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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.
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!
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.”
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.