The Indispensable Guide to a Remarkable Week
When you arrive at the Festival, one of the first things to do is pick up a copy of the 2016 BERKELEY FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION READER. This beautiful and comprehensive guidebook offers you—all in one place—everything you need to know to get maximum enjoyment from our week-long musical banquet.
- All 16 Main Stage performances, listed by date, with full concert programs, extensive program notes, artists’ biographies, and complete texts and translations of vocal works.
- Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival, which runs from Wednesday through Friday, including portraits of the ensembles and descriptions of their programs.
- The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies’ presentation of Cembalophilia—Hidden Histories of the Harpsichord, a three-day conclave of concerts, lectures, panels, and masterclasses, running Monday through Wednesday.
- The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive’s (BAMPFA’s) first international Early Music Film Series, which features recorded live performance, documentary, and fictionalized portrayals of great historical figures and their living interpreters.
- A directory of the instrument makers, publishers, educational institutions, retailers, performing groups, and service organizations who will be displaying and selling their wares Thursday through Saturday at the Early Music Exhibition and Marketplace
- A complete listing of the 2016 Fringe Festival: performers, program descriptions, dates, times, venues, and ticket prices. The street addresses of all venues are listed as well.
The 2016 BERKELEY FESTIVAL & EXHIBITION READER is both an indispensable reference and a beautiful keepsake of the week’s events. At just $5, the READER is a serious bargain and your essential guide to planning, navigating and enjoying this year’s Berkeley Festival events.
Order your copy online today, and your READER will be waiting for you at the Berkeley Festival box office, located in the lobby of First Congregational Church (FCC).
Official Box Office Hours During Festival Week
The Festival Box office will be open Monday–Sunday 10am–3pm in the lobby of First Congregational Church, except during the 45 minutes immediately prior to the start of all main stage events, when it will be at the appropriate performance venue (FCC, St. Mark’s, International House, or BAMPFA).
You may also buy a copy of the READER at the Musical Offering.