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October 2021

Empyrean Ensemble
  • Friday, October 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

Works by UC Davis graduate student composers.

Arturo O'Farrill looking to the side.
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:30pm

For this concert O’Farrill and his special guests tear down musical walls, exploring jazz, classical, Broadway, hip hop and son jarocho

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
  • Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

Aida Shirazi: umbra
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto with Judy Kang

Delfeayo Marsalis smiling at the camera.
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 7:30pm

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is committed to the idea that optimism and progressive musical thought can—and should—coexist in modern New Orleans jazz. The Uptown Jazz Orchestra stretches big band boundaries, playing with a spirit of joy and fun that could only come from the Crescent City.

Blue Heron Ensemble
  • Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:00pm

 The ensemble ranges over a wide repertoire from plainchant to new music, with particular specialities in 15th-century Franco-Flemish polyphony and early 16th-century English sacred music and is committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices.

November 2021

Woman police officer looking up
  • Friday, November 5, 2021 - 7:30pm

Evolve  is a new performance experience that explores the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color.

Christopher Taylor smiles looking down at piano.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

Legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz called the Liszt Transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies “the greatest works for the piano.” Who better than pianist Christopher Taylor, an innovative musician acclaimed as "seemingly possessed of superhuman powers" (Los Angeles Times), to tackle these demanding, illuminating works over four concerts.

Colour of Music Festival
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 7:30pm

The Colour of Music Festival, Inc. presents a diverse classical repertoire of baroque, classical and 20th-century music at the highest of musical standards to diverse audiences nationally.

Eliza Jan Schneider sitting on top of a fire truck..
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:30pm

Dubbed by the press as “Wildly funny and genuinely poignant” Freedom of Speech blends the immediacy of a documentary with the intimacy of Schneider’s hilarious personal narrative to capture a muffled underlying voice of America that we won’t hear anywhere else. 

Berlin PianoPercussion
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Founded in autumn 2008 by internationally-renowned soloists who for many years have championed the interpretation and promotion of contemporary music, Berlin PianoPercussion is an ensemble characterized by the individual and complementary personalities of its members.

Liz Queler reads a book on stage and a woman wearing a white dress sits by a desk behind Liz Queler.
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:30pm
  • Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:30pm

During her father's last years suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, singer and composer Liz Queler discovered a new and unexpected refuge in the words of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Still Will Be Heard is the culmination of that burst of inspiration and renewed creativity. 

Wayang Bali (Indonesian Shadow Puppet Play)
  • Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the world.
 

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

Mathilde Wantenaar: Prélude à une nuit américaine (U.S. Premiere)
Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan
           with Jennifer Reason and Adrián Zaragoza, piano
           in conjunction with the LUCE Conference
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Pamuya jumping in the air during performance.
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Inuit soul music. Tribal funk. However you describe it, a Pamyua performance is a joyful expression of Indigenous culture. Formed in 1995, the group has created its own genre that merges traditional Inuit drumdance melodies with R&B vocal styles.

Veronica Swift looking into the camera.
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 7:30pm

At just 25 years old, Swift has built a résumé that even many late-career jazz singers would envy: tours as a featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chris Botti; a guest collaboration with Michael Feinstein; engagements at A-list clubs like Birdland, Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Jazz Showcase; and gigs at top festivals including Monterey, Montreal and Telluride, where she’s headlined.

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