Samba, Brandenburg Concertos, Jake Shimabukuro, Metallica, Holiday Choral Concerts, Mariachi Holiday Concert, An Evening of Dance - December 6-12 2018

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Members of the Afro-Cuban, Capoeira and Samba Ensembles performing on stage.

Capoeira is a Brazilian art combining instrumental music, song, dance, martial arts, ritual, theatre, and more. The Capoeira Ensemble will offer a short performance including songs, grooves, and dance.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing on stage.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns to the Mondavi Center to perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, works that unfailingly provide spiritual fulfillment for music lovers of all faiths and beliefs, inspiring strength at year’s end and a vision of the brightest future. The artistic core of CMS is a multigenerational, dynamic repertory company comprised of an evolving and unparalleled roster of performers. Demonstrating the belief that the future of chamber music lies in engaging and expanding the audience, these expert chamber musicians draw more people to the genre than any other organization of its kind.

Jake Shimabukuro holding a ukelele.

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument — an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. That first brush with musical fate took place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where Jake was born and still makes his home. Growing up, he studied and played a number of other musical instruments — drums, piano and guitar. “But none of those instruments spoke to me the way the ukulele did,” he says. “There was something about the uke that was different. Music was my passion, but I had no idea that I could make it as a musician.”

The Metallica WorldWired Tour logo.

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall! Following last summer’s 25-date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production to the U.S. and Canada.

The Placer Pops Chorale performing on stage.

The Harris Center invites you to celebrate the joyous season as they present a heartfelt pageant of sights and sounds that are uplifting and memorable. Hear the beautiful voices of the Placer Pops Chorale members raised in song, accompanied by wonderful instrumentalists and special guests.

The Sacramento Choral Scoiety performing os stage.

Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays at its new performance venue, the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Hear radiant music for Christmas, watch a candlelit procession, and participate in an audience singalong at this beloved holiday concert.A puppet show will be provided by Green Valley Theatre Company.

Guest Artist: Susannah Biller, Soprano
Guest Chorus: Sacramento Children’s Chorus

Mariachi Sol de Mexico performing on stage with Christmas trees in the baackground.

With the blazing sounds of its 13 piece ensemble, Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jóse Hernàndez brings to life a festive, joyous holiday celebration. Enjoy a fusion of the traditional holiday spirit with the color and the traditions of Mexican and American Christmas songs and carols.


Dancers performing on stage.

Discover yourself in dance! Come and enjoy an exploration of dance with Folsom Lake College’s Dance Department and the MOSAIC Dance Company! Featuring ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and musical theatre, Evening of Dance is sure to stimulate the senses and make for a well spent evening.

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