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.

 

CANCELED: Raul Midón Record Release Show

Saturday / March 25, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is known as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices.

Admission: $30 in Advance / $35 Day of Show / $20 Student

The David Friend Recital Hall

Careerealism 2017

Monday / March 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee College of Music's Professional Music Department, in partnership with the Music Business/Management Department, presents Careerealism 2017. 

Admission: Free

She Started It: A Film Empowering the Next Generation of Women Founders

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

BerkleeICE hosts a screening of the documentary She Started It and a conversation with one of its featured startup founders, Stacey Ferreira, CEO of Forge and co-author of 2 Billion Under 20: How Millennials Are Breaking Down Age Barriers and Changing the World.

The Chariot's a-Comin'

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

The Jubilee Spirit Ensemble convenes and tunes up to sing a cappella songs of slavery, freedom, and redemption.

Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Berklee Marimba Showcase

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee's finest student marimbists will perform solo marimba performances on a range of repertoire. 

Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Berklee Percussion Ensemble

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

 The Berklee Beginning Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Daughtry, Dietz, and Gottry.

Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Berklee Marching Percussion

Thursday / March 30, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee Marching Percussion presents their 2017 program. The drumline consists of 10 members performing contemporary marching percussion-style pieces.

Admission: Free

Dan Hoffman's Senior Recital: "I Can't Believe They Didn't Expel Me"

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Dan Hoffman will perform his senior recital for total percussion at Berklee.  

Admission: Free

Afro-Venezuelan Percussion: A Hidden Treasure with Willy Mayo, Jeickov Vital, Fran Vielma, and Daniel Prim

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Willy Mayo, Jeickov Vital, Fran Vielma, and Daniel Prim are part of an important cast of Venezuelan percussionists and researchers, dedicated for many years to the study of Afro-Venezuelan music. 

Admission: Free

Songs for Social Change Concert

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

The Songs for Social Change Concert showcases the winners and runners-up of the Songs for Social Change Contest. 

Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Playoff

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

In the Playoff for the 2017 Commencement Processional, the audience and band vote for their favorite.

Admission: Free

Metal Guitar Night

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee's top metal bands and guitar talent will be showcased in an evening guaranteed to be filled with fierce metal riffs and shred guitar pyrotechnics. 

Admission: Free

Smithsonian's John Edward Hasse: Ella Fitzgerald, First Lady of Song

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

John Edward Hasse, distinguished scholar, author, and curator of the Ella Fitzgerald Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, provides insights into Fitzgerald's music, personality, and extraordinary journey from shy orphan to beloved world celebrity.

Admission: Free

Ella and Dizzy at 100: A Tribute with Words and Music

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Narrated by John Edward Hasse, curator of American music at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this is an evening of music in celebration of the centennials of beloved jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie. 

Admission: Free

Smithsonian's John Edward Hasse: Why We Need the Arts More Than Ever

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

As clear air and water are to the human body, art is to the human spirit. Art feeds our souls, expresses our creativity, stimulates our imaginations, and inspires us to reach for excellence. 

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Professional Music Department Spring Showcase and Orientation

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Are you interested in professional music? Are you already a professional music major but have questions? Come learn more about all that the Professional Music Department and major has to offer in an open Q&A with Sean P. Hagon, chair of the department.

Admission: Free

Jazz Master Series Artist Chris Cheek Featuring Berklee Student Band

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Berklee 2017 Jazz Master Series artist Chris Cheek leads a student band through a program of original material. 

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Lisa Hilton

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.
Acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton debuts new compositions from her 2017 release Day & Night, which was inspired by the lush melodies of Cole Porter, while connecting with the bluesy energy of Count Basie and Horace Silver.

Admission: $22 / $12 Student

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Monday / April 10, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) plays the works of the best student jazz composers with an ensemble of the finest jazz performers on campus. 

Admission: Free

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