Concert

Idan Raichel

Saturday / April 29, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Idan Raichel

Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel became a global music icon with the Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Performing a very special solo concert called Piano Songs to support his new album, At the Edge of the Beginning, Raichel says, “I hope this album will enable me to go on stage, me and a piano, and to tell the audience stories, inspirational thoughts, and just sing songs. I think that this is the ultimate way to be an artist, when you’re forced to depend on yourself and on your soul.”

Admission: 
$28 / $36 / $46 / $56

Niyaz Featuring Azam Ali

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Niyaz and Azam Ali

Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz creates a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st-century global sound. Led by vocalist Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian on oud and kaman, the five-member band presents a groundbreaking multimedia experience that features dancer Tanya Evanson, one of the first female whirling dervishes. This is the Boston debut by Niyaz. 

Admission: 
$26 / $30 / $35 / $40

The Gloaming Featuring Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Thomas Bartlett

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Gloaming

With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and pianist Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman), the Gloaming has burst onto the music scene with a distinctive new sound. In a rare combination of lush Irish tunes, ancient sean-nós songs, brave explorations, and exhilarating and explosive medleys, the virtuosic band delivers an astonishing, combustible, and unforgettable experience. 

Admission: 
$26 / $30 / $35 / $40

Eliane Elias

Saturday / March 25, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eliane Elias

Pianist, singer, and songwriter Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style, which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz and compositional skills. With 25 recordings to date, Elias has sold more than 2 million albums and won a Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy Award for her most recent release, Made in Brazil. Elias will be touring in support of her greatly anticipated new album, due to be released just in time for her concert.

There will be a free, preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 7:00 p.m. in the Davis Room on the second floor of the Berklee Performance Center. 

Admission: 
$26 / $30 / $35 / $40

Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, Brian Blade: Still Dreaming

Sunday / March 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade

With a nod to the past and a wink to the future, Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming is a gift to his father, the legendary saxophonist Dewey Redman. In a program of new compositions inspired by his father’s band, which featured Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell, Joshua Redman calls on Brian Blade on drums, Scott Colley on bass, and Ron Miles on trumpet to celebrate the tradition and innovation fostered by Dewey and his band.

There will be a free preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Room on the second floor of the Berklee Performance Center. 

Admission: 
$28 / $36 / $46 / $56

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Sunday / March 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Known for her flamboyant skill and trademark step-dancing, Natalie MacMaster is the sweetheart superstar of the Cape Breton fiddle. Donnell Leahy was part of the brilliant, popular Canadian group Leahy. Together they create a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, song, and dance.

Admission: 
$28 / $35 / $40 / $46

Maria Rita

Saturday / March 11, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maria Rita

With six Latin Grammys and nearly two million records sold in Brazil alone, Maria Rita blends traditional bossa nova and sophisticated pop with her own free-flow style, bringing a fresh global voice to Brazilian song. 

Admission: 
$28 / $36 / $46 / $56

Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully

Sunday / February 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dianne Reeves

A captivating world-class performer, Dianne Reeves was awarded five Grammys and an honorary doctorate of music from Juilliard. Her magical, timeless voice, improvisational prowess, and unique soul-jazz stylings mark her as one of the world’s preeminent jazz vocalists. She will be joined by Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully. 

There will be a free preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Room on the second floor of the Berklee Performance Center. 

Admission: 
$28 / $36 / $46 / $56

Dhafer Youssef

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dhafer Youssef

From Tunisia, Dhafer Youssef is widely considered the most inventive oud player today. In addition to being a consummate vocalist and prolific composer, he combines traditional Sufi music, world, and jazz influences with Arabic lyricism to create a spellbinding, sublime journey. Performing alongside piano, bass, and drums, Youssef makes his Boston debut touring in support of his new album, Diwan of Beauty and Odd, acclaimed by critics as "pure musical creation [that] becomes a reference point and enters the pantheon of classics.”

Admission: 
$26 / $30 / $35 / $40

Lisa Hilton

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lisa Hilton
Acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton debuts new compositions from her 2017 release Day & Night, which was inspired by the lush melodies of Cole Porter, while connecting with the bluesy energy of Count Basie and Horace Silver. Hilton’s expressive and impressionistic compositions continue to explore the soundscape of jazz and blues alongside classical, modernist and avant-garde ideas. With her 19th release, Day & Night echoes Hilton’s commitment to discover and savor everyday moments and unexpected beauty from sunrise to sunset.
 
Listen to In the Studio with Lisa Hilton for Day & Night:

 

 

Admission: 
$22 / $12 Student

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