|Missy MAZZOLI||Ecstatic Science|
|Andrew NORMAN||Difference (West Coast Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)|
Following its wildly creative video presentation as part of this spring’s Cal Performances at Home season, the adventurous new-music ensemble yMusic—all members of Generation Y—returns with an exciting program of new and recent works for its in-person Berkeley debut.
Comprising “six contemporary classical polymaths who playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres” (The New Yorker), yMusic is committed to working closely with living composers, from pop stars like Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, and Ben Folds to leading lights of the classical music world.
The centerpiece of the concert is the West Coast premiere of Difference, a Cal Performances co-commission by Grawemeyer-award and Grammy-nominated composer Andrew Norman, hailed as “the leading American composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times. The program also includes Missy Mazzoli’s meditative Ecstatic Science; Berkeley-born composer Gabriella Smith’s Tessellations; Together, a new work Judd Greenstein wrote for the group during quarantine; and several new pieces co-composed by the ensemble during the past year’s hiatus from live performance.
On Sale Dates
|Aug 3||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Donors at the Producer’s Circle level and above|
|Aug 17||Subscriptions and Add-on Tickets to Donors $100-$1,499 and Renewing Subscribers*|
|Aug 24||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Email Club; UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, & Students|
|Aug 27||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to General Public|