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 Global String Festival Concert

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join musicians from Berklee's Global String Intensive, including renowned violinists Darol Anger and Simon Shaheen, for an exciting celebration of world music, jazz, folk, and new acoustic music.

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

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Berklee Vocal Summit Presents Five O'Clock Shadow

Wednesday / July 6, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Throughout their 24-year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music by incorporating mouth percussion, real-time digital effect processing, and innovative writing and arranging into its critically acclaimed live performances and recordings. 

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

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Berklee Vocal Summit Presents Marlon Saunders / Shea Rose

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Former Berklee professor Marlon Saunders '87 and singer-songwriter, performer, and activist Shea Rose '11 will each perform a 45-minute set. 

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

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Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 9, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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This annual concert features Berklee City Music students from throughout North America performing in the Jazz, Pop/Rock, Choral, Big Band, and Pop/R&B ensembles.

Admission: $15

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Guitar Sessions: The Sheryl Bailey 3

Monday / August 15, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Sheryl Bailey, a professor in the Guitar Department, performs original compositions with Ian Froman, a professor in the Percussion Department, on drums and Pat Bianch on organ. 

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

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Guitar Sessions: Robben Ford

Tuesday / August 16, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s new album, Into the Sun, shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that’s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, and other legends.

Admission: $20 in advance / $23 day of show

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Guitar Sessions: The Jon Finn Group

Wednesday / August 17, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Jon Finn, a professor in the Guitar Department, presents an evening of mostly original, mostly instrumental guitar music in a wide variety of styles, featuring some strong rhythm section players. 

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

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Guitar Sessions: Shaun Michaud

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

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Shaun Michaud, an assistant professor in the Guitar Department, performs both original and cover pop and rock songs on vocals and instrumental guitar.

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

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Convocation: Welcoming Berklee's Newest Entering Class

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

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Please join us as we welcome Berklee's newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. Free for students and families. 

Admission: Free

Convocation: Welcoming Berklee's Newest Entering Class

Sunday / August 28, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Admission: Free

The Hot Sardines

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

Berklee Performance Center

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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