Performances

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. 

 

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Friday / December 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Berklee Original Bands Showcase features five Berklee College of Music bands playing 30-minute sets of original music of any genre.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Chucho Valdés: Jazz Batá

Friday / December 6, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jazz Batá, a new project of pianist, composer, and arranger Chucho Valdés, features Yelsy Heredia on acoustic bass and Dreiser Durruthy Bombalé on percussion and voice.

Admission: $45 / $55 / $70

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Keb’ Mo’s Jingle Bell Jamboree

Saturday / December 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Keb’ Mo’ embarks on Jingle Bell Jamboree, a holiday tour that features the four-time Grammy Award–winning contemporary blues and Americana artist performing songs from the album Moonlight, Mistletoe, and You.

Admission: $59.50 / $64.50 / $69.50 / $159.50 for VIP

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CANCELED: Madison McFerrin / Cleo Reed

Saturday / December 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has has been canceled. We hope to reschedule this show in the future, so please keep an eye on our website.
You will receive a full refund to your credit card within the next 3-5 business days. We apologize for any inconvenience, and if you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to boxoffice@berklee.edu or call (617) 747-2261 during business hours.
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin has been described by the New York Times as “showing wonderful vocal dexterity.” With atmospheric, smoky vocals and in-house writing and production, Cleo Reed is the genre-bending future of alternative R&B.

Admission: $15 (standing room only)

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Berklee plays the Phantom of the Opera

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Phantom of the Opera

Saturday / December 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA, 94114, United States

Don’t miss one of the greatest films of the silent era, reborn in the newest digital restoration, with a powerhouse score performed live by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Admission: $24

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Fresh Prospects: Hand Made House / Michal

Tuesday / December 10, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Hand Made House, an alternative pop-rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 2016 by Tucker Click, Josh Nardine, and Maison Thomas-Eudy. Michal, an Israeli singer-songwriter majoring in performance at Berklee College of Music, mixes neo-soul and alternative R&B with dream-pop styles.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Latin America Vive Music Festival

Tuesday / December 10, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Founded in 2013, the Latin America Vive Music Festival features a Berklee College of Music student band, under the direction of associate piano professor Nando Michelin, performing a repertoire of works that represent a variety of Latin American styles and countries.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Billy Childs Ensemble

Wednesday / December 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents Billy Childs and a student ensemble performing arrangements and compositions of the Grammy Award–winning artist.

Admission: Free

João Perrusi: Obrigado

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

In his senior recital, Brazilian guitarist João Perrusi will lead a performance showcasing what he learned during his time at Berklee College of Music. Expect an eclectic show, ranging from soul and jazz to world music from the Middle East and, of course, Brazil.

Admission: Free

Small Band Jazz Ensemble

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 3:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Leo Blanco, an assistant professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Small Band Jazz Ensemble

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 4:45 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Bob Gullotti, a professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Cabaret

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Cabaret is a student initiative that gives musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee College of Music the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the mainstage musical season.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Berklee plays the Phantom of the Opera

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Phantom of the Opera

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Avon Cinema
260 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, United States

Don’t miss one of the greatest films of the silent era, reborn in the newest digital restoration, with a powerhouse score performed live by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Admission: $27

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The Golden Age of Broadway

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Musical Theater Orchestra, featuring four conductors and a 25-piece orchestra, performs excerpts from Evita, Miss Saigon, An American in Paris, and Man of La Mancha.

Admission: $10 in advance / $15 day of show

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates Charlie Parker

Friday / December 13, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For one night only, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute celebrates Charlie Parker's centennial, presenting new arrangements and music from Bird's repertoire.

Admission: $10–$15 in advance / $15–$20 day of show

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Berklee Plays the Phantom of the Opera

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Performs The Phantom of the Opera

Saturday / December 14, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA, 01915, United States

Don’t miss one of the greatest films of the silent era, reborn in the newest digital restoration, with a powerhouse score performed live by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Admission: $32 in advance / $36 day of show

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Singapalooza!

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Jeannie Gagné’s Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class perform a blend of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Eldridge Songwriters

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Students from Peter Eldridge’s Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting Class perform originals developed in class over the course of the semester, performing solo and duo in a variety of genres in an intimate setting.

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

Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble: The Holly Bears the Crown

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Eight of Berklee College of Music’s finest vocalists present a musical journey through the British Isles, Ireland, and the Canadian Maritimes, featuring gorgeous ballads, bawdy tales, and rousing sea shanties. This preholiday celebration enlists the talents of a nine-piece Celtic band.

Admission: Free

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