<< April 2020 >>

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Noon Concert Series: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

"Diverse Delights"
Christine Brandes, Director


Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday–Sunday, March 31–April 5, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Yannick Lebrun

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Lunch Poems - Spring 2020!

Reading - Literary | February 6 – May 7, 2020 the first Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Department of English

A noontime poetry reading series hosted by professor Geoffrey G. O'Brien and the UC Berkeley English Department.

February 6th - Robert Hass
April 2nd - Mary Jo Bang
May 7th - Student Reading

First Thursday of the month in the Morrison Library in Doe Library, UC Berkeley.

All readings happen between 12:10 and 12:50 pm - Admission is always free.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Friday, April 3, 2020

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4
Kyle Ko, soloist
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9


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...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 4 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 4
Kyle Ko, soloist
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9


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...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Spektral Quartet

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

 Cal Performances

Program:
Philip Glass/String Quartet No. 2, Company
Schubert/String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde
Samuel Adams/String Quartet No. 2, Current (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)

$48 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Spektral Quartet performs Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Performing Arts - Dance | April 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

From Nara Prefecture in Japan, the Yamato Drummers visit with their newest production, a performance that celebrates the passion and energy of traditional Japanese drumming. With their spiky neon hairstyles and psychedelic punk-meets-samurai costumes, the youthful drummers perform with infectious spirit and masterful coordination on massive drums built from ancient tree trunks.

$32–$74 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan perform Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Noon Concert Series: University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, Golden Bear Voices

Performing Arts - Music | April 8 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live

Performing Arts - Theater | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances, Institute for South Asia Studies

The lush visual spectacle and exuberance of Hindi cinema come to life onstage in this colorful theatrical tribute. With live music from scores by R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman; choreography inspired by the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra; and romantic leads based on classic heartthrobs like Raj Kapoor, this fully staged production takes us on a journey from the...   More >

$28–$56 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Darial Sneed)

Friday, April 10, 2020

Louis the Child: with guests: K.Flay, slenderbodies, ilo ilo

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Louis The Child is a Chicago-bred production duo comprised of Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett.

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H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

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

 Department of Music

Zachary Manlapid, Director & Music Director; Nikolas Nackley, Advisor
Music by Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

"Things are seldom what they seem" in the concert presentation of this comic-opera in two-acts! Known as one of the "Big Three" by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore tells the story of true love across social ranks along with a score of sweeping melodies,...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

Performing Arts - Music | April 12 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Zachary Manlapid, Director & Music Director; Nikolas Nackley, Advisor
Music by Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

"Things are seldom what they seem" in the concert presentation of this comic-opera in two-acts! Known as one of the "Big Three" by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore tells the story of true love across social ranks along with a score of sweeping melodies,...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kei Miller Reading

Reading - Literary | April 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kei Miller is a Forward Prize-winning Jamaican poet, novelist, and essayist whose work explores cartography, power, and religion, amongst much else. He's a riveting speaker and a probing, sharp thinker on contemporary politics, as well as a beautifully evocative writer. He'll be visiting the English/Af-Am seminar "Black Cultures of Sexuality and Gender" ahead of a public reading.

Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Trumpet player and composer Amir ElSaffar has long explored the connections between Iraqi maqam and jazz improvisation in his expansive compositions. His score was featured in Ragamala Dance Company’s visit to Cal Performances two seasons ago, and here he brings together 17 musicians from Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Western jazz traditions in a kaleidoscopic new program. ElSaffar’s layered,...   More >

$28–$48 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale April 14. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Amir ElSaffar performs Rivers of Sound Thursday, April 14, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Michael Crommett)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Noon Concert Series: Death and Taxes. And Songs.

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students of the vocal studies program present a tax day recital of songs and arias about some of life’s absolutes: love, despair, bliss, and death.
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Thursday, April 16, 2020

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | A Subtlety: The Sugar Play by Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

Performing Arts - Theater | April 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7 | Note change in date, time, and location

 Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A sugar refinery in Brooklyn is scheduled to be demolished. It houses Kara Walker's "Marvelous Sugar Baby," a voluptuous Mammy-Sphinx sculpture made entirely of (you guessed it)... sugar. Two black women, eager to unravel sugar's not-so-sweet history, visit the Marvelous Sugar Baby for some answers, but the magical fever dream that ensues is beyond anything they could ever imagine.   More >

Adrianna Mitchell & Akilah Walker

Friday, April 17, 2020

Oysterhead

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Oysterhead is an American rock supergroup featuring bassist Les Claypool of Primus, guitarist Trey Anastasio of Phish and drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police, with both Claypool and Anastasio providing vocals. The band's eclectic sound has been described as "alt-funk fusion".

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Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director
Choral Academia. Teaching music and applying what is taught into clinical trial is a common practice throughout history. This concert will examine an array of musicians who demonstrate these two roles from the 20th century to the present, including Gabriel Fauré, Antonín Dvořák, Leos Janáček, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, and the world premiere of Cindy Cox’s “Looking...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cal Day

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Baroque Ensemble
10-11am Hertz Hall, concert stage
The University Baroque Ensemble directed by Christine Brandes performs works by various Baroque composers on period instruments.

Piano Program
10-11 125 Morrison Hall

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra
12:15-2pm Hertz Hall, concert stage

Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective
11:30-12, 125 Morrison Hall
Students from the Berkeley Nu...   More >

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: with guest: Leah Senior

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The stats on King Gizzard’s colourful career are stacking up fast: 15 albums in 7 years (including five in 2017 alone), 10 of them charting in the Top 20 in Australia, where they are now arguably the country’s most innovative, important and productive rock band. International critical acclaim. Headline festival appearances.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Exploration of Forms: Dunham Technique with Eyla Moore

Performing Arts - Dance | April 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Eyla Moore

 Baba Duru Demetrius

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Dunham Technique is a holistic modern dance technique combining mind, body, and spirit. The movement in Dunham comes from ballet, modern, and African diasporic forms, specifically Haitian dance. Class will build upon itself beginning center floor, followed by Dunham Barre work (space permitting), progress across the floor, and end with a movement combination that will bring all the elements...   More >

Eyla Moore

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Noon Concert Series: Béla Bartók for two pianos

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jacqueline Chew and Michael Seth Orland, piano

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Joy Harjo | Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate: In conversation with Beth Piatote

Reading - Literary | April 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Joy Harjo, https://www.joyharjo.com/

 Arts Research Center, Engaging the Senses Foundation

Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate
In conversation with Beth Piatote
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5:30 – 7:00pm Reading + Conversation
7:00 – 7:30pm Book Signing + Reception
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Join the Arts Research Center for an evening of reading and conversation with the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

 Tickets required, distributed through the Arts Research Center. Available free on Eventbrite a week prior to the event (on Monday, April 13). Please visit our website at arts.berkeley.edu for more information as the date approaches. Please note: The Browe

$0 Available on Eventbrite 4/13/20, visit arts.berkeley.edu for more info

  Tickets go on sale April 13.

Joy Harjo (photo by Paul Abdoo)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Bedri Distinguished Writers Series presents Jennifer Egan

Reading - Literary | April 23 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Jennifer Egan

 UC Berkeley, The Bedri Distinguished Writing Series

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn. Her newest novel,...   More >

Friday, April 24, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 24 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs Palermo Palermo Friday–Sunday, April 24–26, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 24 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

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Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Play)

Performing Arts - Music | April 25 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Performers: Midiyanto accompanied by UC Berkeley’s Gamelan Sari Raras, co-directed by Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, with featured singer Heni Savitri.

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 students

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, April 26, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

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Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 12:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jennifer Huang, conductor
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

FREE

Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, Director

"In Search of AnOther Voice"
In collaboration with Professor Lester Hu, the UBE final concert will include works discussed throughout the spring term in MUSIC170,

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Noon Concert Series: UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission