<< Week of February 26 >>

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bang on a Can All-Stars and Cappella SF: Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Performing Arts - Music | February 26 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Luminaries of the new music world, the chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars joins with Cappella SF for a performance of founding member Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields. The poignant oratorio weaves together oral histories, personal interviews, speeches, and local lore with electro-acoustic chamber music to tell the stories of Pennsylvania coal miners and their families...   More >

starting at $38

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
MASLANKA Symphony No. 4
SPITTAL Scherzo: Cat and Mouse

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 those on...   More >

Berkeley Talks: Marlon James

Performing Arts - Other | March 1 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Jamaican author Marlon James, whose monumental latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, earned him the prestigious Man Booker Prize, visits for a discussion with Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks as part of the Berkeley Talks speaker series. Praised for his "vaulting ambition and prodigious talent" (The New York Times), James will discuss his writing process, as well as the themes that...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 No children under 18.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

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

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org