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.

 

Emily Dukes

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Italian singer-songwriter Emily Dukes, who is also a violinist, pianist, and guitarist, presents an evening of indie, pop, funk, and R&B originals and arrangements.

Admission: Free

ENIGMATIC: Tactical Time Warp

Monday / October 9, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

ENIGMATIC hits the Berklee stage again with fresh arrangements with grooves you've never heard before. Forget about keys and disregard everything you thought about the signature of time. 

Admission: Free

Brooks Robertson

Tuesday / October 10, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson will present an instrumental concert featuring music from guitar legends Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Buster B. Jones, and Tommy Emmanuel. 

Admission: Free

Yosuke Soeda Group

Tuesday / October 10, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist Yosuke Soeda performs with his group playing originals, jazz standards, and new arrangements.

Admission: Free

José Villa: Canciones de Mi Tierra

Tuesday / October 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Trumpet player José Villa performs traditional regional Mexican compositions with special guests.

Admission: Free

Triple Tea

Wednesday / October 11, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Triple Tea, a jazz trio led by pianist Tommaso Taddonio, will play a set of original music with different instrumentation.

Admission: Free

Nick Sanchez Prophecy: The Middle East Meets America

Wednesday / October 11, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Nick Sanchez leads his eclectic band, the Prophecy, blending the musical styles of the Middle East with prog rock and modern jazz. 

Admission: Free

Liao: Brand-New Start

Wednesday / October 11, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Vocalist Tim Liao's last recital at Berklee features his original songs and also some new arrangements.

Admission: Free

The Cotones

Thursday / October 12, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Formerly known as the Detours, the Cotones are a Boston-based indie/alternative rock group formed in 2015 that is influenced by bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie. 

Admission: Free

Takumi Kakimoto and His Friends

Thursday / October 12, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This is piano principal Takumi Kakimoto's fifth recital at Berklee as a jazz composition and performance major. 

Admission: Free

Music Education Symposium

Monday / October 16, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The 2017 Music Education Symposium will feature guest speakers and opportunities for students and faculty to learn about using technology in settings with special-needs students.

Admission: Free

Harmony Department Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / October 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The faculty of the Harmony Department at Berklee will present original compositions and arrangements for jazz orchestra.

Admission: Free

Evening with Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 18, 2017 / 6:30 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

Society of Composers Concert

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature original chamber music composed by students from the Society of Composers, the only collective of undergraduate student composers at Berklee.

Admission: Free

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic

Monday / October 23, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This modern classical protest concert will be performed in memory of Composition Department professor Vuk Kulenovic, who passed away April 10, 2017.

Admission: Free

Effortless Mastery Institute Presents: Kenny Werner

Tuesday / October 24, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Kenny Werner, artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute, uses his life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music.

Admission: Free

RE:VUE—Vocal Unity Event: Conservatory and College Vocalists Join Forces

Monday / October 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The voice departments of the Conservatory and the College are collaborating to present some of our best and brightest vocalists. The program will showcase our stylistic diversity across a wide range of genres.

Admission: Free

19th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 30, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The annual display of double reeds in unique ensembles, both musical and stylistic, has become a Berklee tradition.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Wednesday / November 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Voice Department professor Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, in which jazz vocalists perform repertoire from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a trio on piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

Another Time

Thursday / November 2, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Kris Adams and Tim Ray perform the music of former Ear Training Department chair Steve Prosser, accompanied by bassist Paul Del Nero and flutist Fernando Brandao.

Admission: Free

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