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Don Roth, Ph.D. Executive Director

From the Director I am proud to share with you the artists and speakers who comprise the

Ninth Season of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis. The season is both classic and contemporary. It is filled with well-established stars and artists just coming on the horizon, bringing the best from the U.S. and the entire globe. We’ll move seamlessly from classical and baroque, to bluegrass and jazz and almost all points in between. To paraphrase Duke Ellington, we promise to deliver only

music, not the other kind.

I remain very careful about applying the term

good

virtuoso, but I encourage

you to take a quick look at some of the talent we’ve assembled for this season and reach your own conclusions: •

Two genre-crossing super trios that speak for themselves:

Zakir Hussain, Béla Fleck, and Edgar Meyer

Mark O’Connor, John Patitucci, and Julian Lage

Pianist Yefim Bronfman, who Esa-Pekka Salonen says “can play better

than most other people on the planet”

Jazz guitar gods Bill Frisell and John Scofield

Violinist Robert McDuffie, the inspiration for Philip Glass’s new

American Four Seasons

Each musician above is a

true master of his instrument—

and that’s only a short list of the many Mondavi Center artists that could easily make the cut. With 63 productions and

93 total performances,

there is much more on the schedule than I can possibly capture here. I do hope you will decide to take a journey of discovery and enjoyment with us.

series subscription or choose-your-own plan, you’ll secure the best seats at the very best price . Just one more reason to buy early!

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2010- 2011 Director’s Choice {p. 4} Stew and The Negro Problem with Heidi Rodewald Kronos Quartet, Music of Sigur Rós Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

concert {p. 6}

Children’s stage {p. 24} Imago: ZooZoo Lara Downes Family Concert Dan Zanes and Friends

AMERICAN HERITAGE {p. 26}

Itzhak Perlman, violin Joshua Bell, violin Yefim Bronfman, piano Takács Quartet, with Nobuyuki Tsujii

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Los Lobos Mark O’Connor, John Patitucci, & Julian Lage

Crossings {p. 8}

Alexander String Quartet {p. 28}

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer Roby Lakatos Ensemble

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg

Studio Classics: Crossings {p. 10} Christopher O’Riley Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt Lara Downes

orchestra {p. 12} San Francisco Symphony Dresden Staatskapelle San Francisco Symphony and Chorus St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Orquesta Nacionales de España

studio jazz {p. 30} Delfeayo Marsalis Octet & Sextet Tord Gustavsen and Solveig Slettahjell Vijay Iyer

madness and music {p.

32}

Electronic Mixed Media Concert Empyrean Ensemble Alarm Will Sound Eric Zivian, piano UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

marvels {p. 34} jackson hall jazz {p. 14} Dianne Reeves Ornette Coleman Bill Frisell & John Scofield Branford Marsalis & Terence Blanchard

Classical Favorites: Seasons {p. 16} Venice Baroque Orchestra with Robert McDuffie New Century Chamber Orchestra with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Dance {p. 18} Paul Taylor Dance Company Mark Morris Dance Group Lucinda Childs: DANCE

distinguished speakers {p. 20} Madeleine Albright Jonah Lehrer Daniel Handler Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. David Sedaris

MOMIX: Botanica Cirque Eloize: ID

world stage: music {p. 36} Buika Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Pablo Ziegler: Beyond Tango

world stage: dance {p. 38} Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines Gamelan Çudamani Tango Fire

debut {p. 40} Jeanine De Bique, soprano Kenric Tam, piano Curtis On Tour

Special Events {p. 22, 42, & 44} Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Focus on Film Rising Stars of Opera American Bach Soloists La Rondine Cinemacast

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Director’s Choice

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Stew and The Negro Problem

Kronos Quartet

Stew and The Negro Problem with Heidi Rodewald

Kronos Quartet Music of Sigur Rós

Tuesday–Wednesday, October 26–27, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010 | 8PM JH

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For more than 30 years, Kronos Quartet has

Singer-songwriter Stew’s career took an

pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a

unexpected turn in 2006. After a successful

spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment

career fronting his two critically acclaimed bands,

to expanding the range and context of the

Stew and The Negro Problem, with collaborator

string quartet. The group’s exploration of the

Heidi Rodewald, he transformed his life story into

ambient, ethereal music of Icelandic band Sigur

the musical Passing Strange. The show, which

Rós underscores the narrow distance between

debuted at the Berkeley Rep, won a Tony Award

contemporary classical music and instrumental

for “Best Book of a Musical,” and two Obies. A

rock. The program also features music from

four-time Tony nominee, Stew returns to his rock

Kronos’s contribution to the soundtrack of Darren

and roll roots for this double shot of shows.

Aronofsky’s film The Fountain.

“Wringing heart from hard truth, beauty from cooked curls, joy from concern.” Film Screening

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—L.A.Weekly on Stew Stage

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Heima

Monday, December 6, 2010 | 7PM VST FREE

Combining both the biggest and smallest shows of Sigur Rós’ career, Heima is an unconventional concert film that provides a unique insight into one of the world’s shyest and least understood bands captured live in their natural habitat during the Icelandic summer.

Monday, October 25, 2010 | 7PM VST Watch Spike Lee’s film version of Passing Strange,

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

of which The New York Times said, “A show

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 |8 PM JH

not simply preserved by Mr. Lee’s camera, but

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electrifying realization.”

Slick, nostalgic, and unmistakably modern,

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Berlin-based Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

“The most elegant kind of Pop-Music.”

—San Francisco Chronicle on Max Raabe

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bring Weimar-era cabaret to life, channeling the high style and musical glory of the 1920s and 1930s with uncanny precision, drama, and humor. Playing a mix of German and American standards, the elegant, ironic Raabe and his talented 12-piece band provide an unparalleled, unexpected evening’s entertainment.

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2010- 2011 Director’s Choice Each season it is my pleasure to put together a Director’s Choice series. For 2010–2011, I’m pleased to present an eclectic mix of performers that range from Weimar cabaret to Art Rock. Some of these performers may be unknown to you, but I believe they are among the most interesting artists working today. Author and star of his autobiographical rock happening Passing Strange, Stew is about as smart as rock gets these days. Hearing him in the intimate Vanderhoef Studio Theatre will be a real treat. Speaking of smart rock, Kronos Quartet returns to the Mondavi Center with an amazing program that features Icelandic rock group Sigur Rós’s beautiful and atmospheric instrumental rock music. My final Director’s Choice is the droll and fantastic Max Raabe and Palast Orchester. Like the Trockadero ballet company we presented in 2010, Raabe’s Weimar Republic cabaret performances combine absolute virtuosity (yes, there’s that word again) with the ability to make you laugh as well, with the occasional Britney Spears cover. I hope you join me for Director’s Choice— performances that I believe will be well enjoyed and long remembered.

—Don Roth

Max Raabe & Palast Orchester

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“Beyond the rapturous, seemingly effortless sound... shaped to perfection.”

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Concert

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—Chicago Sun-Times on Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman

Yefim Bronfman

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Saturday, January 22, 2011 | 8PM JH

Saturday, March 12, 2011 | 8PM JH

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Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely

One of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing

afforded a classical musician. In January

today, pianist Yefim Bronfman’s commanding

2009, Perlman was honored to take part in

technique and exceptional lyrical gifts have won

the inauguration of President Barack Obama,

him critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences

premiering a piece written for the occasion by

worldwide. He also keeps very good musical

John Williams and performing with clarinetist

company, collaborating with the San Francisco

Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and

Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles

cellist Yo-Yo Ma. President Reagan granted him

Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal

a “Medal of Liberty” in 1986, and President

Concertgebouw Orchestra, and legendary soloists

Clinton awarded him the “National Medal of

Issac Stern, Emanuel Ax, and Gil Shaham. Born in

Arts” in 2000.

the Soviet Union, he studied at the Julliard School, Marlboro, and the Curtis Institute. “He doesn’t let that piano conceal a thing.

Joshua Bell, violin Wednesday February 9, 2011 | 8PM JH

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Human Stain

For more than two decades, Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader, his restless curiosity and multifaceted musical interests have taken him in Jackson Hall Concert Seating

exciting new directions that have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” He returns to the Mondavi Center on the heels of a sold-out 2010 appearance!

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Haydn:

String Quartet No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 74

Bartók:

String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 7

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 The Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth, and humor, combining four distinct

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“The Takács have the ability to make you believe that there’s no other possible way the music should go.” —Gramophone

musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. Acclaimed interpreters of Bartók, the quartet, which includes violist Geraldine Walther, makes its Mondavi Center debut. They are joined by 22-year-old Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii. Blind since birth, “Nobu” has forged an impressive award-winning resume, including his recent gold medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn

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International Piano Competition.


Takács Quartet

Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

“Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” —The New York Times

Joshua Bell, violin

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Crossings

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There is spice all along the Silk Road and in every one of our Jackson Hall and Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Crossings programs. Some of the most interesting music today freely crosses cultural and genre boundaries. Our global society produces extraordinary cross-cultural programs like Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road ensemble or the partnership of Zakir Hussain, Béla Fleck, and Edgar Meyer. Studio Classics: Crossings finds classical musicians like Christopher O’Riley, Simone Dinnerstein, and Lara Downes interpreting music that originated with rock bands like Radiohead and Nirvana.

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer

Friday, April 8, 2011 | 8PM JH

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 8PM JH

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s vision for the Silk Road Project

Three masterful genre-benders and the leading

first came together in 2000 at the Tanglewood

virtuosos on their instruments, Béla Fleck (banjo),

Music Festival. Today, the Silk Road Ensemble is a

Zakir Hussain (tabla), and Edgar Meyer (bass)

collective of internationally renowned performers

move with ease among the worlds of classical,

and composers from more than 20 countries, as

bluegrass, jazz, and world music. Together these

well as a non-profit organization with a vision of

limitless creators and composers cross musical

connecting the world’s neighborhoods by bringing

boundaries, creating what can only be described

together artists and audiences around the globe.

as an enthralling musical hybrid.

Each Ensemble member’s career illustrates a unique response to what is one of the artistic challenges of our times: nourishing global connections while maintaining the integrity of art rooted in an authentic tradition.

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Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer

Roby Lakatos Ensemble Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 8PM JH regular $49

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Part gypsy violinist, part classical maestro, and part jazz improviser, Roby Lakatos is the rare musician who defies definition. Featured regularly in the great halls and festivals of Europe, Asia,

Roby Lakatos Ensemble

“Yo-Yo Ma is part modern Marco Polo, an explorer of cultures far beyond his own; part musical missionary, eager to share ideas and make vital connections between peoples.” —Chicago Tribune

and America, Lakatos brings a vibrant, bohemian energy to his shows as he connects the works of Liszt, Brahms, and others with their gypsy roots.

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

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Studio Classics: Crossings

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“He certainly brought imagination and talent to the endeavor.” —Los Angeles Times on Christopher O’Riley Christopher O’Riley

Christopher O’Riley, piano Out of My Hands Saturday, November 13, 2010 | 8PM VST Sunday, November 14, 2010 | 2PM VST regular $35 add-on & cyo $30

Reimagining works by Radiohead, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, Christopher O’Riley has garnered critical accolades and international acclaim, including the only four-star review ever given by Rolling Stone to a classical pianist. His latest project, Out Of My Hands, includes music of R.E.M., Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, the Bad Plus, the Smiths, and Tears For Fears as well as material from Radiohead and a newly-released song by Elliott Smith.

“Lean, knowing, and unpretentious elegance.” —The New Yorker on Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein

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Hosted by pianist Lara Downes, this second Crossings series explores the fruitful intersection of classical and rock music in the intimate Cabaret Seating at the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. For each performance, Downes will moderate a pre-performance talk with the artists, giving context and deepening understanding about these forward-thinking musicians. Lara Downes

Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt Night Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 8PM VST Sunday, January 30, 2011 | 2PM VST regular $35 add-on & cyo $30

Though Simone Dinnerstein—classical pianist—and Tift Merritt—a singer songwriter who learned to play by ear from her father—could not come from more different musical backgrounds, the two immediately realized that their passion for music and performance were kindred, if not the same. Night is the story of a pianist and a folk singer who became friends through searching out common musical ground, including songs from George Harrison to Frederic Chopin, plus their own original works.

Tift Merritt

Lara Downes, piano with David Sanford, composer Long Time Coming Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 8PM VST Sunday, April 10, 2011 | 2PM VST regular $35 add-on & cyo $30

Mondavi Center resident pianist Lara Downes introduces Long Time Coming, a new multimedia concert work inspired by Duke Ellington’s iconic 1943 work New World A Comin’. Featuring music from that suite and the world premiere of an original work for piano, live spoken-word artist, and jazz ensemble by composer David Sanford, Long Time Coming reflects on the power of hope in troubled times, the impact of music on the collective consciousness, and the interrelationship of American music to the progression of civil rights.

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Western Health Advantage

Orchestra

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Dresden Staatskapelle

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 8PM JH

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

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Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano

Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

Carey Bell, clarinet

Ingela Bohlin, soprano

Ravel:

Abigail Nims, soprano

Rapsodie Espagnole

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Debussy: Première Rapsodie for

Clarinet and Orchestra

Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra

Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

The San Francisco Symphony and the Mondavi

In its second appearance for the 2010–11 Mondavi

Center renew a very special relationship, one that

Center season, the San Francisco Symphony marks

began at the opening of Jackson Hall in 2002.

another Mondavi Center first, by bringing its

Under the baton of famed conductor Michael

acclaimed Chorus for a performance of one of the

Tilson Thomas, the SFS brings a program of the

greatest Baroque compositions, Bach’s Mass in

great French composers. Soloists include French

B Minor.

pianist and First Prize winner in the 2006 Young Frédéric Neuburger, and San Francisco

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony principal clarinetist, Carey Bell.

Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 8PM JH regular

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Saturday, October 23, 2010 | 8PM JH Jackson Hall Orchestra Seating

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Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

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Symphony No. 7

At 461 years and counting, the Dresden Staatskapelle is one of the oldest—and most celebrated—orchestras in the world. Accordingly,

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Berlioz: Scenes from Roméo et Juliette, Op. 17

Concert Artists International Auditions, Jean-

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it is steeped in a tradition shaped by the many

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illustrious conductors and composers who have graced its podium, a list that includes Vivaldi, Bach, Schumann, Wagner, Strauss, and Weill.

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Yuri Temirkanov, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 Shostakovich:

Concerto for Cello No. 1, Op. 107

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

The oldest and most celebrated symphonic ensemble in Russia, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic boasts a number of historic firsts, including the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique) conducted by the composer himself shortly before his death. They’re joined by internationally renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, one of the premier soloists and chamber musicians of her generation in her second Mondavi Center appearance.


“Tremendous playing— straightforward, unsentimental, yet beautifully shaded, surmounting all technical barriers with unshowy ease.” —Gramophone on Renaud Capuçon

Renaud Capuçon

Orquesta Nacional de España Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 8PM JH regular

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Josep Pons, conductor Renaud Capuçon, violin De Falla: Interludio y danza from La vida breve Bruch:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

Stravinsky: The Firebird Ravel:

Boléro

Since 1937, the Orquesta Nacionales de España has explored a wide range of orchestral repertoire, with a special focus on Spanish composers. For this performance, the Orquesta is joined by the leading French violinist of his generation, Renaud Capuçon, known for appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and Berlin Philharmonic.

“He is the finest American conductor of his generation.”

—The Wall Street Journal on Michael Tilson Thomas

San Francisco Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas

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Jackson Hall Jazz

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“Joy and pain are mixed just like in real life...a great sentimental melodist.”—NPR on Ornette Coleman

Dianne Reeves

Ornette Coleman

Bill Frisell Trio John Scofield Trio

Capital Public Radio

Dianne Reeves Strings Attached Featuring Russell Malone & Romero Lubambo

Friday, February 11, 2011 | 8PM JH regular

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Saturday, October 2, 2010 | 8PM JH

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A dynamic duo of guitar legends joining forces

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for the first time—a show that you’ll find only at

Pre-eminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves is a

the Mondavi Center. Bill Frisell brings a meditative

Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal

spirit to his rich explorations of American culture,

Performance for three consecutive recordings—a

from his poignant Disfarmer Project (2008), to

Grammy first in any vocal category. Her virtuosity,

scores for classic Buster Keaton films, and the

improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and

country-jazz sounds on Nashville (1997). Scofield

R&B stylings make her an ideal interpreter of the

is a blistering guru of groove, whose soulful

classic American Songbook.

wanderings include work with Medeski Martin and Wood (Out Louder), a stirring album of Ray Charles covers (That’s What I Say), and his recent

Ornette Coleman Saturday, November 20, 2010 | 8PM JH regular

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For more than five decades, saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman has played a seminal role in American music. The inventor of what has been called “free jazz,” Coleman belongs to that rare breed of artists and thinkers whose influence extends far beyond the realm of their chosen medium. His most recent recording, Sound Grammar, won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for music,

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the first time a recording has won the prize and a first for purely improvised music.

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gospel album, Piety Street.


Bill Frisell

John Scofield

Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis Quartet Terence Blanchard Quartet Friday, April 1, 2011 | 8PM JH regular

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Another powerful pairing, this one featuring two of the most accomplished jazz players of their generation. The elder statesman of the Marsalis brothers, Branford leads one of the longest-tenured quartets in the jazz world. Billboard called its latest album, Metamorphosen, “a nine-song masterwork.” One of the most influential and gifted trumpeter/composers in jazz, Terence Blanchard has contributed compelling scores to Spike Lee’s movies 25th Hour and When the Levees Broke. He’s also a scorching player whose quartet features some of the brightest young talents in jazz.

25th Hour see p. 42

See page 30 for Terence Blanchard

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Seasons

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New Century Chamber Orchestra

Classical Favorites:

Two shows, 12 seasons: Classical Seasons offers you an immersive voyage around the calendar with two acclaimed violinists. The Venice Baroque Orchestra pairs Vivaldi’s original Four Seasons with Philip Glass’s new Violin Concerto No. 2: The American Four Seasons, which Glass composed for Robert McDuffie. Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg leads the exciting San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra in Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Argentinian composer and Tango Nuevo pioneer Astor Piazzolla.

Venice Baroque Orchestra The Seasons Project Robert McDuffie, leader and violin soloist

New Century Chamber Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, music director

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2

Dvořák:

Serenade for Strings in E Major,

Op. 22

Bartók:

Romanian Dances

The American Four Seasons

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to present two distinct visions of Vivaldi’s master work: first a performance of the original Four Seasons, followed by the McDuffie-commissioned Philip Glass composition, The American Four Seasons. “The first performance of the work—Violin Concerto No. 2, ‘The American [Four] Seasons’— was so spectacularly played by the new piece’s

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event turned into one of the most exciting musical evenings of the year.”—Toronto Star

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Electrifying performances, fearless interpretations, and musical depth have established violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg as one of the leading violinists of our time. In her third season leading the San Francisco-based New Century Chamber Orchestra, she has energized the extraordinary group, commissioning new works and expanding the NCCO’s repertoire, while continuing the collaborative legacy that results in concerts of remarkable precision, passion, and power.

“The best kept secret in San Francisco.”

—Sir Simon Rattle on New Chamber Century Orchestra


“A treasure. A musician of probing intelligence, a violinist of authority, and force of great vitality.” —San Francisco Chronicle on Robert McDuffie Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Robert McDuffie

Venice Baroque Orchestra

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“The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Dance

Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor Dance Company Saturday, November 13, 2010 | 8PM JH regular

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One of the earliest touring companies of modern American dance, the Taylor Company has performed in more than 520 cities in 62 countries, representing the United States at arts festivals in more than 40 countries and touring extensively under the aegis of the U.S. Department of State. Taylor, who recently turned 80, is considered to be one of the greatest living choreographers, one whose work combines “the subtlety of ballet with the spontaneity of everyday gesture” (PBS).

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“A vision of how we would all move in dance paradise: an endlessly flowing, buoyant sweep of simple steps that sends dancers tirelessly weaving across the stage.”

—The New York Times on Lucinda Childs Lucinda Childs Dance

Lucinda Childs Dance

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 8PM JH

“The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.” —The New York Times on Mark Morris

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Visitation

Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 for Cello and Piano

in C Major, Op. 102, No. 1

Empire Garden

Ives: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, S. 86

Grand Duo

Harrison: Grand Duo for Violin & Piano

The Washington Post has pronounced Seattle native Mark Morris as America’s “Mozart of modern dance.” Animating his profound and sophisticated love of music through movement, Morris has changed the way audiences experience modern dance. His longtime use of live musicians whenever possible is emblematic of his commitment to a perfect blend of sound and movement, all happening in the moment. This performance features two pieces which debuted at Lincoln Center in 2009, Visitation and Empire Garden, along with 1988’s Grand Duo.

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Lucinda Childs began her career as choreographer and performer in 1963 as an original member of the Judson Dance Theater in New York. After forming her own dance company in 1973, Childs embarked on a number of notable collaborations with major composers, the first of which was DANCE (1979), with music by Philip Glass and film and decor by visual artist Sol LeWitt. DANCE was revived in 2009, and this tour provides a rare chance to experience a true artistic masterwork.

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“One of our most dazzling literary conjurers shuffles the deck of contemporary consciousness and desire.”

Series: $218/$172/$116 {5 Events}

—Michael Chabon on Daniel Handler Jonah Lehrer

Daniel Handler

Madeleine Albright

In Conversation with Madeleine Albright Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | 8PM JH regular $68

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barred account of service at the highest levels

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of American government. Known for her humor

An expert on the development of racial identity,

and wit as well as her ability to inspire and

Dr. Beverly Tatum speaks on the provocative

challenge─all while “telling it like it is,”─Albright

subject of her acclaimed 1998 book Why Are

offers a unique, profound perspective, but one

All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the

tempered by experience and a keen, incisive

Cafeteria? The educator and clinical psychologist

intellect. Albright takes questions from both the

is currently the ninth president of Spelman

interviewer and the audience, encouraging a

College in Atlanta, Georgia.

North Korea, the Middle East, globalization, human rights, promoting freedom, and meeting the terrorist threat.

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Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?

How We Decide: The New Science of Decision Making 

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The 2010 Campus Community Book Project

Daniel Handler

Jonah Lehrer

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author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

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Afghanistan and Iraq, the ongoing threat from

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UC Davis Campus Community Book Project DR. Beverly Daniel Tatum,

The first female Secretary of State, Madeleine

frank discussion of such issues as the wars in

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Author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist and the

Daniel Handler is the author of the literary

instant bestseller How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer

novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and,

talks about how we make decisions—and how

most recently, Adverbs. Under the name Lemony

we can make better decisions. Called “something

Snicket he has also written a sequence of works

of a popular science prodigy” by The New

for children, known collectively as A Series of

York Times, he is currently a Contributing Editor

Unfortunate Events, which have sold more than

at Wired and has written for The New Yorker,

60 million copies and were the basis of a feature

SEED, and The Washington Post. In this talk,

film. Handler explains how his pseudonym stole

Lehrer shows how leaders in various fields are

his ideas, blocked his spotlight, seduced his wife,

taking advantage of new discoveries in neurosci-

bought him a house, and ruined forever his dream

ence to make better television shows, win more

of a scruffy, anonymous, bohemian life. Featuring

football games, improve military intelligence—

unreliable anecdotes, baseless accusations,

the list is endless.

curious digressions, impractical jokes, and a growing suspicion that he is in the wrong room.

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“Gates combines the braininess of the legendary black scholar W. E. B. Du Bois and the chutzpah of P. T. Barnum...and is the de facto leader of a movement to transform black studies into a respected discipline on campuses across the U.S.” —Time on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

David Sedaris

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. African American Lives: Genealogy, Genetics, and Black History Monday, March 7, 2011 | 8PM JH regular $58

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Literary critic, scholar, writer, and editor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is one of the most celebrated public intellectuals of our day. Gates is the head of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. In his lecture Professor Gates will address research and DNA analysis and poignant family stories in a lively discussion on individual lineage and African American history. This program is presented in affiliation with the Davis Humanities Institute.

David Sedaris Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 8PM JH regular $49

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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. A master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today, he deftly slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays. His newest book, Fables (with illustrations by Ian Falconer) is due fall 2010.

“She is frank, assertive ...straight-shooting.” —The New York Times on Madeleine Albright Madeleine Albright

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Special Event

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is considered a single CYO or add-on event.

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Jamar Roberts, Photo by Andrew Eccles


Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims, Photo by Andrew Eccles

Clifton Brown, Photo by Nan Melville

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tuesday–Wednesday, April 5–6, 2011 | 8PM regular

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JUDITH JAMISON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Masazumi Chaya ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR One of the world’s favorite dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the world to their feet night after night. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom, and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. As part of this mixed repertory program, the Company celebrates 50 years of Revelations, an enduring classic that pays tribute to Ailey’s African-American heritage using traditional spirituals to explore the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the human soul.

”His work still lives and breathes like the day it was created and conceived. It’s powerful, dramatic and soulful... it is current and comforting in these troubled times. It is uplifting and liberating.“ —Essence.com

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Children’s Stage

{3 Events}

Imago, ZooZoo

Imago ZooZoo Sunday, November 7, 2010 | 3PM JH regular

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Boasting the best of Imago’s fun and frolicsome shows FROGZ and Biglittlethings, the newly hatched ZooZoo is a greatest hits collection of acrobatics, dance, and theatrical imagination from Portland’s acclaimed Imago Theatre. Featuring a menagerie of creatures—rabbits, hippos, penguins, and more—this show is a visual delight for family members of all ages.

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Lara Downes Family Concert Neverland to Wonderland Sunday, December 12, 2010 | 3PM vst regular

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Drawing on the classic tales Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, pianist Lara Downes creates a stunning celebration of childhood mystery and enchantment, including music by Leonard Bernstein, Erich Korngold, Benny Golson, and David Del Tredici.


“A mastery of dance, mime, and acrobatics.” —The New York Times on Imago

Lara Downes

Dan Zanes and Friends Sunday, March 20, 2011 | 3PM JH regular

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Mop-headed music man Dan Zanes continues to astound. With his latest album 76 Trombones, he has reinvented the classic Broadway song book, including songs from Annie, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly!, and more. He continues to get his wild and wooly new generation of fans up out of their seats for a rollicking house party at every performance!

Dan Zanes and Friends

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American Heritage

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Los Lobos

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John Patitucci

Julian Lage

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Sunday, October 3, 2010 | 7PM JH regular

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Legendary comedian Steve Martin has proven equally adept as an actor, screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. His very serious—and very successful—foray into songwriting, bluegrass, and banjo should come as little surprise. His first all-music release, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, won the 2010 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. For this performance he’s accompanied by the accomplished bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Steve Martin is Billboard ’s top bluegrass artist for 2009 Los Lobos Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | 8PM JH regular

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Once just another band from East L.A., Los Lobos has grown into an American roots-rock institution. For 35 years they’ve been delivering an eclectic, unmistakable mix of blues, Tex-Mex, pop, psychedelia, and raucous rock ‘n’ roll, all while remaining true to the traditional Mexican music that brought them together in the first place. This will mark their first all-electric appearance at the Mondavi Center.

Mark O’Connor and Julian Lage Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 8PM JH

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Following a successful debut run at New York’s Blue Note, this exceedingly unique string pairing makes its first West Coast tour. Representing two generations of string masters, violinist O’Connor

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contributing original compositions and concepts to this collaborative musical adventure.

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“O’Connor is a genre unto himself” —Philadelphia Inquirer

Mark O’Connor

Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

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Quartet

Alexander String

{4 Events}

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“An unusually fine group—musically, technically, in just about any way one wants to view it.”

Beethoven’s late string quartets

—The New York Times

Alexander String Quartet The acclaimed Alexander String Quartet brings its complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets to a close with four shows in the 2010–2011 season. On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, the Quartet has played in the major music capitals of four continents, securing its place among the world’s premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the Quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through more than 25 commissions and numerous premiere performances.

ASQ Series 1

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with Robert Greenberg

The quartet performs this program without

Renowned musicologist, author, and composer

intermission, then remains for a discussion.

Robert Greenberg provides commentary

Includes a Q&A session with the audience.

throughout the concert.

7PM Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

2PM vanderhoef Studio Theatre

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Sunday, November 7, 2010 All Beethoven Programs

Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428 Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Sunday, November 7, 2010 Beethoven: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Sunday, December 5, 2010 Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sunday, December 5, 2010 Robert Greenberg Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., is music historian-inresidence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California,

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K. 387 Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Sunday, June 5, 2011 Sunday, June 5, 2011

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135

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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“Jazz flows through the veins of Delfeayo Marsalis like the muddy waters of the Mississippi through his beloved hometown of New Orleans.”

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Studio Jazz

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—The Daily Times

Delfeayo Marsalis

DelFeayo Marsalis Octet

Capital Public Radio

Wednesday–Saturday, November 3–6, 2010 | 8PM VST regular

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Like his equally virtuosic siblings Branford, Wynton, and Jason, Delfeayo Marsalis carries forward the musical tradition of jazz and the spirit of New Orleans with passion. Evoking trombone legends like J.J. Johnson, while at the same time asserting himself as one of the freshest modern voices on the instrument, this Grammy-winning producer and devoted educator displays a compelling talent for straight-ahead composition on his latest album, Minions’ Dominion.

Delfeayo Marsalis Group with special student guests (A single CYO or add-on event) Wednesday–Friday, November 10–12, 2010 | 8PM VST regular

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For his second week of performances, Delfeayo Marsalis turns the spotlight on some of the Sacramento region’s most talented young jazz musicians. Marsalis will be working in area schools during his twoweek residency at the Mondavi Center. He and his combo will invite some of the top students to sit in for a portion of each evening’s performance, carrying forward the longstanding jazz tradition of honing skills live on the bandstand.

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Tord Gustavsen and Solveig Slettahjell Natt I Bethlehem Wednesday–Saturday, December 1–4, 2010 | 8 PM VST regular

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Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen has established himself as an heir to jazz legends like Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Solveig Slettahjell is a

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strikingly talented vocalist little known on this side of the Atlantic. The two collaborated with trumpeter Sjur Miljeteig on Natt I Bethlehem, a meditatively beautiful Christmas album recorded live in the Nativity church in Bethlehem. The Mondavi Center is proud to present the U.S. premiere of this special holiday trio.

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Tord Gustavsen

Solveig Slettahjell

Vijay Iyer Historicity Trio Wednesday–Saturday, February 2–5, 2011 | 8 PM VST regular

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Vijay Iyer’s first piano trio album, Historicity, was roundly praised as the top jazz recording of 2009 by The New York Times, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. The New Yorker has called him one of “today’s most important pianists…extravagantly gifted.” His trio performances can feature an astonishing set of covers, including works by Leonard Bernstein, Stevie Wonder, and Andrew Hill transformed by his signature, percussive style.

“No one on the planet plays like this.” —Signal to Noise on Vijay Iyer

See page 14 for Capital Vijay Iyer

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Madness and Music

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Madness and Music festival Co-presented with the UC Davis Department of Music, this four-day-long festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth. The festival will explore a link between Schumann’s music and his mental illness, and draw on contemporary works to reflect current notions regarding madness, investigating how art operates as a haven, a refuge, an escape, a statement of joy, and a means for survival. The festival will include performances by the Empyrean Ensemble, the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, and Alarm Will Sound, and original new works by festival composer-in-residence Lee Hyla.

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Christian Baldini

Eric Zivian, piano Hrabba Atladottir, violin

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Music of Robert Schumann, festival Composer-in-Residence Lee Hyla, and

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Eric Zivian


Alarm Will Sound

Madness and Music SERIES Electronic Mixed Media concert

Eric Zivian, piano

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 7PM VST

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 10:30PM VST regular

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Robert Schumann’s Fantasie, Op. 17 and a new

Works for mixed media and instruments by festival Composition Fellows and others

work based on the Schumann Fantasie

Empyrean Ensemble

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Christian Baldini, conductor

Friday, October 29, 2010 | 7PM VST

Sunday, October 31, 2010 | 7PM JH

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Works by festival Composition Fellows, Lee

Music of Robert Schumann, Pablo Ortiz, Silvestre

Hyla, György Kurtag, and Robert Schumann

Revueltas, and festival Composition Fellows

See p. 47 for full program

Alarm Will Sound Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 8PM JH regular

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This 20-member ensemble is committed to innovative performances and recordings of today’s music. They have established a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic skill. Most performances feature pre-concert talks. For more information on festival events please visit music.ucdavis.edu/madnessandmusic.

Robert Schumann

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Marvels

{1 Event} Please select Saturday or Sunday on your order form.

MOMIX

MOMIX Botanica Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 8PM JH Sunday, January 30, 2011 | 3PM JH regular

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Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. Their new work Botanica—which traces the beautiful unfolding of the earth’s four seasons—continues a long tradition of athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and pure talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience. “They are inspired vaudevillians, creating slapstick, science fiction and improvisational surprise. Such quick, bright explosions of theatricality are delightful tricks and crowd pleasers.” —Chicago Tribune

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 8PM JH

Patrons who have subscribed to the Marvels series or purchased Cirque Éloize as a Choose-Your-Own or Add-On event have the option to: a) Exchange their Cirque Éloize tickets for tickets to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 8PM or Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 8PM. Marvels renewing subscribers will retain their current seat locations. b)

Use their credit towards any other another performance in the 2010–2011 season.

c)

Receive a refund for the value of their Cirque Éloize tickets.

For further information on exchanges and refunds, please contact the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at 530-754-2787 or 866-754-2787 (toll free). The Ticket Office is open from noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday

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MOMIX

“Happy Feet and Visual Puns in a Garden of Blooms.” —The New York Times on MOMIX

MOMIX

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World Stage: Music

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Buika

Pablo Ziegler

Buika Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 8PM JH

Pablo Ziegler Beyond Tango

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Hailed as the “Flamenco Queen,” Buika is the

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daughter of political refugees from the African

Born in Buenos Aires, Grammy-winning pianist

nation of Equatorial Guinea and grew up in

Pablo Ziegler began his career playing classical

a gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island

and jazz before joining Astor Piazzolla’s New

of Mallorca. The New York Times calls her

Tango Quintet in 1978. For the next 10 years he

unique blend of flamenco, jazz, soul, and blues

performed with this group throughout the world

“luminous…magnificent...superb.”

before forming his own Quartet for New Tango in 1990. His 12-piece Beyond Tango band carries

Mariachi Los Camperos de nati cano Fiesta Navidad Sunday, DECember 5, 2010 | 7PM JH regular

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No one makes Christmas more magical than Nati Cano and his exceptional mariachi group Los Camperos. Much more than a holiday sing-a-long, Fiesta Navidad is a feast for the eyes and ears, featuring impeccable interpretations of traditional Mexican and American holiday songs and a lavish stage show with dancers in full regalia. Celebrate the season and the 50th anniversary tour of Nati’s acclaimed mariachi band on this

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forward Piazzolla’s legacy while creating a bracing new tradition for the inimitable Argentine musical form.


“His group maintains the essence of the new tango which translates structural experiments into mood swings: astringent to sultry, gruff to tender, agitated to buoyant.” —The New York Times on Pablo Ziegler Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

“A singer like Buika comes along only once in a generation…her smoky vocals soared so high…that it seemed she wasn’t just singing to a packed audience… but to the entire City.” —New York Post

Buika

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World Stage: Dance

{3 Events}

Bayanihan

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Bayanihan


“These glamorous men and women are the finest tango artists I’ve ever seen” —New York Magazine on Tango Fire Tango Fire

Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines

Gamelan Çudamani Bamboo to Bronze

Tango FIre Tango Inferno

Sunday, October 24, 2010 | 7PM JH

Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 8PM JH

Friday, October 1, 2010 | 8PM JH

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Composed of 31 young virtuoso musicians

Tango Fire offers a journey from the red

Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance

and dancers, Çudamani performs a diverse

light district of Buenos Aires to the glamour

Company of the Philippines, takes its

repertoire ranging from rare classical forms

of the Roaring Twenties into the world of

name from an ancient Filipino tradition

of dance to highly creative instrumental works

contemporary ballroom dance. Tango, one of

called bayanihan, which means working

with great technical precision, high collective

the most alluring and exciting dance forms,

together for a common good. Featuring lush

spirit, and an impressive understanding of

is brought vividly to life through a quartet

costumes, traditional music, and fascinating

music. The dancers’ graceful bodies mirror

of brilliant young musicians, 10 passionate

choreography, the company, considered a

every musical nuance of the gamelan as they

dancers, and one of Argentina’s finest

national treasure in the Philippines, presents

bring to life vivid tales of gods and heroes of

singers performing the music of many of the

a visually stunning evening of enriching

Balinese mythology and history.

most famous tango composers, including

entertainment.

the legendary Astor Piazzolla. It’s a night of sensuality and intrigue, raw energy, and knifeedge precision—sure to be another sell out!

“Working together with stunning cohesion...as superbly coordinated and as compellingly entertaining as any Western ballet performance.” —Los Angeles Times on Gamelan Çudamani

Gamelan Çudamani

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Series: $84

Debut

{3 Events} Please select Saturday or Sunday on your order form.

Curtis On Tour

Kenric Tam

Jeanine De Bique, soprano

Curtis On Tour

Saturday, November 20, 2010 | 8PM VST

Saturday, March 19, 2011 | 8PM VST

Sunday, November 21, 2010 | 2PM VST

Sunday, March 20, 2011 | 2PM VST

regular

$35

regular

$35

add-on & cyo

$30

add-on & cyo

$30

Kurtag:

Hommage à Schumann

Hagen:

Curtis Trio

Mozart:

Kegelstatt Trio

Soprano Jeanine De Bique won the Paul A. Fish Memorial First Prize in the 2008–09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and gave her debut recitals in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York and Washington. In 2009–10, the native of Trinidad served as Artist-in-Residence with the Basel Opera in Switzerland, where she performed as Kate Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly and Barberina in Le nozze di Figaro. She also gave her debut with Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic in performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 at Avery Fisher Hall and performing as Iza in La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein and Sophie in Werther.

Each season Curtis On Tour brings the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music to audiences nationwide, with tomorrow’s leading musicians performing alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. The spring 2011 tour features Curtis piano faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn (’95) joined by Curtis students in a commissioned piece by Daron Hagen (’84). Other offerings include works by Brahms and Kurtag and one of Mozart’s beloved clarinet compositions, the “Kegelstatt” Trio.

Kenric Tam, piano 2007 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition winner Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 8PM VST Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 2PM VST regular

$35

add-on & cyo

$30

A Grand Prize winner in the 2007 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, Kenric Tam Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Standard Seating

returns to the Mondavi Center with a number of new accomplishments under his belt. Last year Tam appeared at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar. He has also performed with numerous orchestras throughout the United States (including his 2006 debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic), and toured Eastern Europe with

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the San Jose Youth Symphony as the featured soloist. The California native is currently enrolled

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Prices subject to change


“It is truly astonishing to witness the sheer power and beauty of her voice, which has such a wide range that she delivers the notes of the contralto and yet can soar to the highest notes of the soprano, floating as it were.”—Trinidad Guardian on Jeanine De Bique

Jeanine De Bique

Add on Event: Young Artists Competition Winners Sunday March 27, 2011 | 2PM VST regular

$20

add-on & cyo

$17

Mondavi Center resident pianist Lara Downes again hosts a special concert featuring the winners of the sixth annual Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition. The competition will be held in January 2011 and is juried by a panel of internationally renowned musicians.

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Young Artists Competition

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Package: $25 {3 Films}

The three Focus on Film screenings can be purchased together now at a discounted rate of $25. The package is considered a single CYO or add-on event; series subscription discounts and benefits do not apply. Individual tickets for films on sale August 23.

FOCUS ON FILM

Film

This season, Focus on Film features three brilliant films that tell intimate stories about men at the most crucial times of their lives. All three films are also related to each other in their use of music that transcends the “soundtrack” tag; instead, the work of Terence Blanchard, Marin Marais, Sainte Colombe, and Stephan Zacharias takes a central role in the aesthetic experience. In addition, don’t miss the two free screenings that tie in with the Director’s Choice series (page 4): Passing Strange and Heima.

Tous les Matins du Monde

25th Hour

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 7PM VST

Thursday, January 27, 2011 | 7PM VST

Directed by Alain Corneau (1991), Rated R,

Directed by Spike Lee (2002), Rated R,

115 minutes

135 minutes

In French with subtitles This undersung Spike Lee joint is one of the

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Standard Seating

Gérard Depardieu stars in this stunning French

director’s and actor Edward Norton’s finest

period piece as the elderly Marin Marais, a 17th-

moments. Norton gives an emotionally riveting

Century composer looking back on his life, both

performance as Monty Brogan, a drug dealer

as a musician and a lover. The movie, based on

living through his last hours of freedom before a

a true story, features music by Marais and his

seven-year jail term. With an evocative score by

teacher Sainte Colombe, all played by acclaimed

jazz trumpeter (and longtime Lee collaborator)

viola da gamba player Jordi Savall.

Terence Blanchard, the 2002 film is an intense exploration of one man’s last gasp to understand his life before it changes irreparably.

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Der Untergang (Downfall)

Tous les Matins du Monde

25th Hour

Der Untergang (Downfall)

Der Untergang (Downfall)

Free Film Extras

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 7PM VST

See page 4 for details.

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (2004), Rated R,

Passing Strange

156 minutes

Monday, October 25, 2010 | 7PM VST Directed by Spike Lee

In his final 10 days, Adolf Hitler raged against his powerlessness to stop the fall of Berlin,

Heima

and with it, World War II and the Third Reich.

Monday, December 6, 2010 | 7PM VST

Housed in a bunker underneath the city, he

Directed by Dean DeBlois

cajoled his generals and isolated himself with his mistress Eva Braun, as the situation left him increasingly unhinged. An intense, awardwinning performance by Bruno Ganz as Hitler is the centerpiece of the film, which is based on numerous books, most notably the firsthand account of Traudl Junge, one of Hitler’s secretaries.

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Special Events

American Bach Soloists and La Rondine are each considered a single CYO or add-on event.

David Lomeli

Karen Slack

La Rondine

Rising Stars of opera UC Davis Symphony Orchestra & Adler Fellows Saturday, October 9, 2010 | 8PM JH FREE Does not count as a CYO selection

David Lomeli, tenor Karen Slack, soprano The San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows are a select group of exceptionally gifted young singers who will soon be gracing celebrated opera house stages throughout the world. Hear two of these extraordinarily talented vocalists, Mexican tenor David Lomeli (a current Adler Fellow) and Adler alumnus soprano Karen Slack. The pair will perform in recital and with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, including selections from Tosca (“Vissi d’arte”), L’elisir d’amore (“Una furtiva lagrima”), and La Boheme. This special event is provided free to the community through the generosity of our dear Mondavi Center friend, Barbara K. Jackson.

American Bach Soloists Messiah Saturday, December 18, 2010 | 7:30PM JH regular

$53

$42

$25

add-on & cyo

$45

$36

$21

Sing hallelujah to a Mondavi Center holiday tradition! Handel’s masterwork is given new life by UC Davis Choral Director Jeffrey Thomas and his acclaimed early music ensemble, the American Bach Soloists.

La Rondine San Francisco Opera Grand Cinema Series Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 8PM JH

Jackson Hall Standard Seating

regular

$18

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$15

Superstar soprano Angela Gheorghiu made her long-awaited San Francisco

Orchestra Level

Opera debut in this lush filmed version of Puccini’s elegant and poignant opera. A thoroughly Italian work inspired by Viennese operetta, it tells the story of a worldly woman who falls in love with a naïve younger man. With her intense stage presence, remarkable voice, and striking good looks, Gheorghiu has risen to the top of the opera world over the past decade,

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and this is one of her signature roles. The vibrant opera will spring to life

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PL 3

PL 2

Licensed Seats

on Jackson Hall’s state of the art projection and sound system.

Prices subject to change


American Bach Soloists

Angela Gheorghiu in La Rondine

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UC Davis

Tickets and information are at www.mondaviarts.org.

Tilly No-Body, Catastrophes of Love

Photo by Liam O’Donnell

Thursday–Saturday, October 14–16,

Choreographers’ Showcase by Graduating M.F.A. Candidates Frank Ata-Baah and Karl Frost

2010 | 8PM

Friday–Saturday, February 11–12, 2011 | 8PM

Sunday, October 17, 2010 | 2PM

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 2PM

Wednesday–Saturday, October 20–23,

Friday–Saturday, February 18–19, 2011 | 8PM

2010 | 8PM

Sunday, February 20, 2011 | 2PM

Sunday, October 24, 2010 | 2PM

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre A Sideshow Physical Theatre Company production in collaboration with the Department of Theatre & Dance. Devised by Bella Merlin Director: Miles Anderson Composer: Michael Davison

Photo by Kristine Slipson

Performance at

Munich 1917. A hotel room. A jar of poison. A failed suicide. A lone actress. Tilly No-Body follows the tumbling thoughts of Tilly Wedekind, wife and muse of celebrated German playwright Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening & Lulu). Weaving together biography, personal letters, drama, and original songs, Bella Merlin (actor and Professor of Acting, UC Davis) traces the Wedekinds’ passionate marriage, leading to Tilly’s attempted suicide and Frank’s premature death.

Performance dates and venues are subject to change. For more information: theatredance.ucdavis.edu

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Frank Ata-Baah was born into the Baah lineage of spiritual dance and drum chiefs of the Central region of Ghana, West Africa. He has studied, taught, performed, and choreographed African traditional drumming and dance in many African countries including Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Gambia, Burkina-Faso, and Guinea. Karl Frost has been practicing, performing, and teaching contact improvisation and interdisciplinary, dance-based performance since the mid 1980s. His thesis work will explore interrelated issues of human relationship, interpersonal intimacy in various forms, the experience/pleasure/fear of the body, the relationship to and intimacy with environmental context, and different layers of human focus from the personal to the social to the political. Some of the performance will interact with the audience.


Jackson Hall, Standard Seating

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Events

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra Christian Baldini, music director and conductor 


Sunday, May 15, 2011 | 7PM 


Sunday, October 31, 2010 | 7PM


Mozart: Mass in C Minor (“Great Mass”)

January 23, 2011 | 7PM


Revueltas: Sensemayá


April 17, 2011 | 7PM


Gershwin: Catfish Row from Porgy and Bess 


Empyrean Ensemble

Rohde: Double Viola Concerto, with

(Cabaret Seating)


October 29, 2010 | 8PM


Ellen Ruth Rose and Kurt Rohde, viola
 with the University Chorus

Festival Composition Fellows:

Premiere, to be announced


May 23, 2011 | 7 PM Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 7PM 


Pablo Ortiz: Four Hardy Songs, for

Family concert featuring the winner of the

2011 UCDSO concerto competition and a

Soprano and Orchestra


Jazz Bands
 November 17, 2010 | 7PM
 March 2, 2011 | 7PM


Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor,

world premiere, selected from the UCDSO

composition readings.

May 25, 2011 | 7PM

University Chorus 
 Jeffrey Thomas, conductor 


Clarinet Festival


Friday, December 3, 2010 | 8PM


Gold Coast Trio


Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major

Featuring Ian Howell, countertenor

April 15, 2011 | 8PM

Sunday, February 6, 2011 | 8PM  


Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 7PM


and Zwilich.

(Special Super Bowl start time!)


Featuring the UC Davis Alumni Chorus,

with Susan Lamb Cook, cello

Thursday, December 2, 2010 | 7PM
 Chamber Orchestra Concert Elgar: Sospiri, Op. 70
 Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5


Christian Baldini, conductor
 Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C Major D. Kern Holoman, guest conductor Brahms: Double Concerto

with Andrea Segar, violin, and

David Russell, cello

Friday, February 25, 2011 | 8PM
 Sunday, February 27, 2011 | 2PM
 Bartók: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle


January 21–22, 2011 | 8PM

Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Martinu,

Pacific Boychoir, and the University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
 Nicolas Waldvogel, conductor 
 Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane Jeffrey Thomas, conductor Berlioz: Te Deum

UC Davis Concert Band 
 Pete Nowlen, director 
 Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | 7PM
 Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 7PM 
 Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 7PM

For more information: music.ucdavis.edu

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The Art of

Giving

As a Donor,

you are at the heart of

Your generous donation allows us to bring world-class artists and speakers to your doorstep, and energize and inspire tens of thousands of school children and teachers through our nationally recognized Arts Education programs.

In thanks for your generous gift, you receive a host of benefits including: · Priority Seating · Access to Donor-Only Events · Advance ticket sales for Just Added shows · Meet the artists · Much, much more… Remember: Ticket sales cover only 40% of our costs.

Help support the art you love: Donate today!

Yo-Yo Ma with patron Grace Noda

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Advisory Board members Lois and John Crowe

Longtime friend Barbara K. Jackson


the Mondavi Center family. All donations are 100% tax deductible LEADERSHIP Impresario: Virtuoso: Maestro:

Mondavi Center Corporate Partners

Platinum

CIRCLE $25,000 Licensed Seats* $15,000 Licensed Seats* $10,000 Licensed Seats*

Leadership Circle is distinguished by our Personal Concierge Service, which gives you the flexibility to order tickets within a few days of the performances. Also: • Invitations to exclusive events with guest artists of the Mondavi Center • Opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor of an individual performance

Gold

Plus all benefits listed below: INNER CIRCLE Benefactor: $6,000 Licensed Seats* Producer: $3,000 Licensed Seats* Director: $1,100 Inner Circle is highlighted by significant seating priority. You get the best seats available! • • •

Personalized service for all ticketing and seating requests Insider opportunities to hear and see the artists in private recitals & special receptions Admission to the Bartholomew Room, our private patrons’ lounge prior to Jackson Hall performances and at intermission

Silver

Plus all benefits listed below: COMMUNITY CIRCLE Based on your level of giving, you can take advantage of valuable donor benefits:

Bronze

Encore: $600 • Post-performance opportunity to meet Mondavi Center guest artists • Invitation to select open rehearsals and master classes with guest artists Plus all benefits listed below: Orchestra: $300 • Invitation to a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Mondavi Center • Invitation to attend a select School Matinee Series performance Plus all benefits listed below: Mainstage: $100 • Opportunity to buy single tickets before the general public (including special Just Added performances) • Advanced mailing of season brochure before the general public • Listing in the season playbill

For more information, visit us at MondaviArts.org/supportus or contact our Development Staff at 530.754.5436

*Licensed Seats: the exclusive privilege to purchase tickets in the same reserved, prime seating location for any Mondavi Center presentation in Jackson Hall. Purchase tickets in your “Licensed Seats” up to 45 days prior to each performance or with your season subscription order using your dedicated VIP ticketline.

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Campus Engagement PARTNERSHIPS

The Mondavi Center is the only performing arts center in our region that can draw on the intellectual and creative resources of a major research university. This connection to UC Davis benefits not only the campus community, but all who attend the Mondavi Center by providing occasions where campus artists and experts help us better understand the arts and speakers the Mondavi Center presents.

The Mondavi Center has developed partnerships with some of the great arts organizations of our day. Our relationship with the Curtis Institute of Music, arguably the finest music school in the land, enters its third year with “Curtis On Tour” bringing amazing young musicians to perform in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.

Community

CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT

Activities such as the free series of panel discussions in the Forum@MC series, Pre-Performance Talks (PPT), and PostPerformance Question and Answer sessions (Q&A) regularly draw on campus experts to provide enlightenment and context for our audience members. The Madness and Music Festival this October (see page 32), is a co-presentation with the UC Davis Department of Music. The festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth, and involves an exciting mix of our extraordinary faculty, touring artists, and the development of new work by selected festival composition fellows. The festival is our most extensive and ambitious collaboration ever with another UC Davis department, and a model for things to come. The Mondavi Center is once again proud to participate in the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project, as part of our continuing contribution to UC Davis’s Principles of Community. Community members are encouraged to read Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, and to take part in a variety of activities related to the shared experience of reading the book. We encourage our audiences to learn more about these important UC Davis initiatives at:

In 2010-11 we begin a new phase of our long-time connection with the San Francisco Symphony, which will appear twice on our orchestra series, the second time with its wonderful chorus in the Bach B Minor Mass. We expect each of these appearances to develop into a mini-residency in Davis, with musicians from the SFS mentoring local and university musicians during their stay. Having one of the greatest orchestras in the world as a neighbor and a partner is a musical blessing, as is our similar relationship with the amazing San Francisco Opera. This year that partnership blossoms with an HD screening of SFO’s wonderful production of La Rondine, by Puccini, featuring Angela Gheorghiu. In addition, two outstanding young singers, David Lomeli and Karen Slack, current and former SFO Adler Fellows, join the UC Davis Symphony under Christian Baldini in a special concert that honors Barbara K. Jackson’s commitment to young artists (Barbara is also sponsoring this concert, enabling us to offer it free to the community).

Principles of Community principles.ucdavis.edu Campus Community Book Project occr.ucdavis.edu/ccbp We believe that by developing these deeper relationships with artists, arts organizations, and our campus community, our programming is enriched and our audiences are the beneficiaries.

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Arts Education & Outreach Mondavi Center Arts Education provides an imaginative and accessible way for people of all ages to discover, understand, and appreciate the performing arts. Through an extensive and innovative series of master classes for serious young artists, standards-based school matinees for K–12 students, professional development opportunities for teachers, master classes and discussions for UC Davis students, pre and post performance discussions for adult learners, regional forums for arts providers, and a network of national and international partnerships, our goal is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the performing arts for all members of the community.

K–12 Programs

programs for adults

School Matinee Series Hour-long performances and lecturedemonstrations at Mondavi Center specially produced for students. High-quality, curriculumbased learning experiences that address and support the content standards for the California Visual and Performing Arts for K-12 education.

Pre-Performance Talks Free half-hour talks by UC Davis faculty and local arts experts to prepare audiences for a Mondavi Center performance. Hosted by the Friends of Mondavi Center, this is one of the most popular programs we offer.

CueSheets Provided free to all teachers attending school matinees, CueSheets contain background information on the artists and their art form to enhance students’ understanding of the performance, as well as guidelines for appropriate audience etiquette. Also available online. California Visual and Performing Arts Standards Curriculum Development The Mondavi Center has produced a series of ten Curriculum Guides to meet the core standards of the California Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. Offered free to all teachers, Curriculum Guides are available for elementary grades in Storytelling, Instrumental Music, Dance, Elementary Theater, Multicultural Music, Ethnic Dance, and Vocal Music, and for secondary grades in Drama, Jazz, and Modern Dance. Also available online. Artists on Tour Artists appearing at the Mondavi Center conduct master classes and workshops for performing arts magnet schools and other institutions, offering advanced classroom opportunities for aspiring dancers, musicians, and theater artists.

Post-Performance Q&A with the Artists After select Mondavi Center performances, the artist returns to the stage to take questions from the audience, fostering a more complete understanding and appreciation of the performance just experienced. Dancers’ Consortium A collaboration among regional dance companies, choreographers, dance teachers, and dancers of all ages that participate in the dance outreach programs at the Mondavi Center. OnStage Technical Workshops A new series of technical workshops, for local arts companies and students. Lighting and sound technicians from professional touring companies will teach, by discussion and demonstration, stage lighting for dance and theater as well as the latest in acoustic design. Forum@MC A series of free discussions concerning the arts at UC Davis and the broader contexts in which they flourish.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT programs for teachers Kennedy Center Partners in Education The Mondavi Center has partnered with the Elk Grove Unified Elementary School District and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to provide in-depth professional development workshops led by artists trained by the Kennedy Center to help teachers learn how to integrate the arts into their classrooms. Globe Education Academy for Teachers In partnership with Los Rios Community College District, School of Education, UC Davis, and Shakespeare’s Globe in London, the Mondavi Center offers a unique professional development opportunity each year for twelve drama and English teachers (grades 7–12) in the Sacramento region to immerse themselves in the world of William Shakespeare, both in London and at UC Davis. At the heart of the Academy experience is a two-week intensive residency at Shakespeare’s Globe in London in July 2010, during which the teachers will work with Globe Education theater practitioners. Teachers complete the program with a festival day of theater and celebration with their students at the Mondavi Center in November 2010.

Pre-Matinee Classroom Talks Docents from the Friends of Mondavi Center visit area classrooms before the students attend a matinee and deliver a 30-minute talk designed to support teachers’ preparations for the matinee. 51


Accessibility/Policies

Accommodations for Patrons with Disabilities The Mondavi Center is proud to be a state-ofthe-art public facility that meets or exceeds all state and federal ADA requirements and is fully accessible to patrons with disabilities. Patrons with disabilities or special seating needs should notify the Mondavi Center Ticket Office of those needs at the time of ticket purchase. 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. Ushers are available at the doors to Jackson Hall and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Please explain to the usher how best to assist you, if needed. Listening Enhancement Devices Infrared 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. 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. Elevators The Mondavi Center has two passenger elevators serving all levels. They are located at the north end of the Rumsey Rancheria Grand Lobby, near the restrooms and Patron Services Desk.

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Restrooms All public restrooms are equipped with accessible sinks, stalls, baby-changing 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. Parking You may purchase parking passes for individual Mondavi Center events for $6 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. 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-forprofit 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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