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. 

 

Garnet

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Progressive rock band Garnet performs music composed by band leader Darion Roberts.

Admission: Free

Fly Me to Venus

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Vocalist Venus will perform originals, covers, and arrangements in various styles, in Mandarin and English.

Admission: Free

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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Self Portraits

Self Portraits / The Interlopers / Saint Monroe

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

With a huge modern sound and catchy hooks, Self Portraits brings big rock music to the mainstream. The Interlopers and Saint Monroe will open the show.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 general admission

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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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Clay Cook

Clay Cook / Ava Suppelsa

Saturday / February 18, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

An accomplished songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Clay Cook has recorded and toured with John Mayer, Sugarland, the Marshall Tucker Band, and Shawn Mullins. Ava Suppelsa opens the show.

Admission: $15 general admission / Standing Room Only

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The Berklee Recital Hall

Harmony Too

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

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

This is a faculty performance of the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition II course.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Color Vibrations in Sound

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

This recital presents original music emerging from that place where color, image, and sound are one.  

Admission: Free

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

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

As part of their residency at Berklee College of Music, String Noise, a duo of classical, avant-punk violinists, performs a concert of cutting-edge works written for two violins.

Admission: Free

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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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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The David Friend Recital Hall

"All Keys" Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Piano Department faculty members will present an evening of solo piano performances.

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

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