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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 2018 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.

Contents include:

  • All 19 Main Stage performances, listed by date, with full concert programs, program notes, artists’ biographies, and complete texts and translations of vocal works.
  • The Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies’ presentation, “Debussy as Early Music, The Piano and the Pianist in the Early Twentieth Century,” a colloquy led by Nicholas Mathew (UC Berkeley), and Alexei Lubimov’s presentation on the university’s 1901 Bechstein.
  • The final round of the First International Early Piano Competition, featuring Classical and Romantic works performed on historically appropriate instruments.
  • The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive’s (BAMPFA’s) second 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 2018 Fringe Festival: performers, program descriptions, dates, times, venues, and ticket prices. The street addresses of all venues are listed as well.
  • Other special events — a masterclass by Bruce Dickey, a reception by EMA, a lecture by Kate van Orden, and a colloquium by directors of 4 international festivals on the future of early music.

Almost 150 pages in length, the 2018 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 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sanctuary.

Official Box Office Hours During Festival Week
The Festival Box Office will be open as follows:
  • Sunday, June 3; 3 PM in the lobby at the entrance of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sanctuary.
  • Monday, June 4; 12 PM–3 PM in the lobby at the entrance of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sanctuary.
  • Tuesday–Friday (June 4-8); 1 PM–3 PM, in the lobby at the entrance of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church sanctuary.
  • The box office will also be open 45 minutes immediately prior to the start of all main stage events, at the appropriate performance venue (FCC, St. Mark’s, or International House).

You may also buy a copy of the READER at the Musical Offering.

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