Our 2018/19 Season!



<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste; <i>Celebrating Duke Ellington</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Mark Morris Dance Group; <i>Pepperland</i>: Sgt. Pepper at 50</b></font>
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


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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performing <i>Infra</i> and music from <i>The Leftovers</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán; <i>A Tribute to Juan Gabriel</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble; <i>Delhi to Damascus</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Ibsen's <i>An Enemy of the People</i>; Schaub&uuml;hne Berlin</b></font>
Ibsen's An Enemy of the People; Schaubühne Berlin
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth</b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Soweto Gospel Choir; <i>Songs of the Free</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Sasha Waltz & Guests; <i>Körper</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>An Evening with Pat Metheny</b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b><i>Barber Shop Chronicles</i>; A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse</b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, <i>pianos</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Jordi Savall; <i>The Routes of Slavery (1444 –1888)</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra</b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Compagnie Käfig; <i>Pixel</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Shai Wosner, <i>piano</i></b></font>
Shai Wosner, piano
Pianist Shai Wosner plays insightful and probing interpretations of Schubert.
Sun 12/2/18 3:00PM Hertz Hall


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams <span style="font-size:13px !important;">featuring Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland</span></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company; <i>Custodians of Beauty</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Big Dance Theater; <i>17c</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Hubbard Street Dance Chicago</b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>David Finckel, <i>cello</i>; Wu Han, <i>piano</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Kronos Quartet; <i>Fifty for the Future</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Nicola Benedetti, <i>violin</i>, and Alexei Grynyuk, <i>piano</i></b></font>
Nicola Benedetti, violin, and Alexei Grynyuk, piano
Nicola Benedetti is joined by renown pianist 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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Yefim Bronfman, <i>piano</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Kodo; One Earth Tour: <i>Evolution</i></b></font>
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


<font style="color:#1294d8;"><b>Cantus; <i>Alone Together</i></b></font>
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


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


<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


<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; 60th Anniversary Celebration Starring Cécile McLorin Salvant</b></font>
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


<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>Théâtre National de Bretagne; <i>Julius Caesar</i></b></font>
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


<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> and <i>Hamlet: A Commentary</i></font></b>
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


<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 8:00PM Zellerbach Hall
Sun 6/2/19 3:00PM Zellerbach Hall