<< April 2017 >>

Sunday, April 2, 2017

“feldenkrais for Dancers and Movers” with Mary Armentrout: Exploration of Forms Movement Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | April 2 | 1-3 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft), Bancroft Dance Studio

 Mary Armentrout

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Feldenkrais Method is a wide ranging system for understanding how human beings function and learn how to learn, using the body as the primary laboratory. In this workshop we will explore how bodies in motion and at rest work. Learn to truly experience – from the inside – how different parts of your body move and work together. Discover how very subtle changes can fundamentally alter and...   More >

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Poetry Out of Place: Readings and Conversation with Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

 Adriana Lisboa; Leonel Alvarado

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Writers Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado will read their own poetry and discuss the process of writing and translation in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Covers of Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado's recent books. (Images courtesy of Ed. Alfaguara and Haunui Press.)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra Concerto
David Milnes, music director
Lauren Washburn, clarinet
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD
DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie

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...   More >

Friday, April 7, 2017

Takács Quartet Masterclass

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Members of the Takács Quartet coach UC Berkeley students in rehearsal of select Beethoven string quartets.

Tickets: free and open to the public with limited access. Updated information will be available at calperformances.org

free and open to the public with limited access.

University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and Contra Costa Wind Symphony: "The French Kiss of Death," works by FAURE and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chorus
Nikolas Nackley, director
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Contra Costa Wind Symphony
Brad Hogarth, director
"The French Kiss of Death"
FAURE Requiem
BERLIOZ Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
and pieces by Charpentier and de Lalande

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Tallis Scholars: Metamorphosis

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Peter Phillips, the Tallis Scholars present a fascinating program drawn from core Christian texts—exploring the human condition, from the joys of birth to the quiet acceptance of death—by composers in the Catholic, Anglican, and Russian Orthodox traditions. The settings by Palestrina, Tavener, Pärt, and Stravinsky, among others, span centuries and reflect an extraordinary...   More >

starting at $58

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

Regina Spektor

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

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

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

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

Sigur Rós

Performing Arts - Music | April 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós have announced a new leg of North American tour dates for Spring of 2017. Continuing the experiment begun this year, the group will be performing as trio, eschewing the string, brass, and other auxiliary musicians that have been a hallmark of live performances the past decade.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Noon Concert: Jazz x 2

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

 Department of Music

Jazz x 2
A double bill of the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford

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 >

New Play Reading Series: “paradise” by Brandon Brown

Performing Arts - Theater | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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

Paradise is a stage adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso, the third poem in his Divine Comedy. No, wait, Paradise is a play about the failure to adapt Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso for the stage as a stoner rom-com which takes place under the shadow of fascism. Or if not fascism, Guelph-ism. Okay it’s both and something else. A play about love, beauty, death, fear, rage, and the paradisial...   More >

CUG presents Kyle Bruckmann

Performing Arts - Music | April 12 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.), Main room

 Kyle Bruckmann

 CNMAT / Department of Music

Looking for hearing some exciting new music? Renowned oboist Kyle Bruckmann performs new music for oboe and electronics written by Bay Area composers. Come to the concert and stay for the reception to continue with some lively conversation with the performers.

$10 General public, $5 Non UCB students, seniors, $0 UCB students, bring student ID

  Tickets go on sale April 12. Buy tickets by emailing Maija Hynninen at maija.hynninen@berkeley.edu

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Shanthi Sekaran

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Shanthi Sekaran

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.

Sacred Singing: A Baul Performance by Parvathy Baul

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Parvathy Baul, Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller from Bengal

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

 Sukanya Chakrabarti, Theater Artist, Performer, Ethnomusicologist

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies - Graduate Theological Union, Department of Music, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

An evening of Baul music with one of the few female Baul practitioners, the eminent Baul singer from Bengal, Parvathy Baul.

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

Jazz and Sondheim, Side by Side

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Celebrating the inventiveness, wit, and sophistication of Stephen Sondheim's greatest works for Broadway, Bill Charlap's Jazz & Sondheim Side by Side enlists the "rich, extravagantly gorgeous voice" (The New York Times) of Ann Hampton Callaway—a singer equally at home with Streisand, Fitzgerald, and the Great American Songbook—in a program of beloved songs from shows like Company, Follies, and...   More >

starting at $30

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mivos Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 11 a.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Mivos Quartet presents a lecture/workshop on string extended techniques, professional development, and contemporary repertoire for string quartet.

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

Eileen R. Tabios, Lorraine Lupo, and Mg Roberts

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eileen R. Tabios has released more than forty collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental (auto)biographies, and in 2017 will release Your Father Is Bald, a trilingual English-Romanian-Spanish edition featuring selections from her invented poetry form, “hay(na)ku.”

Berkeley-based poet Lorraine Lupo is the author of By Way Of, and her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, The New...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

University Gospel Choir: “The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Gospel Choir
D. Mark Wilson, director
“The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"
An evening of gospel music, recognizing not only messages of hope and love in gospel music, but also radical messages of change and resistance heard in the writings of the Hebrew prophets.

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, April 15, 2017

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra - All Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus - Grady Lai, conductor
Violin Romance in F Major - Zemei Zeng, violin; Melissa Panlasigui, conductor
Leonore Overture No. 3 - Jennifer Huang, conductor
Symphony No. 5 - Melissa Panlasigui, conductor

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 15 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

African Music Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzekpo, director
African Master Drummers CK Ladzekpo and Kiazi Malonga lead companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance

The African Music Ensemble has flourished since its first year in 1972-73 under the direction of master Ghanian musician C.K. Ladzekpo. Recruited by Professor Olly Wilson (composer and specialist in African American music), Ladzekpo took...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Monday, April 17, 2017

Radiohead

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Prahlad Singh Tipaniya | Kahat Kabira: Singing Religious Poetry in North India

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prahlad Singh Tipanya, Indian folk singer and performer of Kabir bhajans

 Pranjali Sirasao, Lecturer, Hindi

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

An uplifting performance of Kabir bhajans by Padmashree Prahlad Singh Tipanya, one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today, and his associates.

Radiohead

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Noon Concert: Jared Redmond, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jared Redmond, piano
Program to include:
Trevor BACA Mráz (world premiere)
SCRIABIN Preludes op. 74
SCRIABIN Poems op. 32
SCRIABIN Vers la Flamme

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...   More >

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Order: With guests: Poliça

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Following the announcement of their forthcoming performance at Coachella, New Order reveals a handful of special US shows.

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Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

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...   More >

starting at $36

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | Hertz Concert Hall, as well as Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Join us as we showcase our ensembles and performers on Cal Day!

2017 Cal Day Schedule:

9:30–10:30am
Hertz Hall, upper lobby
Music Connection Instrument Workshop
The Music Connection, an on-campus group that provides free music tutoring to children in the BUSD, presents an instrument petting zoo! Come by to play your favorite instrument, introduce yourself and your children to a new one,...   More >

Cal Day with the University Symphony Orchestra: works by RACHMANINOV, GLIÈRE, STRAUSS

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 11 a.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gliere - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Kyle Ko, french horn
Cox - A Year
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
-intermission-
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
William Wang, piano

Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Haydn: the complete English songs. Karen Rosenak (fortepiano) and Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano), Ariana Strahl (voice).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public

Cappella SF

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Through the vision of Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for nearly a decade, emerges one of the Bay Area's most exciting new artistic ventures—the 24-voice Cappella SF, founded in 2014 and already praised for the "power and subtlety" (San Francisco Classical Voice) of its performances on a range of imaginative repertoire.

starting at $42

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

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 23, 2017

University Wind Ensemble: works by HAZO, GRAINGER, SCHUMAN, NELSON, ARNOLD, and DE HAAN

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
HAZO Sevens
GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy
SCHUMAN Chester
ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances
Jacob DE HAAN Ross Roy


The University 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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Bastille

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album ‘Bad Blood,’ which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles.

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in German 102A, German Department

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Noon Concert: Laura Carmichael, clarinet

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Laura Carmichael, clarinet
Cindy COX The Shape of the Shell
Hannah LASH California Orange (world premiere)
Ig HENNEMAN Featherlight Monkeys
and other works by Berkeley composers

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...   More >

Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in German 102A, German Department

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Eating Pasta off the Floor

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  The Marsh Theater

 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 The Marsh Theater

“Hilarious and bittersweet … a spellbinding tale,” KQED Arts

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 27 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Friday, April 28, 2017

Suzanne Ciani: Tribute to Don Buchla

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We mark the passing of visionary inventor and pioneer of electronic synthesis Don Buchla with a special performance by the celebrated electronic musician Suzanne Ciani.


event is included with admission

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Disoriental Spring Recital

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

Disoriental

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Music

The spring recital by Berkeley's Middle Eastern and North African music ensemble features compositions from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.

Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

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

 Cal Performances

The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >

starting at $30

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

University Chamber Chorus: “Love and Longing”

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chamber Chorus
“Love and Longing”
From Finland to France, Bosnia to Broadway: works of Bartók, Berlin, Brahms, Debussy, Ellington, Hensel, Thompson, Rautavaara, and special guest pianist Jeffrey Sykes

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Junior Recorder Society

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifteen East Bay children from third through tenth grade, under the direction of early music specialists Louise Carslake and Hanneke van Proosdij, make up the Junior Recorder Society. After last year’s successful concert, they return to BAMPFA to delight us with period music performed on wind instruments of various sizes.


event is included with admission

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Haydn: solo works for piano, including Sonata Hob XVI: 50 and the Andante and Variations in F minor Hob XVII:6. Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public

Gamelan Sari Raras: Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri


Gamelan Sari Raras is a performing ensemble in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of Midiyanto and Ben Brinner it includes students and former students at Berkeley as well as...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 29 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

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Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >

starting at $30

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 30 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Baroque Ensemble
Christine Brandes, director
“High Crimes and Misdemeanors”
Music of Rosenmüller, Stradella and other bad boys of the Baroque

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as we know, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 30 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >

starting at $30

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

Jon Kulpa

Performing Arts - Music | April 30 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Department of Music

featuring Friction String Quartet and Kulpa's new work, "Negative Expanse."