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


The Music of Hal Crook: Set Me Free

Thursday / February 18, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Hal Crook, a professor in the Ensemble Department, will perform his compositions with drummer Antonio Sanchez '97, saxophonist Chris Cheek '91, pianist Leo Genovese '04, Lionel Loueke '01, vocalist and bassist Esperenza Spalding '05, and other alumni and special guests.

Admission: $12 / $18 / $24

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Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall: A Tribute

Sunday / February 21, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

This special evening of uniquely impactful music at Boston's historic Symphony Hall will feature the singers' traditional repertoire, directed Paul Kwami. It will also include guest appearances by Berklee students—the Berklee Jubilee Celebration Orchestra, conducted by Julius Williams, will perform—and faculty, led by 1977 Fisk alumna Donna McElroy, who is a former Jubilee Singer.

Admission: $25–$65

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Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

Sunday / February 28, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee students and faculty pay tribute to Bob Dylan by performing new arrangements of Dylan’s most memorable and influential songs.

Admission: $12 / $18

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Berklee Global Jazz Summit

Friday / April 1, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Grammy Award-winning pianist Danilo Pérez leads Berklee Global jazz Institute (BGJI) students and faculty in the annual Global Jazz Summit.

Admission: $12 / $18

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Past Events


Joyce Moreno Meets Berklee

Thursday / December 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This concert will feature Joyce Moreno performing her music with an ensemble of Berklee students.

Admission: $12 / $16

Totó la Momposina

Thursday / November 5, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

For this show, Colombian singer/dancer/teacher Totó la Momposina will perform her songbook with a large student ensemble, playing arrangements by students studying contemporary writing and production and specially chosen by Totó for the occasion. 

Admission: $12 / $16

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Friday / October 30, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

On Halloween weekend, horror visits Boston's Symphony Hall when the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra perform, live-to-picture, a new score written by eight of Berklee’s finest student film composers to accompany F.W. Murnau’s classic 1922 silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.

Admission: $37, $47

Al-Murtaja: A Celebration of Sudanese Music

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Legendary Sudanese musicians Abu Araki Elbakheet, Emmanuel Jal, Asim Gorashi, and Mohamed Tahir perform their own music and traditional Sudanese music with an international student group led by Sudanese student Mohamad Araki.

Admission: $12 / $16

Distant Worlds: Music from 'FINAL FANTASY'

Friday / April 24, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

Grammy Award–winning conductor Arnie Roth leads the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra through a captivating and specially conceived program of Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY for this triumphant return to Boston's celebrated Symphony Hall. 

Admission: $92.50, $77, $60.50, $43.50, Reserved Seats

The Music Of Persia

Monday / March 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This Middle Eastern Festival clinic will feature the guest artists who will perform at the Seventh Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival (The Music Of Persia) at the Berklee Performance Center on March 3. 

Admission: Free

Great American Songbook: The Music of Disney

Sunday / March 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

A Berklee student orchestra featuring some of Berklee's finest vocalists, players, and arrangers, along with guest appearances by Berklee faculty, will play music from Disney movies and television shows.

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

CANCELED: Kim Burrell Meets Berklee

Thursday / February 12, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Grammy Award nominee and pastor Kim Burrell will perform with a large student ensemble and featured faculty guests.