Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste; Celebrating Duke Ellington
Wynton Marsalis returns to Berkeley with his legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra accompanied by charismatic pianist Jon Batiste.
Sun 9/23/18 5:30PM Greek Theatre

Mark Morris Dance Group; Pepperland: Sgt. Pepper at 50
Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exuberant new dance work.
Fri 9/28/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 9/29/18 2:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 9/29/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 9/30/18 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Yo-Yo Ma, cello; The Complete Bach Suites
Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Greek to play all six of Bach's suites for solo cello.
Sun 9/30/18 7:00PM Greek Theatre

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing Infra and music from The Leftovers
Max Richter performs selections from his work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama The Leftovers.
Fri 10/5/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán; A Tribute to Juan Gabriel
Aida Cuevas pays tribute to one of Mexico's most prolific and beloved songwriters in this spirited tribute to Juan Gabriel.
Sat 10/6/18 8:00PM Paramount Theatre

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble; Delhi to Damascus
Tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage in his latest project with the thrilling HUM Ensemble.
Sun 10/7/18 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Schaubühne; An Enemy of the People
Schaubühne's production of An Enemy of the People is the story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors.
Fri 10/12/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 10/13/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth
The Jerusalem Quartet is joined by the star husband-and-wife duo of Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth, for a special program of rarely heard string sextets.
Sat 10/13/18 8:00PM First Congregational Church

Soweto Gospel Choir; Songs of the Free
The Soweto Gospel Choir routinely brings audiences to their feet—clapping, stomping, singing, and being transported by the choir's exuberant performances.
Sat 10/13/18 8:00PM Paramount Theatre

Sasha Waltz & Guests; Körper
Sasha Waltz's Körper evokes a staggering range of embodied experience through a series of living tableaux, both epic and intimate.
Sat 10/20/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 10/21/18 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

An Evening with Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny and his latest all-star quartet finds him with longtime drummer Antonio Sánchez, rising star bassist Linda Oh, and versatile British pianist Gwilym Simcock.
Thu 10/25/18 8:00PM Fox Theater

Barber Shop Chronicles; A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse
Barber Shop Chronicles explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop.
Fri 10/26/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 10/27/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 10/28/18 2:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos
Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich return with a program of exquisite contemporary works for one and two pianos.
Thu 11/1/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Jordi Savall; The Routes of Slavery (1444 –1888)
Jordi Savall returns with an ambitious new program characteristic of his expansive, inclusive musical imagination.
Sat 11/3/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
One of the towering figures of classical music, Daniel Barenboim, leads a stellar international ensemble in its Berkeley debut.
Sat 11/10/18 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Compagnie Käfig; Pixel
Pixel features Compagnie Käig's 11 outstanding dancers navigating a sophisticated interactive environment that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.
Fri 11/16/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 11/17/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Shai Wosner, piano
Pianist Shai Wosner plays insightful and probing interpretations of Schubert.
Sun 12/2/18 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams featuring Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland
Charles Lloyd and his band The Marvels join folk-rock pioneer Lucinda Williams and jazz-Americana heroes Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland and Greg Leisz.
Thu 12/6/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company; Custodians of Beauty
Pavel Zuštiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound.
Fri 12/7/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sat 12/8/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sun 12/9/18 3:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse

Big Dance Theater; 17c
Big Dance Theater's 17c uses the 17th-century diaries of Samuel Pepys as a springboard to explore the erasure of women’s voices in historical texts.
Thu 12/13/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Fri 12/14/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sat 12/15/18 2:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sat 12/15/18 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sun 12/16/18 3:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago tackles a thrilling range of repertoire working with both veteran choreographers and fresh voices reimagining contemporary dance for new generations.
Fri 1/18/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 1/19/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 1/20/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano
Pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel visit with a program of three cello sonatas that highlight the towering mastery of the German Classical and Romantic traditions.
Sun 1/20/19 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Kronos Quartet; Fifty for the Future
Kronos Quartet's ambitious commissioning initiative returns to Berkeley, where Cal Performances is among the project's partners, with a program of new works by diverse international composers
Fri 1/25/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Nicola Benedetti, violin, and Alexei Grynyuk, piano
Nicola Benedetti is joined by longtime accompanist Alexei Grynyuk for a recital of romantic sonatas, Bach and a new solo violin work by Wynton Marsalis.
Sun 1/27/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Yefim Bronfman, piano
Yefim Bronfman reveals the emotional breadth of his musical temperament, in works ranging from Schumann to Debussy and Schubert.
Fri 2/1/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Kodo; One Earth Tour: Evolution
Kodo's Evolution is a breathtaking retrospective that traces the group's history by presenting signature works created from the 1970s to the present.
Sat 2/2/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 2/3/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Cantus; Alone Together
A marvelously diverse program that connects Beethoven, Bernstein, the Beatles, and contemporary works performed by the stellar men's vocal ensemble Cantus.
Fri 2/8/19 8:00PM First Congregational Church

Danish String Quartet
The Danish String Quartet perform Beethoven's playful, congenial final quartet; an early quartet composed by Webern and the second of Haydn's influential Op. 20 quartets.
Sun 2/17/19 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; SONGPLAY
Joyce DiDonato showcases her more playful side with SONGPLAY, a lighthearted recital program mixing Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and more.
Wed 2/20/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

The 7 Fingers; Reversible
For Reversible, each of the 7 Fingers's cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing family members about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets.
Fri 2/22/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 2/23/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 2/24/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Takács Quartet
The Takács Quartet returns with two diverse programs that showcase this ensemble's vast expressive range and ability to bring us to the edge of our seats.
Sun 2/24/19 3:00PM Hertz Hall

eco ensemble
UC Berkeley's new music ensemble-in-residence, eco ensemble, presents a program that covers the most exciting terrain of the contemporary musical landscape.
Sat 3/2/19 8:00PM Hertz Hall

Akram Khan; XENOS
Akram Khan's XENOS is a powerful work that reveals the beauty and horrors of the human condition through the myth of Prometheus.
Sat 3/2/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 3/3/19 5:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Takács Quartet
The Takács Quartet returns with two diverse programs that showcase this ensemble's vast expressive range and ability to bring us to the edge of our seats.
Sun 3/3/19 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Nicolas Hodges, piano; Jennifer Koh, violin; Anssi Karttunen, cello
Three new-music virtuosos convene to explore the creative output of a pair of Finland's most influential musical minds.
Sun 3/10/19 3:00PM Hertz Hall

Esa-Pekka Salonen, principal conductor & artistic advisor
Philharmonia Orchestra, London
In Cal Performances' annual major orchestral residency, Esa-Pekka Salonen and London's Philharmonia Orchestra return with three ambitious programs
Fri 3/15/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 3/16/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 3/17/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Quote Unquote Collective; Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece is a two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood.
Fri 3/22/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sat 3/23/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse
Sun 3/24/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Playhouse

An Evening with Ira Glass; Seven Things I've Learned
The beloved host of NPR's hit weekly radio show This American Life invites us into his creative process.
Sat 3/23/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion
Tabla wizard and master improviser Zakir Hussain is joined by an international cast of accomplished fellow drummers.
Sun 3/31/19 7:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour; 60th Anniversary Celebration Starring Cécile McLorin Salvant
Jazz vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley backed by the extraordinary musicians of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.
Wed 4/3/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

The Tallis Scholars; Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel
The Tallis Scholars return with a magnificent selection of Renaissance choral works composed for and inspired by the choir of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel.
Thu 4/4/19 8:00PM First Congregational Church

So Percussion; Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined
Sō Percussion visits Berkeley with four West Coast premieres.
Sun 4/7/19 7:00PM Hertz Hall

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater looks forward with provocative and stirring works by living choreographers, while remaining firmly rooted in the enduring legacy of its founder.
Tue 4/9/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Wed 4/10/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Thu 4/11/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Fri 4/12/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 4/13/19 2:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 4/13/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 4/14/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Havana Cuba All-Stars
For this special "Asere" (friendship) tour, the Havana Cuba All-Stars are accompanied by a troupe of expert dancers from the island.
Sat 4/13/19 8:00PM Paramount Theatre

Murray Perahia, piano
Revered elder statesman Murray Perahia's recitals are often transformative experiences.
Mon 4/15/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Théâtre National de Bretagne; Julius Caesar
The Théâtre National de Bretagne highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare's great political tragedy.
Fri 4/26/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 4/27/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 4/28/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
Violinist Gil Shaham is joined by longtime collaborator, pianist Akira Eguchi.
Mon 4/29/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Alisa Weilerstein, cello; The Complete Bach Suites
Alisa Weilerstein performs a marathon three hour concert of Bach's complete cello suites in her Cal Performances debut recital.
Wed 5/1/19 8:00PM First Congregational Church

Silkroad Ensemble; Heroes Take Their Stands
Silkroad Ensemble's bold new project, Heroes Take Their Stands, engages with the social and political turmoil of our time
Fri 5/3/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Michael Barenboim, violin
Violinist Michael Barenboim's solo recital best reveals his mastery of a staggeringly wide range of fiendishly challenging violin music.
Sun 5/5/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Song of the Goat Theatre; Songs of Lear and Hamlet: A Commentary
Song of the Goat Theatre brings the award-winning Songs of Lear and Hamlet: A Commentary to Berkeley
Sat 5/11/19 8:00PM UC BERKELEY
Sun 5/12/19 3:00PM UC BERKELEY

Los Angeles Master Chorale; Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of Saint Peter)
Peter Sellars returns to Cal Performances with a profound and stirring a cappella work by one of the Renaissance's most revered composers.
Fri 5/17/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

Eifman Ballet; Pygmalion
The company performs the brand new ballet, Pygmalion, by controversial choreographer Boris Eifman.
Fri 5/31/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 6/1/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 6/2/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall