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
Monday / October 18, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

David Thorne Scott presents music from his new album, Thornewood, with a full 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
Tuesday / October 19, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Bassist Stuart Hamm—Berklee alum, solo artist, educator, and innovator—will share his paths to success, demonstrate techniques that he's developed, and explain in detail what the "real world" is like in L.A. and elsewhere. 

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 / October 20, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Berklee Society of Composers will present a concert of original chamber music written 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 21, 2021 / 3:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Have you ever lost anyone due to suicide? Have you felt lonely when processing grief? Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide, and we would love to support you by sharing some examples of how music and arts can help your grieving process. We hope that this session provides you with resources on suicide prevention and how to manage your life situations in more positive ways through the arts. 

Please RSVP.

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
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The theme for this symposium is Culturally Responsive Music Teaching.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / October 26, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us for our 23rd Annual Berklee Octoboefest, featuring our oboists in traditional and contemporary repertoire. Costumes are encouraged!

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

The Berklee Global Strings Ensemble will perform traditional and original music for bowed and plucked string instruments from around the world.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / November 1, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Please join us to celebrate some of the amazing projects that have come from the Berklee Innovation Connection, including winners of the 2020 Collaboration Competition.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / November 2, 2021 / 4:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Described as a “brilliant pianist” by legendary saxophonist Benny Golson, Ms. Jeon has been featured on NBC’s “Weekend Today in New York”, and KBN, Korea’s National TV network channel. As a leader of her own band, Hey Rim Jeon & Friends, she has performed both nationally and internationally.

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 / November 2, 2021 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Faculty vocalist Elena Koleva presents contemporary jazz arrangements of themes from classical, jazz, and 20th century 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.

Past Events

Event Dates
Friday / October 23, 2020 / 7:30 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions.

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.