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.

 

Singapalooza!

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Jeannie Gagné's Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class perform a blend of original and classic songs with an all-star rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

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

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles I, II, and III; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Ensembles; and Marimba Transcriptions & Repertoire Lab will perform a wide variety of music, featuring marimba, vibraphone, other percussion, and other instruments.

Admission: Free

The Holly Bears the Crown: The Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble

Monday / December 17, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nine of Berklee's best vocalists present a lively pre-holiday concert of ballads, chanteys, and jigs from the British Isles, accompanied by an eight-piece Celtic band.

Admission: Free

Groovalicous

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of students from the Voice Department.

Admission: Free

String Fling: Berklee String Department Student Showcase

Tuesday / December 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee String Department is excited to present String Fling, a biannual student showcase series that highlights student groups featuring string players.

Admission: Free

Pop/Rock/Country Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jeannie Gagné's Pop/Rock/Country Vocal Ensemble performs original and classic tunes with an all-star rhythm section.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This performance features classical music involving piano and other instruments, as well as piano duet.

Admission: Free

Peter Eldridge Before and After Class Showcase

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students in Peter Eldridge’s Before and After class present a showcase of arrangements developed over the semester with a full rhythm section, including Eldridge on piano.

Admission: Free

Berklee Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble

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

The Berklee Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble is dedicated to the instrumental compositions of Reed, as recorded alone and in collaboration with his mentor, Atkins.

Admission: Free

Mimi Rabson's Funkestra

Friday / December 21, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an end-of-the-year celebration with faculty member Mimi Rabson's Funkestra.

Admission: Free

Dance Concert

Wednesday / January 23, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This immersive dance theater piece is choreographed by Brian McGinnis.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Thursday / January 24, 2019 / 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

Axl Colt

Monday / February 4, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A Mexican rock drummer in his second year at Berklee, Axl Colt gives an energetic show with pop punk roots merged with their Latin origins, performing original songs in Spanglish.

Admission: Free

Carla Restivo “Paula Project”

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

Carla Restivo is an alto and soprano saxophone player from Sicily, Italy. The Paula Project, a band dedicated to Restivo’s grandmother, performs original compositions in a mix of musical genres, including contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and Latin.

Admission: Free

Neither/Nor Performs New Works by Richard Carrick

Tuesday / February 5, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy world premieres by Richard Carrick for large ensemble, featuring Berklee College of Music student performers and special guests.

Admission: Free

Country Road: A Jazz Vision of James Taylor

Wednesday / February 6, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music faculty guitarist Nick Grondin leads a concert of jazz interpretations of James Taylor’s deep and intricate songs, with original music inspired by related themes.

Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night X

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

This concert, the 10th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair emeritus Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak will share the stage with colleagues who perform in classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, rock, and blues styles.

Admission: Free

George Lewis Coaches the Neither/Nor Composer Ensemble

Friday / February 8, 2019 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Visiting Artist George Lewis coaches the Neither/Nor Composing Ensemble on its recent works.

Admission: Free

The Sugar Road

Saturday / February 9, 2019 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Sugar Road focuses on how the commodity of sugar helped shape the music and culture of the Americas. This four-hour, multidisciplinary event involves dance, music, and lectures from each of the cultures represented along the Sugar Road.

Admission: Free

Berklee Greek Music Festival

Tuesday / February 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Greek Music Ensemble will perform traditional music from various regions of Greece. Dancers will perform with the ensemble to illustrate the strong connection between Greek music and dance.

Admission: Free

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