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.

 

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

Going Off-Script: The Ornamented Suites for Cello

Friday / October 18, 2019 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Internationally acclaimed Baroque cellist Juliana Soltis explores the long-lost tradition of spontaneous improvisation in Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Six Suites for Solo Cello.

Admission: $5 children (ages 12 and under) / $10 seniors and students / $20 adults

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Brass Showcase

Monday / October 21, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz and classical brass music, featuring Berklee College of Music student brass groups. Charlie Lewis, Marshall Gilkes, and John Faieta are the directors.

Admission: Free

Berklee Brass Special Guest Concert

Monday / October 21, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an exciting evening of music as Berklee Brass features a special guest artist, along with winners of the jazz competition for student brass players at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

21st Annual Octoboefest

Tuesday / October 22, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Come celebrate the 21st Octoboefest with the soulful sounds of the oboe. From traditional repertoire to contemporary creations, Berklee College of Music oboe students will take front and center for this celebration. Costumes are encouraged.

Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet

Tuesday / October 29, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Mivos Quartet will play a concert of 20th- and 21st-century music for string quartet.

Admission: Free

Music Business Club Autumn Affair and MB/M Orientation

Thursday / October 31, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This annual orientation for new and prospective music business/management (MB/M) majors features a keynote by MB/M alumni and networking with leaders of MB/M–connected student activities.

Admission: Free

Laszlo Gardony Trio: Anniversary Concert

Monday / November 4, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join the Laszlo Gardony Trio as it celebrates 20 years of performing and recording together.

Admission: Free

The Hip-Hop Talks

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

Join us for an interactive dialogue on the state of hip-hop culture, with live performances.

Admission: Free

Berklee China-U.S. Music Summit

Saturday / November 9, 2019 / 8:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This summit promotes the relationship between the cultures of China and the United States, focusing on five aspects of Chinese music culture: the music industry, music production, new media, musical styles, and instrument performances.

Admission: Free

Berklee China-U.S. Music Summit

Sunday / November 10, 2019 / 8:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This summit promotes the relationship between the cultures of China and the United States, focusing on five aspects of Chinese music culture: the music industry, music production, new media, musical styles, and instrument performances.

Admission: Free

The Education Collective

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

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department present an eclectic program that includes original student work and student-led ensembles, as well as short “Ed Talks” on the topic of music education.

Admission: Free

Hey Rim Jeon and Friends

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hey Rim Jeon, a pianist, composer, and associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, presents a concert featuring selections from her new album Groovitude.

Admission: Free

WesFest with Special Guest Lee Sklar

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Studio and touring legend Lee Sklar, joined by Berklee College of Music bass chair Steve Bailey, celebrate the life and legacy of Duran Duran bassist Wes Wehmiller ’92 and help raise funds to support the scholarship in his name.

Admission: Free

Jack Quartet

Tuesday / November 19, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jack Quartet performs music composed by Berklee College of Music students.

Admission: Free

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Wednesday / November 20, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life a vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music in a way that transcends the boundaries of genre and geography.

Admission: Free

Autumn Winds and Piano

Thursday / November 21, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a lively and varied program of music from around the world, featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Autumn Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Music from the Baroque, Latin, Romantic, and other periods will be performed, highlighting varied woodwinds, piano, and the flute family, from bass to piccolo.

Admission: Free

Jason Mountario Large Ensemble: Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Friday / November 22, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In his fourth and final recital at Berklee College of Music, Jason Mountario presents original compositions based on the contemporary jazz idiom, with the support of his large ensemble.

Admission: Free

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