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Quick takes: Mondavi Center announces 2011-2012 season

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Preljocaj and director Oliver Stone will all make appearances at the Mondavi Center next year, according to a just-released lineup of the performing arts center’s 2011-2012 season.

French ballet company Ballet Preljocal will give the U.S. premiere of its original work Blanch Neige (Snow White) in March. Accompanying the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in January, will be acclaimed pianist and film composer Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The New York Philharmonic will also make its Mondavi Center debut in May.

Notable speakers will include author Jonathan Franzen, director Oliver Stone and musician Patti Smith, in October, February and May, respectively. k.d. lang will also perform in October, following a sold-out performance at the Mondavi Center in 2009.

Other acts include the Scottish National Ballet, a Christmas show by the Blind Boys of Alabama, Spanish flamenco company Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenco and high-definition film screenings of three San Francisco Opera performances.

For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to mondaviarts.org.

– Robin Migdol

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