Saleem Ashkar

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Zubin Mehta gave Saleem Ashkar his first big break when he invited him to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1—at age 17. Daniel Barenboim followed suit with an invitation to master classes and performances in Chicago. Since then, the formidable Palestinian-Israeli pianist has earned a reputation for balancing "thoughtfulness and virtuosic abandon with playfulness and beauty of sound" (Berliner Morgenpost).

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

 starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing, 510-642-9988