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April 19-25, 2006

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The Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir

The Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir appears as part of the new Cal Performances series.

Cal Performances Concert Series

UC-Berkeley announces the 2006-07 performing arts schedule


Fresh from its centenary season, Cal Performances has announced the acts for its first season of its second hundred years. The highlights of the venerable UC-Berkeley producers include appearance by Yo-Yo Ma, the Kirov Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman and the Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir.

As always, Cal Performances is particularly strong in dance. This year, the visiting artists include Mark Morris, who brings the American premiere of King Arthur with him, Sept. 30-Oct. 7. The Lyon Opera Ballet introduces audiences to the cutting-edge of European choreography with works by Maguy Marin of France, Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker of Belgium and Sasha Waltz of Germany (Oct. 27-28). Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its annual stand, Feb. 28-March 4.

Among the theater companies penciled in are the Gate Theatre of Dublin, which honors the Samuel Beckett centenary with the defining play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot (Nov. 1-5).

The performances take place at Zellerbach Hall, with some shows at Wheeler Auditorium and Hertz Hall. Ticket Office: 510.642.9988. Single tickets for the general public go on sale Aug. 13.

September 2006
Suzhou Kungu Opera Theatre of Jiangsu Sept. 15-16 at 7pm, Sept. 17 at 3pm; $30/$46/$68/$86; Zellerbach
Nuccia Focile, soprano, with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Sept. 17 at 3pm; $48; Hertz Hall
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano, and Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano $48/$68/$86/$110; Sept. 21 at 8pm; Zellerbach
Savion Glover Sept. 22 at 8pm; $28/$48/$68; Hertz Hall
Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company Sept. 23 at 2pm and 8pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Rolano Villazon, tenor Sept. 24 at 3pm; $68; Hertz Hall
King Arthur by Henry Purcell, with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Sept. 30, $42/$62/$94/$110

October 2006
King Arthur by Henry Purcell, with the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Oct. 3 and Oct. 5-7 at 8pm; $42/$62/$94/$110; Zellerbach
Maxim Vengerov, violin, and Lilya Zilberstein, piano, classical music Oct. 8 at 3pm; $36/$48/$68; Zellerbach
Gamelan Sekar Jaya Oct. 14 at 2pm and 8pm; $20/$26/$32
Paula Poundstone Oct. 15 at 7pm; $24/$36/$46; Zellerbach
Kirov Orchestra of the Marlinsky Theatre Oct. 16 at 7pm; $38/$58/$86; Zellerbach
Acoustic Africa, with Habib Koite and Bamada, Vusi Mahlasela and Dobert Gnahore Oct. 18 at 8pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Could Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Oct. 20-21 at 8pm; $26/$36/$46; Zellerbach
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Emanuel Ax, piano Oct. 22 at 3pm; $34/$42/$58; Zellerbach
Wynton Marsalis Quintet Oct. 25 at 8pm; $34/$46/$68; Zellerbach
Lyon Opera Ballet Oct. 27-28 at 8pm; $32/$46/$58; Zellerbach
The English Concert, selections by C.P.E. Bach and Mozart Oct. 29 at 3pm; $30/$40/$52; Zellerbach

November 2006
Yefim Bronfman, piano, Fil Shaham, violin, and Truls Mork, cello Nov. 1 at 8pm; $30/$40/$52; Zellerbach
Gate Theatre of Dublin presents Waiting for Godot Nov. 1-3 at 8pm, Nov. 4 at 2pm and 8pm, Nov. 5 at 3pm; $65; Roda Theatre, Berkeley Rep
Moscow Circus, A Russian Winter's Tale Nov. 3 at 8pm, Nov. 4 at 2pm and 8pm, Nov. 5 at 3pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Jason Moran Trio with the Vijayu Iyer Quartet, jazz Nov. 4 at 8pm; $32; Wheeler Auditorium
Artists of the Marilinsky Academy, vocal recital Nov. 5 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Musica Antiqua Koln Nov. 8 at 8pm; $48; First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Chorus Repertory Theater, Nine Hills One Valley, a theatrical allegory about writer and choreographer Ratan Thiyam homeland, Manipur Nov. 10-11 at 8pm; $24/$36/$48; Zellerbach
John Zorn Nov. 12 at 3pm; $32; Hertz Hall
Gidon Kremer, violin, Andrei Pushkarev, percussion, Andrius Zlabys, piano Nov. 16 at 8pm; $36/$48/$68; Zellerbach
Golden Dragon Acrobats Nov. 24 at 8pm, Nov. 25 at 2pm and 8pm, Nov. 26 at 3pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach

December 2006
The Tallis Scholars, music before 1850 Dec. 1 at 8pm; $46; First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Takacs Quartet, chamber music Dec. 3 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Canadian Brass, chamber music Dec. 5 at 8pm; $24/$36/$48; Zellerbach
Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Twelfth Night Dec. 7-8 at 8pm, Dec. 9 at 22pm and 8pm, Dec. 10 at 3pm and 7pm; Zellerbach
Eva Yerbabuena Ballet Flamenco Dec. 8-9 at 8pm; $24/$36/$48; Zellerbach

January 2007
Peking Acrobats Jan. 20 at 2pm, Jan. 21. at 3pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Bobby McFerrin with Voicestra Jan. 24 at 8pm; $32/$48/$62; Zellerbach
Trisha Brown Dance Company Jan. 26-27 at 8pm; $26/$36/$46; Zellerbach
Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, Lerin Maazel, conductor Jan. 28 at 3pm; $34/$52/$76; Zellerbach
Itzhak Perlman, violin, Janet Guggenheim, piano Jan. 30 at 8pm; $34/$48/$76/$88; Zellerbach
Paco de Lucia, Nuevo Flamenco guitar Jan. 31 at 8pm; $24/$36/$48; Zellerbach

February 2007
Paco de Lucia, guitar Feb. 1 at 8pm; $24/$36/$48; Zellerbach
Kodo, samurai percussion Feb. 2-3 at 8pm, Feb. 4 at 3pm; $24/$36/$48; $24/$36/$48
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me, NPR quiz show with Carl Kasell Feb. 8-9 at 8pm; $22/$32/$42; Zellerbach
Spanish Harlem Orchestra Feb. 10 at 8pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Dawn Upshaw, soprano recital Feb. 11 at 3pm; $68; Hertz Hall
Simon Shaheen and Qantar, jazz, Arab and Latin American music Feb. 16 at 8pm; $20/$26/$32; Zellerbach
Servey Khachatryan, violin, Lusine Khachatryan, piano Feb. 18 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
The Forsythe Company, modern dance Feb. 22-23 at 8pm; $32/$46/$58; Zellerbach
Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras Feb. 24 at 8pm, Feb. 25 at 7pm; $28/$38/$56; Zellerbach
Rudolph Buchbinder, piano, Beethoven recital Feb. 25 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Feb. 28 at 8pm; $32/$42/$56; Zellerbach

March 2007
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater March 1-2 at 8pm, March 3 at wpm and 8pm, March 4 at 3pm; $32/$42/$56; Zellerbach
Camerata Nordica, chamber music March 3 at 8pm; $42; First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Rudolph Buchbinder, Beethoven recital March 4 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg March 7-8 at 8pm, March 10 at 2pm and 8pm, March 11 at 3pm; $32/$42/$56; Zellerbach
Conlon Nancarrow with Alarm Will Sound, modern classical March 11 at 3pm; $32; Hertz Hall
Gyuto Monks Tibetan Tantric Choir March 14 at 8pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma March 16-17 at 8pm; $36/$48/$82/$96; Zellerbach
Alfred Brendel, classical piano March 18 at 5pm; $38/$52/$76; Zellerbach
Shen Wei Dance Arts March 23-24 at 8pm; $26/$36/$46; Zellerbach
Takacs Quartet March 25 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Gilberto Gil, Brazilian pop music March 25 at 7pm; $36/$48/$68; Zellerbach
Pat Metheny and the Brad Mehldau Trio March 28 at 8pm; $30/$42/$58; Zellerbach
Inti-Illimani, vocals and wind, string and percussion from Chile March 31 at 8pm; $20/$26/$32; Zellerbach

April 2007
Measha Breuggergosman, soprano April 1 at 3pm; $42; Hertz Hall
Highland, Heath and Holler, Celic Music's Voyage to Appalachia April 1 at 7pm; $20/$26/$23; Zellerbach
Sarah Chang, violin, Ashley Wass, piano April 7 at 8pm; $36/$48/$68; Zellerbach
Kronos Quartet April 15 at 3pm; $48; Hertz Hall
Michael McKean, comedy April 15 at 7pm; $20/$28/$38; Zellerbach
Netherlands Bach Society April 21 at 8pm; $46; First Congregational Church; $46
Salif Keita, African pop April 25 at 8pm; $22/$30/$42; Zellerbach
Sweet Honey in the Rock April 28 at 8pm; $24/$34/$46; Zellerbach
Ravi Shankar, sitar April 29 at 7pm; $36/$46/$68; Zellerbach

May 2007
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano May 3 at 8pm; $20/$26/$32; Zellerbach
Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Pierre Hantai, harpsichord, Zavier Diaz, theorbo and guitar, early music recital May 4-5 at 8pm; $48; First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan, solo and duo dance selections May 5 at 8pm, May 6 at 7pm; $32/$48/$68/$86; Zellerbach


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