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14–15 Dear Friends, I am proud to present the Mondavi Center 2014–15 season to you. Our intention is to bring our region a diverse gathering of artists and thinkers from around the globe—and to treat you to evenings of grand spectacle alongside small-scale events of charm and intimacy. When you come to Jackson Hall for the U.S. premiere of Akram Khan’s iTMOi, you will be treated to an evening adventure of dance, sound, costume and scenic effects, unmatched in our area since we hosted Ballet Preljocaj’s Blanche Neige. When you join us in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre for one of our “Visions” programs, you will be up close and personal with some of the most innovative artists working today, artists whose work reflects the spirit of discovery that we find all around us on the UC Davis campus. And throughout the season, you will find musicians immersed in our global and American heritages, the leading artists of jazz, modern dance and classical music. You will recognize many of the names in this brochure: the London Symphony Orchestra with Michael Tilson Thomas, jazz masters Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso, and the classical music whirlwind Lang Lang. Others may be new to you, like The Gloaming and Tanya Tagaq—but take one of our subscription series journeys, and like many Mondavi Center regulars you may find your most rewarding experience with an artist new to you. I have tried to put a number of such wonderful but lesser known artists on your radar by marking them with the special “Director’s Choice”

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As always, I encourage you to rejoice in the familiar, to discover something new and to join us in the comfort and beauty of our Mondavi Center. I thank you in advance for taking this journey in 2014–15. Sincerely,

Don Roth, Ph.D. Executive Director

Welcome to our 2014–15 Season!


2014–15 | Season of Performing Arts

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Dance Series

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San Francisco Symphony Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestre de la Suisse Romande London Symphony Orchestra Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra 7

Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Vocals

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Rising Stars of Opera

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Brian Jagde, tenor

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Wells Fargo

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Tanya Tagaq Lara Downes, piano

Zuill Bailey, cello

Capital Public Radio

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So Percussion

Studio Jazz Series

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EarFilms

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Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

39 Cyrille Aimée 39 Billy Childs Quartet 39 Donny McCaslin Group

John Charles Britton, guitar

Academy of Ancient Music Itzhak Perlman, violin Lang Lang, piano Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

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Empyrean Ensemble

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Sooner or Later

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UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

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So Percussion

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Marvels Series

15 Regina Carter 15 Dr. John & The Nite Trippers 15 Arlo Guthrie 17 The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 17 Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host 18 Max Raabe and Palast Orchester

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The Hot Sardines

Holidays

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Cantus

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Mariachi Sol de Mexico

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American Bach Soloists

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Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and Delfeayo Marsalis Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Brad Mehldau Trio Gregory Porter

Distinguished Speakers Series 41 Nada Bakos 41 Temple Grandin 41 Dan Savage

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David Sedaris

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Julian Sands

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The Servant

31 Mummenschanz 31 Les 7 Doigts de la Main 31 Quixotic

Young Artists Competition

Hallmark Inn, Davis

Children’s Stage Series 33 The Very Hungry Caterpillar 33 Dr. Professor Tomáš Kubínek 33 The Composer Is Dead

World Stage Series 34 35 35

Caetano Veloso The Gloaming Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela

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Young Artists All-Stars

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YAC Competition Final

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YAC Winners Concert

Alexander String Quartet Series 47 ASQ 1 & 2: Mozart Transcendent

48 UC Davis Department of Music 49 UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance 50 Mondavi Center Engagement 51 Mondavi Center Arts Education 52 53 54 55

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Orchestra

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Our signature series, Western Health Advantage Orchestra represents the pinnacle of symphonic music, acclaimed soloists and rich repertoire, all performed in the rich acoustic environment of Jackson Hall.

One of the world’s leading orchestras makes its Jackson Hall premiere!

London Symphony Orchestra


2014–15 | Orchestra Series

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Christian Zacharias, conductor and soloist

Jiří Bělohlávek, chief conductor and music director Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Charles Dutoit, conductor Nikolai Lugansky, piano

For more than a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. Conducted by Antonín Dvořák in its inaugural performance, the orchestra has had a series of acclaimed conductors and music directors over the years, but the partnership between Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Philharmonic is among the most celebrated in the orchestra’s history. The program features works from two Czech composers, Janáček and Dvořák, and will be capped off with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet displaying his technical and interpretive prowess in Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto.

One of today’s foremost conductors, Charles Dutoit, returns to the Mondavi Center after his stunning 11–12 season appearance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Dutoit is a longtime champion of 20th Century composers like Bartok, Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy. Joining Dutoit for this program is Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky. The 40-yearold virtuoso, who has earned critical acclaim for performing Rachmaninoff ’s great Paganini Rhapsody under Dutoit’s baton in Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Chicago, will be tackling Rachmaninov in this performance. A pianist of extraordinary depth and versatility, Lugansky has been described as “riveting” by London’s Telegraph.

One of the pleasures of a Mondavi Center season is the return of the San Francisco Symphony. This program is a stirring reminder of this premier orchestra’s range. Copland’s joyous Appalachian Spring, for which the composer won a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most beloved pieces in the American repertoire. Foremost Mozart interpreter Christian Zacharias conducts the Piano Concerto No. 20 from the keyboard and Haydn’s Symphony No. 93 from the podium in this concert, which also includes the slender, lovely Morton Feldman elegy for his piano teacher, Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety.

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Appalachian Spring Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor K. 466 Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety Symphony No 93 in D Major

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friday, february 13, 2015 8PM

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Janáček Liszt Dvořák

Taras Bulba Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, Op. 23 Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

Stravinsky Rachmaninoff Debussy Ravel

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The Song of the Nightingale Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra Ibéria Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Fri, Apr 17

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London Symphony Orchestra

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, principal guest conductor Yuja Wang, piano

Myung-Whun Chung, music director and conductor

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra makes its Jackson Hall premiere. This international debut also marks a warm return for Michael Tilson Thomas as conductor and brilliant pianist Yuja Wang. Thomas and Wang will be familiar partners to Mondavi Center orchestra fans—their previous performance together with the San Francisco Symphony in May 2009 was a stunning reading of Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto. Here, the program includes Shostakovich’s lovely Second Piano Concerto, Britten’s Four Sea Interludes and Sibelius’s Second Symphony.

saturday, march 21, 2015 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Long a powerful and primary shaper of Korea’s classical music scene, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has only recently begun reaching beyond its borders to share its tremendous musical gifts. Music director and conductor Myung-Whun Chung has directed the SPO since 2005, urging the organization forward with compelling programming, from Mozart to Messiaen, and far-reaching initiatives that take classical music into schools and the community. For its Mondavi Center debut, the SPO pairs Prokofiev’s dramatic Romeo and Juliet suite with Brahms’ majestic final symphony.

friday, April 17, 2015 8PM

$66

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Britten Shostakovich Sibelius

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in C Minor, Op. 35 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

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Suite from Romeo and Juliet Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

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Prokofiev Brahms

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra Robert Spano, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola

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The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level. This unique professional training (and the full tuition scholarships provided to all of its students) has enabled Curtis alumni like Lang Lang, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein and others to assume prominent positions in America’s leading orchestras as well as ensembles around the world. One of the fruits of the focus on performance is the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Already a fixture in Curtis’s home town, Philadelphia, the ensemble draws its members from the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, which has been praised for its “otherworldly ensemble and professional level of sophistication” (The New York Times). Conductor Robert Spano leads the ensemble in a program that includes masterpieces by Mozart and Prokofiev, a new viola concerto by Curtis alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon, performed by soloist (and Curtis president) Roberto Díaz; and a new vocal composition by Spano.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 8PM • JH Add-on & CYO

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Symphony No. 1 in D Major Concerto for Viola Hölderlin-Lieder Lebenslauf Sokrates and Alkibiades An Die Parzen Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 (“Jupiter”)

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Maria Valdes

Zanda Svede

Christian Baldini

Julia Bullock, soprano

Director’s Choice

Brian Jagde, tenor

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UC Davis Symphony Orchestra,

American tenor Brian Jagde, the featured singer in our 2013 Rising Stars of Opera performance, is emerging as one of the top lyric tenors to watch. In the San Francisco Classical Voice’s words: “Jagde supplied what so many other tenors on today’s main stage lack: soul ... Jagde made me believe in his singing.” He recently made his debuts at the Metropolitan Opera (as Count Elemer in Arabella) and at Opéra de Limoges (as Don José in Carmen). The former Adler Fellow returns to the San Francisco Opera in the summer of 2014 as Cavardossi in Tosca.

In the spring of 1986, four women got together to hear what medieval chant and polyphony would sound like when sung by female voices. 25 albums—and scores of accolades— later, this remarkable group has become a fixture on concert stages around the world. For this special date, Anonymous 4 joins renowned singer and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky to perform their newest project, 1865. Using songs originally written for the stage and for the parlor, and in songs and instrumental tunes from the hills and back roads of America, 1865 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by focusing on the personal experiences of men, women and children from the North and the South who had sacrificed love and life upon the altar of freedom.

Rising Stars of Opera Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows: Maria Valdes, soprano Zanda Svede, mezzo-soprano Mark Morash, piano Rising Stars of Opera presents San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, a select group of exceptionally gifted young singers who are gracing renowned opera house stages throughout the world. Now a celebrated Mondavi Center tradition, the Rising Stars of Opera performance will feature 2012 Young Concert Artists winner Julia Bullock, and current Adler Fellows Maria Valdes and Zanda Svede with arias by Mozart, Bellini and Poulenc. This special event is provided free to the community through the generosity of our dear Mondavi Center friend, Barbara K. Jackson

1865 (with Bruce Molsky)

wednesday, february 18, 2015 8PM • JH Add-on & CYO

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$53

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Friday, March 6, 2015 8PM • JH Stage Add-on & CYO

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“A luminous full voice, round and shining and shifting and elusive as a ball of mercury”


Concert

Wells Fargo

“I am not a pianist that behaves ... Like Liszt says, you need to make that music live again.�

Our Wells Fargo Concert Series features the finest classical musicians working today.

Lang Lang


2014–15 | Concert Series

Academy of Ancient Music

Concert Itzhak Perlman, violin Rohan De Silva, piano

Richard Egarr, music director

Thursday, November 13, 2014 8PM $66

$53

Saturday, January 17, 2015 8PM

$32

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J.S. Bach

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Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his talent, charm and humanitarian efforts, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world. Communicating an irrepressible joy for making music, the violin virtuoso is one of the most in demand artists in music. His sold-out performances at the Mondavi Center have been delighting local audiences for more than a decade. Classical music’s most prominent ambassador, Perlman has been granted a Kennedy Center Honor, a National Medal of Arts, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Academy of Ancient Music explores the original intentions of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suites using the expressive power of period instruments—flutes made of wood, trumpets without valves, strings woven from animal gut. But for all its authenticity, the Academy is hardly old-fashioned; in fact, The Independent hails them as “the ultimate raspberry to anyone who thinks baroque music is predictable.” In this program, music director Richard Egarr takes the audience on a guided journey through these four masterpieces of melody, harmony and orchestration, rediscovering vital sounds that have not been heard for hundreds of years.


2014–15 | Concert Series

Concert Lang Lang, piano

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Since a young age, Lang Lang has delighted and inspired audiences with his extraordinary musical talent and ebullient personality. The first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras, Lang Lang certainly qualifies for consideration as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” (The New York Times). He returns to the Mondavi Center following his sold out performance in 2012, to share more of his brilliant musicianship.

Following a sold-out Jackson Hall performance of the full orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields returns with its renowned Chamber Ensemble. With more than 500 recordings to date and more than a dozen gold discs on the Billboard Classical Chart, the Academy is one of the most-recorded and best-selling classical groups in the world, renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. The wide-ranging program includes Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. Scored in 1825 when the composer was 16, the work was a birthday gift for his violin teacher.

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Strauss Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85 Schoenberg Transfigured Night for String Sextet, Op. 4 Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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Jeremy Denk, piano MacArthur “Genius,” blogger and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year, pianist Jeremy Denk has established himself as one of America’s most thought-provoking and compelling artists. In his previous appearance at the Mondavi Center, Denk accompanied legendary violinist Joshua Bell. This time Denk, whose performance The New York Times described as “bracing, effortlessly virtuosic and utterly joyous,” returns for his first solo recital. The program includes a new Music Accord commission, “Sonata,” by composer and pianist Brad Mehldau, “one of the most consistently fascinating voices in current jazz” (JazzTimes). (Mehldau also makes an appearance in the 2014-15 season with his acclaimed trio, pg. 37.) Denk will perform the Brahms-inspired work along with works by Schubert, Schumann and Janáček.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 8PM • JH Add-on & CYO

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American Heritage From folk to blues to gospel to country, and all points in between, a celebration of our musical legacy.

Combining blues, jazz, R&B, funk, boogie woogie and psychedelic rock and roll into a unique New Orleansstyle gumbo.

Dr. John


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Arlo Guthrie

Regina Carter

“A knockout violinist.”

—O Magazine

Southern Comfort

50th Anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant

Widely recognized as the finest jazz violinist working today, Regina Carter has taken her fans on a fascinating musical journey over the past 25 years. The former MacArthur Fellow has charted a highly personal course through multiple musical landscapes, from tributes to her mother, her hometown of Detroit and Niccolo Paganini, to 2010’s Reverse Thread, a contemporary celebration of traditional African music. The next step in her musical odyssey, Southern Comfort, explores the folk songs and spirituals her paternal grandfather, a coal miner, would have heard as he toiled in Alabama.

Arlo Guthrie returns to the Mondavi Center just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event that spurred his landmark musical monologue “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” A beloved 1960s counterculture singer-songwriter and social commentator, Guthrie brings his singular voice to the stage at Jackson Hall to tell his timeless stories and sing his unforgettable classic tunes—with a rare chance to hear the current iteration of “Alice’s Restaurant,” his always expanding, extended musical monologue that galvanized a generation.

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2014–15 | American Heritage Series

Director’s Choice

Thursday, April 16, 2015 8PM

American Heritage

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Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

The winner of six Grammy awards and a 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, New Orleans native Dr. John has had a long and storied career matched only by his life experience. Combining blues, jazz, R&B, funk, boogie woogie and psychedelic rock and roll into a unique gumbo, Dr. John has recorded more than 20 albums, including legendary projects like Gris-Gris and Right Time, Wrong Place. “The Night Tripper” is still charging headfirst into new projects, including 2012’s Locked Down (produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach), which is a keen reminder that there is plenty of funk left in the tank of this legend. mondaviarts.org

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With a Twist Expect the unexpected in this popular, fun-loving series!

“Equal parts heart and humor” —The Washington Post

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host


With a repertoire ranging from Robert Johnson to the Sex Pistols, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain tackles an ambitious range of music—on just four strings. The singing Ukulele players believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. When all you have to defend yourself is a “bonsai guitar,” the Ukes’ preferred putdown for their chosen instrument, it helps to have a sense of humor. Renowned for its “perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humor” (The Independent), the ensemble wields the limitations of the instrument with virtuosic expertise.

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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This show has legs. This American Life host Ira Glass has joined forces with choreographer/dancer Monica Bill Barnes & dancer Anna Bass to combine two art forms, radio storytelling and dance, that—as Glass puts it—“have no business being together.” It is an evening of storytelling that The Washington Post calls “equal parts heart and humor.” Glass delivers his trademark narratives, and dancers Barnes and Bass (whom The Washington Post calls “the Tina Fey of dance” ) evoke characters through movement. So, same great Ira Glass, this time with dance moves.

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2014–15 | With A Twist Series

“Martini-dry wit” and Weimar-era cabaret—with a twist!

Director’s Choice

Max Raabe and Palast Orchester Berlin’s famed crooner Max Raabe and his 12-piece Palast Orchester present their elegant collection of meticulously recreated German and American standards of the 1920s and 30s. More Fred Astaire than Joel Grey, the burnished baritone with a “martini-dry wit” and his orchestra bring Weimar-era cabaret to life with masterful showmanship and polished performances. As The Boston Globe says “ the show goes beyond mere surface; this is serious music-making. The 12-piece band ... is vibrant, versatile, exquisitely balanced, and tight as a bow tie.”

thursday, April 2, 2015 8PM Add-on & CYO

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The Hot Sardines

A powerful punch of fun!

With a salty stride piano, blustery brass lineup, French-born singer and fast-tapping percussion, the band’s sound is French hot jazz meets New Orleans brass. The Sardines make the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: straight-up, footstomping jazz with live performances that pack a powerful punch of fun. Sultry standards from the 20s, 30s and 40s come alive with a vibrancy that captivates and lingers long after the show is over.

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Wednesday–Saturday, October 15–18, 2014 8PM • VST Add-on & CYO

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Celebrate the Holidays with us! All performances in Jackson Hall

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Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Cantus

A Christmas Spectacular

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 All is Calm reimagines the remarkable moment in World War I when soldiers put down their guns and left the trenches to meet their enemies, sing carols and exchange gifts in No Man’s Land. Through a mix of holiday songs, readings from war journals, poetry and period radio broadcasts, the all-male vocal ensemble Cantus immerses the audience in this extraordinary moment in history. The group’s impeccable a cappella singing, engaging stage personality and interpretive power make All is Calm a holiday event that captures the true meaning of the season.

Friday, December 5, 2014 8PM • JH Add-on & CYO

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125 years of proud tradition is embodied in Hernandez and his Mariachi Sol De Mexico. A fifth generation mariachi musician, Maestro Hernandez founded Mariachi Sol De Mexico in Los Angeles at the age of 23, but his musical lineage extends back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi, the State of Jalisco, Mexico. Nominated twice for a Latin Grammy, Sol De Mexico has broken countless cultural barriers in the United States, Mexico and the world. For this familyfriendly holiday concert, expect the pageantry of a Mexican Christmas, with familiar songs sung in both Spanish and English.

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An homage to the centennial of an extraordinary event in history.

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American Bach Soloists

Jeffrey Thomas, music director Messiah

—The Wall Street Journal

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Danú

20th Anniversary Tour What better way to toast St. Patrick’s Day than with the band The Irish Times calls “a spirit-raising concoction”? Celebrate the day of the year when everyone is a little Irish with one of Ireland’s most acclaimed traditional music ensembles. For two decades, this band hailing from County Waterford has been entertaining audiences internationally with its breathtaking vocals in Irish and English and virtuoso performances on traditional Celtic instruments. Irish Music Magazine rightly praises that Danú “stirs the blood and lifts the heart.”

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“A flawless ensemble”

Celebrating their 26th season, American Bach Soloists and Jeffrey Thomas have enjoyed widespread critical acclaim. The Wall Street Journal named them “the best American specialist in early music ... a flawless ensemble.” In a treasured holiday tradition, the American Bach Soloists return with music director Thomas conducting the period instrument orchestra, the acclaimed American Bach Choir and an outstanding quartet of soloists in a performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Celebrate the day when everyone is a little Irish!

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Dance

“Spellbinding. A dazzling road trip into the creative imagination of one of our foremost dance artists.” Movement, music and acclaimed choreography are hallmarks of this singular Mondavi Center series.

Akram Khan Company

—The Times, UK


Akram Khan Company

Wendy Whelan

iTMOi

Restless Creature

More than 100 years ago, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky famously debuted The Rite of Spring before a Parisian audience, an event that ended in violent mayhem and scandal. In this remarkable piece of dance theater Akram Khan investigates this iconoclastic milestone that shattered the comforts of traditional “pretty” composition. iTMOi (In The Mind Of Igor) continues the Company custom of challenging conventional dance compositions and, in that sense, extends the exploration of evoking emotions through patterns rather than through expression “using Stravinsky as the key, the guide, the map.”

Long acclaimed for her interpretations of Balanchine and Robbins, former New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan is simply too talented to be defined by the work of one choreographer. In the kickoff project of her New Works Initiative, Whelan will dance in a contemporary suite of duets with four rising choreographers. Set to music ranging from Max Richter and Philip Glass to Hauschka and Hilder Guðnadóttir, Whelan dances with contemporary artists Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo. The New York Times writes, “It’s hard to think of another woman who could dance these pieces, by four different choreographers, half so strikingly. Everything about her is riveting, interesting, unusual, intelligent.”

This program contains nudity and adult themes.

friday, October 24, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

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“An original voice” Ballet BC

—Dance Europe

A.U.R.A. and Petite Cérémonie Recently listed as one of Dance magazine’s “Top 25 to Watch,” this Vancouver, B.C. modern dance company has developed a bold repertoire of new works by acclaimed international choreographers. This program includes works by two of Europe’s most gifted choreographers, Jacopo Godani and Medhi Walerski. In a review of Godani’s A.U.R.A, The Boston Globe says “a subtle wit and the dancers’ commitment to every moment hold us in thrall.” Walerski, who is hailed as “an original voice“ by Dance Europe, created Petite Cérémonie, for Ballet BC. His choreography creates a dazzling landscape of movement and ideas. mondaviarts.org

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Get up close and personal with some of the most innovative artists working today, in a space that encourages engagement and discovery.

Tanya Tagaq

Nanook of the North In Tanya Tagaq, ancient meets modern in powerful, provocative ways. This spellbinding performance features the Inuit throat singer accompanying a screening of Nanook of the North (1922) with a live score. Tagaq’s mixed-media performance presented in partnership with the UC Davis Native American Studies Department, reclaims the controversial classic—considered the first feature-length documentary—capturing the sense of the sound of the Arctic spaces shown in the film, adding tremendous feeling and depth to what is a complex mix of beautiful representations and racially charged clichés.

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Lara Downes, piano Zuill Bailey, cello Some Other Time

Lara Downes and Zuill Bailey chose Leonard Bernstein’s Some Other Time as the title track of their first recording together because “it represents three central qualities that inspired this project: friendship, adventure and nostalgia.” Bernstein, Barber, Copland and Foss, who all wrote in the 1920s–40s, shared deep friendships during those action and adventure-packed decades. The music they composed created new possibilities for an American sound. Downes and Bailey, who first came together as musical partners over Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in 2009, bring the luster of the past and nostalgic longing of the present to these timeless American classics arranged for cello and piano.

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So Percussion “If you think about it, drums are the new violins” (The New York Times). For more than a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble. Hailed by The New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” So Percussion deftly navigates through the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. So has commissioned and performed works by some of the greatest contemporary American composers. The ensemble’s innovative work also includes a steady output of their own music. The group performs as part of the Music & Words festival, see p. 28.

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A new dimension in story-telling.

EarFilms Breathing new life into the tradition of storytelling, EarFilms produces “films” using purely audio and each listener’s imagination. Audience members are blindfolded, the better to be fully immersed in the 3D sound and cinematic musical score used to create a hyperreal aural experience. To Sleep To Dream, the first ever feature length EarFilm, embraces the imaginative potential of literature, empowering every listener to participate in the creative process by filling in the blanks, directing the camera angles and painting with sound.

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Schubert for voice and guitar

French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly is already gaining international notoriety for his “beautiful, blooming tone and magnetic stage presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). For this intimate recital, the former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and Rising Stars of Opera alumnus partners with guitarist John Charles Britton in a program of songs by Franz Schubert. The cabaret setting of the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, combined with the new arrangements for guitar by Britton, should make this an unforgettable way to experience the work of one of the most innovative lieder composers.

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Saturday May 16, 2015 8PM • VST Sunday, May 17, 2015 2PM • VST $28

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Philippe Sly, bass-baritone John Charles Britton, guitar


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Music Words & festival

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“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” —Mark Twain Great meaning can be inferred from the delivery and choice of words, be it in writing, a speech, or a song. The confluence of music and words is a logical connection, and from January 29–31, 2015, it will be explored in depth.


Empyrean Ensemble

Thursday, January 29, 2015 • 7PM Presented by the Department of Music, UC Davis. $8 Students and Children, $20 Adults Vanderhoef Studio Theatre | Cabaret Seating

Sooner or Later

This work by Bob Ostertag is based on the sampled audio of a boy from El Salvador in the process of burying his father. The piece has been described by High Performance Magazine as an “audio microscope” of the words spoken by the boy during this emotional experience.

friday, January 30, 2015 • 10PM Presented by the Department of Music, UC Davis. Free, ticketed; limit 4 per household Vanderhoef Studio Theatre | Cabaret Seating

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

This program will feature a work by a Music and Words Composer Fellow as well as composer-in-residence Melinda Wagner’s Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion, for which she won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Also: Berio's Sinfonia for 8 Amplified Voices and Orchestra.

saturday, January 31, 2015 • 7PM Presented by the Department of Music, UC Davis. $8 Students & Children, $12/15/17 Adults Jackson Hall | Orchestra Seating

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UC Davis’s own new music ensemble will present three new works composed by Music and Words Composer Fellows, as well as works by composer-inresidence Melinda Wagner, including her Four Settings for Soprano and Ensemble, based on texts by Emily Dickinson, Denise Levertov and Robert Desnos.

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So Percussion

Known for performing for a variety of audiences, this percussion quartet attracts composers, students, and curious ears. So Percussion will perform a program inspired by wordplay—more than just found or nontraditional percussion instruments.

friday, January 30, 2015 • 7PM $28 Presented by the Mondavi Center. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre | Cabaret Seating

So Percussion

—which last performed a John Cage-inspired program at the Mondavi Center in 2011—will perform this unique late-night concert. Of Cage’s Mallet Quartet, the BBC noted that So Percussion nailed the performance of the piece, “never letting the tapestry lapse into the flat or routine.”

saturday, January 31, 2015 • 10PM $28 Presented by the Mondavi Center. Vanderhoef Studio Theatre | Cabaret Seating

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Marvels Visual delights and physical feats ... fun for the young and the young at heart.

Les 7 Doigts de la Main


Mummenschanz

For more than 40 years the famed Swiss-based visual theater company Mummenschanz has dazzled audiences. For the first time ever the Mondavi Center is proud to present this captivating wordless universe. Mummenschanz creates a playful and memorable theater experience through an inventive use of shadow and light and creative manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks. The visually stunning spectacle sparks the imagination and transcends cultural barriers. The pioneering group, which has roots in pantomime, humorously communicates timeless truths and insights on the human condition using a purely nonverbal universal “language.”

2014–15 | Marvels Series

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Quixotic

Sequence 8 Translated literally as “The 7 Fingers of the Hand,” Les 7 Doigts represents the seven founding directors of this remarkable cirque company from Montreal. Their newest creation, Sequence 8, takes movement-based art into wildly new directions, blending emotional dynamics to the point of explosion and propulsion. Unpredictable and captivating, Les 7 Doigts gives the contemporary circus an extreme makeover with all the beautifully awkward dexterity of a seven-fingered hand.

TED sensation Quixotic is an ensemble of artists that fuse sound, fashion, movement and technology to create a total sensory art form. Lush strings and primal drums mix with digital symphonies, aerial acrobatics, dance, theater, fashion, film, music and visual effects. The ensemble’s inventive “electronic dance music meets Cirque” approach harnesses light, rhythm, movement and emotion to challenge perceptions and explore possibilities. Quixotic pushes the boundaries of sound, color, and agile artistry and takes flight.

sunday, february 8, 2015 3PM

sunday, April 12, 2015 3PM

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“Mesmerizing.”

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—The Atlantic

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Children’s Stage

“Masterfully played comedy ... That secret mixture of daring, talent, and utter foolishness.”

Introducing the delight of live performance to our youngest patrons.

Tomáš Kubínek


2014–15 | Children’s Stage Series

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites

Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

Three beloved children’s tales by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Eric Carle are brought to life through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. Carle’s best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world. This triple-bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis plus the Little Cloud’s travels, and the Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. The stage adaptation, presented by the acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, teaches as well as entertains and is great for ages 3 and up.

Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible—who wouldn’t want that on their business card? Do not see Dr. Professor Tomáš Kubínek because he has appeared in more than 30 countries and had a sold-out run on Broadway. Do not go because The New York Times called his work “absolutely expert and consistently charming!” Go because it’s madcap fun. This inventive comic genius and virtuoso vaudevillian combines talent, silliness, clowning, mime, acrobatics and music. He creates magical spaces. This is physical theater at its best. This familyfriendly performance promises to leave everyone of all ages charmed, laughing and inspired.

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Davis High School Orchestra, Angelo Moreno, director and conductor According to popular children’s book author Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler), “Anyone who enjoys classical music knows that members of the orchestra are automatically suspicious people, accused constantly of various treacheries.” In this entertaining murder mystery and dramatic musical piece, the composer is dead and the entire orchestra is suspect. Did someone from the Davis High School Orchestra kill him? After their performance at Carnegie Hall in 2006, are they now above the law? Or was it the piano player, Lara Downes? Everyone seems to have a motive, alibi, and musical instrument. Was it the violins? Trumpet? What took place on that well-orchestrated evening? Join the investigation and help us solve the mystery.

sunday, april 19, 2015 3PM Add-on & CYO

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World Stage

opening night!

An annual voyage around the globe with the world’s most remarkable musicians.

Caetano Veloso It is impossible to overstate the influence Latin Grammy winner and Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso has had on the world of music. As one of the primary movers of the Tropicália movement, Caetano is a musical and political revolutionary who, with colleagues like Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and Os Mutantes, redefined Brazilian music and culture for future generations. He continues to set remarkably high standards as a singer, songwriter and performer, releasing a string of albums on Nonesuch records that incorporate elements of rock, reggae, fado, tango, samba canao, baiao and rap. Caetano’s music defies boundaries and yet remains undeniably Brazilian.

THursday, september 18, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Brazil’s beloved “Father of Tropicália”


The Gloaming

“Moves the music of Ireland in fascinating new directions.” —The New Yorker

Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. Merging Irish tunes, sean nós singing, and instrumental explorations over a backbone of spare minimalism, these five accomplished musicians— New York pianist Thomas Bartlett, Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird (Afro Celt Sound System)—carve new paths connecting the Irish folk tradition and New York’s contemporary music scene.

2014–15 | World Stage Series

Director’s Choice

Friday, november 14, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Legendary South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and vocalist Vusi Mahlasela join together in a musical celebration of freedom and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Masekela’s hit song, “Bring Him Back Home”—written while in exile from his homeland—became an anthem for the Free Nelson Mandela movement. Best known for his Grammy-nominated single “Grazing in the Grass,” Masekela has collaborated with such icons as Miriam Makeba, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Belafonte, Herb Alpert, Fela Kuti, Franco, and Paul Simon. Vusi Mahalasela is simply known as “The Voice” in South Africa. He performed at Mandela’s inauguration and continues to spread Mandela’s message as an ambassador to his HIV/AIDS initiative.

tuesday, march 10, 2015 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Jackson Hall Jazz

Capital Public Radio

A wonder of telepathy strengthened by family bonds.

Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and Delfeayo Marsalis The Last Southern Gentlemen For most of the country, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is best known as the patriarch of America’s first family of jazz. But back home in New Orleans, the masterful pianist is a Friday night regular at Snug Harbor, where he draws on more than 50 years as a jazz musician. Now the rest of us get to share the fun thanks to the newest project from his second son, trombonist Delfeayo. The Last Southern Gentlemen brings blues, ballads and grooves together to pay tribute to the sweet, gentle sounds of the South. Joined by Grammy Award-winner John Clayton on bass and Marvin “Smitty” Smith on drums, The Last Southern Gentlemen is a wonder of music telepathy strengthened by family bonds.

friday, september 19, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

Unparalleled genius presented on our grandest stage.

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2014–15 | Jackson Hall Jazz Series

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra If New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, then trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and the 18-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchestra are the proud standard bearers of that city’s indelible legacy. The Grammywinning Mayfield is a consummate entertainer, leading the big band through New Orleans classics and works by Basie and Ellington. All the while, he is living out the NOJO’s Vision of enhancing every day of life with jazz, one delightful performance at a time.

tuesday, november 18, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Brad Mehldau Trio

Director’s Choice

“One of the most consistently fascinating voices in current jazz” (JazzTimes), pianist and composer Brad Mehldau is an intensely expressive improviser and ambitious and adventurous composer. (For further proof of the latter, see Jeremy Denk’s recital on page 13, where he will perform a stunning new Mehldau piece.) For the past two decades, Mehldau has shined brightest when masterfully stretching, freeing and refining the collective creative possibilities of the trio format. His celebrated group features two responsive and equally brilliant sidemen—bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard.

A recent Grammy win for Best Vocal Jazz Album (Liquid Spirit) only confirmed what has been obvious for some time: Gregory Porter’s time has come. As remarkable as his rich baritone voice is, it is his gift for songwriting that truly sets him apart. A natural storyteller, he redefines the emotional tenor of what jazz singing can be, weaving elements of folk, R&B and soul into melodies that seem fresh and timeless at the same time. In his Grammy acceptance speech, Porter recalled the advice of his mother as he considered a career as a singer: “Sing with an understanding.” Like all good sons, he did well to listen, and we all share in the remarkable results.

thursday, December 4, 2014 8PM

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Monday, January 19, 2015 7PM Add-on & CYO

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Studio Jazz

Capital Public Radio

“A voice like fine whisky— oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness.” Your favorite jazz club, right here in the Mondavi Center.

—The Washington Post

Cyrille Aimée


2014–15 | Studio Jazz Series

Jazz Cyrille Aimée

Billy Childs Quartet

Donny McCaslin Group

The Washington Post says Cyrille Aimée has “a voice like fine whiskey—oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness.” Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Vocal Competition, the French/Dominican Chanteuse was raised in the village where legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt once lived, and it shows. In this program she pays tribute to that legacy, leading two guitarists through a musical vision that combines gypsy, jazz and Brazilian influences to mesmerizing effect.

A piano prodigy from the age of six, Billy Childs has forged a remarkable career that combines engaging work as a composer and steady gigs as a bandleader. Awards and accolades have followed him at every step, including three Grammys, a Guggenheim Fellowship (for his compositions and arrangements) and the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. And he also keeps good company on the bandstand, with notable collaborators including Yo-Yo Ma, Sting, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Jack DeJohnette and Wynton Marsalis. For this Studio Jazz run, he leads a quartet that includes drummer Eric Harland, a Mondavi Center favorite.

Powerhouse saxophonist Donny McCaslin pairs his trademark hard-charging sound with lurching dub rhythms, swirling electronica-inspired atmospheres, funk-inflected electrified elements and arena-rock power. McCaslin, who has worked with luminaries like Gary Burton and Dave Douglas, fuses a wealth of cutting-edge influences into a single visionary voice. From angular tunes to lyrical ballads he continues his exploration of all facets of modern jazz sounds. His latest release Casting for Gravity follows on the heels of 2011’s highly acclaimed Perpetual Motion.

Wednesday–Saturday, October 8–11, 2014 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Wednesday–Saturday, February 4–7, 2015 8PM Add-on & CYO

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“Fiercely contemporary and exploratory, though not so abstract as to be inaccessible. The man digs into the material, no question, and never runs out of ideas—or passion.”

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Distinguished Speakers

“I have thick skin, but I have a heart.�

Dan Savage Provocative and engaging conversations with some of the most important thinkers of our time.


Temple Grandin

Former CIA Analyst and Targeting Officer

Campus Community Book Project

The Navy SEALs’ raid on Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 1, 2011 took approximately 40 minutes. The CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden took two decades. Often described as “the loneliest profession on earth,” analysts for the Central Intelligence Agency work fearlessly in the shadows of the front lines in the War on Terror. Nada Bakos served as a Targeting Officer in the Counterterrorism Center—the nerve center for all high value, actionable intelligence in the top-secret war against Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. It is here that Ms. Bakos’ unique skill set thrived in mining and interpreting pertinent pieces of information in volumes of data that eventually played a major role in capturing the most wanted man in history.

The subject of an HBO film and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a prominent adult with autism and outspoken proponent of autism awareness. Her best-selling books provide a perspective into the autistic brain and share the latest research on causes and treatments. Grandin, who is a professor of animal science, has built a successful career designing livestock handling systems. Based on natural animal behavior, her designs promote the humane treatment of animals. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Campus Community Book Project— a program to promote dialogue and build community through selected readings. The Project’s 2014–15 theme is disabilities, and its book selection is Grandin’s Thinking in Pictures.

Wednesday, january 21, 2015 8PM Add-on & CYO

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Dan Savage

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 8PM $44

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May contain mature language and content.

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Dan Savage is a writer and LGBT rights activist. His sex advice column, “Savage Love,” is syndicated internationally. Savage is also the author of American Savage; Savage Love; and The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant (PEN West Award for Creative Nonfiction, Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction). In 2010, Savage co-created a YouTube video to provide hope and inspire change for LGBT youth. Today, the It Gets Better Project has inspired more than 50,000 videos, the It Gets Better book, and an MTV documentary. The videos have been viewed globally more than 50 million times.

2014–15 | Distinguished Speakers Series

Nada Bakos


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Storytellers

David Sedaris On the heels of two sold-out—and side-splittingly funny—performances at the Mondavi Center, David Sedaris, one of America’s preeminent humor writers, makes a welcome return to Jackson Hall. Whether he is reading from one of his many best-selling essay collections, recommending a must-read book or answering questions from the audience, Sedaris remains a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Sedaris has also been nominated for three Grammy Awards and his original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International. His most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, became an immediate best-seller.

sunday, november 16, 2014 7PM • JH Add-on & CYO

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One of America’s preeminent humor writers.

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Director’s Choice A Celebration of Harold Pinter Directed by John Malkovich Actor Julian Sands is best known for a film career that includes A Room with a View. But early on in his career, he was “apprenticed” by Harold Pinter. The Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet spent hours with the actor on how his work should be delivered. Every pause. Every nuance in tone. This extraordinary collaboration became the foundation for this rich, humorous solo show, which will be presented on stage in Jackson Hall. Directed by John Malkovich, this celebration brings Pinter—the man—to life through a halfcentury of his poetry and prose.

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Julian Sands

A celebration of one of the most influential modern British dramatists.

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The Servant Directed by Joseph Losey (1963) Screenplay by Harold Pinter mondaviarts.org

Not rated. 116 Minutes.

Monday, february 23, 2015 7PM • JH Free with purchase of Julian Sands performance.

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Young Artists Competition The annual 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.

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Young Artist Competition Founder Lara Downes Tianpeng Yu

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YAC Finals

YAC Winners Concert

A special reunion concert featuring the 2014 Young Artists Competition Founder’s Prize winner, 22-year-old pianist Tianpeng Yu, as well as several audience favorite alumni of the YAC. In collaboration with Napa Valley Festival del Sole, sponsor of the YAC’s annual Bouchaine Young Artists Prize, we recognize the extraordinary talents that have graced the Mondavi Center stage at the Young Artists competition over the past eight years. These young musicians have been heard by listeners nationwide on NPR’s From the Top, and have performed on the world’s great stages including Carnegie Hall. Now they return to the Mondavi Center as we celebrate the achievements of these rising stars.

Witness the drama of the Young Artists Competition first-hand! These talented young musicians take the stage with their best repertoire before an esteemed panel of judges, competing for cash prizes and a spot in Sunday’s Winners Concert.

Mondavi Center resident pianist Lara Downes hosts the celebratory concert featuring the incredibly talented winners of the annual 2015 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition. The competition, held by live auditions in cities throughout the U.S., is juried by a panel of internationally renowned musicians, with winners in multiple instrumental categories.

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Alexander String Quartet


base of San Francisco, but is perhaps even more beloved in its second home: the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. The group returns for its thirteenth consecutive year on the Mondavi Center season to perform an all-new selection of the late chamber music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Renowned musicologist, author and composer Robert Greenberg provides commentary throughout the concert.

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MOZART TRANSCENDENT

In 1781, the 25 year-old Wolfgang Mozart moved to Vienna, there to freelance and make his fame and fortune in the capital city of German music. In the ten years that followed, until his death in 1791, he composed more masterworks in more genres than any other composer before or since. The tragedy of Mozart’s early death is compounded by the fact that during the last years of his life, his music acquired an entirely new level of intensity: polyphony intensity; developmental intensity; and waste-not-a-single note expressive intensity. And while we cannot know where Mozart’s muse might have taken him had he lived a longer life, we do know that the late quartets and quintets in this series stand as pre-eminent examples of his mature—and transcendent—musical voice.

—Robert Greenberg

Robert Greenberg

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The quartet performs this program without intermission, then remains for a Q&A session with the audience.

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Sunday, november 2, 2014 Mozart

Quartet in D Major, K. 499, “Hoffmeister”

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581

Sunday, January 11, 2015 Mozart

Quartet in D Major, K. 575, “Prussian”

Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 589, “Prussian”

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Quartet in F Major, K. 590, “Prussian”

Quintet for Strings in E-flat Major, K. 614

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(2PM performances only) Robert Greenberg, Ph.D. is music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the Univserity of California, Berkeley and has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world.

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UC Davis Music

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Christian Baldini, music director and conductor

University Chorus Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

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All performances take place in Jackson Hall at 7PM unless otherwise noted, and are $8 for students and youth, and $12/15/17 for adults.

Friday, October 10, 2014 • 8PM

Rising Stars of Opera, featuring Julia Bullock, soprano, and the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows in arias by Bellini, Mozart, and Poulenc. Free, ticketed; limit 4 per household

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love, Death, and Pranks Mozart: Overture to Idomeneo Mahler: Rückert Lieder with Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano Wagner: Vorspiel und Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Saturday, December 6, 2014

University Chorus and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Christian Baldini and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 31, 2015 This program will feature a work by a Music and Words Composer Fellow as well as composer-in-residence Melinda Wagner’s Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion—with Tod Brody, flute—for which she won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The program will also feature Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia with eight vocal soloists.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alumni Chorus, University Chorus, and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Ariadne’s Thread, Ecstasy, and Classicism Scriabin: Le Poème de l’extase Varèse: Amériques Beethoven: Violin Concerto with Alina Kobialka, violin

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Surprise and Drama, a program featuring the winner of the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition as well as Brahms’s Tragic Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”).

Friday, June 5, 2015

University Chorus

Daedalus String Quartet, photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

One-of-a-Kind Performances All performances take place in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at 7PM unless otherwise noted, and are $8 for students and youth, and $20 for adults.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Daedalus String Quartet

Friday, February 20, 2015

Samul GwangDae, Korean drumming Friday, April 24, 2015

Musics of the World with special gu ests, including the Korean Drumming Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, and the Samba School.

In addition to these fine concerts, the UC Davis Department of Music presents a series of free Shinkoskey Noon Concerts, often in the Yocha DeHe Grand Lobby. Also, the department and the Mondavi Center will co-present Music and Words festival, January 29–31, 2015. See page 28. For more specific information on these programs, visit music.ucdavis.edu or call 530.752.7896. As an exclusive benefit to Mondavi Center subscribers, tickets to UC Davis Department of Music events can be purchased with a subscription. Mondavi Center discounts do not apply. Contact the Mondavi Center Ticket Office for details. These events do not apply towards a CYO Subscription.


Arts

Fidelis Morgan has worked as an actor with The Royal Shakespeare Company, repertory companies in Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow, and served as Assistant Director of Glasgow Citizens Theatre. She is the author of Female Wits, which was the first study of Restoration female playwrights. She followed this with Female Playwrights of the Restoration, which Centlivre’s play is collected.

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Fall 2014 Granada Artist-in-Residence is Fidelis Morgan who will direct the Restoration comedy The Gambling Lady (Susanna Centlivre’s The Basset Table), which features Lady Reveller presiding over her gaming table, where classes cross and the stakes are high, and she can deflect the attention of her suitor.

Winter 2015 Granada Artist-in-Residence Bob McGrath will direct a free adaptation of Büchner’s Woyzeck by Neil Labute (author of In the Company of Men and The Shape of Things). Woyzeck, considered by some the first truly modern drama, concerns the dehumanizing effects of doctors and the military on a young man’s life and has continued to fascinate 20th and 21st century composers and playwrights since its re-discovery. Bob McGrath is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Ridge Theater in New York. He has directed theater and opera at venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, The American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Vineyard Theater, La MaMa E.T.C., and Arts at St. Ann’s. He has collaborated with renowned composers and writers and is the recipient of three OBIE awards. 

Look for announcements about our Spring Granada Artist-in-Residence. The 2014-15 Department of Theatre and Dance season of also offers many unique student driven productions in the spring including Mainstage Dance, which premieres original work by student choreographers, and our MFA Exploratory Showcase, in which graduating students share their work. We also curate a number of events through ITDP, our institute that invites applications from across campus to investigate various research questions through the medium of performance, often in the framework of a workshop or laboratory context. Past ITDP events include stilt-walking migrations, choreographic explorations of space, and original dramatic work stemming from classroom experiments.

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Bob McGrath

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s Granada Artist-in-Residence program brings prominent theater artists to Davis each academic quarter to teach and create a work for public performance. A special opportunity to work closely with major theater and dance practitioners, it is a unique experience for students and artists alike.

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Engagement

Fran Dolan, Professor, Dept. of English, UC Davis gives a Pre-Performance Talk.

Bottom left: Nicholas Kristof meets with students. Above: Ballet Hispanico answers questions during a post-performance Q&A.

At the Mondavi Center, we know

To that end, we endeavor to provide opportunities for our audiences and fans to develop these relationships.

that a great performance is often

Some of our most popular programs include:

just the beginning of a much deeper relationship between our audiences and the arts.

Pre-Performance Talks

Context, conversation and expert opinion from UC Davis faculty, guest artists and local experts. These popular half-hour talks are free to all event ticket holders.

Question & Answer Sessions

In a unique opportunity to share reactions and insights following select performances, we are fortunate to have the artists return to the stage to take questions from our audience.

Online Engagement

With support by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, the Mondavi Center has developed a number of initiatives to engage our audience online, including live video chats, informational videos and more. For futher information, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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Photo of Stephen Petronio dancer by Jaqlin Medlock

• Exposing young people to the full spectrum of the performing arts through school matinees and artist residencies. • Supporting the growth of young and adult artists by working with professional, mentoring artists-in-residence. • Providing professional development in the performing arts for teachers.

School Matinees

Professional Development

These hour-long performances are high-quality, curriculum-based learning experiences that support the content standards for K–12 education. Docents from the Friends of Mondavi Center visit area classrooms to deliver half-hour talks designed to support teachers’ preparation for the School Matinee experience.

The Mondavi Center, in partnership with the Twin Rivers Unified School District and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., provides in depth professional development workshops designed to help teachers integrate the arts into the classroom.

K–12 Exposure to the Arts

Artist Residencies For Young and Adult Artists

Many artists appearing at the Mondavi Center conduct master classes, offering advanced classroom opportunities for aspiring artists throughout the Sacramento region.

Kennedy Center Partners in Education

Globe Education Academy

A partnership between the Los Rios Community College District, the UC Davis School of Education and Shakespeare’s Globe in London, this unique program immerses 12 area drama and English teachers in the world of Shakespeare, both in London and at UC Davis. Participants develop practical ways to teach Shakespeare themes that will influence creative approaches to teaching across the school curriculum.

Arts Education

The Mondavi Center’s celebrated Arts Education programs serve three important goals:

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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 accessible seating needs should notify the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at the time of ticket purchase to receive reasonable accommodation. Accessibility needs should be stated in writing on subscription order forms. Seating spaces for wheelchair users and their companions are located at all levels and prices for all performances. Ushers are available at the doors to Jackson Hall and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre to answer questions and seat patrons. The Mondavi Center may relocate a ticket holder to a different seat in order to give an accessible seating location to a person requiring accommodation. 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.

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Listening Enhancement Devices Assistive Listening Devices are installed in both Jackson Hall and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Receivers that can be used with or without hearing aids are available for patrons who have difficulty understanding the dialogue or song lyrics. They 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.

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Parking You may purchase parking passes for individual Mondavi Center events for $8 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. Parking passes exchanged must be redeemed.

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 email communications or postal mailings, or if you do not want us to share your name, please notify us via email, U.S. mail or telephone. Full Privacy Policy at mondaviarts.org.

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* Students • Full-time students age 18 and over, currently enrolled for the current academic year at an accredited institution and matriculating toward a diploma or a degree (continuing education enrollees are not eligible.) • Proof Requirements: School ID showing validity for the current academic year or copy of your transcript and tuition bill receipt for the current academic year. * YOUTH (age 17 and under) • A ticket is required for admission of all children regardless of age. Any child attending a performance should be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. • For events other than the Children’s Stage Series, it is recommended for the enjoyment of all patrons that children under the age of 5 not be brought to performances. Student and children discounts cannot be combined. All prices include $2 per ticket restoration fee.

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Directions & Seating

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Getting Here

From I-80 East or West: • Take the UC Davis Exit #71. • Continue north on Old Davis Road. • Turn right onto Hilgard Lane. • Enter into the west side of the Parking Structure (on the left).

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Parking is $8 per vehicle for each event and can be paid in cash or with credit cards. Park at the east end of the Parking Structure for closest access to the Mondavi Center main entrance. For the quickest exit from the Parking Structure, we recommend parking on the upper two levels. If you purchased a parking pass with an online ticket order and selected Will Call delivery, please visit the Ticket Office before parking to pick up your pass.

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Follow Old Davis Road past the Parking Structure and through the stop light, circling around to the front of the Mondavi Center.

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Rising Stars of Opera Cyrille Aimée The Hot Sardines Mummenschanz Akram Khan Company San Francisco Symphony The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Regina Carter Alexander String Quartet Jeremy Denk, piano Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Academy of Ancient Music The Gloaming David Sedaris Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

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Billy Childs Quartet Les 7 Doigts de la Main Temple Grandin Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Brian Jagde, tenor Ballet BC The Servant Young Artists All-Stars Young Artists Competition Finals

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers Brad Mehldau Trio Cantus Mariachi Sol de Mexico Lara Downes, piano Zuill Bailey, cello American Bach Soloists

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Young Artists Competition Winners Concert fri 6 Anonymous 4 tues 10 Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela fri 13 Curtis Chamber Orchestra fri–sat 13–14 Tanya Tagaq sat–sun 14–15 Julian Sands sun 15 Alexander String Quartet Tue 17 Danú Thu–sat 19–21 EarFilms sat 21 London Symphony Orchestra wed 25 Lang Lang, piano wed–sat 25–28 Donny McCaslin Group sat 28 Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host sun

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Max Raabe and Palast Orchester Quixotic Arlo Guthrie Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra The Composer Is Dead

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