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

Award-winning singer Jamie Hart joins forces with a Berklee staff all-star band and special student guests to perform a high-energy night of soul, rock, and blues arrangements. 
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / July 11, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Ensemble Department faculty member Anastassiya Petrova, a pianist/organist, presents a program of jazz originals and covers together with her friends. Joining her for the evening are Eli Heath on bass, Tyson Jackson on drums, and special guests.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / July 27, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This great night of music will feature the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra performing works by Jeff Claassen and Ayn Inserto, faculty members in the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / September 2, 2022 / 6:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This reception/concert is open to graduate students and features student performers from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Join your classmates and faculty in celebrating your orientation week.

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 14, 2022 / 1:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This clinic will cover mouthpiece technology, including what each part of the mouthpiece does to the sound.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / September 20, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us for an evening of new music, composed and performed by members of the Berklee Composition Department.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / September 21, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This concert features faculty and recent Berklee Global Jazz alumni Chase Morrin on piano and Naseem Alatrash on cello, joined by George Lernis on percussion.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Sunday / October 2, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

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

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / October 4, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us for an exciting evening of music from our three Brass Showcase finalists and guest artists.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 6, 2022 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Emerald Jazz merges improvisational jazz with traditional Irish music. Join us to hear uilleann pipes and low whistle player Cillian Vallely, saxophonist Stan Strickland, pianist Witness Matlou, bassist Ron Mahdi, and drummer Ron Savage. The ensemble is directed by Irish fiddler Oisin McAuley.
 

Admission
Free

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.