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. 

 

It’s About Time

Friday / February 22, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This play follows a youth who, in the process of finding herself during a racially heightened time, travels through history to meet the Queen of Sheba, Emperor Mansa Musa, and civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer.

Admission: $25 / $35

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Ramy Essam

Ramy Essam

Friday / February 22, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Ramy Essam is an Egyptian rock musician who soared to international fame during the Egyptian revolution in 2011.

Admission: $7 for students / $15 general admission (standing room only)

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Dolly Parton

Sunday / February 24, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join a global cast of Berklee’s finest students, alumni, faculty, and an array of special guests for an unforgettable evening filled with Dolly Parton’s greatest hits and deep cuts.

Admission: $15 / $20 in advance / $20 / $25 day of show

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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

Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / February 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present its open-mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of each month.

Admission: Free

Art Ensemble Goes Micro with Daniel Sadownick and David Fiuczynski

Monday / February 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Daniel Sadownick, a conga player and percussionist extraordinaire, and the Planet MicroJam Institute, under the direction of David Fiuczynski, perform microtonal versions of compositions by Sadownick and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Admission: Free

Harmony Too!

Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Harmony Too! features faculty performances of the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.

Admission: Free

Spring Berklee Groove Sessions

Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Berklee Groove Sessions is a performance opportunity for Berklee students that occurs twice per semester.

Admission: Free

Music for 18 Musicians

Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Boston Conservatory at Berklee Percussion Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform Steve Reich’s monumental minimalist masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians as part of the 2019 Boston Conservatory at Berklee New Music Festival.

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

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Sevdah: The Alchemy of Soul

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Amira Medunjanin and her band present Sevdah: The Alchemy of Soul at the 11th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival. The band features Bojan Zulfikarpasic (piano), Ante Gelo (guitar), and Medunjanin (vocals).

Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2019

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 26th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission: Free

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / February 28, 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

John Hollenbeck Meets Berklee

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

World-renowned jazz composer and drummer John Hollenbeck will share his brilliant and original large jazz ensemble music with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and the larger Berklee community.

Admission: Free

Berklee Middle Eastern Festival

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival, celebrating its 11th year, brings artists from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean together with students from all over the world to learn and experience the musical traditions of those regions.

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

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Walid Zairi & Talween

Friday / March 1, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Walid Zairi is an oud player whose band Talween is aptly named after the Arabic word for coloring.

Admission: $12 in advance / $14 general admission (seated show)

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Farruquito

Saturday / March 2, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro, Farruquito performs intimate, authentic, and visceral flamenco. For this new program, he will be accompanied by three singers, five musicians, and two guest dancers.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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The Accidentals / Ian Ridenhour

Saturday / March 2, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off the year as major label artists, having released their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. Ian Ridenhour writes smart, piano-driven alternative rock music with pop sensibilities and a dark streak.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 day of show (standing room only)

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Best Inventions Plus 2018

Monday / March 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student counterpoint projects from Counterpoint courses from the previous year.

Admission: Free

Neil Leonard: After Irma

Monday / March 4, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music professor Neil Leonard premieres a new multimedia work for saxophone, electronics, video, and a folkloric ensemble. The piece addresses the devastating impact of global warming on the culture in Matanzas, Cuba.

Admission: Free

Songwriting Scholarship Winners Showcase

Tuesday / March 5, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This one-hour concert features performances by winners of the Songwriting Scholarships.

Admission: Free

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