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.

 

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

Peruvian Music

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 1:50 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty member Oscar Stagnaro will present a concert of music from Peru.

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

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A concert of the best works from student composers in the Jazz Composition Department for the fall semester.

Admission: Free

Enrollment Division Presents: Enrollment Insights at Lunchtime

Monday / November 17, 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

Choir Festival

Monday / November 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Berklee College of Music Women's Choir and Concert Choir will perform. The Concert Choir will be performing the music of Eric Whitacre.

Admission: Free

We Play, We Sing!

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students from Christine Fawson's Brass Playing and Singing Ensemble will play fresh interpretations of jazz standards, sung by brass principles who will double on vocals.

Admission: Free

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students of Mili Bermejo perform this semester's work, which entails transcribing and arranging songs of different styles from regions in Latin America.

Admission: Free

"The Sound Detective & The Note Thief": Oxford & Cambridge

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Join us on a quest for extra-colorful and sparkly notes, journeying through realms of the imagination and worlds of jazz-infected and trans-stylistic originals with five-string violinist and composer Helen Sherrah-Davies and her trusty accomplices.

Admission: Free

Brass Showcase

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A concert of diverse musical idioms featuring the Berklee Brass Ensembles directed by Charles Lewis, Greg Fritze, and John Faieta.

Admission: Free

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

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