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.

 

Bleu McAuley: The Journey from Demo to Master

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee alumnus and award-winning producer and songwriter Bleu '96 (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) will take you through the process of sculpting a simple acoustic demo into a full production, demonstrating ProTools production techniques. 

Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices. Signups will begin at 6:00 p.m. and you must be there in person to sign up.

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

Renato Milone's Quartet

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty member Renato Milone presents his first jazz project, a quartet, in which he will play a series of jazz standards rearranged to emphasize the rhythmic elements. 

Admission: Free

Humor for Humanity with Jimmy Tingle and Special Guests Berklee City Music

Saturday / July 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Comedian, commentator, and founder of the new social enterprise Humor for Humanity, Jimmy Tingle will feature Berklee City Music® as its nonprofit partner. 

Admission: $30.00

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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

Eula Lawrence: Vocalist and Piano Trio Working Together

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

This clinic features special guest vocalist Eula Lawrence, backed up by a trio featuring Berklee faculty Tim Ray (piano), John Pierce (bass), and Berklee alumnus Les Harris Jr. (drums). 

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

Berklee Five-Week Tower of Power Ensemble Featuring Rocco Francis Prestia

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Five-Week Tower of Power Ensemble will perform the repertoire of recording artists featuring the great Rocco Francis Prestia, including a Q&A session with him and Berklee students.

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

Don Lappin: Tapped In

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

Don Lappin will perform a set of original instrumental rock compositions from his latest release, Tapped In.

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

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

The second event of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, this master class features Eric Harland.

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

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