Arts & Events

New: Nola Richardson Excels in Bach’s Cantatas

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Monday February 18, 2019 - 04:00:00 PM

Over the weekend of February 15-18, American Bach Soloists presented a program of Favorite Bach Cantatas featuring soprano Nola Richardson. At the Saturday evening concert I attended at Berkeley’s First Congregational Church, Nola Richardson even did double-duty, singing all the soprano parts and some of the tenor parts as well. In this concert’s second half, tenor Zachary Wilder had to withdraw due to laryngitis, so Nola Richardson, who greeted me before the concert by saying “I’m moonlighting tonight because our tenor is indisposed,” was pressed into service to perform some of the tenor’s arias and recitatives as well as her own soprano parts. -more-

The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Feb. 17-23

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday February 16, 2019 - 11:15:00 AM

Sunday, February 17, 2019

No city meetings or events found

Monday, February 18, 2019 – Presidents’ Day Holiday

Fake National Emergency Protest, 12 – 1 pm, at San Francisco Federal Building, Organizer – Indivisible SF,

Tax the Rich Rally, Mon, 4 pm – 5 pm, Top of Solano in front of the closed Oaks theater (soon to be a climbing gym), Rain Cancels

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Berkeley City Council, Tuesday, 6 – 11 pm, 1231 Addison Street, BUSD Board Room, Agenda Consent items: #4. Expanded Winter Shelter, #5. Recruiting for BPD, #6. Sanitary Sewer Rehab, #7. &8. Filling Vacancies Among Elected Representatives of the Poor, #9. Referral to City Manager to develop Ordinance permitting Cannabis Events and Cesar Chavez Park as an approved venue, #10. Resolution to request Gov Newsom declare a CA Homelessness State of Emergency, Action #14. Density Bonus Ordinance, #15. Contract Pride Industries for Citywide Janitorial Services, #16. Cannabis Number of Retail Establishments and Equity Program, #17.a&b. Living Wage Ordinance, #18. Standby Officers, #19.a&b. Assessment Vacant Properties, #20.a&b. Declaration City of Berkeley will not invest in production or upgrading of weapons – current policy limited to guns, #21. Refer to Planning Commission close loophole allowing prospective project applicants to avoid inclusionary affordable housing -in lieu fee by modifying property lines -more-