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

 

Considering Matthew Shepard

Sunday / February 5, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Celebrated Grammy–winners Craig Hella Johnson and choral ensemble Conspirare will perform Johnson’s new musical masterwork, Considering Matthew Shepard, at Boston's Symphony Hall.

Admission: Purchase $20-$60 tickets through Boston Symphony Orchestra website.

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Great American Songbook: Tribute to Laurel Canyon

Sunday / February 26, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

The Great American Songbook pays tribute to the music of James Taylor, The Doors, the Mamas and the Papas, the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and more, showcasing photography by legendary photographer Henry Diltz. 

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

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Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band: A 10-Year Anniversary Concert

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Beyoncé's original all-female band celebrates its 10-year anniversary in a concert of Queen Bey's songs at Berklee, led by Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department.

Admission: $20/$14/$8 advance and $24/$18/$12 day of show.

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Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Tigran Hamasyan

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

Featuring celebrated Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan, the Ninth Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will showcase unique talent and take the audience on a musical journey.

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

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Africana Studies Celebrates Black Music

Thursday / March 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

This concert will celebrate songs from the black music tradition. Guest artists include Stokely Williams, lead singer and drummer for Mint Condition; Morris Hayes, former music director for Prince; Ernie Isley, a member of the Isley Brothers and Isely/Jasper/Isley; and Patrice Rushen, composer, music producer, and singer-songwriter of “Forget Me Nots."

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

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World Premiere Musical: The Kiss

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 8:00 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 and Boston Conservatory at Berklee cast.

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

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Past Events

 

The Fisk Jubilee Singers with Donna McElroy

Photo of Hal Crook playing from a front profile

SOLD OUT: Shankar Mahadevan Meets Berklee

Tuesday / December 13, 2016 / 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. The concert will be streamed live on Concert Window.
Award-winning Indian vocalist and composer Shankar Mahadevan joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble for a special concert celebrating his life and musical career, spanning Indian classical, folk, global jazz, and contemporary Indian music.

Admission: $20, $14, or $8 in advance / $24, $18, or $12 day of show

Wang Leehom

The Music of Wang Leehom

Sunday / November 13, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Symphony Hall, Boston

301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Chinese-American pop superstar and Berklee alumnus Wang Leehom will join an international cast of Berklee students on the stage at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall to perform the music that has earned him the crown as the King of Chinese Pop.

Admission: $38.50, $52.50, $62.50, $108

Pablo Ziegler Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

A pianist, composer, and arranger, Latin Grammy winner Pablo Ziegler is one of the most important figures in Argentine new tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz.

Admission: $14/$8 in advance, / $18/$12 day of show

John Scofield's Country for Old Men

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

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

John Scofield '73 brings his lifelong love of American country music out of his toolbox to share with his jazz audiences in his Country for Old Men project, performing with several of his closest musical associates from the jazz community: Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart, and Larry Goldings.

Admission: $30 / $34 / $39

Berklee Global Jazz Summit

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

Berklee Performance Center

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

Grammy Award–winning pianist Danilo Pérez leads Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) students and faculty in the annual Global Jazz Summit with guest artist Danny Rivera.

Admission: $12 / $18

Great American Songbook: The Music of Bob Dylan

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

Berklee Performance Center

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

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

Admission: $12 / $18

Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers at Symphony Hall: A Tribute

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

Symphony Hall, Boston

310 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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

The Music of Hal Crook: Set Me Free

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

Berklee Performance Center

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

Hal Crook '71, 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 Esperanza Spalding '05, and other alumni and special guests.

Admission: $12 / $18 / $24