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June 2023

Chase Spruill posing in front of a blue background in a suit.
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 7:00pm

Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1
with Chase Spruill

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Winner of the Concerto Competition

Rodrigo y Gabriela standing behind a gray backdrop wearing dark jackets
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 7:30pm

Grammy Award winning duo Rodrigo y Gabriela grew up on an eclectic mix of classic rock, heavy metal and flamenco, a rare alchemy of influences that still informs their work today. Not long after the dissolution of their first band, the two musicians set off with their acoustic guitars and ended up in Ireland, where they soon ran out of money and began busking on Dublin’s Grafton Street — a turn of events that led to their crossing paths with Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice, who then asked them to open for him at an early headline show. As they developed their distinct breed of guitar music, Rodrigo y Gabriela quickly gained recognition for their extraordinary live show and made their full-length debut with 2002’s re-Foc. Along with turning out 8 additional acclaimed and kaleidoscopic albums over the years: including Area 52 (a 2012 effort made with a Cuban orchestra), 9 Dead Alive (a 2014 release that spotlighted their more rock-leaning sensibilities) and the 2020 Grammy winning Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Mettavolution, the duo has cemented their status as a globally renowned live act.

A saxophonist plays while reading a score; the image is tagged with the words  At Pitzer
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

UC Davis's own Jazz "Big Bands" present songs from the Great American Songbook as well as a few contemporary works and sometimes feature student vocalists too. Tunes by Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and many others are often presented.

Open, Stay production art featuring a sun rising between mountains
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 9, 2023 - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 2:00pm

Open, Stay is a vibrant contemporary musical that explores romance in all forms - from thrilling first encounters to bittersweet goodbyes. 

A member of the choruses sitting on stage
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 7:00pm

Featuring student and community singers from the UC Davis community directed by UC Davis lecturer in music Erik Peregrine, these three choruses present diverse choral repertoire representative of our choral traditions of the past, our present, as well as new and developing traditions. Choruses of UC Davis are comprised of the University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Early Vocal Ensemble.

September 2023

Shakti members stand next to each other in logo shirts
  • Friday, September 8, 2023 - 7:30pm

An unprecedented, transcontinental collaboration, Shakti united eastern and western musicians, and in the process forged the template for what is now called "world music."

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  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 7:30pm

After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based Snarky Puppy suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as a major figure in the jazz world.

October 2023

Samara Joy poses in a red dress in front of a blue ombre background.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 7:30pm

Samara Joy is having a capital-M Moment. In 2023, the young jazz singer from the Bronx earned two Grammy Awards for her first album, Linger Awhile—including a well-deserved win as Best New Artist. But Joy’s resonant, emotionally stirring voice makes accolades afterthoughts.

One person riding a bike, with four other people balanced on top. Two people on the sides have their legs out with toes pointed.
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023 - 2:00pm

Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beautiful efficiency of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the creative team at Cirque Mechanics to create  Zephyr, an emotional, exhilarating tale about the choices humans have made regarding our planet and its resources.

The members of Dreamers' Circus wearing black shirts and standing in front of a sky blue background.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 7:30pm

The young Danish trio Dreamers' Circus draws inspiration from the deep traditions of Nordic folk music and reshapes them into something bright, shiny and new. Featuring Nikolaj Busk, Ale Carr and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (of the Danish String Quartet), Dreamers’ Circus uses its traditional roots as a point of departure, not a straitjacket.

On the left, a photo of Carlos Miguel Prieto conducting above a photo of & Gabriela Montero in a colorful sweater. On the right,
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 7:30pm

Gabriela Ortiz                      Kauymari
Arturo Márquez                   Danzón No. 2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky    Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor
Silvestre Revueltas              La noche de los mayas

lila downs poses on stage while singing
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 7:30pm

Honor the traditions of Día de Muertos with Lila Downs, one of the most influential and representative artists of Mexican music in Latin America.

Julie Fowlis wearing a feather hat.
  • Friday, October 27, 2023 - 7:30pm

For an artist who will forever be known for “Touch the Sky,” the stirring theme song from the Disney/Pixar film Brave, Julie Fowlis is anything but a one-hit wonder.

A black and white image of a mad scientist holding a plug and outlet above their head.
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023 - 2:00pm

Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein.

November 2023

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble standing with their instruments.
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 7:30pm

Henry Purcell (arr. Britten)          Chacony in G Minor, Z. 730 
Carl Nielsen                                    Serenata in vano 
Howard Ferguson                          Octet, Op. 4 
Ludwig van Beethoven                  Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 



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