- Music Director: Ming Luke; Julia Morris, Assistant Conductor; Matthew DePasquale, Conducting Apprentice; Margaret Martin, Conducting Apprentice
- Works: Dvořák, Svatební košile (The Spectre’s Bride)
Soloists: Julia Metzler, soprano; Christian Ketter, tenor; André Chiang, baritone
Venue: Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley
Stories about our fall 2018 season:
A Painting inspired by The Spectre’s Bride- My granddaughter Emma Clarke has been coming to our concerts for the last 4 years. She has always been very creative and recently started carrying a small paint set with her.
Concert Video: Antonín Dvořák, The Spectre’s Bride- BCCO's January 5, 2019 performance of Antonín Dvořák’s The Spectre's Bride.
On Dvořák and The Spectre’s Bride- Recorded at a Monday night rehearsal of the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra, as we prepare for this exciting concert!
Julia Morris, Assistant Conductor- Julia Morris is our always smiling, energetic new assistant conductor, who joined our Conductor Mentoring Program in fall of 2018.
Dvořák, The Spectre’s Bride: A Border Crossing- These spaces that cross over the boundaries of our usual life are often referred to as “liminal.” Often they represent the first phase of a process that may take us somewhere new and unexpected, then back to the place we started, with a difference.
The Spectre Groom is Everywhere- I’ve been asking myself why people in the nineteenth century would have gone to listen to a piece like The Spectre’s Bride. One answer to my question was that people wanted an exciting evening out with a few thrills and shivers, accompanied by Dvorak’s great music.
The Spectre’s Wedding Shirts, by Karel Jaromir Erben- The wedding shirt is both tangible and mysterious, and it carries metaphoric weight from start to finish. It also reflects the realities surrounding women’s roles in society and the attention to the fabric arts throughout history.
The Spectre’s Bride, X-Rated- Soprano Kitty Hughes explores the yearning for love and the race toward death that are knitted together through the maiden’s unfulfilled longings in Dvorak’s The Spectre’s Bride.