On November 10,11, & 12 (Fri & Sat at 8 p.m., Sun at 2) the EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS will hold the grand opening of their performance space dedicated to Contemporary Art. The space, at 1819 10th Street, (near Hearst ST., in Berkeley), was formerly the Finnish Hall, built in 1906 for the community activities of Finnish immigrants.
All of the artists performing in these three opening concerts are donating their time. A partial list of performers includes: Jonathan Albert, Charles Amirkhanian, David Behrman, Jacques Bekaert, Hawley Adams-Currans, Helen Dannenberg, Theresa Dickenson, Anthony Gnazzo, Joanne lane and Voix Celeste.
Also George Lewis, Gordon Mumma, Music for All Occasions (Erv Denman, Syble Glebow, Jim Guzzetta, Ron Heglin, and Kay Soto), David Shein, Doug Skinner Allan Strange and the Electric Weasle Ensemble, and Betty Wong. EBCPA intends to host a series of events as well as make the space available to other performers at reasonable rates. Facilities include a 1,000 square foot dance studio with bars and mirrors, and a 2,400 square foot auditorium with a refinished maple floor and raked stage.
Jim Guzzetta, employed by EBCPA through Berkeley CETA, will be the house manager. In spite of the great need for such a facility in the East Bay, this CETA position is the only grant or other grant-like assistance EBCPA has for this project.
Tickets for the series of three opening concerts are $7.50, or $3.00 for any single event. PAS vouchers accepted. For more information write, or call 841-3100. p.6