David Friend Recital Hall

The David Friend Recital Hall, located in the Genko Uchida building at 921 Boylston Street, is a 160-capacity semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony, designed by architect Shizuo Harada.

 

Bob Pilkington’s Centennial Celebration, Featuring the JCA Brass Ensemble

Wednesday / February 13, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature music written by Bob Pilkington and others in celebration of Pilkington's 100th semester teaching at Berklee College of Music. The JCA Brass Ensemble will perform.

Admission: Free

Joint Faculty Concert: Jim Kelly and Matthew Nicholl with Friends

Thursday / February 14, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jim Kelly and Matthew Nicholl lead a faculty band that includes Mark Walker, Michael Farquharson, and Jim Odgren in a concert of original music. Although Kelly and Nicholl have performed many times in Italy, this will be their first concert in the United States.

Admission: Free

Al Natale Competition Finals for Brass

Wednesday / February 20, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Al Natale Competition is an annual concert given by Berklee College of Music brass students who are competing for scholarship money, thanks to a generous gift from Al Natale, a longstanding member of the Boston community.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Thursday / February 21, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, featuring jazz vocalists performing repertoire from the Great American Songbook and artists such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin, accompanied by a trio of piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

Daniel Sadownick/Art Ensemble Clinic

Monday / February 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Daniel Sadownick, a conga player and percussionist extraordinaire, will discuss his unique approach by performing microtonal versions of original and Art Ensemble of Chicago compositions with David Fiuczynski and Planet MicroJam students.

Admission: Free

Art Ensemble Goes Micro with Daniel Sadownick and David Fiuczynski

Monday / February 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Daniel Sadownick, a conga player and percussionist extraordinaire, and the Planet MicroJam Institute, under the direction of David Fiuczynski, perform microtonal versions of compositions by Sadownick and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Admission: Free

Tamara Jokic: Journey through the Mediterranean

Tuesday / February 26, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a night of original music from vocalist Tamara Jokic, who is inspired by Mediterranean culture.

Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2019

Wednesday / February 27, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music presents the Write of Spring concert, now in its 26th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission: Free

John Hollenbeck Meets Berklee

Thursday / February 28, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

World-renowned jazz composer and drummer John Hollenbeck will share his brilliant and original large jazz ensemble music with the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and the larger Berklee community.

Admission: Free

Sign Yourself! DIY Music Expo

Friday / March 1, 2019 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Professional Music Department at Berklee College of Music hosts its first Sign Yourself! DIY Music Expo. Take part in sessions throughout the day that showcase key areas of the music industry for independent artists and entrepreneurs.

Admission: Free

Neil Leonard: After Irma

Monday / March 4, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music professor Neil Leonard premieres a new multimedia work for saxophone, electronics, video, and a folkloric ensemble. The piece addresses the devastating impact of global warming on the culture in Matanzas, Cuba.

Admission: Free

Songwriting Scholarship Winners Showcase

Tuesday / March 5, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This one-hour concert features performances by winners of the Songwriting Scholarships.

Admission: Free

Hey Rim Jeon and Friends

Wednesday / March 6, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hey Rim Jeon, a pianist, composer, and associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, presents a concert featuring selections from her new album, Groovitude.

Admission: Free

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 7, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitar professor Thaddeus Hogarth presents six stellar guitarists leading their bands in a program of R&B/funk originals and covers.

Admission: Free

Go-to-Meetin’ Jubilee

Monday / March 11, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jubilee Spirit Ensemble celebrates 10 years as a groundbreaking American Negro spiritual ensemble that has enriched the lives and a cappella experience of many vocalists at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Classical Guitarists among Wolves

Thursday / March 14, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Apostolos Paraskevas will be joined by classical guitarists Zaira Meneses, Adam Levin, and John Muratore in a celebration of the instrument.

Admission: Free

Metal Guitar Night

Monday / March 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by faculty guitarist Joe Stump, top metal guitar talent from Berklee College of Music will be featured in a night filled with fierce riffage and shred guitar pyrotechnics.

Admission: Free

Mandolin Mashup

Tuesday / March 26, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Don’t miss this annual Berklee celebration of mandolins, in all their forms, played by students and faculty. The repertoire will range from bluegrass to Bach, from jazz to Brazilian choro, with many stops in between.

Admission: Free

Alizonia

Monday / April 1, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Alizonia is an expression of original music by Alizon Lissance, an associate professor in the Harmony Department.

Admission: Free

Songs for Social Change Concert

Tuesday / April 2, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features winners of the Songs for Social Change contest playing their original songs.

Admission: Free

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