Berkeley Symphony Presents: Romance

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A world premiere from Paul Dresher and a Grammy-nominated interpretation of Korngold’s Violin Concerto start the season with a bang

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  • $9 for one ticket for balcony seating (up to $20 value)
  • $17 for one ticket for front orchestra seating (up to $33 value)
  • $29 for one ticket for side orchestra seating (up to $53 value)
  • $29 for one ticket for tier or side mezzanine seating (up to $53 value)
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  • The Program: The Berkeley Symphony kicks off its 2016–17 season in a big way—with a world premiere piece by Bay Area composer Paul Dresher and a celebration of love and romance.
  • Notable Guests: World-renowned violinist Philippe Quint joins the symphony to perform his Grammy-nominated interpretation of Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto.
  • The Closer: Stravinsky’s Petrushka, a piece originally written for the ballet explores themes of love and jealousy. This piece features the famous “Petrushka” chord, and is described by Russian musicologist Richard Taruskin to be where “Stravinsky at last became Stravinsky

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2016. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Balcony only accessible by stairs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Berkeley Symphony

  • 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.

Berkeley Symphony Presents: Romance

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