"Benedetti is a powerhouse musician."

Broadway World, Toronto

Nicola Benedetti, violin
Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Scottish violin star Nicola Benedetti lends her sumptuous, gleaming tone to Bach's glorious Chaconne from Partita No. 2, and is joined by longtime partner Alexei Grynyuk for richly Romantic sonatas by Prokofiev and Richard Strauss. She also performs the West Coast premiere of Fiddle Dance Suite, a new work for solo violin by Wynton Marsalis.

Approximate run time: 105 minutes, including intermission

Chaconne from Partita No. 2
Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a
Fiddle Dance Suite (West Coast Premiere)
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18

This event is part of the 2018/19 Berkeley RADICAL programming initiative, Women's Work. Learn more and watch videos >


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Master Class
Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 7pm
230 Morrison Hall
Violinist Nicola Benedetti coaches students from the UC Berkeley Department of Music in a master class for soloists and small ensembles. Works on the program include the first movement of Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108; the third movement of Lalo's Symphonie espagnole in D Minor, Op. 21; and the third movement of Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47. Free and open to the public for observation. Tickets are not necessary for admission.

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Pre-performance Talk
Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 2pm
Zellerbach Hall
Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks with Sabrina Klein, Cal Performances' director of artistic literacy. Free to ticket holders.

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Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sun, Jan 27, 3pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1500+)
Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall during the above performance(s). Donor Intermission Hospitality is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

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

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Feature: Berkeley RADICAL, Women's Work by Sarah Cahill
Women's Work
Addressing Imbalance After Centuries of Erasure
by Sarah Cahill

Consider the phrase "women's work." We might imagine it refers to traditional roles for women, like caring for babies and children, domestic chores, and subservient tasks. In the arts, "women's work" has encompassed crafts such as sewing and embroidery and quilting...READ ARTICLE

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]