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March 2022

Woman dancing in the desert
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 8:30pm
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 8:30pm

Kinetech Arts combines the work of dancers, scientists and digital artists to create innovative and socially responsible performances. Its piece PASSAGE is an immersive experience that explores the relationship between entropy and time through dance, sound and video installations.

Choruses of UC Davis
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Paul Dresher and Joel Davel playing instruments on stage.
  • Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

Performing live on a pair of huge invented musical instruments, the duo of acclaimed composer, performer & instrument inventor Paul Dresher and percussionist-extraordinaire Joel Davel consistently generates "an exciting sense of mystery and surprise." (Portland Press Herald

Joshua Bell poses with his instrument, looking directly at the camera.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.

Ballet Folklórico de México, wearing vibrant dresses, dance on stage.
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 - 7:30pm

In 2022, Ballet Folklórico de México will return to the United States for an extended multi-city tour featuring renewed performances of the company’s classic choreography. Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era.

Profile photo of Matthew Whittaker.
  • Friday, March 25, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Hammond B3 organ speaks a language all its own, one that’s rooted in the church, but brings jazz, soul, blues and funk along for a dizzying party. It’s no wonder that special reverence is held for those musicians that truly master the instrument.

Meow Meow poses for the camera.
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 7:30pm

It might not be too much to say that a Meow Meow cabaret performance is a life-changing event. Named one of the “Top Performers of the Year” by The New Yorker, the spectacular crowd-surfing tragi-comedienne has been called a “diva of the highest order” (New York Post), but one whose insecurities are always simmering just below the surface.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 7:30pm

Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. In 2020, Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of seven books. 

April 2022

Sinfonia Spirituosa
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - 7:00pm

Program to be announced.

Heather McGhee glances back at camera with trees in the background.
  • Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 7:30pm

A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller  The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone.

  • Friday, April 8, 2022 - 7:00pm

Zach Sheets, flute
Wei-Han Wu, piano
with a special pre-concert talk by Professor Carol A. Hess

Ashwini Bhat and Forrest Gander pose next to their art installation.
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:00am
  • Friday, May 6, 2022 - 3:00pm

In Ritual Encounters the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre is reconfigured as a kind of temple that celebrates the secular, sacred environment of Mount Tamalpais. Visitors to this installation are invited to circle in a ritual walk ceramic monuments and biomorphic sculptures that are ringed by dirt mandalas that are themselves edged with hems (hymns) of words.

Christopher Taylor smiles looking down at piano.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 2:00pm
  • Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00pm

Legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz called the Liszt Transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies “the greatest works for the piano.” Who better than pianist Christopher Taylor, an innovative musician acclaimed as "seemingly possessed of superhuman powers" (Los Angeles Times), to tackle these demanding, illuminating works over four concerts.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 7:00pm

Oscar Strasnoy: Kuleshov (Piano Concerto) U.S. Premiere
    with Ryan McCullough
Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique
Jimmy López Bellido: Fiesta: Four Pop Dances for Orchestra

Valencia Baryton Project
  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 3:00pm

Michael Sand and Angelo Moreno, directors
Program to be announced.



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