Mozart called the organ “the king of instruments,” perhaps for the tremendous range of sounds and moods available. Local organist David L. Deffner will offer a recital showcasing all the organ has to offer at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Included on the program will be some great works […]
The Paul Thiebaud Gallery exhibition, “The Collection of the Davis Art Center: A Small Community Collects Big,” has been extended to give more people a chance to view it. This historic collection encompasses more than 150 artworks by prominent artists with ties to Davis. An Art Center representative said the collection is being sold because […]
Several prizes were awarded in the Young Artists Competition at the Mondavi Center last weekend. * Young Artists Prize, Piano Division: Nathan Kim, 12, of Newberg, Ore., performing Frederic Chopin, Variations Brillantes, Op. 12, and Robert Muczynski, Toccata, Op. 15 * Young Artists Prize, Instrumental Division: Cellist Michael Chung, 15, of Cupertino, performing Robert Schumann, Adagio […]
Steve Zimmerman’s art work will be on display at the Second Saturday Art at the Nest from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wild Wings Golf Club, Highway 16, in Woodland.
Check it out What: St. Louis Symphony When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17; a pre-concert talk by conductor David Robertson starts at 6 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $55-$99 general, $27.50-$49.50 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 The St. Louis Symphony will be in residency at UC Davis for several […]
I’m sitting at a small table with four items on it — a beet salad, a dish of sautéed swiss chard, a glass of an inexpensive Portuguese red blend and a glass of Carneros pinot noir that costs about four times as much. I’ve had the Portuguese wine many times before. I like it. It […]
Pianist Lara Downes of Davis has a new album on the Steinway and Sons label, titled “Exiles’ Café.” The official release date was Feb. 26. “This album’s inspiration — and title track — is American composer Michael Sahl’s ‘Tango from the Exiles’ Café,’ ” Downes writes in the album’s notes. “I began to fantasize about […]
The Cashore Marionettes return to the Mondavi Center on March 15-17 with a family-oriented program titled “Simple Gifts,” a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion and artistic insight, the […]
The Davis Art Center will host a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, spotlighting an exhibit of works by elementary school-age artists from the community. Light finger food will be provided, as well as entertainment. The exhibit is supported by the nonprofit Davis School Arts Foundation. The exhibit opened Monday and will be on […]
Check it out What: “Tribute” Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 24, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 Tickets: $25 general, $23 seniors, $15 balcony Info: Call 530-666-9617 or visit www.woodlandoperahouse.org “Tribute” by Bernard Slade — perhaps better known for the play […]
Texas-based blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland combines soulful vocals, tremendous guitar-playing, diverse songwriting and a thoroughly engaging stage presence into a deliciously potent whole. Wonderland and her band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $20. Wonderland’s most defining characteristics as a musician and performer are her […]
The Sacramento Banjo Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. Band members play four-string banjos, with clear melody supported by strummed chords, similar to riverboat or Dixieland jazz bands. The concert is free and open to the public.
An exhibition of the photo-based, three-dimensional mixed-media artistic works of Judith Monroe is on display at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is a free open house and artist’s reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery 1855 is in the Davis Cemetery […]
Choreographer Pamela Trokanski and the dancers of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre and The Third Stage present “Serendipity, Parallel Universes, and Opening Pandora’s Box.” The performance opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, and continues with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, March 22-23. The piece began as an experiment in community choreography, with a […]