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.  

 

Samodivi: The Haunting Beauty of the Balkans

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of Samodivi is inspired by the beauty and rhythmic intricacies of Balkan musical traditions. The repertoire includes modern interpretations of old folk songs from the Balkan peninsula, as well as original compositions using that style as an inspiration.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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The Coming: Black History Month Celebration

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This musical narrative features excerpts with Daniel Black from his book The Coming, along with compositions from Tia Fuller’s Grammy-nominated album, Diamond Cut, and performances by the Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble on the rich traditions and more contemporary portrayals of the African diaspora, firmly depicting the unrighteous capture and journey of the transatlantic slave trade. 

Admission: $10–$15 in advance / $15–$20 day of show

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ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night Two

Saturday / February 29, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Top a cappella collegiate groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of international champions.

Admission: $20 / $25 / $30 / $35

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The 8-Bit Big Band: Video Game Music Greatest Hits

Sunday / March 1, 2020 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 8-Bit Big Band, a 33-member jazz/pops orchestra created by Charlie Rosen, presents unprecedented “big band” performances of original arrangements of popular video game music with special guests, including Grace Kelly B.M. ’12.

Admission: $37 / $57 / $77 / $147 (VIP)

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The 8-Bit Big Band: Video Game Music Greatest Hits

Sunday / March 1, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 8-Bit Big Band, a 33-member jazz/pops orchestra created by Charlie Rosen, presents unprecedented “big band” performances of original arrangements of popular video game music with special guests, including Grace Kelly B.M. ’12.

Admission: $37 / $57 / $77 / $147 (VIP)

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International Folk Music Festival

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 34th annual International Folk Music Festival presents folk music from around the world performed by Berklee students and special guests.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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The Show, Directed by Rob Lewis

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Show is a pop music spectacle, an electrifying live production of world-renowned hits by today’s biggest stars, reimagined by a superband of top-notch singers, rappers, and instrumentalists from Berklee College of Music.

Admission: $10–$15 in advance / $15–$20 day of show

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Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist/vocalist Yilian Cañizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas.

Admission: $28 / $37 / $42 / $48

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The High Kings

Saturday / March 7, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, and Brian Dunphy. In June 2007, they were invited to join a new Irish band, the High Kings, as three of the four founding members, along with Martin Furey.

Admission: $39 / $44 / $49

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Noa Sings Letters to Bach

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Noa's new project, Letters to Bach, is composed of 12 pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach’s instrumental music, for which she has written English and Hebrew lyrics, inspired by subjects as diverse as technology, religion, global warming, feminism, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Admission: $20 / $25 / $35

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Berklee Greek Ensemble

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Greek Ensemble will perform traditional Greek music from the mainland to the islands, and from Asia Minor to Cyprus, with dancers and guest musicians.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields

Saturday / March 14, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio about coal miners at the turn of the 20th century, Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields combines folk, rock, and classical genres in what the Los Angeles Times called “an unforgettably haunting, harrowing evocation of the plight of Pennsylvania’s coal miners, incorporating many musical styles and effectively shadowy visuals.”

Admission: $25 / $50 / $75 (10 percent off with code for seniors; groups of six or more; and WGBH and GBCC members; 20 percent off with code for Chorus pro Musica subscribers)

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Gala Flamenca

Saturday / March 21, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Gala Flamenca captures the beauty, power, and passion of flamenco.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Gala Flamenca

Sunday / March 22, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Gala Flamenca captures the beauty, power, and passion of flamenco.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Guitar Night: Rock and Pop

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features select student-led ensembles that represent the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Ron Reid: Rituals of Drum, Song, and Spirit

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ron Reid, a bassist, composer, and arranger, explores his groundings in Caribbean folk, kaiso rhythms, and jazz explorations with compositions and arrangements for horn quintet, rhythm section, and chamber steel ensemble.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Berklee World Strings: One World

Thursday / March 26, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee World Strings, directed by Berklee College of Music string professor Eugene Friesen, presents an evening of original music from Eastern Europe, Iran, Brazil, Finland, Peru, and the United States.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Friday / March 27, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Béla Fleck, the groundbreaking banjoist, composer, and bandleader, and the Flecktones, featuring pianist Howard Levy, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten.

Admission: $55 / $80 / $95

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Joey Alexander

Saturday / March 28, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist, composer, and bandleader Joey Alexander is enjoying one of the most ascendant careers in jazz today.

Admission: $30 / $37 / $42 / $48

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Singers Night

Tuesday / March 31, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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