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Davis, California

Friday, April 19, 2024



UC Davis Baroque Ensemble

Today, 12 p.m., free

115 Music Building

Sounds promising, doesn’t it? The Ensemble is scheduled to perform works by Corelli, Scarlatti and Torelli so it sounds classy.

Student Chamber Ensembles

Today, 4:10-6 p.m., free

115 Music Building

Coming back for seconds? After a concentrated Baroque performance played earlier by the UC Davis Baroque Ensemble (in the same room), it’ll be refreshing to hear classical and contemporary repertoire. Performed by a select group of 20-30 singers, this late afternoon slash evening concert is free to all attendees.

Music History Senior Presentation: Aimee Kisaichi

Friday, 3-4p.m., free

203 Music Buidling

At all curious as I am to what Kisaichi’s “Music for Bunraku, Japanese Puppet Theater” is about? Meet me there to find out.

WOOF! drum and bass/dubstep show

Today, 8 p.m., free,

Delta of Venus

The weather may be cold but with a nice drink (if you’re 21+) and the cozy ambiance of the indoors, it’ll make Dj’s 59 Crime, J. Rawton, G.O.S.T., Noe and Knock Boots worth getting out of the house for.


Prison Works

Wednesday to Mar. 21, free

Nelson Gallery

Check out the Nelson Gallery’s new exhibition that showcases art that was made at an art workshop in part of the state’s prison system.

8th Annual Gallery Show and Silent Auction Closing Reception

Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free

Craft Center

It’s that time of the year again where art appreciators and collectors alike bid on paintings, mix media, sculpture, photography and even jewelry made by the Craft Center’s staff. The gallery has been opened since November but interested buyers are welcome to bid on art until 6 p.m. on Friday.


University Chorus: Vaughan Williams

Friday, 8 p.m., $5

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

It seems everyone’s been on edge lately, what with last minute midterms, up-coming finals and the deceitful sunny weather in what feels like 40 degrees (blast!). Why not take a break from life and come watch the Univeristy Chorus’ first performance this quarter. Word on the street is that this much anticipated event and long-awaited performance will be a follow-up to the YouTube success that the performed piece Carl Orff: Carmina Burana made with more than one million views (YouTube it for an hour-long study distraction).

Danú, Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn School Matinee

Today, 11 a.m., $7

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

If you are in the holiday spirit and missed the performance last night because you just didn’t know, you have one more chance to watch the matinee performance of Danú – a hot young Irish Celtic band celebrating traditional Irish Christmas. (It’s recommended for grades K-12 so keep the age on the DL).


Sunday, 7 p.m., $10

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Ladies, brace yourself. What more can you ask for from this all-male vocal ensemble besides their charm and winning good looks? Oh, their voices can be deeply appreciated, also. I cantus wait.

Emanuel Ax, piano

Saturday, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall

Now I normally don’t go right out and say things like this but, this performance is going to be amazing. It’s a night of classic appreciation of the piano. On top of that, it’s being performed in the acoustics of Jackson Hall. Emanuel Ax is a Grammy award-winning artist who has played along side cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Ax is scheduled to play Chopin and Schumann – both of which will make for a romantic evening.

Jenny Scheinman

Tuesday Dec. 8-11, 8 p.m., $17.50

Mondavi Center, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Wondering who Jenny Scheinman is? I’ve done a little research on mondaviarts.org (extensive!). The results? According to The New York Times, “Ms. Scheinman is a killer player. She has the street musician’s trick of getting attention with the pure power of a single, perfect note.” If that doesn’t answer the question, Jenny Scheinman is a violinist who has collaborated with Grammy award-winning artist Norah Jones and jazz guitar legend Bill Frisell.

KAREN SONG can be reached at arts@theaggie.org.


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