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School Matinee Series

Thank you to the teachers, schools and homeschoolers who signed up for our 2020–21 Mondavi Center Virtual Events series—and to the performers who shared their artistry with us.

For the 2021–22 school year, we will continue to offer free Virtual Events that can be watched in the classroom. They are timed to celebrate Cultural Heritage months and will be announced throughout the year.

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Recommended for grades K-5

Available February 1-18, 2022

*Access is limited to schools in our 60-mile service area*

Register here

Celebrating Black History Month, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards introduce students to the musical stylings of zydeco, jazz, blues and swing. Fly Through My Window is an interactive concert of African American folk music throughout the centuries. Students venture on a musical journey with Jazzy Ash and her band as they clap, sing, and dance their way through black American history. The songs presented in the show, like “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain,” “Miss Mary Mack,” and “Hambone” (featuring juba master Uncle Devin), are all originally created by regular folks - from nannies, to farmworkers, to school children just like your students! This jazzy, spirited performance is a fun introduction to the musical heritage all Americans share.


Archived 21-22 Events

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Recommended for grades K-6

Available October 11-29, 2021

View Study Guide 

Sewam American Indian Dance Company

Recommended for grades K-6

Available November 8-December 3, 2021

View Study Guide

We plan to offer additional virtual events later in the school year and in-person School Matinees will return to the Mondavi Center in 2022–23. Check back here for updates, or email Jennifer Mast at to be added to a distribution list for future events.

Past 20-21 Events

Black Violin

Recommended for grades 4-12.
This event was available from November 9-December 18, 2020.

Calidanza Mexican Dance and Music

Recommended for grades K-6.
This event was available from January 2020-February 2021.

Dahlak Brathwaite

Adapting History
Recommended for grades 7-12.
This event was available from February-March 2021.

View Study Guides from 2020–21 Virtual Events

View Cue Sheets from 2016–20 Matinees

Thank you to our Arts Education Sponsors

Thank you to our Arts Education Sponsors


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Ruth Rosenberg
Director of Arts Education and Artist Engagement

Jennifer Mast
Business Services and Arts Education Coordinator

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Michael D. Weagraff
Development Manager