Music, Music, Music for the Holidays (and More)

UC Davis Concert band readies for performance.
Tonight (Wednesday), Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
UC Davis Concert Band

The UC Davis Concert Band & Yolo Band: Works derived from folk music, including Chen Yi's ”Suite from China West” [China], Gustav Holst's Second Suite [England], and a premiere by undergraduate music major Grant Cottier as well as music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.

Catch the performance on video.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:05 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble: Biber Birthday Celebration

Four sonatas by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (born on Dec. 8, 1644) from the Sonatae tam Aris quam Aulis Servientes (meaning pieces suitable for performance in church as well as in a chamber music setting). Free.

Thursday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m., Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

Afro-Cuban, Capoeira, and Samba Ensembles of UC Davis

Juan Diego Diaz, Brian Rice, and Chris Froh, director. Free

Other highlights on the UC Davis calendar:

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos: 8 p.m. Dec. 8., Mondavi Center
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, 4 p.m. Dec. 10. Free.

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