California’s Berkeley Symphony returns with in-person performances in Orinda and Berkeley

Posted on: July 23, 2021

On August 4 and 5, Berkeley Symphony Music Director Joseph Young will return to conduct his first in-person performances with the orchestra in more than a year. The first concert, at Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda, California, will feature Brian Nabors’s Iubilo, the Overture from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegía Andina, the Waltz from Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, Bizet’s Carmen Suite, and J.S. Bach’s Toccata y Fuga (arr. Hyken). The program will also include selections from Beethoven’s Egmont, Op. 84 in a collaborative presentation with actors from the Bruns Amphitheater’s resident company, California Shakespeare Theater. On August 5, Young will conduct string musicians from the orchestra in a free community concert at 5:30 p.m. at BART Plaza in downtown Berkeley, featuring chamber arrangements of classical repertoire.