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. 

 

Percussion Days: Alberto Netto Trio

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Alberto Netto Trio performs American and Brazilian jazz as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Jerry Leake: Primacy of the Groove

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In this performance of African and Indian-derived percussion solos, Jerry Leake traces the origins of musical time, groove, and mathematics, and features drum languages and songs woven into a unique array of traditional instruments. 

Admission: Free

Dan Hoffman's Senior Recital: "I Can't Believe They Didn't Expel Me"

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Dan Hoffman will perform his senior recital for total percussion at Berklee.  

Admission: Free

Lithic / Sonar Fiction / The Atlas

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Lithic, a band with a multifaceted sound, performs along with Sonar Fiction, a band with influences as varied as rock and their Latin American heritage, and hard rock duo the Atlas.

Admission: Free

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 Summit

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era.

Admission: $8 in Advance / $12 Day of Show

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BAILEN

BAILEN

Saturday / April 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

BAILEN has appeared, performed, or collaborated with Burt Bacharach, the Lone Bellow, Joseph, Raul Midon, Diane Birch, and many others. Their music is nostalgic with melodic hooks and a deep, soulful quality, all with a modern, youthful perspective. 

Admission: $10 in advance/$12 general admission

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Interactive Music and Movement Workshop for Conductors

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Composition Department is excited to announce its third annual Words and Music (and Movement) Festival, kicking off with Boston Conservatory at Berklee choreographer, dancer, and improvisation specialist Olivier Besson leading a workshop to explore creativity and deeper artistic expression.  

Admission: Free

Songs for Social Change Concert

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Songs for Social Change Concert showcases the winners and runners-up of the Songs for Social Change Contest. 

Admission: Free

Panel: The Music of Elvis

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

John Jackson, senior vice president of A&R at Sony Legacy, will join other panelists to discuss the unique sound of Elvis and what sets his music apart, both then and now. 

Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Playoff

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In the Playoff for the 2017 Commencement Processional, the audience and band vote for their favorite.

Admission: Free

Found in Translation

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join us for a celebration of the music and poetry of Berklee's diverse community.  

Admission: Free

Metal Guitar Night

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee's top metal bands and guitar talent will be showcased in an evening guaranteed to be filled with fierce metal riffs and shred guitar pyrotechnics. 

Admission: Free

Bombadil / Gentle Temper

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Managed by the same team that steers the career of the Avett Brothers, Bombadil is a three-piece folk-pop band from Durham, North Carolina. Gentle Temper is a crooked porch-folk duo made up of Marion Earley and Ryan "RyMy" Meier.

Admission: $13 in Advance / $15 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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Blues Week Guitar Concert: Guy Davis and Duke Robillard

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Blues musicians Guy Davis and Duke Robillard will each perform a one-hour concert as part of the Guitar Department’s Blues Week. Davis will begin his set, followed by Robillard.

Admission: Free

Smithsonian's John Edward Hasse: Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

John Edward Hasse, distinguished scholar, author, and curator of the Ella Fitzgerald Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, provides insights into Fitzgerald's music, personality, and extraordinary journey from shy orphan to beloved world celebrity.

Admission: Free

2017 Words and Music Festival Symposium

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.

Steve Heck Room

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

As part of the Berklee Composition Department's third annual Words and Music (and Movement) Festival, a panel of distinguished guests will join moderators Lucy Holstedt and Dennis Leclaire for a lively discussion on words and music.

Admission: Free

Ella and Dizzy at 100: A Tribute with Words and Music

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Narrated by John Edward Hasse, curator of American music at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this is an evening of music in celebration of the centennials of beloved jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. 

Admission: Free

SOLD OUT: Raghu Dixit

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
The Raghu Dixit Project is one of India’s most exciting live acts. Having played in more than 30 countries and more than 1,500 concerts, the band has created fans around the world across all ages and nationalities.

Admission: $10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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Smithsonian's John Edward Hasse: Why We Need the Arts More Than Ever

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

As clear air and water are to the human body, art is to the human spirit. Art feeds our souls, expresses our creativity, stimulates our imaginations, and inspires us to reach for excellence. 

Admission: Free

Jazz Master Series Artist Chris Cheek Featuring Berklee Student Band

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee 2017 Jazz Master Series artist Chris Cheek leads a student band through a program of original material. 

Admission: Free

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