<< February 2019 >>

Friday, February 1, 2019

Performance: Sarah Davachi with Sean McCann

Performing Arts - Music | February 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sarah Davachi presents an evening of modern compositions for electric organ and Mellotron, in variations of her recent recorded material. Inspired by a solitary summer in Europe, Davachi’s latest album, Gave in Rest, breathes new interpretations into secular music and its tonal and spatial components. With an opening performance by composer and sound artist Sean McCann.

Yefim Bronfman, piano

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

 Yefim Bronfman, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Schumann/Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20
Debussy/Suite bergamasque
Schubert/Sonata in C minor, D. 958

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale February 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Friday, February 1, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Kodo: One Earth Tour: Evolution

Performing Arts - Other | February 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kodo, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Taiko ensemble Kodo returns with Evolution, a retrospective that traces the group’s history with signature works created from the 1970s to the present.

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Kodo performs Evolution Saturday–Sunday, February 2–3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Kodo)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Kodo: One Earth Tour: Evolution

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

 Kodo, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Taiko ensemble Kodo returns with Evolution, a retrospective that traces the group’s history with signature works created from the 1970s to the present.

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Noon Concert: South Indian Classical music

Performing Arts - Music | February 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Arvind Sundararajan, vocals
Vikram Shivakumar, violin
Ajay Gopi, Mridangam

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

Poetry Reading: Cedar Sigo with Noah Warren: Holloway Poetry Series

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

 Department of English

A reading in the Holloway Poetry Series: poets Cedar Sigo and Noah Warren will read from their work

Poster: Cedar Sigo reading with Noah Warren 2/6/19

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Cedar Sigo

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

 Cedar Sigo

 Noah Warren

 Department of English, Holloway Poetry Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Cedar Sigo, with an introductory reading by Noah Warren.

For more information, please visit: https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lunch Poems: Ari Banias

Reading - Literary | February 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ari Banias.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cantus: Alone Together

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

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cantus, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Jennifer Higdon/A Quiet Moment
Stephen Sametz/We Two
David Lang/Manifesto
William Grant/Still We Sang Our Songs
Libby Larsen/New Multi-Movement Commission TBA
Commissioned by Music Accord for Cantus
Halsey Stevens/Remember Me
Simon and Garfunkel/A Most Peculiar Man
Dave Matthews/Gravedigger
Ludwig van Beethoven/Gesang der Mönche
Lennon/McCartney/She’s Leaving...   More >

$42-64 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cantus performs Alone Together Friday, February 8, 2019 in the First Congregational Church. (credit: Curtis Johnson)

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Roundtable Reading: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

Reading - Literary | February 9 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his loud, boisterous family. Valencia Somerset is deaf, smart, and brave, and loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic whose little sister Gen always follows her around. And Chet Bullens just wants to concentrate on basketball. They aren’t friends—until, one day, their lives weave together in...   More >

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Noon Concert: Jared Redmond, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jared Redmond, piano

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Andrea Brady

Reading - Literary | February 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Andrea Brady

 John James

 Department of English, The Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Andrea Brady, with an introductory reading by John James.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Undefended Heart: Buddhism and Performance Practice with Joe Goode

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dance and theater artist Joe Goode will talk about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working method from a preordained “vision” to a process of discovery. Goode is a professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley and the artistic director of Joe Goode Performance Group, with whom he has performed throughout the Americas and the Middle East. He is the...   More >

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Olly Wilson Memorial Symposium

Performing Arts - Music | February 16 | 12:30 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

12:30-1 Gather and Greet

1:00-1:15 Welcome with Professors Cindy Cox and Edmund Campion, Department of Music, UC Berkeley

1:15 There is a Need (2005), for soprano and piano, by Olly Wilson

Candace Johnson, Soprano – Department of Music, UC Berkeley

Michael S. Orland, Piano – Department of Music, UC Berkeley

1:30 Robert Greenberg – Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker,...   More >

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Danish String Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | February 17 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Danish String Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Webern/Quartet (1905)
Beethoven/Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Danish String Quartet performs Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Full: Chhandam School of Kathak

Performing Arts - Dance | February 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us for an evening of kathak, a classical dance of northern India that tells stories through gesture, footwork, and meticulous facial expression. Founded by the late, legendary kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das, the Chhandam School of Kathak has been a pioneer of excellence in the teaching and advancement of kathak dance in the Bay Area and beyond since 1980.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Noon Concert: Piano and The Voice

Performing Arts - Music | February 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nicholas Tjahjono, piano
Christina Ge, soprano
Michael S. Orland, piano
Featuring solo piano pieces by Beethoven and Liszt as well art songs by Faure, Mozart and Schubert.


Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

Joyce DiDonato: SONGPLAY

Performing Arts - Music | February 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Joyce DiDonato, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns with SONGPLAY, after her theatrical program, War and Peace two seasons ago. The lighthearted recital program mixes Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and songs from the Great American Songbook, a versatile ensemble of piano, drums, bass, and trumpet seamlessly connecting the improvisational spirit of Baroque ornamentation with the free-spirited charm of...   More >

$78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Joyce DiDonato performs SONGPLAY Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Arif Anwar | The Storm: A Novel

Reading - Literary | February 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arif Anwar, Author

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies, The InFEWS Program at the Blum Center, Master of Development Practice, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Division of Epidemiology

An Evening with Arif Anwar, author of "The Storm."

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, February 22, 2019

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

Performing Arts - Other | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance...   More >

$30-68

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The 7 Fingers perform Reversible Friday–Sunday, February 22–24, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of The 7 Fingers)

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
George Taylor, viola
WILSON Viola Concerto
DEBUSSY La Mer
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances


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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

In Any Other Context: Chris Lortie, Julie Herndon and Friends

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Falling marbles, live electronics, a motion-sensing glove, transducers on a piano soundboard, no-input mixers, and an interactive light installation... Julie Herndon and Chris Lortie collaborate to curate an evening of cross-modality, process, and interactivity. Invited Bay Area performers Tony Gennaro, John Ivers, Michelle Lee, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu perform recent works by Herndon and...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 23, 2019

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
George Taylor, viola
WILSON Viola Concerto
DEBUSSY La Mer
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances


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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

Performing Arts - Other | February 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance...   More >

$30-68

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Takács Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Takács Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Bartók/Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40, BB 52
Grieg/Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

$86

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet performs Sunday, February 24, and Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

Performing Arts - Other | February 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance...   More >

$30-68

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Very Slight Worry: Sonnet Recitation Festival

Reading - Literary | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, 308A (accessible through the art history library on the 3rd floor)

 Department of English

The next "Very Slight Worry" gathering is a sonnet recitation festival. Everyone is welcome. The goal is to commit sonnets to memory and then bask in them together via recitation.

If you intended to memorize something for this, now or soon might be a good time to start. Any sonnet from any time will do.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Noon Concert: Harpsichord Duet

Performing Arts - Music | February 27 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Kimberly Kang, harpsichord
George Wang, harpsichord
A rare opportunity to hear two harpsichordists performing works by Rameau, Scarlatti, Bach and more

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online