2013 performances



2012 | 2011 | 2010

  • Sun

    Student Work


    Starry Plough
    3101 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94705

    Playing drums in an afternoon of music and storytelling with Daniel Popsicle, the large creative ensemble led by composer Dan Plonsey and Bay Area K-12 educators sharing stories from the classroom

    free show | all ages | food & bar | homework assistance for math students K thru postDoc

    Composer and high school math teacher Dan Plonsey has set his students’ essays to music, creating a hilarious and heartbreaking song cycle played by his legendary big band. Joined by Bay Area teachers ready to share tales of the classroom, this off-beat First Sundays afternoon combines homework assistance, storytelling, and live performances by Daniel Popsicle from the Student Work oeuvre, with its post-apocalyptic sound evocative of Thai brass bands, Indian wedding bands, ironic Dutch bands, Sun Ra Arkestra, Braxtonian creative music orchestras and junior high bands. Includes a couple pop quizzes for the audience.

    Homework Assistance starts at 4pm
    Music & Storytelling starts at 4:45pm


2012 | 2011 | 2010