All three Berkeley performances of Einstein on the Beach are completely sold out- there's a notification list on the Cal Performances website for those of you who snoozed before a single note was even played. Besides the perfomances of the opera, there are three significant auxiliary educational events taking place during the run, one each day. Here are the details (courtesy of Cal Performances):
The Department of Music at UC Berkeley is hosting a Composer Colloquium on Friday, October 26 at 3:00pm in 125 Morrison Hall. It will feature Philip Glass talking about his work, and Einstein on the Beach, with Assiciate Professor of Composition, Ken Ueno.
There will be a symposium, called Einstein on the Beach: Re-staging/Re-construction/Re-enactment, on Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., in the Zellerbach Playhouse. In 1976 Einstein on the Beach brought together the minimalism of composer Philip Glass with director/designer Robert Wilson’s non-narrative approach to performance to create a work that radically changed expectations about opera. In conjunction with an historic re-staging of Einstein on the Beach, this symposium examines what it takes and what it means to re-create and perform a seminal but rarely-seen work almost forty years after its premier with scholarly and behind-the-scenes reflection. This event is co-sponsored by Cal Performances and the Arts Research Center, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, and The Department of Music at UC Berkeley.
As the final education event, there will be an Artist Talk on Sunday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Zellerbach Playhouse. It will be a unique opportunity to hear from all three creators of Einstein on the Beach: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs.