<< Week of November 05 >>

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Black Cedar

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Kris Palmer, flute
Steve Lin, guitar
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Mariinsky Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

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

 Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, ""a born Prokofiev interpreter"" (The Guardian, London), the Mariinsky plays complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin's regime: the Soviet government disapproved of both Prokofiev's emotionally expansive...   More >

$40 - 125

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The Mariinsky Orchestra Saturday–Sunday, November 4–5, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Live Simulcast: Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come on out for a live simulcast of the final performance of Berkeley Rep’s hit musical, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations! If you missed the sold-out run (the show is the highest-grossing in the theater's 50-year history) or simply want to experience it again, bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and perhaps a rain poncho and join us on Addison Street to watch the show live on...   More >

Anthony de Mare, piano: Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 7-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Anthony de Mare, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The songs of Stephen Sondheim receive bold new interpretations as intimate instrumentals in Anthony de Mare’s acclaimed Liaisons project. The pianist and new music champion has commissioned three dozen composers to each re-imagine a favorite Sondheim song as a solo piano work, and the result is a set of compositions that use the original themes as springboards for invention, and showcase de...   More >

$42

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Anthony de Mare performs on November 5 in Hertz Hall

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7



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 campus and in the wider...   More >

Holloway Poetry Series: Mixed Blood Talk with Farid Matuk: Having Been of the Type: Taking Up Orlando Patterson’s Call to Reimagine Freedom

Reading - Literary | November 8 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Farid Matuk

 Department of English

The Holloway Series in Poetry and Mixed Blood invite you to join us for a reading and talk by Farid Matuk on Wednesday, November 8. The Mixed Blood talk, "Having Been of the Type: Taking Up Orlando Patterson’s Call to Reimagine Freedom," will be held at 4pm in 306 Wheeler Hall, followed by a reading featuring Farid Matuk and Jessica Laser at 6:30 in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler).

Farid...   More >

Holloway Series in Poetry: Farid Matuk reading with Jessica Laser

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

 Farid Matuk; Jessica Laser

 Department of English

The Holloway Series in Poetry and Mixed Blood invite you to join us for a reading and talk by Farid Matuk on Wednesday, November 8. The Mixed Blood talk, "Having Been of the Type: Taking Up Orlando Patterson’s Call to Reimagine Freedom," will be held at 4pm in 306 Wheeler Hall, followed by a reading featuring Farid Matuk and Jessica Laser at 6:30 in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler).

Farid...   More >

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Open Mic Night

Performing Arts - Other | November 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Coalition for Diversity at Berkeley Law

The purpose of this event is to create a space for law students of differing affinities to community build and bond over heartfelt performances, including spoken word poetry. This event is ADA accessible.

Concerto Auditions

Performing Arts - Music | November 9 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students audition for a chance to solo with the UCBSO in Spring 2018
Free and open to the public.

Les Arts Florissants: William Christie, director

Performing Arts - Music | November 9 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Les Arts Florissants, directed by William Christie, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The French early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants has earned international acclaim for reviving Baroque opera with vivid theatricality, keen musicological insight, and a distinctly modern dramatic sense. Director William Christie leads the ensemble in two sonically rich works involving supernatural powers meddling in mortal affairs—Purcell's transcendent Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's...   More >

$48 - 86

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Les Arts Florissants performs Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Black Life: The Black Aesthetic

Performing Arts - Other | November 10 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Oakland-based creative organization the Black Aesthetic invites you to a screening of Christian Johnson’s short film A Moment of Truth + Sin.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Ian Bostridge, tenor; Wenwen Du, piano: Recital

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

 Ian Bostridge, Wenwen Du, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

As he has chronicled in his insightful Schubert's Winter Journey—Anatomy of an Obsession, tenor Ian Bostridge has had a profound relationship with the most famous of song cycles throughout his entire career. Bostridge's special affinity for Winterreise has grown through more than 100 performances over three decades and in many different contexts, and Schubert's haunting, layered musical allegory...   More >

$48 - 86

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Ian Bostridge and Wenwen Du perform Friday, November 10, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

SILVIA MATHEUS--TIM PERKIS--WENDY REID Primary tabs

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Silvia Matheus, Tim Perkis, Wendy Reid

 CNMAT

SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity TIM PERKIS, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations Silvia Matheus, a national of Brazil, is an internationally accomplished electronic music composerwho has been composing with computers and electronics since the 1980.She graduated from Mills College, Oakland, California, with a Master of Fine Arts in ElectronicMusic and Recording Media. She has also and...   More >

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Performing Arts - Dance | November 11 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Tango Buenos Aires, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than 30 years, Tango Buenos Aires has traveled the world as an ambassador of Argentina's most cherished cultural export, bringing the stirring sounds and sultry elegance of the tango to audiences near and far. The company showcases its "blazing artistry" and "stunning" choreography (Sacramento Press) in its newest production, an homage to the legendary singer, songwriter, composer, and...   More >

$30 - 76

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Tango Buenos Aires performs Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Choir

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, director
"Reformation Royal Rumble"
Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with musical offerings from both sides of the movement. Featuring J.S. Bach's epic Lutheran Motet No. 3 “Jesu, meine Freude,” and Vivaldi's rousing Catholic masterpiece Gloria

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in the campus...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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