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Monday, December 7, 2015

Public Piano Juries, 150C, Spring 2015

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 7 | 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


FINAL performance for music students in the piano program (150C), free and open to the public

Performances include works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Bach, Liszt, Debussy, Bolcom, Haydn, Scriabin, Chopin, Byrd, Prokofiev, Schubert

Download performance schedule below.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Chorus Holiday Noon Concert: 63rd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 9 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Chorus and Chamber Chorus,
“RIZDVO:” A Ukrainian Christmas and
Epiphany Carols from Folk and Classical traditions.
Marika Kuzma, director


free and open to the public



University Chorus and Chamber Chorus: Rizdvo - A Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany Carols from Folk and Classical Traditions

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Marika Kuzma directs the University Choruses in a holiday concert featuring Ukrainian Christmas and Epiphany Carols from Folk and Classical Traditions. Special guests Yara Arts Group, folk musician Julian Kytasty; True Life Trio; and very special guests, Hutsul Musicians (Koliadnyky Winter Song Singers) from the legendary Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine.


$16, $12 other students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of 10 or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

advance tickets suggested. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Undergraduate Composers Concert: free and open to the public

Performing Arts - Music: Student recital/Class concert: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Undergraduate composers perform new pieces.

free and open to the public


Friday, December 11, 2015

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen, Symphony 4; Strauss, Don Quixote

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, conductor
Nielsen, Symphony No. 4
Strauss, Don Quixote with Leighton Fong, cello soloist


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required), $free for music majors, music graduate students (with UCB student ID card) for music majors, music graduate students (with UCB student ID card)

Advance tickets from the Zellerbach Hall ticket office or at the door starting one hour before the performance. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen, Symphony 4; Strauss, Don Quixote

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, conductor
Nielsen, Symphony No. 4
Strauss, Don Quixote with Leighton Fong, cello soloist


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required), $free for music majors, music graduate students (with UCB student ID card) for music majors, music graduate students (with UCB student ID card)

Advance tickets from the Zellerbach Hall ticket office or at the door starting one hour before the performance. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Berkeley New Music Project/ECO Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | December 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Berkeley New Music Project/ ECO Ensemble

David Milnes conducts new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers featuring our resident professional new music ensemble.

Free and open to the public


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Solo Piano - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | January 27 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Compositions for solo piano by Assistant Teaching Professor Matthew Hough, performed by Davheed Behroozi


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Brendan Conner, Noack Organ - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Messiaen, J.S. Bach, more

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 3 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Organist Brendan Conner performs Messiaen Dieu parmi nous, J. S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, and other works on the Hertz Hall Noack Organ.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Berkeley Connect in Music: Research programs and grants for music students Berkeley for undergraduates

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Berkeley Connect in Music is sponsoring a brown-bag workshop on applying for the various undergraduate research programs and grants available at Berkeley. Many of these have deadlines in mid-February and soon after, and many allow you to dream up a project you really want to work on *and* receive funding while you pursue it.

Come and hear about what these opportunities are, and learn some...   More >

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Winds and Celli - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Spiget Wind Quintet + Celli@Berkeley

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 10 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


1st half: Spiget Wind Quintet: Ligeti Six Bagatelles
L. Pixley, clarinet; A. Young, bassoon; M. Nakajima, flute; C. Wirick, oboe; J. Betts, horn;
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2nd half: Celli@Berkeley, student cellists perform Ravel Pavane pour use infante defunte
Bartòk Romanian Folk Dances. Performers include James Lim, Rachel Lee, Yuki Mizuno, Leo Steinmetz, Susie Yoo


Friday, February 12, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Shelley Hirsch

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 12 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Morrison, Elkus Room


Department of Music


Shelley Hirsch is an award winning, critically acclaimed vocalist, composer, and storyteller whose mostly solo compositions, have been produced and presented on 5 continents.

Ms. Hirsch will perform at the Center for New Music , 55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 8pm. This is a ticketed event, $15 general, $10 members




UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - “Suite Romance”: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 12 – 13, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - “Suite Romance”
David Milnes, conductor

Tchaikovsky, Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Prokofiev, Suite from Cinderella
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Fred Frith / Shelley Hirsch Duo: Concert hosted by Center for New Music

Performing Arts - Music: Affiliated: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 13 | 8 p.m. |  Center for New Music


55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Department of Music


indescribably good interactive sometimes changing at break neck speed sometimes deliciously slow and melodic and sometimes pure noise–
not forgetting levity and not shying from intensity…

Fred Frith is a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar that began with Guitar Solos in 1974.

He learned his craft as both...   More >



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - “Suite Romance”: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 12 – 13, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - “Suite Romance”
David Milnes, conductor

Tchaikovsky, Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Prokofiev, Suite from Cinderella
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fire Scottish Band - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 17 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


The Fire Scottish Band: Rebecca Lomnicky, Scottish violin; and David Brewer, Scottish bagpipes, Irish whistles, bodhran, and guitar. Performing traditional and contemporary Scottish tunes, including Fred's Snowy Day and Roslin Castle.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Hilda Paredes

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Morrison, Elkus Room


Department of Music


One of the leading Mexican composers of her generation, Hilda Paredes has made her home in London since 1979.

Paredes has been recipient of important awards, such as the Arts Council of Great Britain fellowship for composers; the Rockefeller, Fund for Culture Mexico/USA and the J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship in the USA.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Gustavo Dudamel Master Class/Berkeley TALKS

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 20 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Cal Performances


CAL PERFORMANCES AT UC BERKELEY
Welcomes Back Gustavo Dudamel for Rescheduled Berkeley RADICAL Activities
From the 2015–16 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Orchestra Residency

11:30am-1pm: Conducting students MASTER CLASS

2–3:30: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra MASTER CLASS

4– 5pm: A 'Berkeley TALKS' event with Gustavo Dudamel

All free and open to public


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Solo Piano + Divisa Ensemble: 64th Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


First half: Solo Piano with Elizabeth Lin performing Debussy Suite Bergamasque

Second half: Divisa Ensemble performs Casterèdé Ombres et Clartes; Arthur Bliss Conversations
Performers include: Stephanie Ng, viola; with Tomiko Tsai, flute; Meave Cox, oboe; Eugenia Wie, violin; Sara Styles, cello.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Danish String Quartet - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Special concert in conjunction with Cal Performances

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music, Cal Performances


Mendelssohn String Octet, op. 20
Performed by the Danish String Quartet, with principal string players of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Lucia Petito, violin; Peter Hintz, violin; Jane Kim, viola; Mosa Tsay, cello



Composer Colloquium - Danish String Quartet: Readings of student works

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Elkus Room


Department of Music, cal performances


The Danish String Quartet, in residency with Cal Performances, performs works by student composers.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

University Gospel Chorus - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Gospel Songs and the Labor Movement

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 2 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Gospel Chorus
D. Mark Wilson, director

"Our Little Red Gospel Songbook - Hymns and Gospel Songs in the Labor Movement". A gospel concert recognizing the influence of hymns and gospel songs in creating power and solidarity of the early Labor Movement.


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Richard Beaudoin

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Morrison, Elkus Room


Department of Music


Richard Beaudoin — Harvard University, Faculty of Music, Preceptor on Music


All Audiences

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

University Wind Ensemble - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Hearshen, more

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 9 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director

Mendelssohn, Overture for Wind Instruments in C major, op. 24
William Bolcom, Song
Ira Hearshen, Divertimento for Band

more


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Friday, March 11, 2016

EZ Music Conference

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 – 13, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Emanuele Senici, Sapienza - Università di Roma; Mitchell Morris, University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann Smart, University of California, Berkeley; Joseph Lavery, University of California, Berkeley; Charles Kronengold, Stanford University; Rachana Vajjhala, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Music


Introducing interdisciplinary perspectives to the study of quotidian or “easy” music”: simple, generic, kitschy, or trivial music, usually for amateur performers or listeners. Through papers and discussion, we hope to develop strategies for integrating musical discussion of these easy repertoires into social frameworks.

EZ Music Conference link


Faculty, Students - Graduate

All Audiences



Composers Colloquium - Chris Arrell

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


American composer Chris Arrell (b. 1970, Portland, Oregon) writes music for throats, fingers, and oscillators praised for its nuance and unconventional beauty. A computer algorithm addict and former metal guitarist who wrote his doctoral dissertation on the music of Gérard Grisey, Arrell takes equal inspiration from rock and roll, acoustics, and the Digital Age.


All Audiences

All Audiences



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn, Shostakovich

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 – 12, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, director

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 12
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

EZ Music Conference

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 – 13, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Emanuele Senici, Sapienza - Università di Roma; Mitchell Morris, University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann Smart, University of California, Berkeley; Joseph Lavery, University of California, Berkeley; Charles Kronengold, Stanford University; Rachana Vajjhala, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Music


Introducing interdisciplinary perspectives to the study of quotidian or “easy” music”: simple, generic, kitschy, or trivial music, usually for amateur performers or listeners. Through papers and discussion, we hope to develop strategies for integrating musical discussion of these easy repertoires into social frameworks.

EZ Music Conference link


Faculty, Students - Graduate

All Audiences



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Mendelssohn, Shostakovich

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 – 12, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, director

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 12
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

EZ Music Conference

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 11 – 13, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Emanuele Senici, Sapienza - Università di Roma; Mitchell Morris, University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann Smart, University of California, Berkeley; Joseph Lavery, University of California, Berkeley; Charles Kronengold, Stanford University; Rachana Vajjhala, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Music


Introducing interdisciplinary perspectives to the study of quotidian or “easy” music”: simple, generic, kitschy, or trivial music, usually for amateur performers or listeners. Through papers and discussion, we hope to develop strategies for integrating musical discussion of these easy repertoires into social frameworks.

EZ Music Conference link


Faculty, Students - Graduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

University Baroque Ensemble - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Bach and Rameau

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 16 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Baroque Ensemble
Davitt Moroney, director

Works by Bach and Rameau performed on early and restored instruments


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Japanese Koto and Korean Kayageum - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | March 30 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Music composed by Hyo-shin Na for Japanese koto and Korean kayageum. Performed by faculty instructor Shoko Hikage, koto; with JiHye Im, kayageum.


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Cal Opera Co. Opera Premiere: A Note Before I Go

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Composer: Joshua Sanders
Producer: Rachel Lee
Conductor: Jennifer Huang
Assistant Producer: Juan C. Zepeda
Director: Logan Moody
Artist-in-residence: Rumi Bea

Cast: Rita Barakat, Bret Hart, Roger Tsui, Alyssa Kim, Sasha Kudler, Tara Scowe, Juan C. Zapeda, Fernando Villareal


$8 general admission (all seats unreserved), $5 UC Berkeley students with ID

Saturday, April 2, 2016

UC Berkeley African Ensemble: African Music and Dance

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 2 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Companies led by African master drummers CK Ladzekpo and Kiazi Malonga perform explosive traditional African music and dances


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus: An Afternoon of English Music

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 3 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


The Chamber Chorus presents selections from 800 years of spectacular English choral music featuring works by Byrd, Tallis, Purcell, Elgar, Stanford, Bairstow, Imogen Holst, Tavener, and Britten.

Magen Solomon, guest conductor


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Schumann, Mozart - Concerto Competition Winners

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 6 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, David Milnes, director
Concerto Competition winners perform with the orchestra:
Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Cameron Winrow, clarinet
Schumann Cello Concerto, Mosa Tsay, cello

Friday, April 8, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Stanford Students

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 8 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


All Audiences

Saturday, April 9, 2016

University Chorus: Haydn and Mozart

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Paul Flight, visiting conductor

University Chorus performs music by Haydn and Mozart.


$16 general admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UCB students with ID card

Tickets available at the door starting one hour before the performance. Buy tickets by calling 510-642.9988.



University Chorus: Haydn and Mozart

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Paul Flight, visiting director

Johann Michael Haydn, Missa Sancti Hieronymi

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K339

The University Chorus performs sacred music by two classical composers in employ of the Archbishop of Salzburg. The Missa Sancti Hieronymi by Johann Michael Haydn, the talented younger brother of the well-known composer Franz Joseph...   More >

Monday, April 11, 2016

TIGUE and Concert Black

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


TIGUE and Concert Black — two up and coming Brooklyn trios that blur the boundaries of classical, indie, improvisation, and composition — join forces for the West Coast premiere of Ravi Kittappa’s Shelter. They also perform their own works as well as those written by UC Berkeley graduate composers.


Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Contemporary compositions - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Pacific Rim Music Festival Ensemble Korea

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 13 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Contemporary compositions by faculty composer Cindy Cox, Shih-Hui Chen, and David Evan Jones, performed by Pacific Rim Music Festival Ensemble Korea


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Shih-Hui Chen: Recent work

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 14 | 5-7 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)


Department of Music


Born in Taiwan, Shih-Hui Chen has lived in the United States since 1982. Since completing her doctorate degree at Boston University, Chen has received significant recognition for her work including a Koussevitzky Music Foundation Commission, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Chamber Music America commission, and an American Academy in Rome Prize.


All Audiences

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Concert Honoring Prof. Bonnie Wade

Performing Arts - Music: Other: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Elkus Room


Department of Music


A concert honoring Prof. Bonnie Wade, founder of the ethnomusicology program at U.C. Berkeley, with performances by some of her students, including George Ruckert, performing a Hindustani alap on the sarod; Matthew Rahaim singing Hindustani khyal; Henry Spiller, Lisa Gold, and Ben Brinner playing pathetan on Javanese gamelan; Lisa Gold and Ida...   More >


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cal Day: University Open House

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 16 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


An attached schedule can be downloaded.

Concerto competition winners and a recent piece by a graduate student composer:

Daniel VanHassel, Composition: Distill for orchestra and electric guitar

Schumann Cello Concerto, Mosa Tsay, cello

Beethoven Piano concerto No. 4, Theodora Serbanescu-Martin, piano


 General admission (all seats unreserved)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jazz X 2 - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: UC Jazz + Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 20 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


A collaboration between UC Jazz, directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Composers Colloquium - Nicholas Isherwood

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Elkus Room


Department of Music


Nicholas Isherwood’s music has been influenced by the great composers he has had the privilege to work with as a singer. His music has been performed at venues such as the Gewandthaus in Leipzig, the Goethe Institut in Paris, the CNRS, Yehudi Menuhin’s Flâneries Musicales in Reims, and more.


All Audiences



Music Studies Colloquium - Timothy Taylor: Musical Performance as a Medium of Value

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 22 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Timothy Taylor, UCLA

Department of Music


Tim Taylor will talk about “Musical Performance as a Medium of Value.”




University Gospel Chorus: O Sing a New Song - The Psalms According to Gospel Music

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 22 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Gospel Chorus, D. Mark Wilson, director
"O Sing a New Song - The Psalms According to Gospel Music"

An evening celebrating new and older arrangements of the psalms by gospel artists


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale April 30. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

University Wind Ensemble: Sakai, Barber, Marquez, Cupero, Gjeilo, Nelhybel

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 24 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Wind Ensemble, Robert Calonico, director

Sakai, The Seventh Night of July
Barber, Sure on this Shining Night
Marquez, Conga del Fuego Nuevo
Cupero, Honey Boys on Parade
Gjeilo, Serenity
Nelhybel, Trittico
Böhme Concerto, Daniel Watson, trumpet soloist
Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever Matias Tarnopolsky, guest conductor


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chamber Music - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: Chamber music for flute, voice, and piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 27 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Chamber music for flute, voice, and piano, performed by Martha Wasley, faculty piano instructor; Larry Duckles, flute; Katelan Bowden, voice

Fauré: Sonata for flute and piano
Richard Strauss: Songs
Chopin: Nocturnes


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Play)

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 30 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Play) by Midiyanto, dhalang (puppet master), with Gamelan Sari Raras directed by Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, featuring the singing of Heni Savitri


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale April 30. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

University Baroque Ensemble: Bach, Dornel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Telemann

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 1 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Baroque Ensemble, Davitt Moroney, director
perform works by Bach, Dornel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Telemann


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale April 30. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Public Piano Juries, 150C Piano Program, Spring 2016: all day!

Performing Arts - Music: Student recital/Class concert: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 2 | 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Public Piano Juries, 150C Piano Program, Spring 2016
Monday May 2, 9am-4:45pm. Hertz Hall,

ALL WELCOME. Free admission!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music - 64th Annual Noon Concert Series: guest artist Ida Bagus Made Widnyana

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 4 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music

Student ensembles directed by Midiyanto and Lisa Gold, with guest artist Ida Bagus Made Widnyana.


Tickets go on sale March 9.

Friday, May 6, 2016

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra + U. Chorus: Mahler, Brahms

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 6 – 7, 2016 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 9

Brahms Schicksalslied with the University Chorus, Paul Flight, visiting director


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale April 30. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Souvenir: Music, Video and Performance: inspired by the poetry of Aimee Suzara

Performing Arts - Music: Affiliated: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)


Department of Music


A multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's volume "Souvenir," exploring her life and research into the disturbing history of the 1904 World's Fair. 

Location: Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT), 1750 Arch St, Berkeley
Time: 8pm May 7th & 8th 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687565221497646/

Cost: $5 student/ $10 general


$10 general, tickets available at door, $5 student, tickets available at door



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra + U. Chorus: Mahler, Brahms

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 6 – 7, 2016 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 9

Brahms Schicksalslied with the University Chorus, Paul Flight, visiting director


$16 General admission (all seats unreserved), $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current & retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups of ten or more, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)

Purchase tickets at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale April 30. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Souvenir: Music, Video and Performance: inspired by the poetry of Aimee Suzara

Performing Arts - Music: Affiliated: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)


Department of Music


A multimedia performance inspired by the Aimee Suzara's volume "Souvenir," exploring her life and research into the disturbing history of the 1904 World's Fair. 

Location: Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT), 1750 Arch St, Berkeley
Time: 8pm May 7th & 8th 
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687565221497646/

Cost: $5 student/ $10 general


$10 general, tickets available at door, $5 student, tickets available at door

Monday, May 9, 2016

New Music by Berkeley Composers/Eco Ensemble: Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble

David Milnes conducts new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers featuring our resident professional new music ensemble

Free and open to the public


Free and open to the public All seats unreserved

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Music Commencement 2016 + award winners concert

Performing Arts - Music: Student recital/Class concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 15 | 12-3:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Department of Music Commencement 2016

12–12:30pm: Award winners concert
12:30–1pm: graduates assemble in west corridor
1:30–3pm: graduation ceremony, department chair Cindy Cox, presiding
followed by reception

free and open to the public


Friday, November 18, 2016

Canceled: UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | November 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled


Department of Music


Schubert, Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" - Jennifer Huang, conductor
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" - Melissa Panlasigui, conductor

Free and open to the public