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
Thursday / October 6, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This performance gives a small glimpse into Liad’s inspirational journey, while walking though indie-folk songs to jazz improvisation. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / October 7, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

This recital will feature some of the most influential songs in Rickie’s original music.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / October 10, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Vocalist Chloe DeSteno presents a collection of songs with classical-crossover and folk influences, featuring original arrangements.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Monday / October 10, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and producer Bianca Cabili presents her EP, Te Cuento, full of original songs and arrangements that fuse of Latin American folklore, tango, house/techno, and jazz genres, with themes about identity, nature, the environment, and the building of a more caring society.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Tuesday / October 11, 2022 / 2:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Márcio Borges is a famous Brazilian songwriter and author. Alongside Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges, Márcio co-founded the musical movement known as Clube da Esquina (the Corner Club), which was eternalized in the 1972 album of the same name. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / October 12, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Led by Darr Lilly, “Healing” tells the story of two brothers who struggle with the turmoil of mass incarceration, mental illness, and the journey they hope to be planted on: healing. This performance incorporates a combination of spoken word and music.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / October 12, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Milani Rivers presents a concert showcasing a creative collective formed by current Berklee students. The entire show will feature original music performed with a live band.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 13, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Arvin Ma, a rising jazz vocalist in China, will present jazz of all kinds with his quartet. Inspired by Anita O’Day, Chet Baker, and Sheila Jordan, his voice flows like a trumpet, with a strong swing feel and miraculous scatting skills. In addition to standard tunes, original pieces also will be presented.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / October 13, 2022 / 7:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Vocalist Melissa Mandel, with the help of her time-traveling band, showcases her own personal life story through pop and rock covers from the 1960s to the present, spotlighting artists who have inspired and influenced her artistry. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / October 14, 2022 / 4:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Chinese singer-songwriter Susanna Cai performs a set of original songs and covers in a combination of pop, rock, and alternative styles. This recital will feature music by some well-known artists and bands, including Lana Del Rey, Paramore, and the Rare Occasions. 

Admission
Free

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.