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. 

 

The Peace and Justice Arts Cafe

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Liberal arts professor Linda J. Chase will direct the Peace and Justice Arts Cafe, featuring music, dance, and theater students speaking out for justice and engaging in dialogue through diverse styles of performative expression.

Admission: Free

Berklee Greek Ensemble

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Greek Ensemble will perform traditional Greek music from the mainland to the islands, and from Asia Minor to Cyprus, with dancers and guest musicians.

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

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Nick Black Band

Friday / March 13, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Influenced by the feel-good music of Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Sting, and Bruno Mars, Nick Black has created a sound that is unique, yet familiar and nostalgic.

Admission: $18 in advance / $20 day of show (standing room only)

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Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields

Saturday / March 14, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio about coal miners at the turn of the 20th century, Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields combines folk, rock, and classical genres in what the Los Angeles Times called “an unforgettably haunting, harrowing evocation of the plight of Pennsylvania’s coal miners, incorporating many musical styles and effectively shadowy visuals.”

Admission: $25 / $50 / $75 (10 percent off with code for seniors; groups of six or more; and WGBH and GBCC members; 20 percent off with code for Chorus pro Musica subscribers)

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Tia Gostelow

Monday / March 16, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Hailing from Queensland, Australia, 20-year-old Tia Gostelow is on her way to international success.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of show (standing room only)

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Dotan

Dotan

Wednesday / March 18, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Dutch singer-songwriter Dotan began his career playing intimate shows in people's homes. 7 Layers, his 2014 multiplatinum album, was a soulful and folksy record that he wrote, produced, and recorded in his living room.

Admission: $12 general admission

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Louden Swain

Saturday / March 21, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Over two decades together, Los Angeles–based indie rock band Louden Swain has released a series of impressive albums; toured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia; and built a dedicated social media following—all without the support of a mainstream record label.

Admission: $38 in advance / $40 day of show (standing room only)

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Gala Flamenca

Saturday / March 21, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Gala Flamenca captures the beauty, power, and passion of flamenco.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Louden Swain

Saturday / March 21, 2020 / 9:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Over two decades together, Los Angeles–based indie rock band Louden Swain has released a series of impressive albums; toured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia; and built a dedicated social media following—all without the support of a mainstream record label.

Admission: $38 in advance / $40 day of show (standing room only)

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Gala Flamenca

Sunday / March 22, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Gala Flamenca captures the beauty, power, and passion of flamenco.

Admission: $40 / $52 / $65 / $79

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Visiting Scholar Ensemble Concert: Billy Childs—Into the Light

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Billy Childs, the 2019–2020 Ken Pullig Visiting Scholar in Jazz Studies and a Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger, presents an ensemble that includes students from the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department. The ensemble is co-led by professor Daniel Ian Smith.

Admission: Free

Guitar Night: Rock and Pop

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features select student-led ensembles that represent the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee College of Music.

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

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David Timothy / Kirlisa

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

David Timothy is a Swedish Nigerian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is influenced by Eminem, Andy Mineo, and Bruno Mars. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Kirlisa blends R&B, hip-hop, and gospel with her band the Crew.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Jazz Composition/Arranging for Voice and Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday / March 24, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Aubrey Johnson, Berklee College of Music voice instructor and jazz vocalist, explores the arranging and compositional techniques used to create music for her new album, Unraveled.

Admission: Free

Choro: Brazilian Music Roots

Tuesday / March 24, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Choro is a musical genre that melds different styles and transforms them into Brazilian musical languages. Claudio Fernandes, an arranger, composer, guitarist, and music teacher for more than 20 years, has dedicated himself to the investigation of Brazilian popular music, specifically choro.

Admission: Free (standing room only)

Apostolos with Friends and Enemies

Tuesday / March 24, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Classical guitarist Apostolos Paraskevas, joined by an array of amazing artists, performs music for solo and chamber ensemble.

Admission: Free

Sally’s Music World

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Sally, majoring in contemporary writing and production at Berklee College of Music, grew up studying classical music and traditional Korean music. She plans to showcase her musical versatility in this performance.

Admission: Free

The Gotet (Govoni/Olsen Quintet)

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music faculty members present the Gotet, led by saxophonist Dino Govoni and trumpeter Doug Olsen, which plays original music with an ensemble that includes Doug Johnson (piano), Bruce Gertz (bass), and Casey Scheuerell (drums).

Admission: Free

Woodwind Concert

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy performances by faculty and students from the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Farah Siraj

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Named Jordan's Musical Ambassadress, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

Admission: $12 in advance / $14 day of show (seated)

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