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January 2020

Tord Gustavsen Trio - Mondavi Center - Jan 22-25, 2020
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00pm

Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen creates lyrical, stripped-down music that is deceptive in its simplicity. On his recent album, The Other Side, Gustavsen returns to the piano trio setting, expanding its repertoire with new compositions as well as arrangements of J.S. Bach chorales and traditional Scandinavian hymns.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Mondavi Center - Jan 25, 2020
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:00pm

Israeli-born Pinchas Zukerman leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as both conductor and violin soloist in a program featuring Bruch’s violin concerto and Brahms’ first symphony, a piece the composer labored over for 14 years as he wrestled with the impact of Beethoven. 

Samin Nosrat - Mondavi Center - Jan 29
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

Samin Nosrat's New York Times bestselling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking won the 2018 James Beard General Cookbook of the Year, and a documentary series based on the book is now streaming on Netflix.

Quince - Pitzer Center - 1-30-20
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Two new vocal quartets by Taproot Festival Composer Fellows, a new work by a UC Davis Graduate Student in Music, and others.

Liz Pearse, soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo-soprano
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

Joey Alexander - Mondavi Center - Jan 31, 2020
  • Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00pm

Joey Alexander’s first appearance at the Mondavi Center introduced local audiences to an artist wise beyond his years, yet still fully enmeshed in the wonder of creative discovery. Born in 2003 in Bali, Alexander moved to New York City in 2014, where he has experienced one of the most ascendant c

Spektral Quartet - Mondavi Center - Jan 31 & Feb 1, 2020
  • Friday, January 31, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:30pm

In conjunction with the UC Davis Department of Music’s Taproot Composition Festival, the Mondavi Center presents Spektral Quartet.

February 2020

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra - Mondavi Center - 2-1-20
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Jean Ahn: The Woven Silk with Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum
Christian Baldini:  Unequal Freedom with Soo Yeon Lyuh
Ravel: La Valse

Circa - Mondavi Center - Feb 4-9, 2020
  • Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, February 7, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

Under the direction of circus visionary Yaron Lifschitz, Circa brings its newest concept, Humans, to the Jackson Hall stage.

Zofo Piano Duet: "ZOFOMOMA" - Pitzer Center - 2-14-20
  • Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

The ZOFO-MOMA Live Concert Experience unfolds as an aurally and visually stunning walking tour through a virtual museum of modern art. Against an ever-changing backdrop of contemporary paintings, 15 new ZOFO-commissioned duet compositions are revealed throughout the 72-minute continuous performance.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Mondavi Center - Feb 15, 2020
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

South Africa’s musical ambassador to the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the world’s greatest and most popular a cappella vocal ensembles.

The Wizard of Oz - Feb 22 - The Pitzer Center at UC Davis
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

The 1939 award-winning film (Best Score and Best Song Academy Awards) is a perennial favorite that has been meticulously restored.

Petrichor - Feb 22, 2020
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 6:00pm

The long-awaited return of Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils, Somersault showcases a band in bloom. Charting into new musical territory with a refined songwriting style, it’s an album that captures flashes of life in New York grounded in personal experience.

Shanghai Ballet - Mondavi Center - Feb 23, 2020
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Shanghai Ballet has canceled the entirety of its west coast tour of Giselle.
5 Soldiers - Mondavi Center - Feb. 26-28, 2020
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:00pm

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life tells the stories of five men and women serving on the front line.

L’Ensemble Coclico - Pitzer Center - 2-28-20
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

In a spirit musical and playful, as well as pedagogical, the members of the ensemble share their enjoyment of improvisation through concerts, spectacles and lectures with musical illustrations.



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