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.

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

Join us at the International Mixer, where you can connect with people from around the world and expand your friendships within the vibrant Berklee community. Enjoy free food and drinks while forging lifelong connections. Don't miss this opportunity to make friends for life at an unforgettable event!
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This concert features performances by Voice Department students and faculty singing songs from the Post 1960 Jazz Vocal Repertoire Project, a developing resource website curated by Voice Department Professor Lisa Thorson in collaboration with Library Resources. The concert brings the music to a live performance environment, arranged and interpreted by our talented student and faculty vocalists.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Canceled
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Anastassiya Petrova, a member of the Ensemble Department, will present new material inspired by the dynamic pace of life in New York—material which reflects on past events and looks into the future with hope. She will be joined by Berklee alumni, friends, and special guests. 
 

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

Internationally-renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will be presenting a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

An evening of music for jazz orchestra featuring some of Boston's finest musicians, with original compositions and arrangements inspired by poetry, literature, and cosmic phenomena.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Founded by three local singer-songwriters, and working with a team of extended musicians and performing artists, Telem Freetown is a platform for experimental music in Freetown, Sierra Leone. They offer training in songwriting and music production, stage concerts and other live events, and work to develop the vibrant Sierra Leone music ecosystem. The global culture craves what Africa has to offer, and Telem Freetown wants to help put Sierra Leonean musicians at the forefront of that demand.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Woodwind Department fall welcome event for new and continuing students. Woodwind Department faculty and students will share information on the department as well as live performances.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Canceled
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals for the purpose of creating spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. 

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

Celebrating freedom of sound and paying tribute to two of Boston's legendary creators— bassist John Lockwood and drummer Nat Mugavero.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

The RPJO features many Berklee faculty members and folks from the greater Boston area and will be playing Pingrey's original compositions and arrangements. Brand new music from 2023 and 2024 will be in the spotlight!

Admission
Free

Past Events

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

Nando Michelin and Ebinho Cardoso present music from their soon to be recorded new album, music to poems by Manoel de Barros.
 

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

A retrospective of long-time faculty member Michael Bierylo's musical work during his time at Berklee, featuring Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with special guests Roger Miller, Neil Leonard, Daedelus, and Phil Lima. 

 

 

Over his 28 year career at Berklee, starting as a faculty member in 1995 then becoming Chair of the Electronic Production and Designed Department in 2012, Michael Bierylo has enjoyed a musical life as a guitarist, composer and electronic musician. Tonight's concert will be a retrospective of his musical work during this time featuring Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with special guests Roger Miller, Neil Leonard, Daedelus and Phil Lima. 
 

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

Combining music and video to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions, Underwater Airport is an entirely improvisational multimedia ensemble inspired by such diverse sources as shamanic trance music, 1960's free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat.

 

Event Dates
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 Ayn Inserto, assistant chair of the harmony and jazz composition department. Arrangements and compositions will focus on the beauty of the line as it intertwines through harmony and various grooves. This music will sizzle in the summer of 2023!

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

Herman Hampton, a professor in the ensemble department, presents Dos e Cuatro.
 

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

An evening of original compositions spanning many facets of the jazz genre with Vice President Ron Savage and Sound of Soul, featuring Bill Pierce, Bobby Broom, Farayi Malek, Consuelo Candelaria-Barry, and Ron Mahdi.

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

Mimi Jones, a professor in the ensemble, department presents her ensemble.

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

Farayi Malek, a professor in the ensemble department, presents the mixed pop and jazz ensemble.
 

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

Jhonson Francois, a professor in the ensemble department, presents the Mixed Styles Rating 2 ensemble.
 

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

Jacques Schwarz-Bart, a professor in the ensemble department, presents the Neo-Soul Ensemble.