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. 

 

World Premiere Musical The Kiss

Thursday / April 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Inspired by the sensual portraits of Gustav Klimt, this world premiere musical answers the question, "Who is the woman in The Kiss?" with a Berklee College of Music cast.

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

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Overcoats / Yoke Lore

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Overcoats is the New York-based female duo, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album, YOUNG, captures a sound that is rich in minimalism and melody. Yoke Lore continues to mold his folk sound, tapping into the bright, neopsychedelic of Animal Collective, and the smart, deconstructed pop of Dirty Projectors. 

Admission: $12 in Advance / $14 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

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Niyaz Featuring Azam Ali

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and traditional folk songs from their native Iran with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronic rhythms, Niyaz creates a mesmerizing, distinctively 21st-century global sound. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.  

Admission: $26 / $30 / $35 / $40

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Idan Raichel: Piano Songs

Saturday / April 29, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel became a global music icon with the Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts. 

Admission: $28 / $36 / $46 / $56

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World Premiere: Harold Lloyd's The Freshman Scored and Performed by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 02446, United States

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform the world premiere of its new score to Harold Lloyd's classic romantic comedy, The Freshman, in the magnificent Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Admission: $23

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Perfect Pitch

Monday / May 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Perfect Pitch is an annual student-run project that gathers the college’s best performers, producers, and songwriters in the spotlight and celebrates Berklee’s unparalleled potential to impact the music industry. 

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

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Qantara Berklee: Zafir

Tuesday / May 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Qantara Berklee Ensemble performs a program bringing various musical traditions by fusing Arab musical heritage with the contemporary sensibilities of postmodern jazz. 

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

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Spring Forward: Berklee Symphonic Winds

Wednesday / May 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

The Berklee Symphonic Winds present a concert for stage and screen, featuring the music of Eric Coates, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin.

Admission: Free

Louis Cole & Domi

Louis Cole vs. Domi

Thursday / May 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

The Checkout-Live at Berklee, a collaboration between WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM and Berklee, presents a "searing hot" duo experience between Louis Cole of KNOWER and Domi Degalle, the 17-year-old Parisian keys player at Berklee who Spectrasonics finds "mind-blowing."

Admission: $10 general admission (standing room only)

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Roots Roadshow: Tribute to Lead Belly

Thursday / May 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

In this wide-ranging program, students and faculty from the American Roots Music program will pay tribute to Lead Belly’s wildly diverse repertoire by performing songs associated with the master in new and unexpected settings.

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

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Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack / Two Girls

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

Red Room at Cafe 939

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

Midnight Snack has developed a varied and eclectic sound, offering the most personal introspection of their lengthy discography. Boston-based folk duo Two Girls is made up of Ellen Siberian Tiger and Catherine Joy Parke, who met when they were both students at Berklee.

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

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An Evening with Draco Rosa

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

Berklee Performance Center

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

World Music/CRASHarts presents musician Draco Rosa, a multi-Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer- songwriter, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur, who kicked off his career in the '80s as a member of the Latino boy band Menudo.  

Admission: $48, $42, $37, $28

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Singapalooza!

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Jeannie Gagné's Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class performs a variety of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Recital: The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

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

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea class will present a recital featuring the compositions of these three great pianists and artists, performed by the students in the class, and accompanied by a student bassist and drummer. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert I

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for solo and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for soloists and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Choir Festival: Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Berklee Concert Choir will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, K.427. 

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

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Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #2

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

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

Berklee string students will play classical string chamber music from different periods.

Admission: Free

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