The Jewelry Box: A Christmas gift

The Christmas season is notorious for old chestnuts, like The Nutcracker and Dickens’ Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. “Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer”. OMG. – Christmas carols. They...

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Mummenschanz at Cal Performances

The playfulness of silence Garbed entirely in velvety black unitards, the four performers who currently comprise Mummenschanz delighted an audience of the perpetually young at Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall this past...

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Danish String Quartet at UC’s Hertz Hall

Teaching taste and timelessness… Cal Performances hosted the dynamic Danish String Quartet for a weeklong residency followed by a concert, held last Sunday at Hertz Hall on the UC campus. Their attentive reading of a modern work and edgy performance of two older works was a reminder of the timelessness of great art. They warmed up with Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 54, No. 2, an ingenious work from Haydn’s middle...

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Cavalia’s “Odysseo” at AT&T Park

  A stunning odyssey of horse and rider With 65 horses, 45 riders and acrobats, 10,000 tons of rock, earth and sand, and a lighting rig to put the Rolling Stones to shame, Odysseo rode into town last week. ...

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