2019/20 Season Highlights
Welcome to the 2019/20 Season! We invite you to celebrate the best of the human spirit—as displayed through centuries of culture, tradition, and innovation—in a season packed with the widest range of programming found anywhere in the Bay Area. Once again, this season features a powerhouse roster of artists from around the world, including:
- Saint Petersburg's legendary Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, returning to Berkeley with one of the greatest of all story ballets, La Bayadère.
- Pianist Jonathan Biss, honoring the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in a seven-concert series of the full cycle of the composer's 32 piano sonatas.
- The return of superstar soprano Renée Fleming in an intimate and rare recital performance.
- The resurrection of a progressive masterwork opera from famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin in Volcano Theatre Company's new production of Treemonisha.
- The debut of wunderkind Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, a protégé of Daniel Barenboim, as he leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic in a rare US appearance.
Season Previews and Features
San Francisco Chronicle
Cal Performances heralds profusion of dance for 2019–20 season
Bay Area News Group
Mariinsky Ballet, Renee Fleming among big names in Cal Performances' future
KDFC Classical Radio
Cal Performances' Next Season
San Francisco Classical Voice
Cal Performances' 2019–2020 Promises Stars and Big Premieres
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