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Beyond the Valley of the Ninth

Berkeley RADICAL, a new Cal Performances initiative to “uncover new means of revealing our shared human potential” included two significant events with significant contributions by the Music Department.

Berkeley RADICAL posterAssociate Professor of Music Nicholas Mathew organized the symposium, “Beyond the Valley of the Ninth‚ The Afterlives of Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony” held in Hertz Hall on Friday, September 25th. The symposium included Andrea Bohlman (UNC Chapel Hill), Stephen Hinton (Stanford University), Alexander Rehding (Harvard University), Christopher Reynolds (UC Davis), Anicia Timberlake (Williams College), and Mina Yang.

This was followed by the evening performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by world-renowned Gustavo Dudamel, at the Greek Theater. Singers from Music Department’s Chamber Chorus and from the Alumni Chorus joined in.