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.

 

2018 Music Education Symposium

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The focus for the 2018 Berklee Music Education Symposium is Creativeness and Technology: Collaborations across Musical Experiences. We will be joined by three important voices in music education: Peter Webster, Barbara Freedman, and music education alumnus Otto Gross II B.M. ’10.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Hylander Stone II: Concert for a Friend

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Hylander Stone II is an original contemporary rock and jazz band composed of Berklee College of Music faculty member Robin Stone (guitar and voice), Jeff Wyman (guitar), Jay Henshall (bass), and Mark Hylander (drums), with special guests Jenna Markard and Susan Barnaby on backing vocals.

Admission: Free

Africana Studies Lecture

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Don't miss this scholarly presentation on an art form influenced by the African diaspora.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Tuesday / October 23, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Vocalists perform songs from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a rhythm section, piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

The Hip-Hop Talks

Wednesday / October 24, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Toki Wright, a two-time Emmy Award–winning MC/producer and assistant chair of the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music, and Jarritt Sheel, cofounder of HipHopMusicEd.com and music education assistant professor, for a dialogue on the state of hip-hop and how to utilize it in the classroom.

Admission: Free

20th Annual Octoboefest

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Celebrate 20 years of oboes at Berklee College of Music with a concert that spans the centuries and features the double reeds in solos, duos, and ensembles.

Admission: Free

Jack Quartet Clinic

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jack Quartet will workshop and perform students compositions for string quartet.

Admission: Free

Jack Quartet Clinic

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jack Quartet will workshop and perform students compositions for string quartet.

Admission: Free

JACK Quartet Reading of Music by Berklee Student Composers

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The famed JACK Quartet ensemble will read and record original music by Berklee College of Music student composers.

Admission: Free

JACK Quartet in Concert

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The famed JACK Quartet presents a concert of new music, including works by Berklee College of Music student composers.

Admission: Free

Faculty Guitar Night: A Tribute to John Marasco

Wednesday / October 31, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitar Department faculty at Berklee College of Music perform in honor of their friend and colleague John Marasco.

Admission: Free

Songwriters Squared

Thursday / November 1, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Curated and organized by the Student Leadership Council of the Songwriting Department, this concert features small group collaborations performing original songs.

Admission: Free

Berklee Brass Showcase

Monday / November 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an evening of jazz and classical music performed by the students from the brass departments of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Music Business Club Autumn Affair and Music Business/Management Orientation

Wednesday / November 7, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Music Business/Management Department presents its annual orientation for new and prospective majors, featuring a keynote by alumni and networking with all department-connected student activities.

Admission: Free

Global Strings Ensemble

Thursday / November 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature traditional music for strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, and North Africa.

Admission: Free

Steve Hunt and Elektrik Market

Friday / November 9, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Steve Hunt (former member of the Allan Holdsworth Band and now a professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music) and Elektrik Market will perform selections from the band’s new CD, Attraction.

Admission: Free

Education Collective

Tuesday / November 13, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department at Berklee College of Music unite to perform this eclectic program.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Festival Concert

Wednesday / November 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music will perform live original chamber music.

Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Student Showcase Concert

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department hosts a curated concert of student works performed by the Jazz Composition Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Two Traditions

Monday / November 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Kenny Werner, Barbara LaFitte, and friends for an evening exploring elements of expression and mastery flowing from the classical and jazz traditions.

Admission: Free

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