<< February 2018 >>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: TC Tolbert

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 TC Tolbert

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.

(photo by Hannah Ensor)

Holloway Poetry Reading: Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Mónica de la Torre

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to a reading with Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris. Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse). Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Publications include The Third Rail, Triple Canopy, Harper's, ...   More >

photo credit: Bruce Pearson

Friday, February 2, 2018

Performance: Full: Street Classical

Performing Arts - Music | February 2 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Medea Sirkas performs with harpist Destiny Muhammad and violinist Tarika Lewis. This is where classical instruments meet street ballet.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Eco Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Jon YU Ru
Jason CRESS )~(
Oren BONEH Lug
Clara OLIVARES Tentation des Limites
FREE

Circa: Il Ritorno

Performing Arts - Dance | February 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Juxtaposing circus arts with the music of Il ritorno D’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi’s 17th-century opera about Ulysses’ homecoming, the Australian troupe Circa tells a story of loss and displacement in its latest production, Il Ritorno. Six acrobats join four chamber musicians and two singers in a staging that unites music with movement.

$30–$68

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

Circa performs Il Ritorno Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Circa: Il Ritorno

Performing Arts - Dance | February 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Juxtaposing circus arts with the music of Il ritorno D’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi’s 17th-century opera about Ulysses’ homecoming, the Australian troupe Circa tells a story of loss and displacement in its latest production, Il Ritorno. Six acrobats join four chamber musicians and two singers in a staging that unites music with movement.

$30–$68

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

Circa performs Il Ritorno Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ken Ueno

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, and sound artist. Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. His music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. He has performed as soloist in his vocal concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in New...   More >

Noon Concert: Debussy Duos: Later works by the master on the Centennial of his birth

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata 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...   More >

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Credited with carrying on the legacy of artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s repertoire includes jazz standards, folk songs, and blues tunes, plus her own compositions.

$30-68

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Friday, February 9, 8pm
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 2
Timo Andres/The Blind Banister (West Coast Premiere)
Mendelssohn/Symphony No. 4, Italian

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

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

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performs Friday–Sunday, February 9–11, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV 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 orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Spectrum Dance Theater performs Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 2018 in the Oakland Metro Operahouse.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 2-4 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Symphony No. 49, The Passion
Salvatore Sciarrino/Il sogno di Stradella (The Dream of Stradella) for Piano and Orchestra (West Coast Premiere)
Ives/The Unanswered Question (1908; rev. 1930–35)
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 4

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

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

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

University Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (US premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV 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 orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 11 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Ravel/Le tombeau de Couperin
George Tsontakis /O Mikros, O Megas (This Tiny World, This Enormous World) (West Coast Premiere)
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Noon Concert: Candace Johnson, soprano

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata 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...   More >

Nicola Benedetti and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theater

  2025 Broadway, Oakland 94607

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Symphony No. 4
Beethoven/Violin Concerto

$42–$86

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

Nicola Benedetti and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Friday, February 16, 2018

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 17 | 2-4 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 18 | 3-5 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Noon Concert: Jazz x’s 2

Performing Arts - Music | February 21 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

A double bill featuring 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 well...   More >

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 22 – 24, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (Online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required.), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Friday, February 23, 2018

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 22 – 24, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (Online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required.), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ritual Noise: LEXAGON, Titania Kumeh, Earthbound

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join us for a three-part performance event of sound and ritual.

LEXAGON brings an Afrofuturist sonic mirage, weaving together loops of soulful vocals, clarinet, and theremin. Inspired by female jazz vocalists and melancholy love songs, her performances incorporate femme ballads with ritualized moments of improvisation and experimental...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 22 – 24, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (Online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required.), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Noon Concert: Spring Choral Collage

Performing Arts - Music | February 28 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Featuring the Chamber Chorus, Magen Solomon, director and University Chorus, Nikolas Nackley, director, presenting music from the last 600 years


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...   More >