Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Oliver Colvin Interior

Located in the 1140 Boylston Street building, the Oliver Colvin Recital Hall is a venue at the heart of Berklee's performance action. The venue hosts hundreds of events each year, including faculty concerts, senior concerts, and visiting artist clinics and master classes. Most Berklee students lead their first concert in this hall and it is their introduction to performing at the college. 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
Wednesday / February 9, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Guitarist Víctor Barragán presents his original compositions.

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 9, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Erin Vadala performs a collection of original compositions that explore pain, healing, and strength, supported by an incredible band. Her honest songwriting is influenced by artists and concepts across genres, from Jeff Buckley to Esperanza Spalding. 

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 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

DJ JOJO (Jiaying Liu) presents "Heaven of EDM." Please come and have fun!

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 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Los Angeles-based band Toy Monsters will perform a collection of funk/indie rock originals. The group consists of guitarist Ziggy Karraa, bassist Jacob Schneiderman, and drummer Grifin DiNardo.

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
Friday / February 11, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Mwanzi Harriott presents original compositions and some tunes with a 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
Monday / February 14, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Jacob Shneiderman's project is a piano trio consisting of Hidemi Akaiwa and Ransom McCafferty, as well as two guests on tenor saxophone, Ben Renzoni and Alex Rashad.

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 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Alex Maes and the Connection are a group of musical assassins from around the world, fabricating an R&B, neo-soul, and jazz sonic experience that tantalizes listeners, leaving them craving more.

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 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Jude Poorten and his group will create landscapes of emotional and musical narratives with a combination of original themes, through composed compositions and free improvisations.

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 17, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Italian guitarist and composer Giovanni Piacentini performs a set of arrangements of standards from both the American tradition and Italian popular music, as well as original 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
Tuesday / February 22, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Mia Luna presents a collection of songs written during her time at Berklee. 

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 15, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Please join Ableton's Matt West for a workshop on producing and songwriting with Ableton Live 11. Learn about a few of the most exciting new features in Live 11.

Event Dates
Friday / October 15, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Four legendary DJs battle it out in this year's most brutal, extreme, once-in-a-lifetime live mix. Utilizing the latest hyperpop, rave, and internet music technology, these DJs will change your life forever.

Event Dates
Wednesday / October 20, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Huazhou Wang and Benjamin Fletcher present FWD Vol. 1: Origins, an improvised DJ and live performance set in a techno/industrial style.

Event Dates
Thursday / October 21, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Bassist Michael Doughty presents a collection of original compositions and arrangements in the contemporary jazz idiom, featuring music and lyrics.

Event Dates
Wednesday / October 27, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Gabe Holmes performs an original set of instrumental math rock songs with his band, in preparation for their debut album release.

Event Dates
Thursday / October 28, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Bye, Son is a live electronic duo that performs genre-fluid music across the spectrum of modern dance styles. Started as a class project by electronica producer Cash and classmate Boba Lee, the project turned into a long-term collaboration strengthened by the duo's love for transcendental soundscapes and their unhealthy obsession with MIDI.

Event Dates
Friday / October 29, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Morgan Faw leads his new quintet, The Flame. 

Event Dates
Monday / November 1, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Grant Heineman and company present an eclectic evening of hard-bop jazz, Americana folk, and vocal harmony.

Event Dates
Tuesday / November 2, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Russian singer-songwriter Arina Bagaryakova presents Otgoloski, a project combining jazz and folk music with poetry. This recital will feature original compositions in Russian and English.

Event Dates
Wednesday / November 3, 2021 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

American electronic artist H4RRIS performs a set of all original, genre-bending songs, pushing the boundaries of electronic and pop music.