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 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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SungRae and Friends

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

SungRae and Friends present a concert of electronic pop, hip-hop, and rock written by percussion major and drummer SungRae Kim.

Admission: Free

Keeping It Real

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

An evening of contemporary classical music presenting original compositions by the performers, as well as works by Witold Lutoslawski and others.  

Admission: Free

Sungsoo Kim Jazz Quintet

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Pianist Sungsoo Kim performs original jazz compositions with his jazz quintet.

Admission: Free

Bury Me Standing

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Bury Me Standing songs are musically challenging, with complex metric structures based on time signature changes, mixed meters, and metric superimposition. 

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

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10th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The 10th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management Department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry. 

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

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Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott and Matthew Ryan

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Michael McDermott’s brand of rock 'n’ roll brims with the kind of well-honed style and wisdom that can only come from a career on the road and a pedigree in the studio. With a career that spans nearly two decades, Matthew Ryan has refined the poetry of his songwriting, creating his own aesthetic where beauty and darkness often trade punches from line to line. They will be co-headliners for this show.

Admission: $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Nadav Shapira: Expand the Music

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Nadav Shapira presents a show combining contemporary sounds and production with the spirit of improvised music. 

Admission: Free

Rock Enroll 2016

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

Join us for the sixth annual Rock Enroll event to raise scholarship funds that will help one gifted student entering Berklee pursue a career as a rock musician.

Admission: Donation ($15 minimum)

The 2016 Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Final Concert with Special Guest Will Kennedy

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This concert is the culmination of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, with special guest Will Kennedy. 

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

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Christian Conti Orchestra Featuring George Garzone

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Christian Conti is a trumpeter and vocalist, as well as a composer and arranger. 

Admission: Free

Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay / Cherry Mellow / Tighticus Finch

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Dave Mackay is a British alternative rock singer-songwriter and pianist based in New York City. Cherry Mellow and Tighticus Finch will open the show.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

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CANCELED: HAGO Live

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
HAGO is a group from Israel that plays a unique combination of jazz fusion and progressive metal, along with Middle Eastern influences. 

Admission: Free

VanLadyLove

VanLadyLove / Alec Chambers / Shiffley

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

The trio of VanLadyLove, featuring Travis Van Hoff (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Steele Saldutti (bass, Ableton, synths), and Jordan Clark (keys, guitar, vocals), create an irresistibly intergalactic hybrid of rock and electronic music. Alec Chambers and Shiffley will open the show.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

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Berklee A Cappella Showcase

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This show will feature a wide variety of a cappella music by Berklee's the CharlieChords, Pitch Slapped, On the Vox, Upper Structure, and Treble Threat.

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

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Layth Sidiq Performs with Syrian Band Al Turaz Al Andalusí

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Casa Arabe

The Mediterranean Music Institute joins Casa Arabe in a tribute to the thousands of victims and refugees that have left Syria and Iraq, bringing the extraordinary violin of Iraqi/Jordanian Layth Sidiq ( Al-Rubaye) who will perform as a guest artist with the Syrian band Al Turaz Al Andalusí. 

Admission: 5 euros

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Taksim Trio

Friday / October 7, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

After traveling to prestigious festivals like SummerStage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the World Financial Center, Istanbulive comes to Boston with its seventh installment, featuring the U.S. debut of Taksim Trio.

Admission: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show

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Taksim Trio

Friday / October 7, 2016 / 9:45 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

After traveling to prestigious festivals like SummerStage, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the World Financial Center, Istanbulive comes to Boston with its seventh installment, featuring the U.S. debut of Taksim Trio.

Admission: $30

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Refugio del Sonido Concert at the National Auditorium in Madrid

Saturday / October 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

As a continuation of the Refugio del Sonido project, created to raise awareness about the Mediterranean refugee crisis, the Mediterranean Music Institute will offer a concert at the National Auditorium in Madrid, Spain.

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Golden Suits

Golden Suits / Twin Chameleon

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

Heavy on nostalgia and literary allusion, Golden Suits's first, self-titled solo album was centered around mastermind Fred Nicolaus's recent breakup and an obsession with a book of short stories by John Cheever. Twin Chameleon will open the show.

Admission: $12 in advance / $14 general admission (standing room only)

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