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.

 

All at Onceness

Tuesday / September 11, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano faculty member Jason Yeager and composer/saxophonist Randal Despommier explore a genre-spanning, historical set of arrangements and improvisations ranging from medieval folk to Bach, Scriabin, Messiaen, and Stravinsky, resulting in a stunning array of sonic colors and expressions.

Admission: Free

Utar Artun: Turkish MicroJam

Wednesday / September 12, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music faculty member Utar Artun will feature Planet MicroJam Institute and Neotolia.

Admission: Free

George and Donna Live

Thursday / September 13, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

George and Donna Live features George Russell Jr., chair of the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music, and voice professor Donna McElroy performing originals, spirituals, hymns, and standard material from the Great American Songbook.

Admission: Free

Emma and Zach

Monday / September 17, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Emma Sundvik and Zach Ivy present their first Berklee College of Music show featuring their duo material. With inspiration from the famous jazz duo Jackie and Roy—and coaching from the incredible Peter Eldridge—their tight harmonies and charming personalities will leave you with a smile on your face.

Admission: Free

Blythe Schulte

Monday / September 17, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Blythe Schulte, joined by international Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee musicians, presents a genre-schizophrenic set that she produced, directed, and wrote.

Admission: Free

Mar Fayos's Senior Recital

Tuesday / September 18, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Catalan singer Mar Fayos will perform her last concert at Berklee College of Music, surrounded by talented friends from all over the world. After two years at the college, she performs songs that have haunted her and defined her jazz-fusion style, as well as some original tunes.

Admission: Free

Lorren Chiodo

Tuesday / September 18, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Lorren Chiodo will present a night of contemporary R&B/soul original compositions and arrangements, fusing live and electronic performance elements equally dominated by lead saxophone and vocals.

Admission: Free

Gail McArthur's Connections

Wednesday / September 19, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This event features modern jazz originals composed and arranged by Berklee College of Music faculty member Gail McArthur, featuring a combination of quartet and three-horn writing.

Admission: Free

Electronic Production and Design Faculty Showcase

Thursday / September 20, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Electronic Production and Design Department presents a concert of new electronic music that celebrates the many unique ways that contemporary artists perform the genre.

Admission: Free

Hip

Monday / September 24, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Drummer and composer Jihyung Hong and his band present uplifting funk music and some of his originals in fusion style.

Admission: Free

Shimon Gambourg Group

Monday / September 24, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Bassist and composer Shimon Gambourg presents a program of originals, arranged for varying settings from trio to sextet. The music exhibits a flair of rich, melodic writing coupled with a driving beat very much in the jazz tradition.

Admission: Free

Emily Dukes

Tuesday / September 25, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Italian singer-songwriter Emily Dukes, who also is a violinist, pianist, and guitarist, presents an afternoon of indie, pop, funk, and R&B originals and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Music of Mass Incarceration

Tuesday / September 25, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Performances will feature original works written by Berklee students in their LENS: Mass Incarceration course.

Admission: Free

Sounds of Eastern Europe

Wednesday / September 26, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This demonstration, featuring a faculty-led group of alumni, students, and guest artists from varied backgrounds, focuses on Eastern European rhythms in today’s jazz and contemporary music.

Admission: Free

Samodivi: The Haunting Beauty of the Balkans

Thursday / September 27, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The music of Samodivi is inspired by the beauty and rhythmic intricacies of Balkan musical traditions. The repertoire includes modern interpretations of old folk songs from the Balkan peninsula, as well as original compositions using that style as an inspiration.

Admission: Free

48-Hour Theater Project

Sunday / September 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 48-Hour Theater Project presents original 10-minute musicals written, directed, composed, performed, and produced by students in a two-day span.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / October 1, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an evening of original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Yulia Musayelyan Quartet

Tuesday / October 2, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Yulia Musayelyan Quartet combines modern jazz harmonies, odd meters, and improvisation with folkloric styles from Argentina, Armenia, Russia, and other cultures, seeking to bridge distant traditions. The instrumentation is flute, piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

You’ll Hear It! Ear Training Faculty Concert

Wednesday / October 3, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A variety of small ensembles perform Ear Training Department faculty compositions, highlighting a range of musical styles including contemporary classical chamber pieces, modern jazz, vocal groups, and songwriting.

Admission: Free

Mogol Meets Berklee

Thursday / October 4, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In an exciting evening of music and words, Berklee celebrates Mogol, one of the most successful, inspiring, and prolific lyricists of the Italian popular music scene.

Admission: Free

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