For the first time in 20 years, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is traveling to the Bay Area. And for the first time ever, this internationally renowned orchestra will be performing on the Berkeley campus. In addition to their scheduled performances Friday, February 25, through Sunday, February 27, Cal Performances is hosting several special events that offer students a unique way to experience the music of the Vienna Philharmonic.
On Saturday, February 26, from 10 am to 12 pm, Professor Rainer Honeck, Vienna Philharmonic Concert Master, will lead a strings-section master-class for members of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra at Zellerbach Hall. Anyone can observe this event for free!
UC Berkeley music students may attend the Vienna Philharmonic rehearsal at Zellerbach Hall on Friday, February 25, from 10 am to 1 pm. After the rehearsal students will have the opportunity to speak with the musicians. Then on Sunday, February 27, UC Berkeley music students are also invited to a chamber music concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic at Hertz Hall from 11 am to 11:45 am. If you are interested in attending either of these free, but invitation-only events, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Finally, Cal Performances is offering reduced-price tickets to the orchestra’s concerts. Tickets begin at $65 and UC Berkeley students get 50% off.