Berkeley Festival & Exhibition 2024

– Derek Tam, Director of Music, First Church Berkeley

Many of you know that our church holds an important place in the East Bay’s classical music scene. One of the signature events that happens on our campus is the biennial Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, which The New York Times has called “a remarkable institution on the American musical scene.”

Since 2020, I’ve been the artistic director of this amazing event, and this year, the festival will be held June 9–16. There are 22 main stage concerts, and one remarkable thing about this year’s Festival is that all concerts are pay-what-you-can! I hope some of you might consider coming to some very amazing concerts!