Berk Recital Hall

The Berk Recital Hall is located on the ground floor at the 1140 Boylston Street building. Named in honor of Berklee's founder Lawrence Berk and his wife Alma, the hall can accomodate 118 audience members. 

 

On the Road: Wisdom, Music, and Q&A with Lifelong Touring Partners Paula Cole and Kevin Barry

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Paula Cole and Kevin Barry perform and share road stories and advice for young touring musicians. There will be a Q&A session afterward.

Admission: Free

Hidemi Akaiwa

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Japanese pianist Hidemi Akaiwa performs a set of original pieces and jazz standards in a combination of jazz, classical, global music, and Japanese aesthetics.

Admission: Free

YEJ

Friday / February 28, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Singer-songwriter Yejin Angela Park presents a set of original compositions and covers in jazz and R&B.

Admission: Free

Mackenzie Johnson

Friday / February 28, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vocalist and songwriter Mackenzie Johnson packs a punch of strength, passion, beauty, and soul into her original melodies and lyrics. 

Admission: Free

Isaac Seabrook’s Senior Recital

Monday / March 2, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drummer Isaac Seabrook presents his senior recital, featuring Kevin Kim (saxophone) and Toivo Hannigan (guitar and electronics).

Admission: Free

Reggaeton Unplugged

Monday / March 2, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Bere Gonzalo of Venezuela presents an acoustic show of Latin pop and reggaeton, taking a different approach to styles of music that are often heavily produced.

Admission: Free

International Folk Festival Contemporary Showcase

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This event, part of the International Folk Music Festival, features the cultures of Peru, South Korea, Cuba, among other countries. Student-led ensembles will use folk music as the inspiration to create a more contemporary sound.

Admission: Free

VEE

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

VEE, an Australian R&B and neo-soul artist inspired by Moonchild, Ari Lennox, and Anita Baker (to name a few), will perform originals and covers.

Admission: Free

Best Inventions Plus 2019

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Best Inventions Plus is a solo piano concert of the best student counterpoint projects from the 2019 academic year.

Admission: Free

Giovanni Piacentini: The Pirate Quintet

Wednesday / March 4, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Italian guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini and his band perform original tunes and arrangements of jazz standards.

Admission: Free

Directed Study Seminar: Sound Icon Reading Session

Wednesday / March 4, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Boston, Massachusetts–based group Sound Icon reads works by student composers.

Admission: Free

Hide the Trio Project: Last Recital

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

For his final recital at Berklee College of Music, Hideaki Ura presents the Hide the Trio Project. Joined by bassist Kevin Barber and drummer Ryan McSweeney, the trio will feature odd-meter original compositions in the progressive/jazz/fusion/metal genres.

Admission: Free

Mercedes Gala and Friends

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vocalist Mercedes Gala presents an evening of original songs, mostly in the pop and R&B genres, performing alongside friends.

Admission: Free

Gala and Friends

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vocalist Mercedes Gala, performing alongside friends, presents an evening of original songs in primarily pop and R&B styles.

Admission: Free

Michal Vainshtok’s Show

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Israeli singer-songwriter Michal Vainshtok performs a set of originals and covers in R&B, neo-soul, and alternative styles.

Admission: Free

Jazz Clarinet Summit

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Jazz Clarinet Summit features Harry Skoler, a professor in Berklee's Woodwind Department, and many of the talented students in that department.

Admission: Free

Yu Xiang

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vocalist Yu Xiang performs a set of original songs and covers in a combination of pop, R&B, and funk styles.

Admission: Free

Marko Djordjevic Interactive Concert

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

For this event, drummer Marko Djordjevic will perform original music and engage in a discussion about music, art, life, and our place in the world.

Admission: Free

Sherri’s Show

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Joined by friends, vocalist Sherri pays tribute to popular songs.

Admission: Free

Plastic Lives

Tuesday / March 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Don’t miss the world premiere of Plastic Lives, a cantata by Berklee College of Music composition professor Arnold Friedman about the substance that sustains and destroys modern life.

Admission: Free

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