Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

02/28/2020

UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Matthew Sadowski, Director

Feb 28, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Hertz Concert Hall

The Chieftains: The Irish Goodbye

The Chieftains cap 57 years of music making with a tour for the ages. Beloved by fans for bringing the elegant simplicity and fiery virtuosity of Irish folk music into a wide array of musical contexts-including collaborations with Ry Cooder, Mick Jagger, Bon Iver, and traditional musicians from Mexico-the six-time Grammy winners are equally at home in a grand concert hall or an after-hours pub jam session.

Feb 28, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall

The Gold Souls

The Gold Souls are bringing the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene and beyond. Drawing from a variety of influences and experiences, they deliver captivating lyrics and fresh arrangements over a vintage sound.

Led by the dynamic Juniper Waller, the group is made up of young talent hailing from the Bay and Sacramento areas. With Darius Upshaw on guitar, Alex Severson on the keys, Billy D. Thompson on the drums, and Jace Dorn on bass, each member has a hand in writing and song composition, making The Gold Souls a truly collaborative effort.

The Gold Souls burst on the Sacramento music scene in early 2017, and are swiftly becoming one of the most promising new talents in the area.

They released a self-titled five song EP in May of 2017 and went on tour the California coast soon after. Their next single, "Nobody," was released in late 2017 and was featured on Apple Music Blues' Hot Tracks list. They released their full length album Good To Feel in June 2018.

Their latest single, "True Blue," was produced and engineered by multi-Grammy winner Timothy Bloom and was released February 12, 2019.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Feb 28, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Lisa Wymore\
Eden Cayabyab, Joyce Chan, Erik Lee, Michelle Lin, Latanya d. Tigner, Namrata Subramanian and Mitali Yadav, Lisa Wymore

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

The program features new pieces created by Bay Area choreographers Lisa Wymore, Latanya Tigner, and Erik Lee, as well as pieces created by emerging student choreographers and campus dance groups.

<b>Performances:</b>

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8 p.m. *
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8 p.m.

<b>* Accessibility:</b>

Wheelchair accessible spaces and assistive listening devices are available for all performances. Live audio description, a pre-show haptic access tour, and ASL interpretation will be provided for the performance on Saturday, February 22. Please reserve an audio headset, an access tour, or other access services by completing this form.

<b>Program:</b>

<em>East and West: The Fusion of 2 Cultures</em>
by Namrata Subramanian & Mitali Yadav (Maya at Cal)

<em>Com. De/vices</em>
by Erik Lee

<em>Aftershocks</em>
by Joyce Chan

<em>Cycle</em> (audio described dance)
by Lisa Wymore

<em>Equinox</em>
by Michelle Lin (Fei Tian Dancers)

<em>Metamorphosis</em>
by Eden Cayabyab

<em>United in Belonging</em>
by Latanya d. Tigner

Feb 28, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse