We were able to pose a few questions to the 23-year-old about his brief but jam-packed journey thus far. Hear Li perform Rachmaninoff’s famed Concerto No. 2 with the Russian National Orchestra and music director Mikhail Pletnev at the Mondavi Center on March 2, 2019.
No matter what languages we speak, we will never speak them all—and that’s when we let music do the talking.
It’s time for a test of your ability to speak “tech.”
Barn doors? Donuts? Top Hats? - Do you know these theater terms? Read on to learn more.
Julie Fowlis is one of the preeminent modern interpreters of traditional Gaelic songs and a deeply knowledgeable scholar of Highland and Gaelic culture. Her latest album, alterum, is a continued exploration of those storied traditions and further evidence of her unique gift.
When you visited Barbara, her first words often would be: “What do you know that’s good?” That would invite an analysis of the Giants’ bullpen, a recent symphony concert at the Mondavi Center or a great new tenor just seen in HD. But, more consistently, what’s good was to be a friend of Barbara’s, a beneficiary of her philanthropy and a fellow music-lover.
Barbara K. Jackson, a founding philanthropist of the Mondavi Center, passed away on September 7, 2018, only a few weeks short of her 100th birthday. Along with Larry and Rosalie Vanderhoef and Robert and Margrit Mondavi, Barbara Jackson helped give life to the dream of a performing arts center on the UC Davis Campus. Her generous gift to name the Center’s largest performance space as Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall played a significant role in launching this great performing arts center.