By: Lisa Mezzacappa
Make no mistake, Michela Marino Lerman's role in Mwenso and the Shakes is not a novelty act. Lerman is a critical member of the band.
Below, Joshua Bell shares the harrowing tale of how the Huberman violin came to be his! Hear him play it live with pianist Alessio Bax on November 2, 2019 at the Mondavi Center.
The songs performed by Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone and Jonathan Ware, piano, also required dual efforts to compose. This program features several works by composer Franz Schubert set to the texts of Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.
Read on to learn more about Schubert, Goethe, and their relationship.
Devon Bradshaw is concertmaster for the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. She began playing with the orchestra as a UC Davis student and graduated in 2017 with a double major: a B.S. in statistics and a B.A. in music.
This season, the Mondavi Center is thrilled to present year two of our three-year series of performances with pianist Vladimir Feltsman.
What is “jazz”?
And why is it important?
Read on for thoughts on this seemingly unanswerable question published in our Gateway magazine.
"If you are like me when it comes to certain orchestras, such as the one we have the pleasure of hearing on April 6, you may ask yourself: How does something earn the title of 'royal'?" UC Davis musicology Ph.D. student Jonathan Minnick shares a history lesson about how ensembles earn this special designation.
Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens present an adventurous program that travels well outside the classical canon. In the inaugural issue of the Mondavi Center magazine, Gateway, Capital Public Radio's morning classical host Kevin Doherty (an operatic tenor himself) shares some provocative thoughts about the state of classical music, the canon and how diversity and a focus on living composers pays the ultimate respect to Beethoven’s legacy of innovation.