Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


UC Alumni Chorus Presents: A Mass-Up

Come hear the finest examples of choral writing ever amassed from a thousant years of Eucharist and Requiem Mass settings. The programme offers a seamless presentation of glorious excerpts performed by a massive chorus and orchestra: featuring soprano Michele Kennedy and guest singers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, UC Berkeley's Perfect Fifth, and the UC Men's and Women's Chorales - all under the direction of Dr. Mark Sumner. Come enjoy an amazing juxtaposition of music that will surprise the mind and excite the ear. There will even be mashups within the mashup!

Nov 24, 10am to 12 noon, César E. Chávez Student Center

Black Life: Diamano Coura *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and appreciation of traditional West African music, dance, theater, and culture. Join them for this class and learn a traditional West African song and dance movements to live drumming. All ages welcome.

Since its inception in 1975, Diamano Coura, under Director Dr. Zak Diouf and Artistic Director Naomi Washington, has implemented its mission through ongoing workshops, performances, youth programs, touring engagements, lecture demonstrations, community outreach, and creative partnerships with renowned artists and performing companies. The organization strives to portray West African music and dance not simply as forms for entertainment or exhibition, but as means by which communities educate, communicate, organize, and preserve their ancestral past. Diamano Coura, in the Senegalese Wolof language, means "those who bring the message."

Nov 24, 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

David Finckel, Cal Performances\
Wu Han, Cal Performances

Beethoven/Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Debussy/Nocturne and Scherzo
Franck/Violin Sonata in A major (trans. cello)

Nov 24, 3pm to 5pm, Hertz Concert Hall