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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra
18 ratings
4.1 average rating
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Lisa
69 events
47 reviews
-2 stars
attended Jun 14 2011

Didn't like the music selection at all and the way it was mic'd distorted the sound.

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22 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 14 2011

First piece was boring.
Loved Dawn's voice, which in her first was drowned out by the orchestra.
Dawn was great in the second half, though it was too little.
Loved the encore Piazola, but what about the Finnish junk?

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52 events
17 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 14 2011

The second half of the performance outshone the first half. The Bartok and Grieg were wonderful. The modern compositions were a bit more difficult to appreciate.

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Description

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

The Australian Chamber Orchestra

Richard Tognetti, artistic director & conductor

*Program: *

Webern: Five Pieces for Strings, Op. 5

George Crumb: Excerpts from Black Angels

Maria Schneider: Bay Area premiere

Bartók/Tognetti: Five Hungarian Folk Songs

Grieg/Tognetti: String Quartet in G Minor

Choir of Trinity Wall Street: Handel's <em>Messiah</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Alex Ramon's <em>IMpossible</em> Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em>