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November 2017

Reduced Shakespeare Company
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

One of the most regrettably overlooked fake news stories of the past year is the discovery of William Shakespeare’s first dramatic work. In the Long Lost First Play, the company weaves the Bard’s most famous characters, greatest lines and magnificent speeches into an entirely new, comic tour de force.

Mariinsky Orchestra
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Mariinsky Orchestra holds a distinguished history as one of Russia’s oldest musical institutions, and one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the world. It makes its Mondavi Center debut conducted by Valery Gergiev and features pianist Daniil Trifonov.

Mayumi Hama
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

2017 marks the 80th birthday of marimba virtuoso, pioneer, and pedagogue, Keiko Abe.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Kudiyattam is the last living representative of the classical, 2000-year-old form of Sanskrit drama. Performances usually last for nights, but this condensed performance hosts two self-contained episodes: the demon Ravana's attack on the moon; and a sequence from Kalidasa's Sakuntala.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

Moses Pendleton and the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX revisit the Mondavi Center, this time bringing the landscape of the American Southwest to life through a new rendition of the troupe’s classic Opus Cactus.

Death with Interruptions
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Based on José Saramago’s novel Death with Interruptions, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

The translator Margaret Jull Costa writes—

IMAGO Theatre
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

IMAGO Theatre has imagined a new fairytale experience that mixes Beauty and the Beast, steampunk aesthetics and automata all on one stage.

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

By skillfully fusing the rhythms of Puerto Rico with the melodic and harmonic complexity of jazz, Palmieri has established himself as a musical innovator whose work is both bold and downright danceable. 

Jazz Bands of UC Davis
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Jazz Bands of UC Davis will perform works that include Afro-Cuban classics and modern standards in an exciting evening of jazz music.


For a free opportunity to listen to one of UC Davis’s jazz combos, come to the Ann E. Pitzer Center

December 2017

Pete Souza
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00pm

The former chief official White House photographer takes us on a visual tour of key moments in Barack Obama’s presidency—and shares his recollections.

Early Music Ensemble
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bach: Aus der Tieffen ruffe ich zu Dir, BWV 131

Alexander String Quartet
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17 (1845)

Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842)

Empyrean Ensemble
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

American music; three composers across three generations, all still alive. The genres range from opera to songs to intimate chamber music—

Derek Keller: California Tableaux, Act I

Alexander String Quartet
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 7:00pm

Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17 (1845)

Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, op. 44 (1842)

UC Davis Concert Band
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Program to be announced.



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