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.

 

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

Berklee's EDTalks

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee's EDTalks is an evening of high-speed presentations by alumni, faculty, and staff on the art of teaching, featuring stories about the power and influence of great teachers.

Admission: Free

Sonic Collision X

Monday / September 18, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This performance is a concert of electronic and world-music influenced compositions featuring a faculty/student ensemble from the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division.

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

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic with Eric Harland

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The opening event of the annual Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program will be a clinic featuring Eric Harland.

Admission: Free

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Master Class with Eric Harland

Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This master class featuring Eric Harland is the second event of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program.

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

RE:VUE—Vocal Unity Event: Conservatory and College Vocalists Join Forces

Monday / September 25, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The voice departments of the Conservatory and the College are collaborating to present some of our best and brightest vocalists. The program will showcase our stylistic diversity across a wide range of genres.

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.

Admission: Free

Green Tea Tiramisu

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

Green Tea Tiramisu (GTT) is a duo project by Ryo Yamaguchi and Gaia Leone, playing songs varying from acoustic jazz to electronic music.

Admission: Free

Lucas Fonseca Small Ensemble

Monday / October 2, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Featuring pieces from his future first album, composer, arranger, and guitarist Lucas Fonseca brings his original music, influenced by contemporary Brazilian composers.

Admission: Free

The Perry/Johnson Band

Wednesday / October 4, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join the Perry/Johnson Band for an evening of of original pop-rock music by Jes Perry and Michael J. Johnson.

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

Music Therapy Symposium

Friday / October 6, 2017 / 8:30 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Music Therapy Department presents its semester symposium.

Admission: Free

Two Piano Journey

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

Two Piano Journey is a benefit recital for Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, the largest social service provider for Asian families in the greater Boston area.

Admission: $50

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RiverS

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

RiverS is a rock and blues band based out of Boston and created by vocalist and harmonica player Sarah Messias.

Admission: Free

Emily Dukes

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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

Admission: Free

ENIGMATIC: Tactical Time Warp

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

ENIGMATIC hits the Berklee stage again with fresh arrangements with grooves you've never heard before. Forget about keys and disregard everything you thought about the signature of time. 

Admission: Free

Brooks Robertson

Tuesday / October 10, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson will present an instrumental concert featuring music from guitar legends Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Buster B. Jones, and Tommy Emmanuel. 

Admission: Free

Yosuke Soeda Group

Tuesday / October 10, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist Yosuke Soeda performs with his group playing originals, jazz standards, and new arrangements.

Admission: Free

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