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People & Stories

Our History:

Berkeley Symphony was founded in 1971 as the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra by Thomas Rarick, a protégé of the great English Maestro Sir Adrian Boult. The Orchestra, reflecting the spirit of the times, performed in street dress and at unusual locations such as the University Art Museum.


Without the great leadership contributions behind the curtain we could never achieve the success we have enjoyed. See a complete list of our Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Advisory Committee who have made it all happen.

19/20 Sponsors


Gertrude Allen • Laura & Paul Bennett • Margaret Dorfman • Ann & Gordon Getty  • Kathleen G. Henschel & John Dewes • Edith Jackson & Thomas W. Richardson • Rose Ray & Robert Kroll • S. Shariq Yosufzai & Brian James • Anonymous

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