Press Room: Berkeley RADICAL

"In yet another signal of California's ascent as an important locale for the performing arts in the 21st century, presenter Cal Performances at UC Berkeley has announced a new program..." (Nicholas Beard, Musical America)

In February 2015, Cal Performances unveiled Berkeley RADICAL (Research And Development Initiative in Creativity, Arts, and Learning), its new project to cultivate the artistic literacy of future audiences and to connect the world's most innovative artists with the intellectual capital of the UC Berkeley campus. Through carefully crafted public programs and creative artistic residencies, Berkeley RADICAL serves as a framework to expand the reach of Cal Performances by providing audiences with multiple access points to a single work of art or artist.

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Public Programs >>
Berkeley RADICAL Revisited >>


Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel (September 2015)
Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra (October 2015)
Twyla Tharp (October 2015)
eco ensemble (October 2015)
Ensemble Intercontemporain (November 2015)
Rude Mechs (November 2015)
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (January 2016)
Yefim Bronfman (January-March 2016)
St. Louis Symphony (January-February 2016)
Binge-Worthy Journalism (March 2016)
Trajal Harrell (March 2016)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra (March 2016)
Gil Shaham (April 2016)
Kronos Quartet (May 2016)

Press Releases

In the Media

San Francisco ChronicleGustavo Dudamel to be part of Cal Performances' Berkeley Radical
The New York TimesCal Performances Takes On a New Mission
UC Berkeley News CenterCal Performances launches ambitious new Berkeley RADICAL
The New York Times$52 million push to help arts institutions find new audiences
San Francksco Classical VoiceNew Wallace Foundation initiative: $52 million to build audiences
SF ExaminerThree Bay Area arts organizaions receive grants to build new audiences
San Francisco ChronicleGustavo Dudamel residency highlights Cal Performances season
San Jose Mercury NewsCal Performances new season: Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Morris, Kronos Quartet
UC Berkeley News CenterCal Performances' new season goes RADICAL with artistic, ecological themes
KDFC's The State of the ArtsTuesday, April 21: The newly-announced upcoming season at Cal Performances...
SF WeeklyCal Performances Announces Its 2015-16 Season
The Berkeley Daily PlanetCal Performances' 2015/16 Season: Berkeley R. A. D. I. C. A. L.
San Francisco Classical VoiceCal Performances Plots Major 2015-16 Season
UC Berkeley NewsComing this fall: Berkeley RADICAL, Ira Glass, Twyla Tharp and issues of global significance
All Things StringsBerkeley RADICAL Inaugural Season Kicks Off with Dudamel Residency
California MagazineTotally Radical: A New Initiative from Cal Performances Aims to Gather New Audiences
The Daily CalifornianOp ed: Beethoven, the fine arts essential to successful student life
Broadway WorldCal Performances' Berkeley RADICAL Begins Tonight with SBSOV
Berkeley NewsBerkeley RADICAL kicks off with Gustavo Dudamel