- One ticket to Homage, presented by Berkeley Symphony
- When: Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Zellerbach Hall
- Box office and will call will open at 6:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk is at 7 p.m. and is free to all ticket holders
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $10 for balcony seating (up to $18 value)
- $18 for front-orchestra seating (up to $31 value)
- $30 for side-orchestra, side-mezzanine or tier seating (up to $51 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Homage has a somber ring in the hands of Berkeley Symphony: the program’s two works pay tribute to the dead, centuries apart. The instrumentalists will be joined by the UC Berkeley Choruses and soloists from San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program.
- John Adams—Choruses from The Death of Klinghoffer: In his provocative two-act opera, Adams explores the real-life 1991 death of Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer on a ship hijacked by the Palestinian Liberation Front. The choruses, including the “Chorus of Exiled Palestinians” and the “Chorus of Exiled Jews,” tackle the monumental difficulty of building unity on disputed land.
- Mozart—Requiem: Sweeping and mournful as it builds into a chorus of voices, this stirring piece was Mozart’s last—and it’s kept critics and audiences listening closely for centuries, trying to discern whether and which elements have been added by different hands after his death.
- 1969: British maestro Adrian Boult's protégé 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.