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  • Berkeley Symphony
    1969: British maestro Adrian Boult's prot?g? Thomas Rarick debuts the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra?which, in true '60s spirit, performs wearing casual clothes in unconventional settings while being conducted entirely by good vibes. 1978: Kent Nagano takes the reins as music director, heralding such changes as programming focusing on rarely heard 20th-century scores, a switch to formal attire, and a name change. 1984: The orchestra joins forces with Frank Zappa for a critically acclaimed concert featuring elaborate stage sets and life-size puppets. 2003: The orchestra gets a comfortable pullout sofa and therefore its first composer-in-residence: Naomi Sekiya, whose Sinfonia delle Ombre for two guitars and orchestra debuts later that year. 2009: Joana Carneiro becomes the third music director in the orchestra's 40-year history, forging relationships with prominent Bay Area composers such as John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Paul Dresher.
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    101 Zellerbach Hall, Ste. 4800
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Berkeley Symphony
    1969: British maestro Adrian Boult's prot?g? Thomas Rarick debuts the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra?which, in true '60s spirit, performs wearing casual clothes in unconventional settings while being conducted entirely by good vibes. 1978: Kent Nagano takes the reins as music director, heralding such changes as programming focusing on rarely heard 20th-century scores, a switch to formal attire, and a name change. 1984: The orchestra joins forces with Frank Zappa for a critically acclaimed concert featuring elaborate stage sets and life-size puppets. 2003: The orchestra gets a comfortable pullout sofa and therefore its first composer-in-residence: Naomi Sekiya, whose Sinfonia delle Ombre for two guitars and orchestra debuts later that year. 2009: Joana Carneiro becomes the third music director in the orchestra's 40-year history, forging relationships with prominent Bay Area composers such as John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Paul Dresher.
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    101 Zellerbach Hall
    Berkeley, CA US
  • California Symphony Orchestra
    The California Symphony has treated the tunefully inclined to artful performances of both new music and classical classics for nearly a quarter of a century. Audiences for the March 6 concert, "In the Spotlight," will witness the skilled batonery of guest conductor George Cleve as he leads the world-premiere performance of Bay Area composer Cindy Cox's most recent work. With a unique voice noted for its tunings, harmonies, and textural colorations, Cox's piece will showcase regional orchestral musicians, such as flutist Monica Daniel-Barker, clarinetist Jerome Simas, and violist Marcel Gemperli. The evening will also include selections from Chaminade's Flute Concertino, Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, and Dvořák's Symphony no. 7, generally considered the luckiest of all Dvořák's symphonies.
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    1475 North Broadway
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • California Symphony
    The California Symphony has treated the tunefully inclined to artful performances of both new music and classical classics for nearly a quarter of a century. Audiences for the March 6 concert, "In the Spotlight," will witness the skilled batonery of guest conductor George Cleve as he leads the world-premiere performance of Bay Area composer Cindy Cox's most recent work. With a unique voice noted for its tunings, harmonies, and textural colorations, Cox's piece will showcase regional orchestral musicians, such as flutist Monica Daniel-Barker, clarinetist Jerome Simas, and violist Marcel Gemperli. The evening will also include selections from Chaminade's Flute Concertino, Bruch's Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, and Dvořák's Symphony no. 7, generally considered the luckiest of all Dvořák's symphonies.
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    1601 Civic Dr
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • Live Nation
    Hershey Theatre The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
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    Pier 27 & 29
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Davies Symphony Hall
    Davis Symphony Hall is home to the San Francisco Symphony. The symphony was created after the earthquake and fire of 1906 as part of an effort by local leaders to create some high art in the city known for its music and nightlife. The San Francisco Symphony has been awarded worldwide in Japan, France and Britain, and has won over 10 Grammies. Some of the world's best conductors, such as Leonard Bernstein, Bruno Walter and Sir Gorge Solti, have conducted the symphony from its famous podium The symphony also strives to bring music into classrooms of all ages in the San Francisco unified school district.
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    201 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA US
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