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.

An Evening of Art Song in English

Wednesday / January 25, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee voice faculty present a recital of American and British classical songs.

Admission: Free

Rising: A Modern Cantata for the World to Come

Thursday / January 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

The recording of Rising is groundbreaking, jazz-influenced chamber music of the most revered collection of Jewish prayers, the Amidah. Come enjoy live elements of story-telling, dance, art, and learning.

Admission: Free

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The Berklee Recital Hall

CANCELED: Suoni Italiani: Italian Composers in Boston

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

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

CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.
An evening of piano music from composers in the Boston area will feature two U.S. premieres and two world premieres, performed by pianist Miriam Conti.

Admission: Free

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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Club d'Elf

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club d'Elf with special guest David Tronzo celebrate the release of Live at Club Helsinki, an intoxicating mix of jazz, electronica, hip-hop, psychedelia, dub, and Moroccan trance. 

Admission: $15 Advance / $18 Day of show / Standing Room Only

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The Red Room

BOOM

Monday / January 30, 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 our monthly open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / January 30, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

An evening of original works by Composition Department faculty composers.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night VI

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

This is the sixth concert in our series, featuring faculty from the Guitar Department in solo and duo settings. 

Admission: Free

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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The David Friend Recital Hall

You'll Hear It!: The Ear Training Faculty Concert

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Ear Training faculty members, students, staff, and guests perform a wide variety of solo and small ensemble music. 

Admission: Free

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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Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance (of Snarky Puppy)

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Grammy Award-winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance released his debut album Flint in 2014 and received international critical acclaim, going straight to no. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts.

Admission: $15 in advance / $18 general admission

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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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Night of the Living Strings

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

Berk Recital Hall

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

Apostolos Paraskevas will present original compositions for solo guitar and chamber music. 

Admission: Free

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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Active Bird Community / Bear Salon / Twin Chameleon

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn band with sprightly, slacker vibes reminiscent of '90s indie rock. Bear Salon and Twin Chameleon are the opening acts. 

Admission: $10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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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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Why Don't We

Why Don't We / Round2Crew

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

A band like no other on the pop landscape, Why Don’t We brings together five supremely talented singer-songwriters who have each built up a passionate following of their own. Pop-rap group Round2Crew, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, will open the show.

Admission: $15 general admission / $39 meet and greet / $79 meet and greet and hangout

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Considering Matthew Shepard

Sunday / February 5, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

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

Celebrated Grammy–winners Craig Hella Johnson and choral ensemble Conspirare will perform Johnson’s new musical masterwork, Considering Matthew Shepard, at Boston's Symphony Hall.

Admission: Purchase $20-$60 tickets through Boston Symphony Orchestra website.

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The David Friend Recital Hall

Songwriting Department Collaboration Concert

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

In this concert, Songwriting Department faculty will feature collaborations with writers from other departments and divisions.

Admission: Free

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