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.

 

The John Funkhouser Quintet featuring Aubrey Johnson

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The John Funkhouser Quintet is a band of musicians without borders. Its influences range as widely as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar. This concert will include special guest vocalist Aubrey Johnson.
 

Admission: Free

Lincoln Goines: Future Spiritual

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty member and bassist Lincoln Goines presents new arrangements and original music for the 21st century.

Admission: Free

Michael J. Johnson

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Michael J. Johnson will perform his eclectic rock-pop originals, backed by a stellar band made up of Berklee professors, students, and alumni.

Admission: Free

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members of Berklee's Harmony Department and guests will present an eclectic concert of original pieces and arrangements performed in small groups, from solo to quintet settings.

Admission: Free

Writing Out Your Life: Autobiography in Song featuring the students of Paula Cole

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The students of Paula Cole will be singing and self-accompanying original material.

Admission: Free

Inna Dudukina: The Clocks

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer, composer, and arranger Inna Dudukina presents an evening of originals and covers. Her compositions are inspired by old school jazz, and feature modern modal techniques and meter changes to create an elegant mood that is both refreshing and familiar.

Admission: Free

Josh Shpak Band with special guest Shelly Berg

Wednesday / October 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In his third recital at Berklee, trumpeter and composer Josh Shpak, together with a special guest artist, the twice Grammy nominated pianist Shelly Berg, will showcase original music that brings together a variety of influences ranging from jazz, soul, and rock to film music and more.

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Global Symposium

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 9:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Music Therapy Department presents its annual symposium highlighting the work of music therapy around the world.

Admission: Free

16th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The oboists of Berklee celebrate 16 years of unique concerts showcasing the double reeds in all genres of music. From baroque to fusion, you are sure to hear something new. Costumes are encouraged. Dress up and join the fun!

Admission: Free

A Cappella Mixé

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Music of the rich a cappella tradition of the famed Fisk Jubileee Singers is performed by vocal group Jubilee Spirit, under the direction of Professor Donna McElroy. The A Cappella Ensemble, led by Professor Joey Blake, will follow.

Admission: Free

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

An annual event featuring a panel of successful business entrepreneurs.

Admission: Free

Enrollment Division Presents: Enrollment Insights at Lunchtime

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The enrollment division will be hosting a monthly presentation at lunchtime for the entire division, with a different topic each time. Topics to be announced.

Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet in Concert

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Esterhazy Quartet will perform a concert of new and traditional music for string quartet.

Admission: Free

Julien Kasper Band

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Guitar professor Julien Kasper will lead his trio through an hour of heavy grooves, outrageous psychedelia, and ethereal harmony.

Admission: Free

Halloween Storytellers

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Now in its 18th year, Storytellers features Berklee singers and singer-songwriters in an intimate concert performance. Since the concert falls on the night before Halloween, expect spooky songs, ghoulish giggles, and devilish delights.

Admission: Free

D Mo's Family Reunion

Monday / November 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The annual D Mo's Family Reunion will be a celebration of music magic and the introduction of the newest recipient of the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship Award.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz vocalists studying with Voice Professor Maggie Scott will perform standards accompanied by a jazz trio. Singers will perform songs from the Great American Songbook as well as Latin composers.

Admission: Free

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students in the newly created American Roots Music program will perform a wide range of music including blues, gospel, and folk. The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program, Matt Glaser, served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: Free

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision VIII

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: Free

Autumn Winds, Flutes, and Pianos

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by professor Wendy Rolfe, will present a concert featuring a variety of music, including Latin, baroque, romantic, and more. Lively and lyrical classical favorites, originals by Berklee musicians, and music from across the globe will be performed by some of the college's finest woodwind, piano, and rhythm section players.

Admission: Free

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