Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Etude Concert. Free.

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Louise Milota, Piano

Sonata for Klavier and Violincello No. 5, Op.102 No. 2 in D Major
Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Deborah Shuster, Cello
Janet Weinstein, Piano

Sonata in e-flat minor
Mvt. i - The Premonition
LeoÅ¡ Janácek (1854-1928)
Sonata in A major, Op. 82
Allegro Moderato
Sergei Prokofiev (1892-1953)
Nocturne in c-minor, Op. 48 No.1
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Brett Waxdeck, Piano

Mar 26, 1pm to 2pm, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley

Caffe Acustico

Mar 26, 7pm to 9pm, Caffé on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley


"Picking up the torch of protest folk song for the next generation...old songs for new struggles."

Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present Song on the Times, their project of working class movements for peoples' rights from the past 400 years, sung for today struggles. The group was catapulted to new heights when clip of them singing in protest outside Trump tower went viral, and their Indiegogo for the project raised 1,600% of its goal from 2,600 people in every State and 22 countries. Aside from this new project, Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world, Windborne is able to shift from radically different genres like no band you have ever heard, as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song, as an English ballad. Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage - their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

"Completely enthralled with them from the first notes...their harmonies are gorgeous..." -No Depression
Windborne Workshop: Songs of Resistance on Saturday, March 24

  is an Americana-folk-indie quartet served up with a hefty dose of Southern Moonshine. We're all about the harmonies -- and all about that bass! We are blessed with the intricate bass lines of local jazzman Dan Seamans. Former Don't Look Back frontman Brian Bloom and local songwriter and author Zoe FitzGerald Carter are on vocals and guitar and Martyn "the professa" Smith keeps us honest on percussion.

Mar 26, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704