UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Short nameUCBSO
Founded1923 (1923)
Concert hallHertz Hall
Music directorDavid Milnes

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra of the University of California, Berkeley. It was founded in 1923, and is currently under the direction of David Milnes.[1] Its home concert hall is Hertz Hall on the university's campus.[2]

The orchestra has been party to masterclasses with conductors including Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Muti,[3] and Esa-Pekka Salonen.[4][5] The orchestra has premiered many pieces by Berkeley composers.[4]


  1. ^ "UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra". Music.berkeley.edu. February 27, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Calendar". Orchestra.berkeley.edu. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Podcast: Student musicians learn from a master". Berkeley News. October 18, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "About". Orchestra.berkeley.edu. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Knobel, Lance (October 7, 2016). "The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend". Berkeleyside.com. Retrieved August 28, 2019.