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By Dave Jones on September 29, 2006 in University

Alexander Strings due

The Alexander String Quartet is on the Sundays With Mozart calendar three times this season at Mondavi Center, with the first date set for Oct. 15. For concerts at 2 and 8 p.m. in the Mondavi's Studio Theatre, the quartet plans a program with two pieces that Mozart dedicated to his friend and mentor Franz Joseph Haydn, along with introductory remarks by renowned educator and composer Robert Greenberg, speaking about the life and music of Mozart. With Sundays With Mozart, the Mondavi continues its celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The Alexander String Quartet's other Mondavi performances this season are scheduled for Jan. 14 and June 3. Tickets: (530) 754-2787 or (866) 754-2787, or

Free Night of Theater

The Sacramento region's Free Night of Theater, in its second year, offers people an opportunity to get free tickets to a number of shows, including two at UC Davis. The Department of Theatre and Dance announced that it will provide free tickets to the Oct. 26 and 28 performances of the political thriller Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America (8 p.m. Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center), and the Nov. 9 and 11 performances of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline (8 p.m., Main Theatre). Ticket reservations for the UC Davis shows and others in the Free Night of Theater program can be arranged online starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 3, at Organizers advise: "Only one show per patron, please," and two tickets per e-mail address. Sign-ups are scheduled to continue until Oct. 17.

Media contact(s)

Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556,