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. 

 

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

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

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 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

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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

Jazz at the Mosesian: A Jazzy Christmas with the Danny Harrington/John Baboian Quartet

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02472, United States

In its 11th season, Jazz at the Mosesian presents A Jazzy Christmas, featuring the Danny Harrington/John Baboian Quartet.

Admission: $17 students / $20 Mosesian members / $22 (plus online fees)

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The Ensemble Pianist

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This performance features classical music involving piano and other instruments, as well as piano duet.

Admission: Free

Solo Piano Recital

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Students of Neil Olmstead will perform in a solo piano recital of classical and jazz pieces. Works of Scriabin, Chopin, and Debussy will be presented, along with various jazz pieces by Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, and Miles Davis.

Admission: Free

Piano/Vocalist Recital

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Students of Daniela Schächter will perform, playing and singing covers and originals.

Admission: Free

Peter Eldridge Before and After Class Showcase

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students in Peter Eldridge’s Before and After class present a showcase of arrangements developed over the semester with a full rhythm section, including Eldridge on piano.

Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The fall concert of the Eclectic Electrics features contemporary jazz for five guitars and a rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Voice faculty member Jamie Lynn Hart directs the Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble in a concert featuring solo and group performances from students with a staff rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Berklee Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble is dedicated to the instrumental compositions of Reed, as recorded alone and in collaboration with his mentor, Atkins.

Admission: Free

Caroline Jones

Caroline Jones

Saturday / January 19, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones coproduced her album Bare Feet with Grammy-winning and Academy Award–winning producer Ric Wake (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Trisha Yearwood).

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)

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