<< May 2017 >>

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold
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...   More >

New Play Reading Series: “Dumb Puppy” BY Elizabeth Spreen

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room B-4

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

Dumb Puppy is a mystery play for the 21st century, for the United States, taking place in the future when the surveillance state has overstepped its bounds domestically. The play is elliptical, filtering through the mind of K, a mother in Lawton OK, and revolving around a mashup of a salon weekend at Marie Antoinette’s Hameau de le Reine meets Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory meets Studio 54 meets...   More >

University Chorus and Gospel Chorus "Praise and Protest"

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chorus and Gospel Chorus
"Praise and Protest"
Spirituals and songs about peace, hope, and resistance.

Free Concert - Donations to support the Northern California ACLU gladly accepted

 free

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Story Hour in the Library Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Student Reading

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program features the student reading.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Duncan McNaughton and Norma Cole

Reading - Literary | May 5 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Duncan McNaughton has lived in and around the Bay Area since 1973 and established the Poetics Program at New College of California with Louis Patler. His recent books include Tiny Windows and Altoon’s Frog.

Norma Cole is a poet living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco whose books include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside. Her new translation of Jean Daive’s White Decimal...   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

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UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

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 orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 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, May 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

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 orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

RIOULT Dance NY: Bach Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | May 7 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Pascal Rioult returns to Cal Performances with a thrilling program devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. RIOULT Dance NY performs the French-born choreographer's muscularly elegant, deeply emotive works, celebrated for carrying on the legacies of his early mentors, Martha Graham and May O'Donnell. "Rioult's responses to Bach are keenly sensitive to phrasing and structure...buoyant,...   More >

starting at $78

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

Eco Ensemble: Berkeley Composers

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

 Department of Music

Eco Ensemble presents Berkeley Composers
David Milnes conducts new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers featuring ECO, our resident professional new music ensemble.

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend...   More >

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Performing Arts - Dance | May 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish Ballet's award-winning take on Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland's national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. "An expertly chosen...   More >

starting at $36

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Performing Arts - Dance | May 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish Ballet's award-winning take on Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland's national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. "An expertly chosen...   More >

starting at $36

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Performing Arts - Dance | May 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish Ballet's award-winning take on Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland's national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. "An expertly chosen...   More >

starting at $36

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra: Open Rehearsal/Concert

Performing Arts - Music | May 21 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in time

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Skin, stretched upon the frame (World Premiere)
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD -
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Iberia
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra...   More >

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jean-Michel Jarre

Performing Arts - Music | May 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Current Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. He will bring his ‘Electronica’ World Tour to North America, marking his first time tour here.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

John Legend: With guests: Gallant

Performing Arts - Music | May 27 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend has announced dates for his highly anticipated North American tour, Darkness and Light Tour. The tour announces on the heels of Legend’s fifth studio album Darkness and Light, which has received a plethora of critical praise since its December 2nd release on Columbia Records.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online