<< Week of March 17 >>

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 16 – 17, 2019 every day | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

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Philharmonia Orchestra, London: Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Performing Arts - Music | March 17 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Philharmonia Orchestra, London; Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Friday, March 15
Sibelius /The Oceanides, Op. 73
Esa-Pekka Salonen/Cello Concerto
Truls Mørk, cello
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

Saturday, March 16
Schoenberg/Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Bruckner/Symphony No. 7 in E Major (WAB 107)

Sunday, March 17
Jimmy López/Dreamers (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Libretto by Nilo...   More >

$40-125 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Friday–Sunday, March 15–17, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 17 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, music director

The UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl assumed the directorship and remained until the late 1970s. The Wind Ensemble’s activities were...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 14 – 17, 2019 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Noon Concert: Jihye Chang, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

"From Clara to Natalie - 9 women composers and their works"


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 promptly at 12:15 and ends...   More >

Charles Bernstein: Lecture and Poetry Reading

Reading - Literary | March 20 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 3rd Floor

 Sound Studies Working Group

Poet Charles Bernstein will give a lecture at 4:30pm entitled "Sound/Writing: Homophonic Translation, Performance, and the Pataquerical Imagination." At 6:30, he will be joined by graduate student Eliot D'Silva for a poetry reading. Charles Bernstein is the author of numerous essays and books of poetry, including most recently Near/Miss (2018). Bernstein is Professor of English and...   More >

Full: De Rompe y Raja

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This local ensemble brings us Afro-Peruvian music and dance from the coastal areas of Peru, where indigenous, African, and European influences intersect. “When a Peruvian says, ‘este lugar esta de rompe y raja,’ this means ‘this place is off the chain,’” says founder Gabriela Shiroma. “It’s a typical way to explain to others that if you’re looking for a good time, you’ve come to the right place.”

Friday, March 22, 2019

Quote Unquote Collective: Mouthpiece

Performing Arts - Theater | March 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Quote Unquote Collective, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, the performers seamlessly integrating sung a cappella passages with spoken text...   More >

$35 (prices subject to change)

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Quote Unquote Collective performs Mouthpiece Friday–Sunday, March 22–24, 2019 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Quote Unquote Collective: Mouthpiece

Performing Arts - Theater | March 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Quote Unquote Collective, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, the performers seamlessly integrating sung a cappella passages with spoken text...   More >

$35 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned

Performing Arts - Other | March 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Ira Glass, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Ira Glass, the host of NPR’s weekly radio show This American Life, invites us into his creative process, mixing audio clips, music, and video to tell captivating stories live onstage, and sharing lessons and insights gathered over his career.

$36–$92 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents An Evening with Ira Glass in Seven Things I've Learned Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.