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Mondavi Center

One Shields Ave., Davis, CA

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Website:
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Featured Event

Leyla McCalla Trio

Acoustic

Cellist Leyla McCalla is known for her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. After forming a new trio, she released "A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey" in early 2016. A New York Times critic described it "string-band music in the digital era, with riffs like loops and allusions to fiddle tunes, dance music and deep gospel." It includes a guest appearance by her former Drops bandmate Rhiannon Giddens.

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• Wed 2/21/18 - Sat 2/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Jolan Friedhoff, Violinist

Classical

Jolán Friedhoff, violin, and Antoinette Perry, piano, will perform the popular Suite Italienne, an arrangement of several movements from Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella, written in 1919 and inspired by music attributed to Baroque composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Less well known, and seldom played, is another work on the program from the 20th century: the Sonata in B Minor by Ottorino Respighi was written in 1917. Despite being a ‘modern’ work, the sonata is written in a fluid, romantic style. A sonatina by Franz Schubert rounds out the program. Jolán and Antoinette met when they were graduate students at the University of Texas, Austin, and have performed together several times, both in Europe and in the USA.

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• Sun 2/18/18 at - 7:00 PM

Open Mic Nights@MC

Open Mic/Music

Hosted by MC CoCo Blossom with DJ Lady Char. Come ready to perform, support friends or just enjoy the show. N

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(530) 754-2787
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• Tue 2/20/18 at - 6:00 PM

Lydian Quartet

Classical

The Lydian Quartet, colloquially known to fellow musicians and composers as “The Lyds,” have earned a reputation as one of the most important quartets for sharing the work of living composers. However, since its founding in 1980, the quartet has ”embraced the full range of string quartet repertory with curiosity, virtuosity, and dedication to the highest artistic ideals of music making.”

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• Fri 2/23/18 at - 7:00 PM

Cudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali

World,World Dance

Enjoy an evening-long voyage into Indonesian culture with Çudamani, one of Bali’s most respected gamelan troupes. On tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, this cultural collective showcases both ceremony and ritual through percussive music made by mallet, kendang and gong, ornate costumes and evocative facial expressions that react and play to the rhythm and soul of the music.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Sat 2/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Curtis Chamber Ensemble: Bernstein

Classical

The Curtis Institute of Music features a special program saluting, as part of his centennial, Leonard Bernstein, certainly one of its most successful former students. The performance includes Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata as played by David Shifrin (one of only two wind musicians to have won the Avery Fisher Prize), plus works by George Gershwin and Aaron Copland (another Curtis alumnus) — all performed by the Curtis Chamber Ensemble, the school’s global touring initiative, arguably containing the most talented student-musicians performing in the world today.

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• Sun 2/25/18 at - 2:00 PM

Eddie Izzard

Stand Up Comedy,Solo Performance

Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard is adored by fans around the world for his lightning quick wit and surreal humor. Critics have described Izzard as everything from the "funniest man in pretty much all of the known universe" to "a human search engine" to "a surrealist maestro of historical and scientific trivia" and "a one-man Monty Python crew."

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• Wed 2/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

West Side Story (1961)

Film

The 1961 Oscar® winning film features music expanded from the original Broadway musical; scenes filmed amongst tenements at the future site of Lincoln Center showcase the ability of cinema to expand beyond the limitations of a traditional theatrical setting. A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story centers the love story of Tony and Maria amidst the warring Manhattan gangs of the Jets and the Sharks and all of the drama that ensues.

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• Fri 3/2/18 at - 7:00 PM

Early Music and Hindustani Vocal Ensembles of UC Davis: Elizabeth and Ackbar

Choral,World

Music was a force of understanding and co-operation between different faiths and ideologies in the courts of two politically astute sixteenth century rulers—Emperor Akbar 1st of India and Elizabeth 1st of England—rulers both known for their use of tolerance as a force to strengthen and build their respective countries into leading forces on an increasingly connected world stage.

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• Sat 3/3/18 at - 7:00 PM

Compania Nacional de Danza: Carmen

Modern,World Dance

Founded in 1979, Compañía Nacional de Danza presents a work that is a statement of its compelling artistic direction. Johan Inger’s "Carmen" is a visionary retelling of mythic and universal elements of passion and violence. Debuting in 2015, and winning the coveted Benois de la Danse prize for choreography in 2016, this contemporary "Carmen" tells the tale through the eyes of a child, with its heroine a courageous and modern woman, the mountains of Ronda reimagined as poor suburbs, the military now senior executives and the bullfighter recast as a movie star.

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• Sat 3/3/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 3/4/18 at - 2:00 PM

Jazz Bands of UC Davis

Jazz

The Jazz Bands of UC Davis will perform works that include Afro-Cuban classics and modern standards in an exciting evening of jazz music.

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• Thu 3/8/18 at - 7:00 PM

The Concert Bands of UC Davis

Classical

The UC Davis Concert Bands perform under the direction of Pete Nowlen.

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• Fri 3/9/18 at - 7:00 PM

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra & Choruses: Jeffrey Thomas, Conductor

Classical,Choral

Jeffrey Thomas leads the University Symphony through a program of works by Mahler, Saint-Saens and Vaughan Williams.

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• Sun 3/11/18 at - 7:00 PM

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

Classical

Joshua Bell returns with the world’s best-known chamber orchestra to perform a new Edgar Meyer commission for violin and orchestra (one composed with Bell in mind), as well as Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The program concludes with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

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• Mon 3/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen

Jazz

The esteemed New York jazz pianist and Grammy nominee Hersch teams up with the equally lauded Israeli clarinet and saxophone player Cohen, who is one of three jazz-playing siblings. In short, two friends come together in an intimate, musical conversation covering the history of modern jazz. Cohen makes music that blends jazz and folk styles from Brazil, New Orleans, New York, Eastern Europe and Israel; Hersch is a revered figure among jazz’s piano elite. His low-key demeanor belies a restless, searching spirit, melodic genius and a distinctive keyboard style that has influenced countless musicians.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Wed 3/14/18 - Sat 3/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

Danu

Irish/Celtic

One of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles, Danú's standing-room-only concerts feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over a decade, Danú’s virtuosi musicians — flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals — have performed around the globe.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Sat 3/17/18 at - 8:00 PM

One Eyed Reilly

Irish/Celtic,Folk,Rock

The Celtic & Americana band from Sacramento performs original songs, Celtic rock, Irish folk, & roots music.

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• Sat 3/17/18 at - 5:30 PM

Yamato -- The Drummers of Japan: Chousensha

World

Since its inception, Yamato has redefined the art of taiko drumming. Hailing from Nara, Japan, these masters put on a spectacular visual performance, combining riveting musicianship and high-energy movement with evocatively designed costumes and a remarkable assortment of wadaiko drums. In Chousensha (“The Challengers”), the drummers express emotions related to overcoming obstacles in their lives by challenging their own limits physically and rhythmically, breathing new life into traditional drumming like never before.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Sun 3/18/18 at - 3:00 PM

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Classical

The Zurich Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, with Daniel Hope treating audiences to Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Bechara El-Khoury’s Unfinished Journey for Violin and String Orchestra (commissioned by Hope for the 10th anniversary of Menuhin’s death) as well as violin concertos from Mendelssohn and Bach. The orchestra is acclaimed for showcasing works from Baroque to Romantic to contemporary.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Mon 3/19/18 at - 8:00 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

Jazz

An unexpected twist: Wynton Marsalis sits out a tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, ceding the stage to jazz piano titan Chick Corea. A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as one of the most nominated artists in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods (and 22 wins), Corea’s irrepressibly melodic playing veers between straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, and all points in between. This musical partnership features arrangements of Corea’s songs by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, as well as well-loved standards.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Wed 3/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

John Cleese & The Holy Grail

Talks/Lectures,Film

Comedy legend John Cleese of Monty Python fame will be touring the U.S. answering questions live on stage following a screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

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(530) 754-2787
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• Wed 3/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

Merima Kljuco & Miroslav Tadic: Aritmia

Classical,World

Discover the pairing of Bosnian-born concert accordionist Merima Kljuco and Miroslav Tadic, an acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins. "Aritmia" explores the musicians’ common roots and shared loves of traditional Balkan and classical music, alongside original works and arrangements of Erik Satie, Manuel de Falla and the mournful music of sevdah — or “Bosnian blues.”

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(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 4/6/18 - Sat 4/7/18 at - 8:00 PM

J.D. Vance

Talks/Lectures,Signing/Readings

Growing up between the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, KY, J.D. Vance found upward mobility from high school to the Marine Corps to Yale Law. But instead of focusing on this trajectory, his No. 1 New York Times bestselling memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" examines the struggle of growing up middle class in these white, working-class towns, while in a larger sense appraises a demographic in decline, fighting to cope with an evolving America. He shares his personal analysis of this culture in crisis.

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• Wed 4/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

The O'Connor Band

Acoustic,Bluegrass,Folk

The O’Connor Band, featuring Grammy Award-winning fiddler Mark O’Connor and his sons, daughter and daughter-in-law, delivers beautiful and thoughtful original vocal songs, classic covers, and sophisticated instrumentals with a fresh, powerful, unprecedented sound that has begun winning over fans of every style from bluegrass to indie folk to Americana.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 4/13/18 at - 8:00 PM

The Mike Justis Band

Folk,Blues,Rock,Acoustic

Hailing from Davis, California, Mike Justis plays Americana, blues, folk, rock music.

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• Fri 4/13/18 at - 6:30 PM

Devendra Sharma & Company: Sultana Daku

Musical,Opera

One of the most popular performance genres of northern India, Nautanki’s rich musical compositions, fine poetry and humorous, entertaining storylines hold a strong influence over north Indian people’s imaginations. "Sultana Daku" depicts the exploits of Sultana, a notorious thief from early 20th-century India who lived in the jungles of Uttar Pradesh with his gang of 300 robbers and his lover, Phulkanwar. This Nautanki is a humorous tale of the cat and mouse chase between Sultana and the British superintendent of police, Freddie Young. Dr. Devendra Sharma brings this century old, extremely popular Nautanki classic to life for a contemporary audience.

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• Sun 4/15/18 at - 2:00 PM

Terence Blanchard Featuring The E Collective

Jazz

The trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, a multiple Grammy-winner, leads his quintet, The E-Collective. Socially conscious music rooted in the Black Lives Matter movement, Blanchard’s debut album with the E-Collective captures how, in his words, “music and art have the power to change hearts and souls.” This electric, fusion-influenced ensemble boasts guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard Jr. and drummer Oscar Seaton, all of whom dedicated "Breathless" to Eric Garner, a New York black man fatally injured in an altercation with police, and cite the music’s healing impact as inspiration to keep playing in urban areas across the country.

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(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 4/20/18 at - 8:00 PM

Open Mic Nights@MC

Open Mic/Music

Hosted by MC CoCo Blossom with DJ Lady Char. Come ready to perform, support friends or just enjoy the show. N

Information:
(530) 754-2787
mondaviarts.org

• Tue 4/24/18 at - 6:00 PM

2018 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition

Special Event

The Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, now in its 14th year, supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth. This year the competition features the Founders Prize in Vocals to U.S.-residents ages 18–22, and the Young Artists Prize to California-resident pianists and instrumentalists ages 12–17. The weekend-long finals celebration includes three events: The All-Stars Concert April 27, featuring YAC alumni in a mixed-repertoire program; The Competition Finals April 28, where talented young musicians from across the country take the stage with their best repertoire before an esteemed panel of judges, competing for cash prizes and a spot in the Young Artists Competition Winners Concert; and the Winners Concert April 29, as Lara Downes hosts the celebratory concert featuring the winners of the competition.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 4/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Pedrito Martinez Group

Latin/Salsa,Funk,Jazz

When the Pedrito Martinez Group takes the stage, a wave of pure energy embraces the audience. A tireless performer, Cuban percussionist and singer Martinez heads a band whose sole mission is to raise the roof and share in the infectious joy of music-making. Martinez has worked with a who’s who of musicians, including Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Sting and Wynton Marsalis, the latter of whom considers Martinez a “genius” and revelation to work with.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
mondaviarts.org

• Wed 4/25/18 - Sat 4/28/18 at - 8:00 PM

2018 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition

Special Event

The Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, now in its 14th year, supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth. This year the competition features the Founders Prize in Vocals to U.S.-residents ages 18–22, and the Young Artists Prize to California-resident pianists and instrumentalists ages 12–17. The weekend-long finals celebration includes three events: The All-Stars Concert April 27, featuring YAC alumni in a mixed-repertoire program; The Competition Finals April 28, where talented young musicians from across the country take the stage with their best repertoire before an esteemed panel of judges, competing for cash prizes and a spot in the Young Artists Competition Winners Concert; and the Winners Concert April 29, as Lara Downes hosts the celebratory concert featuring the winners of the competition.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
mondaviarts.org

• Sat 4/28/18 at - 10:00 AM
• Sun 4/29/18 at - 2:00 AM

Vladimir Feltsman, Pianist

Classical

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and commanding musicians of our time. In 2017, Feltsman embarked on a three-year project — "Connections, Influences and Inspirations" — featuring an annual performance that explores the ways in which some of the greatest composers for the keyboard drew on the work of those who came before. This first performance of the project will focus on the work of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Wed 5/2/18 at - 8:00 PM

Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano, & Jason Vieaux, Guitar

Classical

The pairing of Grammy-winners Sasha Cooke and Jason Vieaux casts extraordinary magic out of just voice and guitar. Each artist has built a distinct career: Vieaux boasts a wide-ranging discography and his own school of classical guitar; Cooke has thrived with her acclaimed interpretations of Mahler as well as an ongoing commitment to new music. This evening builds on their debut at Music@Menlo in a program that veers toward intimacy, with a distinctly Spanish flair.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 5/4/18 at - 8:00 PM

Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Latin/Salsa,Jazz

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra thrives on cross-cultural collaboration and cutting-edge improvisation. A regular Sunday-night gig at New York’s famed Birdland has helped hone the group’s tight ensemble runs, stirring dynamics and impeccable sense of swing. Multi-Grammy Award–winner, pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, the son of Cuban trumpeter Chico O’Farrill, has been hailed by The New York Times as “a magnificent player ... sharp, splashy, and driving.”

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Fri 5/11/18 at - 8:00 PM

inDANCE

Experimental,World Dance

Toronto-based South Asian dance company inDANCE was established in 1999 as a vehicle to encompass the entire range of artistic director Hari Krishnan's creative output: choreography, performance, touring and teaching. This company crafts a provocative global view of contemporary Indian dance.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Sat 5/12/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 5/13/18 at - 2:00 PM

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Classical

The New Century Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1992, looks for fresh, exciting ways to present classical music by combining performances of extraordinary quality with innovative programming.

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Wed 5/16/18 at - 8:00 PM

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

Classical

Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has since received some of the world’s most prestigious recording awards. After a one-year interlude, the symphony returns to the Mondavi Center, this time under the baton of maestro David Robertson. Pianist Kirill Gerstein, the sixth recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award, accompanies the symphony, performing Brahms’ emotionally surging Piano Concerto No. 1, alongside Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Brett Dean’s "Engelsflügel."

Information:
(530) 754-2787
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• Thu 5/24/18 at - 8:00 PM