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Around & About the Performing Arts: Berkeley Symphony Opening on Thursday; Enda Walsh's 'New Electric Ballroom' at Shotgun

Ken Bullock
Friday September 26, 2014 - 11:39:00 AM

Berkeley Symphony opens at 7--not 8!--this Thursday evening with a program conducted by Joana Carneiro that features Jennifer Koh in the Sibelius Violin Concerto; the world premiere of a commissioned piece by Oscar Bettison, Sea Shaped, and Elgar's Enigma Variations. Koh performed a formidible double-header of violin concerti with the Symphony a few years back, a stellar performance. The Sibelius concerto

The Shotgun Players production of Enda Walsh's 'New Electric Ballroom,' ongoing at Ashby Stage, brings to mind the Druid Theatre's production of 'The Walworth Farce,' an earlier play in Walsh's same series, which Cal Performances produced here in November, 2009, one of the memorable shows in the Bay Area of the past decade.