Berklee Performance Center

Housed in the renovated, historic Fenway Theater, the Berklee Performance Center—the college's flagship performance space located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue—seats more then 1,200 and is counted among Boston's most prestigious concert halls. More than 150 faculty and student concerts are held here each year, in addition to approximately 100 outside professional shows and special seminars and clinics.  

 

Berklee Vocal Summit Concert: Becca Stevens

Monday / June 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The New York Times describes Becca Stevens as a “best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.” She recently was featured on Snarky Puppy’s new Family Dinner, Volume 2, and has collaborated with artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau, José James, and David Crosby.

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

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Berklee Vocal Summit Concert: Mario Jose

Tuesday / June 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mario Jose is a seasoned singer-songwriter, powerhouse vocalist, and true entertainer. As an artist in residence for the 2018 Berklee Vocal Summit, he performs a set of his own music. 

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

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Berklee Vocal Summit Faculty Showcase

Wednesday / June 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Esteemed faculty from the Berklee College of Music Voice Department, showing why they are teachers of such an elite group of voice students, deliver a fun and diverse presentation of genres and performance styles.

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

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MET Musical Awards

Saturday / June 23, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The MET Musical Awards, sponsored by Broadway In Boston, offers middle school and high school members a season-long opportunity to bring experienced adjudicators into their theaters, where they will receive professional feedback on their hard work creating musical theater productions.

Admission: $22

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Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Wednesday / June 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This event, hosted by our alumni mentor faculty, is a chance for Berklee Summer Songwriting students to perform their original songs, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out original songs and voices.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global String Festival 2018

Thursday / June 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Qantara Berklee, Berklee World Strings, the Four Corners Quartet, and the Bobby Britt Band for an unforgettable evening featuring bluegrass, old-time music, Arabic, jazz, fusion, and a whirlwind of contemporary string styles performed by students and faculty of the 2018 Berklee Global String Intensive.

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

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Five-Week Welcoming Concert

Saturday / July 7, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature Five-Week Summer Performance Program faculty members, along with Berklee students and alumni.

Admission: Free

The 2018 International Championship of A Cappella Open: New England Semifinal

Saturday / July 21, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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.

Admission: $25 for students / $35

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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 1, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the top 10 winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter auditions.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 6, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program deliver vocal performances showcasing elements of what they have learned in the program.

Admission: Free

Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 7, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature Berklee City Music® scholars attending the Five-Week Summer Performance Program performing jazz, pop/rock, choral music, big band, and R&B.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Blowout Concert

Wednesday / August 8, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature Five-Week Summer Performance Program student ensembles performing in a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, rock, funk/fusion, pop/rock, salsa, and bluegrass.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 9, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase Auditions; the Five-Week Country, Motown, and Tower of Power ensembles; the Five-Week String Orchestra; and Rock Workshop.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony and Welcome Concert with Tomo Fujita

Sunday / August 12, 2018 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Tomo Fujita has been a faculty member at Berklee College of Music since 1993. Perhaps the most famous of his former Berklee students are Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno (“Kraz”), Lettuce guitarist Adam “Schmeeans” Smirnoff, and John Mayer.

Admission: Free

Tim Miller Clinic: Intervallic Architecture

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For Guitar Sessions 2018, Tim Miller presents Intervallic Architecture, a clinic that will teach students to creatively construct unique arpeggios for use in improvisation.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: David Gilmore

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists, including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, and Rudresh Mahanthappa.

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

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Guitar Sessions: Perlak/Tronzo Duo

Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Perlak/Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. The repertoire of Kim Perlak and David Tronzo, both faculty in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music, consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Berta Rojas

Tuesday / August 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berta Rojas, who ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, will perform a selection of Latin American classical guitar music featuring works from composers such as Manuel María Ponce, Agustín Barrios, Edín Solís, and Quique Sinesi.

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

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Guitar Sessions: Wayne Krantz

Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group perform as part of Berklee Guitar Sessions.

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

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German Schauss: The Thinking Shredder’s Approach to Guitar, Technique, and Sounds

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss presents a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts.

Admission: Free

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