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COURTESY  PHOTOThe Berkeley Symphony program this week includes choruses from John Adams’ controversial 1991 opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” as well as Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor.

John Adams stands by 'Klinghoffer'

John Adams, America’s most prominent composer since Aaron Copland, was called upon…

COURTESY  PHOTOThe Berkeley Symphony program this week includes choruses from John Adams’ controversial 1991 opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” as well as Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor.
COURTESY EMILY APPELComposer Jake Heggie’s new orchestration of “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire” gets its world premiere at Berkeley Symphony this week.

Jake Heggie brings full orchestra to ‘Camille Claudel’

For San Francisco’s Jake Heggie, as it was for French sculptor Camille…

COURTESY EMILY APPELComposer Jake Heggie’s new orchestration of “Camille Claudel: Into the Fire” gets its world premiere at Berkeley Symphony this week.
COURTESY JUERGEN FRANKViolinist Jennifer Koh is guest soloist for Berkeley Symphony’s season opener this week.

Violinist Jennifer Koh champions contemporary music

Pulitzer-winning composer Virgil Thomson, in his inaugural piece for the New York…

COURTESY JUERGEN FRANKViolinist Jennifer Koh is guest soloist for Berkeley Symphony’s season opener this week.
COurtesy DEBORAH O’GRADYBay Area composer Samuel Adams

Berkeley Symphony premieres Samuel Adams’ violin concerto

Composer Samuel Adams has a blind spot for the most beloved age…

COurtesy DEBORAH O’GRADYBay Area composer Samuel Adams