The Berkeley Symphony will present a special matinee performance on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium, featuring our Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble in DVORAK & ELLINGTON.
Berkeley Symphony is offering a generous ticket discount for BHS Jazz families. Use this code to purchase $10 tickets:
This code is for ANY BUSD family (up to 4 tix per family) for our Zellerbach performance with the Berkeley symphony. You can get those tickets online at https://tickets.berkeleysymphony.org/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=433
or call the box office at 510.841.2800
or buy tickets in person at the Berkeley Symphony office,
1942 University Ave, Suite 207, Berkeley hours M-F 10 – 4
These $10 tickets will NOT be in the upper balcony (unless you wait too long to get them…), but can be anywhere in the hall. That’s right, you could get orchestra center tickets for $10 with this code.
With guest conductor Christopher Rountree leading the orchestra, the concert starts with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World,” which he composed in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America. Following Dvořák’s iconic sketch of America, the Orchestra is joined by Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble with special guests to perform Gubaidalina’s Concerto for Two Orchestras and Ellington’s Black, Brown, and Beige.
Christopher Rountree, 35, is the founder, conductor, and creative director of the path-breaking L.A. chamber orchestra wild Up. The group has been called “Searing. Penetrating. And Thrilling” by NPR’s Performance Today and named “Best Classical Music of 2012″ by the Los Angeles Times. wild Up started in 2010 with no funding and no musicians, driven only by Rountree’s vision of a world-class ensemble that creates visceral, provocative experiences that are unmoored from classical traditions. Recent conducting highlights include debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and with Washington National Opera conducting Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up, his debut with Los Angeles Opera conducting the world premiere of David Lang’s Anatomy Theater, and returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.