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.

 

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 25, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students and faculty of the Music Education department present an eclectic program of choral works, Big Band music, and other surprises.

Admission: Free

Jazz Revelation Records Showcase: Can You Dig It?

Tuesday / November 25, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Join Jazz Revelation Records for its fall showcase.

Admission: Free

Mirel Wagner

Saturday / December 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling.

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Toh Kay

Sunday / December 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Tomas Kalnoky is a Czech-born American musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Streetlight Manifesto.

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Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

Jennifer Elowsky-Fox: The Ensemble Pianist

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Piano faculty member Jennifer Elowsky-Fox presents a concert of classical music for piano plus other instruments and singers spanning the last four centuries.

Admission: Free

Concert Choir Performs the Music of Whitacre

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Concert Choir, directed by Ned Rosenblatt, will be performing the music of Eric Whitacre.

Admission: Free

Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman: Charlie Brown Christmas

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Percussionists Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman perform the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," arranged for marimba and vibraphone.

Admission: Free

The Women's Choir

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Women's Choir, directed by Sharon Brown, is primarily based in the traditional classical idiom. Program to be determined at the beginning of the semester.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / January 26, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A presentation of faculty compositions.

Admission: Free

Spajazzy: La Musica

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ranging from a duo setting to a full band, faculty members Sergio Bellotti and Tino D'Agostino, also known as Spajazzy, will present a collection of originals from their acclaimed album featuring Mike Stern, as well as renditions of classics rearranged for these particular ensembles.

Admission: Free

Strings Theory

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Combining idiomatic flexibility, a wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, Mimi Rabson brings together some of her most important influences and inspirations. With Junko Fujiwara on cello and faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies on violin, the Strings Theory Trio supercharges the intimate atmosphere of chamber music with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation. 

Admission: Free

Mandolin Mashup

Monday / February 2, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Mandolin mashup is the annual celebration of mandolins on campus. Faculty and students will present music in a wide range of styles, all featuring the mandolin.

Admission: Free

Al Natale Scholarship Concert

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

David Friend Recital Hall

The three finalists for the Al Natale Scholarship will perform and the Brass Department faculty will select the winner.

Admission: Free

Ed Blomquist: Underwater Airport

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

David Friend Recital Hall

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from shamanic trance music, 1960s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings. 

Admission: Free

New Works for Jazz Orchestra V

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

David Friend Recital Hall

The faculty of the Harmony Department will present a program of original music and arrangements for jazz orchestra. Harmony Department faculty will perform with guests from across the college.

Admission: Free

The Society of Composers

Tuesday / February 17, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Society of Composers, Berklee's student composers' club, will present a concert of original music for small and large ensembles.

Admission: Free

Eldridge Duos

Wednesday / February 18, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This concert features Berklee student vocalists and Voice Department faculty member Peter Eldridge on piano and vocals.

Admission: Free

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

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