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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm, Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00pm, Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Since his youth, André Mehmari’s musical sensibility has known no borders, freely flowing between Frédéric Chopin, Scott Joplin and Ernesto Nazareth. Working between Brazilian music, classical and jazz, the pianist and composer has forged a language of tremendous expressive power.  

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:00pm, Friday, March 1, 2019 - 8:00pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Veronica Swift is a fearless performer who displays deep and pure musicality in her singing and scatting. Her interplay with her fellow musicians is a hallmark of her talent; here she is matched with the remarkable hard bop pianist Benny Green and his trio. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm, Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, an artist whose barrier-breaking performances have taken him around the world, collaborates with renowned pianist and composer Vijay Iyer in a program that defies definition featuring pieces by Iyer, Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, J. S. Bach, Ravi Shankar, Billy Strayhorn and others. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm, Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:00pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:00pm, Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:00pm

Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic, instrumental setting. Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. 

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm, Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am, Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm

Celebrating its 15th year, the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition (YAC) supports young artists in the early stages of their careers, providing scholarships to further their musical studies as well as valuable performance opportunities to encourage their artistic growth. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm, Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:00pm, Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00pm

Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints started as a series of conversations on Facebook and has since evolved into an immersive play from Abbey Theatre of Dublin. Pull up a stool in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Pub and listen in as two men, over a couple of pints, chew the fat and set the world to rights. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 5 and 6 on this program. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join the Alexander String Quartet as they explore the complete string quartets of Shostakovich over two seasons, performing Quartets 5 and 6 on this program. 

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