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Critics use words like "luminous," "radiant," "entrancing," "lustrous," and "exquisite" to describe performances by Jessica Rivera and Kelley O'Connor, who have been celebrated for their interpretive collaborations on some of the most renowned masterpieces of today, including Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar and John Adams's El Niño. Bringing two world premieres and one Bay Area premiere to Hertz Hall, O'Connor and Rivera sing two newly commissioned song cycles: Monica Songs by Jonathan Leshnoff, who composes richly tonal, lyrical music, and That Time with You by David Bruce, known for his colorful and lively works that infuse concert music with the character of world folk music traditions, as well as Gabriela Lena Frank's Cantos de la Cocina. They are accompanied by acclaimed pianist Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony and Aspen Music Festival and School.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.
(Single tickets for Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela go on sale as follows:
June 7 at 1 pm: Donors $100+
June 9 at noon: Email Club and UCB Faculty/Staff
June 12 at noon: general public
Subscribers to the 2015/16 Season and Donors of $1,500 and above may order single tickets to all other 2015/16 events now; Donors of $100+ on July 28; to Email Club on August 4; and to the general public on August 11, 2015.)
Venue: Hertz Hall
Price: Tickets start at $20
Koret Recital Vocal
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