Eaglen and Nagano Meet in Berkeley June 21

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Soprano Jane Eaglen and conductor Kent Nagano will perform together for the first time when Eaglen joins Nagano's Berkeley Symphony this week, the orchestra said.

At the June 21 concert, which ends the orchestra's season, Eaglen will sing Berg's Seven Early Songs and the arias "Or sai chi l'onore" and "Non mi dir" from Don Giovanni. The program also include Edmund Campion's Practice, which was premiered by the American Composers Orchestra in March, and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 2, in a performance that will mark the end of Nagano's complete cycle of Schumann's symphonies.

Eaglen, one of the world's leading dramatic sopranos, has sung more than once at the Los Angeles Opera, where Nagano was principal conductor and then music director, but the two apparently never crossed paths.

The concert takes place at Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Tickets are $10 to $54 and are available at www.berkeleysymphony.org.

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