Events

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Past Events

String Department Faculty Concert (Video Rewind)

Wednesday / October 7, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
In this video rewind from 2017, get a sneak peek into the world of Berklee's String Department, featuring jazz, classical, rock, folk, and funk. 
Admission: Free

Jaylon Black: DNA (Video Rewind)

Tuesday / September 22, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.
In this Video Rewind from 2018, contemporary violinist Jaylon Black hits the stage in a fun, high-energy show of pop, funk, and R&B.
Admission: Free

David Morales Boroff's Senior Recital (Video Rewind)

Wednesday / August 26, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
In this video rewind from 2018, it's time for David Morales Boroff to graduate. Join him and his peers for a final performance of some of his favorite music, as well as some original compositions. 
Admission: Free

Emily Gelineau (Video Rewind)

Wednesday / July 22, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
In this video rewind from October 2019, 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

Awa Jazz

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, 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

Luke Scheidemantle’s Senior Recital

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
For his senior recital, Luke Scheidemantle and his band will showcase multiple tunes from various genres.
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

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

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

Meiling Liu: Chinese-Fusion Crossover Improvisation Recital

Friday / February 14, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Guzheng player Meiling Liu presents a Chinese soul encounter with the Western music world.
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

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

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

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

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

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