Annie Lennox - BerkleeAnnie Lennox is in Boston today ahead of Berklee College of Music‘s commencement ceremony tomorrow, where she will address more than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests as she gives the commencement speech and receives an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her achievements and influence in music, and her enduring contributions to international culture.

Tonight, on commencement eve, as is Berklee’s tradition, students will pay tribute to the honorees by performing music associated with their careers at the Agganis Arena.

The concert and ceremony are not open to the public but you can follow live social network feeds from the event over on the official Berklee website:

Annie is also slated to give the commencement address, was excited to be performing with the students during the annual graduation eve concert Friday. “It’s really a big production, which is just lovely,” she said, of the group’s planned arrangement of her gorgeous ballad “Cold.”

She says the students played “exquisitely” in rehearsal. Lennox was also humbled to be receiving the honor alongside Willie Nelson and Carol King. “It’s hard to be objective and put myself in the same category,” she said.