David Friend Recital Hall

The David Friend Recital Hall, located in the Genko Uchida building at 921 Boylston Street, is a 160-capacity semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony, designed by architect Shizuo Harada.

 

Tribute to the Music of Claudio Roditi

Monday / June 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Don’t miss this tribute concert to trumpeter and composer Claudio Roditi, featuring Berklee College of Music faculty and special guests.

Admission: Free

Noguera Collective

Monday / July 1, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Santiago Barragán Noguera is a Colombian guitarist, composer, and songwriter who learned to play guitar as a teenager in Bogotá, Colombia. He is influenced by jazz, classical, rock, pop, and Latin music.

Admission: Free

The HenJoSal Trio, Featuring Henrique De Almeida

Wednesday / July 10, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Henrique De Almeida, an international drum set artist, clinician, author, and Berklee College of Music professor, joins forces with jazz rock guitar virtuoso and associate professor Sal Difusco, as well as bassist and professor Joe Santerre for a set of exciting jazz rock.

Admission: Free

Giulia Emily Dukes

Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Giulia Emily Dukes, an Italian singer-songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist, presents an evening of indie, pop, funk, and R&B originals and arrangements.

Admission: Free

EVENT

Monday / July 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

EVENT plays original music in the style of Dream Theater, Nine Inch Nails, Muse, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Admission: Free

Kurt Morgan: Music Is...

Tuesday / July 16, 2019 / 1:15 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Musician, composer, and Frank Zappa "Scoremeister" Kurt Morgan has toured with artists such as Dweezil Zappa, Tom Morello, Hilary Duff, Clark Terry, and others. He has performed with artists ranging from Vinnie Colaiuta to Robert Trujillo to Lisa Loeb. His orchestrations have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Noord Nederlands Orkest. He comes to Berklee to share his experiences and guidance.

Admission: Free

Jim Peterson: Groove Concepts for Funk Guitar

Wednesday / July 17, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jim Peterson, Berklee College of Music associate professor, unlocks the secrets to playing funk guitar. Learn everything you need to know about building time-keeping skills, improvisation, theory, tone, and a straightforward way to play killer slap guitar.

Admission: Free

The Hatfields ... and Their Brother John

Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a concert of standards and not-so standards led by bassist John Pierce and featuring Gaye Tolan Hatfield (voice and flute) and Brad Hatfield (piano).

Admission: Free

Samodivi: The Haunting Beauty of the Balkans

Monday / July 22, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Samodivi includes modern interpretations of old folk songs from the Balkan peninsula, as well as original compositions inspired by this style. 

Admission: Free

Guitar Clinic with Scott Sharrard

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This songwriting-focused clinic will feature Scott Sharrard, who is best known as lead guitarist and bandleader to the late Gregg Allman.

Admission: Free

An Evening with the Olson Pingrey Quartet

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Olson Pingrey Quartet features Randy Pingrey, assistant professor in the Harmony Department, and Kathy Olson. 

Admission: Free

Interplay: Jazz Duos

Monday / August 5, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ear Training Department Chair Allan Chase (alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones) will play jazz duets with pianists and guitarists, including four faculty and chair colleagues. 

Admission: Free

Joe Mulholland Sextet

Monday / September 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Joe Mulholland Sextet will perform original music for jazz sextet, featuring Berklee faculty and guests. The group will play material from its three CD releases.

Admission: Free

Yours Truly

Tuesday / September 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Fernando Firmino presents a rich mixture of jazz, hip-hop, and classical music. In the tradition of jazz large ensemble (along with Ableton Live programed beats), Firmino features the bass.

Admission: Free

Fourth Annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Saturday / September 21, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The fourth annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, presented by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, creates a space to explore the multidimensionality of music and the connections between creativity, improvisation, science, spirituality, and the broader human experience.

Admission: Free

Voice of the Sea

Monday / September 23, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Joy Lee, an Imogen Heap Award–winning composer, electronic music producer, and performer, presents original compositions in varied styles. The concert features avant-garde electroacoustic compositions, electronic beats, and experimental free improvisations, with acoustic and electronic instrumentation.

Admission: Free

Hide the Trio Project

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hideaki Ura will perform his original music with great musicians. 

Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra performs originals, arrangements of popular songs of the Broadway era (1920s–1960s), and compositions by jazz musicians from the same period.

Admission: Free

Henrique De Almeida: World News—Jazz Fusion

Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Henrique De Almeida presents World News—Jazz Fusion.

Admission: Free

Africana Studies Harry Carney Saxophone Concert with Danny Harrington

Monday / September 30, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Danny Harrington, a professor in the Harmony Department, will perform on a newly restored saxophone previously owned by Harry Carney, a longtime member of Duke Ellington's big band.

Admission: Free

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