David Friend Recital Hall

 

The David Friend Recital Hall, located in the Genko Uchida building at 921 Boylston Street, is a semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony, designed by architect Shizuo Harada. The 160-person capacity venue uses a stage that can be moved to the center of the room, creating a performance-in-the-round environment.

 

Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Annual event featuring a high-profile speaker from the music industry.

Admission: Free

Composers and Friends

Monday / February 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This third annual concert will feature new works for chamber groups by composer and bassist Jerry Gates and select faculty composers and performers.

Admission: Free

Simone Pilon: Africana Studies Lecture

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Simone Pilon, chair of the Liberal Arts Department, will lecture on a topic relating to music and society.

Admission: Free

Songwriting Faculty Concert

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Members of the Songwriting faculty will play their songs in this one-hour concert.

Admission: Free

Caleb Hensinger's Senior Recital

Monday / March 2, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Trumpet principal and composer Caleb Hensinger presents an evening of original compositions.

Admission: Free

A Tribute to Ed Bedner

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Piano Department faculty will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles in tribute to late piano professor Ed Bedner. 

Admission: Free

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Selected piano students will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles.

Admission: Free

Graduation Brass Processional Concert

Thursday / March 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This public reading session will feature works by student composers competing to have their piece performed by the Berklee Faculty Brass Ensemble at the Berklee commencement ceremony in May.

Admission: Free

Music Therapalooza

Thursday / March 5, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A Music Therapy event.

Admission: Free

Roots Roadshow

Monday / March 9, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students in the newly created American Roots Music Program offer a smorgasbord of fantastic performances in blues, gospel, folk, country, bluegrass, Western swing, polka, and more. The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott: Jazz Vocal Series

Tuesday / March 10, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz vocalists perform songs from the American Songbook accompanied by a faculty rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Winds, Strings, and Mallets

Wednesday / March 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This show will feature new compositions and improvisations for saxophone quartet, voice, violin, and marimba, by jazz composer and faculty member Darrell Katz. Faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies will also perform. 

Admission: Free

The City of Tomorrow: Woodwind Quintet in Concert

Thursday / March 12, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The acclaimed ensemble the City of Tomorrow will present a concert of 20th and 21st century music for woodwind quintet. Included on the program will be "Island Universe," written by Berklee professor Andrew List.

Admission: Free

Reeds Showcase

Monday / March 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's double reeds are showcased in this concert under the direction of oboe professor Barbara LaFitte.

Admission: Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / March 24, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Each semester, the students and faculty of the MUED department present an eclectic program of music. Ensembles include the MUED Concert Choir, Big Band, Orff ensemble, and lots of surprises.

Admission: Free

Indian Classical Music Master Class/Clinic

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Well-known Indian musicians present a clinic and master class on northern Hindustani and southern Carnatic styles of Indian classical music.

Admission: Free

Curtain Up: Original Musical Theater Songs

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The sixth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students of musical theater arranging and orchestration.
 

Admission: Free

Jazz Revelation Records CD Release Concert

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz Revelation Records presents its CD release showcase concert featuring selected artists from this year's CD.

Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Each year, the best compositions from the Jazz Composition Department's chord scale voicings class are on display, as performed by the Chord Scale Madness Ensemble under the direction of Jackson Schultz.

Admission: Free

Miloš Branisavljević's Senior Recital

Thursday / April 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Miloš Branisavljević presents an afternoon of various styles of music ranging from jazz to Latin.

Admission: Free

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