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. 

 

Those Who Can Teach, Perform

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Students and faculty of the Music Education Department perform an eclectic program of music each semester.  

Admission: Free

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 1:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

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

Beautiful Songs from Latin America is a recital featuring the Advanced Latin and Jazz Performance Workshop for Vocalists class, directed by faculty vocalist Mili Bermejo.

Admission: Free

Best of Jazz Composition Spring 2017

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department presents a concert by some of the finest jazz composition students at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

The Lord of the Rings Symphony

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Composer and Berklee alumnus Howard Shore ’69, ‘08H created his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony in six movements to express J. R. R. Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's films as an immense symphonic work. The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, featuring top Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee musicians and vocalists, will perform this monumental work at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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Terence Blanchard and His Ensembles in Concert

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Terence Blanchard is one of the world's leading jazz composers, film composers, and trumpeters. 

Admission: Free

Divas Latinas

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

The Divas Latinas show is a tribute to the most influential pop and pop-rock female Hispanic singers that have made a great impact in Latin America.

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

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The Phoebe Chou Experience: Stones and Bowls

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

This recital features Phoebe Chou on total percussion, performing music by Avner Dorman, John Psathas, Ben Wahlund, Rihanna, and many more. 

Admission: Free

Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester

Black Violin

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music.

Admission: $20 in advance / $25 general admission

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The Gloaming Featuring Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Dennis Cahill, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Thomas Bartlett

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill, singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, and pianist Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman), the Gloaming has burst onto the music scene with a distinctive new sound. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.  

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

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Overcoats

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Overcoats's debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody.

Admission: $12 in Advance / $14 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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Niyaz Featuring Azam Ali

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz creates a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st-century global sound. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.  

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

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Idan Raichel: Piano Songs

Saturday / April 29, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel became a global music icon with the Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

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

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Perfect Pitch

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Perfect Pitch is an annual student-run project that gathers the college’s best performers, producers, and songwriters in the spotlight and celebrates Berklee’s unparalleled potential to impact the music industry. 

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

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Roots Roadshow: Tribute to Lead Belly

Thursday / May 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

In this wide-ranging program, students and faculty from the American Roots Music program will pay tribute to Lead Belly’s wildly diverse repertoire by performing songs associated with the master in new and unexpected settings.

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

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An Evening with Draco Rosa

Saturday / May 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

World Music/CRASHarts presents musician Draco Rosa, a multi-Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer- songwriter, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur, who kicked off his career in the '80s as a member of the Latino boy band Menudo.  

Admission: $48, $42, $37, $28

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Recital: The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

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

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea class will present a recital featuring the compositions of these three great pianists and artists, performed by the students in the class, and accompanied by a student bassist and drummer. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert I

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for solo and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for soloists and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Choir Festival: Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Berklee Concert Choir will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, K.427. 

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

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Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

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