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.

 

The David Friend Recital Hall

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 16, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitar professor Thaddeus Hogarth presents Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase. 

Admission: Free

Raul Midón Record Release Show

Saturday / March 25, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is known as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices.

Admission: $30 in Advance / $35 Day of Show / $20 Student

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The David Friend Recital Hall

Annual Careerealism Event Presented by the Professional Music Department

Monday / March 27, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Professionals from all areas of the music industry will share their real-world stories and experiences about developing their careers in performing, managing, entrepreneurship, and more.

Admission: Free

The Chariot's a-Comin'

Wednesday / March 29, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Jubilee Spirit Ensemble convenes and tunes up to sing a cappella songs of slavery, freedom, and redemption.

Admission: Free

Songs for Social Change Concert

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Songs for Social Change Concert showcases the winners and runners-up of the Songs for Social Change Contest. 

Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Playoff

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In the Playoff for the 2017 Commencement Processional, the audience and band vote for their favorite.

Admission: Free

Metal Guitar Night

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee's top metal bands and guitar talent will be showcased in an evening guaranteed to be filled with fierce metal riffs and shred guitar pyrotechnics. 

Admission: Free

Professional Music Department Spring Showcase and Orientation

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Are you interested in professional music? Are you already a professional music major but have questions? Come learn more about all that the Professional Music Department and major has to offer in an open Q&A with Sean P. Hagon, chair of the department.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Lisa Hilton

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.
Acclaimed composer/pianist Lisa Hilton debuts new compositions from her 2017 release Day & Night, which was inspired by the lush melodies of Cole Porter, while connecting with the bluesy energy of Count Basie and Horace Silver.

Admission: $22 / $12 Student

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The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Monday / April 10, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) plays the works of the best student jazz composers with an ensemble of the finest jazz performers on campus. 

Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jackson Schultz, professor in the Jazz Composition Department at Berklee, leads this jazz band with music chosen from a competition of student composers and arrangers. 

Admission: Free

Spring Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a lively and varied program of music from around the world featuring the Berklee Flute Choir, and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, led by faculty member Wendy Rolfe. 

Admission: Free

Jon McLaughlin

Jon McLaughlin / Katrina Woolverton

Saturday / April 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Songwriter Jon McLaughlin was offered a role in the hit film Enchanted, performing a song that was later nominated for an Academy Award. Chart-topping singer-songwriter Katrina Woolverton will also perform.

Admission: $20 in advance / $22.50 general admission

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CANCELED: Free Improvisation Ensemble

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
The Strings Free Improvisation Ensemble performs new works of directed creation.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: The Funkestra

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
This show will feature strings players performing covers of their funky favorites.

Admission: Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students and faculty of the Music Education Department perform an eclectic program of music each semester.  

Admission: Free

Best of Jazz Composition Spring 2017

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department presents a concert by some of the finest jazz composition students at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

Terence Blanchard and His Ensembles in Concert

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Terence Blanchard is one of the world's leading jazz composers, film composers, and trumpeters. 

Admission: Free

The Phoebe Chou Experience: Stones and Bowls

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This recital features Phoebe Chou on total percussion, performing music by Avner Dorman, John Psathas, Ben Wahlund, Rihanna, and many more. 

Admission: Free

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