Vocal Art Ensemble performs music inspired by nature

The Vocal Art Ensemble — a Davis-based choral group that just marked its third anniversary — will present an hourlong spring program titled “Cloudburst — Sounds of Nature” in Dixon, Sacramento and Davis on May 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Included will be contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” an eight-minute piece that portrays the […]

Free flamenco/classical guitar performance planned

On Wednesday, May 11, Watermelon Music and Orpheus Valley Guitars will bring internationally acclaimed guitarist Roberto Corrias back to Davis for a free performance at 7 p.m. Corrias received his degree in music with an instrumental specialization in guitar from the Italian Conservatory of Music. He refined his academic studies, attending Castres University of Music […]

Author examines Native American land questions

Beth Rose Middleton, assistant professor of Native American studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Bookstore. In “Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation,” Middleton examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, […]

I-House will screen ‘The Queen’

“The Queen,” the 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears, will be screened Friday night at International House, Davis, as part of the International Film Series, sponsored by I-House and the United Nations Association of Davis. Starring Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen, the film examines the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and newly elected Prime Minister Tony […]

Entries open for juried art show

Entries for the Davis Civic Arts Commission’s annual juried art show will be accepted from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22, at the Regency Square office building lobby, Second and D streets in downtown Davis. Titled “Connections 2011,” the juried art show is an annual exhibit celebrating small works of art. […]

Student composer’s guitar music featured

The Mobius Trio — a group from San Francisco featuring three guitarists, one with seven strings, two with six strings — will perform a free noon concert Thursday, May 12, in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Among the works on the program will be “The Transition” by composer Garrett Shatzer, who is a Ph.D […]

‘Holmes’ offers an authentic experience

Details What: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 22 Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento Tickets: $34-$38 general, $29-33 seniors, $15-$20 students; http://sactheatre.org or (530) 443-6722 Now we know what Sacramento […]

YoloArts fundraiser features artist Susan Shelton

Self-taught artist Susan Shelton will be the featured guest at the seventh annual “Artistic Sensations” fundraiser to be held at the Rominger West Winery in Davis from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13. Shelton’s work includes functional pottery, sculpture, tile, carved ceramic murals, works cast in bronze, and a variety of landscape and public […]

Free concert slated Saturday on E Street Plaza

South City Lights — from left, Chris Lee (vocals/guitar), Helen Spangler (vocals/bass), Jenny Amaral (vocals/guitar) and Tim Spangler (vocals/guitar), along with drummer Chris Reilly (not pictured) — will team up with Under the Indecisive, a Davis-based alternative rock band, for a free outdoor concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the E Street Plaza […]

Trio 7 concludes guitar series

Trio 7, a guitar trio who play extended seven-string guitars, concludes the Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series. Trio 7′s focus is on the creation of unusual transcriptions of classical orchestral works to expand the guitar trio repertoire. The program at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Art Center, 1919 F St., will include […]

Flutists present a ‘fiesta’ Saturday, May 7

Listen up What: “Flutist’s Fiesta” featuring the Davis Youth Flute Choir and Sacramento’s Camellia City Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $8 general and $5 for students in advance at the Art Center; $10 general and $8 for students at the door Info: Davis Art Center, (530) […]

Concert to feature Bach Magnificat and ‘lost’ Lotti Mass

Details What: American Bach Soloists, performing J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major and Antonio Lotti’s Mass for Three Choirs When: 8 p.m. Monday, May 9 Where: Davis Community Church, 412 C St. Tickets: $20-$50 general, $18-$45 students, available at http://www.americanbach.org or (415) 621-7900 First, a well-known standard: J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, which has become […]

Sweet harmonies at Picnic in the Park

Acoustic S & M bring its own special blend of folk, rock, pop and country to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. With multiple instruments and sweet vocal harmonies, they cover music from more than six decades, from the 1950s through today. Picnic in the Park, a family-friendly celebration, takes […]

Reminisce with music

Neon Lite, a Davis band that specializes in the familiar harmonies of the 1960s and ’70s, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Little Prague, 330 G St. From left are Chris Stabenfeldt, sax and vocals; Mary Lynn Tobin, guitar and vocals; Dave Walters, bass and vocals; and Sharon Orris, guitar […]