Gershwin | Zimmermann



8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Symphonic III: New Perspectives

Darius Milhaud La création du monde
Gunther Schuller Journey into Jazz*
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Trumper Concerto*
George Gershwin An American in Paris


Joseph Young Conductor
Sean Jones, Trumpet
Berkeley High Jazz Combo
*Bay Area Premiere

This concert has been canceled.

In accordance with recommendations from local public health authorities to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the closure of Zellerbach Hall through the end of March, we are canceling this concert.

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 [email protected]. In your email, please include your name, number of tickets, preferred option of donation or refund, and the best way to reach you. Due to the high volume of requests, we ask for your patience and understanding in advance. Tiffany will respond as quickly as she can.


Music Director Joseph Young conducts first concert of 19-20
Sean Jones, Trumpeter

Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones. Singing and performing as a child with the church choir in his hometown of Warren, Ohio, Sean switched from the drums to the trumpet at the age of 10. 

Sean is a musical chameleon and is comfortable in any musical setting no matter what the role or the genre. He is equally adept in being a member of an ensemble as he is at being a bandleader. Sean turned a 6-month stint with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra into an offer from Wynton Marsalis for a permanent position as lead trumpeter, a post he held from 2004 until 2010. Read More

Berkeley High Jazz Combo

Dr. Herb Wong brought jazz to the Berkeley elementary and middle schools. He hired professional jazz musicians to teach Berkeley students. Dick Whitington and Phil Hardymon were two of those teachers. When Phil Hardymon became the band director at Berkeley High School in 1975, he established the jazz band as the culmination for students who had gained the basics in their elementary and middle schools. Under Hardymon’s leadership, the band began winning state-wide jazz competitions and often earned a spot at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Many Berkeley High School Jazz students went on to become professional musicians— Peter Apfelbaum, Benny Green, Steven Bernstein to name a few. With Phil Hardymon, the Berkeley Jazz Program thus developed into a national model of instrumental education. Read More

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Posted on

March 26, 2020