Slideshow: 2016 Commencement Concert

By 
Melissa Sack
May 13, 2016
Arnetta Johnson plays trumpet for the song "Brazil."
Tickwanya Jones sings the Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine."
Robert Gould pays tribute to the Isley Brothers with "It's Your Thing."
Esther Rojas on bass for a tribute to Milton Nascimento
Keven Eknes on electric guitar
Dancers from the Boston Conservatory heat up the stage with the mambo.
Dana Rochman sings "Pretty in Pink."
(From the left): Jack Sheehan on alto sax, Nick Suchecki on baritone sax, Nikola Stajic on guitar, and Sheldon Ferguson on guitar
Alice An and Matthew Sallee sing "America" from "West Side Story."
Rita Moreno '16H celebrates with Berklee and Boston Conservatory students after a performance at the 2016 commencement concert.
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The annual commencement concert, held on May 6 at the Agganis Arena, featured some of the college’s most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorary doctor of music degree recipients with performances of music associated with their careers.

The concert showcased arrangements of the music of actor, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno '16H; the R&B, Motown soul, and funk of the Isley Brothers; and Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento's eclectic stylings of bossa nova and folk with African, classical, jazz, and rock influences. 

Watch a playlist of highlights from Berklee's 2016 commencement: