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.

 

bittymacbeth: Funk Soul Sister

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

Beth Yap, a.k.a. bittymacbeth, debuts new tunes—throwing more electroacoustic elements into the mix—backed by a five-piece ensemble.

Admission: Free

Soojin Park

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

Drummer Soojin Park will perform jazz standard tunes and original compositions with her friends.

Admission: Free

Santiago Orozco Presents: Ozean Skye

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

Led by guitarist/vocalist Santiago Orozco, Ozean Skye bridges the styles of alternative and modern progressive rock.

Admission: Free

Ric at Berklee

Friday / February 23, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Ricardo Gomez and friends will perform indie, alternative, and songwriter music that he has developed and arranged after four semesters at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Jay Hoon Ryu: Time Stands

Friday / February 23, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Trumpet principal Jay Hoon Ryu presents a mixture of standards and modern tunes, focusing especially on compositions of past and current trumpet players. 

Admission: Free

Solomon Alber and Wilfie Williams Quartet

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

The Solomon Alber and Wilfie Williams Quartet present the music of Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Garrett, Joanne Brackeen, and others. The lineup features tenor saxophone, piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: Free

Nikolai Mishchenko

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

Nikolai Mishchenko is a jazz and classical pianist and composer. In this concert, he presents standards and original music in jazz trio, quartet, and quintet.

Admission: Free

Joy Shechter Quintet

Tuesday / February 27, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Joy Shechter and his quintet present original compositions and arrangements of folk music.

Admission: Free

Master Class with Amal Markus

Wednesday / February 28, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join us for this unique clinic with leading Palestinian vocalist and actress Amal Murkus, who will share her remarkable journey as an artist and political activist, as well as the motivations and ideas behind her rich musical projects. 

Admission: Free

Georgeta Seserman

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

Georgeta Seserman says goodbye to Berklee and her career in Boston as she performs her final show, which will include original musical theater works, classics, obscure numbers, and fun duets.

Admission: Free

João Perrusi: Self-Portrait

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

Guitarist João Perrusi will take listeners on a journey of Brazilian music, spanning from rock to modern jazz. The concert, which will feature unreleased original compositions, will reflect his deeper side. 

Admission: Free

Stacey Kelleher

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

Stacey Kelleher presents original pop songs that are set to appear on her debut EP, scheduled for release in spring 2018.

Admission: Free

Alec Graham and the BackBay five

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

Bassist Alec Graham presents a set of original music with arrangements of jazz standards.

Admission: Free

Soojung Lee Quartet

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

Alto saxophonist Soojung Lee presents music by her favorite musicians, as well as original compositions, in a quartet setting.  

Admission: Free

Kristopher Wong: The Canvas Collective

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

The Canvas Collective is an alternative/indie band formed in October 2016. The band features songs that reflect members' personal lives and growth.

Admission: Free

Shimon Gambourg: 23

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

Composer and producer Shimon Gambourg presents new compositions. The jazz bassist will be introducing synthesizers into his quartet's acoustic sound.

Admission: Free

The Cotones

Tuesday / March 6, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Cotones, formerly known as the Detours, are a Boston-based, indie/alternative rock band influenced by artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie.

Admission: Free

Julia Merel

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

Julia Merel presents a combination of rock 'n' roll covers and originals featuring guitar, drums, bass, piano, and voice.

Admission: Free

Emery Mesich Quartet

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

Saxophonist Emery Mesich presents a collection of original compositions. 

Admission: Free

Pedro Barboza: Afro-Venezuelan Music

Thursday / March 8, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Using Afro-Venezuelan rhythms, guitarist and composer Pedro Barboza will present different study techniques and strategies for the research and development of a personal music style with tools to fit any genre.

Admission: Free

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