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.

 

Master of Music in Contemporary Performance Commencement Ceremony

Thursday / June 28, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Please join the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Office of Academic Affairs in celebrating the commencement of students in the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz) program. The ceremony includes a reception and student concert.

Admission: Free

Taehyun Kim and Friends: Smash!

Monday / July 2, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Taehyun Kim, a 17-year-old drummer, presents his quartet for one grand finale of his Berklee College of Music experiences showcasing influences from 1950s jazz and modern artists such as Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, and Brian Blade.

Admission: Free

Noguera Collective

Monday / July 2, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist, composer, and musical director Santiago Barragan Noguera presents a set of original material influenced by world and Latin music.

Admission: Free

Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra

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

The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra performs post-bop-ish original compositions and fresh takes on the Great American Songbook. The arrangements sway from introspective and intimate sounds to more vigorous and powerful ones.

Admission: Free

Jinwoo Lee: It Ain't Over after It's Over—Overtime

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

Bassist and composer Jinwoo Lee performs his arrangements and originals at his senior recital.

Admission: Free

dolltr!ck Presents: Push Play

Thursday / July 5, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join graduating multi-instrumentalist and producer dolltr!ck, a.k.a. Claire Marie Lim, for an evening of eclectic electronic music. She will perform originals, remixes, and covers from genres such as R&B, house, and Korean pop.

Admission: Free

Scott Tarulli Group

Monday / July 9, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitar faculty member Scott Tarulli performs with his group, featuring Zeke Martin on drums, Joe Sumrell on bass, Emily Gelineau on violin, and special guests.

Admission: Free

HenJoSal Trio: Jazz, Rock, and Fusion

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

Henrique De Almeida, an international drum set artist/clinician and associate professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee,  joins forces with virtuosos (and fellow Berklee faculty members) Joe Santerre (bass) and Sal DiFusco (guitar) for a set of exciting jazz rock.

Admission: Free

Xenai

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Xenai is a trilogy series centered around the ideas of inception, challenges, and assertion of a new identity. It is a cross-discipline collaboration engaging electronic music with vocals, painting performance, and video projection.

Admission: Free

Chaerin Park: JONAH

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Vocalist Chaerin Park presents a set of pop and R&B featuring a Destiny's Child medley, along with songs by Whitney Houston and other artists.

Admission: Free

PÄKS

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

PÄKS is Jamichael Frazier and Soraya Yusuf. we are a Neo-soul/folk duo based in Boston. We play feel good and sad music.

Admission: Free

EVENT

Monday / July 16, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

EVENT will play progressive rock in the style of bands such as Dream Theater, Muse, and Nine Inch Nails, featuring 90 percent original material.

Admission: Free

Steven Kirby: Illuminations Project

Wednesday / July 18, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Steven Kirby’s Illuminations Project delivers richly textured, multilayered, ebullient, and lyrical jazz. It features group interaction and high-level improvisation integrated into a mix of carefully crafted original compositions and creative arrangements of standard tunes.

Admission: Free

On the Spot: Creating Parts for Studio and Stage When the Clock Is Running

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Chris Horvath ’87 and Piano Department faculty member Dave Limina lead a group of distinguished alumni session musicians (including Percussion Department faculty member Larry Finn) in a performance/demonstration on creating parts on the spot.

Admission: Free

Some of Our Best Friends Are Singers

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

Under the direction of faculty bassist John Pierce, a swinging rhythm section of Berklee College of Music faculty members will accompany three brilliant vocalists: Cassandre McKinley and Taylor O'Donnell, both voice faculty members, and Five-Week faculty member April Hall. 

Admission: Free

Lance Van Lenten and Evo-Q

Monday / July 23, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by saxophone/flute player Lance Van Lenten, Evo-Q is a faculty ensemble that includes Steve Hunt on piano, David Clark on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums. The quartet features original contemporary jazz compositions.

Admission: Free

Sextet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith

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

Bain Smith, a faculty pianist in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, presents Sextet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith, featuring a faculty band.

Admission: Free

Olson Pingrey Quartet

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

The Olson Pingrey Quartet (often abbreviated as the OPQ) is a Boston, Massachusetts–area jazz ensemble that plays compositions by its two leaders, Kathy Olson and Randy Pingrey.

Admission: Free

Cycle Songs

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

Boston Conservatory at Berklee graduate students Brianna Tagliaferro (cello) and Kevin Madison (piano) perform a semi-improvised multimedia song cycle.

Admission: Free

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

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