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.

 

Self-Accompanying Techniques Recital

Tuesday / April 7, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert features students from Ashlee Varner’s Self-Accompanying Techniques class.

Admission: Free

The Education Collective: Music Education Department Recital

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

Each semester, students and faculty from the Music Education Department present an eclectic program that includes original student work and student-led ensembles, as well as short “Ed Talks” on the topic of music education.

Admission: Free

Spring Flutes, Winds, and Piano

Wednesday / April 8, 2020 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Enjoy 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

Swing and Surf

Wednesday / April 8, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Led by Bobby Stanton, this concert is a combination of two guitar ensembles: the Western Swing and Surf ensembles. The repertoire will be the best of both genres, arranged for several guitars and rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Earthapalooza 2020

Friday / April 10, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

At Berklee’s annual Earth Day celebration, student bands perform original music about the environment, alternating with faculty and guest speakers.

Admission: Free

Fran and Marti’s Violin and Piano Extravaganza

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

Berklee College of Music faculty members Francine Trester and Marti Epstein perform old and new works for violin and piano.

Admission: Free

Improvisation Ensemble Showcase

Tuesday / April 14, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a showcase of a mixed styles improvisation ensemble led by Berklee College of Music voice instructor Sarah Kervin.

Admission: Free

Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra in Concert

Tuesday / April 14, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, composed of the best jazz instrumentalists at Berklee College of Music, plays the top original jazz compositions by the finest writers on campus.

Admission: Free

Processional Award Playoff

Thursday / April 16, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Three student finalists present their processional brass band compositions in a playoff conducted by Berklee College of Music composition professor Julius Williams.

Admission: Free

Berklee Urban Service Awards

Saturday / April 25, 2020 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Berklee Urban Service Awards (BUSA) celebrate Berklee students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partner organizations who perform social change in the Greater Boston area, and honors people who make a difference in Boston communities.

Admission: Free

LATE, a New Musical by Kathleen Cahill and Michael Wartofsky

Friday / May 1, 2020 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

[Content warning: School shootings.] LATE is a mainly sung-through musical in three parts, revolving around a seemingly ordinary morning in the life of nine high school students getting ready for school. It’s an ordinary day—until it isn’t.

Admission: Free

Singapalooza!

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Jeannie Gagné’s Rehearsal Techniques for Vocalists class perform a blend of original and classic songs with an all-star band.

Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students perform small ensemble works in a variety of styles centering on mallet percussion instruments.

Admission: Free

The Funkestra

Monday / May 4, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Berklee College of Music associate professor Mimi Rabson presents the Funkestra, featuring a fun evening of familiar music played by string-playing friends.

Admission: Free

Writing Out Our Lives

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students perform original songs written over the course of the semester in the course Vocal Perspectives on Songwriting 2 (PSVC-441). The music is written by Paula Cole and the performance is directed by course instructor Darcel Wilson.

Admission: Free

A Cappella Recital

Tuesday / May 5, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for Voices in Motion, an a cappella recital led by Joey Blake.

Admission: Free

Creating a One-Person Show

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

Directed by associate professor of voice Ana Guigui, this performance features Berklee College of Music students enrolled in PSVC-P171 Creating a One-Person Show performing their extraordinary life stories in an intimate and personal setting.

Admission: Free

The Ensemble Pianist

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

Enjoy beautiful classical ensemble music involving piano, from Baroque through contemporary.

Admission: Free

Vocal Perspectives of Songwriting Class Concert

Wednesday / May 6, 2020 / 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

Satellite of Qantara: A Musical Expedition

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

Qantara, which means arch in Arabic, brings to life a vision for the fusion of world jazz, Middle Eastern, western classical, and Latin American music in a way that transcends the boundaries of genre and geography.

Admission: Free

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