The Asian Youth Orchestra pounced on Zellerbach Hall last Saturday night — one stop of 20 on a worldwide tour for the Hong Kong-based orchestra — with both the drive of a professional symphony and a good-natured excitement that reflected the youth of the players.
Single-ticket sales for the 2017-18 season of Cal Performances go on sale at noon today (and there are season packages to consider as well). Overwhelmed by choice? Berkeleyside has pored over the program and chosen our favorite performances in each of the season’s principal categories.
Richard Taruskin, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music, has won a 2017 Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of early music, modern Russian music and Western music history.
“Ojai at Berkeley,” in partnership with Cal Performances, is an extension of Southern California’s annual Ojai Music Festival. The concert series ran Thursday through Saturday, hosting a broad selection of talented musicians trained in a wide variety of musical acumens.
The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) just wrapped up their eleven-day tour of Spain. The goal of this trip was to engage an international audience in Berkeley’s depth of musicality, and to give the students a chance to perform abroad and in new, complex spaces.
A couples counselor could have warned Vijay Iyer that the relationship was doomed, but he needed to figure it out for himself. When he arrived at UC Berkeley in the summer of 1992 to start a graduate program in physics, Iyer was also nursing a simmering passion for jazz.