• Renée Fleming

“From offering relief to people suffering from dementia and strokes to Parkinson’s disease and even in lowering the rising suicide rate in adolescents, music is proving to provide mental relief that has always been known in our hearts, but now science is backing it up.”
—Rutgers University


Renée Fleming
and Special Guests

The riveting soprano Renée Fleming visits with a combination discussion-performance, as part of a multiple-day residency on the UC Berkeley campus, collaborating with researchers, scholars, and scientists on the topic of music and the mind. Fleming has made the relationship between music and the human brain the subject of recent work, and as part of her visit, she hosts a special afternoon of music and discussion programmed with campus partners including the Berkeley Brain Initiative and the UC Berkeley faculties of Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology, as well as UCSF’s Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Fleming’s thought-provoking program offers insights into music’s untapped potential for healing and transformation.

An Illuminations: Music and the Mind event >


Patron Sponsors: Michael A. Harrison and Susan Graham Harrison

Sun, Apr 18, 2021
3pm PDT
Tickets start at $36


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Donor Parking
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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.

Sun, Apr 18, 2021
3pm PDT
Tickets start at $36

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Cal Performances update on COVID-19

Due to continuing uncertainties regarding public health recommendations on large gatherings, Cal Performances has postponed the single ticket on sale of all 2020/21 Season performances. We will communicate with patrons once a new date has been set.

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