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February 2023

Nina Totenberg sits in a blue sweater with a copy of her book to the side
  • Friday, February 3, 2023 - 7:30pm

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, The Docket.

Opera singers from SF Opera sit with an inset image of Christian Baldini
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 2:00pm

Since its inception in 2010, 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.

Anton Armstrong leading the choir on stage.
  • Monday, February 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

The St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Anton Armstrong, will perform at Mondavi Arts Center, on Monday, February 6 at 7:00 PM during its 2023 Winter Tour.

Pink Martini dressed up performing in studio
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:30pm

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world—crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop—Thomas Lauderdale founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in his hometown of Portland, Oregon in 1994.

 Becca Stevens looking to the side with magenta dyed hair and a sparkling dress
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 7:30pm

Becca Stevens stretches the boundaries of convention with songs that weave together her classical and Appalachian folk music upbringing and her love of the rich rhythms and harmonies of jazz and world music, enhanced by her skill on multiple string instruments. 

Tig Notaro stands on stage with red shirt and microphone in hand
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 7:30pm

Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favorite on numerous talk shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Ellen. Rolling Stone named her one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time.”

Zach Norris staring at camera in front of blue wall.
  • Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 7:30pm

In his newest book, community leader and lawyer Zach Norris lays out a radical way to shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities.

The cancellor's colloquium mark
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 4:30pm

Chancellor May welcomes Sister Simone Campbell (J.D. '77), a Roman Catholic Sister of Social Service. She is a religious leader, attorney, author and recipient of a 2022 Presidential Medal of Freedom (the United States’ highest civilian honor).

Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez, leaning against their instruments looking off to the side.
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 7:30pm

Grammy-nominated artists Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martinez first worked together on Rodríguez’s 2012 release Invasion Parade.

A member of Yamato is playing their Taiko drum with hair flying up from their head
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 2:00pm

Yamato, one of the premiere Taiko ensembles in Japan, returns to the Mondavi Center celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a new production Hinotori: The Wings of Phoenix. The Wings of Phoenix recognizes the incredible challenges we have faced and, as dawn begins to break in the world, we climb new mountains with determination and confidence.

March 2023

Photo of Ballet Preljocaj’s Swan Lake
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 5:00pm

Wine, food, and the performing arts intersect in a remarkable Gala Evening celebrating 20 years of the highest level of artistry in the Northern California region. 

A  dancer lifts up another dancer who is reclined horizontally on his shoulder
  • Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:00pm

The U.S. Premiere of Blanche Neige (Snow White) was a centerpiece of the Mondavi Center’s 10th Anniversary Season. It also was like nothing else audiences here had ever seen.

A bassoonist plays with music stands in the foreground.
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 7:00pm

The UC Davis Concert Band presents thoughtful works written especially for concert band, and sometimes for film (“My Neighbor Totoro” and “The Polar Express” to name a couple). Constituting members of the UC Davis community from students to graduate students to faculty, the band is proud to represent more than thirty areas of study in its members.

Two members of the Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso standing in front of the red wall.
  • Friday, March 10, 2023 - 7:00pm

Mike Marshall and Choro Famoso bring a bright energy and virtuosity to their concerts, maybe matched only by the Brazilians themselves. Choro is an important musical tradition of Brazil with characteristic Afro-Brazilian rhythms and European popular dance tunes.

The eight members of West-Eastern Divan stand in a performance space holding their instruments
  • Friday, March 10, 2023 - 7:30pm

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Antonin Dvořák:  Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik

George Enescu: Octet in C Major, Op. 7




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