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
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.

Admission
Free
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. 

Admission
Free
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.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 21, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Presented by the Piano Department, this master class is offered to both performers and composers and will present perspectives on how to write and perform using odd meters. There will be a trio performance at the end of the workshop, led by faculty member Leo Blanco.
 

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 / October 21, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Neal Itzler leads an ensemble playing guitar-driven contemporary jazz classics and original compositions, supported by the stellar rhythm section of Professor Dave Weigert and Tony Vaughn. 
 

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 / October 25, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

R&B singer-songwriters Bri Joi and Kirlisa perform original music and covers in a co-headlined show.

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 / October 26, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

J.J is a Korean American singer-songwriter in her last year at Berklee. She will perform original music and some covers by artists who inspire her, with the support/accompaniment of her most talented friends.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / October 27, 2021 / 6:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States
The New Composers String Quartet will present a reading and recording session of original compositions by Berklee student composers.
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 / October 28, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Innovator Sheldon Dingwall, who pioneered the "fan fret" design for bass, will shed light on the design process and efficient bass setup, and will answers questions from the audience during this rare glimpse inside what it takes to bring an instrument to market. 

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.

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.