Signature Series

The Signature Series at Berklee brings Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and world-renowned, award-winning musicians to the Berklee Performance Center stage. From jazz to funk to Middle Eastern music, the concerts represent a wide range of genres for every listener.

Upcoming Events

 

Dee Dee Bridgewater Meets Berklee

Wednesday / October 30, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Global icon Dee Dee Bridgewater is a multiple Grammy winner, Tony winner, music producer, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and jazz vocal legend.

Admission: $20–$30 in advance / $25–$35 day of show

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Aida Cuevas Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mexican vocalist Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” has won a Grammy and a Latin Grammy for her work in the regional Mexican genre.

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

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Singers Showcase: A Night at the Opera—The Music of Queen

Thursday / December 5, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In celebration of the enduring appeal of Queen, one of rock’s most influential bands, prepare for a glittering night of stomping, fearlessly eclectic rock anthems and harmony-steeped, melodramatic piano ballads. 

Admission: $15–$20 in advance $20–$25 day of show

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Celebrates Charlie Parker

Friday / December 13, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For one night only, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute celebrates Charlie Parker's centennial, presenting new arrangements and music from Bird's repertoire.

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

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Great American Songbook: Nu Vintage Pop—Today’s Hits, Time Traveled

Sunday / February 23, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Inspired by the retro-hip joie de vivre of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox and its “gramophone music in a smartphone world” philosophy, join an eclectic and global cast of Berklee’s finest vocalists, instrumentalists, arrangers, and dancers as they reimagine modern-day pop songs in jazz and retro styles from a bygone era.

Admission: $15–$20 in advance / $20–$25 day of show

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The Coming: Black History Month Celebration

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This musical narrative features excerpts with Daniel Black from his book The Coming, along with compositions from Tia Fuller’s Grammy-nominated album, Diamond Cut, and performances by the Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble on the rich traditions and more contemporary portrayals of the African diaspora, firmly depicting the unrighteous capture and journey of the transatlantic slave trade. 

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

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The Show

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

In this concert spanning many genres and styles, musical director Rob Lewis '94 (Christina Aguilera, New Kids on the Block, Toni Braxton) presents Berklee College of Music students at their best, highlighting their talent and passion through popular music.

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

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Singers Showcase: Bond...James Bond: Theme Songs

Thursday / April 9, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

While fans eagerly await the release of No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, prepare to be shaken and stirred as Berklee’s most outstanding lead vocalists pay tribute to novelist Ian Fleming’s immortal and debonair Secret Intelligence Service agent, 007.

Admission: $15–$20 in advance / $20–$25 day of show

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Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: Tigran Hamasyan Trio Meets Pletenitsa

Tuesday / April 28, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival is a celebrated annual event that brings together guest artists from the region, as well as community musicians, students, visual artists, and dancers from all over the world to celebrate the music of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Mediterranean.

Admission: $15–$20 in advance / $20–$25 day of show

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Past Events

 

SOLD OUT: Singers Showcase: Aretha, Queen of Soul

Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
Joined by a full rhythm section, horns, background vocalists, dancers, and special guests, Berklee College of Music’s most outstanding lead vocalists and vocal groups will interpret Aretha Franklin’s rich canon.

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

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

Friday / April 5, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

GRAMMY Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth leads the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (led by artistic director Julius P. Williams) through a captivating and specially conceived program of Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY for the show’s triumphant return to Symphony Hall.

Admission: $44.50 / $62.50 / $78 / $93.50 / $193.50

Berklee American Roots Music Program 10th Anniversary

Tuesday / March 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Celebrating the first 10 years of the Berklee American Roots Music Program, this extraordinary concert welcomes back some amazing musicians who passed through Berklee College of Music during the program’s first decade, as well as some of the incredible bands that got their start here.

Admission: $15 / $20 in advance / $20 / $25 day of show

Ariana Grande and Micki Miller Tribute Show

Thursday / March 7, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This two-part concert will feature pop and R&B hits such as “God Is a Woman,” “Side to Side,” and “Diamonds” with student instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers.

Admission: $15 / $20 in advance / $20 / $25 day of show

Great American Songbook: The Music of Dolly Parton

Sunday / February 24, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join a global cast of Berklee’s finest students, alumni, faculty, and an array of special guests for an unforgettable evening filled with Dolly Parton’s greatest hits and deep cuts.

Admission: $15 / $20 in advance / $20 / $25 day of show

Larry Klein Meets Berklee, with Special Guests Madeleine Peyroux and Luciana Souza

Thursday / February 21, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Performing onstage alongside an international cast of top Berklee students, alumni, and faculty, Larry Klein has handpicked a setlist that bisects the vast, diverse, and impressive discography of his extraordinary career.

Admission: $20 / $25 / $30 in advance / $25 / $30 / $35 day of show

Paquito D’Rivera and Berta Rojas Meet Berklee: The Music of Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Paquito D’Rivera, Grammy Award–winning Cuban musician and composer, and Berta Rojas, guitarist extraordinaire from Paraguay, perform music from their recent release Dia y Medio.

Admission: $15 and $20 in advance / $20 and $25 day of show

Innovate: The Berklee Electronic Digital Instrument

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Electronic Production and Design Department celebrates some of Berklee College of Music’s finest student electronic digital instrument (EDI) performers, along with special guests Laura Escudé, Rachel Z, Thavius Beck, Dan Freeman, Moldover, and dolltr!ck.

Admission: $15–$20 in advance / $20–$25 day of show