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.

 

Honoring the Music of Jaco Pastorius

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A concert honoring the music of Jaco Pastorius, presented by members of the Berklee Bass Department.

Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet Performs Music of Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In celebration of their 20th year as guest artists in residence, the Esterhazy Quartet will perform new works by Composition Department faculty members Marti Epstein, Andrew List, Dennis LeClaire, and Arnold Friedman.

Admission: Free

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jóhann Jóhannsson was awarded a Golden Globe in January 2015 for Best Film Score for The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. 

Admission: $25

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The 2016 Music Education Symposium, Contemporary Techniques in Traditional Schools: Pedagogy in 2016

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 8:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The 2016 Music Education Symposium "Contemporary Techniques in Traditional Schools: Pedagogy in 2016," will combine performances and speakers/lectures from the music education community.

Admission: Free

New Works for Jazz Orchestra VI

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Berklee Harmony Department faculty and guests will present a concert of new, original compositions and arrangements for jazz orchestra.

Admission: Free

Big Freedia Clinic

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

New Orleans Queen of Bounce Big Freedia will hold a discussion about being "out" in the music industry and in the African American community. 

Admission: Free

Merger Music: a Berklee and Boston Conservatory Collaborative Concert

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A dynamic merger not only of musical styles, but a coming together of Berklee and Boston Conservatory faculty from multiple disciplines, including music and dance. 

Admission: Free

In Memorium, Tibor Pusztai

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A memorial concert honoring beloved faculty member, composer, and conductor Tibor Pusztai. 

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Thursday / October 27, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, in which jazz vocalists perform repertoire from the Great American Songbook, as well as artists including Ellington, Porter, and Gershwin, accompanied by a trio of piano, bass. and drums. 

Admission: Free

North and South Indian Percussion Solo and Rhythm Theory

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A master class/clinic presented by renowned percussion artist, composer, and author Jerry Leake.

Admission: Free

18th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 31, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Celebrate Halloween with the oboists of Berklee. The 18th Annual Berklee Octoboefest will have something for everyone, from baroque to 21st century. 

Admission: Free

Africana Studies Lecture

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Speakers will share scholarship and its application to the music of the African Diaspora.

Admission: Free

Berklee Brass Showcase

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

An evening of brass music from the classical and jazz idioms.

Admission: Free

D Mo's Family Reunion

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Come join us for an evening of R&B and groove-laden music goodness. 

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Symposium

Friday / November 4, 2016 / 8:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Music Therapy Department will focus on current issues affecting the profession and present new directions in research, clinical practice, and education. 

Admission: Free

Synergy

Tuesday / November 8, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Synergy is a partnership of modern jazz and art, marrying color with pitch. 

Admission: Free

Autumn Flutes, Winds, and Piano

Wednesday / November 9, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

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. 

Admission: Free

Autumn Serenade: Advanced Jazz and Blues Ensemble

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee vocalists perform original arrangements of jazz and blues standards.  

Admission: Free

Kelly Price Clinic

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

R&B/gospel recording artist Kelly Price will share challenges she experienced regarding body image and the standards and perceptions that many women artists face in the music industry.  

Admission: Free

Concert Choir

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Berklee Concert Choir is directed by Ned Rosenblatt.

Admission: Free

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