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.

 

Chord Scale Madness

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jackson Schultz, professor in the Jazz Composition Department at Berklee, leads this jazz band with music chosen from a competition of student composers and arrangers. 

Admission: Free

Spring Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a lively and varied program of music from around the world featuring the Berklee Flute Choir, and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe. 

Admission: Free

Ed from Space

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Eduardo Kirschbaum presents Ed from Space, a rock and soul four-piece band whose members are originally from Japan, Australia, Peru, and the U.S. 

Admission: Free

Far from Finished

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

7th Degree will be live, performing some of their new originals and covers. 

Admission: Free

Envisioning: Touring and the Berklee Alumni Making It Happen

Thursday / April 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

An annual event, the Music Business/Management Department's Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models this year features a panel of Berklee alumni working in touring in discussion with the Berklee community about the industry and how it's changing.

Admission: Free

Jon McLaughlin

Jon McLaughlin / Katrina Woolverton

Saturday / April 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Songwriter Jon McLaughlin was offered a role in the hit film Enchanted, performing a song that was later nominated for an Academy Award. Chart-topping singer-songwriter Katrina Woolverton will also perform.

Admission: $20 in advance / $22.50 general admission

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CANCELED: Free Improvisation Ensemble

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
The Strings Free Improvisation Ensemble performs new works of directed creation.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: The Funkestra

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
This show will feature strings players performing covers of their funky favorites.

Admission: Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students and faculty of the Music Education Department perform an eclectic program of music each semester.  

Admission: Free

Best of Jazz Composition Spring 2017

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department presents a concert by some of the finest jazz composition students at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

Terence Blanchard and His Ensembles in Concert

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Terence Blanchard is one of the world's leading jazz composers, film composers, and trumpeters. 

Admission: Free

The Phoebe Chou Experience: Stones and Bowls

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This recital features Phoebe Chou on total percussion, performing music by Avner Dorman, John Psathas, Ben Wahlund, Rihanna, and many more. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Urban Service Awards

Saturday / April 22, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Urban Service Awards celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who use music as a catalyst for social change in the Greater Boston area. The ceremony features live performances, special guests, and award and scholarship presentations. 

Admission: Free

Singapalooza!

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jeannie Gagné's Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class performs a variety of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert I

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for solo and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3, as well as Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab will perform music for soloists and small groups. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #1

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Ensemble #2

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Ned Rosenblatt's Vocal Jazz Ensembles are small groups numbering from five to 16 vocalists with a rhythm section. 

Admission: Free

The Flowers of the Forest: The Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble

Tuesday / May 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

A gathering of Berklee's finest vocalists presents a spring-themed concert of traditional and contemporary Celtic songs from the British Isles and Ireland.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Wednesday / May 10, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature acoustic classical music for piano, plus other instruments, ranging from baroque through modern art music.

Admission: Free

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