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A young and passionate group dedicated to dynamic performances in concert halls and alternative environments, CELLI@BERKELEY is a chamber ensemble made up of members of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra cello section.Much like UCBSO, Celli@Berkeley consists of members involved in multiple academic fields. Current members represent fields of study including History, Society & Environment, Integrated Biology, Chemistry, and Peace & Conflict Studies, as well as multiple graduate students. Celli@Berkeley prides itself on not only the diversity of its membership, but also in the diversity of its repertoire. Celli@Berkeley has performed modern works by composers in the Bay Area such as Michael Nicholas, Daniel Leo, and Anica Galindo and seeks to form partnerships with young composers; the coming seasons will include works by UC Berkeley alumnus Jared Redmond, Bay Area composer Kerry Lewis, and Bard College & Conservatory student Obadiah Wright. On sunny days, Celli@Berkeley can be heard performing pop arrangements on campus near Sather Gate as CelliPOP.
To book Celli@Berkeley (cello duo, trio, or quartet options are available), please contact Business Manager Mosa Tsay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music for Cellos & Electronics
To accompany the release of a monograph book of his work as well as a new exhibition at BAM of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland, artist John Zurier has commissioned three new compositions from Icelandic composers Úlfur Hansson and Georg Hilmarsson and Bay Area-based composer Amadeus Regucera. The new pieces will be written for and premiered by the UC Berkeley ensemble Celli@Berkeley.
Celli@Berkeley plays Villa-Lobos, Carro, and Redmond
Saturday, April 5th, 2014 | Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
*Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 and Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
*Joshua Carro: Spacial for 12 cellos, A Sound Installation for Live Performers
*[WORLD PREMIERE] Jared Redmond: Deep Song for 12 Cellos and Soprano
featuring soprano Felicia Chen, conducted by David Milnes
Celli@Berkeley & Berkeley Public Library present a BRANCH OUT Performance
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 | Central Library, 5th floor 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Here, There, and Everywhere (Paul McCartney, arr. by Richard Dent)
*Michelle (John Lennon/Paul McCartney, arr. by David Johnstone)
*Yesterday (Paul McCartney, arr. by David Johnstone)
*Overture to The Magic Flute (W.A. Mozart, arr. by David Johnstone)
*Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla, arr. by David Johnstone)
*Prelude and Fugue from Suite No. 5 (J.S. Bach, arr. by Yuriy Leonovich)
*Libertango (Astor Piazzolla, arr. by David Johnstone)
*Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus
*Do You Want to Build a Snowman from Frozen (arr. by Leo Steinmetz)
*Game of Thrones theme
*Castle in the Sky theme
Celli@Berkeley performs at Cal Day
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Hertz Hall 12:30 – 1 p.m.
*Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
*(CelliPOP will also be performing pop tune arrangements in the breezeway outside of Hertz Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
ACCI Gallery & Celli@Berkeley present Cello Art and Cello Music
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 | ACCI Cooperative Gallery (North Berkeley) 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
*Lucas Floyd: Cello Duets
*Celli Composition Competition winning pieces: UCB undergraduate composers Karen Lin (Stars) & Nathaniel Ben-Horin (Prelude and Elegy)
*Pop tune arrangements by CelliPOP
Tickets available for purchase at ACCI Gallery in advance and at the door.
2013 CELLI NATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION
Congratulations to Joshua Carro for his winning piece “Spacial” which will be performed at our April 5th premiere concert and recorded on Celli@Berkeley’s debut album, as well as to our three runner-ups (Karen Lin “Stars”, Nathaniel Ben-Horin “Elegy and Prelude”, and Eoin Callery “I’ll Raise You 12″), whose pieces will be read and recorded this season.
A big thank you to all of our 2013 Celli Composition Competition participants – we hope to see your works in next year’s competition! Please stay tuned through our Facebook, Twitter, and soon-to-be-revealed website for future opportunities to contribute to the modern cello ensemble repertoire!