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: Bass Department Student Bash

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

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Some of the most talented, up-and-coming bass students will be featured in this concert.

Admission: Free

Maxim Lubarsky Group

Wednesday / February 21, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

From jazz standards to original composition, the Maxim Lubarsky Group always delivers a captivating performance, blurring the lines between genres and styles, blending European lyricism with rhythms of South America.

Admission: Free

Al Natale Scholarship Performance

Thursday / February 22, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In honor of a generous donation from New England brass giant Al Natale, three of Berklee's most talented brass students will exhibit their skills in pursuit of the annual Al Natale Brass Scholarship.

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Symposium: LGBTQIA+ Identities and Music Therapy

Friday / February 23, 2018 / 8:30 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join members of Team Rainbow, a collective of music therapy clinicians and educators focused on educating the music therapy community about LGBTQIA+ concerns for a day of didactic and experiential learning to enhance your understanding of self and others while exploring and learning best practice strategies, from classroom to clinic.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

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

This concert features original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Unfinished Business: A Classical Piano Recital

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

Thomas Hojnacki, assistant chair of the Harmony Department at Berklee, presents a solo piano recital.

Admission: Free

Write of Spring

Wednesday / February 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jazz Composition Department presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 26th year, featuring compositions by faculty members Jeff Claassen, Darrell Katz, Jackson Schultz, and others.

Admission: Free

Daniel Morris: D Mo's Family Reunion

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

Since 2003, D Mo's Family Reunion, led by Bass Department professor Daniel Morris, has featured current Berklee students and faculty who have a passion for playing, jamming, and celebrating life through music.

Admission: Free

The Waters of March: Singing Jobim

Monday / March 5, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Directed by Voice Department faculty member Elena Koleva, this concert features students and faculty performing the music of Antônio Carlos Jobim, one of the greatest Brazilian composers of the 20th century.

Admission: Free

Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / March 6, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Piano Department faculty will perform in a solo or two-piano setting in various styles. This will be a strictly acoustic concert with no amplification.
 

Admission: Free

RE:VUE—Vocal Unity Event: College and Conservatory Vocalists Join Forces

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Voices will rise together in this third concert of the RE:VUE series, in which faculty and students from the Voice Departments of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee present a world of talent and diversity of musical styles, ranging from musical theater, classical, pop, R&B, jazz, and more.

Admission: Free

loadbang

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

New York City–based loadbang, a dynamic and inventive chamber music group, performs.

Admission: Free

Information Session: Berklee Online for Faculty and Students at Global Partner Schools

Monday / March 12, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Carin Nuernberg, vice president of Online Education, to learn about course and program options offered through Berklee Online.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

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

Voice Department professor Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, in which department faculty perform repertoire from the Great American Songbook—including Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin—accompanied by a trio on piano, bass and drums.

Admission: Free

It's the Mark Shilansky Show!

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

Mark Shilansky, and assistant professor in the Ear Training Department at Berklee, plays original jazz and popular music that is complex, catchy—and always humorous.

Admission: Free

Careerealism 2018

Wednesday / March 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music as it hosts the fourth annual Careerealism. Professionals from all areas of the music industry will share their real-world stories an experiences developing their careers in performing, managing, music journalism and more.

Admission: Free

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitar Department professor Thaddeus Hogarth presents a showcase in which six stellar guitarists lead their bands in a program of original and cover material from the genres of R&B and funk.

Admission: Free

Hey Rim Jeon and Friends

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

Hey Rim Jeon, acclaimed pianist and assistant professor in the Piano Department at Berklee, presents a concert featuring selections from her new album, Groovitude.

Admission: Free

David Gilmore and Energies of Change

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

David Gilmore, guitarist and associate professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee, will perform his most recent works, as well as music from his past repertoire.

Admission: Free

The Art of Reggae with Matt Jenson

Wednesday / March 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Reggae, because of its simplicity, often is overlooked as a sophisticated art form. Matt Jenson, associate professor of piano and creator of the Music and Life of Bob Marley class, will upend that notion as he takes you on a tour of his process, including information absorbed from his most recent trip to Jamaica.

Admission: Free

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