BERKELEY SYMPHONY CO-COMMISSIONS NEW WORK BY BRIAN RAPHAEL NABORS
We are delighted to share that Berkeley Symphony has been selected by New Music USA as one of the lead orchestras for their Amplifying Voices Program, supported by the Sphinx Venture Fund. As one of the lead orchestras selected for this program, Berkeley Symphony will co-commission a new work by emerging composer Brian Raphael Nabors, to be premiered in the 2021-22 season.
Amplifying Voices fosters collaboration and collective action toward equitable representation of composers in classical music. Amplifying Voices seeks to increase support and promotion of composers of color, bringing them to the table for artistic planning at major national orchestras, and ensuring orchestras’ engagement with repertoire, past and present, that has previously been omitted from major concert programs.
Berkeley Symphony Shelter-In-Place Playlists
As we continue to shelter-in-place, we would like to bring you the music that continues to encourage and inspire us. This week, we bring you a special playlist curated by Music Director Joseph Young.
A Special Playlist from
Music Director Joseph Young
As a special treat for Berkeley Symphony supporters, Music Director Joseph Young has prepared a video introduction and playlist that offers an inside look into the repertoire from our New Perspectives concert that was scheduled for March. Although we were not able to bring this performance to you live, we hope you will join Joseph (and a special guest!) on a journey through these vibrant works.
Berkeley Symphony is deeply committed to the health and safety of our audience, musicians, and staff. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our March and April concerts, in accordance with recommendations from state and local public health authorities to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 15th – Chamber IV: Gershwin to Adams
March 22nd – Berkeley Symphony presents, Sean Jones and the Berkeley High Jazz Combo: a collaboration with the Downtown Berkeley Association
March 26th – Symphonic III: Gershwin | Zimmermann
April 18th – Family Concert II
April 19th – Chamber V: Mozart to Shostakovich
May 14th – Symphonic IV: Prokofiev | Spiva
Because we produce a four-concert symphonic season, canceling even one concert has a significant financial impact on Berkeley Symphony. If you would like to show your support during this difficult time, please consider making a tax deductible donation of your ticket(s).
If making a donation is not your preferred option, we will issue a full refund for your ticket(s). You can make these arrangements by contacting Patron Services Manager, Tiffany Fajardo, at tfajardo@berkeleysymphony.
On behalf of the Berkeley Symphony board, musicians, and staff, we thank you for your loyalty and support. Please stay well and keep your family and friends safe.
An evening at Berkeley Symphony is not only a thrilling auditory experience, but a superb culinary adventure as well! Downtown Berkeley is a food-lovers’ paradise, internationally known for the quality and scope of its offerings. From intimate French bistros to vibrant California eateries, Berkeley has a wealth of restaurants to suit any palate.