Organ recital set at Davis Community Church

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 […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center exhibit in San Francisco gets extended run

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 […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Prizes awarded in Young Artists Competition

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 […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

St. Louis Symphony returns with three B’s from Vienna

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;, 530-754-2787 The St. Louis Symphony will be in residency at UC Davis for several […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Drinking my words, yet again

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 […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pianist Lara Downes releases new album on Steinway label

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 […]

March 19, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Cashore Marionettes bring music-themed family show to Mondavi

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 […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Elementary Art Show reception set Friday

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 […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

‘Tribute’ is right mix of humor and humanity

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 “Tribute” by Bernard Slade — perhaps better known for the play […]

March 12, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Carolyn Wonderland brings vibrant blues to The Palms on Thursday

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 […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear banjos at Atria Covell Gardens

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.

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Multi-media exhibit on display at Gallery 1855

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 […]

March 06, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Trokanski unveils newest community project

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 […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,