Special Events at Cal Performances
Each season, Cal Performances highlights a select number of once-in-a-lifetime special events that set the tone for the entire year’s programming. Many of these concerts take place outdoors in the stunning open air Greek Theatre, and often launch the season during the summer months. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has appeared at the Greek in solo and chamber recitals, and this season, performs there with all-star collaborators as part of the bluegrass-meets-classical ensemble Not Our First Goat Rodeo. Other special events have included Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO), the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Ojai at Berkeley Festival of new music, and the Silk Road Ensemble.