Second Mellon grant supports Mondavi events
A violinist with the St. Louis Symphony performs at an outdoor concert March 15, 2013, on the UC Davis campus. Symphony members took music fans on a tour of the late Robert Arneson's Egghead sculptures, performing a short original piece of chamber music written by a UCD faculty composer for the Egghead at each stop. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise file photo
The Mondavi Center has received another grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — a $400,000 award, spread over three years, through 2017. The new grant will support several innovative performances — and the way in which those performances will be presented — as well as residencies by American orchestras, and Mondavi-hosted festivals.
The Mellon grant "will give us the opportunity to deepen our work to engage audience members with classical music by supporting nontraditional and less formal concert formats, by collaborating with UC Davis artists and faculty to create multifaceted music festivals, and by creating major artist residencies that bring community members and artists in closer contact," said Don Roth, the Mondavi Center's executive director. Continue Reading