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
Tuesday / July 5, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This concert will showcase re-arrangements of Taiwanese classic songs in different genres, including funk, acoustic, samba, bossa nova, and folk. We aim to explore all possibilities of genre fusion and promote Taiwanese and Asian culture at Berklee.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / July 7, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Ambient-folk songwriter and keytarist Emi McSwain performs a set of original meditative and reflective music. She will use live-looping techniques, soundscapes, and a full band.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / July 8, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Abel Puerta is a songwriter, arranger, and guitar player from Peru. He will perform some of the works he has arranged and composed during his years at Berklee in a variety of styles, like progressive rock, samba, disco, hip hop, funk, and pop.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / July 11, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Vocalist, songwriter, and arranger Morgan Starner will perform a set of funk, pop, and gospel originals and covers alongside her band.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / July 11, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

In this recital, Giovanni Piacentini will be performing original music and his own arrangements of memorable movie themes and standards. The performance will feature an outstanding and versatile rhythm section and incredible special guests on wind instruments.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / July 11, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Mexican singer-songwriter Daniela Gómez performs an English and Spanish set of original songs and covers in a combination of electroacoustic folk, pop, jazz, and live looping.

Event Dates
Tuesday / July 12, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Organist Mealson Wang will take listeners on a musical journey using very wrong harmony and bad arrangements. A portion of the recital will be traditional music that might make all of your ancestors cry. Join Wang and enjoy an hour filled with humor and laughter. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / July 12, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

In her recital, vocalist Shan Kam examines what the space between suffering and death is.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / July 13, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Esther Lee Duo presents arrangements of contemporary gospel songs.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / July 13, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

ASEAN (Southeast Asian) is a group of jazz composers at Berklee. This performance will debut an array of original jazz compositions showcasing a cross-cultural collaboration between different Asian countries rarely seen at Berklee.

Admission
Free

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.