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

 

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Past Events

 

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

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

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.

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