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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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We ate at Bongo Burgers on Dwight and Telegraph -- VERY tasty burgers!!
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Right across the street from Zellarback there is a sweet little cafe for pre-show dinner called Musical Offerings Cafe, and there's a pkg lot adjacent to it that is well worth the $10 cost.
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3.9 average rating
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79 events
39 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 13 2011

loved her, her compositions, her band.she is down to earth, her arrangements are to die for, and the musicians are very strong. Would liked to have heard more from the accordion

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31 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2011

Creative, unique full band sound. Jazz doesn't get better than this.

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118 events
65 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 13 2011

Excellent music, very different and creative.

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Website

http://calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2010-11/ojai/mso.php

Quotes & Highlights

Visit Maria Schneider’s official website.

Description

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their debut recording, Evanescence. With that recording, Schneider began to develop a highly personal way of writing for her 17-member collective, tailoring her compositions to distinctly highlight the unique voices of the group. Subsequently, the Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide. She has received numerous commissions and guest conducting invites, working with more than 85 groups from over 30 countries spanning Europe, South America, Australia, Asia and North America.

Schneider and her orchestra have a distinguished recording career with nine Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. Concert in the Garden (Best Large Ensemble Album), released only through her ArtistShare® website, became historic as the first record to win a Grammy with Internet-only sales. The second Grammy was awarded for Maria’s composition Cerulean Skies (Best Instrumental Composition).

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Concert in the Garden_ and her orchestra’s latest album, Sky Blue (on which Cerulean Skies was recorded) were both named “Jazz Album of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association and the DOWNBEAT Critics Poll.

Ojai North!

Dawn Upshaw, music director

Cal Performances launches Ojai North!, a multi-year partnership with the celebrated Ojai Music Festival, involving co-productions, co-commissions, and multiple Ojai concerts in Berkeley. Established in 1947, the Ojai Music Festival has an unparalleled musical legacy, defined by its intersection of daring artists, adventurous music, and passionate audiences.

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.