Performance Spaces

Hertz Hall: The Alfred Hertz Memorial Concert Hall

hertz-perf-interiorBuilt in 1958 at the same time as Morrison Hall, Hertz Hall is a 678-seat capacity concert hall. In addition to the main concert hall, the building includes green room and dressing room facilities, and smaller rehearsal spaces including a percussion studio. Hertz Hall houses many of the department’s extensive collection of organs, as well as several grand pianos used for performances.

Department of Music performances held in Hertz Hall include the annual Noon Concert Series (link), Evening and Weekend concerts, rehearsals for University Chorus (link), Chamber Chorus (link), and African Music Ensemble (link), lectures, large classes and music commencement. By arrangement with the department, it is also used on a limited basis by Cal Performances. It is not generally available for rental and is not designated as a general classroom.

Inquiries about Hertz Hall should be directed to the Concert Office, concerts@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-4864.

125 Morrison Hall: The Albert Elkus Room

morrison-125A 100-seat lecture/performance space, the Albert Elkus Room, 125 Morrison, features a small stage, raked seating, built-in audio and video capabilities, and a lovely view of Faculty Glade to the north.

Performances in the room include the student-run Morrison Concert Series usually on Mondays/Fridays at noon, as well as special department events such as end of semester improvisation and jazz concerts, and performers from world cultures.

Lecture series, such as the Bloch Lectures and the Composition Colloquia, as well as regular music department class offerings are also held in the room.

Inquiries can be directed to the Department of Music Office, music@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-2678.

CNMAT

cnmat-interiorLocated one block north of campus, the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) houses a dynamic series of educational, performance and research programs focused on the creative interaction between music and technology. Opportunities to work in the center are available to graduate students in musical scholarship as well as composition, and to students from the center’s other participating disciplines.

CNMAT has a 50-seat performance space for concerts, lectures, research demonstrations and public events. The room features video projection and multi-channel audio capabilities, and requires faculty approval for access. See CNMAT website for details and contact information.

CNMAT events calendar: http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/events

Sather Tower (the Campanile)

carillon-bell-boyThe most prominent part of the carillon program at Berkeley is performance, with regular daily carillon recitals an integral part of campus life. Berkeley carillon students have formed the Berkeley Carillon Guild to provide campus outreach, including a DeCal class “Learning to Play the Sather Tower Carillon.” Both private and group lessons in carillon are offered through the Department of Music. Application for carillon lessons should be made directly to the University Carillonist at ucbells@berkeley.edu. They can also be made through the Department of Music office at 104 Morrison Hall.