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Berkeley RADICAL focus of Cal Performances new season

The Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will play Beethoven’s Ninth at the Cal Performances gala in September. Photo: Nohely Oliveros The Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will play Beethoven’s Ninth at the Cal Performances gala in September. Photo: Nohely Oliveros A gala outdoors performance of Beethoven’s Ninth […]

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Ambitious Ojai North Music Festival returns to Berkeley

Storm Large, performing at Ojai North in Berkeley. Photo: courtesy Cal Performances Storm large and Storm Large: the words serve double duty at this week’s Cal Performances Ojai North Music Festival, running June 19-21 on the Berkeley campus. “Storm large” could be considered emblematic of the fearlessly ambitious annual contemporary music festival that drew the storied […]

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Cal Performances season offers ‘world-beating innovation’

Ubu and The Truth Commission, performed by Handspring Puppet Co., part of the 2014-15 Cal Performances season. Photo: Cal Performances Cal Performances this week announced its 2014-15 season, which includes cellist Yo Yo Ma performing Bach solo cello suites, Robert Wilson’s production of Daniil Kharms’ The Old Woman, with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe, a […]

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Feast of concerts, classes during Vienna Phil residency

Vienna Philharmonic in concert. Photo: Terry Linke. A little over 133 years ago, Han Richter conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in the first performance of Johannes Brahms’ Second Symphony. Tomorrow night, the Vienna Phil conducted by Seymon Bychkov will play the same Brahms symphony in Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The Vienna Philharmonic, one of the world’s greatest […]