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.  

 

Mogwai Play Atomic

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Atomic, the new album by Scottish experimental rock legends Mogwai, comprises reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to the acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise. 

Admission: $29.50

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2017 Berklee Chinese New Year Concert

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A collaboration between the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) and Bridge The Gap (BTG), this year's concert aims to connect cultures and musicians, and to bridge the cultural gap between Western and Eastern music.

Admission: $8 Advance / $12 Day of Show

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Songs in the Key of Life

Wednesday / February 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Stevie Wonder's legendary album Songs in the Key of Life will be performed by Berklee faculty member Tom Appleman and will feature alumni Jonathan Hoard and Desmond Scaife Jr. on vocals.

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

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Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble: Exodus Suite with Vivien Goldman

Thursday / February 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble will perform Marley’s Exodus album in its entirety, to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the album’s release. The evening will include special guest Vivien Goldman.

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

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The 2017 MLK Celebration: Mobilize, Educate, Elevate​ with Special Guest India.Arie

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s fourth annual MLK Celebration Series will engage the Berklee community and the public in celebration and discussion of furthering the work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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

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The Nor'easters, a cappella group from Northeastern University

ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night One

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The top collegiate a cappella groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of International Champions. 

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

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Maxim Lubarsky Collective

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of Brazil and beyond will come to life alongside original material by Maxim Lubarsky, Berklee assistant professor of piano.

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

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Black Lives Matter: Sankofa

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "go back and get it," reflecting the common adage, "If we don't know our history, we are doomed to repeat it."

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

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ShapeShifter Lab Orchestra

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jazz, funk, world music, loops, polyrhythms, and high energy collide in this collaboration between bass player Matthew Garrison, ShapeShifter Lab founder, and Winnie Dahlgren, Berklee professor of harmony.

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

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Dhafer Youssef

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts, find out why Tunisia’s Dhafer Youssef is widely considered the most inventive oud player today. 

Admission: $26 / $30 / $35 / $40

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Dianne Reeves

Sunday / February 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts, witness the work of a captivating world-class performer, Dianne Reeves ‘03H. 

Admission: $28 / $36 / $46 / $56

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Jazz Vocal Series: Faculty Night

Tuesday / February 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty from Berklee’s Voice Department will perform a jazz repertoire from the Great American Songbook and other composers. 

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

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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, 02115, United States

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. 

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

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Aaron Diehl Presents Jelly and George Featuring Adam Birnbaum and Cécile McLorin Salvant

Friday / February 17, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

As part of the Celebrity Series of Boston, timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant revisit and revitalize the works of jazz piano greats George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.

Admission: $55 / $65

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Upper Structure, Berklee a cappella group

ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night Two

Saturday / February 18, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The top collegiate a cappella groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of International Champions. 

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

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West Side Story

Wednesday / February 22, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s Musical Theater Club presents West Side Story, one of the most identifiable love stories of all time.

Admission: $12 in advance / $17 day of show

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West Side Story

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

West Side Story is one of the most identifiable love stories of all time. With the musical and lyrical geniuses of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, the story revolves around two rival gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, and a budding romance caught in the crossfire. 

Admission: $12 in advance / $17 day of show

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Great American Songbook: Tribute to Laurel Canyon

Sunday / February 26, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, some of the most memorable and iconic American popular music was written by residents of Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills.

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

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Faculty Singers Night

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s Voice Department faculty members perform songs in jazz, R&B, and pop-rock styles, singing classic and original tunes, joined by an all-star rhythm section.

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

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Music of Michael Abene

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features the music of composer/arranger/pianist and artist-in-residence Michael Abene, performed by a large ensemble of some of Berklee’s finest soloists and ensemble players.

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

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