Past Performances, University Symphony Orchestra

Spring 2016

  • Friday–Saturday, Feb 12–13, 8pm, Hertz Hall, $16/12/5
    UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra – “Suite Romance”
    David Milnes, conductor

    Tchaikovsky, Suite from Sleeping Beauty
    Prokofiev, Suite from Cinderella
    Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
    Tickets required: $16 General admission (all seats unreserved)
    Ticket info: Tickets go on sale March 9. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988.

Fall 2015

  • Friday – Saturday, October 30-31, 8-10pm, Hertz Hall
    UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius, Saariaho, Ravel
    David Milnes, conductor
    SIBELIUS, Symphony No. 4
    Kaija SAARIAHO, Leino Songs (2007), with soprano Ann Moss
    RAVEL, Daphnis et Chloé 
  • Friday – Saturday, December 11-12, 8-10pm, Hertz Hall
    UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: Nielsen, Symphony 4: Strauss, Don Quixote
    David Milnes, conductor
    Nielsen, Symphony No. 4
    Strauss, Don Quixote with Leighton Fong, cello soloist

Fall 2014

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; October 2, 3, and 4; 8pm; Hertz Hall
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor
Cindy Cox – Las Aguas del Sur
Sibelius – Symphony No. 7
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6

Friday and Saturday, October 24 & 25, 8pm, Hertz Hall
Carmina Burana
University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, and Chamber Orchestra
Marika Kuzma, director
Orff – Carmina Burana (piano-percussion version)
J.S. Bach, music that led to the B minor Mass: Sanctus, BWV 238;
Cantata BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen;
Cantata BWV 29 Wir danken dir

Wednesday, October 29, 12:15-1:00pm, Hertz Hall, free
Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances

Friday and Saturday, October 31 & November 1, 8pm, Hertz Hall
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor
Melody Huang, cello soloist
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances
Prokofiev – Sinfonia Concertante

Thursday, November 13, 7pm, Hertz Hall, free
Concerto Auditions
Student musicians and members of the orchestra perform excerpts with piano accompaniment for a chance to perform with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2015.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; December 11, 12, and 13; 8pm; Hertz Hall
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, conductor
Ligeti – Atmospheres
LKutoslawski – Symphony No. 4
Strauss – An Alpine Symphony

END FALL 2014

Spring 2014

  • Sunday, May 25, 3pm, Hertz Hall, free* (donations welcome)
    UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Bon Voyage Concert
    David Milnes, conductor
    The orchestra will perform in Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Bratislava for four concerts this summer.

Fall 2013

  • Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Bernard Rands: Chains Like the Sea
    Henri Dutilleux: Le temps d’horloge
    Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4, with Ann Moss, soprano

 

  • Friday, & Saturday, October 25 & 26, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Sunday, October 27, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    *
    Krzysztof Penderecki: De Natura Sonoris No. 2
    Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
    * Note: Costumes are welcome at the HALLOWEEN CONCERT on Sunday

 

  • Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Sunday, December 15, 3pm, Hertz Hall
    Toru Takemitsu: A flock descends Into the pentagonal garden
    Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, with Ann Yi, piano
    Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, (“Organ”), Davitt Moroney, soloist

Spring 2013

  • Friday & Saturday, February 15 & 16, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Bartòk: Concerto for Orchestra
    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
  • Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Reynold Tharp: Wide sea, changeful heaven
    Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

 

  • Wednesday, March 20, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Reynold Tharp: Wide sea, changeful heaven
    Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
  • Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    with members of the University Chorus, Marika Kuzma, director
    Ernest Bloch: Schelomo with Mosa Tsay, cello soloist
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”)

Fall 2012

  • Friday & Saturday, September 21 & 22, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    (Note: change in repertoire for this event)
    Brahms: Symphony No. 4
  • Wednesday, October 12, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    (Note: change in repertoire for this noon concert)
    Brahms: Symphony No. 4
  • Saturday, October 27, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    (Note: change in repertoire for this event)
    Cindy Cox: las aguas del sur (premiere)
    Jean Ahn: Lu-lu, Lu-lu (2010)
    Varèse: Arcana
    Debussy: La Mer
    Williams: Symphonic Suite from “Star Wars”
  • Wednesday, October 31, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    (Note: change in repertoire for this noon concert)
    Varèse: Arcana
    Debussy: La Mer
  • Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    (Note: change in repertoire for this event)
    Wagner/arr. Vlieger: The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure
    Kurtág: Stele

Spring 2012

  • Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
    Stravinsky: Symphonies of WInd Instruments
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11
  • Fruday & Saturday, March 16 & 17, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Debussy: Nocturnes
    Holst: The Planets (with University Chorus members)
  • Wednesday, March 14, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Weber: Bassoon Concerto, Drew Gascon, soloist
    Debussy: Nocturnes
  • Saturday, April 21, 10:30am-4pm, Hertz Hall
    Cal Day Performances: Winners of the Annual concerto competition perform
    Milhaud: Cinema-Fantaisie, Joe Neeman, violin
    Chausson: Poeme, Casey Nosiglia, violin
    Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3, Wooho Park, violin
    Liszt: Totentanz, Lisa Wu, piano
  • Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Fall 2011

  • Wednesday, September 28, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Ligeti: Lontano
    Korngold: Violin Concerto, Ernest Yen, soloist
  • Friday/Saturday, September 30 & October 1, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Ligeti: Lontano
    Schumann: Symphony No. 2
    Korngold: Violin Concerto, Ernest Yen: soloist
  • Friday/Saturday, October 28 & 29, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Liszt: Les Preludes
    Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
    Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
    Rama Gottfried: Envelopes for Orchestra
  • Friday/Saturday, December 9 & 10, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Penderecki: De Natura Sonoris No. 1
    Sibelius: The Oceanides
    Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

Spring 2011

  • Friday/Saturday, February 11 & 12, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Dimitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 (Brady Anderson, soloist)
    Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
  • Friday/Saturday, March 11 & 12, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Philippe Leroux: De la disposition; L’unique trait de pinceau (David Wegehaupt, soloist)
    Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
  • Wednesday, March 16, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Philippe Leroux: De la disposition; L’unique trait de pinceau (David Wegehaupt, soloist)
  • Wednesday, April 6, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Andrew Imbrie Festibal: Birthday Celebration
    Sivan Eldar: Crumb Child (2009) (Ashraff Attalia, clarinet soloist)
    Andrew Imbrie: Violin Concerto (Ariana Kim, soloist)
  • Saturday, April 16, 11am, Hertz Hall
    Georg Friedrich Handel: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Lawrence Chu, baritone)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Stephanie Chow, soloist)
    Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome
  • Friday, April 29, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Stravinsky: L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)
    Chamber Orchestra (Hoh Chen, conductor) with members of the University Symphony Orchestra and dancers from the UC Berkeley community
  • Friday/Saturday, May 6 & 7, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
    Mahler: Symphony No. 3
    Featuring the University Chorus and the Pacific Boychoir

Fall 2010

  • Friday/Saturday, Saturday 24 & 25, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
    Sibelius: Finlandia
    Dvorák: The Noon Witch
    Chabrier: España
  • Friday/Saturday, October 29 & 30, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
    Sergio Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7
    Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Friday/Saturday, December 10 & 11, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Igor Stravinsky:
    Concerto in D for Strings
    Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments (Michael Orland, soloist)
    Petrouchka

Spring 2009

  • Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28, 8pm
    Edmund Campion, Practice
    Messiaen, Turangalila Symphony
  • Wednesday, March 18, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Schumann, Cello Concerto in A minor: Kevin Yu, soloist
    Nielsen, Concerto for flute and orchestra: Kelsey Seymour, soloist
  • CalDay, April 18, 11am-1pm
    Jean Ahn, Berkeley Fanfare
    Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915: Melanie Anderson, soprano soloist
    Ravel, Piano Concerto for Left Hand: Young Ho Na, soloist
  • Friday and Saturday, May 8 & 9, 2009, 8pm
    Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Jessica Ling, soloist (Friday)
    Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, April Paik, soloist (Saturday)
    Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5 (Friday & Saturday)

Fall 2008

  • Friday & Saturday, October 10 and 11
    Paul Hindemith, Mathis der Maler
    Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht
    Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2
  • Friday & Saturday, November 14 and 15
    Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 1
    Gyorgi Ligeti, San Francisco Polyphony
    Alexander Scriabin, Poems of Ecstasy
  • Wednesday, December 3, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
    Scriabin, Poem of Ecstasy
  • Friday & Saturday, October 10 and 11
    Paul Hindemith, Mathis der Maler
    Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht
    Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2

Spring 2008

  • Friday & Saturday, February 29 and March 1
    Bartók, Miraculous Mandarin Suite
    Copland, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
    Chausson, Poème, op. 25: April Paik, violin soloist
    Barber, Violin Concerto, op. 14: Christy Kyong, soloist
  • Wednesday, March 19, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    The Elizabeth Elkus Memorial Concert
    Schnittke, Cello Concerto No.1 with cello soloist Gabriel Trop
  • CalDay, Saturday, April 21
    Schnittke, Cello Concerto No. 1, soloist Gabriel Trop
    Gordeli, Flute Concerto, soloist Kelsey Seymour
    Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto No. 1, soloist Ernest Yen
  • Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10
    Ravel, Tzigane (violin soloist Jessica Ling)
    Richard Strauss, Alpine Symphony
    Johann Strauss, Jr, The Blue Danube Waltz
    Jean Ahn, Salt (2007)

Fall 2007

  • Wednesday, September 26, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall
    Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances
  • Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Program:
    Sibelius, Tapiola
    Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances
    Cindy Cox, Cathedral Spires
  • Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Program:
    Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
    Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
    Varèse, Octandre
    Bartok, Divertimento for string orchestra
  • Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8, 8pm, Hertz Hall
    Bruckner, Symphony No. 4
    R. Strauss, Don Juan
    Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, The Flyer (with film by David Green)

Spring 2007

  • Mahler, Symphony No. 6
  • Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, thalassinó
  • Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 (soloist Marina Sharifi)
  • John Williams, Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (soloist Alexander Kramer)
  • Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme (soloist Ting Chin, cello)
  • Loretta Notareschi, In una voce grave e pericolosa (2006)
  • Vaughan Williams, Dona Nobis Pacem
  • John Thow, Of Eros and Dust

Fall 2006

  • Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem
  • Lutoslawski, Concerto for Orchestra
  • Elgar, Enigma Variations
  • Sibelius, Symphony No. 4
  • Debussy, La Mer
  • Mason Bates, Rusty Air in Carolina

Spring 2006

  • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9
  • John MacCallum, Alloy for orchestra and electronics
  • Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5
  • Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben
  • Barber, Violin Concerto
  • Cimarosa, Concert for two flutes
  • Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor

Fall 2005

  • Ravel, Ma Mère L’Oye (Cinq pieces enfantines)
  • Varèse, Arcana
  • Ligeti, Atmosphères
  • Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé
  • John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Berg, Three Orchestra Pieces
  • Rachmaninoff, Isle of the Dead
  • Sibelius, Symphony No. 7

Spring 2005

  • Edmund Campion, Hold That Thought
  • Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola (soloists, Quelani Penland & Andrew Strauss)
  • Fauré, Pavane
  • Mahler, Six Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (soloist Christina Schiffner)
  • Schoenberg, Five Pieces for Orchestra
  • Shostakovich, Concerto for Cello No. 1 (soloist Aaron Lay)
  • Debussy, Jeux
  • Schubert, Symphony No. 7
  • Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 (soloist Jessie Lee)
  • Haydn, Mass in Time of War
  • Stravinsky, Firebird Suite

Fall 2004

  • Webern, Passacaglia for Orchestra
  • Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
  • Nielsen, Symphony No. 4
  • Lutoslawski, Symphony No. 3
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 3

Spring 2004

  • Walton, Concerto for viola and orchestra (soloist Jacob Hansen-Joseph)
  • Mahler, Symphony No. 4
  • J.S. Bach, Concerto for violin, oboe and strings
  • Proto, A Carmen Fantasy for double bass and orchestra
  • Brahms, Symphony No. 3
  • Rossini, Overture to William Tell
  • Shostakovich, Symphony No. 11

Fall 2003

  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 6
  • Bach, Harpsichord Concerto in D major
  • Reynold Tharp, Cold Horizon
  • Debussy, Prèlude à “L’Après-Midi d’un faune”
  • Berlioz, Harold en Italie