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.

 

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students enrolled in Marimba Ensembles 2 and 3, Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab perform a wide variety of music they have prepared throughout the semester. The performances are directed by Nancy Zeltsman.

Admission: Free

Berklee Celtic Vocal Ensemble: The Holly Bears the Crown

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Eight of Berklee College of Music’s finest vocalists present a musical journey through the British Isles, Ireland, and the Canadian Maritimes, featuring gorgeous ballads, bawdy tales, and rousing sea shanties. This preholiday celebration enlists the talents of a nine-piece Celtic band.

Admission: Free

Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hey Rim Jeon, associate professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, leads a solo piano concert featuring students from her course, Solo Piano Improvisations of Keith Jarrett, as well as from her private studio.

Admission: Free

Art of Reinvention Class Concert

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Peter Eldridge’s Art of Reinvention class perform arrangements developed over the course of the semester with a full rhythm section and Eldridge on piano.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy beautiful piano ensemble music, from Bach through present day, led by Berklee College of Music professor Jennifer Elowsky-Fox.

Admission: Free

Groovalicious

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of students from the Voice Department.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Strings Ensemble

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a concert of traditional music for bowed strings from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, North Africa, and more.

Admission: Free

Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting Class Concert

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Peter Eldridge’s Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting class perform original tunes created from class assignments.

Admission: Free

Fusion Nouveau 2020

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

Fusion Nouveau, a band offering a blend of influences from early and contemporary fusion and classic horn band styles, presents the music of Bob Pilkington. Most of the band’s members are Berklee College of Music faculty.

Admission: Free

Tim Ray Trio

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Pianist Tim Ray presents a set of original compositions and arrangements from his new trio recording, which features John Patitucci on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums.

Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet

Wednesday / January 29, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mivos Quartet performs a concert of new music.

Admission: Free

Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra Performs the Music of Women in Jazz

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

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, a local big band led by Berklee College of Music faculty member Ayn Inserto, will perform compositions by the bandleader and new arrangements of other compositions by women in jazz.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

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

The Composition Department presents an evening of original works by faculty composers from Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Plenty Good Room: A Ongoing Celebration of the Concert Music of African American Composers

Thursday / February 13, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The next installment in a series of concerts of music by trailblazing African American composers whose works challenge and enrich the classical canon, this concert is cosponsored by Africana Studies and the Voice Department.

Admission: Free

Mediterranean Music Institute Spring Concert

Tuesday / February 18, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy a concert of Mediterranean music featuring artists, students, and faculty from the region. The concert is led by two Mediterranean Music Institute leaders: artistic director Javier Limón and executive director Matthew Nicholl.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott’s Jazz Vocal Series

Thursday / February 20, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Jazz vocalists perform jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by a Berklee College of Music faculty rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

Zodiac Trio Premieres Music by Boston Composers

Monday / February 24, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Zodiac Trio will present a concert of new music by faculty from Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the New England Conservatory, and Tufts University.

Admission: Free

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 / 7:20 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

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

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