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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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Netia Jones on Britten's 1964 church parable Curlew River
Director Netia Jones comes to Zellerbach Hall to prep for Curlew River (November 14 & 15) and shares her thoughts about the production.



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Mikhail Baryshnikov explains the genesis of The Old Woman
Following the story of a struggling writer who cannot find peace with himself, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe star in Daniil Kharms' 1930s political novella and pitch-black comedy The Old Woman (November 21–23 in Zellerbach Hall), adapted by Darryl Pinckney and directed by Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach).



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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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Ojai North Music Festival 2013
Cal Performances' fourth annual Ojai North Music Festival was held on June 19–21, 2014, in Hertz Hall. Here are links to three of the concerts, including the comic opera The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts) (Concert 1 June 19 at 8 pm, Second Half); Timo Andres and The Knights performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537, "Coronation," first movement, Allegro; and Jeremey Denk performing Ligeti's Piano Etude No. 4, from Book I.

Additional Ojai North concerts will be added shortly.

Timo Andres and The Knights


The Classical Style


Jeremy Denk



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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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The Vienna Philharmonic 2011 Residency at Cal Performances
The Vienna Philharmonic Residency in Berkeley included three concerts in addition to a number of open rehearsals, sectionals, master classes and a chamber music concert for students. Watch as musicians from this famed orchestra work with UC Berkeley music students. (Length 2:55; 2011)



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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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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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