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.

 

You'll Hear It!: The Ear Training Faculty Concert

Wednesday / February 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ear Training faculty members, students, staff, and guests perform a wide variety of solo and small ensemble music. 

Admission: Free

Songwriting Department Collaboration Concert

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In this concert, songwriting department faculty will feature collaborations with writers from other departments and divisions.

Admission: Free

Mariana Secca

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Mariana Secca, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist from Portugal, will go back to her roots with a concert of original tunes, singing in her native language and in English.

Admission: Free

Art Note Project

Wednesday / February 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jessie Cox created Art Note Project to incorporate music, poetry, costumes, electronic sounds, and small acting parts into his music.   

Admission: Free

Composers and Friends

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In what has become an annual acoustic event, Jerry Gates presents composers and performers from Berklee College of Music in a chamber group setting. 

Admission: Free

Darrell Katz and OddSong

Monday / February 13, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

OddSong is a unique chamber jazz ensemble and compositional vehicle put together by Darrell Katz, director of the Jazz Composers Alliance (JCA). 

Admission: Free

Dominant Funktion Live

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The fusion and R&B group Dominant Funktion, led by tenor saxophonist Kevon Scott, will perform a combination of original music from their upcoming album, along with a range of covers and arrangements. 

Admission: Free

New Focus

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Drummer Charles-Henry Volk and his band, New Focus, present a variety of original hard rock and progressive rock songs.

Admission: Free

Garnet

Wednesday / February 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Progressive rock band Garnet performs music composed by band leader Darion Roberts.

Admission: Free

Fly Me to Venus

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocalist Venus will perform originals, covers, and arrangements in various styles, in Mandarin and English.

Admission: Free

Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management

Friday / February 17, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Join us for this annual event featuring a speaker from the music industry.

Admission: Free

Color Vibrations in Sound

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This recital presents original music emerging from that place where color, image, and sound are one.  

Admission: Free

Write of Spring

Wednesday / February 22, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Write of Spring concert features compositions performed by a dynamic faculty, encompassing all realms of jazz. 

Admission: Free

Nick and Chris

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Twin brothers Nick and Chris Petty play and improvise together fusing elements of electronic music, jazz, and pop with a level of chemistry that is unparalleled. 

Admission: Free

Victor Gonzalez's Music

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Take a musical journey with diverse compositions that explore the sounds and colors of upright bassist Victor Gonzalez.

Admission: Free

Bass Department Student Concert

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Some of the best up-and-coming students in the Bass Department will perform in a wide variety of styles and setups.

Admission: Free

"All Keys" Piano Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Piano Department faculty members will present an evening of solo piano performances.

Admission: Free

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Selected piano students will present a concert of solo piano performances.

Admission: Free

Maher Beauroy: An Lot Soley

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Maher Beauroy, a Caribbean pianist born in Martinique, presents his new creation, An Lot Soley. This quintet is the fruit of his new inspirations cultivated in the U.S. and the result of a real meeting of minds on a human and cultural level between the Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, and Latin America.

Admission: Free

Bald Uakari: Allotropy

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bald Uakari is a nine-piece experimental collective performing original works by composer Gregory McRae and others. 

Admission: Free

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