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.

 

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

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

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

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

Evening with Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 21, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A panel of successful entrepreneurs discusses all elements of starting and building a business.

Admission: Free

The Esterhazy Quartet

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Esterhazy Quartet performs a concert of music for string quartet, presented by Andrew List, a professor in the Composition Department.

Admission: Free

Wayne Ward: Fall Winds with Piano

Monday / October 26, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Wayne Ward, a professor in Berklee's Music Education Department, presents a concert featuring a sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and piano by Francis Poulenc.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott: Jazz Vocal Series

Monday / October 26, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Maggie Scott, pianist and professor in Berklee's Voice Department, presents an evening of vocal jazz performed by students. 

Admission: Free

17th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Tuesday / October 27, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Octoboefest celebrates the double reeds by showcasing the unique sound of the oboe and bassoon in diverse styes and ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Storytellers

Wednesday / October 28, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Now in its 19th year, Storytellers showcases the best, brightest, quirkiest, and most compelling Berklee singers and singer-songwriters. 

Admission: Free

The Bobby Stanton Show

Thursday / October 29, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bobby Stanton, guitarist and professor in Berklee's Guitar Department, presents an evening of music in an eclectic array of styles from flamenco to fusion, featuring great players and special guests. 

Admission: Free

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