"Chamber ensemble yMusic transformed the surrealistic nostalgia of [Paul Simon's] 'René And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War' into a rich and alien tapestry."

Chicago Sun-Times

New Music

The innovative and daring yMusic—"one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music" (NPR)—boasts a star-studded string of collaborators and admirers from across the musical spectrum, from Paul Simon and Bill T. Jones to Regina Spektor and Ben Folds. With the instrumentation of string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet/horn, the flexible sextet—all members of Generation Y—is sought out for its uncanny ability to bridge contemporary concert music with pop and indie rock sensibilities, effortlessly moving between Carnegie Hall concerts and massive arena shows without skipping a beat. The centerpiece of this UC Berkeley debut is Difference, a Cal Performances co-commission by Andrew Norman, a leading composer of his generation praised by the New Yorker as a "master of a uniquely dazzling and mercurial style."


Donor Benefits

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.

Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.