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December 2019

Pink Martini - Mondavi Center - Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Unparalleled purveyors of a multilingual blend of cosmopolitan sounds, Pink Martini deliver beloved songs from around the globe, and a dash of holiday music to celebrate the season.

January 2020

Alexander String Quartet 3 - Mondavi Center - Jan 5, 2020
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 11 and 12 on this program. 

Alexander String Quartet 3 - Mondavi Center - Jan 5, 2020
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 11 and 12 on this program. 

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman - Mondavi Center - Jan 11, 2020
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Itzhak Perlman visits the Mondavi Center for an evening of stories and music. While his sold-out recitals at the Mondavi Center have been delighting local audiences for more than a decade, this evening will be a new multimedia experience with Perlman sharing stories of his life and career (with a microphone), and performing with his longtime pianist Rohan De Silva.

Badlands - Focus on Film - Mondavi Center at UC Davis - Jan 12, 2020
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 2:00pm

This year’s Focus on Film series presents three films that coordinate with the Campus Community Book Project’s theme of gun violence. The second in the series is the landmark film Badlands. Loosely based on a true story, Badlands is often cited by film critics as one of the greatest and most influential films of all time.

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.

Joey Alexander
  • 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

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 Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.

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.

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.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Mondavi Center - Feb. 29, 2020
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8:00pm

Under the leadership of acclaimed music director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns for an evening of music-making including the fireworks and lyricism of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and only the second Mondavi Center performance ever of Beethoven’s landmark Fifth Symphony.



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