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Top Tickets: Feb. 23–March 1

It’s a music and art-filled kind of week.



Nicola Benedetti and the Venice Baroque Orchestra

By Simon Fowler

Music

Nicola Benedetti and the Venice Baroque Orchestra
2/24
Award-winning Scottish-born violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Italian composer Antonia Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the widely acclaimed Venice Baroque Orchestra at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. calperformances.org.

 

Music

Oakland Symphony Presents: Notes from Native America
2/24
This concert explores the music of Native Americans, which includes spoken word, dance, and native instruments. Audiences will experience the rich cultural heritage of the hundreds of tribes that make up this community in a colorful and spiritual concert experience. oaklandsymphony.org.

 

 

 

Art

Iran/U.S.A.
2/25–5/28
St. Mary’s College Museum of Art will be hosting this international exhibition. Making its U.S. debut this program is a compilation of compelling video art and prints of key moments in the politically charged history of the two countries by artist and Chair of the art department Professor Peter Freund. stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

 

The Estate of Diane Arbus

Music

Pinchas Zukerman
2/26
Sit back and enjoy the masterful sounds of multi Grammy-winning musician. Renowned as a violinist, violist, and conductor, Zukerman’s repertoire for the evening will include Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms at the Lesher Center for the Arts. lesherartscenter.org.

 

Art

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning
Through 4/30
View the heretofore unseen photos from the formative years (1956–1962) of this iconic American photographer known for capturing New York’s eccentric and marginalized, from circus performers to transgender people to Fifth Avenue pedestrians, at SFMOMA. sfmoma.org.