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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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4 reviews
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12 reviews
1 stars
Unsure of the current parking lot situation, I parked up on Oxford St near Hearst and walked over.
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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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4.6 average rating
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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

Description

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

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.