Events

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / October 1, 2018 / 11:30 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy an evening of original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Society of Composers Concert

Thursday / October 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy this concert of original music by Berklee College of Music student composers.
Admission: Free

Takumi Kakimoto and Friends

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Composer and pianist Takumi Kakimoto will present his recent compositions in various settings with top student musicians from Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

JACK Quartet Reading of Music by Berklee Student Composers

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The famed JACK Quartet ensemble will read and record original music by Berklee College of Music student composers.
Admission: Free

JACK Quartet in Concert

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The famed JACK Quartet presents a concert of new music, including works by Berklee College of Music student composers.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Festival Concert

Wednesday / November 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Students from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music will perform live original chamber music.
Admission: Free

Italy 20/21

Thursday / November 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Enjoy an evening of new Italian music for solo piano with pianist Miriam Conti.
Admission: Free

Contemporary Techniques Concert

Wednesday / December 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department presents the best piece from the Contemporary Techniques I and II classes.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Thursday / January 24, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy an evening of original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

Neither/Nor Performs New Works by Richard Carrick

Tuesday / February 5, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Enjoy world premieres by Richard Carrick for large ensemble, featuring Berklee College of Music student performers and special guests.
Admission: Free

Best Inventions Plus 2018

Monday / March 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student counterpoint projects from Counterpoint courses from the previous year.
Admission: Free

Classical Guitarists among Wolves

Thursday / March 14, 2019 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Apostolos Paraskevas and guest guitarists from around the world deliver a celebration of classical guitar.
Admission: Free

Shizuka Viola Duo Presents Music Composed by Berklee Faculty

Thursday / March 28, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The viola duo Shizuka, composed of Sam Kelder and Hannah Nicholas, present a concert of music by Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty composers, including Andrew List, Marti Epstein, Yoon-Ji lee, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, and Eun Young Lee.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Awards Concert

Wednesday / April 3, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Bookstore
1090 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This concert features original works of award-winning students from the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music.
Admission: Free

ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX

Tuesday / May 7, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX is a contemporary music and multimedia group led by Peyman Farzinpour, an assistant professor of composition at Berklee College of Music. The group will present a multimedia concert featuring the music of Rebecca Saunders and Farzinpour.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Indie/Classical Music of Larry Thomas Bell

Wednesday / June 20, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Pianist Larry Thomas Bell performs new indie and classical works in preparation for his performance at the 2018 World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, Croatia, on July 14.
Admission: Free

Composition Directed Study Concert

Wednesday / May 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
This concert features original modern chamber works by Berklee College of Music composition majors.
Admission: Free

Maria Schneider on Composing

Thursday / April 19, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Composition Department visiting artist Maria Schneider discusses her creative process with chair Richard Carrick.
Admission: Free

Contemporary Techniques Concert

Wednesday / April 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
The Composition Department presents a selection of the best projects from Contemporary Techniques classes, including works by Samuel Dixon, William So, Pedro Osuna, Frank Albrecht, Jacquelyn Hazle, Yotam Ishay, Noa Beazley, Gabrielle Liriano, John McCarthy, and Wes Anderson.
Admission: Free

Commencement Processional Composition

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Student finalists of the Commencement Processional Composition Competition will have their pieces read by the faculty processional band. A winner will be chosen at the end of the reading.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Awards Concert

Wednesday / March 28, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Enjoy a concert of newly composed student chamber pieces selected by Composition Department faculty. 
Admission: Free

Victory at Arnot

Thursday / March 15, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Tony nominee Maureen Brennan, a professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, is backed by live music as she tells the true story of Mother Jones and her pot-and-pan brigade of 1899.
Admission: Free

loadbang

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
New York City–based loadbang, a dynamic and inventive chamber music group, performs.
Admission: Free

Harmony Too!

Tuesday / February 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Harmony Too! features faculty performances of the best student projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 26, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert features original works by faculty from the Composition Department at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Composition Directed Study Concert

Wednesday / December 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Students from the Composition Department at Berklee present original chamber music.
Admission: Free

High Frequency Wind

Monday / November 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
Directed by flutist Orlando Cela, assistiant professor in the Composition Department at Berklee, this event features the latest and bravest works from faculty and students.
Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet Residency Concert

Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Composition Department hosts the internationally acclaimed Mivos Quartet to perform Brian Ferneyhough’s breathtaking and virtuosic String Quartet No. 2 alongside student and faculty works.
Admission: Free

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic

Monday / October 23, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This modern classical protest concert will be performed in memory of Composition Department professor Vuk Kulenovic, who passed away April 10, 2017.
Admission: Free

Society of Composers Concert

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert will feature original chamber music composed by students from the Society of Composers, the only collective of undergraduate student composers at Berklee.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Concert

Monday / September 25, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Join us for the biannual faculty concert of the Composition Department, performed by a mix of faculty and distinguished guests.
Admission: Free

New Music for Viola and Piano

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States
New Music for Viola and Piano with David Wallace and Larry Bell will feature the world premiere of Bell's Newtown Variations.
Admission: Free