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defiantly original •13 2012SEASON

Welcome When Berkeley Symphony approached Joana Carneiro about becoming our new Music Director, her mentor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, who had advised her to focus on securing a European post instead, told her: “Berkeley is a different story; I encourage you to wholeheartedly pursue this possibility.” And this is precisely what Joana has done. She has put her heart and soul into Berkeley Symphony, our musicians and our community. Her passion, warmth and energy have transformed our sound and programs in ways that have caught the attention of all who experience our concerts. I invite you to join us and experience this magical transformation. You will find new meaning in some of your favorite works and discover exciting artists and sounds you have never heard before. You will be moved by the fervor with which our orchestra musicians and conductor perform together on stage, and you will hear why Berkeley Symphony is a truly special gem. Come be a member of our community of subscribers today. I promise you will be delightfully surprised.

René Mande l E x ec u tiv e D irector

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World Premieres & Composers

Zellerbach Hall Concerts 4

The Innovators


The Rebels


The Illuminators

7 The Idealists 8

Under Construction New Music Series


Family Concerts

10 Community & Education 12 Support the Symphony 13 Subscribe & Save 14 Ticket Information 15 Order Form 17 Season Calendar

World Premieres & Composers 2

This season offers Berkeley Symphony’s original programming at its best. Four one-of-a-kind world premieres by four musically diverse composers, each new work uniquely paired with great masterpieces. Don’t miss this opportunity to be the first to hear these new musical creations by some of the most compelling and imaginative composers in symphonic music! Paul Dresher Born: Los Angeles, CA Current residence: Berkeley, CA Best known for making music in an astounding variety of ways, Paul Dresher composes and performs experimental opera and music theater, chamber and orchestral music, and instrumental electro-acoustic music. He also creates and performs on newly invented musical instruments and collaborates with a diverse range of artists in theater, dance and film. His group, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, is one of the leading American new opera/music theater companies. The Paul Dresher commission is made possible in part by grants from The Creative Work Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dylan Mattingly Born: Berkeley, CA Current residence: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Having first begun writing music at the age of 7, Dylan Mattingly is currently studying composition at Bard College in New York and runs Contemporaneous, a New York–based ensemble of young musicians dedicated to performing the most exciting music of this generation. His musical influences include John Adams, Olivier Messiaen, Magnus Lindberg, Joni Mitchell and the old American blues and folk field recordings of the Lomaxes.

Born: Lisbon, Portugal Current residence: Boston, MA An “aural fabric” is how The New York Times describes the music of Andreia Pinto-Correia, who is known for infusing Portuguese musical traditions into her works. Ms. Pinto-Correia began her musical studies in her native country and later came to the U.S. to study at the New England Conservatory. Her recent performances include the premiere of a commissioned work by the American Composers Orchestra, performed at Carnegie Hall, and a premiere by the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra.

Steven Stucky, Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Born: Abilene, TX Current residence: New York, NY A Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, Steven Stucky has written works for major American orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic. His most recent work, Silent Spring, a tribute to environmentalist Rachel Carson, was commissioned and performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in February 2012. He is also a world-renowned expert of Witold Lutosławski’s music and a recipient of the prestigious Lutosławski Society medal. The Residency of Steven Stucky is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their presentation of new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions. Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The ASCAP Foundation. Additional support for the Residency comes from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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World Premieres & Composers

Andreia Pinto-Correia


Zellerbach Hall Concerts

“One must not lose track of the essential reason for inventing instruments in the first place: to create and explore sounds that cannot be made with our many existing instruments. Thus, while questions of intonation must inevitably be addressed throughout the work, the piece must be inspired by and thoroughly suffused with the wonder about sound that prompted the creation of the instruments in the first place.” —Paul Dresher

Season Opening concert Thursday, October 4, 2012

THE INnovators

7 pm Performance, 9 pm Opening Night Gala Dinner Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Joana Carneiro, conductor Paul Dresher, soloist IVES

The Unanswered Question


Concerto for Two Invented Instruments & Orchestra* (World Premiere Commission)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

An unusual but provocative season opener, Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question asks the “perennial question of existence.” Pitted against layers of haunting strings and a woodwind quartet, a trumpet’s persistent search for truth is met with impatience, and ultimately, silence. With his new work, composer Paul Dresher explores a question of a different kind, one about harmonies and timbres, featuring two instruments that he invented: the Quadrachord and the Hurdy Grande. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. With his distinctive dance rhythms, Beethoven, a musical innovator of his time, will launch us into the new season! *working title

single ticket $68 | $48 | $28 | $15 subscription Add-on (10% discount) $61 | $43 | $25 | $13.50 (Opening Night Gala Dinner is not included.)


Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Rebels

7:10 pm Pre-Concert Talk, 8 pm Performance Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Joana Carneiro, conductor Shai Wosner, piano MATTINGLY New Work (World Premiere Commission) LIGETI

Piano Concerto


Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

A champion of the newest voices of contemporary music, Berkeley Symphony introduces the bold and eclectic work of 21-year-old Dylan Mattingly, whom John Adams describes as “a hugely talented young composer who writes music of wild imagination and vigorous energy.” Pianist Shai Wosner, a daring virtuoso, performs one of the 20th century’s most complex and demanding scores by György Ligeti. In contrast to the rhythmical Piano Concerto, Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 is both passionate and exuberant. It’s a program that exhibits the power of past inspiration and fresh talent.

“[Shai] Wosner showed a remarkable blend of the intellectual, physical and even devilish sides of performance.” —Chicago Sun Times

Zellerbach Hall Concerts

“I grew up up in Berkeley, and some of my earliest musical memories come from Zellerbach Hall and being swept away in that unrelenting excitement of discovery, the almost nautical journey of hearing a piece of music you’ve never heard before. There are some places that never leave you; some tides that never recede. Writing this piece for Berkeley Symphony for me is, in many ways, a return home.” —Dylan Mattingly

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Zellerbach Hall Concerts

“The orchestra morphs into a gigantic Portuguese guitar, expressing sudden dramatic gestures. Melodies emerge sporadically from various sections of the orchestra, like faded memories of old fado songs whispered from dark alleys. The work is an homage to the street labyrinths of Alfama, one of the oldest and most charismatic neighborhoods in the city of Lisbon.” —Andreia Pinto-Correia

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Illuminators 7:10 pm Pre-Concert Talk, 8 pm Performance Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Joana Carneiro, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello PINTO-CORREIA New Work (World Premiere Commission) LUTOSŁAWSKI

Cello Concerto


Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Composers are powerful storytellers. Andreia Pinto-Correia’s new work is a charming depiction of her native Lisbon. Similarly, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances indulges the composer’s poignant nostalgia for Russia in an orchestral suite that combines vivacious rhythms with lush melodies. Lutosławski’s unconventional Cello Concerto, featuring the two-time Grammy winner and internationally renowned cellist Lynn Harrell, redefines the idea of a concerto—a pouncing, insistent orchestra and a rebellious, mocking cello—and tests the boundaries of conflict and dialogue.

“[Lynn Harrell’s] playing was bold, imaginative, and surpassingly sensitive… fully human and rich in detail.” —Boston Globe

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Idealists

7:10 pm Pre-Concert Talk, 8 pm Performance Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Joana Carneiro, conductor Noah Stewart, tenor STUCKY The Stars and the Roses (World Premiere Commission) BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, Romantic From pastoral to powerful, Berkeley Symphony’s season finale presents a program of new and old masterpieces. The orchestra’s fourth and final commission of the season is a song cycle by Pulitzer Prize–winner Steven Stucky. Set to the poetry of Nobel Prize–winning Polish poet and former University of California, Berkeley professor Czesław Miłosz, the work will feature the stunning voice of tenor Noah Stewart. An idyllic portrait of rustic love scenes, hunts and folk festivities, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 is one of the composer’s most celebrated works.

“His beautiful tenor voice [floated] effortlessly into a forceful, glowing top; [his is] a mature voice on its way to top tenordom.” —

Zellerbach Hall Concerts

“The work of Lithuanian-Polish poet Czesław Miłosz has always moved me. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1960, and he was a professor at UC Berkeley—his poems still banned at home in Poland—when he won the Nobel Prize in 1980. Many of his poems are dark and deal with the Holocaust. I have chosen instead four lighter, more lyrical poems: Happiness, The Sun, The Bird Kingdom, An Hour—texts positively aglow with joy and tenderness.” —Steven Stucky

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Under Construction New Music Series Sunday, December 9, 2012 | Sunday, March 24, 2013 7 pm; Crowden Music Center Joana Carneiro, conductor The orchestra brings to life freshly penned works by a new generation of dynamic Bay Area composers in open rehearsal–style concerts. Under Construction New Music Series is a great way to experience a concert in a unique format. As an audience member, you will have an inside look at how the composer, the conductor and the musicians work together as they perform the new composition for the first time. You will be able to participate in the dialogue along the way!

The Under Construction Composers Program creates a rare and exciting opportunity for emerging composers to further develop their skills and gain practical experience in writing for a professional orchestra. Each selected composer will workshop and complete a symphonic work during the year-long mentorship program, and will receive artistic and career guidance from Berkeley Symphony’s artistic staff, musicians and visiting composers. For more information, visit

Family-friendly concerts with conductor Ming Luke are designed for children of all ages and adults. They are a perfect complement to Berkeley Symphony’s Music in the Schools program.

“Meet the Symphony” Saturday, November 3, 2012 10 am & 11:30 am Malcolm X Elementary School Ming Luke, conductor Somebody has snuck into the orchestra and rearranged all the instruments! Conductor Ming Luke and the musicians will need all the help they can get to put the instruments back in their proper places.

Family Concerts

Family Concerts

Don’t miss these fun and interactive concerts exploring the various musical instruments and their musical families. You and your family will learn how the instruments are organized in an orchestra and discover their unique characteristics.

“I’m a Performer!” Saturday, April 13, 2013 10 am & 11:30 am Malcolm X Elementary School Ming Luke, conductor Rosin your bow and polish your horn! Get ready for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform alongside professional orchestra musicians! An annual tradition at Berkeley Symphony, “I’m a Performer!” family concerts are open to all music lovers, instrumentalists and singers alike. Together, you and the orchestra will perform popular tunes, including “Ode to Joy” and our signature tune, “I Am a Fine Musician.”

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community & education

Discover the many places in our community where you will connect with Berkeley Symphony! Music in the Schools For nearly 20 years, Berkeley Symphony has partnered with the Berkeley Unified School District to produce the award-winning Music in the Schools program, providing comprehensive, age-appropriate music curriculum to all elementary school students. This interactive, year-long program includes everything from musician classroom visits and after-school lessons to in-school concerts and the opportunity to perform alongside Berkeley Symphony.

Cal Performances Berkeley Symphony is a frequent guest orchestra for Cal Performances at UC Berkeley. This season’s collaborations include Mark Morris’s The Hard Nut, a hilarious and heart-warming re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Please visit for details.

Students @ The Symphony Each season, we offer complimentary tickets for students and discounted tickets for parents to select Berkeley Symphony concerts. Students and their parents will also have a chance to attend an orchestra rehearsal and a special behind-the-scenes presentation the night before and learn about what it takes to put a concert together. This is a special program perfect for middle- and high-school students!

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Look closely at the orchestra during our next Symphony concert—you will see the faces of some of the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra’s most talented players. We collaborate with educators from this local youth orchestra to give these young musicians the rare opportunity to perform alongside the Bay Area’s leading professional musicians.

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These informative, engaging pre-concert talks offer fascinating insights into the music you are about to experience. At each concert, a guest curator will discuss the program’s cultural and historical context through guided listening and interviews with guest artists, composers and orchestra musicians. PreConcert Talks take place one hour before most Zellerbach Hall concerts. Admission is free for all ticket holders.

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Radio Broadcast on KALW Relive Berkeley Symphony concerts with host Alan Farley, Music Director Joana Carneiro and our guest artists on local public radio station 91.7 FM. Visit or for a broadcast schedule.

Venue & Parking Information Zellerbach Hall Berkeley Symphony’s principal performance venue, Zellerbach Hall, is located on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus at 101 Zellerbach Hall, near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way. Parking is available at several lots and garages along Bancroft Way and Durant Avenue, as well as in an underground garage below Zellerbach Hall.

community & education

Pre-Concert Talks

Crowden Music Center Crowden Music Center is Berkeley Symphony’s new performance venue for the Under Construction New Music Series. It is located at 1475 Rose Street in Berkeley.

Malcolm X Elementary School Located at 1731 Prince Street in Berkeley, the Malcolm X Elementary School is the venue for the Symphony’s popular family concerts. Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

with us on Facebook & Twitter — both great ways to stay up-to-date with the orchestra. Twitter @berkeleysymph; Facebook @Berkeley Symphony


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Berkeley Symphony is an unusual, special orchestra. We strive to present innovative programming and create a community where learning and experiencing art is accessible to all. Today, you can help Joana and the orchestra musicians achieve this mission. With your donation, you make it possible for Berkeley Symphony to present adventurous concert programming, to commission vibrant new composers, and to keep music alive in the Berkeley schools. EXCLUSIVE DONOR BENEFITS The dear friends in our donor community develop a deeper connection to the music and artists. As a Berkeley Symphony donor, you may find yourself at an illuminating Symphony Circle Soirée with concert guest artists and our Music Director, on an exclusive backstage tour of Zellerbach Hall, or in the VIP Sponsors Lounge at concert intermission.

PRODUCERS CAMPAIGN New for the 2012–13 season, support Berkeley Symphony’s artistic and educational goals by directly sponsoring our musicians and artists. This unique artist sponsorship will connect you with those who make our concerts and educational programs possible.

PLANNED GIVING Remembering Berkeley Symphony in your estate plans is a meaningful way to leave a lasting impact on the orchestra’s programs. A planned gift can be as simple as naming Berkeley Symphony as beneficiary in your retirement account or will. For many donors, this will be the largest donation they ever make.

SPECIAL EVENTS Each year, Berkeley Symphony hosts a variety of special events to celebrate our unique and vibrant community, as well as to support our artistic mission and music education programs. Join us at these one-of-a-kind events—the Opening Night Gala Dinner on October 4, 2012, the Music in the Schools Luncheon on October 30, 2012, and Berkeley Symphony’s Gala in Spring 2013—and make your Berkeley Symphony experience a truly remarkable one! Visit for more information.


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October 4, 2012 THE INNOVATORS December 6, 2012 THE REBELS February 7, 2013 The Illuminators March 28, 2013 THE IDEALISTS

UNDER CONSTRUCTION new music series December 9, 2012 Under Construction Concert I March 24, 2013 Under Construction Concert II

FAMILY CONCERTS November 3, 2012 “Meet the Symphony” April 13, 2013 “I’m a Performer!”

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Zellerbach Hall Concerts

special events October 4, 2012 OPENING NIGHT GALA DINNER Honoring Paul Dresher October 30, 2012 MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS LUNCHEON Spring 2013 BERKELEY SYMPHONY SPRING GALA

PHOTOS: FRONT COVER: Carneiro (Rodrigo de Souza). INSIDE FRONT: Mandel (Marshall Berman). CONTENTS: Carneiro (Margaretta K. Mitchell). WORLD PREMIERES: Dresher (Akiko Nabeshima), Mattingly (David Adam Nagy), Pinto-Correia (Daniel Blaufuks), Stucky (Hoebermann). ZELLERBACH HALL: Dresher (Andre Costantini), Mattingly (Mattingly), Wosner (Marco Borggreve), Pinto-Correia (Tiago Miranda/ Express), Harrell (Christian Steiner), Stucky (Hoebermann), Stewart (Stewart). UNDER CONSTRUCTION: (Dave Weiland). FAMILY CONCERTS: (Alex Chiappetta). COMMUNITY: (Alex Chiappetta). SUPPORT: Mancheno & Lankford (Nathan Phillips). SUBSCRIBE: Zellerbach Hall (David Kuei), SEASON CALENDAR & BACK COVER & ALL ORCHESTRA PHOTOS: (Dave Weiland).

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