David Friend Recital Hall

The David Friend Recital Hall, located in the Genko Uchida building at 921 Boylston Street, is a semicircular performance space with a horseshoe-shaped balcony, designed by architect Shizuo Harada.

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 2, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Drummer Casey Scheuerell with George Garzone on tenor sax, Jeff Stout on trumpet, Gilson Schachnik on piano, and Bruce Gertz on bass run through a set of original and standard jazz. Come celebrate! 

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 / 7:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

In their new project, pianist Kevin Harris and trumpeter Jason Palmer seek to bring light and power by creating a musical reflection of the times we live in.

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 10, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Dean of the Professional Performance Division Ron Savage leads an all-star group in an evening of Black American music. Drawing from the African diaspora, this group of world-renowned musicians will touch on jazz, soul, and the spiritual roots Black American music.

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 14, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Postponed
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us in celebrating Valentine's Day with the womxn of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Representing many countries of the world, PZ-533 is led by professor Patricia Perez (Chile/Panama) to explore the concept of "jazz without patriarchy."
 

Event Dates
Tuesday / February 15, 2022 / 5:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The songwriting and performing virtuoso, Lily Marie Antonini (Lil-E), will be graduating from Berklee College of Music soon; but before she does, you can still see her perform more pop, dance, and even bilingual originals and covers in her senior showcase.

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 15, 2022 / 8:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Italian bassist Stefano Battaglia is a current student in the master's program at Berklee Global Jazz Institute. The SBand… Stefano Battaglia Band will perform original compositions he's written over the years, along with compositions from the American jazz tradition. 

 

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 16, 2022 / 1:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This clinic will cover mouthpiece technology, including how each part of the mouthpiece affects the instrument's sound.

Event Dates
Wednesday / February 16, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This Latin Vocal Series show is a new concert produced by Berklee alumna and voice faculty member Mar Fayos.

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 22, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This concert will feature new works by Berklee jazz composition faculty members, played by a 10-piece faculty band.
 

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 23, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This concert is a celebration of ancient Egypt through a contemporary lens. The program features four pieces composed by Andrew List and will include the world premiere of "Three Hymns to Ra for Solo Viola" and "Going Forth by Day for Countertenor, Viola, and Piano. The performers are Tai Oney, countertenor, Brett Deubner, viola, and Riko Higuma, piano. 

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
Thursday / July 8, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Canceled
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

David Thorne Scott presents songs from the Great American Songbook and original songs inspired musically by hard bop and lyrically by the Great Plains. 

Event Dates
Monday / July 19, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Rescheduled
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

EVENT is a progressive rock/electronic band with vocals in the style of Muse, Foo Fighters, and Nine Inch Nails.

Event Dates
Tuesday / September 21, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Composition Department faculty members will present their work in concert.

Event Dates
Sunday / September 26, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The 48-Hour Theater Project presents original, 10-minute musicals written, directed, composed, performed, and produced by students in a two-day span.
 

Event Dates
Monday / September 27, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Led by faculty guitarist Shaun Michaud, EVENT is a rock band with vocals and electronic elements in the style of Muse, Nine Inch Nails, and Foo Fighters. 

Event Dates
Tuesday / September 28, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Canceled
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us for an exciting night of live music presented by the Berklee String Department faculty.

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The Guitar Department presents a concert featuring faculty in solo and duo contexts. Chair Kim Perlak and Assistant Chair Sheryl Bailey share the stage with colleagues performing in blues, jazz, funk, fingerstyle, rock, roots, modern improvisation, and classical styles. 

Event Dates
Thursday / September 30, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The Identity Project: Vol. 1 is Berklee's first hip-hop compilation, to be released this fall. Join us for an evening of live music featuring songs from the project and a special performance by artist, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist International Show, one of the most sought-after producer/engineers in the industry. His production credits include Joyner Lucas, BIA, Future, and Fat Joe.

Event Dates
Monday / October 4, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The Ear Training Department faculty is made up of professional performers and composers who are active in many styles of music, from popular songwriting to jazz to contemporary and experimental composition.

Event Dates
Thursday / October 7, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Professor Sal DiFusco joins forces with fellow Berklee faculty and jazz-fusion virtuosos Dino Govoni (sax), Steve Hunt (keys), Joe Santerre (bass), and Mark Walker (drums) for an exciting night of classic jazz-rock fusion repertoire.