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December 2021

Damien Sneed sitting in front of a Christmas tree.
  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 7:30pm

Joy to the World: A Christmas Musical Journey takes audiences through Damien Sneed’s original arrangements of gospel, jazz and classical favorites.

The members of Alexander String Quartet pose with their instruments.
  • Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 2:00pm

A major artistic presence in its home base of San Francisco, the Alexander String Quartet is equally beloved in its second home, the Mondavi Center. This year the quartet appears with new violist David Samuel joining cellist Sandy Wilson, and violinists Fred Lifsitz and Zakarias Grafilo. All Alexander String Quartet performances will take place in Jackson Hall.

Two musicians playing the violin and one playing the flute.
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 - 7:30pm

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns to the Mondavi Center to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, works that unfailingly provide spiritual fulfillment for music lovers of all faiths and beliefs, inspiring strength at year’s end and a vision of the brightest future.

January 2022

Vasily Petrenko conducting.
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 7:30pm

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Mondavi Center with music director Vasily Petrenko leading a program of English and Russian.

A man looks directly above him at a few pairs of legs, as he balances them on his shoulders.
  • Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:30pm

Virtuosic, next-gen circus ensemble Circa return with a new love letter to humanity. Following their global smash-hit Humans, which appeared at the Mondavi Center in 2019, Humans 2.0 takes full advantage of the proscenium stage to realize the vision of Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

February 2022

Members of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play their instruments on stage.
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 7:30pm

Led by consummate trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and comprised of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been hailed as “the greatest large jazz ensemble working today” by the Chicago Tribune.

Eclipse Quartet
  • Friday, February 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

W. A. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Alejandro Civilotti: Auris (Cello Concerto), World Premiere
     with Eduardo Vassallo, Principal Cello of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Johann Strauss II: Overture to Die Fledermaus

Becca Stevens in a sparkling pink dress.
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 7:30pm

Becca Stevens’s music is grounded in folk and jazz, but moves in unpredictably fascinating directions. Smart lyrics and funky beats topped with her remarkable vocal gifts are hallmarks of her most recent album, WONDERBLOOM, a record that Jazz Magazine described as “sophisticated and sensual pop” and The Mail on Sunday, as “Glamorous… semi-electric pop Prince might approve of”. 

Actress singing.
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

Opera is an artistic medium that articulates and confronts human passions with powerful immediacy. This conviction is what drives Heartbeat Opera’s desire to rejuvenate opera and to transform its recognized masterpieces from venerated relics into freshly challenging encounters. 

Empyrean Ensemble
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 3:00pm

Chris Castro: New Work (World Premiere)
Frederic Rzewski: Coming Together
          with Christian Kiefer, voice

Fran Lebowitz poses in front of a gray backdrop looking directly at the camera.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 7:30pm

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Four dancers wearing all black dance on stage.
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 7:30pm

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence, A Dance Company focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. Through work, Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs.

March 2022

Concert Bands of UC Davis
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 7:00pm
UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

Winner To-be-Announced: Composition Award
Miguel Farías: Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
     with Rachel Lee Priday
     a UCDSO Commission with funds from Ibermúsicas
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8



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