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.
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.
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.
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.
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.