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Cal Performances 2018/19 Season Overview
Welcome to our 2018/19 Season! Explore what we have in store for our 113th Season!
Cal Performances 2018/19 Season Introduction
Matías Tarnopolsky, Cal Performances' executive and artistic director, and Rob Bailis, Cal Performances' associate director introduce highlights of the upcoming 2018/19 season.
Introducing Women's Work: Cal Performances' Berkeley RADICAL strand 2018/19
Matías Tarnopolsky, Cal Performances' executive and artistic director, and Rob Bailis, Cal Performances' associate director introduce the 2018/19 season's Berkeley RADICAL Women's Work programming strand.
Introducing Citizenship: Cal Performances' Berkeley RADICAL strand 2018/19
Matías Tarnopolsky, Cal Performances' executive and artistic director, and Rob Bailis, Cal Performances' associate director introduce the 2018/19 season's Berkeley RADICAL Citizenship programming strand.
Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 Season: Transcending Borders
We invite you to take an in-depth look at artists, works, and ideas that challenge boundaries of all types—of genre, of time, of convention, and most importantly, of our understanding of ourselves. Watch to learn more about Cal Performances' groundbreaking and dynamic artistic programming philosophy.
Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 Season: Joining Generations
Exploring the work of four generations of African-American Choreographers who have expanded the boundaries of contemporary dance. Each speaks profoundly, deliberately, and uniquely to issues of personal identity.
Reggie Wilson (Joining Generations)
Camille A. Brown (Joining Generations)
Donald Byrd (Joining Generations)
Robert Battle/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Joining Generations)
Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 Season: Blurring Boundaries
These artists are dissolving the very boundaries of their art forms, creating performances that cut across cultures and disciplines, accepted definitions of classical and contemporary, and even time and space.
Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 Season: Vaulting Walls
These artists boldly challenge us to expand our understanding of the world around us, to vault past the limitations of conventional thought and break through barriers that confine us.
Cal Performances 2017/18 Season: The Joffrey Ballet
The Joffrey Ballet heads to Zellerbach Hall in November of our 2017/18 season. Watch this video of Associate Director, Rob Bailis, interview The Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater.
Cal Performances 2017/18 Season: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Interview
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs in October of our 2017/18 season. Watch this interview with Conductor Riccardo Muti by Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director, Matías Tarnopolsky.
Cal Performances Education & Community Programs
The cornerstone of all of Cal Performances’ educational and community programs is a commitment to artistic literacy and access, and the belief that the performing arts are essential and transformative for people of all backgrounds and in all stages of life. Immersive artist residencies, free public programs, and participatory educational activities explore the dynamic intersections of creativity, arts, and learning for local K-12 youth, UC Berkeley students, and lifelong learners. University students and off-campus audiences alike are invited to engage more deeply with works of art through carefully curated programs and events, and create community through the shared experience of the performing arts.
Make a Difference with Cal Performances
Cal Performances creates transformative arts experiences for our community. Learn how you can make a difference by partnering with us.
David Harrington Coaches UC Berkeley Student Quartet
David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet coaches a string quartet made up of UC Berkeley students. He began the Kronos Quartet almost 40 years ago and offers advice to the young musicians as they rehearse a work by Philip Glass written for the Kronos Quartet.
The Vienna Philharmonic 2011 Residency at Cal Performances
The Vienna Philharmonic Residency in Berkeley included three concerts in addition to a number of open rehearsals, sectionals, master classes and a chamber music concert for students. Watch as musicians from this famed orchestra work with UC Berkeley music students. (Length 2:55; 2011)
Fall Free for All
Take a look at scenes from past Fall Free for All festivals in this exclusive video.
AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer youth program, conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and locally produced by Cal Performances, teaches life lessons through ballet, modern, jazz and African dance to Berkeley/Oakland middle school students. Follow three AileyCampers from beginning impressions through the grand finale performance at the end of the six week experience. (Length: 8:25)
Cal Performances in the Classroom: A Teacher Workshop on The Music of Revelations
Watch as one of Cal Performances teaching artists, Melanie DeMore, works with classroom teachers to prepare them and, in turn, their students, to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in a special one hour SchoolTime performance at Zellerbach Hall. (Length: 2:40; 2011)
Cal Performances At 100
Composer Jake Heggie narrates the story of Cal Performances' origin and highlights from its 100 years featuring luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Morris, Dave Brubeck and Laurie Anderson. Recorded April 2006. (Length: 11:00)