<< Week of April 07 >>

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sō Percussion: Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined

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

 Sō Percussion, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program*:
Vijay Iyer/TORQUE (West Coast Premiere)
Caroline Shaw/Taxidermy
Jason Treuting/Nine Numbers 4 (West Coast Premiere)
Susanne Farrin/New Work Dan Trueman/“Song,” from Nostalgic Synchronic, Etudes for Bitklavier (West Coast Premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy/Broken Unison (West Coast Premiere)

* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced

$42 (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

Sō Percussion, Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

UC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA

 Public Affairs

This event will bring students, alumni, and community members
together for a night of live jazz performed by UC Jazz’s three most advanced ensembles. The combos will perform a broad and exciting sampling of various jazz styles, including classic material from the 1960s and 1970s, swing, latin, and contemporary, with much focus on improvisation and group
interaction.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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 Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann (Oboe/English horn) and Jacob Felix Heule (percussion)

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

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Exhibit Opening: "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

Reading - Literary | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is hosting a selection of pieces from "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" through the end of the semester. Join us for the Opening of the exhibit, where curator and co-editor of the anthology of the same title, Beau Beausoleil will speak about this project. He will be accompanied by a selection of readings from the 2012 anthology "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

Friday, April 12, 2019

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance

Performing Arts - Other | April 12 | 3:15-7 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Annamaria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies

 Berkeley Language Center

Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chichewa, Czech, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, and Telugu.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe! La telaraña de Carlota / Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Some pig!” “Humble.” “Radiant.” These words, written in her web on top of Zuckerman’s stable, narrate Charlotte’s feelings for a little pig called Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born. Join us in reading this remarkable story of friendship, loyalty, life, and morality. This is a ¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe!...   More >

Havana Cuba All-Stars

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

 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Returning this season after their warmly received Berkeley debut two years ago, the Havana Cuba All-Stars specializes in the evocative vintage sound of Cuban son, with layered percussion, guitars, trumpets, and strings playing the rhythms of rhumba, chachacha, habanera, and guaguanco. For this special “Asere” or “friendship” tour, the musicians are accompanied by a troupe of expert dancers from...   More >

$36-68 (prices subject to change)

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

The Havana Cuba All-Stars perform Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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