Berklee Performance Center


Oct
25 Sun
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Olafur Arnalds

Boston, MA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road with brand new material. After a triumphant return to the stage in 2018, the re:act tour represents Arnalds final set of shows after nearly three years of touring.



Arnalds' performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe as he invites them to join him on a new journey where he presents his most personal and raw music to date - a counterpoint to the exuberant energy of his latest album 're:member'.His haunting and often intensely emotional shows are an exercise in intimacy, a space for the artist and audience to share their vulnerability through music.



Arnalds i and his team of fellow craftsmen and musicians put on a spellbinding performance that brings together past, present and new material. The 're:act' tour features his signature string quartet, a live percussionist and Arnalds arsenal of pianos and synthesizers. His groundbreaking, self-playing Stratus pianos will be along for the ride - creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences that make every performance unique.



His tour in support of 2018's studio album re:member was met with high critical acclaim, including sold-out arenas and renowned concert halls all over the world. With more than 150 concerts Arnalds icaptivated hundreds of thousands of fans and created momentous events at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Sydney Opera House and premiered the first edition of his very own genre-bending music festival OPIA.



As Arnalds wraps up this part of his artistic life he will pour everything he has into these last few shows, before heading back into his creative cocoon in search of his next adventure.
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Dec
11 Fri
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A John Waters Christmas

Boston, MA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

VIP includes Gold Circle seating and post show meet and greet with John Waters.


 

Merry Fistmas! Season's Beatings! Happy Hole-A-Day. Like a nutcase St. Nick for Christmas crazies, John Waters, "gutter" filmmaker (Mondo Trasho, Cecil B. Demented, A Dirty Shame), tawdry stand-up comedian (This Filthy World) and author of many appalling books (Role Models, Carsick, Mr. Know-It-All) is on tour again with a whole new bag of holiday filth for bad little boys and girls everywhere. Both Santa and Jesus will send their regrets when this ho-ho-homo lets loose about reindeer virgin births, the illegally squatting Christ-child and chubby-chasing Mrs. Clause. There'll be no silent nights here! No, this rapid-fire monologue for adult delinquents asks the holiday questions, "Was Joseph a virgin, too?", "Is Santa now an incel?", "Is Rudolph a bossy bottom?", "Prancer a no-fats-or-femmes top?" And Vixen, well, "Did she make love with Russ Meyer?" Faux miracles really do happen if you pray to a lower power and Waters begs for the Satanic Temple to convert Greta Thunberg, hopes for a holiday "wilding"
outbreak against the Christmas spirit from non-Christian minority children worldwide, and dreams of a new Catholic saint based on Chucky, the horror movie icon. John Waters, the Santa Clause who will give you pause, the fucked-up Father Christmas is coming to town to put the X back in Xmas. Be there or die.
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Feb
12 Fri
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Tommy Emmanuel

Boston, MA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $54.00 / $49.00 / $44.00
ADULT-ADA: $44.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ADULT-ADA Public Onsale: March 16, 2020 11:10 AM to February 12, 2021 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. This show will feature Tommy's singular style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band- covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas will be joining Tommy as support.
$44.00 - $54.00
Feb
19 Fri
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Zucchero's D.O.C Tour

Boston, MA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $97.00 / $67.00 / $47.00
ADULT-ADA: $47.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ADULT-ADA Public Onsale: May 8, 2020 1:38 PM to February 19, 2021 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Zucchero, one of Italy's most acclaimed international artists, has performed a series of unique concerts throughout the world in just under two years. His concerts, featuring a total of 89 songs from his repertoire, consisted of more than three hours of music accompanied by a live show.

Zucchero has performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and the Coliseo. After setting a record of 22 live shows at the Verona Arena in 12 months, he continued to charm audiences throughout Italy with 10 additional sold-out indoor arena dates. In total, he performed for 1.5 million people during those two years of touring.
$47.00 - $97.00
Oct
4 Mon 2021
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CLANNAD - In A Lifetime - The Farewell Tour

Boston, MA
United States
Show at Monday, October 4, 2021 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $53.00 / $43.00 / $33.00
ADULT-ADA: $43.00 / $33.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / ADULT-ADA Public Onsale: June 26, 2020 9:04 AM to October 4, 2021 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

On 13th March 2020, BMG will release IN A LIFETIME, a career spanning collection from one of the most successful Irish bands ever. The IN A LIFETIME collection captures Clannad's incredible and enduring body of work which has, over 16 studio albums, created a legacy that's influenced a generation of fellow Irish musicians and artists.


Clannad (derived from the word clan meaning 'family' in Gaelic) was formed in 1970 by siblings Moya, Ciarán and Pól Brennan and their uncles Noel and Pádraig Duggan (who sadly passed away in 2016), and for a short time later became a six-piece with the addition of Enya Brennan who then went on to have her own successful solo career. The multi-award winning band have, without doubt, done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience. Fusing elements of traditional Irish music and more contemporary folk, new age and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of all ages.


After a decade which saw them release five hugely influential and groundbreaking albums, in 1982 Clannad reached wider recognition when they recorded Theme From Harry's Game for a powerful three-part TV drama depicting the troubles in Northern Ireland. The song became a commercial success upon its release as a single, peaking at number 2 in Ireland and number 5 in the UK, winning an Ivor Novello award and later being used in the movie Patriot Games. It remains the only UK hit single to be sung entirely in Irish.


In addition to the incredible achievements of this one, timeless song, in 1984 Clannad won a BAFTA for 'Best Original Television Music' for their soundtrack "Legend" (becoming the first Irish band to win it), which featured music and songs the band were commissioned to score for the Robin Of Sherwood TV series. In the two decades since the band has won a Grammy Award ('Best New Age Album' for 1999's Landmarks), Billboard Music Award, and a BBC 2 Folk Award (for Lifetime Achievement).


Clannad has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including Bruce Hornsby, Steve Perry, JD Souther, Paul Young, and Duke Special but their most successful collaboration by far was with enthusi-astic supporter and fan, Bono of U2. A fan of the band who declared singer Moya as "one of the great-est voices the human ear as ever experienced," Bono duetted with the singer on Clannad's 1985 hit single - and the song which gives this collection its title - In A Lifetime.


 



$33.00 - $63.00

136 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA
United States
Located in the historic Back Bay, the Berklee Performance Center (BPC) is at the core of Boston's entertainment and cultural community. Many excellent restaurants and hotels, as well as the Prudential Center, Fenway Park, and the Hynes Convention Center, are within walking distance. The Berklee Performance Center is easily accessible by public transportation, with parking available in neighboring garages.

Showcasing more than 200 events each year, the BPC may just be the busiest, most unique theater in Boston. Owned and operated by Berklee College of Music, the BPC hosts concerts by talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, as well as a wide variety of productions presented by outside promoters, arts presenters, and community organizations. Events at the BPC span every musical genre and represent a broad range of countries and cultures, from traditional artists to contemporary innovators defining the future of music.