David Friend Recital Hall
The David Friend Recital Hall is located on the ground floor of the Genko Uchida Building at 921 Boylston Street. The hall is a semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony designed by architect Shizuo Harada. According to building architect Myron Miller, Harada referred to the recital hall as "the typhoon room: a metaphor for Berklee's success in spinning out talented musicians around the whole world."
The David Friend Recital Hall seats 160 audience members. "It's gorgeous and it's really geared toward acoustic music," said Vessela Stoyanova, an alumna from Bulgaria who majored in performance and film scoring. "The room has a very natural sound and works well for unamplified instruments." The hall was designed to prevent unwanted accompaniment from the ventilation system.
Watch a performance recorded in the David Friend Recital Hall here: