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

 

Great American Songbook: The Music of Paul Simon

Sunday / February 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee’s annual Great American Songbook pays tribute to Paul Simon, an icon of American music who has been writing and performing indelible songs since he and Art Garfunkel formed their duo in 1964.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: Celebrating 10 Years

Thursday / March 1, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Middle Eastern Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a stellar lineup of guest artists from around the globe, including the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Tigran Hamasyan, Amal Murkus, Women of the World, Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, and Berklee World Strings, among others.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Kurt Elling Meets Berklee

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

The natural heir to jazz pioneers Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure, and Jon Hendricks, international jazz award winner Kurt Elling is a renowned artist of vocalese—the writing and performing of words over recorded, improvised jazz solos.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

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Past Events

 

SOLD OUT: The Bruno Mars Tribute Show

Thursday / February 8, 2018 / 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 Bruno Mars Ensemble comprises outstanding singers, dancers, and musicians who were handpicked and directed by Tia Fuller, Berklee Ensemble Department faculty and former Beyoncé band member. The band performs the Mars classics "Uptown Funk," "Runaway Baby," and "24K Magic," to name a few. 

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

The Berklee Keys with Jetro da Silva, Dennis Montgomery III, George Russell Jr., and Ron Savage

Monday / January 29, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience featuring three of the best keyboardists on the planet—Jetro da Silva, Dennis Montgomery III, and George Russell Jr.—accompanied by drum virtuoso Ron Savage.

Admission: $8–$12 in advance / $12–$16 day of show

SOLD OUT: Shreya Ghoshal Meets Berklee

Thursday / December 7, 2017 / 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.
Acclaimed Indian vocalist Shreya Ghoshal joins the Berklee Indian Ensemble for an evening celebrating Indian classical, semiclassical, folk, and contemporary music.

Admission: $35 / $65 / $100

Singers Showcase

Thursday / November 30, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Singers Showcase features Berklee’s top student vocalists performing a variety of musical styles, backed by the college’s finest instrumentalists and backing vocalists.

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

Toninho Horta

Toninho Horta Meets Berklee

Thursday / November 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of legendary guitarist, composer, and vocalist Toninho Horta, a founding pillar of música popular brasileira (MPB), will be performed by a large student orchestra, joined by Horta himself, in this Berklee Signature Series concert.

Admission: $8 in advance / $14 day of show

Michael Gibbs Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In celebration of the 80th birthday of jazz composer and arranger Michael Gibbs '63, this concert will feature Gary Burton '62 '89H, Bill Frisell '77, Jim Odgren '75, and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, directed by Greg Hopkins.

Admission: $8 / $14 / $30 in advance / $12/ $18/ $34 day of show

Fred Taylor

All-Star Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This not-to-be-missed all-star concert celebrates Boston music icon Fred Taylor and features jazz greats Kurt Elling, Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Catherine Russell, John Patitucci, and special guest speaker Pat Metheny.

Admission: $35 / $50 / $75 / $100 / $150 / $200 for VIP

World Premiere Musical: The Kiss

Thursday / April 27, 2017 / 7:30 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 cast.

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

World Premiere Musical: The Kiss

Wednesday / April 26, 2017 / 7:30 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 cast.

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

Alan Lee's illustration of J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional valley of "Helm's Deep"

The Lord of the Rings Symphony

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Composer and Berklee alumnus Howard Shore ’69, ‘08H created his epic The Lord of the Rings Symphony in six movements to express J. R. R. Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's films as an immense symphonic work. The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, featuring top Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee musicians and vocalists, will perform this monumental work at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

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 performers include Patrice Rushen '05H, composer, music producer, music director, music educator, pianist, and singer-songwriter of "Forget Me Nots," among other songs; Morris Hayes, former music director for Prince; and Stokley Williams, lead singer and drummer for Mint Condition.

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

SOLD OUT: 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

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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

Clinic: The Music of Tigran Hamasyan

Wednesday / March 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

In this clinic, Tigran Hamasyan will talk about his musical journey and his unique approach to blending different influences.

Admission: Free

SOLD OUT: 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

SOLD OUT: There are no tickets remaining for this event.
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.

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

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, some of the most memorable and iconic American popular music was written by residents of Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills.

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