Music In Motion

Sunday, February 9, 2025 at 4:00PM

Berkeley Community Theater 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Are you ready to be swept away by a convergence of sound and movement? Music In Motion invites you to come with us on this breathtaking exploration of creativity and expression. John Adams’ The Chairman Dances, nicknamed “the foxtrot for orchestra,” takes the first step onto the dance floor with infectious rhythms and rich colors that will have you tapping your toes. The spellbinding cello concerto by Anna Clyne, DANCE, inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, will enchant you with its hypnotic and dreamlike melodies. The heart-stopping expression of cellist Inbal Segev will leave you breathless. Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 7 was called “The Apotheosis of the Dance,” by Richard Wagner, and is considered one of the finest masterpieces of the Romantic Era. We invite you to be moved, figuratively and literally, by this exhilarating program.

Dance, when you’re broken open.

Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.

Dance in the middle of the fighting.

Dance in your blood. 

Dance, when you’re perfectly free.

- RUMI

JOSEPH YOUNG

Conductor

INBAL SEGEV

Cello

JOHN ADAMS

The Chairman Dances

ANNA CLYNE

DANCE

Inbal Segev

BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Free Pre-Concert Chat 1 hour before

These informative and engaging pre-concert talks offer fascinating insights into the music you are about to experience. Learn about the program’s cultural and historical context, along with guided listening. Additionally, there will be live interviews with guest artists, composers, and orchestra musicians! Music talks take place one hour before all Symphonic Series concerts. Admission is free to all ticket holders.

About the Artists