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Friday, January 27, 2017

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: The Musical Europe 1500–1700

Performing Arts - Music | January 27 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A Cal Performances favorite, Catalan gamba player Jordi Savall returns with a characteristically lovingly researched program, exploring the vibrant exchange of culture and ideas between Italy, England, Spain, France, and Germany in the 16th and 17th centuries. Savall's remarkable musicality is matched only by the facility of his versatile Hespèrion XXI ensemble. "Mr. Savall's deadpan demeanor...   More >

starting at $68

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

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

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

starting at $30

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

starting at $30

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

Ensemble Signal

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

What better way to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday than with a Cal Performances co-commission and US premiere? Reich, "the most original music thinker of our time" (The New Yorker), premieres his new Runner, performed by Ensemble Signal, which won rave reviews and a Diapason d'Or for its recording of the composer's Music for 18 Musicians. The program also includes Reich's Pulitzer...   More >

starting at $56

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