<< January 2019 >>

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Spectre's Bride: Antonin Dvorak's Cantata, Op.69

Performing Arts - Music | January 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Julia Metzler, soprano; Christian Ketter, tenor; Andre Chiang, baritone

 BCCO

Free concert

Saturday, January 5, 2019

The Spectre's Bride: Antonin Dvorak's Cantata, Op.69

Performing Arts - Music | January 5 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Julia Metzler, soprano; Christian Ketter, tenor; Andre Chiang, baritone

 BCCO

Free concert

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Spectre's Bride: Antonin Dvorak's Cantata, Op.69

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Julia Metzler, soprano; Christian Ketter, tenor; Andre Chiang, baritone

 BCCO

Free concert

Friday, January 11, 2019

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Performance sponsored by Fremont Bank

Program

In Situ, choreography by Robert Dekkers with...   More >

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | January 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Ballet Theater presents an evening of dance inspired by our exhibition Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection, featuring new works by guest choreographers Raymond Ejiofor and Kylie Woodward-Sollesnes. Performances will fill our Crane Forum space and spill over into the galleries.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Roundtable Reading: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Reading - Literary | January 12 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. First, she lives in a motel. While her parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk. Second, her parents hide immigrants. If the mean motel owner finds out, the Tangs will be doomed. Third, she wants to be a writer. But her mom wants her to focus on math because English is not her first language. It will take all of Mia’s courage, kindness, and...   More >

Friday, January 18, 2019

Performance: Anna Homler/Breadwoman

Performing Arts - Music | January 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Vocalist Anna Homler presents her performance persona Breadwoman, who lives outside of time and communicates with gestures and songs in a melodic, phonetic language that is both alien and familiar. Homler collaborates with local musicians and dancers across the US and Europe to bring Breadwoman to life. In 2016, Homler’s 1985 album Breadwoman and Other Tales was rereleased to critical acclaim.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performing Arts - Dance | January 18 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performing Arts - Dance | January 19 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performing Arts - Dance | January 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Mendelssohn/Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

David Finckel and Wu Han perform Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Full: Hālau O Keikialiʻi

Performing Arts - Dance | January 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kumu Hula Kawika Keikiali`I Alfiche and Hālau o Keikiali`I present an evening of live music, storytelling, and both ancient (Kahiko) and modern ('Auana) hula. The hula is a direct reflection of environment and in every dance there is a story. Come enjoy the stories and traditions of Hawaiian culture. “Always the dancers’ feet [connect] to the earth, their hips to the sea and their arms to...   More >

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | January 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins...   More >

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Complimentary Tickets to Kronos Quartet's SchoolTime concert on Thu, Jan 24 at 11am Zellerbach Hall and pre-show reception

Performing Arts - Music | January 24 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kronos Quartet SchoolTime performance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Having reinvented the string quartet over years of bold musical adventures, Kronos is keying up the next generation of musical innovators with Fifty for the Future, an ambitious program that commissions new music from a diverse group of international composers. Joining Kronos on stage for this performance are chamber ensembles from The Crowden School and Oakland School for the Arts.

 Check in with staff member outside box office. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No food or drink in the theater.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rica Anderson at eduprograms@calperformances.org by January 24.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Kronos Quartet: Fifty for the Future

Performing Arts - Music | January 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kronos Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

After 45 years spent re-inventing the string quartet, Kronos is committing to the next generation of musical innovators, with Fifty for the Future. The ambitious and much-lauded commissioning initiative returns to Berkeley, where Cal Performances is among the project’s legacy partners, with a program of new works by a diverse international cohort of composers.

$48-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Kronos Quartet performs Fifty for the Future Friday, January 25, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Black Life: We.Here.Now—She Lives

Performing Arts - Other | January 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The We.Here.Now. performance series aims to highlight the embodied and internalized trauma of white supremacy enacted on black bodies and social structures, as well as black insistence on surviving and thriving in spite of it. This newest installment, by EarthChild with Keisha Turner in collaboration with Amber Julian and Alexa Burrell, is an inquiry into the complex layers of celebration, grief,...   More >

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Nicola Benedetti, violin; Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Nicola Benedett, Alexei Grynyuk, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bach/Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Prokofiev/Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94a
Wynton Marsalis/New Work for solo violin (West Coast Premiere)
R. Strauss/Sonata in E-flat Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18

$48-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and pianist Alexei Grynyuk perform Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Noon Concert: Organ Recital

Performing Arts - Music | January 30 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins...   More >

Reading: Constance Lewallen, Dore Bowen, Ted Mann

Reading - Literary | January 30 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Constance Lewallen, Dore Bowen, and Ted Mann introduce the new publication Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters, the first book devoted solely to the artist’s corridors and other architectural installations. Featuring essays by Lewallen and Bowen, along with a text by Ted Mann on Nauman’s drawings, the book looks at Nauman’s installations in terms of the physical, perceptual, and psychological...   More >