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Annual Purchase Award

Monday, November 1st, 2010 - Sunday, November 1st, 2015, 9-5 Monday-Friday

Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Blvd.

In Emeryville

The lobby of City Hall in Emeryville serves as an emerging gallery of local artworks.  Since 2005, the City has acquired one work which was selected from the Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Exhibit held each October.  The juried exhibit showcases the work of the many professional artists who live and work here.  With a long tradition of artists cooperative housing, Emeryville is home to large number of artists, in fact, Emeryville may boast one of the most dense artists populations per capita in the Bay Region.  Past Purchase Award acquisitions include paintings by Canan Tolon and Michael Murphy, textile by Ana Lisa Hedstrom, light sculpture by Therese Lahaie and a ceramic wall hanging by Cuong Ta.  All the works as well as installations in and around City Hall such as Roger Berry's Solar Rose can be viewed suring normal business hours when City Hall is open to the public.  Please visit soon!


Hofmann by Hofmann

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In 1960 Hans Hofmann (1880–1966) described the just-completed painting Summer Bliss as one of his finest. At the suggestion of Erle Loran, then chair of the UC Berkeley Art Department, Hofmann offered Summer Bliss to the University in honor of professor Worth Ryder, who had passed away earlier that year. Ryder, who like Loran had studied with Hofmann years earlier in Germany, had invited Hofmann to teach at Berkeley in 1930, initiating what Hofmann later identified as his “start in America as a teacher and artist.”1

Three years later, Hofmann made another gift to the University—nearly fifty paintings representing the highest artistic achievement of his career, plus a pledge of $250,000 in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). At Hofmann’s request, Erle Loran was closely involved in choosing the paintings for this profoundly generous gift, selecting from among significant older works as well the strongest examples of his later practice. Although Hofmann died before the entire group was finalized, the BAM/PFA Hofmann collection, recognized as the world’s most extensive museum collection of his work, embodies the artist’s desire for it to be both excellent and comprehensive.

As we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift. Hofmann by Hofmann focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Fantasia (1943), one of the earliest works, straddles a cusp between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism while also anticipating the compositional logic and push-pull spatial dynamics of his signature color plane works of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Summer Bliss. In Nocturnal Splendor (1963) and Gloriamundi (1963), two of the later canvases, Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,”

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were interested in these later paintings and fewer still understood their inherent value. But Cahill recognized their importance and so began a lifelong pursuit of fine paintings. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. As Cahill wrote, “It could be either Studio of Someone Looking into the Yuan (as I was for my dissertation) or, more prestigiously, Someone Gazing into the Abstruse.” Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

Cahill, unlike some of his contemporaries as well as historic Chinese collectors, did not mark with a seal or inscription the paintings in his collection. Rather, he made his mark by donating—and encouraging others to donate—exceptionally fine paintings to BAM/PFA. This small exhibition presents just a handful of works, but they demonstrate the unparalleled range of Cahill’s collecting interests, from Summer Trees Casting Shade, a large decorative painting by Dai Jin (1388–1462), to the quietly cerebral The Zhiping Temple by Wen Zhengming (1470–1559).

Cahill frequently used the collection for teaching, engaging students in dialogue about brushwork, connoisseurship, authenticity, and condition, and looking intently at real works of art, a tradition that continues today.


Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy is

Call for Entries: Here, 2014 Artists Annual

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11am-5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 WALNUT ST

In Berkeley


Call for Entries: Here
2014 Artists Annual Exhibition
Free for all BAC members
Submission Drop off dates: Thursday-Saturday, October 30 - November 1, 2014

Become a member today to participate in this exciting exhibition and receive all the benefits of a membership with Berkeley Art Center.

Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. This salon style exhibition is a celebration of the deep and broad art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization.

Members who participate in “Here” will be considered for the second installment of the Artists’ Annual exhibition which will be a juried show including more works by a selected number of artists. Juror to be announced soon.

There is no entry fee or application process, all members are welcome to include a piece in this exciting exhibition, “Here”. To become a member please visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org.

Paint & Pool

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014

SLATE Contemporary
473 25th St.

In Oakland

Come see our new exhibit featuring work by Bay Area artists Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Victor Cohen Stuart, and Lola. This exhibition highlights these artists' unique approach to painting by showcasing their modern techniques of pooling, dripping, and scraping the paint onto the surface as opposed to the traditional method of using a brush on canvas.

Call for Entries: HERE, 2014 Artists Annual

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11am-5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. This salon style exhibition is a celebration of the deep and broad art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization.

Members who participate in Here will be considered for the second installment of the Artists’
Annual exhibition which will be a juried show including more works by a selected number of
artists. Juror to be announced soon.

There is no entry fee or application process, all members are welcome to include a piece in this exciting exhibition, Here. Visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org to become a member and to find out more about entering this exhibition.

John Zurier / MATRIX 255

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Berkeley-based artist John Zurier (b. 1956) paints abstract, luminous canvases with hand-mixed pigments that range from subtle, muted earth tones to vibrant, saturated hues. He uses a wide range of brushwork and surface treatments to draw attention to the varied textures of the canvas—often applying distemper (a tempera paint made with dry pigments in animal glue) in thin brushy layers—to capture qualities of light and the changing effects of the atmosphere. He builds compositions that are both simple and involved, paying close attention to all aspects of a painting’s construction, including the differences between cotton and linen surfaces, the weave of each canvas, and the individual properties of tempera versus oil paint. Informed by a wide range of references—Abstract Expressionism, Italian Renaissance painting, Minimalism, Japanese painting, and poetry—Zurier’s work transcends the mundane to enter an affective realm. “I’m very interested in how compositional formats and motifs and even incidents in a painting can trigger perceptual responses and associations,” Zurier says.

Born in Santa Monica, Zurier received both his BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. For MATRIX 255, his first solo exhibition in a museum, Zurier debuts a new body of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland, where he has been traveling, teaching, and painting since 2011. Zurier’s abstractions evoke the ice, fog, wind, water, and light of the Icelandic landscape, while also tapping into more timeless, contemplative states. Icy pale blue tones predominate, revealing the infinite range of the hue, as each composition strikes a unique, sensitive chord.

Boats of the Adriatic: Photos by Pat Mullan

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - Monday, November 3rd, 2014, Daily 8 AM until 10 PM

The French Hotel Cafe
1538 Shattuck near Cedar

In Berkeley

"Boats of the Adriatic:" Photos by Pat Mullan. Large-format prints of working boats on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and the Venetian lagoons. Proceeds to benefit Women's Cancer Resource Center, Oakland. Reception SUNDAY OCTOBER 12, 4 - 6, with live music by LMNOP+U jazz trio.

American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection—one of the finest of American folk art in California—is due to the generosity of W.B. Carnochan and N.C. Edebo.

In the years just following the Revolutionary War, many newly minted Americans desired painted portraits for their homes in order to identify individuals, establish family legacy, and demonstrate personal and/or civic achievement. Artists usually chose to portray their subjects in conventional poses, with the greatest emphasis placed on individual facial features. Clothing and surroundings were often simple and stylized, but might include details that would have been understood at the time as signs of social status or phase of life.

The exhibition also includes a number of landscapes, ranging from pastoral scenes to views of industrial progress. View of Providence, Rhode Island, created in the mid-1820s by an unidentified artist, functions as a portrait; the coastal city is portrayed on the brink of transition from pioneer village to bustling center of commerce. With remarkable beauty and formal simplicity, the works of art in American Wonder evoke the vivid presentness of their subjects and makers.

Doblar la Tierra

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, 3-7 pm

Random Parts
1206 13th Avenue

In Oakland

JAVIER ARCE
Doblar la Tierra
October 4 - November 2, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 3:00 - 7:00pm (artist talk at 4:00pm)
Free to the public

Random Parts is pleased to present Doblar la Tierra, a solo exhibition by Javier Arce, based in Santander, Spain.

Arce’s work examines the power of the emblematic image and how it can become banal through its overuse and charged historical connotations. In a society where we are constantly bombarded with images through the seemingly random downloading of the web, Arce’s
work examines our relationship with the image and its cultural, ideological, and commercial ramifications.

For this exhibition - culminating after a three-week residency at Random Parts - Arce will present a series of drawings, video and sculpture exploring the economic situation of the United States; a possible reflection of what’s been happening in Spain. In his imagery, Arce evokes the poetic by playing with reality and interpretation, “focusing on the multiple readings that accrue around a single image and the network of relationships they set up - stories, digressions, extensions, and parallelisms” *

Javier Arce (b. 1973, Santander, Spain) has a degree in Engraving from the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas in Oviedo, an Honors Degree in Fine Art at the Basque Country University and his Masters in Sculpture from the Wimbledon School of Fine Art. In 2008, he was granted the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York and has shown internationally including, Paris (FR), Munich (DE), Brasilia (BR), Zagreb (HR), Sibiu (RO), Ljubljana (SI), London (UK), Bangkok (TH), Manila (PH), Vieques (PR), and several cities in Spain.

* From the late writer and art critic Kevin Power’s analysis of Arce’s work in Transnational Narrations: Paperworks.

28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, 11am - 6pm

Heritage Square
6121 Hollis Street, Suite 900

In Emeryville

The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition is a juried show featuring works of 117 artists and craftspeople - both established and emerging - who live or work in Emeryville. The work includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics and textiles. Now in its 28th year, the Annual Exhibition expands its celebration of the arts to include poetry readings and modern dance performances. The Exhibition is on display October 11 through November 2, 2014, at 6121 Hollis Street, Suite 900, Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA. The show is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm; admission is free.

There will be a gala public reception with the artists in attendance on Friday, October 10, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Admission to the reception is free; a no-host bar will raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program, and local artist Tony DeMartile will create iPhone portraits of reception attendees for a $25 donation to benefit the non-profit Emeryville Celebration of the Arts.

The individual pieces of artwork in the Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition demonstrate the range of Emeryville artists and show their engagement with a host of aesthetic, political, and social concerns. This inclusive citywide exhibition provides the opportunity to view the work of new artists showing along with continuing artists, resulting in a uniquely ‘Emeryville’ experience. The 2014 Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition proudly hosts the largest collection of artwork in its 28-year history and has expanded its celebration of the arts to include poetry readings with Emeryville’s Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky, joined by Poets Laureate of several Bay Area cities, and a site-specific dance performance by Emeryville dance troupe Nancy Karp + Dancers. For the schedule oreadings and performances visit www.emeryarts.org

RedWolf

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, October 17-November 8, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm

The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway

In Oakland

A girl is ripening on the edge of town, uncontrolled, chaotic, voracious. This is an orderly place. Everything is on the map: the last scrap of woods, the old house on the outskirts. You can see the line where the big new road will go. Right through Red's room.

Everyone thinks the predators are gone. But what if they've just gone... inside?

Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, the most sexually charged of folk tales, REDWOLF is a world-premiere, full-length play co-written by Ragged Wing Artistic Director Amy Sass and nationally recognized playwright Anthony Clarvoe. Ripe with hunger, sexuality, and the conflict between the paved and the wild, REDWOLF follows a young woman's journey from girlhood to wolfhood. Due to adult content, not suitable for young children.

REDWOLF is Ragged Wing's first full production in The Flight Deck, and completes the cycle of the Just Ripe season.

REDWOLF features Jaime Currier, Keith Davis*, Dan Kurtz, Cecilia Palmtag*, Carlye Pollack, and David Stein*

Artistic Director: Amy Sass*
Assistant Director: Keith Davis*
Production Manager: Mariana Olvera
Stage Manager: Maggie Manzano
Set Design: Erik LaDue*
Costume Design: Abra Berman
Lighting Design: Joey Postil
Music Design: Laura Inserra and Tamara Roberts
Prop Design: Andy Falkner
Video Projections: Julia Robertson
Graphic Design: Cody Rishell

* denotes Ragged Wing Ensemble Core Artist

Presented by Ragged Wing Ensemble.

$25-40.

Joseph Holtzman / MATRIX 256

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Joseph Holtzman’s unusual artistic sensibility evolved from his close study of historical painting and his connoisseurship of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century decorative arts. His themes and motifs draw on these diverse sources as well as allude to family and friends, cultural personalities, historical figures, and literary characters. Balancing his wide-ranging references is an intensely sensual connection to paint and surface.

Holtzman (b. 1957) is highly attentive to the unique qualities of color and texture that can be expressed through the medium of paint on various grounds. His palette is fantastically rich and varied and he achieves remarkable chromatic and tonal effects by exploiting not only the transparency of the oil medium but also the unusual capacity of marble—his favorite surface—to absorb and reflect light. He pays as much attention to the tiniest details of the paintings as he does to their overall compositions. To contemplate Holtzman’s paintings is to become immersed—indeed, nearly lost—in a strange yet beautiful universe.

Many of Holtzman’s paintings are portraits though their subjects may only emerge for him in the process of painting: Frieda (Holtzman’s mother), Monsieur de Charlus (the dissolute aristocrat in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time), Mary Todd Lincoln (“a driven decorator,” according to Holtzman), the composer Stephen Sondheim, and Holtzman’s husband, Carl Skoggard. These subjects are evoked less through accurate depictions of their bodies and faces than through settings and related objects that, like saintly “attributes,” convey symbolic meaning.

Through his highly personal and inventive engagement with painting, Holtzman has invested new life into this versatile medium while nodding to the admired forebears of his, and our, cultural past.

Special Halloween Screening! - Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1999)

Friday, October 31st, 2014, 7:30pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Special Halloween Screening: Wear a Mask!


If anything, Kubrick had his eyes wide open. He’d been mesmerized by Schnitzler’s erotic novella since the late sixties, trying several times to arouse interest in the adaptation. This traumnovelle, literally “dreamstory,” involves a married couple, played by real-life duo Tom Cruise as Dr. Bill Harford and Nicole Kidman as Alice H., who free fall through a psychological landscape of libido and longing. The first steps toward their eventual plunge are delicate and untended as they tease each other with fantastical seductions and saucy dreams, all leading to that accelerating drop into appetite. For Bill, the pull is vicious; for Alice, more often she is pulled upon. Like in The Shining, Kubrick does away with the easy oppositions of fantasy and fact, favoring instead a more polymorphic perversity where pleasure penetrates all. At the much-fabled masked ball, Bill is an uninvited guest, seeking in anonymity a source for his arousal. Around him transpires a murky rite with sex as its sacrament. Or does it? And Bill is not alone behind his mask—all the globe is so disguised. And behind each mask another, or so Kubrick would tell us. In this carnal construction we call life, we conceal our true faces and the fantasies that play about them. Bill followed his sensual appetites from dreamy indulgence to novel trauma. And Alice: “The important thing is we’re awake now.” A truly erotic outing, Eyes Wide Shut is like a caution sign on the road of excess.

• Written by Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, based on the novella "Traumnovelle" by Arthur Schnitzler. Photographed by Larry Smith. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson. (159 mins, Color, 35mm, From Warner Bros.)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

Berkeley Symphony: Meet the Symphony Family Concert

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 10am and 11:30am

Malcom X Elementary School
1731 Prince Street

In Berkeley

Don’t miss these entertaining and interactive concerts introducing the various musical instruments of the orchestra. Delight in the wild antics of conductor Ming Luke and his special guest(s) as they engage and enlighten young audience members to the world of music. Fun for all ages! Concert is FREE!

Herbie Hancock: A Conversational Journey With Greg Bridges

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11/1/14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St

In Oakland

Presented by KPFA Radio & Marcus Books

Tickets: $20 admission, $40:admission & book, $50: 2 admissions & book KPFA benefit :: 800-838-3006 independent bookstores

Herbie Hancock is an internationally famous American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, he was one of the primary creators of the "post-bop" sound. Hancock has combined a unique blend of jazz, blues, modern classical music (like Debussy and Ravel), and sheer funk. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable sound through a career that spans five decades and includes 14 Grammy(R) Awards, including 2008 Album of the Year, River: The Joni Letters.

Recently Hancock was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue. In 2013 he joined the University of California, Los Angeles faculty as a professor in the UCLA music department where he teaches jazz music.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, "Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him."

Hancock was recently appointed 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. He will deliver a series of six lectures on poetry, "The Norton Lectures" - poetry "interpreted in the broadest sense, including all poetic expression in language, music, or fine arts."

Greg Bridges (G1 Rhythm) is a radio dj and journalist living in Oakland. He can be heard over KCSM 91.1fm (www.kcsm.org) Tuesday nights 6 to 9 pm, and Thursday nights 6 pm to 2 am, on KPFA (94.1fm) Monday nights 8 to 10 pm, and as a contributor to KPFA's Hip Hop, social affairs and music show HardKnock Radio. Greg has written for various publications including Jazz Now Magazine and Bayshore Magazine.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$20, $40 admission & book, $50 two adm & book

Underground Runway presents “Class”

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 1:00 pm-3:00pm

Transmission Gallery
770 West Grand Ave. Oakland, CA

In Oakland

Enter the Fall....don't follow the trees make paths with the leaves...Draped long dresses, shirts, coats with beads...seasons change and fashion proceeds. Join Underground Runway for the Fall 2014 Fashion show, “Class” hosted by Transmission Gallery where fashion and art together embrace its "change".

Through commitment to the collector, the artist, and the community, Transmission Gallery is voted as one of the top 5 galleries to visit in 2014. A forum for exploration of contemporary art, they are very fitting for the Fall runway show. UGRW is the platform for unsigned and under recognized talent--Be present to see the enriching colors of nature exude from fabric. Drawn to art that is bestowed upon us, be open to seeing the person evolving through the clothes, and catch the warmth of winter on the RUNWAY.

Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave, Oakland. November 1st, doors open at 1:00PM, fashion show itself starts promptly at 2:00.

Robots and Storetry

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th, 2014, Opening 6 to 9pm

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th Ave

In Oakland

For 25 years, Kevin Bradley has been scouring old barns and basements east of the Mississippi for these rare fonts and types from the 1800s and 1900s. He wants to bring to life the way the world communicated hundreds of years ago, only in a modern way — much like how modern folk musicians keep old songs alive, bringing them to contemporary listeners in new forms and textures. Bradley has even developed his own type of poetry called Storetry — a form of poetry/stories turned into posters. But at the most basic level, he’s a typographer — a last craftsman in a dying profession. He has a series of original images — robots, dinosaurs, Godzilla. Each of these images is made with letters, which you can see when you look up close. He’s experimenting every day with the form. “It’s a repository of the real stuff,” says Bradley.

Special Reception with Cheryl Haines in honor of “Creative Interventions and Social Activation”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 5:30-7 p.m.

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way

In Berkeley

Join the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley for a cocktail reception in honor of Cheryl Haines & @LARGE: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz to help support our free public lecture series on Art, Technology, and Activism honoring the Free Speech Movement on the UC Berkeley campus.

Special Reception For:

Creative Interventions and Social Activation
Cheryl Haines, Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation &
Curator, “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz”
as part of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

November 3, 2014
5:30-7 p.m.
Hazel Wolf Gallery, The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Tickets are $100; please purchase your ticket at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-reception-with-cheryl-haines-in-honor-of-creative-interventions-and-social-activation-tickets-13641220257.

Enjoy food, conversation, and a signature cocktail prepared by Shanna Farrell, head researcher for “West Coast Cocktails: An Oral History” project at UC Berkeley’s Regional Oral History Office, before Haines’ public lecture: Creative Interventions and Social Activation. Your ticket will help support our free public lecture series on Art, Technology, and Activism honoring the Free Speech Movement here on the UC Berkeley campus.

Please note: The lecture will begin promptly at 7:30PM.

Reception ticket holders will be seated at the lecture.

Please help our staff by indicating whether you have already reserved a seat or whether we should add your party to the reservation list for the 7:30PM lecture.

Dance & Common Core Lesson Study

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 4:30-6pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison St.

In Berkeley

Dance teachers are "ahead of the curve" with regard to the objectives of Common Core standards. Share ideas for capturing this opportunity to move dance forward and discover how dance supports Common Core learning. Cash donations accepted. Contact jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118 to RSVP.

Visual Language

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - Saturday, December 27th, 2014, 6-9

SLATE contemporary
473 25th St.

In Oakland

SLATE's latest show, Visual Language, displays artists who incorporate written text within their compositions. The show includes six local artists: Daniella Woolf, Tricia Rissmann, Lucky Rapp, Catherine Courtenaye, Blair Bradshaw, and Silvia Poloto.

FABRICATING ART: MICHAEL ARCEGEA

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00pm

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In Oakland

2:00–3:00 PM
NOV 8, 2014
SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP NOW.

Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Musuem’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The third and final studio visit is with Michael Arcega.

Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. His research-based work revolves largely around language and sociopolitical dynamics. Directly informed by historic narratives, material significance, and geography, his subject matter deals with circumstances where power relations are unbalanced.

Arcega has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. His work has been exhibited at venues including the Asian Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Cue Arts Foundation, and the Asia Society in NY among many others. He is a recipient of an Art Council grant, Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Murphy Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, and Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship. He was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Michael Arcega was born in Manila, Philippines, and migrated to the Los Angeles area at ten years of age. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.

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For location information and to sign up for this event, please visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fabricating-art-michael-arcega-tickets-13195061785

Opening reception for Here: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 5-8 pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709

In Berkeley

Here: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition

Exhibition dates: November 8 – December 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm

Part 1 of Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. It is presented salon-style just in time for the holidays in the center’s beautiful gallery space nestled in North Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. Featuring a wide array of perspectives and varied levels of accomplishment, this exhibition celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of our cultural community. This year, members who participate in the Artists Annual part 1 will also have a special opportunity to be considered for a smaller group exhibition in part 2. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm. Free and open to the public.


Khoree 'The Poet' featuring Verbal Sax

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 8:00 PM

Historic Bal Theater
14808 E. 14th Street

In Oakland

Khoree The Poet’s tantalizingly smooth poetic verses mingled with Saxophones, song and various forms of smooth Jazz has taken the Bay Area by storm. He has entertained fans from Yoshi's to the Concord Pavilion.

A ‘treat’ is an understatement for lovers of both music and poetry. Don’t miss out. This is a ‘MUST SEE’ experience.

Tickets available at http://www.khoreethepoetbaltheater.eventbrite.com

Historic Bal Theater
14808 East Fourteenth Street
San Leandro California 94578

Info: www.KhoreeThePoet.com

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 - Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: Franklyn D'Antonio, violin; Roman Fukshansky, clarinet; Eric Gaenslen, cello; Miles Graber, piano. Presenting works by John Adams, Bartók, and Brahms. Tickets are $25.

Jeff Chang: Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Monday, November 10th, 2014, 11/10/14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St

In Oakland

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Pegasus Books

Hosted by Davey D

$12 advance tickets: :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites) Moe's, Marcus Books, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $15 door, KPFA benefit www.kpfa.org/events
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Jeff Chang's first book was the highly acclaimed, award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, memorably hailed as "the funky, bootleg, B-side remix of late-20th century American history" by Time Magazine.

Who We Be: The Colorization of America is an essential chronicle of the past five decades of American cultural history in which Jeff reveals exactly how the rise of Hip-Hop impacted today's cultural politics, how Americans now view race, and how that view has changed over the past five decades. In a narrative that moves from the 1963 March on Washington through the Obama election to the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, Jeff examines the role of artists in culturally desegregating America, including the multiculturalism movement. While many viewed Obama's election as proof we had moved beyond race, Who We Be shows the full paradox of the "post-racial era," including the darker tones of political debates reflecting deep pessimism, and social indexes showing rising rates of resegregation in housing and schooling.

Currently Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, Jeff is continuing his long career specializing in culture, politics, the arts and music.

Besides editing the book, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He was a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons' 360hiphop.com.

Davey D is the Host of Hard Knock Radio (airing on KPFA 94.1fm weekdays at 4pm) and Adjunct Professor, Afrostudies Dept, S.F.St

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

In the Gardens of Spain

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Friday, November 14th, 2014, 11/14/14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Parish Hall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Barefoot Chamber Concerts ("an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality" - San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events. Kids are very welcome if quiet, and admission under 18 is free. Snacks are available before, during, and after the concert.

Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; with Kevin Cooper, guitar; Katherine Heater, harpsichord; David Morris, bass viol) plays "In the Gardens of Spain", a colorful array of delicate passacalles, brilliant sonatas and vibrant dances from baroque-era Spain and its territories.

For more details, and to order tickets online, visit www.barefootchamberconcerts.com

Presented by Barefoot Chamber Concerts.

$13 to $15.

Three Poets, Three Voices, One Message: A Benefit for Gaza

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Friday, November 14th, 2014, 11/14/14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Islamic Cultural Center
1433 Madison Street

In Oakland

With:
Deema K. Shehabi, Persis Karim, and Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Palestinian poet DEEMA K. SHEHABI is the award-winning author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon (2011) and co-author with Marilyn Hacker of Diaspo/Renga (2014).

Iranian poet PERSIS KARIM is professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University. She has edited numerous articles on literature of the Iranian diaspora plus three anthologies, including Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers.

Pakistani poet SHADAB ZEEST HASHMI is the author of Kohl & Chalk and Baker of Tarifa, which won the San Diego Book Award for poetry; and she recently won the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize.

Presented by Donna K. Khorsheed, Sponsored by: Middle East Children's Alliance
For info: 510-548-0542, mecaforpeace.org
This event benefits children in Gaza.

If you are using a wheelchair, we will assist you with the elevator.

Presented by Middle East Children's Alliance.

$15-$20 sliding scale, $10 low income.

Luminous Night - Berkeley

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 - Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11/16/14, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way

In Berkeley

Clerestory, the Bay Area's acclaimed nine-man vocal ensemble, begins its ninth season with Luminous Night, a program of contemporary music for chorus and instruments. Clerestory joins with the dynamic and innovative�Magik*Magik Orchestra�to illuminate 20th and 21st century music on themes of light and dark, death and love. Highlights include�a world premiere of three new songs by Eric Banks setting�romantic verse of Herman Melville, along with works by Shawn Crouch,�Ola Gjeilo,�and Eric Whitacre.�Luminous Night�also features John Corigliano's choral masterpiece,�Fern Hill,�to the poetry of Dylan Thomas. This concert will be live streamed to�a global audience at�http://clerestory.org.

ABOUT CLERESTORY
Clerestory's singers, from countertenor to bass, are professional veterans of San Francisco's finest vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Since its founding in 2006, Clerestory has performed across the Bay Area, including regular concerts in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, along with appearances in Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Lodi. The ensemble has been featured on National Public Radio and on San Francisco's KDFC. Recordings from Clerestory's concerts are available for free listening at http://www.clerestory.org/music.

Clerestory is named for cathedral windows that let in daylight; the group tells the "clear story" of music through sophisticated performances grounded in decades of experience singing together. Clerestory is a tax-exempt non-profit organization with a mission of providing high quality performances to local audiences at affordable prices.

For more information, visit http://clerestory.org.

Presented by Clerestory.

$15-25.

Sundays @ Four: duoW

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 - Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11/16/14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street

In Berkeley

duoW--two dynamic young Juilliard string players--performs at Crowden's Sundays @ Four chamber music series on November 16, 4pm.

About duoW

Violinist Arianna Warsaw-Fan and cellist Meta Weiss--duoW--burst onto the international music scene when their cutting edge music video, Ghosts And Flowers, went viral on the internet in the fall of 2011.

Strongly committed to bringing classical music to new audiences, these two ambitious Juilliard grads launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the video, which features their performance of the beautiful and highly virtuosic Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia. The result transcends the confines of classical music, proclaimed by Nylon Magazine as "a major announcement" and with visuals described by La Scena Musicale as "a mix of Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' and Stoker's 'Dracula' alongside graffiti and modern cityscapes."

Meta and Arianna have been performing together since they first met ten years ago. Both are recent graduates of the Masters program at Juilliard, where Meta is now pursuing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow and a SYLFF Fellow. Meta and Arianna have both been recognized internationally for their astonishing musicianship and brilliant technique, garnering multiple awards and honors, and receiving recognition in major competitions around the world.

Program:

Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola in B-flat Major, K. 424
Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia
Jean-Paul Botteman Sonate pour Violin et Violoncelle "Miroir"
Ravel Violin Sonata
Kreisler Three Viennese Songs

About Crowden's Sundays @ Four Chamber Music Series

Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, our series of low-cost, informal concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations and inspirations in these intimate concerts, then mingle with the audience in receptions after the performance.

www.crowden.org

Presented by Crowden Music Center.

Free to $25.

Rick Lowe - 'Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial'

Monday, November 17th, 2014 - Monday, November 17th, 2014, 11/17/14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way

In Berkeley

Rick Lowe's Project Row Houses, founded two decades ago, has created a blueprint for using urban renewal practices within an artistic context to enrich lives. Located in Houston's Northern Third Ward, one of the city's oldest African-American neighborhoods, Lowe's Project Row Houses was founded with 22 houses on a block-and-a-half and today occupies six blocks that are home to 40 properties, including exhibition and residency spaces for artists, office spaces, a community gallery, a park, low-income residential and commercial spaces, and houses in which young mothers can live for a year and receive support as they work to finish school and get their bearings.

By committing to what has been called a "politics of staying," Lowe has been able to develop Project Row Houses into a wide ranging social service center, a center for ideas, and an influential artist residency program. The organization has developed over the past twenty years to become a site of experimentation for new economic models in sustaining social and artistic communities, particularly within the community of socially-engaged art. Lowe has been honored with the Rudy Bruner Award in Urban Excellence; the AIA Keystone Award; the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Governors Award; Loeb Fellow at Harvard University; Skandalaris Award for Excellence in Art Architecture; USA Booth Fellowship; and the Creative Time Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change.

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media/Art Techonology & Culture Colloquium [ATC].

Free. Tickets online & door

"The Break"- A Model Lesson Exploring Time

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 - Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 4:30-6:30pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison St.

In Berkeley

Are your students challenged with the challenge of time? Are you looking for ways to integrate cultural dance learning? This model lesson exploring time & note value plays with transforming West African music "breaks" into dance ideas. Taught by LDI teaching artist Cherie Hill. $25-50 Sliding Scale. Contact jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118 to register.

The Classical Romantics

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 - Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 8:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Road

In Richmond

CONTRA COSTA CHORALE
FALL CONCERT 2014

The Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Cindy Beitmen, presents “The Classical Romantics” featuring music by German and Austrian composers of the period. Works include the Mass in G by Franz Schubert, “Geistliches Lied” by Johannes Brahms, “Verleih uns Frieden” by Felix Mendelssohn, and Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 71 by Robert Schumann. Featured soloists include Rita Lilly, Mark Bonney, and Sepp Hammer with Cara Bradbury on piano.

Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM, WayPointe Church, 770 Sonoma Street, Richmond, CA 94805


Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled. Children under 12 – free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For further information and detailed directions, visit our website at www.ccchorale.org, email ccchorale@att.net, or call (510) 255-0703.

Family Concert: Storytelling in Music (Oakland)

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 11/23/14, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St., Suite 290

In Oakland

The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's innovative, admission-free Family Concert series presents its first program of the 2014-2015 season. These 45-minute programs, designed for young listeners as well as adults learning about classical music, are the cornerstone of the SFCO's educational programming and have been greeted with capacity crowds and enthusiastic responses from our audiences all season.

The Bay Area's favorite storyteller Joel ben Izzy is back, with more wonderful tales accompanied by music provided by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. This program features a reprise of last season's Main Stage hit Luck or Wisdom?, a wonderfully crafted folktale paired with an energetic klezmer-style score by Stephen Saxon.

Hosted by SFCO Music Director Benjamin Simon, this entertaining program brings music to life!

Visual delights and audience participation make these fun-loving concerts a joy for all ages! The SFCO's Family Concert series introduces Bay Area children ages three through twelve to a wide range of classical music, setting the stage for a lifelong appreciation of this engaging art form. Audience interaction is welcome and encouraged in an informal but engrossing listening experience. Questions, clapping, and sing-alongs are all common occurrences at these joyful productions.

Program is presented November 22 at 2 pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, November 23 at 12 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and November 23 at 3:30 pm at the College of San Mateo Theater. Visit thesfco.org for our complete schedule.

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's Family Concert series is a fully professional production. Seating is first come, first served (no tickets or reservations are issued). Doors open 30 minutes before each performance time.

Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

No charge.

The Classical Romantics

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 5:00 pm

WayPointe Church
770 Sonoma Street

In Richmond

CONTRA COSTA CHORALE
FALL CONCERT 2014

The Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Cindy Beitmen, presents “The Classical Romantics” featuring music by German and Austrian composers of the period. Works include the Mass in G by Franz Schubert, “Geistliches Lied” by Johannes Brahms, “Verleih uns Frieden” by Felix Mendelssohn, and Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 71 by Robert Schumann. Featured soloists include Rita Lilly, Mark Bonney, and Sepp Hammer with Cara Bradbury on piano.

Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM, WayPointe Church, 770 Sonoma Street, Richmond, CA 94805


Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled. Children under 12 – free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For further information and detailed directions, visit our website at www.ccchorale.org, email ccchorale@att.net, or call (510) 255-0703.

C.P.E. BACH & VIVALDI Virtuoso Concertos

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach with this program of virtuoso concertos, featuring soloists Carla Moore, William Skeen, Tanya Tomkins & Hanneke van Proosdij

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Friday, November 21, 2014 8 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere

Saturday, November 22, 2014 8 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:30pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's 29th Annual Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 12/6/14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) is warming up for its 29th Annual Holiday Concert at the historic Paramount Theatre on Saturday, December 6th. This year, OIGC will be joined by Stellar Award winner and gospel great Ms. Kim Burrell, beatbox artist Kid Beyond, the ever-growing Oakland Interfaith Community Choir, Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, and liturgical dancers Imani Ya Watume.

The choir's series of holiday concerts, beginning with the Paramount show, have been called "a cherished holiday tradition in the Bay Area, every bit as important as The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol." For many, it's not the holiday season until the Bay Area's favorite gospel choir performs at the Paramount.

KIM BURRELL
Grammy-nominated, NAACP, Dove, and Stellar Award recipient Kim Burrell is one of the world's most sought-after artists in the music industry today. Burrell is currently serving her fourth season as mentor for BET's Sunday Best; as host of Real Talk with Kim Burrell; writing a book entitled Let Freedom Sing; working in the studio on her sixth solo project; and as the lead actress in biopics featuring jazz and gospel artists of our time.

KID BEYOND
This pioneering singer, beatboxer and live looper has riveted hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world. A longtime teacher at Jazz Camp West and the California Jazz Conservatory, Kid Beyond combines impeccable chops with cutting-edge creativity. He has performed alongside such legendary performers as Ray Charles and James Brown.

HALF-N-HALF ASL INTERPRETATION
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters Sherry Hicks and Michael Velez of Half-N-Half (www.half-n-half.com) will be on hand for their fourth turn providing sign translation for the show. Sherry and Michael are Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) performers that collaborate and tour around the world. This dynamic duo delights audiences with their original multimedia ASL performances combining music and storytelling.

Presented by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

$12-$42.

Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11am - 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

The Richmond Art Center's 53rd annual Holiday Arts Festival is the go-to place for buying gifts! This year’s event will feature a marketplace of local arts and crafts vendors and the famous ceramics sale featuring hundreds of plates, mugs and objects made by the Art Center’s ceramic enthusiasts. Delicious food and wine, fun art-making activities for the kids, musical entertainment and a silent auction with fine art by Bay Area artists, East Bay experiences and more.

Phone: 510-620-6772
email: admin@richmondartcenter.org

Oakland Youth Chorus' 40th Anniversary Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 12/13/14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway

In Oakland

Celebrate Oakland Youth Chorus' legacy of diversity in harmony with our 40th annual Holiday Concerts.

At 3:00pm, OYC's youngest Miracle Chorus ensembles from 11 school and community sites delight the audience with their own concert full of joyful world music from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Maori of New Zealand, and Nepal and holiday favorites.

At 6:00pm, OYC's Chamber Singers, Concert Chorus, Middle School ensembles and 3rd-5th grade Miracle Chorus singers from Oakland and other East Bay communities shine as they premiere a commissioned work by local jazz great Marcus Shelby and sing music from around the world such as Diwali, Niska Banja, El Vito, and Kaki Lambe. This concert also features a set by the Marcus Shelby Trio.

Join the singers of Oakland Youth Chorus to celebrate the holidays and four decades of friendships, songs, community, and creating harmony through diversity in Oakland and the East Bay.

Presented by Oakland Youth Chorus.

$10-$25.

The Nutcracker-Ballet San Jose

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Sunday, December 28th, 2014, 1:30pm and 7:00pm

San Jose Center for Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd

In

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabay's stylish, smart staging that brims with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit. This is the traditional "Nutcracker" to see!

The Nutcracker-Ballet San Jose

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Sunday, December 28th, 2014, 1:30pm and 7:00pm

San Jose Center for Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd

In

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabay's stylish, smart staging that brims with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit. This is the traditional "Nutcracker" to see!

Individual Dates & Times: *
Dec 13, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 13, 2014: 7 pm (Sat)
Dec 14, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)
Dec 19, 2014: 7 pm (Fri)
Dec 20, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 20, 2014: 7 pm (Sat)
Dec 21, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)
Dec 23, 2014: 1:30 pm (Tue)
Dec 23, 2014: 7 pm (Tue)
Dec 26, 2014: 1:30 pm (Fri)
Dec 27, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 28, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)

Berkeley Symphony: Sanctuary

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - Thursday, January 15th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Commissioned by the City of Birmingham Orchestra, Asyla was given its premiere in 1997, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. As is typical of Adès, the title implies both a place of rest and a home for the mentally unstable, capturing the subversive tone of the piece. Berkeley Symphony is honored to introduce Bay Area audiences to this important work. One of the best-loved works in the classical music repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony premiered in October of 1843, conducted by the composer, only nine days prior to his death. Its rich melodies and passionate romanticism remain profoundly moving and provide a welcome escape from 21st century realism.

THE GREAT POETS From Shakespeare to Dryden

Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

Anna Dennis, soprano
Music of Dowland, Johnson, Ferrabosco, Lanier, Danyel, Lawes & Purcell
Direct from London, soprano Anna Dennis joins Voices of Music for an evening of 17th-century Poetry and Music

Thursday January 22, 8pm
Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley

Friday January 23, 8pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Saturday January 24, 8pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Sunday January 25, 7:30pm Berkeley St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 - Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: René Mandel, violin; Peter Wyrick, cello; Markus Pawlik, piano. Presenting works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Berkeley Symphony: Imagination

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Maurice Ravel’s delightful Mother Goose Suite opens the program. A series of illustrations of French fairy tales was the inspiration behind this piece, which started out as a piano duet, then was expanded to a ballet, from which this orchestra suite was derived. Jake Heggie’s Camille Claudel: Into the Fire was premiered to great acclaim as a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and string quartet in San Francisco in 2012. Berkeley Symphony commissioned Mr. Heggie to write the orchestral version, which receives its world premiere with the enchanting Sasha Cooke as soloist. This performance closes with Brahms’ powerful Fourth Symphony, completed only a year after the premiere of his Third Symphony.

Steffani Stabat Mater

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

An all-star cast performs Agostino Steffani’s baroque masterpiece, Stabat Mater, and the Carissimi oratorio Vanitas, Vanitatum.

Jennifer Ellis Kampani & Céline Ricci, sopranos
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Paul Elliott & Christopher LeCluyse, tenors
John Bischoff, bass
Elizabeth Blumenstock & Kati Kyme, baroque violin
Lisa Grodin, baroque viola
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, baroque cello
Farley Pearce, violone
David Tayler, theorbo
Hanneke van Proosdij, organ

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Berkeley Symphony: I'm a Performer Family Concert

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 - Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 10am and 11:30am

Malcom X Middle School
1731 Prince Street

In Berkeley

Rosin your bow and polish your horn! Get ready for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform alongside professional orchestra musicians! An annual tradition at Berkeley Symphony, “I’m a Performer!” family concerts are open to all music lovers, instrumentalists and singers alike. Together, you and the orchestra will perform popular tunes, including “Ode to Joy” and our signature tune, “I Am a Fine Musician.” Concerts are FREE.

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 - Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: Dan Flanagan, violin; Elizabeth Prior, viola; Jonah Kim, cello; Miles Graber, piano. Presenting works by Ravel and Fauré. Tickets are $25.

Berkeley Symphony: Homage

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

First produced in 1991, John Adams’ opera The Death of Klinghoffer is based on the hijacking of the passenger liner Achille Lauro by the Palestine Liberation Front in 1995, and the resulting murder of Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Mozart’s Requiem was composed in Vienna in 1791, during the last year of the composer’s life. Though considered one of Mozart’s most popular and respected works, the question remains as to how much of the music he actually completed before his death and how much was later composed by others. The Orchestra is joined by soloists from the Adler Fellowship Program of the San Francisco Opera Center and the choruses from the University of California, Berkeley.

Under Construction

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 3pm

Osher Studio
2055 Center Street

In Berkeley

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program. Participating composers receive artistic and career guidance from Music Director Joana Carneiro and mentor composers, as well as from the orchestra musicians. Tickets are $10.

Under Construction II

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 7-9pm

Osher Studio
2055 Center Street

In Berkeley

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program. Participating composers receive artistic and career guidance from Music Director Joana Carneiro and mentor composers, as well as from the orchestra musicians.



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