• Anna Clyne. Photo: Javier Oddo

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Programmed by Berkeley Symphony with Anna Clyne

Works by composers from three continents come together to soak in the full moon’s glow. Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from three cities: two from San Francisco, two from Hamburg, and two from Shanghai. The Future of Orchestral Culture is an international fellowship program developed by a consortium of musical institutions across the globe: Berkeley Symphony, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Music and Drama Hamburg, Symphoniker Hamburg, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

We will hear works two Bay Area composers, Julie Barwick and UC Berkeley alum Mason Bates. To represent Hamburg, works by Charlotte Seither and Alessandro Anatrini will be performed. And from Shanghai, we will hear pieces by Peilei Shang and by Bright Sheng, whose Dream of the Red Chamber was recently premiered by San Francisco Opera.

The Residency of Anna Clyne with Berkeley Symphony is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their work with composers and new music, capitalizing on the power of composers and their creativity to build new paths for orchestras to heighten their relevancy and deepen their relationships with their communities. Major funding for Music Alive comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Amphion Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.