Venue Details

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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Mary Altha Johnson
BART from SF worked nicely for us. You provided good directions. Thanks!
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Casual
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isabelle
Dress up, for god'sake: it might be Berkeley but it is a world-class symphonic event
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Reviews & Ratings

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

the first part od concert fantastic!
the secong half..well, we left.
the singing was like cats hurting in a alley.
after the music of the concert and pianist, it was just awful to the ear

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0 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

We liked the program although its a wonder the piano strings didn't break as Ms. Wang hit the keys so hard. Technicially perfect, I thought the timing a bit quick and... continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

The music was wonderful and the performers excellent. My beef was the acoustics. My seat in the Mezzanine was under an overhang, which I believe muffled the sound. Also... continued

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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2009/orchestra/sso...

Quotes & Highlights

“(Wang’s arrival) on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

Mussorgsky/Prelude to Khovantchina, “Dawn on the Moscow River”

Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 2

Qigang Chen/Iris dévoileé

The oldest of Asia’s orchestras, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 130th anniversary with a U.S. tour that commences in the final concert of Carnegie Hall’s China Festival and ends in California. The Orchestra appears in Berkeley with pianist Yuja Wang.

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.