Events

Santiago Barragán

Wednesday / February 21, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitar principal Santiago Barragán presents original world music.
Admission: Free

Ric at Berklee

Friday / February 23, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Ricardo Gomez and friends will perform indie, alternative, and songwriter music that he has developed and arranged after four semesters at Berklee.
Admission: Free

João Perrusi: Self-Portrait

Wednesday / February 28, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist João Perrusi will take listeners on a journey of Brazilian music, spanning from rock to modern jazz. The concert, which will feature unreleased original compositions, will reflect his deeper side. 
Admission: Free

Rihards Kolmanis: Near Light Project

Thursday / March 1, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Near Light Project is a collective of like-minded musicians led by Rihards Kolmanis that performs originals composed by Kolmanis, influenced by a wide array of genres, including jazz, fusion, rock, and EDM.
Admission: Free

Chris & Jabon

Friday / March 2, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Chris Hanford presents R&B/neo-soul with hints of gospel, funk, and alt-rock.
Admission: Free

Kristopher Wong: The Canvas Collective

Monday / March 5, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Canvas Collective is an alternative/indie band formed in October 2016. The band features songs that reflect members' personal lives and growth.
Admission: Free

The Cotones

Tuesday / March 6, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Cotones, formerly known as the Detours, are a Boston-based, indie/alternative rock band influenced by artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie.
Admission: Free

Millisa Henderson

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Influenced by virtuosos such as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, guitarist Millisa Henderson strives to give audiences positive and energetic performances through newly released originals and covers.
Admission: Free

Daniel Chen's Jazz Project

Friday / March 9, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Daniel Chen is a Taiwanese guitarist and composer who is influenced by jazz and pop music. His recital will focus on original tunes.
Admission: Free

Connor Rogers: Eyes of Oblivion

Tuesday / March 13, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Connor Rogers presents Eyes of Oblivion, a high-energy, melodic metal band.
Admission: Free

The Ben Cote Band

Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Ben Cote Band presents music from "punk 'n' roll" originals, with covers of songs by Aerosmith, David Bowie, and Van Halen.
Admission: Free

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Guitar Department professor Thaddeus Hogarth presents a showcase in which six stellar guitarists lead their bands in a program of original and cover material from the genres of R&B and funk.
Admission: Free

Michele Romeo

Tuesday / March 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitar principal Michele Romeo presents an evening of guitar-driven funk/rock.
Admission: Free

David Gilmore and Energies of Change

Tuesday / March 27, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
David Gilmore, guitarist and associate professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee, will perform his most recent works, as well as music from his past repertoire.
Admission: Free

An Evening with Noah Kesselman

Thursday / March 29, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Noah Kesselman is a blues, rock, and funk guitarist and singer-songwriter. In his recital, he will perform some of his newest original tunes with Chris Hiene on bass and Sam Subar on drums.
Admission: Free

Perlak/Tronzo Duo

Thursday / April 5, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Perlak/Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. Their repertoire consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions.
Admission: Free

Brian Graham

Friday / April 6, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitar principal Brian Graham presents his senior recital.
Admission: Free

Karim Saber

Tuesday / April 10, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
In his last performance at Berklee, Karim Saber presents a set of original music with his quartet.
Admission: Free

Edgar Garcia's Senior Recital

Wednesday / April 11, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Edgar Garcia's senior recital will feature music from great metal composers such as Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Stump, and many others.
Admission: Free

Clinic with Leo Nocentelli of the Meters

Wednesday / April 11, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
As part of Funk Week, Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring Grammy Award–winning Leo Nocentelli of the Meters. 
Admission: Free

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Past Events

AM Dandy

Thursday / February 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
AM Dandy and his ensemble will perform songs from his solo album Secret Garden.
Admission: Free

Aida De Moya: Brazil

Thursday / February 15, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitarist, arranger, and composer Aida De Moya presents her senior recital, focusing on Brazilian music. The program includes music by Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Chico Pinheiro, Luciana Souza, and Paulo Bellinati.
Admission: Free

Common ₵ents

Monday / February 5, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Common ₵ents is a versatile band, performing genres such as funk, rock, R&B, urban jazz, and indie. This show will be its premiere on a Berklee stage.
Admission: Free

TimeLine: An Evening of Progressive and Hard Rock

Friday / February 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
TimeLine brings its hard rock and progressive sound back to Berk Hall. This concert will feature two guitars, a thundering rhythm section of bass and drums, and soaring vocals.
Admission: Free

Metal Guitar Night

Thursday / February 1, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Berklee's top metal guitar talent will be showcased in an evening filled with fierce metal riffs and shred guitar pyrotechnics.
Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night VIII

Wednesday / January 31, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak will share the stage with colleagues who perform in blues, jazz, fingerstyle, rock, and classical styles.
Admission: Free

Karl Marino

Thursday / December 14, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitar principal Karl Marino presents his senior recital. 
Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 14, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Mark White, a professor in Berklee's Guitar Department, presents the Eclectic Electrics, featuring contemporary jazz for five guitars and rhythm section.
Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars

Tuesday / December 12, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Be-Bop Guitars is a student guitar ensemble that features some of Berklee's best guitar players. The ensemble performs at the end of the semester as part of its curriculum.
Admission: Free

Zhen Mai

Tuesday / December 12, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist and composer Zhen Mai will perform original bossa nova songs and jazz compositions with his quartet, and with a six-horn band with featured singers.
Admission: Free

Pritesh Walia's Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 12, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Pritesh Walia's band will play a set of original and cover songs with multiple featured musicians.  
Admission: Free

Michael González's Senior Recital

Friday / December 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, Michael González presents examples that showcase the electric guitar in different situations—from harder bop/Blue Note era to fusion and modern contemporary jazz.
Admission: Free

Abhijit Nath: Songs in 4/4

Friday / December 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Abhijit Nath presents his jazz composition final portfolio in a variety of instrumental groupings and contexts.
Admission: Free

Juan Arango

Friday / December 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In his senior recital, Juan Arango presents a combination of original music and original arrangements. 
Admission: Free

Sam Dixon: Poweraxium

Wednesday / November 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Guitar principal Sam Dixon presents a five-piece heavy metal ensemble performing music from surprisingly different eras.
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Penelope Santana's New Quartet

Tuesday / November 21, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Guitarist and composer Penelope Santana will present a repertoire of original and standard compositions with her new quartet.
Admission: Free

Stevie: The Smiths Ensemble

Monday / November 20, 2017 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
If you haven't seen the Smiths play live, you probably never will. However, Stevie is here to save the day, because this is the closest you'll get to attending a performance of the most seminal indie band of all time.
Admission: Free

Norman Zocher: Tonal, Polytonal, and Atonal Techniques for Guitarists

Monday / November 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Using modern jazz, fusion, progressive metal, and rock, this clinic will focus on striking a balance between in and out playing over grooves and II Vs through the application of many tonal, polytonal, and atonal techniques.
Admission: Free

Weijun Yang: The Starry Night

Friday / November 17, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guitarist Weijun Yang presents a fun night filled with soulful, mostly original music, mixed with some covers in the pop-rock genres.
Admission: Free

Karim Saber Quartet

Thursday / November 16, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Karim Saber presents a set of music from the standard repertoire.
Admission: Free

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