UC Berkeley Department of Music: Kaija Saariaho, Bloch Lectures

The Department of Music presents its Bloch lecture series for Fall 2015.

World-renowned composer Kaija Saariaho will be in residence in the Department of Music during the fall 2015 semester. In addition to master classes and private lessons with student composers, she will participate in a number of appearances, including five public Bloch Lectures featuring conversations with several of her distinguished collaborators.

Five lectures in this series will be presented at UC Berkeley:

  • Monday, October 12, 8-9:30 pm. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. “Secret Gardens and Public Persona:“ Kaija Saariaho in conversation with UC Berkeley’s Matias Tarnopolsky, Mary Ann Smart, and Edmund Campion
  • Wednesday, October 21, 8-9:30pm. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. “Making Music,  Sharing Music:” Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Susanna Mälkki, cellist Anssi Karttunen, UC Berkeley’s David Milnes and Matias Tarnopolsky
  • Wednesday, October 28, 8-9:30 p.m., Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. “Intuition, Collaboration, Discovery:” Kaija Saariaho in conversation with flutist, Camilla Hoitenga and UC Berkeley’s Matias Tarnopolsky.
  • Friday, October 30, 3-5pm, 125 Morrison Hall, Elkus Room, UC Berkeley.“From the Avant-Garde through IRCAM, to the Present Moment:” Kaija Saariaho in conversation with composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière and
    UC Berkeley’s Adrian Freed, Edmund Campion, and Deirdre Loughridge.
  • Friday, November 6, 3-5pm, 125 Morrison Hall, UC Berkeley. “Continuing Thoughts on Music:” Kaija Saariaho in conversation with Jennifer Koh and UC Berkeley’s Matias Tarnopolsky.

These events are free and open to the public.

Click the following link for a full schedule of lectures and related events, both on and off campus: Bloch Lectures and Related Events Schedule.

Visit the UC Berkeley Department of Music’s Events Calendar here.

Ms Saariaho’s residency and guests are made possible by the Department of Music, in collaboration with the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley, The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, and Cal Performances.