Berkeley Symphony Announces 2023-24 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Berkeley Symphony has announced its 2023-24 Season, led by Music Director Joseph Young, who is now in his fifth season. For the purposes of this article we will highlight the vocal performances.

Symphonic Series

Literary Soundscapes will bring literature to life, exploring the enchantment of musical storytelling at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. The West Coast Premiere of Joel Puckett’s “There Was a Child Who Went Forth” will feature tenor Nicholas Phan. The concert also includes Felix Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Performance Date: March 23, 2024

Chamber Series 

“Play on Words” will feature guest artists, Lisa Delan, soprano, and Rene Mandel, violin. The concert includes Juhi Bansal’s “An Imaginary Thing,” Gordon Getty’s “Four Dickinson Songs,” Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” Jake Heggie’s “Shed No Tear,” Felix Mendelssohn’s “From Song Without Words,” and Valerie Coleman’s “Portraits of Langston.”

Performance Date: April 14, 2024