<< Week of October 07 >>

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble: Delhi to Damascus

Performing Arts - Music | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Tabla player and Grammy Award-winning member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Sandeep Das celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage shared by India and Syria in the latest project by his HUM Ensemble. Strings, drums, bowed drones, and raga and maqam melodies rooted in Sufi poetry come together to connect ancient civilizations with modern virtuosity in The Road to Damascus. Das is joined by Syrian oud...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble perform Delhi to Damascus Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Hertz Hall.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Psoy Korolenko: concert by the Russian avant-garde pianist and singer

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Psoy performs his own and others' songs, accompanying himself to keyboard instruments, mainly a Casio synthesizer in accordion timbre. Experimenting with quite various song traditions he sings in about six or seven languages, most frequently in Russian, Yiddish, English and French.

Free and open to the public

Subtle Degrees saxophone/percussion duo

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

SUBTLE DEGREES is a two-musician ensemble consisting of Travis Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums).

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Browning of American Literature

Reading - Literary | October 9 | 6-8:15 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Armando Rendón, Publisher, Somos en Escrito Literary Magazine; Maria Nieto

 Roberto Haro (aka Roberto de Haro)

 Ethnic Studies Library

Three award-winning authors will speak on the theme of Latino literature and read from their works. An open mic session will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Invited authors are: Armando Rendón, Maria Nieto, and Roberto Haro (aka Roberto de Haro).

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Noon Concert: Sappho’s Garden

Performing Arts - Music | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, soprano
Eric Moe, piano
DEBUSSY Trois Chansons de Bilitis
SCHOENBERG Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Eric MOE from Tough Songs


Continuing its 66th 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....   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Reading by Paul Muldoon

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Paul Muldoon

 Institute of European Studies - Irish Studies Program, Irish Arts & Writers Festival, Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco, Department of English

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and recipient of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017 visits the UC Berkeley campus for a reading of his recent and classic work.

James Bay

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records].

  Buy tickets online

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones

Friday, October 12, 2018

Schaubühne: An Enemy of the People

Performing Arts - Theater | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Schaubühne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Berlin’s Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Andrew Chen, piano

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

 Department of Music

Schumann Fantasiestücke, op. 12
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28, op. 101
Tchaikovsky Dumka, op. 59
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, op. 22
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 83

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

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

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

Saturday, October 13, 2018

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 14, 2018 every day | 2-3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of the Free

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theatre

 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94619

 Soweto Gospel Choir, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

World-wide ambassadors of South African culture and two-time Grammy winners, the Soweto Gospel Choir perform renditions of Zulu, Xhosa, and Sotho folk and gospel music, American spirituals, and African pop, in a dozen different languages.

$34-80 (prices subject to change)

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

Soweto Gospel Choir performs Songs of the Free Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the Paramount Theatre.

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

Schaubühne: An Enemy of the People

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Schaubühne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Berlin’s Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
R. Strauss/String Sextet from Capriccio Schoenberg/Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Tchaikovsky/String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence

$58-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale October 13. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth performs Saturday, October 13, 2018 in First Congregational Church.