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MONDAVI CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 2008-09

April 4, 2008

All prices shown are for faculty and staff, reflecting discounts of 30 percent on season tickets and 10 percent on single tickets. Employees receive 25 percent off on choose-your-own plans (five or more events) and add-on events. Prices for the general public: www.mondaviarts.org.

ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET: BEETHOVEN SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $84

Op. 18, Nos. 3 and 1 -- Sunday, Oct. 5.

Op. 18, Nos. 2 and 5 — Sunday, Jan. 18.

Op. 18, Nos. 4 and 6 — Sunday, June 7.

Each concert presented twice: 2 and 7 p.m., Studio Theatre, $36.

AMERICAN HERITAGE SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $95-$170

Linda Ronstadt, vocalist, and Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano: Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of My Father) — 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, Jackson Hall, $31-$58.

Mavis Staples, vocalist: We'll Never Turn Back, standards from the Civil Rights era — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile on mandolin — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.

Guitar Blues, with Jorma Kaukonen, Robben Ford and Ruthie Foster — 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Bill Frisell's Disfarmer Project, imagining an Arkansas mountain town in the 1940s, with music presented against a backdrop of Mike Disfarmer's black-and-white period photographs — 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall. Postperformance Q&A.

CLASSICAL FAVORITES SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $57-$111

American Bach Soloists: Messiah7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, Jackson Hall, $22-$45.

Vienna Boys Choir — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, Jackson Hall, $22-$45.

Opera a la Carte: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Jackson Hall, $27-$54.

CONCERT SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $120-$224

Thomas Hampson, baritone — 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Jackson Hall, $31-$58.

Academy of Ancient Music: J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Jackson Hall, $31-$58. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano — 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, Jackson Hall, $31-$58. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

Yo-Yo Ma, cello: Solo Bach Recital (selected suites by J.S. Bach) — 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, Jackson Hall, $58-$112. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., location to be announced.

DANCE SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $76-$132

Inbal Pinto: Shaker8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall. Postperformance Q&A.

ABT II, the American Ballet Theatre's Bright Young Stars of Ballet — 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8, Jackson Hall, $31-$49. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Studio Theatre. Postperformance Q&A, both performances.

Grupo Corpo — 8 p.m. Friday, March 13, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Postperformance Q&A.

Ballet Preljocaj: Les 4 Saisons8 p.m. Friday, April 17, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Postperformance Q&A.

DEBUT SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $63

Jose Franch-Ballester on clarinet — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, Studio Theatre, $27.

Curtis On Tour, musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, with Hal Robinson, principal bass, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Alex Kerr, Curtis alumnus and principal guest concertmaster, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Studio Theatre, $27.

Mayuko Kamio on violin — 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, Studio Theatre, $27.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $100-$170

Jeffrey Toobin (author and CNN senior legal analyst), One Hundred Years: A Look Inside the Supreme Court, honoring the UC Davis Centennial — 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

George Mitchell (statesman), From Northern Ireland to the Ball Park — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Jackson Hall, $31-$49.

Gloria Steinem (feminist leader and political activist), What's Next? An Evening with Gloria Steinem — 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, Jackson Hall, $31-$49.

Ishmael Beah (former "child soldier" in Sierra Leone), A Long Way Gone: A Story of Redemption and Hope — 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Paul Haggis (Academy Award-winning writer), From Crash to The Valley of Elah: The Art and Craft of Hollywood — 8 p.m. Monday, May 11, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

FAMILY: CHILDREN'S STAGE FAMILY SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $63

ODC: The Velveteen Rabbit3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, Jackson Hall, $18-$27.

Lara Downes (on piano) Family Concert: Babar and Other Elephants — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Studio Theatre, $27.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. — 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, Jackson Hall, $18-$27.

FAMILY: MARVELS FAMILY SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $48-$90

MOMIX ("uncannily athletic dancers"): The Best of MOMIX — 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Scrap Arts Music — 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, Jackson Hall, $18-$36.

Cirque Éloize: Nebbia7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 21-23, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

JAZZ: JACKSON HALL JAZZ SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $76-$132

Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, with a nine-piece band: Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, $27-$45. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

Cassandra Wilson, vocalist — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, $27-$45.

Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary Tour — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, $22-$40.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra — 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

JAZZ: STUDIO JAZZ SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $52

Anat Cohen on tenor saxophone and clarinet — 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 10-13, Studio Theatre, $31.

Nnenna Freelon (vocalist) Quartet — 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, March 3-7, Studio Theatre, $36.

MASTERS OF OUR TIME SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $57-$111

Laurie Anderson: Homeland ("somewhere between epic poem and music concert") — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, Jackson Hall, $22-$45.

Philip Glass (composer and pianist): An Evening of Chamber Music — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, Jackson Hall, $22-$45. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., location to be announced.

Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar, both on sitar — 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, Jackson Hall, $27-$54. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

ORCHESTRA SERIES

Faculty-staff season tickets: $128-$216

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, with Leon Botstein, music director, and Robert McDuffie, violin — 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Jackson Hall, $40-$67. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall.

Munich Symphony Orchestra, with Phillipe Entremont, conductor and piano — 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, Jackson Hall, $40-$67. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, with Eri Klas, conductor, and Joyce Yang, piano — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Jackson Hall, $40-$67. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., Studio Theatre.

San Francisco Symphony, with Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor, and Yuja Wang, piano — 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, Jackson Hall, $45-$76. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.

SEASON OF SHAKESPEARE

Faculty-staff season tickets: $64

Shakespeare and Company: Hamlet8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, Jackson Hall, $40. Postperformance Q&A, every performance.

MacHomer, Rick Miller's one-man show in which Shakespeare meets Homer Simpson — 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Postperformance Q&A.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Campus Community Book Project, featuring Mountain Beyond Mountains author Tracy Kidder speaking on The Problem With Goodness: The Story of Paul Farmer — 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, Jackson Hall, $18-$31.

State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Cinderella (with orchestra) — 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, Jackson Hall, $31-$49. Preperformance lecture, 7 p.m., AGR Room, Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.

Itzhak Perlman on violin: Golden Anniversary Tour — 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, Jackson Hall, $54-$85.

Young Artists Competition Winners — 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Studio Theatre, $18.

TOUR DE FORCE: PIANO

Faculty-staff season tickets: $87

Christopher Taylor: Olivier Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus (roughly translated, "20 gazes or contemplations on the infant Jesus") — 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Studio Theatre, $36. Postperformance Q&A, each performance.

Angela Hewitt: J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations — 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Postperformance Q&A.

Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Studio Theatre, $36. Postperformance Q&A, each performance.

WORLD STAGE: DANCE

Faculty-staff choose-your-own plan (five or more events): $15-$34 per event

Instituto Mazatlán Bellas Artes de Sacramento (ballet folklorico) — 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, Jackson Hall, $18-$36.

Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa — 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: Navidad Flamenca, in celebration of Christmas — 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Estampas Porteñas: Tango Fire — 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

WORLD STAGE: MUSIC

Faculty-staff choose-your-own plan (five or more events): $15-$34 per event

Global Drum Project, with Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Jackson Hall, $22-$40. Postperformance Q&A.

Natalie MacMaster on fiddle — 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Kodo, Japanese taiko drumming — 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Afro-Cuban All Stars with Juan de Marcos (jazz orchestra) — 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, Jackson Hall, $18-$36.

Danú and Dervish (two bands, pub-style Celtic music): To Ireland — 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Jackson Hall, $18-$36.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (a cappella) — 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, Jackson Hall, $22-$40.

Lila Downs, vocalist — 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, Studio Theatre, $22-$40.

SEASON TICKETS: Sales are under way by mail, phone, in person and online, for renewing and new subscribers. The renewal deadline is May 23; after that, seating arrangements from the previous season cannot be guaranteed.

TICKET INFORMATION

SINGLE-TICKET SALES: Begin Aug. 25.

DISCOUNTS: UC Davis employees receive a 30 percent discount on season tickets for regular series, a 25 percent on choose-your-own plans (five or more events) and add-on events, and a 10 percent discount on single tickets. (For 2008-09, the employee discounts apply to all ticket levels.) Season ticket discounts for the general public are 20 percent for regular series, and 15 percent for choose-your-own plans and add-on events.

TICKET OFFICE: (530) 754-2787 (866) 754-2787

ONLINE: www.mondaviarts.org



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