<< Week of February 04 >>

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Circa: Il Ritorno

Performing Arts - Dance | February 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Juxtaposing circus arts with the music of Il ritorno D’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi’s 17th-century opera about Ulysses’ homecoming, the Australian troupe Circa tells a story of loss and displacement in its latest production, Il Ritorno. Six acrobats join four chamber musicians and two singers in a staging that unites music with movement.

$30–$68

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 510-642-9988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

Circa performs Il Ritorno Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music from the University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 The Women's Faculty Club

UC student musicians performing Ludwig van Beethoven - "Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 7 in C Minor, Op 30, No 2

Bedrich Smetana - String Quartet in E Minor, No. 1 "From My Life"

Concert is followed by a reception

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 6.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ken Ueno

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, and sound artist. Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. His music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. He has performed as soloist in his vocal concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in New...   More >

Noon Concert: Debussy Duos: Later works by the master

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

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

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...   More >

New Play Reading: "Only You Get Me" by Sam Peurach

Performing Arts - Theater | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

When Cam and Selena are stranded outside Hamburg, Germany, passions spark and a promise is made: to be intimate upon their future return to Hamburg. 10 years later, that promise is tested...Join us for a reading of the play “Only You Get Me” by Berkeley alum Sam Peurach, followed by a discussion with the playwright and the director, Jennifer Coluccio.   More >

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Credited with carrying on the legacy of artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s repertoire includes jazz standards, folk songs, and blues tunes, plus her own compositions.

$30-68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Stebbins Piano Series: Pianist Jolie Huang

Performing Arts - Music | February 8 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Mary Remy

 Women's Faculty Club

Pianist Jolie Huang performs Robert Schumann - Symphonic Etudes, Op 13

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 8.

Lillette Dubey | Film and Theatre, National and International: An Actor's Perspective

Performing Arts - Theater | February 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Lillette Dubey, Indian actress and theatre and television personality

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Nazakat at Berkeley

A conversation with Indian actress and acclaimed theatre director, television and film artist, Lillette Dubey.

The Town on Notice: Dance Performance and Panel Discussion on Gentrification

Performing Arts - Dance | February 8 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Dimensions Dance Theater, https://www.dimensionsdance.org/

 College of Environmental Design

When Gertrude Stein wrote in her 1937 book Everybody’s Autobiography, “There is no there there,” she was expressing her regret upon learning that the neighborhood in which she had lived (today known as Bella Vista) was being torn down to make way for an industrial park; over time, the quote has been misconstrued as a derogatory description of Oakland as a whole, and this dismissal has been...   More >

The Town on Notice: Dance Performance + Discussion on Gentrification in Oakland

Performing Arts - Dance | February 8 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

All in all, Oakland is an urban conundrum, and Dimension Dance Theater’s “The Town On Notice” seeks to explore the community and its many facets through storytelling, dance, music, photography, film and drama.

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Spectrum Dance Theater performs Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 2018 in the Oakland Metro Operahouse.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Friday, February 9, 8pm
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 2
Timo Andres/The Blind Banister (West Coast Premiere)
Mendelssohn/Symphony No. 4, Italian

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performs Friday–Sunday, February 9–11, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 2-4 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

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

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Symphony No. 49, The Passion
Salvatore Sciarrino/Il sogno di Stradella (The Dream of Stradella) for Piano and Orchestra (West Coast Premiere)
Ives/The Unanswered Question (1908; rev. 1930–35)
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 4

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

University Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (US premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online