<< November 2018 >>

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: Tyehimba Jess

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

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bartók/Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos Ravel/Sites auriculaires
Harrison Birtwistle/Keyboard Engine, construction for two pianos (Cal Performances Co-commission)
Messiaen/Visions de l'Amen

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, November 2, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

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 opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the same...   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, November 3, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

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 opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the same...   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

Jordi Savall: The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888)

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Jordi Savall, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Jordi Savall returns with The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888), which unites more than two dozen musicians from 15 countries on three continents in a reverent celebration of the influence of enslaved people on the culture of the Americas and Europe. Vocalists from the United States, Mali, Colombia, and Catalonia blend with instrumentalists from Madagascar, Morocco, Europe, and West Africa, with...   More >

$56-96 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jordi Savall performs The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Antikoni

Performing Arts - Theater | November 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Arts + Design, Department of Rhetoric

What do the living owe the dead, what are the moral limits of the State, and by what codes do we define what it means to be human? In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Antikoni

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Arts + Design, Department of Rhetoric

What do the living owe the dead, what are the moral limits of the State, and by what codes do we define what it means to be human? In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

"Antíkoni" by Beth Piatote

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies

"Antíkoni"
By Beth Piatote
Directed by Jenni(f)er Tamayo

Limited run staged reading

Preview: Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30PM
Performances: Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antikoni-tickets-51276634795

Antikoni

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Arts + Design, Department of Rhetoric

What do the living owe the dead, what are the moral limits of the State, and by what codes do we define what it means to be human? In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Concerto Auditions

Performing Arts - Music | November 9 | 5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students audition for a chance to solo with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2019.

Free and open to the public

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière’s classic comedy, Nov. 9-18: Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Performing Arts - Theater | November 9 – 10, 2018 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis — promptly setting the household topsy turvy!

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

  Buy tickets online

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department presents TARTUFFE: Molière’s classic comedy, Nov. 9-18

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (West Coast Debut)

Performing Arts - Music | November 10 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
R. Strauss/Don Quixote, Op. 35
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Nearly 20 years ago, Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim and Palestinian scholar Edward Said founded this orchestra of Israelis and Arabs as a model for cooperation across the brutal divides of the Middle East. In doing so, they hoped to replace ignorance with education, knowledge, and understanding; to...   More >

$50-275 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra perform Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière’s classic comedy, Nov. 9-18: Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Performing Arts - Theater | November 9 – 10, 2018 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis — promptly setting the household topsy turvy!

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

  Buy tickets online

Javanese Gamelan Music

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

 Department of Music

Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors
Gamelan Sari Raras, UC Berkeley Javanese ensemble, recently returned from concerts in Indonesia, will perform music and dance of Central Java

$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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Jennifer Huang, conductor

Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Kyle Ko, Grady Lai, conductors

free

Tana String Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

CNMAT presents the Tana String Quartet in concert. The program (TBA) features new works by UC Berkeley student composers.

The Tana String Quartet was formed to promote contemporary repertoire and enhance the relationship between composer and performer; they place no boundaries when selecting style or genre and often present classical repertoire alongside contemporary works.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 1-4 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia collaboration between dancers, musicians, and technologists.
Led by Scott Rubin, with special guests TBA

This lecture-workshop is geared for dancers, musicians/improvisers, composers, and technologists.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Compagnie Käfig: Pixel

Performing Arts - Dance | November 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Compagnie Käfig, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of...   More >

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Compagnie Käfig performs Pixel Friday–Saturday, November 16–17, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière’s classic comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis — promptly setting the household topsy turvy!

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Compagnie Käfig: Pixel

Performing Arts - Dance | November 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Compagnie Käfig, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company’s 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of...   More >

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière’s classic comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | November 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis — promptly setting the household topsy turvy!

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

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, November 18, 2018

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière’s classic comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | November 18 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis — promptly setting the household topsy turvy!

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

  Buy tickets online

University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 18 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
Join the Chamber Chorus for an exploration of European Voices throughout time and space - a musical journey of Baltic passion, Mediterranean romance, Evangelical spirit, and more. Featuring composers from the Renaissance period to today, including Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Rossini, Arvo Part, and Hubert Parry.

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir....   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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

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

 Department of Music

Midiyanto, director
A concert of Javanese gamelan music

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Noon Concert: Vocal Recital

Performing Arts - Music | November 30 | 12:15 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date and time

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, instructor
Students from the music department’s vocal studies program perform

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert...   More >

Cry of the Burro: Performance and Talk: Michael Taussig and Futurefarmers

Performing Arts - Other | November 30 | 3-5 p.m. | Lobby Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michael Taussig, Columbia University Anthropology Dept.

 Experimental Ethnography Working Group

Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig and Bay Area Artist Gang Futurefarmers offer a performance as a means of rethinking the ways we represent an increasingly volatile world.

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 30 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
University Chorus will present a series of celebratory choral masterworks, featuring Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Coronation Anthem, and a selection from Puccini’s rarely performed Missa di Gloria.

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate...   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