and composer, Baboian has been a Berklee faculty member for 35 years and has organized the Jazz at the Arsenal series since its inception eight years ago. This concert will feature unique compositions and arrangements of standard holiday fare. The band will consist of Baboian on guitar, Daniel Ian Smith on woodwinds, Bruce Gertz on double bass, and Larry Finn on drums. Come and celebrate the season with some fun, entertaining, and jazzy Christmas tunes.

Admission: 
$20 / $18 for members / $15 for students

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