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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.)

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Steven Schick, discusses Project TenFourteen
Percussionist, teacher, conductor and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Contemporary Players, Steven Schick, discusses Project TenFourteen, a new four concert series featuring 12 world premieres from contemporary composers, including Crumb, Berio, and Birtwistle. The works will be performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the second oldest contemporary music ensemble in the United States, as part of Cal Performances' 2014/15 Season.



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Three minutes with Jeremy Denk, Music Director of Ojai North Music Festival
Pianist Jeremy Denk, 2014 Music Director of Ojai Music Festival (June 12–15) and Cal Performances' Ojai North Music Festival at UC Berkeley (June 19–21) talks about the premiere of the comic opera, The Classical Style, based on the eponymous award-winning book by the late pianist and scholar Charles Rosen with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and libretto by Denk; jazz pianist Uri Caine's contributions to the festivals; and works by Ligetti, Ives and Beethoven to be included.



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World Premiere: Mark Morris on Acis and Galatea

Video
Cal Performances presents the world premiere of Handel's Acis and Galatea arranged by Mozart with choreography by Mark Morris. Morris talks about the production that will debut April 25–27, 2014, at Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley.



Podcast

(from left to right) Ara Guzelimian, Dean and Provost of The Juilliard School, interviews choreographer and director Mark Morris about Acis and Galatea; the talk is introduced by Cal Performances' Executive and Artistic Director Matías Tarnopolsky. (60:00)

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Kronos Quartet Symposium: April 4, 2014
As part of the Kronos Quartet Residency, Cal Performances presented an exploration of the themes of the Kronos Quartet's program, created as a response to the centennial anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Historian and journalist Mark Danner offered thoughts on the historical impact of The Great War and the human costs of warfare in the following century; followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by Francesco Spagnolo of the Magnes Collection with artistic collaborators, Kronos Quartet's David Harrington; composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, documentary filmmaker Bill Morrison; and Combat Paper Project creator and Iraq War veteran Drew Cameron.

Part 1



Part 2



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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Symposium: March 7–9, 2014
As part of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Residency, Cal Performances presented a weekend-long symposium offering an in-depth look at how arts and politics intermingle and the complex role an iconic arts institution can play in the course of history, The Vienna Philharmonic 100 Years After the Outbreak of the First World War. Marking UC Berkeley as a world-class research university, Cal Performances provided an opportunity to explore the music and history of Vienna in the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Join renowned professors, writers, historians, and musicians as they engage in rigorous discussion and historical examination in this free, three-part symposium.

Part 1 (March 8, 10 am)



Part 2 (March 8, 3:15 pm)



Part 2 (March 8, 4:30 pm)



Part 3 (March 9, 11 am)



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Wu Man
Wu Man talks about the pipa including its history, how it's played and the many sounds of the ancient plucked instrument.



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David Harrington Coaches UC Berkeley Student Quartet
David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet coaches a string quartet made up of UC Berkeley students. He began the Kronos Quartet almost 40 years ago and offers advice to the young musicians as they rehearse a work by Philip Glass written for the Kronos Quartet.



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Fall Free for All
Take a look at scenes from past Fall Free for All festivals in this exclusive video.



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The Assad Brothers and Paquito d'Rivera
A Sightlines pre-performance talk with Jesse "Chuy" Varela, music director of KCSM Jazz 91 radio, with the artists, Sergio Assad and Paquito d'Rivera, recorded April 10, 2013.


Pictured (l to r): Jesse "Chuy" Varella, Sergio Assad and Paquito D'Rivera

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AileyCamp!
AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer youth program, conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and locally produced by Cal Performances, teaches life lessons through ballet, modern, jazz and African dance to Berkeley/Oakland middle school students. Follow three AileyCampers from beginning impressions through the grand finale performance at the end of the six week experience. (Length: 8:25)



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Cal Performances in the Classroom: A Teacher Workshop on The Music of Revelations
Watch as one of Cal Performances teaching artists, Melanie DeMore, works with classroom teachers to prepare them and, in turn, their students, to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in a special one hour SchoolTime performance at Zellerbach Hall. (Length: 2:40; 2011)



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Cal Performances At 100
Composer Jake Heggie narrates the story of Cal Performances' origin and highlights from its 100 years featuring luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Mark Morris, Dave Brubeck and Laurie Anderson. Recorded April 2006. (Length: 11:00)

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