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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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: 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

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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

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

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

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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 >