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Jake Heggie

Composer Jake Heggie talks about his artistic process and two of his works, At the Statue of Venus and the song cycle Here and Gone. (The West Coast premieres of both pieces were presented by Cal Performances in an evening titled Theater in Song: The Music of Jake Heggie and Rickie Ian Gordon.) The video features soprano Kristin Clayton and tenor Nicholas Phan. (Length 6:40; 2007)

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Focus on Twyla Tharp

Henry Berg, former Joffrey Ballet member and one of the original dancers in Deuce Coup, talks about working with Tharp. Recorded October 2007. (Length: 7:00)

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Audio Podcast
Ailey's Renee Robinson Interview

This installment in our on-going podcast series features an exclusive interview with Renee Robinson, veteran Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member. Remarkably, this is Ms. Robinson's 25th season with the company. She talks about the high points in her career and the works she and the company will be performing on Thursday March 1, 2007, in honor of her exceptional career. Recorded February 2007. (Length: 17:35)

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The Peony Pavilion

Watch clips from the kun opera The Peony Pavilion while writer/producer Kennth Pai (Pai Hsien-yung), Professor Emeritus of Chinese literature and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, talks about his passion for The Peony Pavilion and explains why kun opera is called "the mother of all operas." (Length 5:00; 2006)



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Jordi Savall's Las Músicas del Quijote

Watch and listen as Kate van Orden, Associate Professor, UCB Department of Music, sets the context for Jordi Savall's Las Músicas del Quijote (The Music of Quixote) to be performed in Berkeley. Professor van Orden discusses the many musical references in Miguel de Cervantes' celebrated novel, Don Quixote, that Savall used when creating this highly anticipated concert. (Length: 5:00; 2006)



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Mark Morris in Conversation with Robert Cole

Learn more about the inner workings of the long and fruitful relationship between Mark Morris Dance Group and Cal Performances with a converation between Mark Morris and Robert Cole, Director of Cal Performances. Recorded August 31, 2007.

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Audio Podcast
Sudipto Chatterjee on Chorus Repertory Theatre's
Nine Hills One Valley

In Cal Performances first ever podcast, UC Berkeley Dance, Theatre and Performance Studies professor Sudipto Chatterjee talks about Chorus Repertory Theatre's Nine Hills One Valley production coming to Cal Performances November 10-11, 2006. (Length: 10:18)

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Takács Quartet

Listen to Joseph Kerman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Music, UC Berkeley, discuss the Takács Quartet and Beethoven's String Quartet No. 2 in E minor, Op. 59. (Length: 7:00; 2005)

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Tallis Scholars

Paul Ellison, Lecturer in Music History at San Francisco State University, offers insight into The Tallis Scholars' 2005 concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of namesake and composer Thomas Tallis's death. (Length: 7:00)