Arts & Events

New: Eliza O'Malley Sings Aaron Blumenfeld's Songs on Thursday at the Berkeley Arts Festival

By Bonnie Hughes
Tuesday May 21, 2013 - 01:45:00 PM

Composer Aaron Blumenfeld works in three fields of music: classical, jazz and Jewish music. He has composed a jazz piano concerto (funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Arts), two operas, several albums of original jazz and blues, and numerous classical works. In 2010 and 2012 he received awards from Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music. Today's concert will consist of two sections: classical songs set to the poems of Berkeley poet Judith Goldhaber (performed by soprano Eliza O'Malley and pianist Willis Hickox), and selections from "42 Brief Hebrew Art Songs" (performed by Cantor Izthak Emanuel, former cantor at Congregation Beth David in Saratoga, with Mr. Blumenfeld at the piano). -more-

New: A Meeting of Wizards: Indra’s Net’s “Copenhagen” at Berkeley’s Osher Studio

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday May 21, 2013 - 02:44:00 PM
MIchael K. Cassidy, Karol Stremke, and Robert Ernst

There is something special about seeing Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen” in Berkeley. Oppenheimer’s home, the Lawrence lab’s cyclotron, and this small city’s part in the history of the creation of the nuclear bomb makes it a special place to see it, a masterstroke to produce it here, and a must for Berkeley-ites of intellect to attend. -more-