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2019/20 Season Highlights

Welcome to the 2019/20 Season! We invite you to celebrate the best of the human spirit—as displayed through centuries of culture, tradition, and innovation—in a season packed with the widest range of programming found anywhere in the Bay Area. Once again, this season features a powerhouse roster of artists from around the world, including:

  • Saint Petersburg's legendary Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, returning to Berkeley with one of the greatest of all story ballets, La Bayadère.
  • Pianist Jonathan Biss, honoring the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth in a seven-concert series of the full cycle of the composer's 32 piano sonatas.
  • The return of superstar soprano Renée Fleming in an intimate and rare recital performance.
  • The resurrection of a progressive masterwork opera from famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin in Volcano Theatre Company's new production of Treemonisha.
  • The debut of wunderkind Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, a protégé of Daniel Barenboim, as he leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic in a rare US appearance.

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