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. 

 

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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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

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

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

Singers Showcase: A Tribute to Elvis Presley

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Singers Showcase features some of Berklee’s finest vocalists performing songs by Elvis Presley.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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TFDI Featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

TFDI is a three-man acoustic band, featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke. 

Admission: $17 Advance / $20 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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Gimme 5 / The Buzz

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Gimme 5 comprises five talented musicians from Berklee drawn to old-school hits, filled with great beats, killer grooves, and soulful harmonies. 

Admission: Free

Boston's National Poetry Month Festival Concert

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.


The Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Join Harmony Department faculty Lucy Holstedt as she presents a concert of live original poetry, music, and dance. Featured artists include Berklee faculty Ron Reid and Beth Bahia Cohen, with Berklee students and acclaimed local poets.

Admission: Free

Battle of the Bands: Feed the Hungry

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

The Movement presents a free event, showcasing some of Berklee's finest musicians competing to win the grand prize: a headlining gig for Boston production company The Murdock Manor Presents. One non-perishable food item at the door will provide you entry to the event and one free raffle ticket. All food will be donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank. 

Admission: Free

Welcome to Night Vale with Musical Guest Erin McKeown

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Tonight will feature musical guest Erin McKeown. 
 

Admission: $27.50 / $32.50

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CANCELED: Lisa Hilton

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

David Friend Recital Hall

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

CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.
Acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton debuts new compositions from her 2017 release Day & Night, which was inspired by the lush melodies of Cole Porter, while connecting with the bluesy energy of Count Basie and Horace Silver.

Admission: $22 / $12 Student

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Merging Music and Movement

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

Boston Conservatory at Berklee

31 Hemenway Street, Theater T401, Boston , MA , 02215

This show will feature performances by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music dance students and faculty. 

Admission: Free

Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens / Broca's Area

Sunday / April 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Becca Stevens's forthcoming release, Regina, on GroundUP Music, will be available in March 2017. It features Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, and David Crosby, was produced by Troy Miller, and coproduced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy. Broca's Area is a four-piece future soul band based out of Hartford, Connecticut, featuring a blend of hip-hop, R&B, and soul music. 

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

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