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.

 

Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Saturday / September 21, 2019 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The fourth annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, presented by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, creates a space to explore the multidimensionality of music and the connections between creativity, improvisation, science, spirituality, and the broader human experience.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Voice of the Sea

Monday / September 23, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
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, with acoustic and electronic instrumentation.

Admission: Free

Hide the Trio Project

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hideaki Ura will perform his original music with great musicians. 

Admission: Free

Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / September 24, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and Jazz Orchestra performs originals, arrangements of popular songs of the Broadway era (1920s–1960s), and compositions by jazz musicians from the same period.

Admission: Free

Henrique De Almeida: Agora Trio, Featuring Bruce Gertz and Kevin Harris

Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Henrique De Almeida, an international drum set artist and associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music, joins forces with bass professor Bruce Gertz and assistant piano professor Kevin Harris to form The Agora Trio.

Admission: Free

The Electronic Production and Design Faculty Recital: Wired Again

Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty in the Electronic Production and Design Department present a concert of live electronic music that showcases the wide range of performance techniques currently being used in many musical environments.

Admission: Free

George W. Russell Jr. at the Piano with Some Folk That Can Sang!

Thursday / September 26, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

George W. Russell Jr., chair of the Harmony and Jazz Compositon departments at Berklee College of Music, plays piano with some folk that can sang, including Donna McElroy, Darcel Wilson, Dominique Eade, Jodi Jenkins, Jeff Ramsey, and many others.

Admission: Free

Africana Studies Harry Carney Saxophone Concert with Danny Harrington

Monday / September 30, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Danny Harrington, a professor in the Harmony Department, will perform on a newly restored saxophone previously owned by Harry Carney, a longtime member of Duke Ellington's big band.

Admission: Free

Marcelo Torres

Tuesday / October 1, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Marcelo Torres, considered one of the best Argentinian bass players of his generation, leads a band composed of Berklee faculty and students in performances of his compositions.

Admission: Free

Harvard/Berklee Dual Degree Open House

Thursday / October 3, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

At this open house, interested students can learn more about the Harvard/Berklee dual degree program, launched in July 2016, as well as meet faculty and staff from both institutions.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Maurizio Fabrizio Meets Berklee

Thursday / October 3, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Join us for an exciting evening of music with Maurizio Fabrizio and Scanzonati. The concert features some of his most successful songs, played and arranged by Fabrizio, Andrea Pejrolo, Stefano Marchese, and special guest Angelo Valori, accompanied by Scanzonati.

Admission: Free

Petros Klampanis: Irrationalities CD Release Concert

Friday / October 4, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Acclaimed composer and bassist Petros Klampanis performs with his trio, featuring pianist Lefteris Kordis and drummer Fran Fromit, in a release concert for the CD Irrationalities.

Admission: $20 for students / $25 for others

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Tickling the Ivories

Monday / October 7, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy original compositions featuring eclectic styles and colorful harmony from Helen Sherrah-Davies, a violinist, pianist, and assistant professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

New Works for Jazz Orchestra VIII

Tuesday / October 8, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Harmony Faculty Big Band presents a concert of new eclectic jazz works and arrangements by faculty composers.

Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night XI

Thursday / October 10, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert, the 11th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Department chair emeritus Larry Baione, chair Kim Perlak, and assistant chair Sheryl Bailey will share the stage with colleagues who perform in classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, rock, and blues styles.

Admission: Free

Resilience over Burnout: Self-Care for Music Therapists

Friday / October 11, 2019 / 8:30 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This fall symposium, open to the public and preapproved for seven continuing education credits, provides valuable tools to understand and prevent burnout, as well as maintaining one’s health and wellness to perform a long and satisfying career as a helping professional.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / October 14, 2019 / 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 Berklee College of Music faculty composers.

Admission: Free

Inner Hearing: Ear Training Department Faculty Composers

Tuesday / October 15, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee's Ear Training Department faculty present a wide-ranging selection of some of their original music, from popular songwriting and jazz to contemporary classical and experimental new music.

Admission: Free

Evening with Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This annual event features a panel of successful music business entrepreneurs.

Admission: Free

Darrell Katz and OddSong

Thursday / October 17, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

OddSong is a unique chamber jazz group with a saxophone quartet, marimba, violin, and voice that features music composed and arranged by Darrell Katz with additional music by Helen Sherrah-Davies.

Admission: Free

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