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By Karen Nikos-Rose on November 13, 2019

This week’s Shinkoskey Noon Concert features UC Davis Lecturer in Music Bruce Chrisp on the trombone and Gabrielle Wunsch on the violin, with Jeff LaDeur on the piano. They will be performing works composed by Robert and Clara Schumann.

Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Works for violin or trombone and piano, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday Nov. 7, 12:05 to 1 p.m., free

  • More information on this concert and other upcoming Shinkoskey Noon Concerts here

Also on Thursday, get tickets now for The Threepenny Opera, UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, Thursday, Nov. 14 through Nov. 23, 2 p.m. or 7 p.m., $12-$18.50

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.


Wayne Thiebaud Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, Wednesday Oct. 30 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, will celebrate 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 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.”


Facilitated Game Play & Talk with Allen Turner, C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis, Wednesday Nov. 20, 3 p.m., free

  • The C.N. Gorman Museum invites you to “Join us in a gaming session of Ehdrigohr with Designer Allen Turner, and his talk about finding creative voice.” Allen Turner is of Black/Lakota/Irish descent and his table-top RPG Ehdrigor “...pulls from the myths and folklore of indigenous and tribal peoples from all over the world, while exploring allegorical battles with depression, solitude, identity, and erasure.”

Jazz Bands of UC Davis Fall Concert, Ann E. Pitzer Center, UC Davis, Thursday Nov. 21, 7 p.m., $12-$24

  • Learn more about Otto Lee in this Arts Blog piece.

UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, 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.

Art social media of the week

Check this out on twitter. To add context, you need to see the retrospective exhibition we had on John Cage at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art back in 2017. And see the interview with the original photographer the Arts Blog published.

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