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    Cal Performances 2013–14 Season to Include Kronos Quartet, Joshua Redman, Richard Goode; Jeremy Denk to Curate Ojai North!

    Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its 2013–14 concert season, the organization's 108th, which will feature performances and special events from a number of Nonesuch artists: Kronos Quartet, Joshua Redman, and Richard Goode. Additionally, Cal Performances joins with the Ojai Music Festival present, for the fourth year, Ojai North!, of which pianist Jeremy Denk is this season's music director.

    “In this season we offer the opportunity to experience transformative performances by great artists from around the world—ranging across continents and genres, and spanning hundreds of years,” said Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky. “These artists and what they do are at the heart of Cal Performances. ‘Discover’ and ‘engage’ are the words we live by as we craft a season that stimulates the imagination and curiosity of our audiences.”

    Kronos Quartet, which is Artist in Residence during the current Cal Performances season, continues its relationship with the organization in the upcoming season. In celebration of Kronos Quartet's 40th anniversary, the group will perform two concerts in Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.

    The first concert, on December 7, 2013, brings the ensemble full circle, featuring the work that inspired its founding: George Crumb’s Black Angels, a haunting work evocative of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The concert also features music by Terry Riley and pipa virtuoso Wu Man in a Bay Area premiere by Philip Glass.

    On April 6, 2014, Kronos gives the world premiere of A Meditation on the Great War—a multimedia commission from Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, filmmaker Bill Morrison, and Iraq War veteran-turned-visual artist Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project. Kronos continues its exploration into works that offer reflection and solace in the wake of profound events in modern history with this new work centered on war and its consequences. Morrison, known for his artistic signature collages of rare archival footage, will draw on seldom seen World War I film from the Library of Congress.

    Throughout the season, more than a dozen artists and ensembles, including Kronos Quartet, will spend an extended period working with the UC Berkeley community in lecture-demonstrations, master classes, school concerts, and symposia. Kronos will interact with students at the Department of Music, including coaching student ensembles and working with student composers, along with many other activities still being developed. There will also be a forum commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War in conjunction with the premiere of A Meditation on the Great War.

    Earlier in the season, on November 16, 2013, Berkeley's own Joshua Redman brings his Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, to Zellerbach Hall to perform music from his latest album, Walking Shadows, due out on Nonesuch on May 7, 2013.

    Richard Goode returns to Zellerbach Hall on January 19, 2014, for a solo piano recital with an eclectic program featuring early Janáček pieces based on Slavic folk themes; Schubert's "Little" A major Sonata; and the first dozen of Debussy's Préludes.

    The 2013–14 season marks the fourth year of Ojai North!, Cal Performances’ partnership with the Ojai Music Festival. The 2014 Festival in June will explore the musical interests of pianist Jeremy Denk. Music directors since the inauguration of Ojai North! have included Dawn Upshaw (2011), Leif Ove Andsnes (2012), and Mark Morris (2013).

    Subscriptions go on sale for the Cal Performances 2013–14 season on Monday, April 29, at noon. For additional details on the complete Cal Performances season and ticket information, go to calperformances.org. For more upcoming tour dates on these and other Nonesuch artists, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its 2013–14 concert season, which will feature performances from a number of Nonesuch artists: Kronos Quartet, which celebrates its 40th anniversary with two concerts at Zellerbach Hall; Joshua Redman, whose Quartet performs songs from his new album, Walking Shadows; and Richard Goode, performing music by Janáček, Schubert, and Debussy. Additionally, Cal Performances and the Ojai Music Festival present Ojai North!, of which pianist Jeremy Denk is this season's music director.

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Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its 2013–14 concert season, the organization's 108th, which will feature performances and special events from a number of Nonesuch artists: Kronos Quartet, Joshua Redman, and Richard Goode. Additionally, Cal Performances joins with the Ojai Music Festival present, for the fourth year, Ojai North!, of which pianist Jeremy Denk is this season's music director.

“In this season we offer the opportunity to experience transformative performances by great artists from around the world—ranging across continents and genres, and spanning hundreds of years,” said Cal Performances Director Matías Tarnopolsky. “These artists and what they do are at the heart of Cal Performances. ‘Discover’ and ‘engage’ are the words we live by as we craft a season that stimulates the imagination and curiosity of our audiences.”

Kronos Quartet, which is Artist in Residence during the current Cal Performances season, continues its relationship with the organization in the upcoming season. In celebration of Kronos Quartet's 40th anniversary, the group will perform two concerts in Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.

The first concert, on December 7, 2013, brings the ensemble full circle, featuring the work that inspired its founding: George Crumb’s Black Angels, a haunting work evocative of the Vietnam War and its aftermath. The concert also features music by Terry Riley and pipa virtuoso Wu Man in a Bay Area premiere by Philip Glass.

On April 6, 2014, Kronos gives the world premiere of A Meditation on the Great War—a multimedia commission from Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, filmmaker Bill Morrison, and Iraq War veteran-turned-visual artist Drew Cameron of the Combat Paper Project. Kronos continues its exploration into works that offer reflection and solace in the wake of profound events in modern history with this new work centered on war and its consequences. Morrison, known for his artistic signature collages of rare archival footage, will draw on seldom seen World War I film from the Library of Congress.

Throughout the season, more than a dozen artists and ensembles, including Kronos Quartet, will spend an extended period working with the UC Berkeley community in lecture-demonstrations, master classes, school concerts, and symposia. Kronos will interact with students at the Department of Music, including coaching student ensembles and working with student composers, along with many other activities still being developed. There will also be a forum commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War in conjunction with the premiere of A Meditation on the Great War.

Earlier in the season, on November 16, 2013, Berkeley's own Joshua Redman brings his Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, to Zellerbach Hall to perform music from his latest album, Walking Shadows, due out on Nonesuch on May 7, 2013.

Richard Goode returns to Zellerbach Hall on January 19, 2014, for a solo piano recital with an eclectic program featuring early Janáček pieces based on Slavic folk themes; Schubert's "Little" A major Sonata; and the first dozen of Debussy's Préludes.

The 2013–14 season marks the fourth year of Ojai North!, Cal Performances’ partnership with the Ojai Music Festival. The 2014 Festival in June will explore the musical interests of pianist Jeremy Denk. Music directors since the inauguration of Ojai North! have included Dawn Upshaw (2011), Leif Ove Andsnes (2012), and Mark Morris (2013).

Subscriptions go on sale for the Cal Performances 2013–14 season on Monday, April 29, at noon. For additional details on the complete Cal Performances season and ticket information, go to calperformances.org. For more upcoming tour dates on these and other Nonesuch artists, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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