Announcing a remarkable new streaming series created especially for Fall 2020!

Beginning in October, Cal Performances will continue doing what we do best—providing the high-quality, professionally produced performing arts experiences you love, but this time, all enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

Featuring a wide variety of new and full-length videos or live events—all available to stream directly to your home screen—our Main Stage performances will feature artists and programs you were already looking forward to enjoying during our fall season, as well as a few new and exciting additions along the way! Main Stage videos will be accompanied by free “Beyond the Stage” artist talks; interviews; lectures; Q&A sessions with artists, Cal Performances staff, and UC Berkeley faculty; and more! Plus, special premiere-evening “watch parties” will allow you to enjoy the company of other performing arts lovers from the safety of your own home.

A new performance debuts each week, beginning Thursday, October 1.

More about the Performances
Our remarkable Main Stage performances have been commissioned (and often produced) directly by Cal Performances, and will feature recitalists, chamber ensembles, theater companies, and jazz artists who have recorded the same programs they had planned to present on our Berkeley stages this fall. Around the world, these exceptional artists have gathered in renowned venues and recording studios based in the locations where they are currently sheltering in place. Throughout the fall season, Cal Performances at Home will feature performances from New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, Spain and Germany; filmed in venues including Merkin Concert Hall, the Curtis Institute of Music, the historic Louis Armstrong House in Queens, and the Bowery Ballroom in New York.

Cal Performances at Home invites you to continue celebrating the performing arts by joining together online for a series of unforgettable performances and related events—until, that is, we can all join together again, in person and under the same roof.

Cal Performances at Home Pricing

Want to enjoy all 16 performances for free?
Become a Friend of Cal Performances at $225 and receive complimentary, unlimited access to the entire series! Start by adding a donation of $225 or more to your cart, then continue shopping to add your performances at no cost!

General Public
The pricing for individual Cal Performances at Home performances is on the honor system and is based on the number of people watching the performance.

All
Access

$0
  • Free for Subscribers and Donors $225+

Going
Solo

$15
  • One person viewing the performance

Date
Night

$30
  • Two people viewing the performance

Social
Bubble

$60
  • Four or more people viewing the performance

Rock
Star

$72
  • Average price you would have paid to see this live*

* “Rock Star” is, well, above and beyond! You’re a true believer, a superhero in our book.

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Recital
Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Tessa Lark, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano

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Speakers
Tue, Oct 6, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Alex Ross and John Adams in Conversation

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

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Chamber Music & Orchestra
Thu, Oct 8, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Tetzlaff Quartet
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New Music
Wed, Oct 14, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet
Fanm d’Ayiti

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Theater
Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Real Enemies

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Theater
Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 7pm PDT
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Manual Cinema

Frankenstein

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Jazz
Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 7pm PST
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Matthew Whitaker Quartet
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Recital
Thu, Nov 12, 2020, 7pm PST
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David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

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Early Music
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 7pm PST
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Jordi Savall

La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Madrigals of Love and War

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Recital
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 7pm PST
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An Evening with Yo-Yo Ma

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Recital
Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 7pm PST
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Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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Chamber Music & Orchestra
Thu, Dec 10, 2020, 7pm PST
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Dover Quartet
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Holidays & Year-Round Favorites
Thu, Dec 17–19, 2020
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Manual Cinema’s A Christmas Carol

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Holidays & Year-Round Favorites
Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 8pm PST
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New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration

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Jazz
Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 7pm PST
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Bria Skonberg
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Recital
Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 7pm PST
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Julia Bullock, soprano
Laura Poe, piano