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.

 

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea in Concert

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Piano faculty Tim Ray leads a concert of jazz selections made famous by the legendary jazz pianists and composers Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Jarrett. 

Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This program features classical string chamber music, including three string quartets and a cello quartet. Featured composers include Mendelssohn, Corelli, the Beatles, the Danish String Quartet, and Debussy.

Admission: Free

Donghee’s Senior Recital

Wednesday / December 19, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Donghee Kim’s senior recital features mixed genres of jazz, neo-soul, R&B, and pop, along with original music.

Admission: Free

Piano/Vocalist Recital

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Students of Daniela Schächter will perform, playing and singing covers and originals.

Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The fall concert of the Eclectic Electrics features contemporary jazz for five guitars and a rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble

Thursday / December 20, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Voice faculty member Jamie Lynn Hart directs the Pop/Rock/Country Ensemble in a concert featuring solo and group performances from students with a staff rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Daniel “Sky” Szczepanski: Interlude to the Sky Summit

Friday / January 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Trumpeter Daniel “Sky” Szczepanski presents original compositions.

Admission: Free

Unha e Carne: A Brazilian Guitar Night

Wednesday / January 30, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Brazilian guitarist Hugo Alves performs a solo evening of Brazilian music. His influences include Guinga, Dominguinhos, Hélio Delmiro, Marcus Tardelli, and Chico Buarque. Alves will perform his own arrangements and interpretations of unique songs.

Admission: Free

Lorenzo Bellini Trio

Friday / February 1, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lorenzo Bellini, an Italian pianist, singer, and composer, presents a set of original songs and covers imbued with blues, soul, jazz, and pop. 

Admission: Free

Nelly

Friday / February 1, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Nelly, joined by her band, presents an evening of original music. The recital also includes covers that feature a different take on popular songs that we all know and love, influenced by jazz.

Admission: Free

Claire Mulvaney, Featuring Women Musicians Network

Friday / February 1, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Guitarist Claire Mulvaney presents pop, rock, jazz, and R&B, accompanied by a group featuring members of the Women Musicians Network.

Admission: Free

It Takes Two: An Evening of Broadway Duets

Monday / February 4, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Returning to his roots in musical theater, Samuel Dantowitz presents a set of story-driven contemporary musical theater duets.

Admission: Free

Matteo Salvatori Quintet

Wednesday / February 6, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Matteo Salvatori Quintet performs a set of original songs and covers, combining modern pop and rock with a vintage flavor.

Admission: Free

Milo

Wednesday / February 6, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drummer Milo, a.k.a. Milosz Berdzik, and his band present a unique blend of hip-hop, electronic, and modern jazz.

Admission: Free

Zack Lamb: Discovery

Thursday / February 7, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Zack Lamb is a bass player from the Finger Lakes region of New York. This recital will feature a variety of music from styles such as funk, R&B, jazz, Latin, and fusion, and will feature covers, arrangements, and original compositions. 

Admission: Free

Ilya Blazh Quintet

Thursday / February 7, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drum set principal Ilya Blazh presents original compositions and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Hidemi Akaiwa’s Quartet Project

Friday / February 8, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Japanese pianist Hidemi Akaiwa performs a set of original pieces and jazz standards in a combination of jazz, classical, global music, and even Japanese aesthetics.

Admission: Free

Tribute to Women in Jazz

Friday / February 8, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Women in Jazz Collective at Berklee College of Music pays tribute to women in jazz.

Admission: Free

Maya the Golden: Letters to My Lost Lovers

Monday / February 11, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Pop singer Maya the Golden hosts an intimate release concert to debut her forthcoming EP Letters to My Lost Lovers.

Admission: Free

Brianna Nelson

Monday / February 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vocalist and guitarist Brianna Nelson is a folk (boho) and pop artist with earthy roots, a storyteller style of songwriting, and poppy melodies.

Admission: Free

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