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.

 

Singapalooza!

Monday / May 7, 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 variety of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / May 7, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nancy Zeltsman, professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music, leads a program featuring Berklee students performing as the culmination of their work in various marimba courses this semester.

Admission: Free

Flowers of the Forest: Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble

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

The Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble presents a spring concert of traditional and contemporary songs from the British Isles and Ireland, featuring gorgeous ballads, lively jigs and reels, and rousing sea shanties.

Admission: Free

Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble

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

This ensemble is a group of Berklee College of Music students dedicated to the music of Jerry Reed, as performed by Chet Atkins and Reed.

Admission: Free

Global Strings Ensemble and Berklee Greek Ensemble

Wednesday / May 9, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Global Strings Ensemble and Berklee Greek Ensemble collaborate in a concert of traditional Greek, North African, Romanian, and Hungarian music with special guests, including Vasilis Kostas on laouto.

Admission: Free

Concert Choir

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

Ned Rosenblatt, assistant professor in the Voice Department, presents his Concert Choir.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Thursday / May 10, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This performance of classical music features piano with other instruments, including four-hand piano, with music from early classical through modern.

Admission: Free

Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble Final Concert

Thursday / May 10, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Jamie Lynn Hart's Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble showcase material from a variety of genres with a killer rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 10, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Electronic Production and Design (EPD) Senior Showcase presents capstone projects from EPD students. The projects include new electronic music, video game and visual media sound design, music software, and innovative music controllers.

Admission: Free

Nolatet

Nolatet

Saturday / May 19, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

With the release of its debut album Dogs in 2016, Nolatet—vibraphonist Mike Dillon, pianist Brian Haas, bassist James Singleton, and drummer Johnny Vidacovich—added its own new twist to a New Orleans, Louisiana, tradition.

Admission: $12 in advance / $15 general admission

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It's the Mark Shilansky Show

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

Mark Shilansky plays original jazz and arrangements of standards and popular music with unexpected grooves, harmony, and humor, backed by his empathic, flexible band of horns, vocals, and rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

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

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

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

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