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. 

 

Eliot Sumner / Zipper Club

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Born in northern Italy in 1990, Eliot Pauline Sumner received a first-rate musical education from her father, Sting. 

Admission: $12 advance / $15 day of show / Standing Room Only

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Boston Book Festival

Saturday / October 15, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.

Berklee bands perform at the Boston Book Festival in genres including pop, jazz, rock, R&B, blues, Africana, and more.

Admission: Free

Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Featuring Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, the Milk Carton Kids, Nancy and Beth, and Special Guest Robert Plant

Sunday / October 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

An intimate evening of acoustic performances in the round featuring renowned singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, the Milk Carton Kids, Nancy and Beth, and special guest Robert Plant.  All proceeds support Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative, designed to provide educational opportunities for refugees living in camps and in urban settings worldwide.

Admission: $57 / $67 / $77

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The Çay Party III

Monday / October 17, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Çay Party presents a showcase of organic world fusion and Turkish music. 

Admission: Free

Mike Bono and Natalie Cressman

Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono

Monday / October 17, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

A collaborative duo since 2014, trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman and guitarist Mike Bono have developed a repertoire of vibrant and intricate originals that incorporate a multitude of genres.

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

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Honoring the Music of Jaco Pastorius

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A concert honoring the music of Jaco Pastorius, presented by members of the Berklee Bass Department.

Admission: Free

Tribute to Gunther Schuller

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and The Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta perform a tribute to Gunther Schuller with modern classical chamber music, jazz big band arrangements, ragtime, and classical pieces with guest artist Ran Blake. 

Admission: $8 Advance / $12 Day of Show

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Tessa Violet

SOLD OUT: Tessa Violet / Dodie Clark / Rusty Clanton

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
Straight from the internet come YouTube creators Tessa Violet, Dodie Clark, and Rusty Clanton, here to bring you a night of music and heartfelt laughter.

Admission: $15 in advance / $20 general admission (standing room only)

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Bear Salon

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

The Berklee Original Bands Showcase will feature the music of Bear Salon, Tyesha Chaunte, Morningbird, Jazz Sage, and Truth of a Lyre.

Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet Performs Music of Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In celebration of their 20th year as guest artists in residence, the Esterhazy Quartet will perform new works by Composition Department faculty members Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman.

Admission: Free

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jóhann Jóhannsson was awarded a Golden Globe in January 2015 for Best Film Score for The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. 

Admission: $25

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Diego El Cigala

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Three-time Grammy winner Diego el Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretation of flamenco. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $30 / $42 / $50 / $69

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Allison Iraheta and Halo Circus / My Silent Bravery

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Halo Circus, a bilingual alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, California, will perform.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Hokkaido Groove Camp Student Recital

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Tiger Okoshi presents a concert with students from the Hokkaido Groove Camp who have been studying at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

New Works for Jazz Orchestra VI

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Berklee Harmony Department faculty and guests will present a concert of new, original compositions and arrangements for jazz orchestra.

Admission: Free

Olivia Swann

Olivia Swann / Jonny Glenn / NC and Kinsman

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Olivia Swann is a pop/R&B artist hailing from London, England. Inspired by hip-hop, soul, and R&B, her sound is a harmonious blend of old and new, creating her individualistic writing style. Jonny Glenn and NC and Kinsman will open the show.

Admission: Free

Merger Music: a Berklee and Boston Conservatory Collaborative Concert

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A dynamic merger not only of musical styles, but a coming together of Berklee and Boston Conservatory faculty from multiple disciplines, including music and dance. 

Admission: Free

Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Guitar Night: Jazz/Blues Student Showcase is the annual student showcase concert featuring the best student jazz and blues guitarists and their bands.

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

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In Memorium, Tibor Pusztai

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A memorial concert honoring beloved faculty member, composer, and conductor Tibor Pusztai. 

Admission: Free

Sean McConnell

Sean McConnell / Derik Hultquist

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Sean McConnell travels the U.S. performing his own style of music, which he describes as “lyric-driven roots rock with soul.” Derik Hultquist will open the show.

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

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