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Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel discussion followed by jam session on Faculty Glade

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | September 19 | 12-3 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125, the Elkus Room


Frank George, legendary West Virginia fiddler born in 1928; Kim Johnson, the “Grande Dame” of West Virginia banjo players (a generation younger than Frank); Grace Forrest, fiddler and Mills College student; and Suzy Thompson, fiddler and director of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.
After, jam on Faculty Glade under the oak.

free and open to the public



Free Speech All-Campus Sing-In Workshop: Songs of Freedom, Part of the “FSM 50” Celebration

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | September 22 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Gospel Chorus on Sproul Plaza photographJoin the Chamber Chorus, Gospel Chorus, & University Chorus in this workshop (not concert). All students, faculty, and staff singers, regardless of skill level, are welcome to learn basic singing skills and three songs related to the Free Speech Movement. These will be sung by all on FSM 50th Anniversary Concert on Sproul Plaza the next day, joined by African drummers and Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl.



FSM "50" - Free Speech All-campus Sing-in: A concert by the Chamber, Gospel, and University Choruses, and all who assemble.

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | September 23 | 5 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza


Chorus singing on Sproul Hall stepsCome to the workshop on Tuesday September 22 in Hertz Hall to learn the songs, then assemble on the Sproul Hall steps at 5pm on September 23 to sing the songs!

Join the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director; the University Gospel Chorus, D. Mark Wilson, director; CK Ladzekpo's African drummers, and Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl.



Messiaen, Visions de l'amen for 2 pianos: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | September 24 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Piano faculty Michael Seth Orland and Jacqueline Chew perform Messiaen's Visions de l'amen for 2 pianos



Piano, Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

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


Photo of Jeremiah Trujillo, pianistMessiaen - Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus

performed by student pianists from the 150C class



Solo Piano, Cello/Piano - Faculty Recital: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

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


Martha Wasley photographMartha Wasley, piano (faculty); Burke Schuchmann, cello

Beethoven, Sonata for piano and cello, op. 5 no. 2
Mendelssohn, Songs without Words



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Cindy Cox

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 2 – 4, 2014 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


UC Berkeley Symphony OrchestraDavid Milnes, conductor

Cindy Cox Las Aguas del Sur

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6



University Gospel Chorus: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 8 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Noon Concert Gospel ChorusD. Mark Wilson, director

"I Still Have A Song to Sing"

A Tribute to Gospel Music Pioneer and Matriarch Dr. Helen J.H. Stephens, whose community choir movement with the 1960s-1970s Gospel Chorus "The Voices of Christ" set the standard of the Bay Area Gospel Community Choir style and musical sound.



Solo Piano, Cello/Piano: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

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


Photo of hands on piano keyboardFirst half:
Nathaniel Ben-Horin, solo piano
Schubert, Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 537

Second half:
Susie Ji-Won Yoo, cello with Miles Graber, piano
Rachmaninoff, Cello Sonata in G Minor, movements I and III



University Wind Ensemble, Autumn Winds: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

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


University Wind Ensemble photographRobert Calonico, director

Nowlin, The Maker’s Mark
Galante, Transcendent Journey
Whitacre, October
Holsinger, Connacht Rhapsody (premiere)
Reed, Armenian Dances (Part I)



Theodora Martin, solo piano: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

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


Theodora Martin at piano, photographBeethoven, Sonata No. 11, op. 22 in B-flat Major
Chopin, Barcarolle op. 60 in F-sharp Major
Chopin, Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat Major



Music Studies Colloquium - Mary Hunter: Why does the Juilliard Gift Shop sell $10 Plastic Busts of Composers?

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 17 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Inaugural Wye J. Allanbrook Memorial Lecture: Mary Hunter (Bowdoin College): “Why does the Juilliard Gift Shop sell $10 Plastic Busts of Composers?"

Reception follows



University Baroque Ensemble: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 22 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


photograph of Baroque Ensemble members performingJohn Dornenburg and Carla Moore, co-directors

Students of the ensemble perform works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and Locke on antique instruments.



Music Studies Colloquium - Benjamin Piekut: Henry Cow and the Vernacular Avant-garde.

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 24 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University, currently Visiting Professor at Berkeley): "Henry Cow and the Vernacular Avant-garde."

Reception follows



Carmina Burana

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra

Marika Kuzma, director

Orff - Carmina Burana (piano-percussion version)
J.S. Bach, music that led to the B minor Mass: Sanctus, BWV 238;
Cantata BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen;
Cantata BWV 29 Wir danken dir



The Joseph Kerman Memorial

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 26 | 2-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Professor Joseph Kerman passed away at the age of 89 after a long illness on March 17 in Berkeley, California.

The Memorial for Professor Kerman will be on Sunday, October 26th at the Bancroft Hotel at 2:00pm. The event itself will probably be close to two hours and will be followed by a reception. The final program will be known closer to the event.

The memorial will be primarily a...   More >



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 29 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


photograph of orchestra violin sectionDavid Milnes, conductor

Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances



Bloch Professor Georgina Born: Bloch Lecture series: Times and Genres

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 31 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Morrison, Elkus Room


Bloch lecture poster, Prof. Georgina BornBloch Lectures by Georgina Born, rescheduled to the fall 2014 semester:

October 31, Times and Genres
November 3, Ontologies and Interdisciplinarities

Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford.



UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev

Performing Arts - Music: Highlight: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | October 31 – November 1, 2014 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


UC Berkeley Symphony OrchestraUC BERKELEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

David Milnes, conductor

Melody Huang, cello soloist

Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Prokofiev - Sinfonia Concertante



Bloch Professor Georgina Born: Bloch Lecture series: Times and Genres

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | November 3 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125 Morrison, Elkus Room


Bloch lecture poster, Prof. Georgina BornBloch Lectures by Georgina Born, rescheduled to the fall 2014 semester:

October 31, Times and Genres
November 3, Ontologies and Interdisciplinarities

Georgina Born is Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford.