concerts and events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Noon Concert: Michael Goldberg, guitar

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | April 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Music Studies Colloquium Prof. Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): “The Aesthetics and Politics of Musical Heritage"

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

 Department of Music

Salwa EL-Shawan Castelo-Branco. Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and President of the International Council for Traditional Music. She received her doctorate from Columbia University, taught at New York University (1979-1982), and was visiting professor at Columbia University,...   More >

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class: African Music Ensemble: Indonesian Gamelan: Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE): Chamber Chorus: University Chorus: University Gospel Chorus: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO): University Wind Ensemble | April 21 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Works by Debussy
9:30-11 125 Morrison Hall
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the French composer Claude Debussy’s death. Hear a mini-marathon of Debussy’s piano works by students of the music department.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
11-12:30 Hertz Hall, concert stage
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of...   More >

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Wind Ensemble | April 22 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Edmund CAMPION Blast
David CONTE The Dream of Martin Luther King
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
Philip SPARKE Four Norfolk Dances
SUBKE Klamath River Suite
and more!

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...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus | April 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director
“Be Healed!”
Music is great medicine for the body, soul and mind. Come fill your prescription and get a good dose of Gospel music that heals hurts, suffering and pain.


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...   More >

Friday, April 27, 2018

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture: Bloch Lecture 1 - Composing Across Media: The Music of Martín Matalon

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | April 27 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Chorus | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, director
Joyful Noise
Choral settings of psalms and devotional poetry including a centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein, featuring his masterpiece, Chichester Psalms

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, community members. Acceptance...   More >

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

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Javanese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Indonesian Gamelan | April 28 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring Midiyanto, a renowned shadow master and musician, who teaches at UC Berkeley and performs throughout the U.S. as well as in Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. He will be accompanied by Gamelan Sari Raras (Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors), featuring vocalist Heni Savitri and guest drummer Danis Sugiyanto.

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

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Chamber Chorus | April 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Magen Solomon, director
Music of Many Faiths: Voices from Jewish, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Catholic, & Protestant traditions. Featured works include a Byrd mass, a Bach cantata, and works of Rossi, Milhaud, Timothy Kramer, Karen Tarlow, Robert Stern and others

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

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

  Buy tickets online

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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 instruments. These include some fine antique violins from the A. Salz Collection, donated to the Music...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Indonesian Gamelan | May 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by 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 and well attended by...   More >

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture featuring Jennifer Curtis, (International Contemporary Ensemble): Bloch Lecture 2: Music for Instruments and Live Electronics: Traces feat. a performance of Traces VIII for violin and electronics, Dan Flanagan (Eco Ensemble)

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | May 2 | 1 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | May 4 | 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, May 5, 2018

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | May 5 | 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

Sunday, May 6, 2018

eco ensemble; Foxtrot Delirium: Live silent film score with screening of The Oyster Princess (1919)

Performing Arts - Other | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley’s eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon’s film score for the director’s The Oyster
Princess. Lubitsch’s 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky begins the...   More >

 $20 prices subject to change

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

Cal Performances presents Eco Ensemble Foxtrot Delirium: Music by Martin Matalon feat. The Oyster Princess by Ernst Lubitsch

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class: Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble | May 6 | 5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Music, Cal Performances

UC Berkeley's adventurous eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon's film score for the director's The Oyster Princess. Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a saucy satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Matalon has previously scored silent films by Fritz Lang and...   More >

 $20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music: Berkeley New Music Project/Eco Ensemble | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, director
New works by graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Kayla Cashetta, Selim Göncü, and Ursula Kwong-Brown
FREE

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 Center and the Graduate Assembly, BNMP presents at...   More >

Friday, June 8, 2018

SFEMS: Debussy as Early Music: The Piano and the Pianist in the Early Twentieth Century: led by Nicholas Mathew

Colloquium | June 8 | 10 a.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Debussy as Early Music: The Piano and the Pianist in the Early Twentieth Century on 6/8 as part the San Francisco Early Music Society Berkeley Festival and Exhibition

Saturday, July 28, 2018

2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class: Student composition | July 28 |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The Eighth Berkeley Carillon Festival, honoring the Class of 1928, the donors of the carillon, celebrates a century of bells at Berkeley.

The weekend of July 28 and 29 will feature recitals by Berkeley performers, music written for the Berkeley carillon by Berkeley composers and others.

Featured performers will include University Carillonist Jeff Davis, and Berkeley carillonists David...   More >

Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class: Student composition | July 29 |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The Eighth Berkeley Carillon Festival, honoring the Class of 1928, the donors of the carillon, celebrates a century of bells at Berkeley.

The weekend of July 28 and 29 will feature recitals by Berkeley performers, music written for the Berkeley carillon by Berkeley composers and others.

Featured performers will include University Carillonist Jeff Davis, and Berkeley carillonists David...   More >

Sunday, August 5, 2018

UC Berkeley Summer Chorus Concert: FREE Choral Concert Sponsored by the Music Department

Performing Arts - Music | August 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Join us for a selection of songs in many languages. No tickets required. The UC Berkeley Summer Chorus is comprised of students from the university and members of the Berkeley and Bay Area community. The chorus is a fully student-run ensemble.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Noon Concert: Jolie Huang, piano

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | August 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Selections by Debussy and Franck

Continuing it's 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Performing Arts - Music | September 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh met for the first time in Berkeley February 2016, and both soon broached the idea of working together to the other. The performance at CNMAT will be their debut as a duo. In their performance, Lyuh will mix performance of traditional music for Haegeum with improvisation, the results serving as prime materials for Stone’s real time sampling techniques.

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Noon Concert: UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Ted Moore, drums
Dann Zinn, saxophone
Marty Wehner, trombone
Frank Martin, piano
Glenn Richman, bass
The UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by Moore, including two world premiere compositions. This performance will touch on several aspects of Moore’s composing and...   More >

Friday, September 7, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Franck Bedrossian, UC Berkeley

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

After initial studies in orchestration, and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, Franck Bedrossian studied composition closely with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory (seminars with Gerard Grisey and later Marco Stroppa), where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. In 2002–2003 he was in...   More >

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Noon Concert: Ji Eun Kang, piano

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

 Department of Music

MOZART Piano Sonata K.570 in B flat Major
Cindy COX Selections from Hierosgamos
Jean AHN Selections from Folksong Revisited
DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider...   More >

Friday, September 14, 2018

Colloquium: Jonathan Glasser, College of William and Mary: The Muslim-Jewish Musical Question in Algeria and Its Borderlands

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explored questions of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. His current project looks...   More >

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Phonography in Transit: Naples and New York: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Phonography in Transit: Naples and New York"
Delia Casadei, Assistant Professor of Music
Gavin Williams, Music Research Fellow, Kings College
Tuesday, September 18, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Sound reproduction technology—the phonograph, the gramophone—was...   More >

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

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

 Department of Music

MOZART Piano Sonata K.570 in B flat Major
Cindy COX Selections from Hierosgamos
Jean AHN Selections from Folksong Revisited
DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse


Continuing it's 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider...   More >

Friday, September 21, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Oren Boneh, UC Berkeley

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 21 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’ behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction.

Oren has been commissioned and performed internationally by...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Noon Concert: Aleck Karis, piano

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

 Department of Music

DEBUSSY Études

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Colloquium:Delia Casadei, UC Berkeley: Contagion, Erasure, and Laughter as the Reproduction of Sound in Two 1890s Laughing Songs

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | September 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explored questions of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. His current project looks...   More >

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Noon Concert: Tan Jing, soprano

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

 Department of Music

Soprano Tan Jing (Jacqueline) performs romantic repertoire. Tan is a well-known Chinese pop singer who is trained in the classical Chinese tradition. She is a visiting scholar at the East Asian Studies.

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Reidemeister Move

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Reidemeister Move is Christopher Williams, contrabass, and Robin Hayward, tuba, a duo dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Friday, October 5, 2018

Noon Concert: “Encounters”

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Arab oud player Taiseer Elias, pianist Menachem Wiesenberg, and cellist Hillel Zori will perform new compositions and traditional Arab music in trios, duets, and solos.

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Sarah Grace Graves and James Stone

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 5 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library | Note change in date

 Department of Music

Houston performer-composer SARAH-GRACE GRAVES seeks to reclaim intimacy as something powerful and power as something intimate. Her music explores the experience of sound as it moves, in relation to itself and to the listener. In spring 2018 she created Aeolia, a site-specific work for five sopranos, for Josiah McElheny’s installation Island Universe. She premiered it with Sarah Bauer, Sophie...   More >

Colloquium: Menachem Wiesenberg and Taiseer Elias

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 5 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Israeli composer/pianist Menachem Wiesenberg, professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and oud player Taiseer Elias, professor at the University of Haifa, will speak about their musical collaborations following their “Encounters” concert, which they will perform with cellist Hillel Zori in Hertz Hall at 12:15 on Oct. 5. These events are the culmination of a week-long residency by...   More >

Colloquium:Andrew Hicks Cornell University: Listening Otherwise in and to Classical Persian Poetry

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Andrew Hicks’ research focuses on the intellectual history of early musical thought from a cross-disciplinary perspective that embraces philosophical, cosmological, scientific and grammatical discourse in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and spans the linguistic and cultural spheres of Latin, Greek, Persian, and Arabic. His first book, Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic...   More >

Systemic Improvisation: Palle Dahlstedt, Per Anders Nilsson, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Systemic improvisation refers to a class of musical improvisation systems, wherein virtual interacting agents transform the musical interactions between players. It is a new kind of musical interaction/situation/work, and a continuation of Dahlstedt’s and Nilssons's long-term research into technology-mediated musical creativity and performance.

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Monday, October 8, 2018

Psoy Korolenko: concert by the Russian avant-garde pianist and singer

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Psoy performs his own and others' songs, accompanying himself to keyboard instruments, mainly a Casio synthesizer in accordion timbre. Experimenting with quite various song traditions he sings in about six or seven languages, most frequently in Russian, Yiddish, English and French.

Free and open to the public

Subtle Degrees saxophone/percussion duo

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

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

SUBTLE DEGREES is a two-musician ensemble consisting of Travis Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums).

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Noon Concert: Sappho’s Garden

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, soprano
Eric Moe, piano
DEBUSSY Trois Chansons de Bilitis
SCHOENBERG Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Eric MOE from Tough Songs


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Friday, October 12, 2018

Colloquium: AMS talks by Alessandra Jones, Gabrielle Lochard, and Danielle Simon

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 12 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Andrew Chen, piano

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

 Department of Music

Schumann Fantasiestücke, op. 12
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 28, op. 101
Tchaikovsky Dumka, op. 59
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, op. 22
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 83

 $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, October 17, 2018

Noon Concert: Meg Wilhoite, organ

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | October 17 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

MESSIAEN Desseins éternels
Matthew HOUGH New work
WOLL O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Wil SMITH Prelude 3
Wil SMITH Your Eternal Light
Sofia GUBDAIDULINA hell und dunkel


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and...   More >

Thursday, October 18, 2018

BODY MUSIC: The Oldest Music on the Planet

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 18 | 5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. Join our...   More >

Friday, October 19, 2018

Composition Colloquium: Didem Coskunseven and Selim Goncu

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 19 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

Didem Coskunseven contemporary music composer who lives and works in Istanbul.


Selim Göncü finished his bachelor studies in composition at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg, graduating in 2012. He also served as assistant to the department for composition in Mozarteum for two years.
He attended workshops by distinguished composers like Philippe Leroux, Georg Friedrich Haas, Francesco...   More >

Colloquium: Louise Meintjes, Duke University: Ululation

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | October 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Vicki Ray, piano: ecStatic – new music for piano and electronics

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Described as “phenomenal and fearless,” Grammy nominated pianist Vicki Ray is a leading interpreter of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vicki’s concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus | October 24 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Political and Operatic Mythologies in Contemporary Italy: Lega Nord's "Va Pensiero"

Lecture | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Marina Romani, Lecturer, UC Berkeley / Contributing Writer, San Francisco Opera

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Italian Studies, Department of Music

From operatic Risorgimento fantasies to patriotic myths propagated by the fascist regime, the figure of composer Giuseppe Verdi and of one of his most popular choruses, “Va pensiero,” have become potent receptacles of Italian nationalistic sentiment. One of the most recent displays of cultural re-appropriation is peculiar: since the early 1990s, “Va pensiero” has been claimed as its anthem by...   More >

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sideband

Performing Arts - Music | October 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Sideband is an electroacoustic ensemble, comprised of composer-performers dedicated to exploring the potential of the laptop orchestra.

 $10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Sunday, October 28, 2018

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Wind Ensemble | October 28 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

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 assumed the directorship and remained until the late 1970s. The Wind Ensemble’s activities were revived...   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, October 31, 2018

Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | October 31 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5
Bethany Lee, soloist
Clara Olivares - Blue Spine

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and...   More >

Friday, November 2, 2018

Talk featuring composer/performer/improviser Tyshawn Sorey

Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Tyshawn Sorey is a composer and musician whose music assimilates and transforms ideas from a broad spectrum of musical idioms and defies distinctions between genres, composition, and improvisation in a singular expression of contemporary music.

Colloquium: Farazaneh Hemmasi University of Toronto: “Performing Suffering in Popular Music, Public Culture, and Scholarship"

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

 Department of Music

Free and open to the public

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

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, while at the same...   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, November 3, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

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, while at the same...   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

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Hugues Leclère

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

 Department of Music

TIME TBA

Born in France in 1968, Hugues Leclère perfected his playing with Catherine Collard before entering first nominated the Conservatoire National Superieur de musique de Paris, from which he graduated with high honors in piano, music theory, and chamber music.

He performs all other the world, in the USA (Cleveland, Bloomington, Boston, San Antonio…) and Canada (Montreal), in far east...   More >

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Concerto Auditions

Performing Arts - Music: Audition: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | November 9 | 5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students audition for a chance to solo with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2019.

Free and open to the public

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Crossroads: a convergence of sonification practitioners

Meeting | November 10 | 10 a.m.-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

A day of discussions, presentations, and performances around data sonification. Organized by Scot-Gresham-Lancaster, CNMAT Visiting Researcher and Research Scientist at the ArtSciLab at UT Dallas. Data Sonification sits at a crossroads. How do we begin to understand the separation of the act of sonification as sound art and the use of sonification techniques as functional scientific tools?

Javanese Gamelan Music

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Indonesian Gamelan | November 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors
Gamelan Sari Raras, UC Berkeley Javanese ensemble, recently returned from concerts in Indonesia, will perform music and dance of Central Java

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

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 11 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Jennifer Huang, conductor

Mozart - Symphony No. 39
Kyle Ko, Grady Lai, conductors

free

Tana String Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | November 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

CNMAT presents the Tana String Quartet in concert. The program (TBA) features new works by UC Berkeley student composers.

The Tana String Quartet was formed to promote contemporary repertoire and enhance the relationship between composer and performer; they place no boundaries when selecting style or genre and often present classical repertoire alongside contemporary works.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tana Quartet

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 12 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

TIME TBA

Tana invented the quartet of the twenty first century. The are audacious, pioneers and precursors. Tana foresee the new sounds of the modern string quartet.



Recognized by The Guardian as "impeccable players", the quartet is a recipient of an array of international awards, from the Pro Quartet - CEMC Foundation in Paris, the Verbier Festival Academy and the Union of Belgian...   More >

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 1-4 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Imperfect Interactions: a lecture/workshop on improvisation-based intermedia collaboration between dancers, musicians, and technologists.
Led by Scott Rubin, with special guests TBA

This lecture-workshop is geared for dancers, musicians/improvisers, composers, and technologists.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | November 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colloquium: Naomi Waltham-Smith University of Pennsylvania: Sound Activism from Sharon Hayes to Ultra-red

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

 Department of Music

Naomi Waltham-Smith is a theorist of sound and listening. In her research and creative projects, she is interested in how music and sound are implicated in some of the most significant and urgent political issues in our world today. Her work sits at the intersection of continental philosophy, sound studies, and music theory, and her interests extend from late 18th- and early 19th-century music to...   More >

Sunday, November 18, 2018

University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: Chamber Chorus | November 18 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
Join the Chamber Chorus for an exploration of European Voices throughout time and space - a musical journey of Baltic passion, Mediterranean romance, Evangelical spirit, and more. Featuring composers from the Renaissance period to today, including Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Rossini, Arvo Part, and Hubert Parry.

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir....   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, November 28, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Indonesian Gamelan | November 28 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Midiyanto, director
A concert of Javanese gamelan music

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Noon Concert: Vocal Recital

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert | November 30 | 12:15 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date and time

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, instructor
Students from the music department’s vocal studies program perform

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Franck Bedrossian

Colloquium: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class | November 30 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

After initial studies in orchestration, and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, Franck Bedrossian studied composition closely with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory (seminars with Gerard Grisey and later Marco Stroppa), where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. In 2002–2003 he was in...   More >

Colloquium: David Yearsley (Cornell University): Bach Laughs

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

 Department of Music

David Yearsley was educated at Harvard College and Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in Musicology in 1994. At Cornell he continues to pursue his interests in the teaching, history, literature and performance of music. His musicological work investigates literary, social, and theological contexts for music and music making, and while he focuses on J. S. Bach, he has written on...   More >

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Chorus | November 30 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
University Chorus will present a series of celebratory choral masterworks, featuring Vivaldi’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Coronation Anthem, and a selection from Puccini’s rarely performed Missa di Gloria.

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

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

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Gospel Chorus | December 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date and time

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

The University Gospel Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley started in the nineteen seventies as an informal activity of students who were interested, and in some cases, experienced in the tradition of gospel music performance. The Gospel Chorus subsequently became an ensemble of the Choral Music Division of Student Musical Activities (Associated Students of...   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, December 5, 2018

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus and special guests

Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: Chamber Chorus: University Chorus | December 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
Join the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, P5 and University Gospel Choir to celebrate this special time of the year!

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Friday, December 7, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

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, while at the...   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, December 8, 2018

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

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, while at the...   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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music: Ticketed Event: University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) | December 9 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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 instruments. These include some fine antique violins from the A. Salz Collection, donated to the Music...   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, February 16, 2019

Olly Wilson Memorial Symposium

Performing Arts - Music: Lecture/Colloquium/Master Class: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | February 16 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Panels at 2pm and 4pm, and an orchestra concert featuring Wilson's viola concerto.

Cosponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities