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. 

 

Bluegrass 01 Ensemble

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 1:45 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Dave Hollender, a professor in the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Bluegrass 01 Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Bluegrass 02 Ensemble

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Dave Hollender, a professor in the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Bluegrass 02 Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Avant-Garde Ensemble

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 3:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Edmar Colón Gierbolini, a professor in the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Avant-Garde Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Billy Kilson’s Directed Study Ensemble

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 4:45 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Billy Kilson, a professor in the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Directed Study Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Songwriters Ensemble

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 4:45 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Paula Gallitano, a professor in the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, presents the Songwriters Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Roswitha

Roswitha: A New Musical by Kevin Bleau and David Schrag

Friday / December 14, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Roswitha tells the story of a 10th-century noblewoman who, after being forced into a loveless marriage, finds an outlet by writing plays.

Admission: Free

Latin Open Mic and Jam

Saturday / December 15, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Latin Music Studies, in coordination with the Professional Performance Division, is pleased to announce the first Latin open mic and jam session at the Red Room at Cafe 939.

Admission: Free

Berklee Indian Ensemble: Untold Stories

Saturday / December 15, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Melding Indian music in all its forms with spoken word, poetry, and visuals, the Berklee Indian Ensemble brings together unheard voices to tell their stories.

Admission: $10 / $20 / $30

Buy Tickets

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels and Lucinda Williams

Sunday / December 16, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In November 2016, Charles Lloyd & the Marvels recorded a powerful version of Bob Dylan’s Masters of War with singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. The success of that single led to this unique collaboration and tour, which includes guitarist Bill Frisell, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland.

Admission: $45 / $55 / $65

Buy Tickets

Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Hey Rim Jeon, associate professor in the Piano Department, leads a solo piano concert featuring students from her course, Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett, as well as from her private studio.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles I, II, and III; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Ensembles; and Marimba Transcriptions & Repertoire Lab will perform a wide variety of music, featuring marimba, vibraphone, other percussion, and other instruments.

Admission: Free

Lucas Amorim’s Final Recital

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lucas Amorim will present a series of improvised jazz, Latin, and bossa nova standards with his group.

Admission: Free

The Holly Bears the Crown: The Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nine of Berklee's best vocalists present a lively pre-holiday concert of ballads, chanteys, and jigs from the British Isles, accompanied by an eight-piece Celtic band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Symphonic Winds: American Legends

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Symphonic Winds present a performance of contemporary American music for wind ensemble, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and a commemorative tribute to the life of John F. Kennedy.

Admission: Free

Groovalicous

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of students from the Voice Department.

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

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

The Oh Hellos with Special Guest the Family Crest

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Oh Hellos stage Christmas Extravaganza, a unique holiday event that mixes the band’s critically acclaimed live show with music from The Oh Hellos Family Christmas Album, as well as additional carols, bad jokes, singalongs, dancing, revelry, and all the holiday cheer you can squeeze onto one stage.

Admission: $20 / $35 / $45

Buy Tickets

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea in Concert

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Piano faculty Tim Ray leads a concert of jazz selections made famous by the legendary jazz pianists and composers Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett. 

Admission: Free

Pop/Rock/Country Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jeannie Gagné's Pop/Rock/Country Vocal Ensemble performs original and classic tunes with an all-star rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Pages