<< May 2018 >>

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by 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 and well attended by...   More >

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

Student Reading

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by student prize winners.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bruce Boone and Robert Glück

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Writers Boone and Glück read their work.

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Program:
Nielsen/Chaconne, Op. 32
Sibelius/Selected works
Beethoven/Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 131, No. 2, The Tempest
Schubert/Two Scherzos, D. 593
Jörg Widmann/Idyll and Abyss: Six Schubert Reminiscences
Schubert/Three Piano Pieces, D. 946

$68-$96 prices subject to change

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

Ex Machina; 887: Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Performing Arts - Theater | May 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories, and supported by Lepage’s production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks.

This performance is part of Cal...   More >

$48-98 prices subject to change

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

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ex Machina; 887: Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Performing Arts - Theater | May 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories, and supported by Lepage’s production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks.

This performance is part of Cal...   More >

$48-98 prices subject to change

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

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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, May 6, 2018

Volti Vocal Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Zibuokle Martinaitye.

eco ensemble; Foxtrot Delirium: Live silent film score with screening of The Oyster Princess (1919)

Performing Arts - Other | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley’s eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon’s film score for the director’s The Oyster
Princess. Lubitsch’s 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky begins the...   More >

$20 prices subject to change

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Cal Performances presents Eco Ensemble Foxtrot Delirium: Music by Martin Matalon feat. The Oyster Princess by Ernst Lubitsch

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Music, Cal Performances

UC Berkeley's adventurous eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon's film score for the director's The Oyster Princess. Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a saucy satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Matalon has previously scored silent films by Fritz Lang and...   More >

$20

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TAO; Drum Heart

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Japanese taiko troupe TAO brings the centuries-old art form into the present moment with drumming, choreography, and storytelling. For Drum Heart, TAO has collaborated with award-winning Broadway director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) to weave the movement of the drummers into a fantastical storyline about the redemptive power of music. TAO’s athletic musicians are joined onstage by...   More >

$32-$74 prices subject to change

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

An Evening with David Sedaris

Performing Arts - Other | May 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

David Sedaris returns to Berkeley with his signature sardonic wit and incisive social criticism. A master of satire and one of America’s preeminent humorists, Sedaris contributes regularly to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4 and his latest book, Theft By Finding, was recently released to widespread critical acclaim. The evening concludes with an audience Q&A and book signing.

$36-$88 prices subject to change

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Berkeley New Music Project

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, director
New works by graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Kayla Cashetta, Selim Göncü, and Ursula Kwong-Brown
FREE

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 Center and the Graduate Assembly, BNMP presents at...   More >

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Roundtable Reading: A Mystery Bigger than Big / Un misterio más grande que grandísimo by René Saldaña

Reading - Literary | May 12 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Our first bilingual Roundtable Reading, in Spanish and English! Start reading about a young detective’s latest case, and pick up a copy of the book to continue reading at home.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cal Day at the Mountain Play

Performing Arts - Theater | May 20 | 2 p.m. |  Mountain Play Association

  Easy Grade Trail, Mill Valley, CA 94941

 The Mountain Play

 Marin County Alumni Club

Special reserved area for Cal Bears plus enjoy a welcoming glass of adult beverage from the Marin Bears.
BYOB, picnic, layers of clothes if the fog is in and sunscreen and hat if it’s sunny.

Read up on your options for transportation, food, beverages, hikes and more at
https://www.mountainplay.org/plan-your-visit/

Questions? Email nancyl@calalum.org

Friday, May 25, 2018

Alam and Manik Khan with Nilan Chaudhuri

Performing Arts - Music | May 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sarah Cahill Concert

Performing Arts - Music | May 27 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full: Cities

Performing Arts - Music | May 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg, and Shanghai.