Arts & Events

This Week at the Berkeley Arts Festival

By Bonnie Hughes
Thursday May 13, 2010 - 11:32:00 PM

May 14, and every Friday at noon: catch pianist Jerry Kuderna’s Friday Lunch Concerts, 

the always surprising repertoire of and comments of one of a Berkeley's unique musicians. 

On May 15 at 8 pm Jerry Kuderna and vocalist Anna Carol Dudley, longtime stellar exponents of contemporary American music, going back to their legendary concerts at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the late 60's, appear together at the Berkeley Arts Festival. It is the duo’s first performance of Aaron Copland's seminal song cycle on poems by Emily Dickinson composed in 1949. Also on the program will be works by Bay Area composers with whom Dudley-Kuderna have been associated, including Robert Helps, Herb Bielwa and Roger Sessions.  

On May 19, at 8 pm the Festival will present composer, multimedia artist Dean Santomieri  

Santomieri's multimedia excursions feature resonator guitar, spoken word and video. For the Arts Festival he will engage in a duo-log with actress, screenwriter Julie Oxendale. 

The Berkeley Arts Festival will run for the entire month of May at 2121 Allston Way, the future home of the Judah L. Magnes Museum in downtown Berkeley. 

Suggested donation: $10. 

For entire calendar of events see