Events

Daniel Ko

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Daniel Ko will perform music inspired by every city in which he has lived or visited. Like many students at Berklee, Ko comes from a multicultural background, and his goal for this recital is to capture the essence of all these cities.
Admission: Free

21st Century String Band Ensembles

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This concert features two ensembles coached by mandolinist Joe Walsh. One will play the music of the David Grisman Quintet, while the other will feature new tunes written this semester by students.
Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This program includes performances of classical string chamber music by composers such as Shostakovich, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, performed by Berklee College of Music student chamber music groups.
Admission: Free

Berklee Global Strings Ensemble

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy a concert of traditional music for bowed strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, North Africa, and more.
Admission: Free

Buttonwillow

Friday / January 31, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Buttonwillow navigates the uncharted waters of fiddle-ukulele duos with a blend of original music and obscure covers ranging from Django Reinhardt to Norwegian folk music.
Admission: Free

Global Strings Ensemble in Performance

Tuesday / February 4, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Directed by Beth Bahia Cohen, the Global Strings Ensemble presents a performance of traditional string music from various countries.
Admission: Free

Awa Jazz’s Senior Recital

Friday / February 14, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Accompanied by fabulous musicians, violinist and vocalist Awa Jazz presents a repertoire of jazz, gypsy jazz, Latin-style pieces, and original compositions.
Admission: Free

Kilough & Co.

Wednesday / February 19, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Kilough & Co. is a folk and Americana band led by singer-songwriter Kilough. With influences from pop, rock, and country, the band creates a sound that is uniquely its own.
Admission: Free

Harp Extravaganza XVIII

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 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 XVIII. They will present original compositions, classical and contemporary favorites, and play solo and with other instruments.
Admission: Free

Luna Ramos: Lunar

Monday / March 2, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Cuban American singer and violinist Luna Ramos presents a musical collective, featuring arrangements of R&B, gospel, and Afro-Cuban tunes.
Admission: Free

Jazz Violin Summit

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Led by violinist Jason Anick, the Jazz Violin Summit showcases and celebrates the talents of jazz violin faculty and top students at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Cecilia Vacanti: Folk Explorations

Tuesday / March 24, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Cecilia Vacanti's recital will feature music inspired by world folk traditions, gypsy jazz, original songs, and fiddle tunes. 
Admission: Free

Mandolin Mashup

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 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 performance features mandolins, mandolas, fiddles, and guitars, with styles ranging from Bach to bluegrass and jazz.
Admission: Free

Berklee String Fling

Monday / April 13, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The String Department at Berklee College of Music is proud to present its spring String Fling, a showcase that allows string students to share their bands, personal performance projects, and/or departmental ensembles with the greater Berklee community.
Admission: Free

The Funkestra

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Berklee College of Music associate professor Mimi Rabson presents the Funkestra, featuring a fun evening of familiar music played by string-playing friends.
Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 1:20 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This evening of string chamber music performed by Berklee students includes a varied repertoire such as quartets by Shostakovich, Debussy, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as original student compositions.
Admission: Free

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 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

Past Events

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Wednesday / November 20, 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

CANCELED: Berklee String Fling

Tuesday / November 19, 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. The String Department at Berklee College of Music is proud to present its fall String Fling, a showcase that allows string students to share their bands, personal performance projects, and/or departmental ensembles with the greater Berklee community.
Admission: Free

Gelin Hau

Wednesday / November 6, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Gelin Hau leads a multicultural project with people from different parts of the world to create a unique musical experience, exploring genres such as Afro-Cuban, flamenco, plena, ballenato, and samba.
Admission: Free

Groove Clinic with Tracy Silverman

Wednesday / November 6, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Tracy Silverman, called “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” by the BBC, leads a hands-on clinic on his revolutionary strum bowing method for strings. All are welcome; string principals are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam.
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

Awa Jazz

Thursday / October 31, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Violinist and vocalist Awa Jazz, accompanied by fabulous musicians, presents a repertoire of gypsy jazz, Latin-style pieces, and original compositions.
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

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

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

String Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 6:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Berklee College of Music String Department is excited to present its fall faculty concert, featuring an eclectic array of ensembles performing original pieces and exciting arrangements—with all the strings.
Admission: Free

Jazz Clinic with Mads Tolling

Thursday / September 19, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Berklee College of Music String Department proudly presents a jazz clinic with two-time Grammy winner Mads Tolling B.M. ’03. The session will feature violist Noah Leong and bands led by violinists Lia Davies, Ella Jordan, and Brian Urra.
Admission: Free

Amal Waqar’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / August 13, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Omani oud player and composer Amal Waqar presents original music and arrangements of timeless tunes from across the Middle East and North Africa.
Admission: Free

Farzin Dehghan’s Senior Recital

Monday / August 12, 2019 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Kamancheh player Farzin Dehghan takes the audience on an explorative journey by presenting his take on many different musical cultures.
Admission: Free

Global Strings Ensemble in Concert

Friday / July 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Global Strings Ensemble, led by Beth Bahia Cohen and joined by special guests, presents a program of traditional and original music from Greece, Romania, Turkey, Iran, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Admission: Free

Giulia Emily Dukes

Monday / July 15, 2019 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Italian singer-songwriter Giulia Emily Dukes, who also is a violinist, pianist, and guitarist, presents an afternoon of indie, pop, funk, and R&B originals and arrangements.
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Global Strings Ensemble in Performance

Wednesday / June 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available. Directed by Beth Bahia Cohen, the Global Strings Ensemble presents a performance of traditional string music from various countries.
Admission: Free

Sofija Zlatanova, Featuring Tzmix

Friday / May 31, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Acclaimed European violinist Sofija Zlatanova will perform original music from her album Anxiously Ambitious, with visuals and mixed reality feat Tomokazu Hiroki, a.k.a. Tzmix, an acclaimed electronic music artist from Japan. 
Admission: Free

Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma

Tuesday / May 28, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma present a performance of original and traditional music on various stringed instruments based on the modal music of Greece, India, Central Asia, Turkey, and other regions.
Admission: Free

Berklee Greek Ensemble

Wednesday / May 8, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Greek Ensemble, joined by special guests, presents a concert of traditional Greek music from the mainland to the islands and from the early 20th century to the present.
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

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