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.
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.
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.
Join us for an evening with saxophonist Walt Weiskopf of Steely Dan, featuring vocalist Lydia Harrell.
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.
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.
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.”
Students from Jeannie Gagné’s Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class perform a blend of original and classic songs with an all-star band.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy beautiful piano ensemble music, from Bach through present day, led by Berklee College of Music professor Jennifer Elowsky-Fox.
Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of students from the Voice Department.
Enjoy a concert of traditional music for bowed strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, North Africa, and more.
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.
Students from Peter Eldridge’s Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting class perform original tunes created from class assignments.
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.
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.
Join the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music for a student recital.