Signature Series at Berklee
It’s pretty amazing to think about the sheer volume of talent in Boston. Some of the best creative institutions like Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and Boston Conservatory call this city home.
We’re lucky to have access to these programs too. In addition to many other educational institutions in the city, the above few offer student, faculty, and alumni performances to the public for a nominal fee or even free admission. This spring, we’re especially keen on checking out the 2017 Berklee Signature Series.
Two specific performances catching our eye:
– A 10-year anniversary celebration of Beyoncé’s original all-female band, led by Tia Fuller. The group will feature music from Beyoncé’s albums B-Day, The Beyoncé Experience, and Live at the Wynn Theatre from when they toured with her, but it will also perform some of her newer material. In addition, current Beyoncé dancer Ebony Williams (Berklee graduate of ’05) will choreograph and perform with students from Boston Conservatory. Sounds like a fun girls night out! More information and tickets here.
– The 9th Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will feature guest artists from the region, Berklee students, and members of the community to celebrate the music of the Middle East and Mediterranean. Tigram Hamasyan (pictured above), a celebrated Armenian pianist and composer who is known for melding jazz, folk, progressive rock, and classic rock will perform.
Tickets for all performances are available at the Berklee Performance Center’s Box Office or by calling 617-747-2261.
Image courtesy of Tigran Hamasyan.