Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Located in the 1140 Boylston Street building, the Oliver Colvin Recital Hall is an 86-seat venue at the heart of Berklee's performance action. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, including faculty concerts, senior concerts, and visiting artist clinics and master classes. Most Berklee students lead their first concert in this hall and it is their introduction to performing at the college. Events are free and open to the public, giving the Boston community an opportunity to hear the rich and diverse talent that resides on campus.

 

Jack Schwenke Quintet: Tribute to Great Female Jazz Singers

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Bassist Jack Schwenke pays tribute to the great music of female jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and others. This quintet features many of their signature tunes and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Misha Bogomolov's ArtHouse

Monday / October 22, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Misha Bogomolov's ArtHouse is an international collaboration featuring Aleksi Godard, Donghwan Seo, Drew Bunge, and a worldly blend of essential writings.

Admission: Free

Kevin Gao Quintet

Wednesday / October 24, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In his first recital, drummer Kevin Gao and his quintet will perform traditional and modern jazz tunes written by composers such as Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, and Ornette Coleman.

Admission: Free

Vik Bam’s Amazing and Fun Recital

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vikram Bam presents an afternoon of singer-songwriter and instrumental fusion.

Admission: Free

Rosina Scampino: Slippers

Thursday / October 25, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Slippers is a trio featuring Eric Nakanishi on alto saxophone, Tyler Wagner on bass, and Rosina Scampino on drums. It plays original compositions, arrangements, and standards.

Admission: Free

Brandon Xue's Classical Jazz Quartet

Friday / October 26, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Pianist Brandon Xue and his quartet will present a selection of Western classical music from the common practice period in a jazz setting.

Admission: Free

Esen-Banar Duo

Friday / October 26, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drum set principal Berker Banar presents an evening of free, improvised music.

Admission: Free

Cassidy Rose Welsh: Make Believe

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This Halloween-esque musical theater recital allows participants to become who they aren't, featuring songs from roles that Cassidy Rose Welsh loved but never could do.

Admission: Free

C_Pet: Electrocussion

Monday / October 29, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In his first solo performance, Chris Petty debuts his project C_Pet. The recital features original compositions and arrangements of covers ranging in style from electronic to jazz.

Admission: Free

Karen Shiraishi Trio and Guests

Tuesday / October 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Karen Shiraishi and her trio play standards, originals, and tunes by Wayne Shorter and Thelonious Monk.

Admission: Free

Joonhee Park: Halloween Dance Party

Wednesday / October 31, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Acclaimed contemporary writing and production students Joonhee Park and Jihyun Jane Lee will showcase original songs and a few covers in their unique style—with special costumes.

Admission: Free

Oleander: The Carousel

Thursday / November 1, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Oleander is an experimental songwriting project developed by Ania Kokocinski that incorporates video work, electronics, and acoustic instrumentation.

Admission: Free

Wilfie Williams Trio

Thursday / November 1, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Wilfie Williams Trio performs repertoire from Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Garrett, and other contemporary jazz artists.

Admission: Free

Jeongweon Lee II

Friday / November 2, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Jeongweon Lee presents orginal songs influenced by classical music, gospel, and jazz.

Admission: Free

Ansonia

Friday / November 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Ansonia is an indie electropop duo that aims to humanize computer-based music and deepen the ties between analog and digital.

Admission: Free

Hatsune Hirakura Fabulous Trio +1

Monday / November 5, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Pianist Hatsune Hirakura presents original compositions and jazz standard arrangements.

Admission: Free

Jazz Up Dat Mando-Pop

Monday / November 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Taiwanese singer and arranger Jason Buo-Shu Huang, joined by Berklee College of Music friends, remakes Mando-pop songbooks in jazz and multiple new styles.

Admission: Free

Tribute To Soda Stereo

Wednesday / November 7, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Guitar principal Alejandro Viramontes pays homage to one of the greatest Latin rock bands of all time.

Admission: Free

The Evolution of Mexican Music

Thursday / November 8, 2018 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This master class will focus on how Mexican vocal music has evolved from the pre-Hispanic age to today.

Admission: Free

Felipe Cemim Quartet Plays Baden Powell

Thursday / November 8, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Felipe Cemim and his quartet will perform the music of Baden Powell, a Brazilian guitarist and composer responsible for a musical modality called Afro-Sambas, which mixes elements of the samba, bossa nova, and Brazilian religions of African origin.

Admission: Free

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