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.

 

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 / 12:40 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

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

New York Brass Quintet in Concert at Berklee

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

The New York Brass Quintet will play a concert at Berklee.

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

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

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

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

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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