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Learn more about Cal Performances' events through videos and podcasts featuring the artists and scholars who create them.

(Video and audio segments featuring artists and scholars from past seasons can be found in our Archives.)


Ojai at Berkeley with Steven Schick
Ojai at Berkeley: 2015 Programming
Percussionist and conductor Steve Schick, Music Director of the 2015 Ojai Music Festival and Ojai at Berkeley, introduces this year's programming.

Ojai at Berkeley: A Pierre Dream
Ojai at Berkeley music festival honors composer Pierre Boulez's contributions to the festival and the world of music with a performance of "A Pierre Dream" created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and featuring live musicians, singers, actors, and video. The complete production will be performed on the opening night of Ojai at Berkeley, Thursday, June 18. Watch a clip.

Ojai at Berkeley: Adams's Sila
Steve Schick discusses the festival opening with John Luther Adams's Sila: The Breath of the World and a salute to Pierre Boulez.

Ojai at Berkeley: Poetry and Music
Steve Schick sets up concerts featuring the musical works of Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, and Maurice Ravel plus the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé.

Ojai at Berkeley: Presenting Steven Schick
The concert Presenting Steven Schick includes classics from the percussion repertoire, newly commissioned works, and theatrically staged works such as La Cathédrale de Misère, first performed by Schick when he was a member of a French circus.

Ojai at Berkeley: Bartók and more
Steve Schick highlights the music on the final day, including Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion; Boulez's Dérive 2; and Lou Harrison's Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra, among others.


Cal Performances Announces its 2015/16 Season
Matías Tarnopolsky, Cal Performances' Executive and Artistic Director, announces the 2015/16 season. Listen to excerpts from the press conference held on April 20, 2015, at Meyer Sound in Berkeley.