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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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it is never easier to find street parking in Berkeley, especially around the campus. Arrive early - earlier than you think you should!
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We ate at the Cafe Zellerback beforehand. Food was good but portions were quite small.
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4 stars
attended Jun 03 2012

Delightful concert! Unique pieces I had not heard before, including a very well-executed cello concerto and two symphonies. Very well done! I was a little distracted by the conductor's unique "jiggling" fast hand movements, but every conductor...continued

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attended Jun 03 2012

Luisotti conducts with flair and verve--his gestures unusually expressive. The orchestra was excellent.

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attended Jun 03 2012

Loved it. Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing as always.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Under his baton, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra sparkles, shimmers, storms, and, most importantly, sings the music.” —_San Francisco Examiner _


SF Opera Orchestra

Nicola Luisotti, conductor

A rare opportunity to hear the distinguished San Francisco Opera Orchestra shine in symphonic repertoire under the direction of its extraordinary music director. Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, also principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony, made his international debut in 2002 and his career trajectory since then can only be described as meteoric, with engagements in the world’s major opera houses and concert halls.


Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major (Classical)

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C major (Amit Peled, cello) 

Cherubini: Symphony in D major

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.