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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

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.



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

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 18 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Haydn: Piano Trios Hob XV: 11-14. Karen Rosenak (fortepiano), Katherine Kyme (violin), William Skeen (cello).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public

Friday, February 24, 2017

An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | February 24 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner

Description:
Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the...   More >

Friday, April 7, 2017

University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and Contra Coast Wind Symphony: "The French Kiss of Death," works by FAURE and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Chorus
Nikolas Nackley, director
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Contra Coast Wind Symphony
Brad Hogarth, director
"The French Kiss of Death"
FAURE Requiem
BERLIOZ Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
and pieces by Charpentier and de Lalande

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in...   More >


$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.

Friday, April 14, 2017

University Gospel Choir: “The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"

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


Department of Music


University Gospel Choir
D. Mark Wilson, director
“The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"
An evening of gospel music, recognizing not only messages of hope and love in gospel music, but also radical messages of change and resistance heard in the writings of the Hebrew prophets.


$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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

African Music Concert

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


C.K. Ladzekpo, director
African Master Drummers CK Ladzekpo and Kiazi Malonga lead companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance

The African Music Ensemble has flourished since its first year in 1972-73 under the direction of master Ghanian musician C.K. Ladzekpo. Recruited by Professor Olly Wilson (composer and specialist in African American music), Ladzekpo took...   More >


$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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day with the University Symphony Orchestra: works by RACHMANINOV, GLIÈRE, STRAUSS

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 22 | 11 a.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


CAL DAY
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
William Wang, piano
Kyle Ko, french horn
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2
GLIÈRE Horn Concerto,
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

free and open to the public

Since its inception in 1968, Cal Day has exhibited the diversity of the UC Berkeley experience to much acclaim. First held as a one-time event to...   More >



Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 22 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Haydn: the complete English songs. Karen Rosenak (fortepiano) and Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano), Ariana Strahl (voice).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public

Sunday, April 23, 2017

University Wind Ensemble: works by HAZO, GRAINGER, SCHUMAN, NELSON, ARNOLD, and DE HAAN

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
HAZO Sevens
GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy
SCHUMAN Chester
ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances
Jacob DE HAAN Ross Roy


The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by...   More >


$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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

University Chamber Chorus: “Love and Longing”

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Chamber Chorus
“Love and Longing”
From Finland to France, Bosnia to Broadway: works of Bartók, Berlin, Brahms, Debussy, Ellington, Hensel, Thompson, Rautavaara, and special guest pianist Jeffrey Sykes

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a...   More >


$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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 29 | 12:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Haydn: solo works for piano, including Sonata Hob XVI: 50 and the Andante and Variations in F minor Hob XVII:6. Nicholas Mathew (fortepiano).

Berkeley Fortepiano Series, Spring 2017
Vocal and Chamber Music by Haydn
Featuring Katherine Kyme, Nicholas Mathew, Karen Rosenak, William Skeen, and Ariana Strahl

Free and Open to the public



Gamelan Sari Raras: Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri


Gamelan Sari Raras is a performing ensemble in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of Midiyanto and Ben Brinner it includes students and former students at Berkeley as well as...   More >


$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.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 30 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Baroque Ensemble
Christine Brandes, director
“High Crimes and Misdemeanors”
Music of Rosenmüller, Stradella and other bad boys of the Baroque

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as we know, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original...   More >


$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.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra: Open Rehearsal/Concert

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 21 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Skin, stretched upon the frame (World Premiere)
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD -
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Iberia
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra...   More >