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Civilization returns to the Bay Area

Michael O'Hare, professor of public policy | April 18, 2011

Many years ago, the typical public radio station played classical music and some jazz all day, news like Morning Edition and All Things Considered at drive time, some public affairs or newsy features in the early evening, and more music at night.  About the time I moved to Berkeley in 1991, public stations started doing … Continue reading »

Vienna Philharmonic at Cal Performances

Matías Tarnopolsky, Former director of Cal Performances | February 28, 2011

The utter silence at the end of the Vienna Philharmonic’s performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 yesterday afternoon said it all. It seemed like an eternity before the audience finally, suddenly, erupted in rapturous, enduring applause. We had just experienced some incredible music-making by these musicians, magnificently conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the kind of music-making … Continue reading »