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.

 

Ari Jaye's Senior Recital

Wednesday / March 9, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ari Jaye sums up her experience at Berklee, presenting music that has shaped her during her time here as well as her new live album.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall

Marina Vinogradova: From the Bottom of My Heart

Wednesday / March 9, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In Marina Vinogradova's third solo performance at Berklee, she will present different music including solo pieces, an a cappella group performance, and some duet and band pieces. 

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 10, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Thaddeus Hogarth, associate professor in the Guitar Department, presents six stellar guitarists leading their bands in a program of original and cover material in the eighth annual Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase.

Admission: Free

The Modern Nolatet

Nolatet

Saturday / March 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Nolatet believes that music is kinetic and meaningful, and that it has its own agenda. While traditional jazz is the backbone of the band's musical language, each member's individuality allows innovation to be a constant throughout their new album.

Admission: $15 in advance / $18 day of show

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The David Friend Recital Hall.

Maggie Scott: Vocal Jazz Series

Monday / March 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, in which jazz vocalists perform a 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

The David Friend Recital Hall with a view from above.

Electronic Production and Design Faculty Showcase

Tuesday / March 22, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Michael Bierylo, chair of Berklee's Electronic Production and Design Department, presents a program of electronic performances featuring department faculty members.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

Eldridge Vocal Duos

Wednesday / March 23, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students from Peter Eldridge's vocal master class will perform arrangements and compositions developed over the semester with the class rhythm section, including Eldridge on piano and vocals.

Admission: Free

A side view of the David Friend Recital Hall.

ProMentum's Second Annual Careerealism Event

Thursday / March 24, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Professional Music Department's ProMentum career success series presents its second annual careerrealism event featuring distinguished visiting artists.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

Master Class on Indian Classical Music

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 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

Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bill Laurance, the Grammy Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, performs.

Admission: $25

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Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 9:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bill Laurance, the Grammy Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, performs.

Admission: $25

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Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes / Piney Gir

Saturday / March 26, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Gaz Coombes, the exuberant frontman for the imaginative Brit-pop group Supergrass, performs. Piney Gir will open the show.

Admission: $25 general public

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The David Friend Recital Hall

Curtain Up: New Musical Theater Songs

Monday / March 28, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Curtain Up is the seventh annual concert of original musical theater songs that are written, orchestrated, and performed by Berklee students. Featuring a 10-piece band and amazing vocalists, this theatrical concert presents the winning entries of the Curtain Up Musical Theater Songwriting Contest. 

Admission: Free

An A Cappella/Circle-Singing Recital

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Joey Blake presents a recital where there will be some a cappella jammin'.

Admission: Free

Tight Harmony

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Joey Blake and Donna McElroy return to give another awesome show of a cappella singing. 

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

John Kramer: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

John Kramer, assistant professor in Berklee's Harmony Department and a pianist and composer, performs American composer Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Admission: Free

The Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble with the Berklee Flute Choir

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by flutist Wendy Rolfe, a professor in the Woodwind Department, will present a program ranging from the Baroque to Latin to contemporary. 

Admission: Free

Paula Cole Songwriters

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Paula Cole presents the Paula Cole Songwriters concert.

Admission: Free

Danny John's Senior Recital

Friday / April 1, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This concert will showcase the many instruments Danny John has been studying while at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

Davis Coleman: Continuity or Lack Thereof

Friday / April 1, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The senior recital of percussionist Davis Coleman will feature seldom performed music for both chamber ensemble and solo percussion.

Admission: Free

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