Arts & Events

Enjoy Brazilian Culture at the Freight on Sunday

Jane Lenoir and Brian Rice, Co-Directors Berkeley Festival of Choro
Wednesday October 09, 2013 - 11:52:00 AM

Want to enjoy a night of Brazilian culture and music at the Freight & Salvage Sunday, October 13, and bring along a young music student as well? Then go to and sign up to attend Berkeley's first Festival of Choro, music native to Brazil, and to support admission for a young music student from the East Bay as well. Our band, Berkeley Choro Ensemble, will be playing in this concert, as well as two other Brazilian music groups. -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS: 'Angel Heart,' Unusual Family Entertainment Featuring Frederica Von Stade, Malcolm McDowell & Others

By Ken Bullock
Friday October 04, 2013 - 04:38:00 PM

Cal Performances is hosting one of two premiere performances--the other at Carnegie Hall--of 'Angel Heart,' a multimedia "dream of lullabies," conceived by composer Luna Pearl Woolf and soprano Lisa Delan, with a story by German children's fantasy author Cornelia Funke, and the participation of other composers, including Jake Heggie and Gordon Getty, soprano Frederica Von Stade and her Children's Choir of St. Martin Porres School (of Oakland), and Uccello all-cello ensemble, with actor Malcolm McDowell narrating, Sunday at 5, in the intimate, acoustically excellent auditorium of Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley campus. -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC; Jerry Kunderna & Friends Play Anne Callaway's Three Runes and Pieces by Earlier Composers

By Ken Bullock
Friday October 04, 2013 - 04:14:00 PM

Jerry Kuderna--a one man music festival himself--will play Berkeley composer Anne Callaway's Three Runes for Piano Solo (2013), and with Emily Rubis (piano), Jen Adler Mathers (cello), Yuri Kye (violin) and a second violinist to be announced, play the Beethoven Trio in C minor, Opus 1, number 3; Cecile Chaminade's Trio for Piano & Strings, Opus 34 and Debussy's En Blanc et Noir for two pianos (1915), next Friday, October 11, 8-10 p. m., at the Berkeley Arts Festival, 2133 University Avenue, near Shattuck. $10-$20 suggested donation. -more-