<< January 2017 >>

Friday, January 6, 2017

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra January Concert: Requiems by Mozart and Cherubini

Performing Arts - Music | January 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ariana Strahl, Soprano; Silvie Jensen, Mezzo soprano; Kirk Doughert, Tenor; Matt Hanscom, Baritone

 Ming Luke, Music Director, BCCO

 American Studies

Come hear the BCCO sing the Mozart Requiem in D Minor and the Cherubini Requiem in C Minor. The concerts are free but donations are welcome.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra January Concert: Requiems by Mozart and Cherubini

Performing Arts - Music | January 7 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ariana Strahl, Soprano; Silvie Jensen, Mezzo soprano; Kirk Doughert, Tenor; Matt Hanscom, Baritone

 Ming Luke, Music Director, BCCO

 American Studies

Come hear the BCCO sing the Mozart Requiem in D Minor and the Cherubini Requiem in C Minor. The concerts are free but donations are welcome.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Noon Concert: Lucia Petito, violin: Lucia Petito, violin; TBD, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Lucia Petito, violin
TBD, piano
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, "Spring"
FRANCK Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

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 concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and...   More >

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Reading for Resistance: A J20 Teach-In at UC Berkeley

Reading - Literary | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Grass outside of Valley Life Sciences Building; In case of rain: Dwinelle Hall lobby

 Department of Comparative Literature

Led by Graduate Students in comparative literature, Reading for Resistance will last for about an hour, beginning with a brief talk about the importance of working across languages and of art as a form of resistance in times of crisis. Following this introduction, several graduate students and faculty members will present poems from the disciplines they represent. Featuring Professors Chana...   More >

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Emanuel Ax

Performing Arts - Music | January 22 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Ever eager to illuminate works of the past with fresh perspective, Emanuel Ax collaborates with rising star composer Samuel Adams, whose new work is written as a companion, and response, to Schubert's Impromptus. Ax has performed the Schubert to great acclaim: "[His] signature style—a shifting balance of poetry, earthiness and analytical clarity—suits this music...so precisely" (The New York...   More >

starting at $44

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Noon Concert: Art of the Song: Min Xia, soprano; Jonathan Lin, tenor; Henry Grace, singer/guitarist/songwriter

Performing Arts - Music | January 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Min Xia, soprano
Songs by Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Hahn and Dingxian Jiang
Jonathan Lin, tenor
Songs by Andrew Lloyd Weber
“Tell Me On a Sunday"
"It's Not the End of the World (If He's Younger)"
"Second Letter Home"
"Unexpected Song"
Henry Grace, singer/guitarist/songwriter
“Crash the Moon”
“Ichabod Crane”
“I’m Alright”
“Bring Back my Baby/Dreaming”

FREE AND OPEN TO THE...   More >

Friday, January 27, 2017

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: The Musical Europe 1500–1700

Performing Arts - Music | January 27 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A Cal Performances favorite, Catalan gamba player Jordi Savall returns with a characteristically lovingly researched program, exploring the vibrant exchange of culture and ideas between Italy, England, Spain, France, and Germany in the 16th and 17th centuries. Savall's remarkable musicality is matched only by the facility of his versatile Hespèrion XXI ensemble. "Mr. Savall's deadpan demeanor...   More >

starting at $68

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

starting at $30

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

starting at $30

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

Ensemble Signal

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

What better way to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday than with a Cal Performances co-commission and US premiere? Reich, "the most original music thinker of our time" (The New Yorker), premieres his new Runner, performed by Ensemble Signal, which won rave reviews and a Diapason d'Or for its recording of the composer's Music for 18 Musicians. The program also includes Reich's Pulitzer...   More >

starting at $56

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