Classical, jazz piano concert benefits church building fund

“Piano Evolutions: From Classical to American Jazz” is the theme of a concert planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in Davis. The performers are pianists Nancy Lower and Louise Bettner, and violinist Susanne Wilson-Wong. The concert will spotlight works by classical composers J.S. Bach, Siloti, Brahms and Rachmaninoff as well as American classical and […]

Composers to discuss music prior to concert

Monday’s concert by the Empyrean Ensemble will be preceded by a 6:15 p.m. discussion in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center, at which graduate student composers will discuss the original works they have written for the 7 p.m. concert program. The pre-concert talk is free for those who have tickets to the concert […]

Benefit concert for tsunami relief is Wednesday

The Young Musicians Outreach Club from Davis High School will perform a benefit concert to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Newman Chapel, Fifth and C streets in downtown Davis. The originally announced time was 6:30 p.m., but the hour has been changed to 7 […]

‘Home-grown’ band performs at school fundraiser

South City Lights, a Davis pop/rock band, is partnering with the Davis Farm to School Connection and Rominger West Winery to raise funds for Davis’ school lunch and gardening programs. The winery is at 4602 Second St. In addition to a free concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 27, Rominger West will sell […]

Bands present a pops concert at Picnic in the Park

The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and the Davis High School Bands bring their Picnic and Pops performance to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The family-friendly celebration is part of the Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh is the […]

Jazz on a Summer’s Eve

An exciting year for the Davis High School Jazz Band will draw to a close with the annual Jazz on a Summer’s Eve concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. The band will take the stage at the Brunelle Performance Hall on the Davis High School campus, 315 W. 14th St., for an evening of […]

Celebrate wine at Rominger West’s Tailwind party

Rominger West Winery will host a party to celebrate its new Tailwind wine from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the winery, 4602 Second St. in Davis. Local residents are invited to enjoy tastings of the Tailwind wines; hear upbeat jazz and funk music by the Urban Sherpas, a local band; munch on […]

Summertime … and the movies are breezy

Opulent popcorn flicks increasingly dominate the season’s cinema landscape According to the calendar, summer’s still a month away. According to Hollywood, summer began back on May 6, with the release of “Thor.” Or perhaps April 29, with the release of “Fast Five.” The cultural chasm now separating December’s “serious films” from the longer summer season’s […]

DHS 2011 highlights recalled on stage

Davis High School’s student government welcomes the Davis community to its first-ever event, “ThisIsIt: Best of 2011, Memories in Motion,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The event will feature highlights and performances from the 2010-11 school year and “give students and their families a chance […]

Woodland bands give free concert Monday

The Woodland Community Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The concert will be a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, including selections from the Broadway musical “Les Miserables,” “The Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa, a rousing […]

UC Davis Band to perform music honoring the sciences

Details What: UC Davis Concert Band and Campus Band When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center Tickets: $12 adults, $8 students and children; (530) 754-2787 or The UC Davis Concert Band and Campus Band will perform a concert titled “Earth Songs,” a salute to the biological, ecological and agricultural sciences, […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: still delightfully strange

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ 3.5 stars Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevil McNally, Astrid Berges-Frisbey Rating: PG-13, for action violence and sensuality Johnny Depp hasn’t lost his mincing swagger, and that’s great news for fans of this loopy series. Depp’s impeccably timed comic performance remains the best part of the “Pirates […]

West Sac library hosts local mystery writers

The public is invited to a conversation with four mystery writers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. Pat Canterbury (“Every Thursday”), L.F. Crawford (“Bad Moon Rising”), Nan Mahon (“Blind Buddy and Mojo’s Blues Band”) and Cindy Sample (“Dying for a Date”) will […]

Bennett will sing at Mondavi on Wednesday

Tony Bennett  may have left his heart in San Francisco — to paraphrase his biggest hit, released in 1963 — but the ageless crooner, still a big draw at age 84, will perform at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall for the first time at 8 p.m. Wednesday. He’ll probably be playing to a full house. Only a […]