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Matías Tarnopolsky, director of Cal Performances

Matías Tarnopolsky

Matías Tarnopolsky, executive and artistic director of Cal Performances, has written extensively about music, including material for liner notes, program notes, and articles for magazines and other publications.

Among other posts, he has served as vice president for artistic planning at the New York Philharmonic, and senior director of artistic planning for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading its popular series, “Symphony Center Presents.” He also created the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new music series, MusicNOW.

He has spearheaded collaborative projects with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northwestern University and University of Chicago, and has worked as a producer for the BBC.

He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music and musicology from the University of London, King’s College.

Posts by Matías Tarnopolsky

10-26-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?With ‘Einstein on the Beach,’ the whole is greater than the sum of the parts
9-19-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Magnetized by music: A conversation with Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington
2-28-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Vienna Philharmonic at Cal Performances