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.

 

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life a vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music in a way that transcends the boundaries of genre and geography.

Admission: Free

Autumn Winds and Piano

Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a lively and varied program of music from around the world, featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Music from the Baroque, Latin, Romantic, and other periods will be performed, highlighting varied woodwinds, piano, and the flute family, from bass to piccolo.

Admission: Free

An Evening with Walt Weiskopf, Featuring Vocalist Lydia Harrell

Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an evening with saxophonist Walt Weiskopf of Steely Dan, featuring vocalist Lydia Harrell.

Admission: Free

Jason Mountario Large Ensemble: Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Friday / November 22, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In his fourth and final recital at Berklee College of Music, Jason Mountario presents original compositions based on the contemporary jazz idiom, with the support of his large ensemble.

Admission: Free

Arranging for Songwriters Showcase

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

The Arranging for Songwriters Showcase features original songs written and arranged by students for a full rhythm section, with strings, horns, and background vocalists highlighting the arrangements of talented songwriters in an array of musical styles and genres.

Admission: Free

Storytellers 2019

Tuesday / November 26, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Now in its 23rd year, Storytellers is a showcase for Berklee’s most compelling singer-songwriters and interpreters. In an intimate, personal setting, a diverse group of select performers will break down the barrier between artist and audience, revealing “the story behind the song.”

Admission: Free

Singapalooza!

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Jeannie Gagné’s Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class perform a blend of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Marimba Ensembles 2 and 3, Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab perform a wide variety of music they have prepared throughout the semester. The performances are directed by Nancy Zeltsman.

Admission: Free

Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble: The Holly Bears the Crown

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

Eight of Berklee College of Music’s finest vocalists present a musical journey through the British Isles, Ireland, and the Canadian Maritimes, featuring gorgeous ballads, bawdy tales, and rousing sea shanties. This preholiday celebration enlists the talents of a nine-piece Celtic band.

Admission: Free

Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett

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

Hey Rim Jeon, associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, leads a solo piano concert featuring students from her course, Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett, as well as from her private studio.

Admission: Free

Art of Reinvention Class Concert

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Peter Eldridge’s Art of Reinvention class perform arrangements developed over the course of the semester with a full rhythm section and Eldridge on piano.

Admission: Free

Laszlo Gardony Trio Anniversary Concert with Special Guest

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

Celebrating 20 years of performing and recording together, the Laszlo Gardony Trio will perform Gardony’s originals and original arrangements of standards, as well as collectively improvised spontaneous compositions.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy beautiful piano ensemble music, from Bach through present day, led by Berklee College of Music professor Jennifer Elowsky-Fox.

Admission: Free

Groovalicious

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of students from the Voice Department.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Strings Ensemble

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

Enjoy a concert of traditional music for bowed strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, North Africa, and more.

Admission: Free

Beat Crush: End-of-Semester Party

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Celebrating the end of the semester, Joy Lee and electronic production and design students at Berklee College of Music present DJ sets, modular beats, and live coding.

Admission: Free

Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting Class Concert

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Peter Eldridge’s Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting class perform original tunes created from class assignments.

Admission: Free

Finding the Artist Within

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a showcase of self-accompanied singer-songwriters who, through individuating their unique voices, have become artists with a heightened sense of self and song.

Admission: Free

Fusion Nouveau 2020

Monday / January 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Fusion Nouveau, a band offering a blend of influences from early and contemporary fusion and classic horn band styles, presents the music of Bob Pilkington. Most of the band’s members are Berklee College of Music faculty.

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Recital

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music for a student recital.

Admission: Free

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