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.

 

Yuta Fukuhara and Friends

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drummer and composer Yuta Fukuhara presents a set of original compositions and arrangements of covers in jazz styles.

Admission: Free

Yifu Sun and Qingyao Cui Electronic Duo

Wednesday / November 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Electronic producers Yifu Sun and Qingyao Cui present a live electronic set of original music inspired by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Amon Tobin, Hecq, and Vangelis, among others.

Admission: Free

Vince de Leon: Compositions of a Non-Comp Major

Thursday / November 14, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Vince de Leon presents original chamber music performed by a company of friends to retrospectively celebrate Halloween. The pieces are influenced by compositional techniques and sounds of film music, black metal, and more.

Admission: Free

Qingyao Cui: Bamboo Tree

Friday / November 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Bamboo Tree, an electronic music duo led by drum set principal Qingyao Cui, presents organic electronic music.

Admission: Free

Yoshiko Matsunaga

Monday / November 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Japanese singer-songwriter Yoshiko Matsunaga performs a set of original songs and covers in pop and R&B styles.

Admission: Free

Alex Formento’s Senior Recital

Monday / November 25, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Bluegrass guitarist Alex Formento performs a set of originals and traditional fiddle tunes, with special guests.

Admission: Free

Eldridge Duos

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

Enjoy the art of the duo, in which chosen students coarrange and perform tunes with voice faculty Peter Eldridge, using only two voices, piano, and possibly percussion.

Admission: Free

Christian Iman

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

Vocalist Christian Iman presents her first and only headlining show at Berklee College of Music, featuring R&B hits of the past and present, as well as original music.

Admission: Free

Samuel Smith’s Senior Recital

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

Samuel Smith, a Berklee College of Music senior majoring in bass performance and music business/management, performs jazz originals and arrangements, featuring a variety of stylistic influences from his time at the college.

Admission: Free

Chris Kross: Criollo Vibes

Monday / December 9, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Aruban guitarist Chris Kross presents an evening of dynamic compositions with criollo vibrations.

Admission: Free

Yohei Kambe: Henken’s Habit

Tuesday / December 10, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Yohei Kambe and his jam band play funk and jazz music.

Admission: Free

Brayden Bradford’s Senior Recital

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

Guitarist and vocalist Brayden Bradford performs a set of newly imagined jazz and pop standards.

Admission: Free

The Weydt Is Over

Thursday / December 12, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Guitarist Joseph Weydt performs a set of original songs and covers in a range of styles.

Admission: Free

Soojin Park: Work in Progress

Friday / December 13, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Joined by her favorite musicians, drummer Soojin Park performs her senior recital, featuring jazz standards and arrangements of pop songs with a jazz flavor.

Admission: Free

Noam Tanzer’s Senior Recital

Monday / December 16, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

In his final semester at Berklee College of Music, Noam Tanzer presents various original compositions and arrangements.

Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars

Tuesday / December 17, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Be-Bop Guitars student guitar ensemble features five of the finest guitarists at Berklee College of Music and a rhythm section performing arrangements and compositions written specifically for the group in jazz, Latin, and blues styles.

Admission: Free

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea in Concert

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This concert features Tim Ray, associate professor of piano at Berklee College of Music, and student pianists from his class, The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea, performing original material composed by these three giants of jazz piano, as well as standard tunes associated with them.

Admission: Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Wednesday / December 18, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

This program includes performances of classical string chamber music by composers such as Shostakovich, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, performed by Berklee College of Music student chamber music groups.

Admission: Free

Piano/Vocalist Recital: Christmas Concert

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 1:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Faculty pianist and vocalist Daniela Schachter leads a group of selected students who will perform Christmas tunes—or originals inspired by the holiday—using techniques learned in class. Students will explore different grooves and styles, with a personal touch.

Admission: Free

The Eclectic Electrics

Thursday / December 19, 2019 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The Eclectic Electrics Artist Ensemble has been an active performing group at Berklee College of Music for more than 20 years. It features some of the college's finest guitarists and rhythm section players.

Admission: Free

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