Concert

Convocation Concert

Tuesday / January 17, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Be sure to join us as we welcome Berklee’s newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. 

Admission: 
Free for students and families

Jon McLaughlin / Katrina Woolverton

Saturday / April 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jon McLaughlin
Katrina Woolverton
Jon McLaughlin
Katrina Woolverton

Four years ago, Jon McLaughlin’s Island Records debut propelled his song “Beautiful Disaster” up the charts, with “Beating My Heart” following quickly after. Hollywood immediately took notice of the young songwriter and used several pieces of his music for films and commercials. McLaughlin was offered a role in the hit film Enchanted, performing a song that was later nominated for an Academy Award. In 2008, he found himself onstage at the Oscars reprising the tune in front of 32 million U.S. viewers. In between the hit songs and television appearances, true to his hardworking Midwestern roots, McLaughlin spent his nights opening for the likes of Sara Bareilles and Kelly Clarkson, and recording with Jason Mraz and writing for other artists.

Katrina Woolverton is an American singer-songwriter and recording artist from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame in 2011 with the release of her debut album In the Blink of an Eye that featured three charting singles, "Shame on Me," "OPM," and "So Eden." Woolverton was named iHeartRadio's "Artist to Watch" in 2011 and was the opening act in the U.S. for Meatloaf during the Mad, Mad World Tour 2012. In 2012 and 2013, she released two stand-alone singles, "Watch Me Walk Away" (#43 Billboard Hot AC) the only non-Woolverton composition she has recorded (originally penned by Katy Perry along with cowriters Charlie Midnight and Holly Knight), and "Ready to Love," collaborating with electropop producer/remixer Frankmusik.

Admission: 
$20 in advance / $22.50 general admission

Black Violin

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester
Black Violin

Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. When performing live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing-room-only crowds.

Since creating Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries, as far away as Dubai, UAE; Prague, Czech Republic; and South Africa. They have also had appearances at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and at last year’s U.S. Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. They've played their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, D.C., where Barack Obama himself gave each member a hearty handshake. Individually and together, Black Violin has collaborated with the likes of P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, and the Eagles.

Admission: 
$20 in advance / $25 general admission

ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night Two

Saturday / February 18, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Upper Structure, Berklee a cappella group
Upper Structure

The top collegiate a cappella groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of International Champions. The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) are the only global tournaments that showcase the art of student a cappella.

Featuring:

Acapocalypse | Emmanuel College
Boston University Treblemakers | Boston University
Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones | Harvard University
Ssockapella | Salem State University
The Boston University Allegrettos | Boston University
The CharlieChords | Berklee College of Music
The Downbeats | Northeastern University
The Harvard Callbacks | Harvard University
Treble on Huntington | Northeastern University
Upper Structure | Berklee College of Music

The top two placing groups at this event will advance to the ICCA Northeast Semifinal.

Admission: 
Student: $16/20/24 Adult: $20/25/30/25

ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night One

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Nor'easters, a cappella group from Northeastern University
The Nor'easters

The top collegiate a cappella groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of International Champions. The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) are the only global tournaments that showcase the art of student a cappella.

Featuring: 

For Good Measure | Emmanuel College
L’shir | University of Hartford
Simmons Sirens | Simmons College
The Box Combo | Boston University
The Harvard LowKeys | Harvard University
The Nor’easters | Northeastern University
The Suffolk Ramifications | Suffolk University
Tonal Recall | Colleges of the Fenway
Treble Threat | Berklee College of Music

 The top two placing groups at this event will advance to the ICCA Northeast Semifinal.

Admission: 
Student: $16/20/24 Adult: $20/25/30/25

Self Portraits / The Interlopers / Brandon Diaz ‘N Soul

Friday / February 17, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Self Portraits
The Interlopers
Self Portraits
The Interlopers

Self Portraits is a female-fronted rock band from Berklee College of Music. With a huge modern sound and catchy hooks, Self Portraits brings big rock music to the mainstream. They strive to push
the envelope of modern rock music with soaring guitars and technically difficult music while still creating a product that is easily accessible to all listeners.

The Interlopers began in 2010 as the brainchild of lead singer and drummer Curtis Kelley. Known for their blend of classic and modern sounds, they create a fusion of old funk with a new soul. The group now consists of Guillermo “Gui” Goldschmied on bass, Ian Schaid on guitar, and Adam Marks on keyboard, all held down by Curtis Kelley on drums and vocals. With their dreams set on expanding their music to an international audience, one can expect many new and exciting moves from the Interlopers as they charge into a new chapter of music making.

Brandon Diaz 'N Soul is a progressive R&B/funk group from Boston. Though the group is made up of people from all around the country and the world, the band met at Berklee in their first semester and have been together ever since. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission

A Tribute to Phil Wilson, Featuring the Regiment Horns

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Phil Wilson
The Regiment Horns

Sean Jones, chair of Berklee’s Brass Department, will host the Regiment Horns, one of the most in-demand horn sections, in an evening of unforgettable music celebrating Phil Wilson, longtime faculty member, former conductor of the Berklee Rainbow Band, and supportive mentor to many Berklee brass students. The Regiment Horns are Sean Erick ‘06 (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kevin Lloyd Williams Jr. ’03 (flute, tuba, trombone), and Leon Silva Jr. ‘07 (saxophone). They have recorded with Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Solange Knowles, King, and more. They’ll be joined by Tia Fuller, professor of ensembles, and the Berklee Rainbow Band. 

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

Multi-Cultutral Concert: David “FuZe” Fiuczynski and Planet MicroJam Featuring Special Guests

Friday / January 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

David "FuZe" Fiuczynski's music is often described as unclassifiable, challenging, and invigorating. Fiuczynski leads the underground cult band Screaming Headless Torsos and has toured and/or recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Stewart Copeland, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rudresh Mahanthappa, John Medeski, and many more. Fiuczynski has performed at festivals all over the world. Born in the U.S., Fiuczynski grew up in Germany where he was always interested in mixing and “fuzing” different music elements. His recent music melds traditional melodic elements from the Middle East, Asia, India, and Eastern Europe with rock, funk, electronica, and other styles. This concept started on a gig in Morocco in 1992. The Moroccan players noted that Jimi Hendrix visited the country and this gave Fiuczynski an idea: hard grooves with Eastern- inflected melodies, putting the listener into a very colorful trance; could this be the music that Jimi would play today? Fiuczynski's band "Planet MicroJam" celebrates a living Hendrix who’s kickin' it in Casablanca and rocks the casbah every Saturday night.

Fiuczynski is also a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and 2009 Mass Arts Council Fellow in composition and directs the Planet MicroJam Institute at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
Free

Musical Performance with Marlon Saunders

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach, vocal contractor, and CEO of 'The Seamless Voice', Marlon Saunders, will perform in concert. Marlon has just returned from touring with Stevie Wonder on 'The Songs In The Key of Life Tour'. Marlon was also the vocal contractor for Sam Smith and Bastille. Marlon has worked with various artists including: Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Nine Inch Nails and Shania Twain, to name but a few. He has sung on over 100 radio and TV commercials, and appeared as the Calypso Singer in the popular Disney film, Enchanted alongside, Amy Adams. For more info visit: www.theseamlessvoice.com

Admission: 
Free

Kara Dioguardi's Berklee Bootcamp Showcase

Monday / December 12, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

TV personality Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive, among other things. Her discography includes work with artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias, among others. DioGuardi currently teaches a highly competitive class at Berklee called Bootcamp, which combines songwriting with elements of artist development. This semester, her students divided up into teams of songwriters, producers, and artists with the goal of developing the artists and their sounds. In this event, artists PhéMatilda Jonsson, David Stewart (from Migrant Motel), Naïka and luhx.. will all showcase the music they’ve created with their teams.

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