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May 2018

Jazz Bands of UCD
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Jazz Bands of UC Davis will perform works that include Afro-Cuban classics and modern standards in an exciting evening of jazz music.

June 2018

Concert Bands of UC Davis
  • Friday, June 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
with Richard Glazier, piano

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

with Devon Bradshaw, violin

Mozart: "Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben" from Zaide
with Mira Huang, soprano
Co-Winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition

St. John Passion
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Kyle Stegall, tenor (evangelist)
Elizabeth Nitzan, soprano
Michelle Lajeunesse, alto
Michael Jankoskey, tenor
Daniel Yoder, bass (Pontius Pilate)

Matilda Hofman, conductor

University Chorus
  • Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

A program of American traditional and spirituals, as well as James Whitbourn’s Luminosity, featuring Ellen Ruth Rose, viola, Rita Sahai, tanpura, and Don Scott Carpenter, organ

August 2018

Punch Brothers
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Punch Brothers are the acoustic quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher.  Says the Washington Post, "With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart."

September 2018

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Lyle Lovett has a gift for storytelling. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals” (Financial Times), featuring extraordinary dancers Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Jared Grimes interpreting everything from snakes to chickens.


Callas in Concert
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Callas in Concert celebrates Maria Callas’ enduring power, drama and beauty through a cinematic experience. Be among the first to witness this groundbreaking digital and laser holographic technology and toast the legacy of one of the 20th century’s great artists.

Alexander String Quartet
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 1 and  2 on this program.  

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 1 and 2 on this program.  

October 2018

Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm

Rising Stars of Opera has featured vocal artistry, stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow; and every ticket has been free to the public thanks to Barbara K. Jackson. This year we celebrate our dear friend’s 100th birthday with an evening sure to contain a few surprises.

I'm with her
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

For Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, what began as an impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado, became the spark that formed I’m With Her, sending the trio of Americana multi-instrumentalists on a worldwide tour. 

Preet Bharara
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

During his tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors” (The New York Times), with a special focus on big banks, terrorists, hedge funds and public corruption.

Marquis Hill Blacktet
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm

The first thing you note about trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is his tone: warm, precise and so unlike the brittle winters in his hometown of Chicago. His Blacktet provides the power and drive to underpin a font of melodic and rhythmic ideas that embrace hard bop, R&B, hip hop and soul.



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