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. 

 

Write of Spring 2020

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 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 27th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission: Free

Brooke Annibale / Hayley Sabella

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Brooke Annibale possesses a magnetic voice and expressive songwriting capabilities. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Nicaragua, Hayley Sabella mixes gripping melodies with honest, intimate lyrics.

Admission: $14 in advance / $16 day of show (standing room only)

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The Coming: Black History Month Celebration

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This musical narrative features excerpts with Daniel Black from his book The Coming, along with compositions from Tia Fuller’s Grammy-nominated album, Diamond Cut, and performances by the Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble on the rich traditions and more contemporary portrayals of the African diaspora, firmly depicting the unrighteous capture and journey of the transatlantic slave trade. 

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

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Studio Two: A Tribute to the Beatles

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Alumni group Studio Two performs music by the Beatles before they stormed America.

Admission: Free

Haley Urbo EP Release: Iridescent

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Haley Urbo’s debut EP Iridescent fearlessly reveals a world, love, mind, and heart that continuously change hues based on perspective.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Michiko Inoue

Friday / February 28, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Pianist Michiko Inoue presents original music and covers inspired by jazz, classical, and Brazilian music.

Admission: Free

Billy Raffoul

Friday / February 28, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Billy Raffoul’s anthemic debut single “Driver” is a potent calling card for the 22-year-old singer-songwriter.

Admission: $15 general admission (standing room only)

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ICCA Northeast Quarterfinal: Night Two

Saturday / February 29, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Top a cappella collegiate groups from the Northeast region compete for the title of international champions.

Admission: $20 / $25 / $30 / $35

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The 8-Bit Big Band: Video Game Music Greatest Hits

Sunday / March 1, 2020 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 8-Bit Big Band, a 33-member jazz/pops orchestra created by Charlie Rosen, presents unprecedented “big band” performances of original arrangements of popular video game music with special guests, including Grace Kelly B.M. ’12.

Admission: $37 / $57 / $77 / $147 (VIP)

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The 8-Bit Big Band: Video Game Music Greatest Hits

Sunday / March 1, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 8-Bit Big Band, a 33-member jazz/pops orchestra created by Charlie Rosen, presents unprecedented “big band” performances of original arrangements of popular video game music with special guests, including Grace Kelly B.M. ’12.

Admission: $37 / $57 / $77 / $147 (VIP)

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Floradora the Explora III

Monday / March 2, 2020 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This is the third edition of the Floradora the Explora showcase, led by Flora Son. Various genres of music will be featured, including Motown, R&B, pop, rock, gospel, and funk.

Admission: Free

International Folk Festival Contemporary Showcase

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This event, part of the International Folk Music Festival, features the cultures of Peru, South Korea, Cuba, among other countries. Student-led ensembles will use folk music as the inspiration to create a more contemporary sound.

Admission: Free

Best Inventions Plus 2019

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Best Inventions Plus is a solo piano concert of the best student counterpoint projects from the 2019 academic year.

Admission: Free

Movie Musicals

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an evening of songs, duets, ensembles, and dance from movie musicals past and present. From Singing in the Rain to The Greatest Showman, you will hear top talent from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students.

Admission: Free

Roots Roadshow

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

The Roots Roadshow series, presented by the American Roots Music Program, is a showcase that explores and celebrates America’s rich musical heritage.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

International Folk Music Festival

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 34th annual International Folk Music Festival presents folk music from around the world, performed by Berklee students and special guests.

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

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Hide the Trio Project: Last Recital

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

For his final recital at Berklee College of Music, Hideaki Ura presents the Hide the Trio Project. Joined by bassist Kevin Barber and drummer Ryan McSweeney, the trio will feature odd-meter original compositions in the progressive/jazz/fusion/metal genres.

Admission: Free

Berklee Original Bands Showcase

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 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)

Yuval Cohen: UV Quintet

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drum set principal Yuval Cohen presents his jazz quintet.

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

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