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.

 

Scanzonati

Tuesday / June 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Scanzonati is an exciting and original group that revisits some of the classic Italian pop songs of the past 30 years. 

Admission: Free

Scott Tarulli

Wednesday / June 7, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty guitarist Scott Tarulli presents a concert.

Admission: Free

The HenJoSal Rock Fusion Trio

Wednesday / July 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Drum set artist and Berklee associate professor Henrique De Almeida joins forces with jazz-rock virtuosos Joe Santerre (bass) and Sal DiFusco (guitar) for an exciting evening set extravaganza. 

Admission: Free

The Music of the Pat Metheny Group

Monday / July 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by faculty bassist Mark Poniatowski, this concert will take you on a musical journey through the vast collection of instrumental music composed, arranged, and recorded by the Pat Metheny Group. 

Admission: Free

The Art of Vocal Accompaniment

Wednesday / July 19, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This is a clinic on rhythm section with accompanying vocalists, featuring Tim Ray on piano, John Pierce on bass, Jon Hazilla on drums, and a special guest vocalist.

Admission: Free

Brian Lewis and the Wild Hogs

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Wild Hogs will present a program that features music from great jazz trumpeters such as Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, Randy Brecker, and Maynard Ferguson. 

Admission: Free

Evo-Q

Monday / July 24, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Evo-Q is a contemporary jazz faculty quartet led by saxophone/flute player Lance Van Lenten. It includes Joe Mulholland on piano, David Clark on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums. 

Admission: Free

Sextet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith

Wednesday / July 26, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the music of pianist Bain Smith with a faculty sextet as part of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Admission: Free

An Evening with the Olson Pingrey Quartet

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Olson Pingrey Quartet (a.k.a. the OPQ) is led by the husband and wife team of Randy Pingrey and Kathy Olson. 

Admission: Free

Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Monday / September 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Borrowing from tunes ranging from pop to rock, jazz to blues, this concert will put a different perspective on the modern big band sound.  

Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night VII

Tuesday / September 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features faculty from the Guitar Department in solo and duo settings, including chair Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak. 

Admission: Free

String Department Faculty Concert

Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Welcome back with this peek into the world of Berklee's String Department, featuring jazz, classical, rock, folk, and funk. 

Admission: Free

Composition Department Concert

Monday / September 25, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an evening of original works by Composition Department faculty and students.

Admission: Free

From Amadeus to Zappa: The Curious Life of Nicolas Slonimsky

Thursday / October 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Author, composer, and conductor Nicolas Slonimsky traveled the world, collecting music and championing new works. Explore his life and contributions at this session presented by Barbara LaFitte.

Admission: Free