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October 2018

Company Wang Ramirez
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works that are deeply rooted in hip hop and street culture, but also thrive on blending different artistic traditions to enlightening artistic effect. Borderline is a series of stunning and intimate vignettes about human relationships, love and hate, joy and sorrow, and how the dialogue between technique and creativity takes flight.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Inspired at a young age to rescue the historic dance traditions of Mexico, Amalia Hernández founded the Ballet Folklórico de México in 1952 with the goal of sharing the beauty of the universe in motion through Mexican dance.

Cirque Mechanics
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Inspired by the traditional diameter of a circus ring, 42FT showcases the timelessness of this evolving art form. Be amazed by a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists in a story full of the lore of the one-ring circus!

Open Mic Nights@MC
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Join us in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for a quarterly Open Mic Night. Presented in partnership with campus group Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) and the Mondavi Center for UC Davis students and community youth. Sign-ups: 5:30-6PM  |  Open Mic: 6-9PM

November 2018

Nobuntu
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

This exhilarating female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe present luminous shows that feature a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean music, Afro jazz and gospel. Pure voices, minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments and authentic dance promote positive change through the unifying power of music. 

Igor Levit, piano
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 - 8:00pm

Igor Levit has established himself as “one of the essential artists of his generation” (The New York Times). His debut recital at the Mondavi Center features a program rich with thematic interconnections and virtuosity. 

Akram Khan Company
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Using a magical mix of dance, text, visuals and sound, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in the modern world and promises to be a thrilling and poignant dance theater experience for families to enjoy together. 

Sammy Miller and The Congregation
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

Sammy Miller and The Congregation make music that entertains and enriches—but most of all, uplifts. The group’s onstage antics add an extra dash of uplift to a style of music they like to call joyful jazz. Fans of The Hot Sardines and Jon Batiste should not miss this Mondavi Center debut. 

Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Violinist Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of classical music for more than four decades.  In the words of The Herald (Glasgow) “His sound is utterly inimitable … And the molten gold that streams from the instrument is completely breathtaking.” 

Czech Philharmonic 
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

For over a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. Semyon Bychkov leads an all-Tchaikovsky evening featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein performing the original, less-bombastic, more lyrical version of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor. 

Joan Baez
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

“I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album (Whistle Down The Wind) of which I am truly proud,” says Joan Baez. “I welcome the opportunity to share this new music as well as longtime favorites with my audiences around the world.”  

Paula Poundstone
  • Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm

With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians.

December 2018

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

Brown, a former dancer with Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE, leads her troupe through dazzling excavations of ancestral stories with a keen sense of theatricality, gutsy moves and deep musicality. This program features Mr. TOL E. RAncE (2012); excerpts from BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015) and ink (2017); and New Second Line

ASQ
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 3 and 4 on this program. 

ASQ
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 3 and 4 on this program. 

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