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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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21 events
9 reviews
8 stars
I grabbed a chili at soup plantation, just ate a few bites then heated it up for dinner later. Yummy.
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9 reviews
8 stars
The weather was warm, but it gets cool later when the show ends. I wore I wore a sleeveless dress with toe in sandals. I took a light sweater for later.
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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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4.6 average rating
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7 events
2 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

Lovely performance of balanced program

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

Britten is difficult to listen to but worth the effort. Bach was lucid and stirring. Walpole was not that enjoyable, seems lackluster.
The musicianship was exceptional throughout.

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“A beacon of musical excellence.” —The Times, London


Its upcoming Berkeley program celebrates the group’s history with two Bach concertos and spotlights the Academy’s longstanding commitment to English music with works by Britten and Walton. Julia Fischer, _Gramophone_’s 2007 Artist of the Year, enjoys a close relationship with the musicians and has already completed several international tours with the group.

Program: Britten/Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10; Bach/Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, and Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major; Walton/Sonata for Strings

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.