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.

 

Ring Dem Bells

Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jubilee Spirit is back for another rich experience of African American pre-gospel choral singing, including everything from slaves songs and chants to SATB arrangements from the best of African American composers and arrangers.

Admission: Free

Write of Spring 2020

Wednesday / February 26, 2020 / 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 27th year, featuring exciting new music encompassing all realms of jazz.

Admission: Free

Studio Two: A Tribute to the Beatles

Thursday / February 27, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Alumni group Studio Two performs music by the Beatles before they stormed America.

Admission: Free

Music Therapy Department Spring Symposium

Friday / February 28, 2020 / 8:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Don't miss the Music Therapy Department's annual spring symposium.

Admission: Free

Movie Musicals

Tuesday / March 3, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for an evening of songs, duets, ensembles, and dance from movie musicals past and present. From Singing in the Rain to The Greatest Showman, you will hear top talent from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students.

Admission: Free

Jazz Violin Summit

Thursday / March 5, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by violinist Jason Anick, the Jazz Violin Summit showcases and celebrates the talents of jazz violin faculty and top students at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

International Women’s Day Teach-In

Friday / March 6, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

With sessions ranging from unrepresented identities in the music industry to a social justice mixer, the International Women’s Day Teach-In provides space for students to interact with each other and professionals in the field, celebrating the important activist work of all involved.

Admission: Free

New Sounds, New Words, New Rep

Monday / March 9, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy an evening of music featuring repertoire from the Post-1960 Jazz Project, directed by Voice Department faculty Lisa Thorson. Compositions, which include arrangements and new works by the ensemble, Berklee faculty, and students, traverse the broad landscape of jazz and improvisational music.

Admission: Free

The Peace and Justice Arts Cafe

Thursday / March 12, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Liberal arts professor Linda J. Chase will direct the Peace and Justice Arts Cafe, featuring music, dance, and theater students speaking out for justice and engaging in dialogue through diverse styles of performative expression.

Admission: Free

Visiting Scholar Ensemble Concert: Billy Childs—Into the Light

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Billy Childs, the 2019–2020 Ken Pullig Visiting Scholar in Jazz Studies and a Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger, presents an ensemble that includes students from the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department. The ensemble is co-led by professor Daniel Ian Smith.

Admission: Free

Apostolos with Friends and Enemies

Tuesday / March 24, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Classical guitarist Apostolos Paraskevas, joined by an array of amazing artists, performs music for solo and chamber ensemble.

Admission: Free

Woodwind Concert

Wednesday / March 25, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy performances by faculty and students from the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a master class/clinic on Indian classical music, presented by a renowned artist from India.

Admission: Free

Mandolin Mashup

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 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 performance features mandolins, mandolas, fiddles, and guitars, with styles ranging from Bach to bluegrass and jazz.

Admission: Free

Composer Sinfonietta

Tuesday / March 31, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Composer Sinfonietta is a vital, community-based model for contemporary music creation consisting of composers/performers who join to write and perform new music for the chamber orchestra formation, including winds, brass, strings, piano, and percussion.

Admission: Free

Arranging for Songwriters Showcase

Wednesday / April 1, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Arranging for Songwriters Showcase features original songs written and arranged by students for a full rhythm section, with strings, horns, and background vocalists highlighting the arrangements of talented songwriters in an array of musical styles and genres.

Admission: Free

Arranging for Songwriters Showcase

Wednesday / April 1, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Arranging for Songwriters Showcase features original songs written and arranged by students for a full rhythm section, with strings, horns, and background vocalists highlighting the arrangements of talented songwriters in an array of musical styles and genres.

Admission: Free

Zhuoyuntong (Amy) Wu’s Senior Recital

Monday / April 6, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Zhuoyuntong (Amy) Wu, dual majoring in marimba performance and music business/management at Berklee College of Music, presents her senior recital, featuring contemporary marimba music.

Admission: Free

Improvisation Workshop

Monday / April 6, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by Ashlee Varner, associate voice professor at Berklee College of Music, this presentation will explore strategies for practicing vocal improvisation. All levels of improvisers are welcome.

Admission: Free

Bruno Råberg: New Music for Big Band

Monday / April 6, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Bassist and composer Bruno Råberg presents a program of original works for big band.

Admission: Free

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