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UCBSO Central European Tour - Summer 2020

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UCBSO Central European Tour - Summer 2020

UCBSO is going on Tour!


Orchestra members pose for a photo in Spain

The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is embarking on a tour to Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Bratislava in the Summer of  2020! We are commissioning four new works by UC Berkeley composers to present in each city. We will not only demonstrate the latest developments in music technology and composition, but also showcase the artistic achievements of UC Berkeley students through our standard repertoire. The orchestra's past tours to Central Europe and Spain were met with enthusiastic audiences and international acclaim. It's sure to be an unforgettable experience.


The Orchestra:


UCBSO performs for a full house in Valencia, 2017

With its 90-year history, the UCBSO is the longest standing orchestra in the UC system. It is comprised of 120 UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and members of the community. Our purpose is to provide unique and innovative programming to the campus and the Bay Area, performed with astonishing intensity by students in all disciplines, including science, technology, and medicine. Now, the Orchestra will share this purpose with global audiences as well. The work of the UCBSO exemplifies the outstanding depth of musical achievement from the students of an already internationally renowned university. 


The diversity of our members is what makes this group a special and vital part of our community. The ensemble provides the community with excellent performances of difficult repertoire despite most of the musicians focusing on academic fields outside of music. The orchestra is full of accomplished undergraduate and graduate students working in all fields. Even so, every member attends bi-weekly rehearsals prepared to work diligently on our repertoire, driven by a shared sense of community and love for music. While our members are improving the world with their personal research, our orchestra is improving our community by making it a more inclusive and united space through music.


Why We're Asking for Your Help:


Concertmaster Billy Fang takes a bow

Many of our students do not have the financial means to cover the cost of this tour. We are fundraising to offset the financial burdens of participation for our student musicians. Donor contributions can ensure that none of our students miss this tour due to a lack of resources, and they will all learn and grow from this unique opportunity.


With your contribution, you are directly supporting a student’s participation in next summer’s tour.

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Our way
of Thanking You


Your Name in Lights!

We'll add your name to our program books for the rest of this season to recognize your support.

25 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Exclusive Concert Recording

You'll get an exclusive recording of one of this season's concerts, plus a shoutout in one of our project updates.

25 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Access to pre-receptions!

You'll be invited to one of our pre-concert receptions, where you can enjoy great conversation with our members, in addition to all of the above perks!

17 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Join us Behind-the-Scenes

You'll have VIP access to a closed rehearsal and seating on stage in your favorite section of the orchestra, plus all of the above perks!

9 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Backstage Tour

Join David and our students on a backstage tour of Hertz Hall, including a visit to the organ loft, plus you'll enjoy all of the above perks!

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Invitation to see your impact!

You'll be invited to a special reception with scholarship recipients–the students whose trip YOU made possible, plus all of the above perks!

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Be Our Guest!

You'll be invited as our special guest to our Benefit Event on April 19, 2020, plus all of the above perks.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019
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