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Unsure of the current parking lot situation, I parked up on Oxford St near Hearst and walked over.
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Philharmonia Orchestra
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It was a pretty sublime performance. Esa-Pekka Salonen is a masterful conductor and the Philharmonia Symphony performed beautifully. Our seats were great!

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One of the best symphony concerts that we have been to in a long, long time. Bloody marvellous!!

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Esa-Pekka Salonen made Mahler's 9th sound like it's never sounded in this country! Superb, sublime.

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*Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00pm:

*Salonen *— *_Helix_

Beethoven — Symphony No. 7

Berlioz —_ Symphonie fantastique

Pre-concert talk from 7:00pm – 7:30pm

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Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:00pm:

  • Berg — Wozzeck

Cast to include:

Johan Reuter (Wozzeck); Angela Denoke (Marie); Peter Hoare (the Captain);

Frode Olsen (the Doctor); Hubert Francis (the Drum-Major); Joshua Ellicott (Andres)

UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director

Tavern and Military bands: Members of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra,

David Milnes, director

Members of Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Robert Geary, _director

Pre-concert talk from 6:00pm to 6:30pm

_ *Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 3:00pm:

*Mahler — Symphony No. 9

Pre-concert talk from 2:00pm to 2:30pm

“The Philharmonia is on a high with Esa-Pekka Salonen,” wrote The Observer of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and indeed, this revered ensemble has entered the new millennium during the most exciting phase in its history. Led by one of today’s visionary conductors, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the orchestra is a musical pioneer, leading the field with its extraordinary quality of playing. The Philharmonia is also celebrated for its use of new technology to reach and inspire a global audience.

The orchestra has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with many of the past century’s greatest conductors, including Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Arturo Toscanini, and Herbert von Karajan. Otto Klemperer was the first of many outstanding principal conductors, a storied list that includes Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Current Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen made his London conducting debut in 1983 at age 25 with the Philharmonia, stepping in at the last minute to lead a now-legendary performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Today, he has forged an incredible, dynamic relationship with the ensemble, both as a conductor and composer, rediscovering and reinvigorating the music of the past as well as creating and championing the music of our time.

Join these formidable artists as they perform cornerstones of the symphonic repertoire, and arguably, the greatest opera of the 20th century, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.

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.