Cal Performances 2017-18: five orchestras, including Chicago, Seattle, St. Paul

Posted on: April 28, 2017

“Extended visits by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Mariinsky Orchestra of St. Petersburg under Music Director Valery Gergiev, the beginning of a five-year collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, appearances by flutist Claire Chase, pianist Olli Mustonen and soprano Julia Bullock, and a broad survey of four generations of African American choreographers are among the highlights of the 2017-18 season for Cal Performances,” writes Joshua Kosman in Wednesday’s (4/26) San Francisco Chronicle. “The season announced by Executive and Artistic Director Matías Tarnopolsky marks the third year of the programming initiative dubbed Berkeley Radical, an attempt to integrate the organization’s traditions of innovation and interdisciplinary presentation with the values of its hometown. Among the season’s genre-bending offerings, presented under the rubric ‘Blurring Boundaries,’ are a visit by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela led by Gustavo Dudamel and an acrobatic staging of Monteverdi’s opera ‘The Return of Ulysses’ by the Australian performance troupe Circa…. Other notable events … include …vocal recitals by soprano Dorothea Röschmann and tenor Simon O’Neill; and orchestral programs by the Seattle Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.”

Posted April 28, 2017