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Illuminations Events at Cal Performances

Through the 2022–23 season theme “Human and Machine,” Illuminations explores the many roles technology plays in both catalyzing and challenging creative expression and human communication. Through six main stage performances and even more educational events held in partnership with thought leaders, Illuminations programming follows the evolution of musical instruments, the complex relationships between technology creators and users, technology’s impact on the creative process, and the benefits and potential dangers of the growing role of artificial intelligence in our society.  Beginning April 26, save 25% with an Illuminations “Human and Machine” Subscription!

Illuminations Events Calendar

Recital, Illuminations: Human and Machine

Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord and fortepianos

Oct 30, 2022, 3pm
New Music, Illuminations: Human and Machine, Percussion Festival

Colin Currie Group
Synergy Vocals

A Steve Reich Celebration

Colin Currie, conductor and percussion

Nov 3, 2022, 7:30pm
New Music, Illuminations: Human and Machine, Percussion Festival

Sō Percussion

Nov 12, 2022, 8pm
Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine

William Kentridge’s
SIBYL

US Premiere

With music composed and conceived by Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Kyle Shepherd

Mar 17–19, 2023
Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine, New Music

Michel van der Aa’s
Blank Out

West Coast Premiere

Apr 28–29, 2023
Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine

Octavia E. Butler’s
Parable of the Sower

Bay Area Premiere

May 5–6, 2023
2022/23 Season Calendar
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