<< October 2017 >>

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Noon Concert: Cello + Piano

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Burke Schuchmann, cello
Martha Wasley, piano
Cello + Piano
MENDELSSOHN Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major
BEETHOVEN Variations for Cello and Piano
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion

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...   More >

MENA Lit Chat: Laleh Khadivi on A Good Country

Reading - Literary | October 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Laleh Khadivi

 Michael David Lukas

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for its MENA Lit Chat with author Laleh Khadivi on her novel A Good Country. A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies, and how we find it.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lunch Poems: Layli Long Soldier

Reading - Literary | October 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Layli Long Soldier

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Layli Long Soldier.

Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg, and a dozen other players join Scott Amendola’s large-scale orchestra to create new musical textures.

Friday, October 6, 2017

David Lau, Cassandra Dallett, and Ash Tré Phillips

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poets Lau, Dallett, and Phillips read their work.

Communal Presence: Rob Halpern, Camille Roy, Trisha Low, and Brandon Brown

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore what New Narrative sounds like today with this reading featuring the challenging and convivial work of four writers.

The War On Drugs

Performing Arts - Music | October 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The War On Drugs return with the new song “Thinking of a Place,” their first new, original material since 2014’s Lost In The Dream and their debut for Atlantic Records, “Thinking of a Place” was produced by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and recorded and mixed by Shawn Everett. It was released as a limited edition, vinyl-only Record Store Day exclusive, and is available as of today via all DSPs.

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Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 8-9 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

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 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 9-10 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

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 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 7 | 8-9 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

 Map

 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Father John Misty: with guest: Phosphorescent

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear. The album will be released April 7th on Deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL / CS in Europe through Bella Union and the rest of the world from Sub Pop.

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Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 7 | 9-10 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

 Map

 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Awesöme Orchestra Open Session

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The huge musical collective Awesöme Orchestra swarms into BAMPFA for a combination open rehearsal and musical adventure.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Noon Concert: Piano Duos

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wednesday, October 11
Karen Rosenak, piano
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Piano Duos
SCHUBERT Rondo in A major, D. 951
CZERNY Grande Sonate Brillante in C minor, op. 10

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...   More >

Holloway Poetry Series: Renee Gladman with Nicole Trigg

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Renee Gladman

 Nicole Trigg

 The Holloway Reading Series

Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 for a reading by Renee Gladman and Nicole Trigg, presented by the Holloway Series in Poetry. The reading will be held at 6:30 pm in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall) and is free and open to the public. For more information about this and upcoming readings, please visit our website at https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/.

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ODC/Dance: Boulders and Bones

Performing Arts - Dance | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 ODC/Dance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Come give San Francisco's own ODC/Dance a warm Berkeley send-off as the acclaimed modern dance group departs for its headlining appearance in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. boulders and bones, "a colossal triumph of the imagination" (The Huffington Post), traces the shifting light, changing landscape, and raw natural materials of an Andy Goldsworthy installation and...   More >

$30 - 68

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ODC/Dance performs boulders and bones Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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Piano Endowment Fundraising Concert

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jolie Huang, piano
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, op. 35, no. 1
SCHUBERT Sonata in G major, D. 894, op. 78
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13

Join us to support the Piano Endowment; a crucial funding source for the Department of Music's mission to integrate academic studies with performance.

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

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

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

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 20, 2017 every Friday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

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TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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Roundtable Reading: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Read the beginning of this classic book about a widowed mouse and a group of extraordinary rats, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.

Communal Presence: Poets Theater

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening of Poets Theater by writers linked to New Narrative, featuring plays by Carla Harryman, Kevin Killian, and Camille Roy.

Gamelan Sari Raras

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese gamelan concert by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Since their inception in 1976, the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan classes have introduced over a thousand students to the musical traditions of Central Java and presented noon and evening concerts every semester in Hertz Hall. These classes...   More >

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

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The National: with guest: Daughter

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

  Tickets go on sale August 30. Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 15 – 22, 2017 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Black Life: Phavia Kujichagulia

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Kujichagulia for an excursion into what she calls “JAZZ-OLOGICAL MUSE-OETRY.”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

The National

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Jeff DAVIS Io Saturnalia
Donald GRANTHAM Southern Harmony
Cindy MCTEE Circuits
Jay BOCOOK Head Rush

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 Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl...   More >

New Play Reading Series: TOURIST TRAP by Marie Yuen

Performing Arts - Theater | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

It’s Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But that’s okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Laura’s game on for anything: from black pepper steak set meals to dancing with drunken bankers and a Canadian who may (or may not) be a Gurkha. Tourist Trap: A play for the hopeless adventurer in all...   More >

Crime Does Not Pay—Enough!: Mystery Writers of America in Northern California, Yesterday and Today

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Laurie R. King; Sheldon Siegel; Kelli Stanley; Randal Brandt, Curator of California Detective Fiction, Bancroft Library

 Library, Bancroft Library

Best-selling authors Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel, and Kelli Stanley (all current or past Presidents of MWA NorCal) will be joined by Randal Brandt, the Bancroft Library’s Curator of California Detective Fiction, in celebrating the lives and works of several of the founding members, including Anthony Boucher, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Mary Collins, Robert Finnegan, Dana Lyon, Darwin...   More >

Überbrettl 2.0: A Philosophical Haunting

Performing Arts - Other | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Gather on front steps

 Julia Rose, Cal Phil Forum

 Cal Phil Forum

An immersive art exhibit based on Nietzsche's will to power. Set in haunted house format. Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Fall Choral Collage

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Come enjoy selections from a variety of Choral masterpieces and styles spanning the past 400 years. Directors Nackley and Salomen lead the University and Chamber choruses in addition to performances from P5 and the University Gospel Chorus.

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

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Alison Krauss: with David Gray

Performing Arts - Music | October 19 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical.

David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists both at home and overseas with a 25-year career marked by critical praise, numerous accolades and multi-platinum sales over the course of 10 album releases.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Solange: with guests: Flying Lotus (in 3D), Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

A Seat at the Table, an album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has been released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

The Music of Jay Cloidt

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work Darc: Woman on fire for singer and cellist.

Jay Cloidt (born October 5, 1949) is an American composer, performer, sound designer,...   More >

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

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Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 20, 2017 every Friday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

  Tickets go on sale August 30. Buy tickets online

Théâtre de la Ville: State of Siege

Performing Arts - Theater | October 21 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre de la Ville, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The remarkable troupe of Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of...   More >

$48 - 98

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Théâtre de la Ville, Paris performs State of Siege Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 15 – 22, 2017 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

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

  Buy tickets online

Olli Mustonen, Piano: Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Olli Mustonen, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A true Renaissance man who often appears as conductor, composer, and pianist in the same concert, Olli Mustonen channels all the breadth of his musical insight and experience into his exuberant solo recitals. Mustonen lends his vivid and balanced touch to lighter works by Schumann and Shchedrin, balanced by Beethoven's Second Piano Sonata and Prokofiev's dense and tumultuous Stalingrad Sonata.

$46

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Olli Mustonen performs Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

Théâtre de la Ville: State of Siege

Performing Arts - Theater | October 22 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre de la Ville, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The remarkable troupe of Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of...   More >

$48 - 98

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

Solange: with guests: Flying Lotus (in 3D), Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A Seat at the Table, an album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has been released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia.

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

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

 Department of Music

by students of Leighton Fong
UCB music students perform chamber music including piano quartets by Antonín Dvořák and Erich Korngold

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 >

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stebbins Studio Series: James Lim and Trevor Van de Velde

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 James Lim, Undergraduate - UC Berkeley; Trevor Van de Velde, UC Berkeley Undergraduate

 The Women's Faculty Club

Piano Recital featuring James Lim performing a Bach -Busoni Chaconne and Trevor Van de Velde playing a Steve Reich composition .

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 25.

Black Migrant Writers Respond

Reading - Literary | October 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Arts & Humanities Initiative presents...
Black Migrant Writers Respond

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

“Black Migrant Writers Respond” is an intimate conversation and public reading with guests Kemi Bello (poet and cultural critic), Ola Osaze (non-fiction writer and community...   More >

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Friday, October 27, 2017

Music for Solo and Duo Piano

Performing Arts - Music | October 27 | 12:05 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

students of Jacqueline Chew

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Dorrance Dance

Performing Arts - Dance | October 27 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Dorrance Dance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

This is not your father's tap dance routine! A MacArthur and Alpert Award fellow, choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance is celebrated for connecting tap's history to contemporary urban culture and infusing the art form with theatricality and humor. Dorrance and her company perform a new, extended version—co-commissioned by Cal Performances—of her acclaimed work, Myelination, with...   More >

$30 - 68

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

Dorrance Dance performs Friday, October 27, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

$20 - 56

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

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

  Buy tickets online

Ensemble Cairn: From wind sounds to electricity

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

In French, the accordion is often called “le piano du pauvre” (piano of poor people). The guitar is probably the symbol of a “popular” instrument, and has always been so since Renaissance until today. We know that Schubert -- and after him Berlioz -- used to play guitar, even if they never wrote for it (except one or two attempts). What about today? How can classical music (music based on writing...   More >

Free

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

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

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

$20 - 56

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

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano: Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Anssi Karttunen, Nicolas Hodges, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Two heroes of new music—Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has performed more than 160 world premieres, and British pianist Nicolas Hodges, long associated with the works of Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, and Harrison Birtwistle—make their Cal Performances debut as a duo. Brahms' grand Sonata in F Major and Beethoven's visionary D-Major Cello Sonata are paired with new works by two pace-setting...   More >

$58

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Anssi Karttunen and Nicolas Hodges perform Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >