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Season Sponsors

• Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples p. 5 • Christian McBride Trio p. 9 • san francisco symphony p. 13 • Elvis costello, solo p. 23

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A message from the chancellor

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t is my pleasure to welcome you to the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, a genuine jewel of our UC Davis campus. In its 10 years of existence, the center has truly transformed our university and the Sacramento region.

Linda P.B. Katehi UC Davis Chancellor

Arts and culture are at the heart of any university campus, both as a source of learning and pleasure and of creative and intellectual stimulation. I have been fortunate to be a part of several campuses with major performing arts centers, but no program I have experienced exceeds the quality of the Mondavi Center. The variety, quality and impact of Mondavi Center presentations enhance the worldwide reputation of our great research university. Of course, this great Center serves many purposes. It is a place for our students to develop their cultural literacy, as well as a venue where so many of our wonderful faculty can share ideas and expertise. It is a world-class facility that our music, theater and dance students use as a learning laboratory. As a land grant university, UC Davis values community service and engagement, an area in which the Mondavi Center also excels. Through school matinees, nearly 100,000 K–12 students have had what is often their first exposure to the arts. And through the Center’s many artist residency activities, we provide up close and personal, life-transforming experiences with great artists and thinkers for our region. Thank you for being a part of the Mondavi Center’s 10th anniversary season.

Season Sponsors

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10th Anniversary Season sponsors

mondavi center Staff DON ROTH, Ph.D. Executive Director Jeremy Ganter Associate Executive Director

Corporate Partners Platinum

Programming Jeremy Ganter Director of Programming Erin Palmer Programming Manager Ruth Rosenberg Artist Engagement Coordinator

Gold

Lara Downes Curator: Young Artists Program Silver Office of Campus Community Relations

Bronze

MONDAVI CENTER GRANTORS AND ARTS EDUCATION SPONSORS

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Amanda Turpin Donor Relations Manager FACILITIES Herb Garman Director of Operations Greg Bailey Building Engineer

Jennifer Mast Arts Education Coordinator

Mark J. Johnston Lead Application Developer

AUDIENCE SERVICES Yuri Rodriguez Events Manager

MARKETING Rob Tocalino Director of Marketing

BUSINESS SERVICES Debbie Armstrong Senior Director of Support Services

Fiore Event Design Hot Italian Hyatt Place Osteria Fasulo Seasons Watermelon Music

Elisha Findley Corporate & Annual Fund Officer

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Darren Marks Programmer/ Designer

Nancy Temple Assistant Public Events Manager

Anderson Family Catering & BBQ Boeger Winery Buckhorn Catering Caffé Italia Ciocolat El Macero Country Club

Alison Morr Kolozsi Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving

ARTS EDUCATION Joyce Donaldson Associate to the Executive Director for Arts Educaton and Strategic Projects

Natalia Deardorff Assistant Events Manager

special thanks

DEVELOPMENT Debbie Armstrong Senior Director of Development

Mandy Jarvis Financial Analyst Russ Postlethwaite Billing System & Rental Coordinator

Will Crockett Marketing Manager Erin Kelley Senior Graphic Artist

production Donna J. Flor Production Manager Daniel Goldin Assistant Production Manager/Master Electrician Zak Stelly-Riggs Assistant Production Manager/Master Carpenter Christi-Anne Sokolewicz Senior Stage Manager, Jackson Hall Christopher Oca Senior Stage Manager, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Michael Hayes Head Audio Engineer Jenna Bell Artist Services Coordinator Daniel Thompson Campus Events Coordinator, Theatre and Dance Department Liaison/Scene Technician Kathy Glaubach Music Department Liaison/Scene Technician

Morissa Rubin Senior Graphic Artist

Adrian Galindo Audio Engineer— Vanderhoef Studio Theatre/Scene Technician

Amanda Caraway Public Relations Coordinator

Gene Nelson Registered Piano Technician

TICKET OFFICE Sarah Herrera Ticket Office Manager

Head Ushers Huguette Albrecht George Edwards Linda Gregory Donna Horgan Mike Tracy Susie Valentin Janellyn Whittier Terry Whittier

Steve David Ticket Office Supervisor Susie Evon Ticket Agent Russell St. Clair Ticket Agent


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Robert and Margrit

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts • UC Davis

A Message From Don Roth

Mondavi Center Executive Director

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elcome to the Mondavi Center’s 10th anniversary season. This is truly an occasion for celebration. To that end, we have planned three weeks of extraordinary events to kick off 2012–13 in true Mondavi Center fashion. While this playbill covers only four of our opening events, what a quartet of performances they are. Week one of our 10th anniversary season features an eagerly anticipated MC debut from singer, songwriter and slide guitarist extraordinaire Bonnie Raitt. With an opening set by gospel legend Mavis Staples, this will be a blues party for the ages. Christian McBride and the San Francisco Symphony both had prominent roles in opening the Mondavi Center 10 years ago. McBride was the first jazz musician to play the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre— we welcome him back into our wonderful cabaret setting. And, of course, the San Francisco Symphony opened Jackson Hall, with music director and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas praising the room as “a wonderful instrument.” As you know, MTT’s approach to Mahler with the SFS has been much lauded with seven Grammys to date for their Mahler recordings. How appropriate that we begin our second decade of San Francisco Symphony performances with the great Fifth Symphony of Mahler, and, on the same program, to be treated to a piece by Samuel Carl Adams inspired by his native California. Finally, what more can be said about the legendary Elvis Costello? His first solo appearance at the Mondavi Center was as eclectic and dynamic as the man himself—we expect nothing less in the second go round from one of our beloved musical icons. In all, not a bad way to kick off a season. But this is just a prelude. As you will see in the months ahead, Associate Executive Director Jeremy Ganter and I have tried to outdo ourselves in putting together a season that reflects how far we have come in these past 10 years. I hope you are able to join us throughout this celebratory season.

Program Issue 1: Sep 2012

in this issue: • Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples p. 5 • Christian McBride Trio p. 9 • san francisco symphony p. 13 • Elvis costello, solo p. 23 • Mondavi Center policies and information p. 28

before the show

O AH • As a courtesy to others, please turn off all electronic devices. • If you have any hard candy, please unwrap it before the lights dim. • Please remember that the taking of photographs or the use of any type of audio or video recording equipment is strictly prohibited. • Please look around and locate the exit

nearest you. That exit may be behind you, to the side or in front of you. In the unlikely event of a fire alarm or other emergency please leave the building through that exit.

• As a courtesy to all our patrons and for

Don Roth, Ph.D. Executive Director Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis

your safety, anyone leaving his or her seat during the performance may not be re-admitted to his/her ticketed seat while the performance is in progress.

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Photo by Chris Strong

Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples

A Chevron American Heritage Series Event Tuesday, September 18, 2012 • 8PM Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis Sponsored by

Individual support provided by Joe and Betty Tupin.

There will be one 15 minute intermission.

Mavis Staples Mavis Staples, Vocals Yvonne Staples, Vocals Donny Gerrard, Vocals Stephen Hodges, Drums and Percussion Rick Holmstrom, Guitar and Vocals Jeff Turmes, Bass, Vocals and Guitar Vicki Randle, Vocals and Percussion Mavis Staples began singing with her family’s gospel-folk group The Staple Singers (“Uncloudy Day,” the first gospel recording to sell a million copies, and “Respect Yourself”) in 1954. In the nearly 60 years since, Staples has blazed a soulful rhythm and blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots. In addition to her family’s number one hits “I’ll Take You There” and “Let’s Do It Again,” she has been nominated as a solo artist for multiple Grammy awards in five different genres and won the 2011 Grammy for Best Americana Album for You Are Not Alone, a collaboration with producer Jeff Tweedy of the alternative rock band Wilco. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (as is her sister, Yvonne), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner (as is Yvonne) and listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” this legendary artist is currently in the midst of a stunning creative resurgence.

Program is subject to change. The artists and your fellow audience members appreciate silence during the performance. Please be sure that you have switched off all electronic devices. Videotaping, photographing and audio recording are strictly forbidden. Violators are subject to removal.

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an exclusive wine tasting experience of featured wineries for inner circle donors

2012—13 Complimentary wine pours in the Bartholomew Room for Inner Circle Donors: 7–8PM and during intermission if scheduled.

september 18 Bonnie Raitt Justin Vineyards & Winery 27 San Francisco Symphony Chimney Rock Winery october 6 Rising Stars of Opera Casque Wines 25 From The Top with Christopher O’Riley Oakvill Station november 7 Philharmonia Baroque Ram’s Gate Winery 16 David Sedaris Senders Wines December 5 Danú Boeger Winery january 18 Monterey Jazz Festival Pine Ridge Vineyard 29 Yo-Yo Ma Robert Mondavi Winery february 7 Kodo ZD Wines 16 Itzhak Perlman Valley of the Moon march 7 Sarah Chang Michael David Winery 19 Jazz at Lincoln Center Ramey Wine Cellars

Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early 1990s with her Grammy Award-winning albums Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits such as “Something To Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” With nine Grammys under her belt and a long history of social activism, she tours regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule. After the success of the acclaimed Souls Alike in 2005, Raitt gave herself a break from her professional life. “I took a hiatus from touring and recording to get back in touch with the other part of my life,” she says. “On the road, under stress, it’s hard to stay in balance and move forward.” With Slipstream in 2012, Raitt is starting anew. The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years; it’s coming out as the launch of her own label, Redwing Records, and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career. Slipstream, Raitt’s 19th album, is “a loose and adventurous reminder of everything she does well” (Rolling Stone). As always, her newest work showcases her incredible voice. NPR’s review stated, “Raitt has always possessed a gift for taking a familiar phrase and rendering it in a manner that compels a listener to think anew about what the words really mean.” For more information about Bonnie Raitt, please visit www.bonnieraitt.com

April 5 Bobby McFerrin Groth Vineyards & Winery 19 Arlo Guthrie Trefethen Family Winery may 3 Christopher Taylor Flowers Winery 23 David Lomelí Francis Ford Coppola Winery Featured wineries

For information about becoming a donor, please call 530.754.5438 or visit us online: www.mondaviarts.org.

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Christian McBride Trio

A Capital Public Radio Studio Jazz Series Event

artists

Wednesday–Saturday, September 26–29, 2012 • 8PM

Christian McBride, Bass Ulysses Owens, Drums Christian Sands, Piano

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Sponsored by Christian McBride (bass and bandleader), upon his arrival in New York in 1989 from his native Philadelphia at the age of 17, turned heads as a young phenomenon who was equally adept at acoustic and electric bass. Nearly 20 years later, he is considered to be one of the marquee jazz artists of his generation. In addition to commanding the stage with such peers as Diana Krall, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade, McBride has toured and recorded with McCoy Tyner, Pat Metheny and Sting. Mentored by such jazz giants as Ray Brown and Betty Carter, McBride has enjoyed a critically acclaimed recording career as a leader. His 2006 album Live at Tonic was a vibrant three-CD collection with an all-star support team. He has also served as the creative chair of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the co-director of the Jazz Museum of Harlem. In addition, McBride is committed to furthering jazz education with a new generation of performers. In 2008, he performed duties as artist in residence at both the Detroit International Jazz Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival. A few years ago at a concert where they both performed, bass legend Ron Carter told McBride, steeped in the jazz tradition, “It’s good to see you respecting the music so much.” Program is subject to change. The artists and your fellow audience members appreciate silence during the performance. Please be sure that you have switched off all electronic devices. Videotaping, photographing and audio recording are strictly forbidden. Violators are subject to removal.

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eration of jazz greats to watch. He is now emerging as a producer, with three albums released in 2011. As artistic director for his family’s organization Don’t Miss A Beat, Inc., he creates programs for inner-city students in Jacksonville, Florida, about the arts as a tool to enrich and educate their lives. www.USOJazzy.com

In 2009, McBride released the critically acclaimed Kind of Brown on Mack Avenue Records, the first documentation of one of his primary current projects, Inside Straight, a straight-ahead jazz quintet. Last year marked the release of two other pivotal projects for McBride on Mack Avenue: The Good Feeling (the 2012 Grammy Award-winning big band album) and Conversations with Christian, on which the 39-year-old maestro placed himself in the forefront of the flow on duets with “13 of my closest musical friends and cohorts”—including Angélique Kidjo, Sting, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Duke, Eddie Palmieri, Chick Corea, Dr. Billy Taylor, Hank Jones, Regina Carter, Roy Hargrove, Russell Malone, Ron Blake and actress Gina Gershon. Ulysses Owens (drums) graduated with a bachelor’ s of music degree in Jazz Studies from the Juilliard School in 2006. He has toured extensively in seven of the eight continents with such worldclass musicians as Kurt Elling, Count Basie Orchestra, Terence Blanchard, Dianne Reeves and many others. He is currently working with Grammy Award-winning artists Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Ted Nash and Wynton Marsalis. He received a 2010 Grammy Award for his performance on Kurt Elling’s Dedicated To You and a 2012 Grammy Award for the Christian McBride Big Band CD The Good Feeling. He has been featured recently in Modern Drummer as “Up & Coming Drummer of 2011” and Jet on Wynton Marsalis’s list of the next gen-

Christian Sands (piano) is an emerging jazz force. He possesses pianistic technique in abundance, but it perfectly matches his conception. His use of understatement accomplishes a much deeper musical goal. He takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. He says, “My music is about teaching the way of jazz and keeping it alive.” Born May 22, 1989, Sands began playing the piano at age three and composing at age five, and his meteoric rise in the jazz world already includes appearances at the 2006 and 2007 Grammy Awards, including an outrageous, highly publicized duet with legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. At the age of 20, he received two Grammy nominations for Best Latin Piano Solo and Best Latin Album for his performance on Bobby Sanabria’s Kenya Revisited. He is the protégé of Dr. Billy Taylor and has been featured in several performance venues, including Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. He has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as vibraphonist Stefon Harris, Lou Donaldson, Avery Sharpe, James Moody and Wycliffe Gordon, to name a few.

AUTHOR’S TALK

ISABEL WILKERSON The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration February 12, 2013 8 PM–9:30 PM Jackson Hall ROBERT AND MARGRIT MONDAVI CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787. CAMPUS COMMUNITY BOOK PROJECT The Campus Community Book Project was initiated after September 11th to promote dialogue and build community by encouraging diverse members of the campus and surrounding communities to read the same book and attend related events. The book project advances the Office of Campus Community Relations’ mission to improve both the campus climate and relations, to foster diversity and to promote equity and inclusiveness. For more information about the Campus Community Book Project and other events visit occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp2012/.

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Anniversary

2012—13

In celebration of the Mondavi Center’s 10th Anniversary, please join us in recognizing the donors to the Center for the Arts Campaign. The donor roll below lists those who gave $10,000 or more to the Center for the Arts Campaign. We wish to thank these donors and the more than 2,000 others for their generous contributions to the Center's construction funding and program support.

$10,000,000 & Above

$25,000 – $99,000

$10,000 – $24,999

Robert and Margrit Mondavi

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board of Directors Paul and Diane Makley Student Assistants to Chancellor James H. Meyer Makley Whitcombe Roe Shepard Rosalie and Larry Vanderhoef Lorena Herrig George T. and Beatrice H. Gibson Sedgwick Brittan Family Roy and Edith Kanoff Ernest and Mary Ann Lewis Clem and Jeanne Pelissier Dick and Shipley Walters Dean and Karen Karnopp UC Davis Class of 2001 Arlene and Elmer Learn M. Kathleen Behrens UC Davis Class of 2002 Ellen Sherman Francis B. and Nancy DuBois Brian McCurdy and Carol Anne Muncaster D. Kern and Elizabeth R. Holoman Bob and Kinzie Murphy Carol Wall Celeste E. Rose and Vincent M. Harris Bruce and Marie West Roger and Ann Romani The Boyd Family Foundation Robert and Barbara Leidigh in memory of Edward and Nancy Leidigh Robert E. and Jacqueline L. Bates Michael B. and Marianne Beeman Clairelee Leiser Bulkley and Ralph Bulkley Robert O. and Nancy Nesbit Crummey Patrick T. Donlon and Patti L. Donlon Kathleen and Robert Grey Ben and Lynette Hart Allen G. Marr and Kathryn P. Marr Don B. Alley Robin and Debbie Martial Professor Albert & Helen McNeil Paul S. Simmons and Michele M. Clark Michael M. and Sachiko Sugawara Kathy Claeys Archer and Gary N. Archer John H. Crowe and Lois M. Crowe David C. and Janice F. Hardie David I. and Ingrid Karacozoff Anonymous

The John W. Brinley Family Gary and Diana Cusumano Robert D. and Sandra F. Westfall Jerry and Teresa Kaneko Royce S. and Pearl D. Bringhurst Janet E. Mayhew Gerald and Virginia Jostes John H. Pryor, Jr. and Jeanne Pryor Richard D. and Alison S. Cramer Judith Bailey Gabor and Andrew John Gabor Diane Phaff Donald G. Anderson Family Stephen F. and Linda T. Boutin Rex and Gwyn Hime Fulton and Anna Louise Stephens Family Betty Jean and Wayne Thiebaud USAA Foundation Hoefer Family Foundation Mark F. and Chantal D. Weller Martha C. Dickman Kevin M. and Kim P. Bacon The faculty, staff and students of the Department of Geology Kendall Management Corporation Robert J. Black, Jr. James R. and Laurel L. Depolo L. J. Lake Parker Family Foundation JoAnn Cannon and Robert Smiley Marko B. and Theo S. Zaninovich Mildred S. Zanker Gary C. and Jane L. Matteson Family Dr. Lawrence and Pauline Rollins Sally Larkin and Dr. Edward Larkin Richard Gerrit Coss and Carol Lee Coss Helga and Robert Medearis William S. Ostrow and Shola Ostrow and Family Christian P. and Jacqueline Erdman Lois Smith Spafford Norm and Joyce Weil Janet C. Hamilton Robert C. and Janet H. Morrison Yvonne L. Marsh Teresa Wai-Man Yeung Peter and Elaine Rock Deborah J. Abbott and Howard K. Teng Deborah S. Ablin Jack and Kathryn Benner Kay H. Blacker and Joyce R. Blacker Jan and Barbara Carter Tom and Holly Cooper Thomas B. Farver and Phyllis C. Farver Bret Hewitt and Deborah Pinkerton The Family of Professor Martin R. Huberty Kenneth Jonsson Family Foundation Michael A. and Jane C. Jonsson Patricia A. Kearney Kay Lund Lehr Grant S. and Grace Noda Grace and John Rosenquist James N. Seiber and Rita P. Seiber Ron and Rosie Soohoo, Kit and Bonita Lam Brian K. Tarkington and Katrina Boratynski Ullrich Delevati, CPAs Richard and Joy Dorf Michael Alexander Cora Alexander Ronald J. and Lydia L. Baskin Alfred L. and Elissa Sharee Anonymous

$5,000,000 – $9,999,999

Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson UC Davis Health System $500,000 – $999,999

Friends of Mondavi Center Presents Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation John and Betty Vogel Mary Ann Morris David and Dolly Fiddyment Earl and Coralie Corin $100,000 – $499,999

Wayne A. and Jacque A. Bartholomew and Family Hal and Carol Sconyers First Northern Bank Apel Family Margaret Deterding Paulsen Foundation James H. Meyer Fellows of the UC Davis Chancellor’s Club Margaret E. Hoyt Raymond Shurtz Family Marya Welch The Sacramento Bee John and Kay Gist Julita A. Fong and Jim Micheletti Wilson and Kathryn R. Smith Don and Lou McNary Wendell P. Jacob Lawrence E. and Nancy Shepard Erna and Orville Thompson Tom and Meg Stallard Joe and Betty Tupin James H. Meyer, Chancellor Emeritus and Alice Bell Katinka Mendel Michael W. and Elizabeth C. Chapman Davis Enterprise and Davis Republic John and Joan Fiddyment Mel and Joan Perelman Anne Gray The Retzer Foundation William and Nancy Roe Richard P. Wennberg Anonymous

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San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

A Western Health Advantage Orchestra Series Event Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 8PM Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Sponsored by Western Health Advantage

program Drift and Providence

Samuel Carl Adams

Embarcadero­— Drift I— Divisadero— Drift II— Providence Intermission

Individual support provided by Larry and Rosalie Vanderhoef in honor of the donors to the Center for the Arts Campaign.

Pre-Performance Talk Thursday, September 27, 2012 • 7PM Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor

Mahler

Trauermarsch (Funeral March. With measured step. Strict. Like a cortege) Stürmisch bewegt, mit grösster Vehemenz (Stormily. With greatest vehemence) Scherzo: Kräftig, nicht zu schnell (Scherzo: Vigorously, not too fast) Adagietto, sehr langsam (Adagietto. Very slow) Rondo-Finale: Allegro

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Beethoven: Jolรกn Friedhoff, violin A lex Friedhoff, cello Isaac Friedhoff, piano

Sunday, November 18, 2012 โ€ข 7:00 pm Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center $8 Students & Children, $12/15/17 Adults | Standard Seating

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program Notes Drift and Providence (2012) Samuel Carl Adams (Born December 30, 1985, in San Francisco) Today Samuel Adams lives in Brooklyn, where he composed Drift and Providence, but the genesis of the piece lies in California. “I seriously view myself as a Californian,” says Adams, “emotionally and psychologically and in terms of the literature that I like to read.” He grew up in the Bay Area, and his parents—composer John Adams and photographer Deborah O’Grady—met while working at the San Francisco Symphony (“making the institution partially responsible for my existence”). He played jazz in high school, hiked in the Sierras, visited composer Lou Harrison in Aptos. Now Samuel Adams is a New Yorker. Drift and Providence, he says, “is about discovering the West and my own personality by way of departing.” “California” and “West Coast” mean different things to different people, but clearly to Samuel Adams both mean the San Francisco Bay Area. “For me Drift and Providence addresses certain things about the West and its music.” It addresses, he says, a West Coast state of mind and also the contrasts between West Coast and what can be discovered by moving away. The titles of its five movements— played without pause—suggest not only places in San Francisco (Embarcadero and Divisadero) but archetypal departures and arrivals. Water and wind are immediately apparent in the “Drift” of the work’s title, even more so in the opening Embarcadero (Spanish for “wharf”), with its wash of string sonorities aerated by brass players exhaling through the chambers of their instruments, while sizzle cymbals and vibraphones add soft high-frequency splashes that moisten the mix yet further. The passage is tonally comfortable, but a few out-of-context “blue” notes subtly distort that familiarity. The metallic noise created by scraped cowbells and brake drums ensures that the music is not altogether fog-bound. That’s the East Coast influence, the machinery that is such a part of New York life. Computerized sound processing also builds a bridge between natural and man-made, wood and metal, East and West. Throughout Drift and Providence, Adams himself controls a laptop that enhances certain frequencies emanating from the amplified percussion section. The effect is subtle, but the sonic canvas would be less vivid absent the processing. For example, those “blue” notes that begin emerging shortly after the work’s opening are significantly enhanced by the computer. Pauses occur throughout. Although some mark the divisions between the work’s five movements, others serve as qualitative or emotional signifiers. “Silences can be really loud,” says Adams. “They can do so much to the material, and for me, every one of them serves a different function. Early in the piece they heighten the tentative or lost quality, and towards the end they serve a heightened sense of intensity.” Recurring over the course of Embarcadero is a descending stepwise figure, played by oboe and clarinet, that begins innocuously enough

as two notes but soon becomes three. “It’s a little jazz tune,” explains Adams. “It’s all over the place.” Embarcadero is followed by the faster moving Drift I, which introduces a series of rolled chords in the vibraphones, enlivening the relatively static harmony of Embarcadero. This movement is more overtly dramatic, building over a three-minute span to a climactic outburst marked by a restatement of the “little jazz tune” played by the trumpets. A vigorous passage evoking big-city bling arises, characterized by downward-cascading figures in the winds and brass. A loud lunge to a triple forte is followed by a sudden long silence, leading directly to the middle movement, Divisadero. A “divisadero” is a high place from which one can observe an extensive area. Thus it connotes distance and separation along with the idea of “dividing” one thing from another. (The San Francisco street is named in both senses; Divisadero was originally the dividing line between the city and the Presidio, while the original Spanish name for Lone Mountain was El Divisadero.) The third-movement Divisadero reflects that etymology by looking both backwards and forwards. Because it opens with material similar to Embarcadero it reminds us of the journey just taken, but soon enough it ventures into new territories. The harmony is thrown off balance by four statements of raucous brass chords, and the following passages, although familiar in their instrumentation and pacing, lose their sense of stability. As Divisadero nears its conclusion the undulating string figures and brass-instrument exhalations from the work’s opening return. Sustained chords in the winds usher in Drift II, a short transitional movement that opens with the same rolled vibraphone chords that began Drift I. Soon enough the tempo begins steadily increasing and culminates in a triple forte, leading immediately into the final movement. Providence follows, alone of the work’s five movements opening at high volume. That volume is sustained for most of the movement’s length, and after a quadruple forte outburst (the loudest moment in the score), the work ends in a soft cascade of winds and brass exhalations over the metallic wash of scraped brake drums and cowbells that characterizes the opening. Adams speaks of Providence as “a summation; in a certain way it’s triumphant, in a certain respect it’s also a bit terrifying.” But it has not been Adams’s intention to settle anything. “On first listening, there are things that aren’t so clear. I like things to be kind of murky sometimes. That feeling of being a little bit unclear, a little ambiguous—that’s welcome. It’s what the piece is aiming at.” Drift and Providence was first performed by the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, on April 20, 2012, with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. —Scott Foglesong Scott Foglesong is Chair of the Department of Musicianship and Music Theory at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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In Memoriam:

Marya Welch

Marya Welch, whose association with UC Davis spanned 46 years as a professor and dean, leader in women’s sports and supporter of the arts and Aggie athletics, died June 24 after a short illness. She was 95. She came to the university in 1947 to establish the women’s athletics program, and she did so with no precedents to guide her and with scarce resources to work with. She established competitive teams in volleyball, archery, tennis, basketball, swimming, track and field and softball— coached them all and taught equestrian skills, too. She had already become an Aggie for life, when, in 1991, the university inducted her into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame. Eight years later she served as grand marshal of the Picnic Day Parade. Upon her hiring, she became the ninth female faculty member on the Davis campus, which at the time had an enrollment of 1,200, including about 100 women.

She retired in 1987, having established herself as a national leader in the development of women’s athletics. In 2005, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.

She followed that up with a Bachelor of Science in physical education from the University of Oklahoma in 1937, a master’s degree at UC Berkeley in 1949, and, in 1952, a doctorate in education from Columbia University. She received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1960.

Welch had previous experience in sports organization, during World War II. She was the 57th woman to join the U.S. Navy WAVES—Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—and, while stationed in Waikiki, Hawaii, and at Smith College in Massachusetts, she managed large-scale recreation programs for soldiers on leave or in transit.

She and her travel companion, Clairelee Leiser Bulkley, traveled around the world, to Europe, Egypt, Asia and South America, and to places considered less safe: Afghanistan, Beirut, Pakistan, India and parts of Saudi Arabia. As a scuba diver, she enjoyed the Red Sea, Mexico and Hawaii.

Welch, who had been a WAVES officer, continued in the military as a member of the Navy Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant commander. She stayed active in veterans affairs for the rest of her life, in part by working with agencies that provide veterans’ services. She was recently recognized for her service by the Department of Defense at a ceremony at the Women’s War Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. After the war, her arrival in Davis coincided with the beginning stages of the old University Farm’s transition from strictly

Her philanthropy extended to women’s athletics and the campus tennis complex that bears her name; the UCD Symphony Orchestra (she attended every concert and was a founding member of the Symphony Endowment); and the campaign that led to the construction of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Besides the Marya Welch Tennis Center, the campus also has Marya Welch Court, comprising four apartment buildings at Colleges of La Rue.

She organized all of Her philanthropy extended to women’s athletics and the campus tennis complex that bears the classes in her home department—physical her name; the UCD Symphony Orchestra (she attended every concert and was a founding education—and taught member of the Symphony Endowment); and the campaign that led to the construction many of them herself. She founded intramural of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. and extramural sports programs for women, and she established the agricultural to general campus. In addiThose who knew Welch will always Women’s Athletic Association. tion to her work on the athletics side, she remember her for her kindness, loyalty served as the dean of women and founded and standing up for what she believed. She was a member of several Division the UCD chapter of the Prytenean She had a warm sense of humor, a quick of Girls and Women’s Sports committees Society, an honor society for women—a smile and a generous heart. and was a founding member of both the chapter that still exists today. Extramural League of Northern California Survivors include one brother, many and the Western Society of Women in She was born September 25, 1916, and nieces and nephews, Bulkley and her Physical Education. raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma, a quiet prairie cat, Tai. When she wasn’t coaching, she was town. At an early age, she learned to ride a officiating or—in classes that she horse, hunt with a rifle and drive a car. She —Pam Gill-Fisher, Calireless Leiser established—teaching others how to be left home at 15 to attend William Woods Bulkey, Barbara Sheldon, Mike Robles and officials. University, in Fulton, Missouri, where she Mark Honbo earned an Associate of Arts degree.

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Symphony No. 5 in C‑Sharp Minor (1902) Gustav Mahler (Born July 7, 1860, in Kalischt near Humpolec, Bohemia; died May 18, 1911, in Vienna) In 1901, when he began work on the Fifth Symphony, Mahler had just acquired the complete edition of Bach, and his discovery of what was in those volumes led him to create more polyphonic textures in his own music. This demanded a new orchestral style, and that did not come easily. Mahler was always a pragmatist in orchestration, tending to revise in response to his experience conducting his own works or hearing them under a trusted colleague like Willem Mengelberg in Amsterdam, but never did he find he had so thoroughly miscalculated a sound as in the first version of the Fifth, with its apparently deafening barrage of percussion. He made alterations until at least 1907 (his final version, which is what you hear at this concert, was published for the first time in 1964 by the International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna).

Four horns declare the opening of the Scherzo. The voice of a single horn detaches itself, the beginning of a challenging obbligato for the principal player. This is country music, by turns ebullient, nostalgic and parodistic. There is room even for awe as horns speak and echo across deep mountain gorges. After the brightness of the Scherzo, Mahler sets the Adagietto in a darker key. If any single movement can convey the essence of Mahler’s heartache, this is it. In a delicately imagined passage, he finds his way to the light. A single horn takes us back to the territory of the Scherzo, to music before the Ad­agietto brought time to a stop. As abruptly as he had moved from tragedy into the joyous vitality of the Scherzo, Mahler leaves behind the hesitations of his Adagietto for a radiant finale. The brass chorale from the second movement comes back in triumph and as a bridge across the symphony’s great span. But no one is in the mood for an exalted close and the symphony ends on a shout of laughter. —Michael Steinberg

Mahler’s wife, Alma, was ill and could not accompany him to Cologne for the premiere. The composer wrote to her after the first rehearsal: “Heavens, what is the public to make of this chaos in which new worlds are forever being engendered, only to crumble into ruin the next moment? What are they to say to this primeval music, this foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound, to these dancing stars, to these breathtaking, iridescent, and flashing breakers?”

Michael Steinberg, the San Francisco Symphony’s program annotator from 1979–99 and a contributing writer to its program book until his death in 2009, was one of the nation’s pre-eminent writers on music. His books are available at the Symphony Store in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, and at sfsymphony.org/store.

For the composer Ernst Krenek, the Fifth Symphony is the work with which Mahler enters “upon the territory of the ‘new’ music of the twentieth century.” Mahler casts the work in five movements, but large Roman numerals in the score indicate a more basic division into three sections, consisting respectively of the first two, the third and the last two movements. He begins with funeral music, starting with the summons of a trumpet. This exordium prepares a lament. Colors and textures, weights and balances, degrees of light and shade shift. The opening music comes back. Again the summons leads to the inspired threnody. Once more the trumpet recalls the symphony’s first bars, but this time, with utmost violence, violins fling forth a whipping downward scale and the trumpet screams its anguish. An attempt to introduce a loftier strain is swept aside. Gradually Mahler returns to the original slow tempo. When the whipping violin scale returns it is in the context of the slow tempo, and the movement disintegrates. What we have heard so far is a slow movement with a fast interruption. There follows its inversion, a quick movement that returns several times to the tempo of the funeral march. These two parts of Section I share thematic material. More variants of the great threnody appear, and the grieving commentary that accompanied the melody in the first movement moves into the foreground. Mahler uses yet another transformation of that motif in a chorale, the symphony’s first extended music in a major key. But it is too soon for victory.

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San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor Donato Cabrera, Resident Conductor Ragnar Bohlin, Chorus Director Vance George, Chorus Director Emeritus Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate

First Violins Alexander Barantschik Concertmaster Naoum Blinder Chair Nadya Tichman Associate Concertmaster San Francisco Symphony Foundation Chair Mark Volkert Assistant Concertmaster 75th Anniversary Chair Jeremy Constant Assistant Concertmaster Mariko Smiley Paula & John Gambs Second Century Chair Melissa Kleinbart Katharine Hanrahan Chair Yun Chu Sharon Grebanier Naomi Kazama Hull In Sun Jang Yukiko Kurakata Catherine A.Mueller Chair Suzanne Leon Leor Maltinski Diane Nicholeris Sarn Oliver Florin Parvulescu Victor Romasevich Catherine Van Hoesen Second Violins Dan Nobuhiko Smiley Principal Dinner & Swig Families Chair Dan Carlson Associate Principal Audrey Avis Aasen-Hull Chair Paul Brancato Assistant Principal John Chisholm The Eucalyptus Foundation Second Century Chair Raushan Akhmedyarova David Chernyavsky Cathryn Down Darlene Gray Amy Hiraga Kum Mo Kim Chunming Mo Kelly Leon-Pearce Polina Sedukh Isaac Stern Chair Robert Zelnick Chen Zhao Sarah Knutson†

Violas Jonathan Vinocour Principal Yun Jie Liu Associate Principal Katie Kadarauch Assistant Principal John Schoening Joanne E. Harrington & Lorry I. Lokey Second Century Chair Nancy Ellis Gina Feinauer* David Gaudry David Kim Christina King Wayne Roden Nanci Severance Adam Smyla Matthew Young Cellos Michael Grebanier Principal Philip S. Boone Chair Peter Wyrick Associate Principal Peter & Jacqueline Hoefer Chair Amos Yang Assistant Principal Margaret Tait Lyman & Carol Casey Second Century Chair Barbara Andres The Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation Second Century Chair Barbara Bogatin Jill Rachuy Brindel Gary & Kathleen Heidenreich Second Century Chair Sébastien Gingras David Goldblatt Christine & Pierre Lamond Second Century Chair Carolyn McIntosh Anne Pinsker

Basses Scott Pingel Principal Larry Epstein Associate Principal Stephen Tramontozzi Assistant Principal Richard & Rhoda Goldman Chair S. Mark Wright Charles Chandler Lee Ann Crocker Chris Gilbert Brian Marcus William Ritchen Flutes Tim Day Principal Caroline H. Hume Chair Robin McKee Associate Principal Catherine & Russell Clark Chair Linda Lukas Alfred S. & Dede Wilsey Chair Catherine Payne Piccolo Oboes William Bennett Principal Edo de Waart Chair Jonathan Fischer* Associate Principal Christopher Gaudi† Acting Associate Principal Pamela Smith Dr. William D. Clinite Chair Russ deLuna English Horn Joseph & Pauline Scafidi Chair Clarinets Carey Bell Principal William R. & Gretchen B. Kimball Chair Luis Baez Associate Principal E-flat Clarinet David Neuman Jerome Simas Bass Clarinet

Bassoons Stephen Paulson Principal Steven Dibner Associate Principal Rob Weir Steven Braunstein Contrabassoon Horns Robert Ward Principal Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Chair Nicole Cash Associate Principal Bruce Roberts Assistant Principal Jonathan Ring Jessica Valeri Kimberly Wright Trumpets Mark Inouye Principal William G. Irwin Charity Foundation Chair Justin Emerich† Acting Associate Principal Peter Pastreich Chair Guy Piddington Ann L. & Charles B. Johnson Chair Jeff Biancalana Trombones Timothy Higgins Principal Robert L. Samter Chair Paul Welcomer John Engelkes Bass Trombone Tuba Jeffrey Anderson Principal James Irvine Chair Harp Douglas Rioth Principal Timpani David Herbert Principal Marcia & John Goldman Chair

Percussion James Lee Wyatt III Acting Principal Raymond Froehlich Tom Hemphill Victor Avdienko† Keyboards Robin Sutherland Jean & Bill Lane Chair John D. Goldman President Brent Assink Executive Director John Kieser General Manager Nan Keeton Director of External Affairs John Mangum Director of Artistic Planning Katie Nicely Acting Director of Development Oliver Theil Director of Public Relations Rebecca Blum Orchestra Personnel Manager Margo Kieser Orchestra Librarian Nancy & Charles Geschke Chair John Campbell Assistant Librarian Dan Ferreira Assistant Librarian Joyce Cron Wessling Manager, Tours and Media Production Rob Doherty Stage Manager Dennis DeVost Stage Technician Roni Jules Stage Technician Michael Olague Stage Technician *On Leave †Acting member of the San Francisco Symphony The San Francisco Symphony string section utilizes revolving seating on a systematic basis. Players listed in alphabetical order change seats periodically. MondaviArts.org

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra by jeff hudson

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Every time I see the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas onstage in Jackson Hall, I flash back to the Mondavi Center’s dedicatory gala on October 3, 2002. That concert was a big event for all involved—myself included. After all I had covered the building’s groundbreaking in May 2000, when ceremonial shovels (topped with carved wooden “scrolls” from cellos) slid into the dirt. I was also present at the “topping out” ceremony in March 2001, when the final steel girder was raised (decorated with a flag and small potted conifer, a Scandinavian tradition). That’s when Barbara Jackson’s gift of $5 million was announced, and the center’s main venue became known as Jackson Hall, in honor of Barbara and her late husband Turpie (a history professor at UC Davis). I also went on several “hardhat tours” as the new building went up—so many tours that I was ultimately given my own hardhat (which I’ve still got!). I visited areas of the building that I’ll probably never see again, including the “attic” space above Jackson Hall (which offers a commanding view of the rows of seats far below— it was a bit like standing on Glacier Point in Yosemite!). All of which heightened my “sense of occasion” on opening night. We already knew, by then, that the Mondavi Center was a profoundly beautiful building but what about the quality and clarity of the sound in the new hall? Until you’ve got an orchestra on stage and an audience in the seats you couldn’t really say for sure.

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After the opening gala concert, Tilson Thomas told the audience “You have a wonderful new instrument—this hall.” And thus began what is now a 10-year relationship between the Mondavi Center and the San Francisco Symphony. That relationship continues this evening, with the Symphony No. 5 of Gustav Mahler, written in 1901–2 (the first time the San Francisco Symphony has played Mahler at the Mondavi Center) and the recently-composed Drift and Providence by Samuel Carl Adams (raised in the Bay Area by a father whose music has been heard in Jackson Hall in recent seasons). In a way, tonight’s program reflects the program on October 3, 2002, which featured another big “Turn of the Century” piece (Ein Heldenleben, composed by Richard Strauss in 1898) and a Tilson Thomas original titled Urban Legend. (That dedicatory gala also memorably included a luminous performance of Béla Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.) If you like tonight’s Mahler performance, be sure to look up the San Francisco Symphony’s 17-CD “Mahler Project” box set, containing all of the composer’s symphonies and several major vocal works, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jeff Hudson contributes coverage of the performing arts to Capital Public Radio, the Davis Enterprise and Sacramento News and Review.


The San Francisco Symphony gave its first concerts in December 1911. Its music directors have included Henry Hadley, Alfred Hertz, Basil Cameron, Issay Dobrowen, Pierre Monteux, Enrique Jordá, Josef Krips, Seiji Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt and, since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas. The SFS has won such recording awards as France’s Grand Prix du Disque, Britain’s Gramophone Award and the American Grammy. For RCA Red Seal, Michael Tilson Thomas and the SFS have recorded music from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, two Copland collections, a Gershwin collection, Stravinsky ballets (Le Sacre du printemps, The Firebird and Perséphone) and Charles Ives: An American Journey. Their cycle of Mahler symphonies has received seven Grammys and is available on the Symphony’s own label, SFS Media. Some of the most important conductors of the past and recent years have been guests on the SFS podium, among them Bruno Walter, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein and Sir Georg Solti, and the list of composers who have led the Orchestra includes Stravinsky, Ravel, Copland and John Adams. The SFS Youth Orchestra, founded in 1980, has become known around the world, as has the SFS Chorus, heard on recordings and on the soundtracks of such films as Amadeus and Godfather III. For 25 years, the SFS Adventures in Music program has brought music to every child in grades 1–5 in San Francisco’s public schools. SFS radio broadcasts, the first in the U.S. to feature symphonic music when they began in 1926, today carry the Orchestra’s concerts across the country. In a multimedia program designed to make classical music accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, the SFS has launched Keeping Score on PBS-TV, DVD, radio and at the website keepingscore.org. San Francisco Symphony recordings are available at sfsymphony.org/store, as is the book Music for a City, Music for the World, a history recounting the Symphony’s first century. Michael Tilson Thomas first conducted the San Francisco Symphony in 1974 and has been Music Director since 1995. A Los Angeles native, he studied with John Crown and Ingolf Dahl at the University of Southern California, becoming Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra at 19 and working with Stravinsky, Boulez, Stockhausen and Copland at the famed Monday Evening Concerts. He was pianist and conductor for Piatigorsky and Heifetz master classes and, as a student of Friedelind Wagner, an assistant conductor at Bayreuth. In 1969, Thomas won the Koussevitzky Prize and was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony. Ten days later, he came to international recognition, replacing Music Director William Steinberg in mid-concert at Lincoln Center. He went on to become the BSO’s Associate Conductor, then Principal Guest Conductor. He has also served as Director of the Ojai Festival, Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Principal Conductor of the Great Woods Festival. He became Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in 1988 and now serves as Principal Guest Conductor. For a decade he served as co-Artistic Director of Japan’s Pacific Music Festival, which he and Leonard Bernstein inaugurated in 1990, and he continues as Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, which he founded in 1988. Thomas’s recordings have won numerous international awards, and his recorded repertory reflects interests arising from work as conductor, composer and pianist. His television credits include the New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concerts, and in 2004, he and the SFS launched Keeping Score on PBS-TV. His compositions include From the Diary of Anne Frank, Shówa/Shoáh (commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing), Poems of Emily Dickinson, Urban Legend, Island Music and Notturno. Among his honors are Columbia University’s Ditson Award for services to American music and Musical America’s 1995 Conductor of the Year award. He is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres of France, was selected as Gramophone 2005 Artist of the Year, was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2010, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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elvis Costello

by jeff hudson

Two-and-a-half years ago, as I was writing a program book essay in conjunction with Elvis Costello’s first Mondavi Center appearance, I came very, very close to drawing a loose comparison between Elvis Costello and Van Morrison—they’re both of Irish heritage (though Costello was actually born in England), they’re both highly original singer/songwriters, their albums are always marked by an awareness of history and literature and their artistic drive has led them to embrace multiple musical styles, yet they always retain their distinctive voice and personal idiosyncrasies. However, that particular essay ran a little long, so I trimmed out the Van Morrison reference. Consequently, I felt a twinge of “writer’s regret” when Costello took the Jackson Hall stage on April 7, 2010, and (midway through) sang Van Morrison’s “Jackie Wilson Said” (a favorite of mine, from Morrison’s 1972 album St. Dominic’s Preview, which Costello clearly admires as well). I don’t want to push the notion too far, but there are a number of loose links between Costello (born in 1954) and the more senior

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Morrison (born 1945). As a teen, Costello spent time listening to Morrison’s early albums—he’s been quoted praising Astral Weeks (1968) and Veedon Fleece (1974), and it is said that to a degree, Costello considered Morrison’s His Band and Street Choir (1970) as a model when preparing his own debut album (My Aim Is True, 1977). Costello and Morrison have shared the stage on occasion, including a 1986 concert honoring the (then ailing) jazz musician Chet Baker, who passed not long after. Costello had hired the veteran Baker (born 1929) as trumpeter on the song “Shipbuilding” for Costello’s album Punch the Clock (1983). Morrison similarly called on the legendary British clarinetist Acker Bilk (born 1929) for his albums Down the Road and What’s Wrong With This Picture? about a decade ago. Costello also contributed a cover of Morrison’s “Full Force Gale” (an up-tempo number from Morrison’s 1979 album Into the Music) to No Prima Donna, a 1994 album of Morrison songs recorded by other artists. I couldn’t unearth any instances of Morrison recording an Elvis Costello tune—when

Morrison does a cover, he favors classics overheard in his youth (like Hank Williams’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart” or Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia On My Mind”). Morrison is also famously taciturn when it comes to interviews. But since Morrison personally selected the artists who would cover his songs on No Prima Donna and asked Costello to handle one of his most well-known numbers, you have to conclude Van has a favorable impression of the guy. The prolific Costello continues to release new albums at a remarkable pace, 35 years into his career. The latest is a two-disc live album (also issued as a DVD), The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook, recorded in May 2011. Costello and his band took the stage with a gigantic spinning wheel displaying the titles of various songs. An audience member was called onstage to spin the wheel, and each spin determined the next song to be performed.

Jeff Hudson contributes coverage of the performing arts to Capital Public Radio, the Davis Enterprise and Sacramento News and Review.

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Elvis Costello, Solo

A Mondavi Center Just Added Event Friday, September 28, 2012 • 8PM Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Elvis Costello’s intimate solo performances are prized by fans, with material ranging from deep tracks to hits spanning this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 30+ year career. Critics’ reviews of the musician’s last major solo dates in 2010 were adulatory. San Diego Union-Tribune called his show “an altogether stunning evening ... there were so many remarkable musical moments during Elvis Costello’s superb solo concert that it’s difficult to rate one above another.” The Phoenix New Times wrote that while Costello “displayed his range, plucking out witty ragtime numbers, jazzy interludes and bluesy struts, [he] spent a good portion of the evening playing honestto-God rock ‘n’ roll.” Costello is perhaps best known for his performances with the Attractions, the Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, the Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, the Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint. Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists. The list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Robert Wyatt, Charles Brown, No Doubt, Solomon Burke, June Tabor, Howard Tate, the gospel group the Fairfield Four and the viol consort Fretwork with the countertenor Michael Chance. In 2003, he began a songwriting partnership with his wife, jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album The Girl In The Other Room.

Program is subject to change. The artists and your fellow audience members appreciate silence during the performance. Please be sure that you have switched off all electronic devices. Videotaping, photographing and audio recording are strictly forbidden. Violators are subject to removal.

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Directors Circle $1,250– $3,249 Ezra and Beulah Amsterdam Russell and Elizabeth Austin Murry and Laura Baria* Lydia Baskin In Memory of Ronald Baskin* Drs. Noa and David Bell Daniel R. Benson Kay and Joyce Blacker* Jo Anne Boorkman* Clyde and Ruth Bowman Edwin Bradley Linda Brandenburger Patricia Brown* Robert Burgerman and Linda Ramatowski Jim and Susie Burton Davis and Jan Campbell David J. Converse, ESQ. Jim and Kathy Coulter* John and Celeste Cron* Jay and Terry Davison Bruce and Marilyn Dewey Martha Dickman* Dotty Dixon* Wayne and Shari Eckert Sandra and Steven Felderstein Nancy McRae Fisher Carole Franti* Paul J. and Dolores L. Fry Charitable Fund Christian Sandrock and Dafna Gatmon Karl Gerdes and Pamela Rohrich Fredric Gorin and Pamela Dolkart Gorin Patty and John Goss* Jack and Florence Grosskettler* In Memory of William F. McCoy Tim and Karen Hefler Sharna and Mike Hoffman Sarah and Dan Hrdy Ruth W. Jackson Clarence and Barbara Kado Barbara Katz Joshua Kehoe and Jia Zhao Thomas Lange and Spencer Lockson Mary Jane Large and Marc Levinson Hyunok Lee and Daniel Sumner Lin and Peter Lindert David and Ruth Lindgren Angelique Louie Natalie and Malcolm MacKenzie* Douglas Mahone and Lisa Heschong Dennis H. Mangers and Michael Sestak Susan Mann Marilyn Mansfield John and Polly Marion Yvonne L. Marsh Robert Ono and Betty Masuoka Shirley Maus* Janet Mayhew* Ken McKinstry Mike McWhirter Joy Mench and Clive Watson John Meyer and Karen Moore Eldridge and Judith Moores Barbara Moriel Augustus and Mary-Alice Morr Patricia and Surl Nielsen John and Misako Pearson Bonnie A. Plummer* Prewoznik Foundation Linda and Lawrence Raber* Kay Resler* Christopher Reynolds and Alessa Johns Tom Roehr Don Roth and Jolán Friedhoff Liisa Russell Beverly "Babs" Sandeen and Marty Swingle Ed and Karen Schelegle The Schenker Family Neil and Carrie Schore Bonnie and Jeff Smith Ronald and Rosie Soohoo*

Richard L. Sprague and Stephen C. Ott Maril Revette Stratton and Patrick Stratton Brandt Schraner and Jennifer Thornton Denise Verbeck and Rovida Mott Donald Walk, M.D. Louise and Larry Walker Geoffrey and Gretel Wandesford-Smith Weintraub Family Dale L. and Jane C. Wierman Paul Wyman Yin and Elizabeth Yeh And eight donors who prefer to remain anonymous

Encore Circle $600 – $1,099 Michelle Adams Mitzi Aguirre Paul and Nancy Aikin Gregg T. Atkins and Ardith Allread Merry Benard Donald and Kathryn Bers* Marion Bray Rosa Marquez and Richard Breedon Irving and Karen Broido* Dolores and Donald Chakerian Gale and Jack Chapman William and Susan Chen John and Cathie Duniway Doris and Earl Flint Murray and Audrey Fowler Dr. Deborah and Brook Gale Paul and E. F. Goldstene David and Mae Gundlach Robin Hansen and Gordon Ulrey John and Katherine Hess Barbara and Robert Jones Mary Ann and Victor Jung Robert Kingsley and Melissa Thorme Paula Kubo Charlene Kunitz Frances and Arthur Lawyer* Dr. Henry Zhu and Dr. Grace Lee Kyoko Luna Debbie and Stephen Wadsworth-Madeiros Maria M. Manoliu Gary C. and Jane L. Matteson Catherine McGuire Robert and Helga Medearis Suzanne and Donald Murchison Robert and Kinzie Murphy Linda Orrante and James Nordin Frank Pajerski John Pascoe and Susan Stover Jerry L. Plummer and Gloria G. Freeman Larry and Celia Rabinowitz J. and K. Redenbaugh John and Judith Reitan Jeep and Heather Roemer Tom and Joan Sallee Jeannie and Bill Spangler Edward and Sharon Speegle Elizabeth St. Goar Sherman and Hannah Stein Les and Mary Stephens De Wall Judith and Richard Stern Eric and Patricia Stromberg* Lyn Taylor and Mont Hubbard Roseanna Torretto* Henry and Lynda Trowbridge* Steven and Andrea Weiss* Denise and Alan Williams Kandi Williams and Dr. Frank Jahnke Ardath Wood Bob and Chelle Yetman Karl and Lynn Zender And three donors who prefer to remain anonymous Orchestra Circle $300 – $599 Drs. Ralph and Teresa Aldredge Thomas and Patricia Allen Fred Arth and Pat Schneider Michael and Shirley Auman*

Frederic and Dian Baker Beverly and Clay Ballard Delee and Jerry Beavers Carol Beckham and Robert Hollingsworth Mark and Betty Belafsky Carol L. Benedetti Bob and Diane Biggs Dr. Gerald Bishop Al Patrick and Pat Bissell Donna Anderson and Stephen Blake Fred and Mary Bliss Elizabeth Bradford Paul Braun Margaret E. Brockhouse Christine and John Bruhn Manuel Calderon De La Barca Sanchez Jackie Caplan Michael and Louise Caplan Anne and Gary Carlson Frank Chisholm Betty M. Clark Wayne Colburn Mary Anne and Charles Cooper James and Patricia Cothern David and Judy Covin Robert Crummey and Nancy Nesbit Crummey Larry Dashiell and Peggy Siddons Sue Drake* Thomas and Eina Dutton Leslie Faulkin Dr. and Mrs. John Eisele Janet Feil David and Kerstin Feldman Lisa Foster and Tom Graham Sevgi and Edwin Friedrich* Marvin and Joyce Goldman Judy and Gene Guiraud Darrow and Gwen Haagensen Sharon and Don Hallberg Marylee Hardie David and Donna Harris Roy and Miriam Hatamiya Cynthia Hearden* Mary Helmich Lenonard and Marilyn Herrmann Fred Taugher and Paula Higashi Darcie Houck B.J. Hoyt Pat and Jim Hutchinson* Don and Diane Johnston Weldon and Colleen Jordan Nancy Gelbard and David Kalb Ruth Ann Kinsella* Joseph Kiskis Kent and Judy Kjelstrom Allan and Norma Lammers Darnell Lawrence Ruth Lawrence Carol Ledbetter The Lenk-Sloane Family Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Levin Ernest and Mary Ann Lewis* Michael and Sheila Lewis* Sally Lewis Melvyn Libman Jeffrey and Helen Ma Bunkie Mangum Pat Martin* Yvonne Clinton-Mazalewski and Robert Mazalewski Gerrit Michael Nancy Michel Hedlin Family Robert and Susan Munn* William and Nancy Myers Bill and Anna Rita Neuman K. C. N Dana K. Olson John and Carol Oster Sally Ozonoff and Tom Richey John and Sue Palmer John and Barbara Parker John and Deborah Poulos Jerry and Ann Powell* Harriet Prato John and Alice Provost J. David Ramsey John and Rosemary Reynolds Guy and Eva Richards Sara Ringen

Tracy Rodgers and Richard Budenz Sharon and Elliott Rose* Bob and Tamra Ruxin Dwight E. and Donna L. Sanders Mark and Ita Sanders* Eileen and Howard Sarasohn John and Joyce Schaeuble Robert and Ruth Shumway Michael and Elizabeth Singer Judith Smith Robert Snider Al and Sandy Sokolow Tim and Julie Stephens Karmen Streng Pieter Stroeve, Diane Barrett and Jodie Stroeve Kristia Suutala Tony and Beth Tanke Cap and Helen Thomson Virginia Thresh Dennis and Judy Tsuboi Peter Van Hoecke Ann-Catrin Van, Ph.D. Robert Vassar Rita Waterman Jeanne Wheeler Charles White and Carrie Schucker James and Genia Willett* Iris Yang and G. Richard Brown Wesley and Janet Yates Jane Yeun and Randall Lee Ronald M. Yoshiyama Hanni and George Zweifel And six donors who prefer to remain anonymous

Mainstage Circle $100 – $299 Leal Abbott Thomas and Betty Adams Mary Aften John and Jill Aguiar Susan Ahlquist The Akins Jeannie Alongi David and Penny Anderson Valerie Jeanne Anderson Elinor Anklin and George Harsch Alex and Janice Ardans Debbie Arrington Jerry and Barbara August Alicia Balatbat* George and Irma Baldwin Charlotte Ballard and Robert Zeff Charles and Diane Bamforth* Elizabeth Banks Michele Barefoot and Luis Perez-Grau Carole Barnes Connie Batterson Paul and Linda Baumann Lynn Baysinger* Janet and Steve Collins Robert and Susan Benedetti William and Marie Benisek Alan and Kristen Bennett Robert C. and Jane D. Bennett Mrs. Vilmos Beres Bevowitz Family Boyd and Lucille Bevington John and Katy Bill Andrea Bjorklund and Sean Duggan Sam and Caroline Bledsoe Bobbie Bolden William Bossart Brooke Bourland* Mary A. and Jill Bowers Alf and Kristin Brandt Robert and Maxine Braude Dan and Millie Braunstein* Edelgard Brunelle* Linda Clevenger and Seth Brunner Don and Mary Ann Brush Mike and Marian Burnham Dr. Margaret Burns and Dr. Roy W. Bellhorn Victor W. Burns William and Karolee Bush John and Marguerite Callahan Lita Campbell* John and Nancy Capitanio James and Patty Carey Michael and Susan Carl Jan Carmikle, '87 '90 Bruce and Mary Alice Carswell* Dorothy Chikasawa* Rocco Ciesco Gail Clark L. Edward and Jacqueline Clemens

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James Cline Stephan Cohen Stuart Cohen Sheri and Ron Cole Harold E. Collins Janet and Steve Collins David Combies Ann Brice Rose Conroy Terry Cook Nicholas and Khin Cornes Fred and Ann Costello Catherine Coupal* Victor Cozzalio and Lisa Heilman-Cozzalio Crandallicious Clan Mrs. Shauna Dahl Robert Bushnell, DVM and Elizabeth Dahlstrom-Bushnell* John and Joanne Daniels Nita Davidson Mary H. Dawson Judy and David Day Carl and Voncile Dean Joel and Linda Dobris Gwendolyn Doebbert and Richard Epstein Val and Marge Dolcini* Anne Duffey Marjean DuPree John Paul Dusel Jr. Harold and Anne Eisenberg Eliane Eisner Robert Hoffman Allen Enders Randy Beaton and Sidney England Carol Erickson and David Phillips Evelyn Falkenstein Andrew D. and Eleanor E. Farrand* Ophelia and Michael Farrell Richard D. Farshler Eric Fate Liz and Tim Fenton Steven and Susan Ferronato Bill and Margy Findlay Dave Firenze Kieran and Marty Fitzpatrick Bill and Judy Fleenor* David and Donna Fletcher Alfred Fong Glenn Fortini Marion Franck and Bob Lew Frank Brown Andrew and Wendy Frank Marion Rita Franklin* William E. Behnk and Jennifer D. Franz Anthony and Jorgina Freese Larry Friedman Kerim and Josina Friedrich Joan M. Futscher Myra A. Gable Lillian Gabriel Charles and Joanne Gamble Tony Cantelmi Peggy Gerick Patrice and Chris Gibson* Mary Gillis Eleanor Glassburner Louis J. Fox and Marnelle Gleason* Pat and Bob Gonzalez* Michele Tracy and Dr. Michael Goodman Victor and Louise Graf Jeffrey and Sandra Granett Steve and Jacqueline Gray* Tom Green David and Kathy Greenhalgh Paul and Carol Grench Alex and Marilyn Groth Janine Guillot and Shannon Wilson June and Paul Gulyassy Wesley and Ida Hackett* Jane and Jim Hagedorn Frank and Rosalind Hamilton William and Sherry Hamre Pat and Mike Handley Jim and Laurie Hanschu N. Tosteson-Hargreaves Michael and Carol Harris Richard and Vera Harris Cathy Brorby and Jim Harritt Sally Harvey* Sharon Heath-Pagliuso Paul and Nancy Helman Martin Helmke and Joan Frye Williams Roy and Dione Henrickson Rand and Mary Herbert Eric Herrgesell, DVM Larry and Elizabeth Hill Bette Hinton and Robert Caulk Calvin Hirsch and Deborah Francis Frederick and Tieu-Bich Hodges

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Michael and Margaret Hoffman Garnet Holden Mr. and Mrs. Hoots Herb and Jan Hoover Steve and Nancy Hopkins David and Gail Hulse Eva Peters Hunting Lorraine Hwang Marta Induni Jane and John Johnson* Tom and Betsy Jennings Dr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Jensen Carole and Phil Johnson Steve and Naomi Johnson Michelle Johnston and Scott Arranto Warren and Donna Johnston Andrew and Merry Joslin Martin and JoAnn Joye* Fred and Selma Kapatkin Shari and Tim Karpin Anthony and Elizabeth Katsaris Yasuo Kawamura Phyllis and Scott Keilholtz* Patricia Kelleher* Charles Kelso and Mary Reed Dave Kent Dr. Michael Sean Kent Robert and Cathryn Kerr Gary and Susan Kieser Larry Kimble and Louise Bettner Bob and Bobbie Kittredge Dorothy Klishevich Paulette Keller Knox Paul Kramer Marcia and Kurt Kreith Sandra Kristensen Leslie Kurtz Cecilia Kwan Don and Yoshie Kyhos Ray and Marianne Kyono Corrine Laing Bonnie and Kit Lam* Marsha M. Lang Susan and Bruce Larock Leon E. Laymon Marceline Lee The Hartwig-Lee Family Nancy and Steve Lege Joel and Jeannette Lerman Evelyn A. Lewis David and Susan Link Motoko Lobue Henry Luckie Linda Luger Ariane Lyons Edward and Susan MacDonald Leslie Macdonald and Gary Francis Kathleen Magrino* Debbie Mah and Brent Felker* Alice Mak and Wesley Kennedy Renee Maldonado* Vartan Malian Julin Maloof and Stacey Harmer Joan Mangold Marjorie March Joseph and Mary Alice Marino Pamela Marrone and Mick Rogers Dr. Carol Marshall Donald and Mary Martin J. A. Martin Bob and Vel Matthews Leslie Maulhardt Katherine Mawdsley* Karen McCluskey* Doug and Del McColm Nora McGuinness* Donna and Dick McIlvaine Tim and Linda McKenna R. Burt and Blanche McNaughton* Richard and Virginia McRostie Martin A. Medina and Laurie Perry Cliva Mee and Paul Harder Julie Mellquist Barry Melton and Barbara Langer Sharon Menke The Merchant Family Roland and Marilyn Meyer Fred and Linda J. Meyers* Leslie Michaels and Susan Katt Eric and Jean Miller Lisa Miller Phyllis Miller Sue and Rex Miller Douglas Minnis Kathy and Steve Miura* Kei and Barbara Miyano Vicki and Paul Moering Joanne Moldenhauer Lloyd and Ruth Money

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Mr. and Mrs. Ken Moody Amy Moore Hallie Morrow Marcie Mortensson Robert and Janet Mukai The Muller Family Terence and Judith Murphy Steve Abramowitz and Alberta Nassi Judy and Merle Neel Sandra Negley Nancy and Chris Nelle Romain Nelsen Jack Holmes and Cathy Neuhauser Robert Nevraumont and Donna Curley Nevraumont* Keri Mistler and Dana Newell Jenifer Newell Janet Nooteboom Forrest Odle Jim and Sharon Oltjen Marvin O'Rear Mary Jo Ormiston* Bob and Elizabeth Owens Mike and Carlene Ozonoff* Thomas Pavlakovich and Kathryn Demakopoulos Bob and Marlene Perkins Ann Peterson and Marc Hoeschele Harry Phillips Pat Piper Drs. David and Jeanette Pleasure Jane Plocher Bob and Vicki Plutchok Bea and Jerry Pressler Diana Proctor Dr. and Ms. Rudolf Pueschel Evelyn and Otto Raabe Edward and Jane Rabin Dr. Anne-Louise and Dr. Jan Radimsky Lawrence and Norma Rappaport Olga Raveling Mrs. John Reese, Jr. Martha Rehrman* Michael A. Reinhart and Dorothy Yerxa Eugene and Elizabeth Renkin Francis Resta David and Judy Reuben* Al and Peggy Rice Joyce Rietz Ralph and Judy Riggs* Peter Rodman Richard and Evelyne Rominger Barbara and Alan Roth Cathy and David Rowen Chris and Melodie Rufer Paul and Ida Ruffin Francisca Ruger Kathy Ruiz Michael and Imelda Russell Hugh and Kelly Safford Dr. Terry Sandbek and Sharon Billings* Fred and Polly Schack Patsy Schiff Tyler Schilling Julie Schmidt* Janis J. Schroeder and Carrie L. Markel Brian A. Sehnert and Janet L. McDonald Andreea Seritan Dan Shadoan and Ann Lincoln Jill and Jay Shepherd Ed Shields and Valerie Brown The Shurtz Dr. and Mrs. R.L. Siegler Sandra and Clay Sigg Marion E. Small Brad and Yibi Smith James Smith Jean Snyder Roger and Freda Sornsen Curtis and Judy Spencer Marguerite Spencer Miriam Steinberg Harriet Steiner and Miles Stern Raymond Stewart Ed and Karen Street* Deb and Jeff Stromberg Yayoi Takamura Constance Taxiera* Stewart and Ann Teal* Francie F. Teitelbaum Julie A. Theriault, PA-C Janet and Karen Thome Brian Toole Lola Torney and Jason King Robert and Victoria Tousignant Benjamen Tracey and Beth Malinowski Michael and Heidi Trauner Rich and Fay Traynham Elizabeth Treanor

Mr. Michael Tupper James E. Turner Barbara and Jim Tutt Liza Tweltridge Robert Twiss Mr. Ananda Tyson Nancy Ulrich* Gabriel Unda Ramon and Karen Urbano Chris and Betsy Van Kessel Diana Varcados Bart and Barbara Vaughn* Richard and Maria Vielbig Don and Merna Villarejo Charles and Terry Vines Catherine Vollmer Rosemarie Vonusa* Evelyn Matteucci and Richard Vorpe Carolyn Waggoner* Carol Walden Andrew and Vivian Walker Anthony and Judith Warburg Marny and Rick Wasserman Caroline and Royce Waters Dan and Ellie Wendin* Martha S. West Robert and Leslie Westergaard* Linda K. Whitney Mrs. Jane L. Williams Marsha L. Wilson Janet Winterer Dr. Harvey Wolkov Jennifer and Michael Woo Timothy and Vicki Yearnshaw Jeffrey and Elaine Yee* Norman and Manda Yeung Sharon and Doyle Yoder Phillip and Iva Yoshimura Heather Young Larry Young and Nancy Edwards Verena Leu Young Medardo and Melanie Zavala Drs. Matthew and Meghan Zavod Phyllis and Darrel Zerger* Sonya and Tim Zindel Mark and Wendy Zlotlow And 44 donors who prefer to remain anonymous

CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Chevron/Texaco Matching Gift Fund DST Systems U.S. Bank We appreciate the many Donors who participate in their employers’ matching gift program. Please contact your Human Resources department to find out about your company’s matching gift program. Note: We are pleased to recognize the Donors of Mondavi Center for their generous support of our program. We apologize if we inadvertently listed your name incorrectly; please contact the Development Office at 530.754.5438 to inform us of corrections.

Donors 530.754.5438 Donor contributions to the Mondavi Center presenting program help to offset the costs of the annual season of performances and lectures and provide a variety of arts education and outreach programs to the community.


Mondavi Center and the Kennedy Center Partners in Education The Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation develop and expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The purpose of the partnerships is the establishment or expansion of professional development programs in the arts for all teachers.

pleased to currently be partnering with the Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) in Sacramento to bring these professional development workshops, presented by Kennedy Center trained teaching artists, to TRUSD’s K-12 teachers in 2012-13. We thank Sherilene Chycoski, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, and Jackie White, ARTS Integration Curriculum Facilitator, for their support of this program.

Mondavi Center Arts Education has been affiliated with the Kennedy Center Education Department since 2003 and is

Mondavi Center Advisory Board

The Mondavi Center Advisory Board is a university support group whose primary purpose is to provide assistance to the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, and its resident users, the academic departments of Music and Theatre and Dance and the presenting program of the Mondavi Center, through fundraising, public outreach and other support for the mission of UC Davis and the Mondavi Center. 12–13 Advisory Members Joe Tupin, Chair • John Crowe, Immediate Past Chair Wayne Bartholomew • Camille Chan • Michael Chapman • Lois Crowe • Cecilia Delury • Patti Donlon • Mary Lou Flint • Anne Gray • Benjamin Hart • Lynette Hart • Vince Jacobs • Stephen Meyer • Randall Reynoso • Joan Stone • Tony Stone • Larry Vanderhoef Honorary Members: Barbara K. Jackson • Margrit Mondavi Ex Officio: Linda P.B. Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis • Ralph J. Hexter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Davis • Jo Anne Boorkman, President, Friends of Mondavi Center Jessie Ann Owens, Dean, Division of Humanities, Arts & Cultural Studies, College of Letters & Sciences, UC Davis • Don Roth, Executive Director, Mondavi Center, UC Davis • Erin Schlemmer, Chair, Arts & Lectures Administrative Advisory Committe

The Friends of Mondavi Center is an active donor-based volunteer organization tha supports activities of the Mondavi Center’s presenting

program. Deeply committed to arts education, Friends volunteer their time and financial support for learning opportunities related to Mondavi Center performances. When you join the Friends of Mondavi Center, you are able to choose from a variety of activities and work with other Friends who share your interests. For information on becoming a Friend of Mondavi Center, email Jennifer Mast at jmmast@ucdavis.edu or call 530.754.5431.

12–13 Friends Executive Board & standing committee chairs: Jo Anne Boorkman, President • Sandi Redenbach, Vice President • Francie Lawyer, Secretary • Jim Coulter, Audience Enrichment • Lydia Baskin, School Matinee Support • Leslie Westergaard, Mondavi Center Tours • Karen Street, School Outreach • Martha Rehrman, Friends Events • Jacqueline Gray, Membership • Eunice Adair Christensen, Gift Shop Manager, Ex Officio • Joyce Donaldson, Chancellor’s Designee, Ex-Officio

Arts & Lectures Administrative Advisory Committee The Arts & Lectures Administrative Advisory Committee is made up of interested students, faculty and staff who attend performances, review programming opportunities and meet monthly with the director of the Mondavi Center. They provide advice and feedback for the Mondavi Center staff throughout the performance season.

12–13 committee members:

Erin Schlemmer • Jim Forkin • Erin Jackson * Sharon Knox • Maria Pingul Prabhakara Choudary • Charles Hunt • Lee Miller Gabrielle Nevitt Schipper Burkhard • Carson Cooper • Daniel Friedman • Kelly Gove • Aaron Hsu Susan Perez • Don Roth • Jeremy Ganter • Erin Palmer

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Policies and Information Ticket Exchange • • • • • • • •

Tickets must be exchanged at least one business day prior to the performance. Tickets may not be exchanged after the performance date. There is a $5 exchange fee per ticket for non-subscribers and Pick 3 purchasers. If you exchange for a higher-priced ticket, the difference will be charged. The difference between a higher and a lower-priced ticket on exchange is non-refundable. Subscribers and donors may exchange tickets at face value toward a balance on their account. All balances must be applied toward the same presenter and expire June 30 of the current season. Balances may not be transferred between accounts. All exchanges subject to availability. All ticket sales are final for events presented by non-UC Davis promoters. No refunds.

Parking You may purchase parking passes for individual Mondavi Center events for $7 per event at the parking lot or with your ticket order. Rates are subject to change. Parking passes that have been lost or stolen will not be replaced.

Group Discounts Entertain friends, family, classmates or business associates and save! Groups of 20 or more qualify for a 10% discount off regular prices. Payment must be made in a single check or credit card transaction. Please call 530.754.2787 or 866.754.2787.

Student Tickets (50% off the full single ticket price*) Student tickets are to be used by registered students matriculating toward a degree, age 18 and older, with a valid student ID card. Each student ticket holder must present a valid student ID card at the door when entering the venue where the event occurs, or the ticket must be upgraded to regular price.

Children (50% off the full single ticket price*) Children’s tickets are for all patrons age 17 and younger. No additional discounts may be applied. As a courtesy to other audience members, please use discretion in bringing a young child to an evening performance. All children, regardless of age, are required to have tickets, and any child attending an evening performance should be able to sit quietly through the performance.

Privacy Policy The Mondavi Center collects information from patrons solely for the purpose of gaining necessary information to conduct business and serve our patrons efficiently. We sometimes share names and addresses with other not-for-profit arts organizations. If you do not wish to be included in our e-mail communications or postal mailings, or if you do not want us to share your name, please notify us via e-mail, U.S. mail or telephone. Full Privacy Policy at MondaviArts.org.

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Accommodations for Patrons with Disabilities The Mondavi Center is proud to be a fully accessible state-of-the-art public facility that meets or exceeds all state and federal ADA requirements. Patrons with special seating needs should notify the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at the time of ticket purchase to receive reasonable accommodation. The Mondavi Center may not be able to accommodate special needs brought to our attention at the performance. Seating spaces for wheelchair users and their companions are located at all levels and prices for all performances. Requests for sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, Braille programs and other reasonable accommodations should be made with at least two weeks’ notice. The Mondavi Center may not be able to accommodate last minute requests. Requests for these accommodations may be made when purchasing tickets at 530.754.2787 or TDD 530.754.5402.

Special Seating Mondavi Center offers special seating arrangements for our patrons with disabilities. Please call the Ticket Office at 530.754.2787 [TDD 530.754.5402].

Assistive Listening Devices Assistive Listening Devices are available for Jackson Hall and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Receivers that can be used with or without hearing aids may be checked out at no charge from the Patron Services Desk near the lobby elevators. The Mondavi Center requires an ID to be held at the Patron Services Desk until the device is returned.

Elevators The Mondavi Center has two passenger elevators serving all levels. They are located at the north end of the Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, near the restrooms and Patron Services Desk.

Restrooms All public restrooms are equipped with accessible sinks, stalls, babychanging stations and amenities. There are six public restrooms in the building: two on the Orchestra level, two on the Orchestra Terrace level and two on the Grand Tier level.

Service Animals Mondavi Center welcomes working service animals that are necessary to assist patrons with disabilities. Service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Please contact the Mondavi Center Ticket Office if you intend to bring a service animal to an event so that appropriate seating can be reserved for you.

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