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December 2019

Danu - Mondavi Center - Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

The cracking Irish band Danú returns to the Mondavi Center with special guests for An Emerald Isle Christmas, celebrating the holiday, as well as Danú’s 25th anniversary, in time-honored Irish fashion.

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 12 and 13 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 12 and 13 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.

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Featuring a 40-piece orchestra of top area players, along with popular local singers, musicians, celebrities and George Holden's Psychedelic Liquid Lights Live Cinema Show, The Beatles 1968 White Album will be presented live in its entirety.

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.

Quince - Pitzer Center - 1-30-20
  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm

Two new vocal quartets by Taproot Festival Composer Fellows, a new work by a UC Davis Graduate Student in Music, and others.

Liz Pearse, soprano
Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo-soprano
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, soprano
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

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

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra - Mondavi Center - 2-1-20
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Jean Ahn: The Woven Silk with Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum
Christian Baldini: New Work with Soo Yeon Lyuh
Ravel: La Valse

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 Jackson Hall stage.



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