Venue Details

219 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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3.7 average rating
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17 events
6 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

I loved the 2nd half of the show--Kitka chorus and the Klezmer music. I did not, however, enjoy the first half--I find that type of music way too monotonous and not... continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 20 2008

This event had very little Klezmer music and only at the end. There was too much talking by the gal
seeming to run this event from the start to the finish. The best part was "Ba MIre Bist Du Shain" sung and played at the end.

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2008/world_stage/...

Description

Celebrating the rich diversity of Jewish music, Pomegranates & Figs showcases the infectious exuberance of klezmer, Yiddish folk song, and the soulful traditions of Sephardic music. From the creators of Klezmer Mania!, this triple bill features the driving, danceable rhythms of klezmer band The Gonifs; the glorious harmonies of Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble; and the Bay Area string duo Teslim, featuring violinist Kaila Flexer and multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus—with special guests violinists Julian Smedley, Shira Kammen, and Leah Wollenberg, harpist Liza Wallace, and percussionist Faisal Zedan.

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.