Weekender: Hear Music, Music, Music

Harlem 100 Featuring Mwenso and the Shakes with special guests Brianna Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman and Vuyo Sotashe performs Friday at Jackson Hall. (Courtesy photo)

From violins to choir to Harlem there are many varieties to hear

Compiled by News and Media Relations Intern Leigh Houck

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Maximillian Haft, violin, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday Nov. 21, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free

  • This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert features Maximillian Haft on the violin. He will be performing works composed by UC Davis graduate students. See Symphony entry below for more Haft.
  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here 

Later in the evening, go to Jazz Bands of UC Davis Fall Concert, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday Nov. 21, 7 p.m., $12-$24. More information here.

Percussion Ensemble, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Friday Nov. 22, 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., free

  • UC Davis Lecturer in Music Chris Froh will direct the Percussion Ensemble, featuring UC Davis Professor of Music Pablo Ortiz. Other musicians include Mayumi Hama, Keiko Abe, Masaki Endo, and Mark Ford.
  • More information here

Schola Cantorum, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Friday Nov. 22, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.,

  • A choir directed by UC Davis Lecturer in Music Caleb Lewis will perform songs from a variety of artists: from Jacques Arcadelt to The Beatles to Jason Mraz.
  • More information here

Harlem 100 plays Mondavi Friday, see symphony Saturday

Enjoy a performance celebrating the Harlem Renaissance featuring Harlem 100 - Mwenso and the Shakes, with special guests Brianna Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman, and Vuyo Sotashe at Jackson Hall, 8 p.m.; conversation program at 7 p.m.  According to the Mondavi Center’s information on the performance,  Harlem 100 presents the most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show that pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance. Featuring the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters, as well as a nine-piece band with three dancers, Harlem 100 celebrates one of the most influential artistic movements of our country and gives insight into Harlem then and now. Friday Nov. 22, 8 p.m., $12.50+

  • More information here

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra “Dialogues and Poetry,” Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, Saturday Nov. 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., $12 children and students, $24 adults

  • The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra headed by Christian Baldini, music director and conductor, will perform works by Strauss, Lutosławski, and Rachmaninov. Special guest Maximilian Haft will join the Lutosławski performance of Chain II on the violin and Leyla Kabuli will join the Rachmaninov performance of Piano Concerto No. 2 on the piano.

Ongoing entertainment

Last chance: Get tickets now for The Threepenny Opera, UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance,  through Nov. 23, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., $12-$18.50

  • The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Threepenny Opera,” showing from Nov. 14 through Nov. 23. The play is “...a criticism of capitalism and middle-class morality, set in a world of corruption with a score that draws upon opera, jazz and cabaret. Set in Victorian London, the musical focuses on the exploits of Macheath, an amoral criminal, who manipulates women and the law with equal dexterity.” The play contains adult themes and language. Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (530) 752-2471 during weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or in person at the UC Davis Ticket Office.
  • Learn more about the performance here
  • View performance times and purchase tickets online here

Wayne Thiebaud Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, Wednesday through Saturday Nov. 30, free

  • A variety of works on paper by Wayne Thiebaud are on display at the Natsoulas Gallery this month. Thiebaud, renowned artist and UC Davis professor emeritus, celebrated his 99th birthday this month. Come explore a variety of pieces, from pen to oil paint to lithograph, created by Thiebaud between 1939 and 2015.
  • Watch for a future story in the next week on the Thiebaud exhibition in an upcoming blog post. More information on the exhibit and on Thiebaud here

Joomchi: Playing with Paper, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Saturdays and Sundays, Saturday Nov. 2 through Sunday Dec. 1, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,  free

  • The Manetti Shrem Museum invites you to join artist Steph Rue to “create a unique landscape using a traditional paper-felting technique called joomchi. We will be using hanji (Korean paper), a strong and durable material to explore a variety of ways to collage, felt and fuse paper into interesting textures.”

Tonight (Thursday), Artist Salon: Patchwork Practice: Creating Within Boundaries Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Manetti Shrem Museum, free

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