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.

 

Songs for Social Change Concert

Tuesday / April 2, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features winners of the Songs for Social Change contest playing their original songs.

Admission: Free

Berklee Brass Showcase

Wednesday / April 3, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an evening of jazz and classical music performed by the students from the brass departments of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Monday / April 8, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This master class/clinic on Hindustani (North Indian classical music) and Carnatic (South Indian classical music) will be presented by renowned artists from India.

Admission: Free

Berklee Clarinet Choir

Tuesday / April 9, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Clarinet Choir performs works by Bach, Mozart, and Bartok, as well as swing-era and new pieces.

Admission: Free

Joint Faculty Concert: Jim Kelly and Matthew Nicholl with Friends

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

Jim Kelly and Matthew Nicholl lead a faculty band that includes Mark Walker, Michael Farquharson, and Jim Odgren in a concert of original music. Although Kelly and Nicholl have performed many times in Italy, this will be their first concert in the United States.

Admission: Free

Spring Winds and Piano

Wednesday / April 10, 2019 / 2:00 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 Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe.

Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness

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

Each year, the Jazz Composition Department hosts a concert featuring the best works from its Chord Scale Voicings for Arranging (AR-201) course. Hosted by professor Jackson Schultz, this concert is always a treat.

Admission: Free

Education Collective

Tuesday / April 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Music education students showcase their work from the spring 2019 semester.

Admission: Free

Satellite of Qantara: A Fertile Cross-Pollination of World Musical Expression

Wednesday / April 17, 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

The Juliet Letters: A Tribute Concert of Songs by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet

Thursday / April 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Faculty from the Voice and String departments at Berklee College of Music perform contemporary solo songs cowritten by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

Admission: Free

Earthapalooza

Friday / April 19, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee's fifth annual Earth Day celebration features a mix of faculty speakers and student bands performing original music, including songs with environmental themes.

Admission: Free

Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA)

Saturday / April 20, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA) celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who perform social change in Greater Boston and honor people who make a difference in Boston communities.

Admission: Free

Singapalooza!

Monday / May 6, 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 / May 6, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert, directed by marimba professor Nancy Zeltsman, will showcase many Berklee College of Music student groups playing a variety of musical styles, including classical, contemporary, jazz, and pop.

Admission: Free

Concert Choir

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

The Concert Choir presents a set of vocal music, led by Voice Department faculty member Ned Rosenblatt.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 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

ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX

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

ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX is a contemporary music and multimedia group led by Peyman Farzinpour, an assistant professor of composition at Berklee College of Music. The group will present a multimedia concert featuring the music of Rebecca Saunders and Farzinpour.

Admission: Free

Jeannie’s Pop/Rock/Country Vocal Ensemble

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

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

Admission: Free

Takumi Kakimoto’s Senior Recital

Thursday / May 9, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist and composer Takumi Kakimoto presents his senior recital as a jazz composition major at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This showcase features audio, video, and research capstone projects from students majoring in electronic production and design.

Admission: Free

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