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.

 

Norman Zocher: Electric Strings Quintet

Wednesday / September 16, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Norman Zocher performs with his genre-bending Electric Strings Quintet. 

Admission: Free

Faculty Guitar Night: A Tribute to Garrison Fewell

Thursday / September 17, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Guitar Department faculty perform in memory of their friend and colleague Garrison Fewell.

Admission: Free

Bruno Raberg Quartet

Tuesday / September 22, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Bruno Raberg Quartet will play mainly originals in a contemporary jazz style influenced by Indian and African world music. 

Admission: Free

Austin to Boston: Cutting through the Noise

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Professional Education Division at Berklee presents four women from Austin, Texas, who will come to Berklee to talk about women in the music industry.

Admission: Free

Five for Fighting

Sunday / September 27, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vladimir John Ondrasik III, known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is an American singer-songwriter best known for his piano-based rock such as the Top 40 hits "Superman," "100 Years," and "The Riddle."

Admission: $37.50

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Five for Fighting

Sunday / September 27, 2015 / 9:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vladimir John Ondrasik III, known by his stage name Five for Fighting, is an American singer-songwriter best known for his piano-based rock such as the Top 40 hits "Superman," "100 Years," and "The Riddle."

Admission: 37.50

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Ramon Castillo: Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble

Tuesday / September 29, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ramon Castillo's Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble has evolved from its humble beginnings as a piano and laptop to an exciting new level of performing technological innovation. 

Admission: Free

Synergy

Wednesday / September 30, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A faculty-led collaborative arts project incorporating painting and composition, this performance creates an integrated audience experience both aurally and visually.

Admission: Free

Voice Master Class with Holly Palmer

Thursday / October 1, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Holly Palmer, a singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna who has released four solo albums and has musical and performance experience with Berklee students, gives a master class.

Admission: Free

Holly Palmer

Thursday / October 1, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Holly Palmer, a singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna, performs with special guest Paula Cole.

Admission: Free

Catey Esler

Tuesday / October 6, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Catey Esler will be joined by some of her colleagues and close friends to present a concert of contemporary jazz music.

Admission: Free

Maria Fajardo: Amalur Quartet

Tuesday / October 6, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Voice principal Maria Fajardo presents the Amalur Quartet, a group of four young Berklee musicians who will perform in the combined styles of jazz and traditional Ibero American music. 

Admission: Free

Calvin Limuel: The Music of Chick Corea

Thursday / October 8, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Piano principal Calvin Limuel presents a night of his favorite Chick Corea compositions.

Admission: Free

Juan Mejía's Conspiracy

Thursday / October 8, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Drum set principal Juan Mejía presents a night of experimental world jazz.

Admission: Free

New Works for Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / October 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Harmony Department Jazz Orchestra presents an eclectic program of original works and arrangements. 

Admission: Free

2015 Berklee International Network Summit Concert

Wednesday / October 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The 2015 Berklee International Network (BIN) Summit's closing concert will feature enrolled Berklee students from partner institutions in countries across the world.

Admission: free

Jazz Revelation Records Fall Showcase

Thursday / October 15, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records, a student-run, artist-driven record label managed by the Professional Music Department, will host its fall showcase and information night. 

Admission: Free

Allan Chase: Inner Hearing

Thursday / October 15, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Allan Chase, saxophonist, composer, and chair of Berklee's Ear Training Department, presents a concert of original jazz and new music along with structured group improvisations that employ ear-based improvisation.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian classical music, including Carnatic music and Hindustani music, by renowned artists from India.

Admission: Free

Josh Shpak Band with Special Guests

Monday / October 19, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In his senior recital, Josh Shpak and his band will showcase his original music that brings together a wide range of influences including jazz, rock, electronica, soul, film music, and world music.

Admission: Free

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