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Please join us for Crescendo!

This year, we are transitioning our Gala to an online fundraising event called Crescendo! which will begin on April 24th. The event will include an auction, wine raffle, and the opportunity to support Berkeley Symphony with a donation. The need for your support has never been greater. Your donation to Berkeley Symphony will provide vital funding for music education and will help to unite the community through the healing power of live symphonic music.

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

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 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.

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.

Dine Nearby

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.

La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave @ Durant 10 MINUTE walk to Zellerbach


1685 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

Café La Mediterranée

2936 College Avenue near Ashby


2315 Durant Avenue between Dana & Durant

Cafe Zellerbach

101 Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley (inside Zellerbach!)

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