University Baroque Ensemble
Christine Brandes, director
"A New Era of Baroque"
Hear UC Berkeley's beloved Baroque Ensemble under the direction of their new leader, Christine Brandes with music from RosenmÃ¼ller, Stradella and more.
12 noon to 2pm, Hertz Hall UC Campus
A Wednesday Improv Salon
(a company-style evening)
Andrea Centazzo (percussion, coordination)
Wobbly [Jon Leidecker] (electronics)
Kyle Bruckmann (double reeds)
Lisa Mezzacappa (bass)
Ron Heglin (low brass, voice)
Starting in the 1970s and continuing for twenty years, Derek Bailey
organized annual Company Weeks, at which a varied cast of improvisers
would be asked to play in ad hoc groups on the spur of the moment.
Company Night is the same idea, compressed into a single evening
of short improvisations by spontaneously-formed groups hand-picked
by our coordinateur.
This evening's participants are double-reed player extraordinataire
Kyle Bruckmann, digital (and sometimes analog) electronics wizard
Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), sublime brass player and singer Ron Heglin
and our special guest, visiting from (mostly) sunny Los Angeles,
internationally acclaimed Italo-American gong beater, and tonight's
coordinateur, Andrea Centazzo.
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Culture Institute of
Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.
7:30pm to 9pm, Tom's Place 3111 Deakin Street,
Lucy Wainwright Roche opens. SOLD OUT - $100 Advance Premium / $80 Advance General / $105 Door Premium / $85 Door General. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States
A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz's Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead's vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.
Tickets are $13
8pm to 10pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue
Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org
8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
$13. 525-5054. www.ashkenz.com
8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States