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September 2018

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:30pm

Darius Babazadeh is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator who has toured Asia, Europe, Russia and the US with Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Jessica Williams, Xavier Cugat, Mumbo Gumbo, Stan Lunetta, Joe Gilman and Lynyrd Skynyrd. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals” (Financial Times), featuring extraordinary dancers Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Jared Grimes interpreting everything from snakes to chickens.


Callas in Concert
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Callas in Concert celebrates Maria Callas’ enduring power, drama and beauty through a cinematic experience. Be among the first to witness this groundbreaking digital and laser holographic technology and toast the legacy of one of the 20th century’s great artists.

Alexander String Quartet
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 1 and  2 on this program.  

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 1 and 2 on this program.  

October 2018

Barbara K. Jackson Rising Stars of Opera
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm

Rising Stars of Opera has featured vocal artistry, stirring arias and a glimpse at the opera stars of tomorrow; and every ticket has been free to the public thanks to Barbara K. Jackson. 

Mondavi Center GALA
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Please join us for an extraordinary event inspired by the 1930's and 1940's.

All proceeds support the Mondavi Center's education and audience engagement programs.


I'm With Her
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

For Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan, what began as an impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, Colorado, became the spark that formed I’m With Her, sending the trio of Americana multi-instrumentalists on a worldwide tour. 

Preet Bharara
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

During his tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors” (The New York Times), with a special focus on big banks, terrorists, hedge funds and public corruption.

Marquis Hill Blacktet
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm

The first thing you note about trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill is his tone: warm, precise and so unlike the brittle winters in his hometown of Chicago. His Blacktet provides the power and drive to underpin a font of melodic and rhythmic ideas that embrace hard bop, R&B, hip hop and soul.

TASTE 2018
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Boasting an array of local and regional wineries, breweries, eateries and live music, TASTE is the Robert Mondavi Institute's annual fundraising event.

Julie Fowlis
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm

Julie Fowlis is one of the preeminent modern interpreters of traditional Gaelic songs and a deeply knowledgeable scholar of Highland and Gaelic culture. Her latest album, alterum, is a continued exploration of those storied traditions and further evidence of her unique gift.

Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Globally renowned as the ultimate interpreter of the classical flute repertoire, Sir James Galway is a consummate performer whose appeal transcends musical boundaries. An accomplished flutist, Lady Jeanne Galway continues to grace the international platforms with her virtuosity. One of the leading flute soloists of the decade, Lady Galway brings to the audience her unique style and elegance.

Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
  • Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

20th‐ and 21st‐Century compositions for oboe and percussion by UC Davis faculty member Kyle Bruckmann.

SFJAZZ Collective
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

The SFJAZZ Collective packs intelligence, humor, virtuosity and emotion into every performance. The all-star octet will perform fresh arrangements of songs by bossa nova master Antônio Carlos Jobim alongside their own original compositions.



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