<< Week of March 31 >>

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Black Life: Gabriel Christian

Performing Arts - Other | March 31 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Reigniting a matrilineal legacy of jazz and opera and a patrilineal legacy of sermon and education, Oakland-based artist Gabriel Christian offers select adaptations from their project riff, composed of 365 entries on their @genderjuicy Instagram feed from 2017 through 2018. Christian’s work metabolizes the vernaculars of BlaQ diaspora—futurity, afrovivalism, faggotry—through body-based live...   More >

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion

Performing Arts - Music | March 31 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Zakir Hussain, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For his Masters of Percussion concert, tabla player and improviser Zakir Hussain is joined by an international cast of accomplished fellow drummers, and together they explore traditional North Indian drumming, along with the layered, animated rhythms of popular and folk music from around the world.

$30-72 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion perform Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Noon Concert: Horn Trio

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

 Department of Music

Richard Liaw, violin
Kyle Ko, horn
Jolie Huang, piano
BRAHMS Horn Trio in Eb Major, op. 40
MOZART/Naumann Horn Quintet, K407

Commencing its 67th 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. Traditionally on...   More >

Secrets on the Way: The Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer. A Reading by Robert Hass and Screening of the Film "Secrets", Produced by Kathryn Roszak. Musical Prelude by Mads Tolling

Reading - Literary | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Robert Hass, Department of English, UC Berkeley; Kathryn Roszak, Artistic Director, Danse Lumière

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of English

Robert Hass reads from his selection of poems by Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer that he translated, and Kathryn Roszak screens and discusses her
short film “Secrets”, a post-modern “tango,” inspired by Tranströmer's great poem "Schubertiana," a love story with two dancers seeking trust in New York City. The presentation will be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Robert Hass is...   More >

Robert Hass

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands, music director

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

 Cal Performances

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and music director Christian Sands, featuring Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross. Salvant won her second Grammy award in 2018, and sings with a presence that belies her young years. Her impressive repertoire traverses blues, folk music, and lesser-known jazz standards.

$36-92 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour – 60th Anniversary Celebration starring Cécile McLorin Salvant appears Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

The Tallis Scholars: Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 The Tallis Scholars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Palestrina/Missa Assumpta est Maria (Kyrie)
Morales/Regina caeli
Palestrina/Missa Ecce ego Johannes (Gloria)
Festa/Quam pulchra es
Carpentras/Lamentations
Palestrina/Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo)
Allegri/Miserere
Palestrina/Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus)
Campkin/Miserere Mei
Josquin/Inter natos mulierum
Palestrina/Missa Brevis (Agnus)

$42-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Tallis Scholars perform Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel Thursday, April 4, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Friday, April 5, 2019

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



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 Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reading: Alan Chazaro, Antonio López, and Leticia Hernández-Linares, with special guests Gala

Reading - Literary | April 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first in this series of readings celebrating the tenth anniversary of the influential journal The Acentos Review starts us off with a bang. Alan Chazaro’s chapbook Piñata Theory won the 2018 Hudson Prize. A Marshall scholar currently studying at Oxford, Antonio López has had work featured in PEN/America and elsewhere. The widely published Leticia Hernández-Linares is a lecturer at San...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



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 Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Duo Gelland

Performing Arts - Music | April 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Duo Gelland, joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.