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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 >



University Chamber Chorus: “Love and Longing”

Performing Arts - 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.



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

Performing Arts - Music | 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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Berkeley Fortepiano Series

Performing Arts - 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Noon Concert: Harpsichord

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | August 30 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Louise Bidwell, harpsichord
From the Court of Queen Elizabeth II: Keyboard Music by William Byrd (c. 1540 - 1623)

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...   More >

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Noon Concert: Expression through Piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jedediah Bruni, piano
Bethany Lee, piano
Expression through Piano
An afternoon of Impressionistic piano repertoire by two UCB students
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 10, La Cathédral engloutie (JB)
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 2, Voiles (JB)
BARTOK Suite, Op. 14 (JB)
RAVEL Jeux d’eau (BL)
DEBUSSY Pour le Piano (BL)


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied...   More >

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Noon Concert: Love and Loss in Art Song

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | September 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jashvina Devadoss, Gabrielle Lochard, sopranos; Tara Scown, Signa Love mezzo-sopranos; Bethany Lee, violin; Leighton Fong, cello; Nate Ben-Horin, piano and celesta; Michael Orland, piano; Jennifer Huang, conductor
Nate BEN-HORIN For Aletha: Musée des Beaux Arts (GL; BL; LF; NB; JH)
PURCELL If Music be the Food of Love (JD; NB)
QUILTER Come Away Death (JD; NB)
BOLCOM Amor (TS; MO)
VAUGHAN...   More >

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Noon Concert: International Piano Masterworks

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | September 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Eugenea Raychaudhuri, piano
Isabella Chow, piano
International Piano Masterworks
UCB students present works by Albéniz, Villa Lobos and Poulenc
ALBÉNIZ Iberia (ER)
VILLA LOBOS A Prole do Bebê, Book 1 (IC)
POULENC TBD (IC)

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...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Noon Concert: Music for Two

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | September 27 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jennifer Huang, violin; Nate Ben-Horin, piano
Carol Yao and James Lim, pianos
Music for Two
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major
MOZART Magic Flute Overture for Two Pianos
LUTOSŁAWSKI Variations on a Theme of Paganini

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...   More >

Friday, September 29, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

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...   More >


All Audiences

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

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...   More >


All Audiences

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Noon Concert: Cello + Piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Burke Schuchmann, cello
Martha Wasley, piano
Cello + Piano
MENDELSSOHN Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major
BEETHOVEN Variations for Cello and Piano
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion

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...   More >

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Noon Concert: Piano Duos

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Wednesday, October 11
Karen Rosenak, piano
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Piano Duos
SCHUBERT Rondo in A major, D. 951
CZERNY Grande Sonate Brillante in C minor, op. 10

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...   More >

Friday, October 13, 2017

Piano Endowment Fundraising Concert

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Jolie Huang, piano
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, op. 35, no. 1
SCHUBERT Sonata in G major, D. 894, op. 78
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13

Join us to support the Piano Endowment; a crucial funding source for the Department of Music's mission to integrate academic studies with performance.


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gamelan Sari Raras

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Javanese Gamelan | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese gamelan concert by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Since their inception in 1976, the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan classes have introduced over a thousand students to the musical traditions of Central Java and presented noon and evening concerts every semester in Hertz Hall. These classes...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble | October 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Robert Calonico, director
Jeff DAVIS Io Saturnalia
Donald GRANTHAM Southern Harmony
Cindy MCTEE Circuits
Jay BOCOOK Head Rush

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 Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl...   More >



Fall Choral Collage

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Chamber Chorus: University Chorus: University Gospel Chorus | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Come enjoy selections from a variety of Choral masterpieces and styles spanning the past 400 years. Directors Nackley and Salomen lead the University and Chamber choruses in addition to performances from P5 and the University Gospel Chorus.


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Music of Jay Cloidt

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble | October 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work Darc: Woman on fire for singer and cellist.

Jay Cloidt (born October 5, 1949) is an American composer, performer, sound designer,...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


by students of Leighton Fong
UCB music students perform chamber music including piano quartets by Antonín Dvořák and Erich Korngold

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 >

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus | November 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


D. Mark Wilson, director
“Singing with the Saints: An Interpretation of Dia De Los Muertos in Gospel Songs”
With this week’s recognition of the Day of the Dead and Halloween, The UCB Gospel Chorus shares a concert of gospel music recognizing saints, ancestors, and divine beings like angels whose memories and music bring strength to everyday life.
You are invited not only to sing with those...   More >

Friday, November 3, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Orion
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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 the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents,...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Orion
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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 the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents,...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 8 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
Program TBD


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. Traditionally on Wednesdays,...   More >

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Concerto Auditions

Performing Arts - Music: Audition: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 9 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Students audition for a chance to solo with the UCBSO in Spring 2018
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

University Choir

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Chorus | November 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Nikolas Nackley, director
"Reformation Royal Rumble"
Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with musical offerings from both sides of the movement. Featuring J.S. Bach's epic Lutheran Motet No. 3 “Jesu, meine Freude,” and Vivaldi's rousing Catholic masterpiece Gloria

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


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

University Chamber Choir

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Chamber Chorus | November 12 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Magen Solomon, director
Program TBD

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 cappella and accompanied music in many languages, and from the last 800 years.

The Chamber Chorus’s approximately 35 singers are competitively selected from singer-musicians...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Javanese Gamelan | November 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


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...   More >

Saturday, November 18, 2017

University Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Gospel Chorus | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


D. Mark Wilson, director
“Family Reunion: Celebrating 10 years with Dr. D. Mark Wilson”
Since the Black Consciousness Movement of the 1970s, Gospel Music has been made on the UCB campus and this year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. D. Mark Wilson’s leadership of this extraordinary ensemble in the UCB Music Department. Join us for a Family Reunion, as we walk down memory lane and...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Wind Ensemble | November 19 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Robert Calonico, director
featuring the Diablo Valley College Symphonic Band
Adam GORB Summer Dances
Jack STAMP Airlink
Robert SIERRA (trans. Scatterday) “Tumbao” from Sinfonia No. 3, La Salsa
HEED In Storm and Sunshine
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...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | November 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli


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 >

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Noon Concert: Holiday Choral Concert

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Chamber Chorus: University Chorus | December 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Featuring the University and Chamber Chourses
This is a popular concert, so please make plans to arrive early, as it is first come, first serve seating.


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...   More >



University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | December 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli

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


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Friday, December 8, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Symphony in C
DUTILLEUX Métabole
FRANCK Symphony in d minor

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 the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online, or or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Symphony in C
DUTILLEUX Métabole
FRANCK Symphony in d minor

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 the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online, or or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music: Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble | December 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Eco Ensemble
David Milnes, director
David Milnes leads our resident professional new music ensemble in new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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,...   More >