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 is the longest-standing new music series in Berkeley.