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October 2017

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

For this performance, legendary drummer DeJohnette joins bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski, and guitarist John Scofield in a creatively rich new collaboration that captures the essence of where they all affectionately call home.

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Ségal
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00pm

The collaboration between Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko and French cellist Vincent Ségal is simply spellbinding.

Dorrance Dance
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tap dance, like jazz, is one of America’s homegrown art forms. Founded in 2011 by MacArthur Award recipient and artistic director Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance honors and revitalizes tap through furious rhythms and adventurous, yet accessible, choreography.

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.

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

One of the latest in a procession of keyboard players to emerge from Cuba, Harold López-Nussa has drawn comparisons to the likes of piano masters Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

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.

  • 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.

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. 

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.

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)

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)

The Hot Sardines
  • Friday, December 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Hot Sardines are back to share music that evokes New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. In Holiday Stomp, the Sardines infuse  yuletide classics with brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, jazz vocals and amazing tap.

American Bach Soloists
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm

The holidays would be less fulfilling without the American Bach Soloists this year performing their signature rendition of Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, Messiah.



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