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.  

 

Convocation

Sunday / August 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

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Please join us as we welcome Berklee's newest entering class.

Admission: Free

Convocation

Sunday / August 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Please join us as we welcome Berklee's newest entering class.

Admission: Free

Vocal Health and Wellness Seminar

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.

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Members of the Berklee Voice Department and the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center will conduct an interactive and informational seminar on vocal health and wellness for all entering voice principals during orientation week.

Admission: Free

Salim-Sulaiman

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India's most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films, including Kurbaan, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, and Heroine; twenty TV shows, and have composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica, and sufi influences to their music.

Admission: $35 / $45 / $55 / $64 / $75 / $122 / $175 / $250

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Heart Strums

Sunday / September 18, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

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Master musicians Hossein Alizadeh (lute) and Hossein Behroozinia (barbat) perform, joined by Behnam Samani on percussion and Saba Alizadeh on kamancheh.

Admission: $30 / $40 / $55 / $70

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John Scofield, Country for Old Men

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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John Scofield brings his lifelong love of American country music out of his toolbox to share with his jazz audiences in his Country for Old Men project, performing with several of his closest musical associates from the jazz community: Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart, and Larry Goldings.

Admission: $30 / $34 / $39

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The Hot Sardines

Saturday / October 1, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 
 

 

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

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M Train Author Patti Smith in Conversation with Michael Patrick MacDonald

Tuesday / October 11, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

From the National Book Award–winning author of Just KidsM Train by Patti Smith is an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world.

Admission: $25 (Includes a copy of the book)

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Mariza

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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Performing for the first time in Boston since 2009, Mariza is a charismatic fado singer with a clarion voice and mesmerizing stage presence. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $30 / $42 / $50 / $69

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Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids

Sunday / October 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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An intimate evening of acoustic performances in the round featuring renowned singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and the Milk Carton Kids. All proceeds support Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative, designed to provide educational opportunities for refugees living in camps and in urban settings worldwide.

Admission: $57.00 / $67.00 / $77.00

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Diego El Cigala

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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Three-time Grammy winner Diego el Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretation of flamenco. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $30/ $42/ $50/ $69

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Dweezil Zappa Cease and Desist Tour / 50 Years of Frank

Thursday / October 27, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Guitarist Dweezil Zappa performs with his band.

Admission: $29.50 / $37/ $45 / $79

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Yehuda Poliker

Saturday / October 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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With a career that spans over 40 years, Yehuda Poliker’s songs became a corner stone of Israeli music and redefined Israeli contemporary pop/rock with his unique combination of electric guitars and bouzouki with a Greek-Mediterranean rhythm and rock flavor.

Admission: $40/$50/$60/$70/$80/$100/$150

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Tomatito

Sunday / October 30, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Winner of four Grammys, José Fernández Torres, known as Tomatito, is a guitarist of major significance within the realm of flamenco. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $30 / $38 / $48 / $58

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Estampas Porteñas Tango Company

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

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Founded in Buenos Aires in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler, Estampas Porteñas Tango Company presents the Boston premiere of its thrilling new production, Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire Told through Argentine Tango and Music. Presented By World Music/CRASHarts.

Admission: $30/ $38 /$48 /$58

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Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet

Sunday / November 6, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

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Two artists who exemplify the standards for creativity and exploration at the venerable Blue Note Records come together for the first time in the Chucho Valdés Joe Lovano Quintet.

Admission: $47 / $57 / $65

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David Feherty: Live Off Tour

Sunday / November 20, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.

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With a sharp wit and irreverent style, David Feherty—the professional golfer turned golf analyst, talk show host, and sports broadcaster—has made a name for himself as one of the most hilarious, irrepressible personalities in golf. 

Admission: $56 / $171.50 VIP

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Kansas

Saturday / November 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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America’s preeminent progressive rock band, Kansas will be touring select cities this fall to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Leftoverture.

Admission: $45 / $55 / $65 / $79.50 / $99.50

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A John Waters Christmas

Saturday / December 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, legendary filmmaker and the Pope of Trash John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) brings his one-man show to Boston. 

Admission: $26 / $35 / $45 / $65 / $125

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