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One of Mondavi Center’s most popular programs, these free presentations by knowledgeable educators, scholars, and performers provide aesthetic, historical and social context on selected artists. Designed to enhance audience enjoyment and understanding of performances, the Pre-performance lecture schedule is based on artist diversity and educational value to the community.

Mondavi Center Lectures UC Davis

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One of Mondavi Center’s most popular programs, these free presentations by knowledgeable educators, scholars, and performers provide aesthetic, historical and social context on selected artists. Designed to enhance audience enjoyment and understanding of performances, the Pre-performance lecture schedule is based on artist diversity and educational value to the community.

    Pre-Performance Lecture: Delfeayo Marsalis

    Pre-Performance Lecture: Delfeayo Marsalis

    John Abigana, music director at Woodland High School,
    talks about the upcoming performance by Delfeayo Marsalis and his band. They explore music from one of Duke Ellington’s most masterful compositions: "Such Sweet Thunder," a suite inspired by the poems and plays of William Shakespeare.

    • 34 min
    Pre-Performance Lecture: Inbal Pinto Dance Company

    Pre-Performance Lecture: Inbal Pinto Dance Company

    Shelly Gilbride, a doctoral candidate in performance studies, Department of Theatre and Dance, UC Davis, talks about the Israeli Inbal Pinto Dance Company. The performance, which mixes fantasy, drama and comedy, has a musical score with Chopin, Swedish folk music, and songs from the 1950s.

    • 29 min
    Mondavi Center Lecture: James Conlon on LA Opera’s Recovered Voices

    Mondavi Center Lecture: James Conlon on LA Opera’s Recovered Voices

    Lecture by James Conlon, music director of the Los Angeles Opera. His topic was LA Opera’s Recovered Voices the culmination of Maestro Conlon’s many years as an active and devoted advocate of the works of composers whose voices were silenced by the Holocaust.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    About the American Ballet Theatre II

    About the American Ballet Theatre II

    Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director, Sacramento Ballet Company discusses ABT II. Through ABT II, the American Ballet Theatre brings the stars of the future to the stage.

    • 43 min
    The Forum@MC: History in Blue: The Life and Times of Blue Note Records;

    The Forum@MC: History in Blue: The Life and Times of Blue Note Records;

    Ravi Coltrane, the saxophonist from the Blue Note Records 70th Anniversary tour, joins Peter Williams, Artistic Director of Yoshi’s and Gary Vercelli, Jazz Music Director at KXJZ, in a panel discussion about the impact Blue Note Records has had on jazz. Moderated by Jeffrey Callison, host of Insight on KXJZ.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pre-Performance Lecture: Mavis Staples

    Pre-Performance Lecture: Mavis Staples

    Speaker Jon Fox discusses the musical history of Mavis Staples.

    • 27 min

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