Berk Recital Hall

The Lee and Alma Berk Recital Hall is located on the ground floor at the 1140 Boylston Street building. It was named in honor of Berklee's founder Lawrence Berk and his wife Alma. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, including faculty concerts, senior concerts, and visiting artist clinics and master classes. 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.

Event Dates
Friday / January 28, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Funk Machine is a collective that aims to take groove and turn it on its head, pushing the boundaries of what is ordinarily considered “funky.” The group is greatly influenced by Parliament, Frank Zappa, Earth, Wind & Fire, and so many more.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 1, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Chris Peters leads a variety show performing various works that he has arranged and written while at Berklee.

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 2, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Singer-songwriter Aashna performs originals that combine intimate ballads with fun, upbeat indie-pop tunes.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Thursday / February 3, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Songwriter and producer Zhuyin Zhang presents The Spring of YIN, a project combining pop, R&B, disco, and funk with a EDM flavor. This recital will feature original composition and arrangements of Zhuyin's original songs.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Friday / February 4, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

BrezTet will play original music composed by the members of the group. 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Friday / February 4, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Auro presents unplugged versions of her originals and some meaningful covers, creating an intimate, acoustic feel conveying the essence of who she is as an artist.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Monday / February 7, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Join Aarya Ganesan, a composer and songwriter from India, for an evening of originals, world music, and arrangements of her favorite pop and R&B tunes, as well as music from her Indian roots. 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 8, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This concert will showcase songs that influenced Jay as a musician. He will sing songs in both Chinese and English.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Tuesday / February 8, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Vocalist Larry Perry presents an evening of soul and R&B music. Themes of love, authenticity, and change will be exemplified through the lens of covers as well as original songs. 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Wednesday / February 9, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Vocalist/cellist Savannah Bourke presents original compositions and arrangements of tunes in jazz, funk, and singer-songwriter styles. 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.

Past Events

Event Dates
Monday / August 2, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Longtime bassist Nick Francese performs jazz, rock, and classical music with a few friends.

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist and saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins shares his unique perspective on improvisation and composition. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 6:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist Immanuel Wilkins will play with and critique students in an open forum session. 

Event Dates
Thursday / September 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist and saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins discusses his career in music with topics ranging from the music community to record labels, management, social media, and more. 

Event Dates
Thursday / October 14, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Ricky Matute and El Sabor Collective present an hour of Latin music.

Event Dates
Friday / October 15, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Saxophonist and composer Nicole Glover presents music from her latest album. She also will share her perspective on improvisation and her career as a touring musician.

Event Dates
Monday / October 18, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Singer-songwriter Gayathri Krishnan presents Create to Express, a set of original songs and covers in a combination of Carnatic (the classical South Indian music system), R&B, and neo-soul styles.

Event Dates
Tuesday / October 19, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Rescheduled
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Chinese Traditional Music Club presents a concert of traditional folk and new music in solo and small ensemble formats. The performance will feature the work of student composers and arrangers, played on traditional Chinese instruments.

Event Dates
Tuesday / October 19, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Giorgio Albanese Group aims to explore different sounds and utilize them within the timbral alchemy of contemporary jazz. The group creates an energy and freedom that act as a blueprint for a musical performance, alternating between original compositions and reinterpretations of jazz standards. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / October 20, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Chilean songwriter Javier Arriagada will showcase a list of songs that mix early rock to modern-day synthesizers and samples in creative and inspirational way.