Throughout 'Mozart Dances,' Mark Morris emerges as the most artfully musical choreographer alive.

The New York Times

Dance
Mark Morris Dance Group
Mozart Dances
Berkeley Symphony
Colin Fowler, conductor and piano
Inon Barnatan, piano

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in the 2007–08 season, Mark Morris' sublime, joyful Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall in its eagerly awaited reprise. Praised for its emotional breadth and formal inventiveness, Morris' buoyant, exhilarating choreography is set to three exquisite Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595—in which light and dark reside side by side. The music is performed live by the Berkeley Symphony conducted by Colin Fowler, joined by celebrated Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. "To hear Mozart through Morris' ears is to appreciate the music in scintillating new detail" (The Guardian, London).

Approximate run time of this performance is 2 hours including two intermissions

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Mozart Listening Party
Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 5pm
Zellerbach Hall
Mark Morris and company music director Colin Fowler delve into Mozart's music with Jeremy Geffen, Cal Performances' executive and artistic director. Free and open to the public.

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Dance with MMDG
Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 11am
Bancroft Studio
A community dance class led by a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all ages and abilities. $10.

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Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Fri, Sep 20, 8pm
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.

Donor Event: Intermission Hospitality
Sat, Sep 21, 8pm
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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Sun, Sep 22, 3pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
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Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]