Unión Tanguera will perform its newest work, Nuit Blanche, on Sunday, November 17 in Zellerbach Hall. (Photo courtesy of Cal Performances.)

November is packed with performances, from family theater to classical music, jazz, and dance. Berkeley students receive 50% off for all Cal Performances events. Here are seven performances to put on your calendar:

  • Saturday, November 16, 8 pm, Zellerbach Hall
    Homegrown saxophonist, composer and bandleader Joshua Redman  brings his internationally celebrated sound — and quartet —to  Cal Performances.
  • Sunday, November 17, 3 pm, Hertz Hall
    Breathlessly exciting, The Danish String Quartet  makes its debut at Cal with a program of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and contemporary Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen. The New Yorker has called them “shaggy-haired Danes” and praised their “rampaging energy.”
  •  Sunday, November 17, 7 pm, Zellerbach Hall
    A sleepless night awaits audiences when contemporary dance ensemble Unión Tanguera performs its newest work, Nuit Blanche (sleepless night) — a story set in a nightclub over the course of a single evening. A quartet of musicians (violin, piano, bandoneon and double bass) provides the music.
  • Saturday, November 23, 2 pm and Sunday, November 24, 3 pm, Zellerbach Hall
    The innovative Imago Theatre returns with its signature work, Frogz that features panicking penguins, poor-spelling sloths, introverted frogs, and many other curious creatures that have amused audiences around the globe. Half-price for children under 16.
  • Sunday, November 24, 3 pm, Hertz Hall
    Israel-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Shai Wosner, an acknowledged master of the solo piano works of Franz Schubert, will perform three disparate works by Schubert, complemented by a Schubert homage by contemporary German composer Jörg Widmann.
  • Saturday, December 7, 8 pm, Zellerbach Hall
    The Bay Area’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet  celebrates 40 years and launches a fifth decade of innovation with next-generation guest artists and new works by eminent old friends.
  • Saturday, December 14, 8 pm, Zellerbach Hall
    In what has become an eagerly anticipated holiday season tradition, Cal Performances welcomes the inimitable Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra for a glorious performance of Handel’s Messiah oratorio.

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