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.

 

CANCELED: Berklee Urban Service Awards

Saturday / April 25, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
The Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA) celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who perform social change in the Greater Boston area, and honors people who make a difference in Boston communities.

Admission: Free

LATE, a New Musical by Kathleen Cahill and Michael Wartofsky

Friday / May 1, 2020 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

[Content warning: School shootings.] It’s an ordinary day—until it isn’t. What’s the new normal when ordinary life is destroyed by a school shooting?

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Singapalooza!

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
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

CANCELED: Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Students perform small ensemble works in a variety of styles centering on mallet percussion instruments.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: The Funkestra

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Berklee College of Music associate professor Mimi Rabson presents the Funkestra, featuring a fun evening of familiar music played by string-playing friends.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Writing Out Our Lives

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Students perform original songs written over the course of the semester in the course Vocal Perspectives on Songwriting 2 (PSVC-441). The music is written by Paula Cole and the performance is directed by course instructor Darcel Wilson.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: A Cappella Recital

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Join us for Voices in Motion, an a cappella recital led by Joey Blake.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Anqi’s Senior Recital

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Anqi Zhang and her band will present a variety of song covers, featuring genres such as pop, soul, Latin, and Afrobeat.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: The Ensemble Pianist

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Enjoy beautiful classical ensemble music involving piano, from Baroque through contemporary.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Eldridge Songwriters

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Join the many talented songwriters from Peter Eldridge's Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting classes (1 and 2) as they perform solo original tunes and duo co-written songs developed over the course of the semester.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
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

CANCELED: The Music of Jarrett, Hancock & Corea in Concert

Thursday / May 7, 2020 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
This concert features Berklee College of Music professor Tim Ray and student pianists from his class, The Music of Jarrett, Hancock & Corea, performing original material composed by these three giants of jazz piano, as well as standard tunes associated with them.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble

Thursday / May 7, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Berklee College of Music voice professor Jeannie Gagné directs the Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble in a concert featuring solo performances from students with a staff rhythm section.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Electronic Production and Design Senior Showcase

Thursday / May 7, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Electronic Production and Design students from Berklee College of Music will play a variety of their own music productions, sound for visual media projects, and musical technology design projects.

Admission: Free

Sextet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith

Wednesday / July 29, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Sextet East will play the music of pianist Bain Smith, a faculty member for Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Intensive.

Admission: Free

Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance

Friday / September 25, 2020 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presents the fifth annual Symposium for Interconnected Arts and Music Performance, designed to create a space to explore the multidimensionality of music.

Admission: Free

Willie Watson

Friday / October 23, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions.

Admission: $10 in advance / $12 day of show (seated)

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