University Symphony Orchestra
Performing Arts - Music | February 27 and February 28| 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Sponsor: Music, Department of
University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Milnes
Edmund Campion, Practice, for orchestra and computer (in association with The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies)
Maurice Ravel, La Valse
Edgard Varèse, Amériques
George Gershwin, An American in Paris

Please join the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra for its first concert of the new semester! On Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th, the University Orchestra under the baton of Maestro David Milnes will dazzle with a program highlighting the cultural exchanges between composers of the United States and France. The evening begins with a piece composed by UC Berkeley’s Edmund Campion, Professor of Music and Co-Director of CNMAT. The piece is scored for orchestra and the live electronics were created in collaboration with Matthew Wright and Adrian Freed at CNMAT. Also on the program are Maurice Ravel’s post-war deconstruction of the waltz-form in La Valse (1920), Edgard Varèse’s monumental Amériques (1929)—written shortly after the composer’s emigration to the United States, and George Gershwin’s brilliantly fluid and jazz-informed tone poem An American in Paris (1928), which evokes the sights and sounds of the French capital in the 1920s.

Tickets required: $15 general, $10 seniors, UC faculty/staff, disabled, non-UCB students, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Ticket info: Available at the door, one hour prior to the performance. Tickets go on sale January 5. Buy tickets online, or by calling Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at 510-642-9988.

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Saturday, February 28, 2009, 3:00am to Sunday, March 1, 2009 3:00am