Music Director Joana Carneiro Returns to the Berkeley Symphony

Joana Carneiro leads the Berkeley Symphony in a program featuring a world premiere by composer William Gardiner.

Joana Carneiro leads the Berkeley Symphony in a program featuring a world premiere by composer William Gardiner. (Photo: David Weiland/Berkeley Symphony)

Music Director Joana Carneiro didn’t conduct the Berkeley Symphony during last year’s season — she was pregnant with triplets, at her home in Portugal. But on Oct. 5 at Zellerbach Hall, she marks her return with a typically ambitious program, including a world premiere cello concerto by the young Australian composer William Gardiner, featuring Berkeley born cellist Tessa Seymour. Gardiner was mentored by Berkeley composer John Adams, so it’s a nice touch that the program also features Adams’ 1988 work Fearful Symmetries. So Berkeley, and so good. Details here.

Music Director Joana Carneiro Returns to the Berkeley Symphony 27 September,2017Cy Musiker

  • Mark Zuckerman

    Kind of unbelievable there was no mention this morning on the Arts-to-do segment of the Berkeley Symphony’s 6 October performance in San Francisco at the Conservatory. If you aren’t able to make it Friday the 5th, there’s a second opportunity to hear this great program.

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Cy Musiker

Cy Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers the arts for KQED News and The California Report.  He loves live performance, especially great theater, jazz, roots music, anything by Mahler. Cy has an MJ from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism, and got his BA from Hampshire College. His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. When he can, Cy likes to swim in Tomales Bay, run with his dog in the East Bay Hills, and hike the Sierra.

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