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. 

 

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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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)

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

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

The Show, Directed by Rob Lewis

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Show is a pop music spectacle, an electrifying live production of world-renowned hits by today’s biggest stars, reimagined by a superband of top-notch singers, rappers, and instrumentalists from Berklee College of Music.

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

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Susan Hagen: BASSically What I Do!

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Susan Hagen, joined by special guests, performs a recital of solo works and duo pieces.

Admission: Free

Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist/vocalist Yilian Cañizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas.

Admission: $28 / $37 / $42 / $48

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Cisco Swank / Lizzy McAlpine / Solo Smith

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Cisco Swank is a multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer, and producer from New York City. Lizzy McAlpine is a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Solo Smith is a singer-songwriter, bassist, and producer from Memphis, Tennessee.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Audrey Mika

SOLD OUT: Audrey Mika / Souly Had

Saturday / March 7, 2020 / 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.
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, 19-year-old Audrey Mika rose to prominence on YouTube, developing a large following because of her unique covers of popular hits. Souly Had constructs alternative hip-hop, punctuated by off-kilter organic production and post-modern R&B drip.

Admission: $12 in advance / $18 general admission (standing room only)

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The High Kings

Saturday / March 7, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, and Brian Dunphy. In June 2007, they were invited to join a new Irish band, the High Kings, as three of the four founding members, along with Martin Furey.

Admission: $39 / $44 / $49

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New Sounds, New Words, New Rep

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an evening of music featuring repertoire from the Post-1960 Jazz Project, directed by Voice Department faculty Lisa Thorson. Compositions, which include arrangements and new works by the ensemble, Berklee faculty, and students, traverse the broad landscape of jazz and improvisational music.

Admission: Free

New Waves: Sofie / Heemz / Mayita

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Sofie, a singer-songwriter from Ghana, is influenced by jazz, hip-hop, high-life, rap, and R&B. Heemz is a 20-year-old singer and guitarist influenced by rock and R&B. Mayita is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter focused on modern R&B with a touch of Bay Area vibes.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Marko Djordjevic Interactive Concert

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

For this event, drummer Marko Djordjevic will perform original music and engage in a discussion about music, art, life, and our place in the world.

Admission: Free

Berklee in the Round

Berklee in the Round

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

In this Songwriting Department series, five Berklee College of Music songwriters take turns playing their songs and telling their stories.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Plastic Lives

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Don’t miss the world premiere of Plastic Lives, a cantata by Berklee College of Music composition professor Arnold Friedman about the substance that sustains and destroys modern life.

Admission: Free

Noa Sings Letters to Bach

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Noa's new project, Letters to Bach, is composed of 12 pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach’s instrumental music, for which she has written English and Hebrew lyrics, inspired by subjects as diverse as technology, religion, global warming, feminism, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Admission: $20 / $25 / $35

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Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty members from the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music perform in a variety of settings.

Admission: Free

Miguel Zenón Berklee Quintet

Wednesday / March 11, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Berklee's Masters on the Road series continues with Miguel Zenón, a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, alumnus, composer, and jazz saxophonist, leading a student ensemble.

Admission: $10 day of show (standing room only)

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