Jazz pianist will perform at Stonegate Café

Stonegate Café and Bakery will host jazz pianist Dick Livingston for an informal performance from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at 1260 Lake Blvd., in the Westlake Shopping Center. Owners Rosy and Rubi invite community members to attend and enjoy bakery goods, coffee, sandwiches and pizza during the concert. Livingston will play selections […]

Cellist Susan Lamb Cook and pianist Gayle Blankenburg to perform third concert in Beethoven series

Cellist and UC Davis instructor Susan Lamb Cook, above, and visiting pianist Gayle Blankenburg  (of Scripps College in Claremont) will present the third (and final) installment in their series of concerts this season featuring Beethoven cello sonatas on Thursday, May 14, at 12:05 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. The concert is free, but […]

Five Three Oh! featured at last Sunday(s) at I-House of the season

The fourth season of Sunday(s) at I-House cross-cultural open-mic’ hour plus a featured performer continues on Sunday, May 3, at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. This is the final open-mic’ for this year. The first hour welcomes a broad array of entertainers from our culturally diverse student and residential community. Doors open, and sign-up […]

Davis High musicians get thrill, education playing alongside university orchestra

The Davis High Baroque ensemble members are enjoying their chance to play alongside the UC Davis Baroque Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School. This annual tradition allows high school students to learn from more experienced Baroque musicians and bond with their fellow musicians for the last […]

Monticello announces music schedule

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G Street, Davis, announces its music schedule for May. Tuesdays bring Ricardo Rosales, classical bassoon, from 5 to 7 p.m., along with a weekly wine tasting hosted by wine columnist “Wineaux” Susan Leonardi. Wednesdays bring guitar and bass duo George Sheldon and Sandra Carter from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays bring […]

Sac Choral Society wraps up season with ‘Songs of Eternity’

Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra will team up with Sacramento State’s University Chorus to present choral orchestral music by three modern American classical composers in a season finale titled “Songs of Eternity.” “We hasten to assure our audience that the music for this concert is considered accessible modern music in […]

Sac Ballet presents Modern Masters on May 8-9

The Sacramento Ballet’s next project is Modern Masters, an annual program featuring contemporary works. This year, which is the 60th year anniversary of Sacramento Ballet, the company is dedicated to founder Barbara Crockett, and the Modern Masters program will feature works by three former students of Crockett’s, who went on to major careers in the […]

Author, LGBT activist Dan Savage comes to Mondavi

Dan Savage — who will be featured in the Mondavi Center’s Distinguished Speakers series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 — is a writer and LGBT rights activist, and the author of the books “American Savage,”  “Savage Love” and “The Kid: What Happened When My Boyfriend and I Decided to Get Pregnant.” The latter book […]

Philosophical (gastronomical, enological) fragments

On Easter eve, I overheard 8-year-old grandkid Rowyn say to our daughter Benedicta, “Mom, it’s really hard to believe in the Easter bunny. But I do. I do!” I was amused, charmed and moved by his declaration. And it got me thinking that although I no longer engage in the herculean task of believing in the […]

Evertree will perform Saturday at winery

Evertree, an alternative folk rock duo based in Northern California, will play at Sundstrom Hill Winery for First Saturday on May 2. The duo features Lori Hawk, singer-songwriter, vocalist and keyboardist, and Sam Hawk, singer-songwriter, 12-string guitarist and bassist. The winery will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. with live music starting at 1:30 […]

Early 20th-century works join Beethoven on UCD Symphony’s program

Check it out What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $12-$17 general, $8 for students; www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2878 Three big, big works — each unlike the other two … and one of them includes a siren! That’s the […]

Classical guitarist performs Saturday at Arts Center

The Davis Arts Center’s sixth annual Classical Guitar Concert Series continues with a performance by Yuri Liberzon at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Russian-born and Israeli-raised, Liberzon ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists. His playing has been described as “transcendent technical prowess at the service of gracious musicality.” A frequent soloist with symphony and chamber […]