Music Director Joana Carneiro didn't conduct the Berkeley Symphony during last year's season — she was pregnant with triplets, at her home in Portugal. But on Oct. 5 at Zellerbach Hall, she marks her return with a typically ambitious program, including a world premiere cello concerto by the young Australian composer William Gardiner, featuring Berkeley born cellist Tessa Seymour. Gardiner was mentored by Berkeley composer John Adams, so it's a nice touch that the program also features Adams' 1988 work Fearful Symmetries. So Berkeley, and so good. Details here.
Music Director Joana Carneiro Returns to the Berkeley Symphony
Joana Carneiro leads the Berkeley Symphony in a program featuring a world premiere by composer William Gardiner. (Photo: David Weiland/Berkeley Symphony)