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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >


All Audiences

Friday, March 24, 2017

Composition Colloquium: David Coll

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | March 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

His work has been recognized through commissions, prizes, and awards from Milano Musica, NewMusicUSA, the Zellerbach Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, IRCAM, the Salvatore...   More >

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Symphony Orchestra Concerto
David Milnes, music director
Lauren Washburn, clarinet
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD
DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts...   More >


All Audiences

Friday, April 7, 2017

Takács Quartet Masterclass

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Members of the Takács Quartet coach UC Berkeley students in rehearsal of select Beethoven string quartets.

Tickets: free and open to the public with limited access. Updated information will be available at calperformances.org


free and open to the public with limited access.



Composition Colloquium: Marco Stroppa

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 7 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)


Department of Music


Composer, researcher and professor, Marco Stroppa was born in Verona on December 8, 1959.
He undertook a range of musical studies - piano, choral music and choir conducting, composition and electronic music – under Laura Palmieri, Guido Begal, Renato Dionisi, Azio Corghi and Alvise Vidolin at the Conservatories of Verona, Milan and Venice. He also studied computer music, cognitive psychology and...   More >



Takács Quartet Colloquium

Colloquium: Lecture/Demonstration/MasterClass/Workshop: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 7 | 4:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Discussion with music students and faculty, with members of the Takács Quartet.
Tickets: private session for UC Berkeley students only; not open to the public.



University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and Contra Costa 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 Costa 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.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

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


Cal Performances


A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $72

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music: Other | April 9 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Cal Performances


A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $72

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Noon Concert: Jazz x 2

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | April 12 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jazz x 2
A double bill of the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and...   More >


All Audiences

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mivos Quartet

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 14 | 11 a.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Mivos Quartet presents a lecture/workshop on string extended techniques, professional development, and contemporary repertoire for string quartet.



Composition Colloquium: Nick Virzi, Andrew Watts

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 14 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)


Department of Music


Nick Virzi (b. 1991) is a composer from New York City, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His current work explores the dramatic and empathetic nature of music through mimetic representation, anthropomorphism, and abstract methods of generation and development. In addition to composing, Nick is a guitarist and conductor, and translates text in the Italian...   More >



Music Studies Colloquia: Thomas Porcello (Vassar)

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Professor Thomas Porcello from Vassar College
"LOUD: Music, sound, perception, discourse"
free and open to the public



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

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra - All Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus - Grady Lai, conductor
Violin Romance in F Major - Zemei Zeng, violin; Melissa Panlasigui, conductor
Leonore Overture No. 3 - Jennifer Huang, conductor
Symphony No. 5 - Melissa Panlasigui, conductor



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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Noon Concert: Jared Redmond, piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | April 19 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jared Redmond, piano
Program to include:
Trevor BACA Mráz (world premiere)
SCRIABIN Preludes op. 74
SCRIABIN Poems op. 32
SCRIABIN Vers la Flamme

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are...   More >


All Audiences

Friday, April 21, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Marco Fusi

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.

Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers...   More >



Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of “composerly production,” with all the openness this connotes: how is “the composer” constructed, and how does she function culturally,...   More >

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | Hertz Concert Hall, as well as Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Join us as we showcase our ensembles and performers on Cal Day!

2017 Cal Day Schedule:

9:30–10:30am
Hertz Hall, upper lobby
Music Connection Instrument Workshop
The Music Connection, an on-campus group that provides free music tutoring to children in the BUSD, presents an instrument petting zoo! Come by to play your favorite instrument, introduce yourself and your children to a new one,...   More >



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


Gliere - Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Kyle Ko, french horn
Cox - A Year
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
-intermission-
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
William Wang, piano



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.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Clemens Gadenstätter

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz.

During his student years, he was active as a flautist in...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Noon Concert: Laura Carmichael, clarinet

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Laura Carmichael, clarinet
Cindy COX The Shape of the Shell
Hannah LASH California Orange (world premiere)
Ig HENNEMAN Featherlight Monkeys
and other works by Berkeley composers

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated...   More >


All Audiences

Friday, April 28, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Samuel Andreyev

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 28 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Samuel Andreyev is a composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion.

Samuel Andreyev studied...   More >



Music Studies Colloquium: Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Colloquium: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | April 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Adeline Mueller is Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. She specializes in Mozart and eighteenth-century opera, ballet, and Lieder, with additional research interests in music and childhood, silent film music, and...   More >



Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Other | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $30

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



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.



Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Other | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $30

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets 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.



Rameau: The Temple of Glory (Le temple de la gloire): Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Other | April 30 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


The vivid musical imagination of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is brought to life in a lavish new staging of his opera-ballet Le temple de la gloire, featuring the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, with leading proponents of period dance, the New York Baroque Dance Company. Rameau's first version of the score, with a libretto by Voltaire, was long thought lost—but the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $30

Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Jon Kulpa

Performing Arts - Music | April 30 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Department of Music


featuring Friction String Quartet and Kulpa's new work, "Negative Expanse."

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Noon concert | May 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Gamelan
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular...   More >


All Audiences



University Chorus and Gospel Chorus "Praise and Protest"

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Chorus and Gospel Chorus
"Praise and Protest"
Spirituals and songs about peace, hope, and resistance.

Free Concert - Donations to support the Northern California ACLU gladly accepted


free

Friday, May 5, 2017

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 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, May 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 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.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Eco Ensemble: Berkeley Composers

Performing Arts - Music: Colloquium/Symposium/Conference | May 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Eco Ensemble presents Berkeley Composers
David Milnes conducts new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers featuring ECO, our resident professional new music ensemble.

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend...   More >

Sunday, May 21, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra: Open Rehearsal/Concert

Performing Arts - Music: DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC | May 21 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in time


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 >