<< Week of April 12 >>

Sunday, April 12, 2020

H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor

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

 Department of Music

Zachary Manlapid, Director & Music Director; Nikolas Nackley, Advisor
Music by Arthur Sullivan, Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

"Things are seldom what they seem" in the concert presentation of this comic-opera in two-acts! Known as one of the "Big Three" by Gilbert & Sullivan, H.M.S. Pinafore tells the story of true love across social ranks along with a score of sweeping melodies,...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Kei Miller Reading

Reading - Literary | April 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kei Miller is a Forward Prize-winning Jamaican poet, novelist, and essayist whose work explores cartography, power, and religion, amongst much else. He's a riveting speaker and a probing, sharp thinker on contemporary politics, as well as a beautifully evocative writer. He'll be visiting the English/Af-Am seminar "Black Cultures of Sexuality and Gender" ahead of a public reading.

Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Trumpet player and composer Amir ElSaffar has long explored the connections between Iraqi maqam and jazz improvisation in his expansive compositions. His score was featured in Ragamala Dance Company’s visit to Cal Performances two seasons ago, and here he brings together 17 musicians from Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Western jazz traditions in a kaleidoscopic new program. ElSaffar’s layered,...   More >

$28–$48 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale April 14. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Amir ElSaffar performs Rivers of Sound Thursday, April 14, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Michael Crommett)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Noon Concert Series: Death and Taxes. And Songs.

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students of the vocal studies program present a tax day recital of songs and arias about some of life’s absolutes: love, despair, bliss, and death.
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | A Subtlety: The Sugar Play by Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

Performing Arts - Theater | April 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present A Subtlety: The Sugar Play by Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker.

The New Play Reading Series is a directed group study course led by current Performance Studies graduate students. Students in the course form a repertory theater company dedicated to the reading of three new plays by up-and-coming playwrights.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director
Choral Academia. Teaching music and applying what is taught into clinical trial is a common practice throughout history. This concert will examine an array of musicians who demonstrate these two roles from the 20th century to the present, including Gabriel Fauré, Antonín Dvořák, Leos Janáček, Steven Stucky, Chen Yi, and the world premiere of Cindy Cox’s “Looking...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Cal Day

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Schedule TBA