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.

 

City Music/Preparatory Academy Completion Ceremony

Saturday / May 6, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us at a concert to celebrate the end of the instructional year for the City Music Program.

Admission: Free

Singapalooza!

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jeannie Gagné's Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class performs a variety of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert I

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for solo and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for soloists and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #2

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

The Flowers of the Forest: The Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A gathering of Berklee's finest vocalists presents a spring-themed concert of traditional and contemporary Celtic songs from the British Isles and Ireland.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Wednesday / May 10, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature acoustic classical music for piano, plus other instruments, ranging from baroque through modern art music.

Admission: Free

Jeannie's Pop Rock Country Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday / May 10, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jeannie Gagné's Pop Rock Country Styles Ensemble perform original and classic tunes with an all-star rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Paula Cole Cowrites

Wednesday / May 10, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students of Paula Cole's songwriting class will perform their original songs.

Admission: Free

Classical Art Song

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from the Introduction to Classical Art Song class will sing selections with piano accompaniment.

Admission: Free

Vintage Vocals

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Vintage Vocals Ensemble is a jazz choir performing the music of the big band era (1930s-1950s).

Admission: Free

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A showcase of audio, video, and research capstone projects from students in the Electronic Production and Design Department.

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

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