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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Berkeley Symphony 2015-16

Berkeley Symphony has a great season coming up too. Their schedule includes about 33% new or recent music, continuing their long commitment to the music of our time. I am lazy and will copy/paste, but I am happy to see that the first program is on a Wednesday, though whether I want to attend concerts Monday and Wednesday that week and teach classes on Tuesday and Thursday remains to be seen. Pavel Haas Quartet or Berkeley Sympony: perhaps I have to flip a coin...or take a day off that week.

From the press release:

Zellerbach Hall Concert Series
 
Program I: Magical
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$74
 
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Simone Osborne, soprano
 
BerliozLes nuits d'été
Kaija SaariahoLaterna magica (West Coast Premiere)
RavelLa Valse
 
Program II: Mystical
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$74
 
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Geir Draugsvoll, bayan
 
GabrieliCanzon septimi et octavi toni
GabrieliSonata pian e forte
GubaidulinaFachwerk (U.S. Premiere)
MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition
 
Program III: Majestic
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$74
 
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano
 
Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
 
Program IV: Monstrous
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$74
 
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
 
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Mark Grey: Frankenstein Symphony (West Coast Premiere, co-commission with Atlanta Symphony)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
 
Berkeley Symphony & Friends Chamber Music Series
Artists and repertoire to be announced at a later date.
 
Program I
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont
Tickets: $25
 
Program II
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont
Tickets: $25
 
Program III
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont
Tickets: $25
 
Program IV
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont
Tickets: $25
 
Under Construction New Music Program
Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Osher Studio, Berkeley
Tickets: $10
 
“Meet the Symphony” Family Concerts
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Malcolm X Elementary School, Berkeley
Tickets: Free (Suggested donation: $10)
 
“I’m a Performer” Family Concerts
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Malcolm X Elementary School, Berkeley
Tickets: Free (Suggested donation: $10)

3 comments:

kalimac said...

I'd like to hear the Gubaidulina program. Too bad it has to be in Zellerbach.

Dave MacD said...

Looks like a great season.

Perhaps I'm simply being pedantic, but it bugs me when orchestras credit only Mussorgsky for Pictures. First of all, we're left to assume (probably correctly) that they are performing the Ravel orchestration and not any of the half-dozen or so others. Second, that orchestration (whichever it is) is a pretty darn important part of the work that the audience is going to hear, and the person that made it should be credited as prominently as Mussorgsky. I highly recommend a live recording Leonard Slatkin made with the St. Louis Symphony many years ago in which he intermingles various orchestrations into a single performance. Before it, he shows the opening Promenade in three or four versions.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Hi, Dave - Yeah, you are right. Should be Mussorgsky/Ravel or Mussorgsky/Shos or whatever. Thank you for the recommendation; sounds fascinating!