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Berkeley RADICAL

Cal Performances' forward-thinking Berkeley RADICAL initiative is about much more than the glorious performances on our stages. Our aim is to take the experience further, to allow communities near and far into the artistic process through digital documentation and illumination. In these featured videos and podcasts, further explore Berkeley RADICAL perspectives, revisit or renew your experience, and discover new pathways to a deeper understanding of the arts and the vital role they play in our lives and community.

Berkeley RADICAL is Launched!

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV) joined
Cal Performances to create new pathways to the music of Beethoven in the Inaugural Berkeley
RADICAL residency. (5:30)

Featured Videos

Berkeley RADICAL on Campus

Cal Performances' inaugural Berkeley RADICAL project created unique opportunities for the UC Berkeley campus community to connect deeply with the music of Beethoven. (6:09)
A Conversation with Gustavo Dudamel

Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Matías Tarnopolsky talks to Gustavo Dudamel about Berkeley RADICAL, Beethoven, and more. (7:12)
Berkeley RADICAL: Pop-Up Concerts with WhimsiCAL

Ensamble 7/4 surprises the UC Berkeley campus community with pop-up concerts during their residency. (0:41)
Humming your Way to Beethoven

Can you hum your favorite passage from Beethoven's Ninth? (1:43)
Berkeley RADICAL: Crescendo Panel Discussion

A panel discussion with Jamie Bernstein and Elizabeth Kling, moderated by Rob Bailis, following the screening of their film Crescendo, the Power of Music as part of Berkeley RADICAL. (28:46)
Berkeley RADICAL: Seminario with the SBSOV

Our first ever Seminario—an El Sistema-based jam session—brought young Bay Area musicians with seasoned instrumentalists together for a fun Saturday afternoon of musicmaking. (1:38)
For more videos featuring our Berkeley RADICAL events and more, visit our YouTube site.

Featured Podcasts

Music and Discussion: Alejandro Carreño and Matías Tarnopolsky
An adventurous hour of chamber music and impromptu discussion with SBSOV Concert Master Alejandro Carreño and Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Matías Tarnopolsky.

Beyond the Valley of the Ninth—The Afterlives of Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony Symposium
A full-day symposium integrating the subject matter of the Berkeley RADICAL Residency with the SBSOV into the Berkeley academic community.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3