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.

 

Tickling the Ivories

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

Enjoy original compositions featuring eclectic styles and colorful harmony from Helen Sherrah-Davies, a violinist, pianist, and assistant professor in the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Michelin-Cardoso Group

Wednesday / October 9, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nando Michelin and Ebinho Cardoso present a collection of original songs using poetry by Manoel de Barros.

Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Faculty Guitar Night XI

Thursday / October 10, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert, the 11th in the series, features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo settings. Department chair emeritus Larry Baione, chair Kim Perlak, and assistant chair Sheryl Bailey will share the stage with colleagues who perform in classical, jazz, fingerstyle, folk, slide, rock, and blues styles.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / October 14, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Composition Department presents an evening of original works by Berklee College of Music faculty composers.

Admission: Free

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

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 its special guest artist, along with members of Berklee's faculty.

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

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

Music Business Club Autumn Affair and MB/M Orientation

Wednesday / November 6, 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

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

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

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

Singapalooza!

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 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 band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Marimba Ensembles 2 and 3, Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab perform a wide variety of music they have prepared throughout the semester. The performances are directed by Nancy Zeltsman.

Admission: Free

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