Concerts

Each year, Berklee presents more than 1,500 concerts and events at venues on campus and in the Boston area, showcasing student, faculty, alumni and outside professional acts. 

 

The David Friend Recital Hall

Write of Spring

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

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Write of Spring concert features compositions performed by a dynamic faculty, encompassing all realms of jazz. 

Admission: Free

The Red Room

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / February 22, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Roots Roadshow is a showcase where America's rich musical heritage is explored and celebrated.

Admission: Free

Nick and Chris

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Twin brothers Nick and Chris Petty play and improvise together fusing elements of electronic music, jazz, and pop with a level of chemistry that is unparalleled. 

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Victor Gonzalez's Music

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Take a musical journey with diverse compositions that explore the sounds and colors of upright bassist Victor Gonzalez.

Admission: Free

String Noise at Berklee

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Berklee's Composition Department, with assistance from the String Department, hosts violin duo String Noise.
As part of their residency at Berklee, String Noise performs a concert of newer works written for two violins by Bernhard Lang, Georg Friederich Haas, Derek Hurst, and others.

Admission: Free

Aine

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Great original songs are critical to your success as a solo artist or band. The Berklee Original Band Showcase features five Berklee bands playing 30-minute sets of all original music of any genre.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Miyako's World

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Miyako Tsubota, a musical theater performer and composer, will present a show with Broadway songs and also new musical originals. 

Admission: Free

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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Berklee Original Open Mic Night

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present the monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. 

Admission: Free / Standing Room Only

The David Friend Recital Hall

Bass Department Student Concert

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Some of the best up-and-coming students in the Bass Department will perform in a wide variety of styles and setups.

Admission: Free

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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Ross Ramsay

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano Department faculty member Ross Ramsay will perform with his group, featuring acoustic piano and synthesizers.

Admission: Free

Yifan Wu: Zambelli Piano Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Yifan Wu, Zambelli Piano Scholarship competition winner, will present a solo acoustic piano concert of classical material.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

All Keys-Duos: Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano Department faculty members will perform in two-piano settings, as well as other duo settings.

Admission: Free

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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The Berklee Recital Hall

Michael Abene and Guest Artist Concert

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

World-renowned pianist, composer, and arranger Michael Abene presents an intimate concert of his favorite standards and original compositions through his own creative looking glass.

Admission: Free

Piano Fest: Bob Winter / Steve Heck

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano Department faculty member Bob Winter will present a solo piano concert followed by Piano Department faculty member Steve Heck, who will present a solo piano/vocal concert.

Admission: Free

Marc Rossi Group

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano Department faculty member Marc Rossi and his group will present a concert of his original music, from his critically acclaimed world-jazz CDs Hidden Mandala, Mantra Revealed, and Resonance.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Selected piano students will present a concert of solo piano performances.

Admission: Free

Maher Beauroy: An Lot Soley

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Maher Beauroy, a Caribbean pianist born in Martinique, presents his new creation, An Lot Soley. This quintet is the fruit of his new inspirations cultivated in the U.S. and the result of a real meeting of minds on a human and cultural level between the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, and Latin America.

Admission: Free

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