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.

 

Fusion Nouveau 2020

Monday / January 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Recital

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music for a student recital.

Admission: Free

Chinese MicroJam, Featuring Yazhi Guo with David Fiuczynski

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Planet MicroJam Institute, under the direction of David Fiuczynski, presents Chinese MicroJam, featuring suona virtuoso Yazhi Guo on Chinese oboe, dizi (flute), xiao, sheng (reed mouth organ), hulusi (triple pipe free reed), and more.

Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet

Wednesday / January 29, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mivos Quartet performs a concert of new music.

Admission: Free

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra Performs the Music of Women in Jazz

Thursday / January 30, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, a local big band led by Berklee College of Music faculty member Ayn Inserto, will perform compositions by the bandleader and new arrangements of other compositions by women in jazz.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 3, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Composition Department presents an evening of original works by faculty composers from Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Tim Ray, John Patitucci, and Mark Walker: Excursions & Adventures

Tuesday / February 4, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music piano professor Tim Ray joins John Patitucci on bass and Mark Walker on drums to perform music from his latest CD release, Excursions & Adventures. The trio will play original music by Ray and Patitucci, as well as songs from the pop and jazz canon.

Admission: Free

Fryderyk HD Group

Wednesday / February 5, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Fryderyk Hoang Dong, a graduating piano performance major at Berklee College of Music, presents a set of original music and arrangements in a quintet setting with special guests.

Admission: Free

Peri El’s Senior Recital

Thursday / February 6, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Peri El, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is a singer-songwriter and actress whose music reflects human experiences expressed through honest lyricism and smooth melodies.

Admission: Free

Axl Colt

Thursday / February 6, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mexican drummer Axl Colt explores the sound of the ukulele in a rock band setup. Featuring an energetic show and songs in Spanglish, Colt delivers the perfect combination of rock and reguetón.

Admission: Free

Al Natale Brass Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / February 11, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Al Natale Brass Scholarship Concert is an annual performance by Berklee College of Music brass students who are competing to receive monetary awards.

Admission: Free

Toki Wright in Concert

Wednesday / February 12, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a live concert with Toki Wright, chair of the Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Plenty Good Room: An Ongoing Celebration of the Concert Music of African American Composers

Thursday / February 13, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
The next installment in a series of concerts of music by trailblazing African American composers whose works challenge and enrich the classical canon, this concert is cosponsored by Africana Studies and the Voice Department.

Admission: Free

Mediterranean Music Institute Spring Concert

Tuesday / February 18, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a concert of Mediterranean music featuring artists, students, and faculty from the region. The concert is led by two Mediterranean Music Institute leaders: artistic director Javier Limón and executive director Matthew Nicholl.

Admission: Free

Sound of Soul: Ron Savage Trio, with Special Guests Bill Pierce and Bobby Broom

Wednesday / February 19, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Ron Savage Trio, joined by special Guests Bill Pierce and Bobby Broom, will focus on jazz the while emphasizing the essence of soul in black music. Ron Mahdi and Consuelo Candelaria will join in on bass and piano, respectively.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott’s Jazz Vocal Series

Thursday / February 20, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jazz vocalists perform jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a Berklee College of Music faculty rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

Joy Lee: Sounds Delicious, Part 2

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Joy Lee, an Imogen Heap Award–winning composer, electronic music producer, and performer, presents original compositions in varied styles. The concert features avant-garde electroacoustic compositions, electronic beats, and experimental free improvisations.

Admission: Free

Zodiac Trio Premieres Music by Boston Composers

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Zodiac Trio will present a concert of new music by faculty from Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the New England Conservatory, and Tufts University.

Admission: Free

Ring Dem Bells

Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jubilee Spirit is back for another rich experience of African American pre-gospel choral singing, including everything from slaves songs and chants to SATB arrangements from the best of African American composers and arrangers.

Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2020

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 27th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission: Free

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