concerts and events

Upcoming Events

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 I: 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 >

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Regents' Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity: Bernie Krause, Ph.D. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Colloquium | September 14 | 1 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Fall welcome misc.

 UC Berkeley Music

This concise exposition underscores the significance of natural soundscapes as the defining voice of biodiversity. Since all organisms produce a sound signature, Bernie Krause, one of the founders of soundscape ecology, will introduce through both audio and complementary visual illustrations, the multiple ways in which the collective organic sound produced in a given habitat – its biophony –...   More >

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing: Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity

Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing

Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Friday, Sept. 15th, 4:30 pm


Hertz Hall

Fred Lonberg-Holm / Live Fieldwork with Ken Ueno and “Bob and Maxine’s Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra”

Performing Arts - Music | September 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Human improviser meets machine improviser. After encountering this strange double of human musical interaction in live performance, the human improviser is invited to discuss their experience of engaging with a musician made from computing machinery. How did the machine compare to a human player? In what ways did it satisfy human expectations? In what ways did it fail? In what ways did it...   More >

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

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 >

Friday, September 22, 2017

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Colloquium: Noon Concert: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Williams (King’s College, London): “Reproduction without origins? Property and personality in early Italian recorded music”

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 22 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

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

Composition Colloquium: Oliver Schneller

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 29 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Oliver Schneller (b. 1966 in Cologne) grew up in Africa, Europe and Asia and studied in Germany and the USA. After completing a MA in political science and musicology at the University of Bonn he worked for the Goethe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal (1990-91) on a project to support and sustain local forms of...   More >

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 >

 $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 >

 $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 >

Friday, October 6, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Anthony Cheung

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 6 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   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

Composition Colloquium: Elizabeth Ogonek

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 13 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Steingo (Princeton University): “Cosmic Whispers: On Kapwani Kiwanga’s Alien Speculations”

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Gamelan Sari Raras

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Indonesian 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

  Buy tickets online

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Conversation on Music and Virtuosity: Kim Kashkashian, John Santos, Ken Ueno, moderated by Ben Ratliff

Lecture | October 16 | 4-5:45 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Albert Elkus Room, 125 Morrison Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Townsend Center brings together a selection of eminent figures in the field of music to explore what we mean when we talk about virtuosity.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ben Ratliff, Music Critic: Mere Virtuosity

Lecture | October 17 | 4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Music critic and author Ben Ratliff was for 20 years a jazz and pop critic at the New York Times. He is the author of four books, including Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.

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 >

Composition Colloquium: Pascale Criton

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 18 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Hamilton Karaoke Night: An On the Same Page event

Social Event | October 18 | 7-9 p.m. |  Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar

 2367 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera

 College of Letters & Science, Department of Music, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Come out and sing your favorite songs from Hamilton with us!

The event is free. We will provide food and music and lyrics--you provide the entertainment!

Our MC will be Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera. Special singing guests will include Dean Bob Jacobsen!

 Anyone with a Cal id is welcome to attend, until we reach capacity.

Karaoke Bear

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

  Buy tickets online

Friday, October 20, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Dennis Aman

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 20 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Emily Zazulia (University of California, Berkeley): “Out of Proportion: Nuper rosarum flores, Cathedralism, and the Danger of False Exceptionalism”

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

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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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Steven Feld; "Hearing Heat: An Anthropocene Acoustemology"

Lecture | October 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Steven Feld is Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico. An anthropologist, filmmaker, and sound artist, his books include Sound and Sentiment, Music Grooves (with Charles Keil), Senses of Place (with Keith Basso), Bosavi-English-Tok Pisin Dictionary (with Bambi Schiefflein), and most recently, Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra. His audio and video projects and sound...   More >

Dwelling In-Between: Korean Americans in the Bay Area

Conference/Symposium | October 21 | 2-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Rosemarie Nahm, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Laura Kang, UC Irvine; Myung Mi Kim, SUNY Buffalo; Linda Inson Choy, Independent Art Curator; Jung Ran Bae, Artist; Minji Sohn, Artist

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley; Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College; Stephanie Hanor, Mills College Art Museum

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Mills College Art Museum

Dwelling In-Between (사이에 머물다) will feature Korean American artists, writers, and scholars who will discuss the transnational connections of the Korean American experience.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

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 >

Friday, October 27, 2017

Music for Solo and Duo Piano

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 27 | 12:05 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

students of Jacqueline Chew

Composition Colloquium: Cairn Ensemble

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 27 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Composers Hi Kyung Kim, Edmund Campion, Chinary Ung, George Lewis, Lee Geonyong, David Evan Jones, Shih Hui Chin

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 28 | 1 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Music

Composers Hi Kyung Kim, Edmund Campion, Chinary Ung, George Lewis, Lee Geonyong, David Evan Jones, Shih Hui Chin will give a pre-concert discussion between 1-2 p.m. in the Alumni House just behind Zellerbach Hall (free). The premiere of the six new pieces will be happening at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at Zellerbach Hall. Free tickets are available to all graduates.

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

 $20 - 56

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Ensemble Cairn: From wind sounds to electricity

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

In French, the accordion is often called “le piano du pauvre” (piano of poor people). The guitar is probably the symbol of a “popular” instrument, and has always been so since Renaissance until today. We know that Schubert -- and after him Berlioz -- used to play guitar, even if they never wrote for it (except one or two attempts). What about today? How can classical music (music based on writing...   More >

 Free

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

 $20 - 56

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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

Composition Colloquium: Charles Amirkanian

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 3 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Eliot Bates (Graduate Center, City University of New York): “Thinking through sazes and modular synthesizers: explorations in instrumental agency”

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

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
Bartók Dance Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

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
Bartók Dance Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Black Cedar

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Kris Palmer, flute
Steve Lin, guitar
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Robert DicK

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 7 | 2 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

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
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7



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...   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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Pierre Jalbert

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 10 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

Saturday, November 11, 2017

SILVIA MATHEUS--TIM PERKIS--WENDY REID Primary tabs

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Silvia Matheus, Tim Perkis, Wendy Reid

 CNMAT

SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity TIM PERKIS, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations Silvia Matheus, a national of Brazil, is an internationally accomplished electronic music composerwho has been composing with computers and electronics since the 1980.She graduated from Mills College, Oakland, California, with a Master of Fine Arts in ElectronicMusic and Recording Media. She has also and...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

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

Barber, Brahms, Chihara, Copland, Elgar, Ellington, Fauré, Holmes, Luzzaschi, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Schickele, Starer, Stanford.

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...   More >

 $16 General Admission, $12 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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Indonesian 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 >

Friday, November 17, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Charlie Sdraulig and Davor Vincze

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 17 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Shana Redmond (UCLA): In Windows and Wood: Curating Paul Robeson’s Voice

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 17 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

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

  Buy tickets online

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

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

Silvia Matheus - Tim Perkis - Wendy Reid

Performing Arts - Music | November 19 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity
TIM PERKIS, improvisations
WENDY REID, bird variations

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 >

Friday, December 1, 2017

canceled - Colloquium: Claire Chase

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | December 1 | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Presented by Cal Performances in association with the Department of Music at UC Berkeley.

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the...   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

 $16 General Admission, $12 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

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
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

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...   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
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

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...   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 | Canceled

 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 >

Friday, January 26, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Raphael Cendo

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | January 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern U): Is Argentine Tango Russian, and how Jewish is Russian Tango?

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | January 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Inna Naroditskaya is a specialist in Azerbaijanian and Eastern music cultures, Russian music, gender studies, and diasporas. She has published articles and reviews in Ethnomusicology and Asian Music as well as essays and articles in Azerbaijanian and Russian publications. She has authored two books: Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods (Routledge,...   More >

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Noon Concert: Trevor Van de Velde, piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | January 31 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

John ADAMS China Gates
Philip GLASS Mad Rush
David LANG Cello
Steve REICH Piano Counterpoint

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...   More >

Friday, February 2, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Anna Clyne

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | February 2 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Pierpaolo Polzonetti (UC Davis): Something Tastes Funny: A Gastromusicological Approach to Comic Opera

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pierpaolo Polzonetti specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His research work has been funded by the Earhart Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011), is a study of representations of America in Eighteenth-century...   More >

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Eco Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble | February 3 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jon YU Ru
Jason CRESS )~(
Oren BONEH Lug
Clara OLIVARES Tentation des Limites
FREE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Noon Concert: Debussy Duos: Later works by the master

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

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...   More >

Friday, February 9, 2018

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV 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 orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 10, 2018

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | February 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Lily CHEN A Leaf Falls After (US premiere)
Sofia GUBAIDULINA The Light of the End
PROKOFIEV 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 orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Noon Concert: Candace Johnson, soprano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | February 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

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...   More >

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CNMAT Users Group presents: Transient Canvas

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event | February 15 | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

Transient Canvas presents Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. As people try to emulate computers and we build computers that emulate people, the question of who is controlling whom becomes ambiguous. With musical inspiration ranging from Aphex Twin to electronic dance music, this program features music by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf...   More >

 $10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Noon Concert: Jazz X 2 A double bill featuring the UC Jazz Ensemble and Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective | February 21 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

A double bill featuring the UC Jazz Ensemble and Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective

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...   More >

Friday, February 23, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Paula Matthusen

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | February 23 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, she also collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The...   More >

Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows

Performing Arts - Music: Indonesian Gamelan | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows
Tickets: FREE / Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Assisted by I Made Moja and Monali Varaiya
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Noon Concert: Spring Choral Collage

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Chamber Chorus: University Chorus | February 28 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Featuring the Chamber Chorus, Magen Solomon, director and University Chorus, Nikolas Nackley, director, presenting music from the last 600 years


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...   More >

Friday, March 2, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Du Yun

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | March 2 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Du Yun (traditional Chinese: 杜韻, simplified Chinese: 杜韵, born June 18, 1977) is a Chinese born international composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera Angel's Bone.

Du Yun was born in Shanghai, China. She began studying piano at the age of four, attending the primary school Shanghai...   More >

CNMAT Users Group presents: Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event | March 2 | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes to one-hour. With roots in early minimalism, ambient music and acoustic ecology, these long-form “journeys” combine composed elements, often in the form of a fixed melodic pattern, with extensive improvisation...   More >

 $10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gamelan Çudamani's 20th Anniversary Tour

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Indonesian Gamelan | March 3 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 the company performs at UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall at 7pm, in cooperation with the U.C Berkeley Department of Music. As Mt. Agung Volcano rumbles beneath their feet, Çudamani is preparing a special concert for Berkeley audiences. The Hertz Hall performance differs from any other program on this USA tour. The UC Berkeley program features world premieres by renowned...   More >

 $30 General Admission, $20 Students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing info@festivalofsacredmusic.org

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Noon Concert: Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
HOLST First Suite in Eb Major
LAURIDSEN arr. Reynolds O Magnum Mysterium
IVES Variations on “America”


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, March 9, 2018

Music Studies Colloquium Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music): Divinely Inspired: Incantation and the Making of Melody in Bellini's Norma

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | March 9 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

In her writing, teaching, and personal practice, Melina Esse enacts her longstanding fascination with the connections between gender, materiality, and performance. A scholar of opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has published widely—on voice and technological mediation, on opera and film, and on gender and the emotive body. Her latest work probes the intertwining histories of...   More >

David Kim, piano

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event | March 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring
SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

 $15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Intimate concert of Javanese gamelan: by Ngudi Raras, a troupe of musicians visiting from Indonesia

Performing Arts - Music: Indonesian Gamelan | March 13 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Admission is free, seating is limited

https://philacimovic.wixsite.com/gamelantour2018/tour-schedule for information about the musicians

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | March 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

UCB music students perform chamber music works by Gioachino Rossini and Bedřich Smetana

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...   More >

UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Concert featuring Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room 125

 Ensemble Proton Bern

 Department of Music

Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music: Student composition | March 14 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers Oren Boneh, Selim Göncü, James Stone, and Jeremy Wexler, alongside works by Dominique Schafer and Hanspeter Kyburz.

FREE

Friday, March 16, 2018

Music Studies Colloquium Martin Daughtry (NYU): “The Precarious Song of the Anthropocene”

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | March 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over the past several years I have been exploring the social dynamics of sound and listening in different contexts. The work I do draws from ethnomusicology, sound studies, the anthropology of the senses, and the ethnographic study of violence. My core research projects -- on the sonic dimension of the Iraq war, Soviet and post-Soviet musical practices, music in the post-9/11 world, and the...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | March 16 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, March 17, 2018

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | March 17 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Fonema Consort

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Fonema Consort was founded in 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Edward Hamel. Named “Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014” by the Chicago Reader, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicago’s new music community, and is building a national and international audience with performances across the US as well as in Europe and Latin...   More >

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Noon Concert: Music Theater Tunes

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | March 21 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Music Theater Tunes featuring members of the UCB 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 >

Monday, April 2, 2018

Vinyl Soul: Music, Noise, and Silence in a Time of Mass Murder

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing...   More >

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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, each concert...   More >

Gospel Choir and Carillon mark 50 years since MLK's death

Performing Arts - Music: University Gospel Chorus | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The UC Berkeley Department of Music will honor the 50-year mark of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 2018 with performances by student carillonist Leslie Chan and the University Gospel Chorus directed by D. Mark Wilson.

Just after 12PM Pacific time the event will start with the tolling of 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell 39 times, once for each year off Martin Luther King Jr.’s life....   More >

Friday, April 6, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Pamela Z

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | April 6 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pamela Z (born 1956, in Buffalo, New York) is an American composer, performer, and media artist who is best known for her solo works for voice with electronic processing. In performance, she combines various vocal sounds including operatic bel canto, experimental extended techniques and spoken word, with samples and sounds generated by manipulating found objects. Z’s musical aesthetic is one of...   More >

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Composition Colloquium: John Luther Adams

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.

Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition”. Inuksuit, his outdoor work for up to 99 percussionists, is regularly performed all over the world.

Columbia University has honored Adams with...   More >

African Drumming

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: African Music Ensemble | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzepo, director
African Master Drummer C.K. Ladzekpo leads 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 leave from his...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online