Our 2018/19 Season!

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Joyce DiDonato, <i>mezzo-soprano</i>; <i>Songplay</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>The 7 Fingers; <i>Reversible</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Takács Quartet</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>eco ensemble</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Akram Khan; <i>XENOS</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Takács Quartet</b></font>
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

<b style="color:#287b9e;">Front Row with W. Kamau Bell and Friends</b>
Front Row with W. Kamau Bell and Friends
Wed 3/6/19 7:00PM Zellerbach Hall

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Nicolas Hodges, <i>piano</i>; Jennifer Koh, <i>violin</i>; Anssi Karttunen, <i>cello</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Esa-Pekka Salonen, <i>principal conductor</i> & <i>artistic advisor</i><br>Philharmonia Orchestra, London</b></font>
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, including a world premiere
Fri 3/15/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 3/16/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 3/17/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Quote Unquote Collective; <i>Mouthpiece</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>An Evening with Ira Glass; <i>Seven Things I've Learned</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour; Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands, <i>music director</i></b></font>
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour; Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands, music director
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>The Tallis Scholars; <i>Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>So Percussion; <i>Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Havana Cuba All-Stars</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Murray Perahia, <i>piano</i></b></font>
Murray Perahia, piano
Revered elder statesman Murray Perahia's recitals are often transformative experiences.
Mon 4/15/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Shakespeare's <i>Julius Caesar</i>; Théâtre National de Bretagne</b></font>
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; Théâtre National de Bretagne
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Gil Shaham, <i>violin</i>; Akira Eguchi, <i>piano</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Alisa Weilerstein, <i>cello</i>; The Complete Bach Suites</b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Silkroad Ensemble; <i>Heroes Take Their Stands</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Michael Barenboim, <i>violin</i></b></font>
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

<b><font style="color:#1294d8;">Song of the Goat Theatre; <i>Songs of Lear</i></font></b>
Song of the Goat Theatre; Songs of Lear
Song of the Goat Theatre brings the award-winning Songs of Lear to Berkeley
Sat 5/11/19 8:00PM UC BERKELEY
Sun 5/12/19 3:00PM UC BERKELEY

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Los Angeles Master Chorale; <i>Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of Saint Peter)</i></b></font>
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

<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Eifman Ballet; <i>The Pygmalion Effect</i></b></font>
Eifman Ballet; The Pygmalion Effect
Controversial choreographer Boris Eifman's brilliant new ballet, The Pygmalion Effect, receives its United States premiere.
Fri 5/31/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 6/1/19 2:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sat 6/1/19 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 6/2/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall