<< September 2017 >>

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Noon Concert: Expression through Piano

Performing Arts - Music | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jedediah Bruni, piano
Bethany Lee, piano
Expression through Piano
An afternoon of Impressionistic piano repertoire by two UCB students
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 10, La Cathédral engloutie (JB)
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 2, Voiles (JB)
BARTOK Suite, Op. 14 (JB)
RAVEL Jeux d’eau (BL)
DEBUSSY Pour le Piano (BL)


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lunch Poems: Series Kick-off

Reading - Literary | September 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems, Library

Hosted by Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mac DeMarco: with guests: Homeshake, The Garden

Performing Arts - Music | September 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco’s Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sing the Beatles with the Quarry Persons and Peter Elman

Performing Arts - Music | September 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

What better way to start the school year than with a Beatles sing-along? Join the Quarry Persons and Pete Elman for a memorable evening at the Freight and Salvage! All proceeds benefit OLLI @Berkeley.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Noon Concert: Love and Loss in Art Song

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jashvina Devadoss, Gabrielle Lochard, sopranos; Tara Scown, Signa Love mezzo-sopranos; Bethany Lee, violin; Leighton Fong, cello; Nate Ben-Horin, piano and celesta; Michael Orland, piano; Jennifer Huang, conductor
Nate BEN-HORIN For Aletha: Musée des Beaux Arts (GL; BL; LF; NB; JH)
PURCELL If Music be the Food of Love (JD; NB)
QUILTER Come Away Death (JD; NB)
BOLCOM Amor (TS; MO)
VAUGHAN...   More >

New Play Reading Series: The Carter Sisters by Lashon Daley

Reading - Literary | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Lashon Daley; Malika Saramaat Imhotep

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Join us for a reading of the play The Carter Sisters by Lashon Daley, followed by a discussion with the playwright, Lashon Daley, and the director, Malika Saramaat Imhotep.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Black Life: Marvin K. White

Performing Arts - Music | September 15 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marvin K. White presents his unique mixture of poetry, performance, and preaching. His work aims to spark divine conversations and inspire the imagination with a vision that cannot be taught and must be personally experienced. White is a recent graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and the author of four collections of poetry published by RedBone Press. As a community-based...   More >

Fred Lonberg-Holm / Live Fieldwork with Ken Ueno and “Bob and Maxine’s Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra”

Performing Arts - Music | September 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Human improviser meets machine improviser. After encountering this strange double of human musical interaction in live performance, the human improviser is invited to discuss their experience of engaging with a musician made from computing machinery. How did the machine compare to a human player? In what ways did it satisfy human expectations? In what ways did it fail? In what ways did it...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kyoko Kawamura

Performing Arts - Music | September 18 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Kyoko Kawamura

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawamura began studying the koto at the age of 10, inspired by the performance of Kinichi Nakanoshima, a designated living national treasure. She studied Japanese traditional music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in koto. A multi-instrumentalist,...   More >

$10.00 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Noon Concert: International Piano Masterworks

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

 Department of Music

Eugenea Raychaudhuri, piano
Isabella Chow, piano
International Piano Masterworks
UCB students present works by Albéniz, Villa Lobos and Poulenc
ALBÉNIZ Iberia (ER)
VILLA LOBOS A Prole do Bebê, Book 1 (IC)
POULENC TBD (IC)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela: Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

To witness charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel with the radiant musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is to experience firsthand the power of music to transform. The orchestra's members are products of Venezuela's world-famous El Sistema music education program, and as musicians they represent the highest standards of excellence, bolstered by a contagious sense of youthful...   More >

$40-140

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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Greek Theatre.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Glass Animals: with guest: Amber Mark

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Glass Animal’s latest album How To Be A Human Being (Harvest Records) debuted in the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and topped the iTunes Alternative Albums chart in the U.S. and Australia.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Moses(es): Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Performing Arts - Dance | September 23 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences
traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions."

$30 - 68

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Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s Paul Hamilton, and Anna Schön perform Moses(es) Saturday–Sunday, September 23–24, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Moses(es): Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Performing Arts - Dance | September 24 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences
traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions."

$30 - 68

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

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s Paul Hamilton, and Anna Schön perform Moses(es) Saturday–Sunday, September 23–24, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Noon Concert: Music for Two

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jennifer Huang, violin; Nate Ben-Horin, piano
Carol Yao and James Lim, pianos
Music for Two
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major
MOZART Magic Flute Overture for Two Pianos
LUTOSŁAWSKI Variations on a Theme of Paganini

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly...   More >

Banned Together Benefit Concert

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  THE MARSH ARTS CENTER

 2120 ALLSTON WAY, BERKELEY, CA 94704

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for African Studies

Musicians from the 6 travel ban countries perform a benefit concert, proceeds of which benefit the United Nations "Adopt-A-Future" initiative for refugee children's education

$10 $10 and up donationbenefiting UN Association "Adopt-A-Future for refugee children's education

 at door (doors open at 7:00 PM).

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Poetry Reading: Ahmed Al-Mulla: Saudi poet and human rights activist

Reading - Literary | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of English

Saudi Arabian poet and human rights activist Ahmed Al-Mulla will be reading his poems and in conversation with Robert Hass.

Friday, September 29, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sunstock Berkeley!

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 3-9 p.m. |  West Crescent Lawn

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Completely free and solar-powered music festival on September 30th at UC Berkeley! Live music, art installations, food and environmental groups, all united in a commitment to renewable energy.

Featuring:
Silent Pilot
Trapdoor Social
More Fatter
Miss November

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127051404578509/

The Shins: with guests: Spoon, Day Wave

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly called Heartworms the “band’s boldest album yet” and “a rewarding and singular addition to the Shins’ catalog,” Rolling Stone lauded its “home-brewed feel, heavy on Beach Boys grandeur, New Wave kicks, squiggly synth-pop and warm-weather soft rock – with lyrics tenderly balanced between midlife malaise and youthful romanticism.

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University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Lila Downs

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Lila Downs, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico, classically trained vocalist Lila Downs sings of a Pan-American social consciousness, drawing on folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America, and American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop—blending irreverent and fun themes with serious social and political concerns.

$32 - 78

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Lila Downs performs Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.