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.  

 

Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera

Saturday / March 7, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

An original dramatic opera composed by Robert E. Schlink and Robert C. Schlink, and directed by Carol Schlink, Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera is scored for a large company of singers, a small conventional orchestra, and a heavy metal band.

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

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Rhythm and Frequencies: Contemporary Writing and Production Student Concert

Tuesday / March 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Contemporary Writing and Production student concert features some of the department's best students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music. 

 

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

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Songwriting Department Battle of the Bands; photo by Kelly Davidson

Kaleidoscope: An Open-Genre Battle of the Bands

Thursday / March 12, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee’s Songwriting Department, along with the Record Company and Notable Productions, will host Berklee's first all-original Battle of the Bands.  

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

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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Saturday / March 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans, Louisiana and Havana, Cuba. Special guest Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) will also perform.

Admission: $40 / $50 / $60

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Ghazal

Saturday / March 21, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Beautiful, mesmerizing, and profoundly musical, Ghazal brings together world-renowned Persian and Indian musicians to create an exquisite and harmonious dialogue between the two traditions. 

Admission: $28 / $32 / $37

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Latin America Vive Music Festival: Second Edition

Tuesday / March 24, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The second edition of the Latin America Vive Music Festival will showcase contemporary Latin American music in all of its rich and diverse musical styles.

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

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International Folk Music Festival

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This annual festival celebrates Berklee's abundant international student population with faculty and student performances. 

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

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BGJI Summit In Honor of Joanne Brackeen's Living Legacy Award

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Hosted by Joe Lovano, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) celebrates the BGJI Summit in honor of Joanne Brackeen's Living Legacy Award.

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

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Words Without Music: A Conversation with Philip Glass

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Enjoy a conversation with prolific and popular contemporary composer Philip Glass as he discusses his long-awaited memoir, Words Without Music. Each ticket purchased includes a signed copy of the book. 

Admission: $30

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Lilin / Dream Talk / Kyle Thornton & the Company

Thursday / April 2, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Lilin performs her new original music along with innovative covers, merging the worlds of pop and trance. Dream Talk and Kyle Thornton & the Company open the show.           

Admission: $4 in advance / $8 day of show

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CANCELED: Reach Out Initiative: Visiting Artist Clinic

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
The Reach Out Initiative will host a major visiting artist to speak about the connection between healthy lifestyle choices and the sustainability of a musician's career.

Admission: Free

SuperGroup

Saturday / April 4, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The 2015 Right Turn SuperGroup, in partnership with Berklee, presents the 27 Club Memorial Concert with a stage full of musical luminaries. 

Admission: $100 / $75 / $50 / $10

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Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko and Dance Group

Sunday / April 5, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Tamagawa Daigaku Taiko and Dance Group, led by a Kabuki master, performs. 

Admission: $20 / $30 / $40

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Singers Night

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Each semester, between 120 and 180 voice students audition for the opportunity to be cast in Singers Night, one of the Voice Department's premiere shows. 

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

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Mediterranean Music Institute Spring Concert: A Tribute to Paco de Lucia

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This diverse show features a tribute to the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and a variety of music from around the Mediterranean.

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

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Perfect Pitch Concert

Thursday / April 9, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Perfect Pitch is the songwriting club's annual contest featuring Berklee's top vocalists singing songs by Berklee songwriters.

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

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Joan Armatrading

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading’s subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. 

Admission: SOLD OUT

Cassandra Wilson

Saturday / April 11, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

American jazz musician/songwriter/producer Cassandra Wilson celebrates Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday, applying her smoky-smooth delivery to the late master’s jazz hits. 

Admission: $30 / $37 / $42

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Zappa Plays Zappa

Sunday / April 12, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Dweezil Zappa honors his father by introducing a new generation to Frank Zappa's music.

Admission: $29.50 / $35 / $39.50 / $79

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Singers Showcase

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. 

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

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