Dear students, faculty, and staff,
You and a guest are invited to join Cal Performances in welcoming the esteemed Chicago Symphony Orchestra—led by renowned music director Riccardo Muti—to UC Berkeley for a special residency concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 13th in Zellerbach Hall. Tickets to this performance are only $5* for members of the campus community.
At next Friday’s concert, you’ll have the rare chance to experience the special chemistry that exists between this orchestra and its music director, whom The New York Times calls “the master of musical drama.” The program includes Bruckner’s breathtaking Fourth Symphony; a West Coast premiere by Chicago Symphony composer-in-residence Elizabeth Ogonek; and Rossini’s rousing overture from William Tell.
In addition, members of the campus community are invited to attend two free public events in conjunction with this residency. On Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 p.m. in Hertz Hall, Riccardo Muti will lead a master class, conducting the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. Then, on Friday, October 13th at 3 p.m. in 125 Morrison Hall, the Department of Music will present a composer colloquium featuring composer-in-residence Elizabeth Ogonek.
For the complete schedule of concerts and residency events with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, visit us online at calperformances.org. We look forward to seeing you at Zellerbach Hall for a thrilling evening with this magnificent orchestra!
Executive and Artistic Director
*Discounted $5 tickets for the Friday, October 13th performance are now available to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, limit 2 per order. Tickets can be ordered online, by phone at (510) 642-9988, or through the ticket office at Zellerbach Hall with the code CSOUCB5. Discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets and is valid for price sections 3-6 only. Valid UCB ID required for pick up.
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