At the 2016 Ojai at Berkeley festival, Julia Bullock portrayed French philosopher/mystic Simone Weil in a new-music oratorio, and the legendary dancer/singer Josephine Baker in a jazz suite, both within the span of a few days—and both to rave reviews. In recital, the formidable and versatile young soprano lends "a wonderful combination of power and expressive directness" (San Francisco Chronicle) to her carefully curated programs, here mixing art song by Schubert, Barber, and Fauré with selections from the African-American jazz and blues traditions of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]


Berkeley RADICAL 2017/18 Blurring Boundaries

Donor Benefits

Donor Event: In Conversation with Julia Bullock
Sat, Mar 24
Private Home
(Donors of $3500+)
Each season, Cal Performances' donors peek behind the curtain through a conversation with a leading performing artist. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Julia Bullock to join us in conversation. You, a small circle of aficionados, and an exciting young performer sharing backstage stories, artistic philosophy, history and process—besides the performance, what could be more exciting?

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Mt. Beautiful wines generously donated by Leigh Teece in appreciation of Cal Performances' education outreach.

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email donate@calperformances.org.

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Additional information regarding donor parking benefits can be found on our Donor Services/Parking page.