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.

 

Music Education Recital

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Music Education director Libby Allison presents the annual Music Education Department recital.

Admission: Free

West Point Band's Jazz Knights

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bringing over three decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band's Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original composition and arrangements for jazz ensemble. 

Admission: Free

Dweezilla on the Road

Sunday / April 12, 2015 / 2:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

For the price of a fuzz pedal, attend this guitar master class and learn techniques from Dweezil Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa. 

Admission:

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The Music of Eric Gould

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This concert will feature works by pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department.

Admission: Free

Jay Clayton: Wordless Improvisation

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jay Clayton, a specialist in wordless improvisation, will guide a workshop allowing students to experience musical freedom.

Admission: Free

A Cappella Mixé Spring

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee's contemporary a cappella ensemble will present works directed by Joey Blake.
Also performing is the Jubilee Spirit Ensemble, directed by Donna McElroy, a former member of the world-renowned Jubilee Singers of Fisk University.

Admission: Free

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision IX

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: Free

Voice of Latin America

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This class recital will present students' arrangements of music from Latin America based on traditional genres and played with a jazz aesthetic. 

Admission: Free

Spring Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble and the Berklee Flute Choir, directed by woodwind professor Wendy Rofle, will present a concert featuring Latin, baroque, and romantic music, among other styles.

Admission: Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department sponsors a concert of the top student works. This semester's performance will feature the Billy Strayhorn Centennial Competition winner's six-horn ensemble piece. 

Admission: Free

Jazz Revelation Records Showcase: Can You Dig It?

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Join Jazz Revelation Records for its spring showcase.

Admission: Free

Envisioning 22nd-Century Music Business Models

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Sponsored by the Music Business/Management Department, this annual event features members of the entertainment industry sharing their experiences with placing and licensing music and showing students the campaigns they have devised for their unique customer segments.

Admission: Free

David Choi / Tess Henley

Thursday / April 30, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter David Choi performs with soul singer-songwriter Tess Henley.

Admission:

David Choi / Tess Henley

Thursday / April 30, 2015 / 9:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter David Choi performs with soul singer-songwriter Tess Henley.

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Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Tuesday / May 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Piano faculty Jennifer Elowsky-Fox presents classical chamber music, featuring four-hand piano and piano with other instruments.

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Tuesday / May 5, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocal jazz ensembles will perform original arrangements as well as the music of groups such as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Real Group, the Swingle Singers, Take Six, and more.

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Tuesday / May 5, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocal jazz ensembles will perform original arrangements as well as the music of groups such as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Real Group, the Swingle Singers, Take Six, and more.

Admission: Free

Shelby Lynne Clinic

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne will give an informal talk about her career path, songwriting process, philosophy, and her record label, Everso Records. 

Admission: Free

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