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.

 

Chi-Lung Hsieh: The Journey

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

Drum set principal Chi-Lung Hsieh and his band will present standards, arrangements, and music from his favorite musicians.

Admission: Free

The Summer Ends

Tuesday / September 11, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Summer Ends performs a high energy set of songs featured on its debut EP, Burden on Your Mind, filled with sing-along choruses and intricate musicianship.

Admission: Free

Herman Hampton Solo Violin Performance

Monday / September 17, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Herman Hampton, an associate professor in the Ensemble Department, will perform solo violin music from various genres.

Admission: Free

Doubler's Holiday

Tuesday / September 18, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Woodwind multi-instrumentalist Jeri Sykes and pianist David McGrory bring the tradition of “doubling,” common in jazz and theater, into the world of classical music in an evening of chamber music performed on a variety of instruments.

Admission: Free

Stewart Mitchell: Whoops

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

If you enjoy alternative pop music, don't miss Stewart Mitchell's recital of original music.

Admission: Free

Pengxiao Zhou

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

Chinese singer-songwriter Pengxiao Zhou performs a set of original songs and arrangements featuring a combination of pop, R&B, and funk.

Admission: Free

Verale: Hippie-Dippie, Free-Spirited, In-Your-Face Stuff

Friday / September 21, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Verale’s eclectic approach reflects many colors, sentiments, and cultures. Her vocal style combines elements of ’90s pop and soul, underpinned by jazzy and funky bass grooves.

Admission: Free

Lasya

Friday / September 21, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Lasya is a multifaceted, experimental musician who combines elements of ambient, electronic, Hindustani classical, and world fusion with frivolous improvisations on the bansuri and voice.

Admission: Free

Psychedelic Folk Sounds of Caleb Hickman and Friends

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

Guitar principal Caleb Hickman presents an hour of original psychedelic folk from his first two albums, as well as songs from his latest album, Who Is the Paisley Boy.

Admission: Free

Fernando Firmino: Electronic Jazz

Monday / September 24, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Fernando Firmino's recital will feature a mix of jazz, the music of young people decades ago, and electronic music, which is popular with today's youth.

Admission: Free

Courtney Riggs: A Place for Us

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

Led by vocalist Courtney Riggs, a group of friends and students will showcase original music that is a mixture of neo-soul, pop, R&B, and alternative.

Admission: Free

Kyu Won Kang: Unconsciousness Season 2

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

Pianist Kyu Won Kang presents Unconsciousness Season 2, featuring three international artists—a bassist, drummer, and pianist—gathering to share R&B ideas.

Admission: Free

Aizhou

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

Aizhou is a pop/rock singer-songwriter and pianist from Beijing, China. She and her band will present original songs and arrangements that she has written since enrolling at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Hannah Weiss

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

Hannah Weiss is a vocal principal at Berklee College of Music. In her recital, she will perform an R&B, soul, and funk repertoire ranging from Motown hits to modern tunes.

Admission: Free

Guan Hau Chen Project, Vol. 2

Thursday / September 27, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Heavily influenced by funk, R&B, hip-hop, and fusion, Guan Hau Chen presents his recital alongside his favorite musicians and friends.

Admission: Free

Mingyeong Kim Recital: First Step

Friday / September 28, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Piano principal Mingyeong Kim and her band present her original songs and jazz arrangements.

Admission: Free

Art Baden Quartet

Friday / September 28, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Art Baden presents original music and arrangements of popular jazz tunes. His original compositions feature jazz harmony with unusual sequences/changes, odd rhythms, and electronics such as EWI via Ableton, Roland Octapad. 

Admission: Free

Chloé Low

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

Trilingual Singaporean singer-songwriter Chloé Low presents a set of original songs encompassing tunes from her EP, written mainly in Mandarin Chinese. A quirky combination of jazz, rock, country, and pop ballad, her music hopes to transport you to another space.

Admission: Free

Ilya Blazh Quintet

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

Drum set principal Ilya Blazh and his quintet present contemporary jazz, featuring original music and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Camilo Perez Quartet

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

Camilo Perez presents his original songs in a quartet format. Although the compositions are heavily influenced by R&B and soul, they incorporate touches of modern jazz and Latin folklore.

Admission: Free

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