Arts & Events

MUSICAL OFFERINGS: Berkeley Symphony Plays Widmann, Barber, Brahms Tonight at Zellerbach

By Ken Bullock
Thursday April 01, 2010 - 06:05:00 PM

Joana Carneiro takes up the baton again tonight, Thursday, April 1, when the Berkeley Symphony performs a triple bill: Jorg Widmann's “Con brio”, in its West Coast premiere; Samuel Barber's Knoxville, “Summer of 1915”, sung by exquisite soprano Jessica Rivera, the Symphony's artist in residence; and Brahms' First Symphony. -more-

ONSTAGE, ROUNDABOUT: A Seagull in the Hamptons

By Ken Bullock
Thursday April 01, 2010 - 09:36:00 PM

Orson Welles staged a voodoo Macbeth and a fascist Italian Caesar in the 1930s. Now, Shakespeare's plays are set in Victorian garb, the Wild west, outer space ... Marco Bellochio's TV movie of Chekhov's The Seagull seems to subtly shift locale to Italy, and Andre Gregory's modern dress show for Louis Malle's camera fulfills its title: Vanya on 42nd Street. -more-