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January 2019

Rhonda Rider
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

Composer Yu‐Hui Chang asks, "How does one capture the grandeur of the Grand Canyon with one cello?”

Las Cafeteras & Villalobos Brothers
  • Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Las Cafeteras, the “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip hop, beat music, cumbia and rock,” (Los Angeles Times) are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. The Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical. 

Lara Downes and Theo Blackmann
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

Pianist Lara Downes and vocalist Theo Bleckmann present a duo cabaret showcasing the music of Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and Kurt Weill. In Our Time is nostalgic yet timeless, and infused with the magnetic charisma for which Downes and Bleckmann are recognized. 

The Cut
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Like John Ford’s sweeping historical dramas, The Cut follows the journey of one father’s search through several continents for his two daughters after they are separated during the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Open Mic Nights@MC
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for a quarterly Open Mic Night. Presented in partnership with campus group Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) and the Mondavi Center for UC Davis students and community youth. Sign-ups: 5:30-6PM  |  Open Mic: 6-9PM

André Mehmari
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

The trios of Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau—to whom Brazilian pianist André Mehmari is often likened—provide evidence of the power of piano trio alchemy. Mehmari now brings forth his trio – bassist Neymar Dias and drummer Sérgio Reze – to explore the work of Clube de Esquina.

February 2019

J.P. Jofre
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Piazzolla: Tangazo
Pablo Ortiz: Bandoneón Concerto with J.P. Jofre
Jofre: Tangodromo
Ginastera: Dances from the Ballet Estancia  

Empyrean Ensemble: California Tableaux
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

An hour-long program of contemporary chamber music written by European composers over the last two years—

Johannes Kreidler: The Impossibility of Consciously Experiencing the Moment of Falling Asleep [Short Film]

Douglas Abrams
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Douglas Abrams was the perfect person to capture the shared compassionate, hopeful outlook of Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Especially moving for the Campus Community Book Project selection committee was the book’s potential for addressing mental health and well-being topics within a larger discussion on community building.  

"The Sound of Music" Sing-a-Long-a Film
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews Academy Award-winning musical film in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along to the glorious Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

7 Fingers Cirque
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

With the 7 Fingers’ Reversible, be prepared for the best in contemporary circus: moments of pure grace yielding to rushes of adrenaline, as a cast of multitalented performers travel through time and space. 

Curtis On Tour
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

Curtis on Tour brings us an ensemble of four vocalists from the Curtis Opera Theatre in a program of operatic favorites. This Valentine’s Day event is packed with arias, duets and ensemble pieces, as well as gems from the Great American Songbook and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.

Veronica Swift with Benny Green Trio
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Veronica Swift is a fearless performer who displays deep and pure musicality in her singing and scatting. Her interplay with her fellow musicians is a hallmark of her talent; here she is matched with the remarkable hard bop pianist Benny Green and his trio. 

March 2019

“We Shall Overcome” Featuring Damien Sneed – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Five astounding singers and a quartet of musicians led by music director Damien Sneed bring together songs from Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway, as well as traditional spirituals to evoke the inspirations, struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists and defenders. 

Russian National Orchestra
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

The RNO has been described as “a living symbol of the best in Russian art” (Miami Herald). This return engagement features an all-Rachmaninoff program, with pianist George Li tackling the remarkable “Rach 2”. 

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