Now in its 12th year, Sonic Harvest delivers vital new works combining music, poetry,
and drama as well as instrumental chamber music. Contributing Directors Ann Callaway,
Peter Josheff, Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens present new and recent work to be
performed in the annual fall festival, in which they themselves often appear as performers
along with some of the finest singers, instrumentalists and conductors in the Bay Area.
Admission is affordable. Programs often include one or more guest composers, and embrace
a range of styles. All concert items, whether complete works or portions of a work in
progress, are given expert, polished performances before enthusiastic audiences. Many
listeners return year after year, eager to partake of the current “crop” of pieces. Sonic
Harvest has achieved prominence as the leading, as well as the longest-standing new music
series in Berkeley.