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. 

 

2017 Berklee Chinese New Year Concert

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

This is a concert celebrating Stevie Wonder's legendary album Songs in the Key of Life.

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

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

The Bob Marley Ensemble will perform Exodus in its entirety, for the 40-year anniversary of the release of the album. 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

Apostolos Paraskevas presents a concert of solo classical guitar.

Admission: Free

Considering Matthew Shepard

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

Symphony Hall, Boston

Celebrated Grammy Award–winning choral ensemble Conspirare comes to Boston to perform Craig Hella Johnson’s new musical masterwork, Considering Matthew Shepard at Boston Symphony Hall. 

Admission: $20, $30, $40, $60, $100

Songwriting Department Collaboration Concert

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Admission: Free

Maxim Lubarsky Collective

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This show will present a combination of original material along with music from different parts of Brazil and beyond. 

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

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Mariana Secca

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Mariana Secca, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Portugal, will go back to her roots with a concert of original tunes, singing in her native language and in English.

Admission: Free

Tribute to Elis Regina

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This concert is a tribute to Brazilian singer Elis Regina, featuring vocalist Mirella Costa and a large ensemble.

Admission: Free

Black Lives Matter: Sankofa

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

Berklee Performance Center

The Black Lives Matter Concert series at Berklee is a student-curated, produced, and performed effort to educate through words and music on the historical, systemic, institutional, and socio-economic events of our time that have contributed to both the progress and disenfranchisement of people of the African Diaspora. 

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

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Banda Magda

WBGO The Checkout Presents Banda Magda

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

Famed New York-area radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/WBGO.org, NPR Music, and Berklee present the sixth year of the Checkout – Live at Berklee. Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando.

Admission: $10 general admission (standing room only)

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Art Note Project

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

David Friend Recital Hall

Jessie Cox created Art Note Project to incorporate music, poetry, costumes, electronic sounds, and small acting parts into his music.   

Admission: Free

Composers and Friends

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In what has become an annual acoustic event, Jerry Gates presents composers and performers from Berklee College of Music in a chamber group setting. 

Admission: Free

ShapeShifter Lab Orchestra

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This will be an evening with jazz, funk, world music, loops, polyrhythms, and high energy.

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

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Jeff LeBlanc

Jeff LeBlanc and Hayley Reardon

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

Jeff LeBlanc has netted three top-20 albums on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. Boston Globe Magazine recognized Hayley Reardon's artistry, naming her a Bostonian of the Year.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 general admission

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Dhafer Youssef

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

 Dhafer Youssef combines Sufi tradition, world, and jazz influences with Arabic lyricism to create a spellbinding, sublime journey. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

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

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Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully

Sunday / February 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Dianne Reeves's magical, timeless voice, improvisational prowess, and unique soul-jazz stylings mark her as one of the world’s preeminent jazz vocalists. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.  

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

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Darrell Katz and OddSong

Monday / February 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

OddSong is a unique chamber jazz ensemble and compositional vehicle put together by Darrell Katz, director of the Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA). 

Admission: Free

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