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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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9 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore t-shirt and jeans.
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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