Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden

26 Oct, 2021

Returning to the Concert Hall by Camille Crittenden

October 3rd marked Cal Performances' return to in-person indoor concerts! Read Camille's article on recent performances at Berkeley's concert Hall and how Covid protocols are changing the audience-performance dynamic.

From the blog post:

"We were treated to another world premiere, an arrangement of John Lewis’s “Django” (1954), a jazz standard that pays tribute to the Hungarian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Arranger Sam Reider was in the audience to hear the rousing performance and receive the audience’s applause. These recent pieces were bookended by more standard repertoire, sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven and Ravel. Both pieces showcase the skill and musicality of the violinist and pianist as partners, calling on virtuosity and nuance in equal measure. A breathtaking performance of Ravel’s Tzigane, composed for a Hungarian violinist, echoed the Lewis/Django cultural reference and left the audience on its feet."

Read more here!