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Key Notes:
Music for Symphony Orchestra

Zellerbach Hall Lobby Mezzanine, 5 pm prior to the performances

Curated with the UC Berkeley Department of Music, Key Notes is an annual series of talks about music. Orchestral programming has inspired this year's Key Notes events, from the Tchaikovsky symphonies offered by the Mariinsky Orchestra (Fri, Oct 14), to the the San Francisco Opera Orchestra's Beethoven program (Fri, Oct 28), to the the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's program of Kodaly, Liszt and Brahms (Fri, Jan 28).

The 2011-12 Key Notes events take place on the Zellerbach Hall Lobby Mezzanine, where our guests can find refreshing snacks and beverages at the Zellerbach Cafe. Talks are free and open to the public; tickets must be purchased for the associated concerts.

Mariinsky Orchestra
Fri, Oct 14, 5 pm
Key Notes talk will be held in Zellerbach Hall
Curated with Emily Frey of the UC Berkeley Department of Music. Key Notes talk with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Cal Performances director, Matías Tarnopolsky.
8 pm Concert Program: Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1 (Winter Daydreams) and 6 (Pathetique)
Note: Every symphony composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky will be performed in three concerts, Oct 14-16

San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Fri, Oct 28, 5 pm
Maestro Nicola Luisotti of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra talks with UC Berkeley musicologist Anicia Chung Timberlake in a Key Notes talk focusing on the program, the Maestro's artistic vision, and upcoming activities of the orchestra. Key Notes is a series of talks curated with the UC Berkeley Department of Music, this year focusing on the orchestral programs of Cal Performances' 2011-12 season. While the talk is free and open to the public, tickets are required for the associated concert.

8 pm Concert Program: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7

Key Notes, Lobby talks and other Education and Community Programs are added throughout the season. Visit again for our full schedule of events to add depth and meaning to your experience in the theater and concert hall.