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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.
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
PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR AN HOUR PRIOR TO THE COCNERT – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/612638
Celli@Berkeley performs at the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 | The Garden Room at Clark Kerr Campus
(2601 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA) 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
*Anica Galindo: These Feathered Walls
*Bach: Suite No. 5 Prelude and Fugue (arr. for cello quartet by Yuriy Leonovich)
*Paul McCartney: Here, There, Everywhere (arr. by David Johnstone)
*Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (arr. by David Johnstone)
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
*Spacial for Cello Quartet (Joshua Carro)
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.
Celli@Berkeley performs at the UCB Perspectives Spring Festival
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | Anna Head Alumnae Hall 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
*Anica Galindo: These Feathered Walls
*Michael Nicholas: Sharp Skills
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!