Events

Mandolin Mashup

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Don’t miss this annual Berklee celebration of mandolins, in all their forms, played by students and faculty. The repertoire will range from bluegrass to Bach, from jazz to Brazilian choro, with many stops in between.
Admission: Free

Abigail Shelton’s Senior Recital

Friday / April 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Violinist Abigail Shelton performs a set of original music in a variety of styles, including Celtic, bluegrass, old-time, jazz, and classical.
Admission: Free

Satellite of Qantara: A Fertile Cross-Pollination of World Musical Expression

Wednesday / April 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life a vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music in a way that transcends the boundaries of genre and geography.
Admission: Free

Minnie Jordan’s Senior Recital

Monday / April 22, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
American jazz fiddler Minnie Jordan presents two ensembles playing a variety of originals and covers, showcasing jazz, Texas swing, bluegrass, and Americana influences.
Admission: Free

Jody Miller: Final Boss

Wednesday / April 24, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Electric violinist Jody Miller presents an eclectic collection of fusion and rock music for his senior recital. Come for the music; stay for the memes.
Admission: Free

Charlotte Yayuan Hsu’s Senior Recital

Monday / April 29, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Violinist Charlotte Yayuan Hsu performs a set of string songs and covers in a combination of classical, pop, and jazz styles.
Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / May 1, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Enjoy an evening of string chamber music in many styles, including works by composers such as Mozart and Stravinsky. The concert also will include folk music arranged by the Danish String Quartet.
Admission: Free

21st Century String Band Ensemble Recital

Wednesday / May 8, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Led by mandolinist Joe K. Walsh and featuring Berklee College of Music students and faculty, this concert features string band music influenced by modern masters of the form such as Béla Fleck, Darol Anger, Edgar Meyer, and Sierra Hull.
Admission: Free

MASA: A Musical Journey

Wednesday / July 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Emanuel Keller, an Israeli cellist, composer, and music producer, presents an evening of music inspired by his journey at Berklee College of Music. The concert features original compositions and musical arrangements influenced by Middle Eastern, jazz, classical, and folk traditions.
Admission: Free

Lia Davies

Friday / October 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Contemporary violinist and vocalist Lia Davies and her ensemble present an eclectic show featuring arrangements of jazz standards, R&B/neo-soul covers, and original compositions.
Admission: Free

Emily Gelineau

Friday / October 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Australian violinist Emily Gelineau invites you to see the violin in a different light as she performs original compositions and arrangements in the contemporary jazz and fusion idiom.
Admission: Free

Charissa Hoffman: What Ukulele Principals Do

Friday / October 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Ukulele principal Charissa Hoffman presents an evening of original music and instrumental arrangements, drawing on her Nashville singer-songwriter roots and jazz influences.
Admission: Free

Xiaowei Luo’s Senior Recital

Monday / November 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Harpist Xiaowei Luo performs a set of covers in a combination of jazz, classical, and pop styles.
Admission: Free

Past Events

CANCELED: Miss Cactus & the Desert

Wednesday / March 13, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Miss Cactus & the Desert is an innovative six-piece indie band that features Caribbean, Latin, and dreamy sounds. The concert will include special guests and dancers.
Admission: Free

Atom String Quartet Meets Berklee

Tuesday / March 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
One of Poland’s leading jazz ensembles, the Atom String Quartet performs an exciting program from its first United States tour.
Admission: Free

Kilough

Monday / March 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Kilough is an alternative singer-songwriter who is new to the Boston music scene. Supported by her band of two guitars, a bass, and drums, she performs upbeat and memorable music.
Admission: Free

Harp Extravaganza XVI

Monday / February 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Come join harpists in the String Department at Berklee College of Music for their annual student recital, Harp Extravaganza XVI. They will present original compositions, classical and contemporary favorites, and play solo and with other instruments.
Admission: Free

Emily Gelineau

Thursday / February 14, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Australian violinist Emily Gelineau returns from a semester at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, to share original contemporary and fusion jazz compositions and arrangements.
Admission: Free

Berklee Greek Music Festival

Tuesday / February 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Greek Music Ensemble will perform traditional music from various regions of Greece. Dancers will perform with the ensemble to illustrate the strong connection between Greek music and dance.
Admission: Free

Emily Dukes

Monday / February 11, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Giulia Duchi, a.k.a. Emily Dukes, is an Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer majoring in film scoring and performance at Berklee College of Music. A polyvalent player from classical to pop, folk, and jazz, she has been part of many different projects with various musicians and producers.
Admission: Free

Master Class with Harpist Kristi Shade

Thursday / February 7, 2019 / 6:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
International performing artist Kristi Shade presents a master class and discussion about her career as a freelance harpist and chamber music musician in New York City.
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Charmaine’s Violin Debut

Monday / February 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds. Violinist Charmaine presents her rendition of classical and pop violin pieces that explores a variety of styles. She also will perform the debut of her original compositions.
Admission: Free

From Tchaikovsky to Dvořák: Slavic Night with Sofija Zlatanova

Monday / January 28, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Acclaimed Eastern European violist and violinist Sofija Zlatanova presents From Tchaikovsky to Dvořák, an evening celebrating the great Slavic composers.
Admission: Free

Mimi Rabson's Funkestra

Friday / December 21, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration with faculty member Mimi Rabson's Funkestra.
Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This program features classical string chamber music, including three string quartets and a cello quartet. Featured composers include Mendelssohn, Corelli, the Beatles, the Danish String Quartet, and Debussy.
Admission: Free

String Fling: Berklee String Department Student Showcase

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee String Department is excited to present String Fling, a biannual student showcase series that highlights student groups featuring string players.
Admission: Free

String Band Ensemble Concert

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Performed by students and faculty of the String Department at Berklee College of Music, this concert features music influenced by bluegrass and acoustic innovators such as Béla Fleck, David Grisman, Sierra Hull, and Edgar Meyer.
Admission: Free

Nisa’s Wonderful Adventures

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Malaysian contemporary violinist Nisa Addina brings friends for a wonderful musical adventure. She will perform covers and originals in a mixture of jazz fusion, R&B, and pop styles.
Admission: Free

Bengisu Gokce's Senior Recital

Monday / December 3, 2018 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Turkish violinist and singer Bengisu Gokce is joined by special guests to present a variety of genres that highlight her journey at Berklee College of Music. The program will include selections of original compositions, as well as classical, Turkish folk, jazz, and world music.
Admission: Free

Yeonsong Ruah Kim: Journey

Friday / November 30, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
In her senior recital, violinist Yeonsong Ruah Kim presents standard jazz, gypsy jazz, and original tunes that combine jazz and pop.
Admission: Free

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Thursday / November 29, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life a vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music in a way that transcends the boundaries of genre and geography.
Admission: Free

Global Strings Ensemble

Thursday / November 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert will feature traditional music for strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, and North Africa.
Admission: Free

Felipe Cemim Quartet Plays Baden Powell

Thursday / November 8, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Felipe Cemim and his quartet will perform the music of Baden Powell, a Brazilian guitarist and composer responsible for a musical modality called Afro-Sambas, which mixes elements of the samba, bossa nova, and Brazilian religions of African origin.
Admission: Free

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