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Events
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 3:30 – 6pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
School of Veterinary Medicine Commencement

Admission is free, but all guests (adults, children and infants) must have tickets. Lobby doors open one hour before the start of the ceremony and doors to Jackson Hall open 30 minutes before. More information about the venue.

Livestream

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 2pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Alexander String Quartet With Joyce Yang

The Alexander String Quartet appears at the Mondavi Center for a fourth time this season, not for the quartet's continuing series of all of Shostakovich's string quartets, but for a special concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang a new work by Samuel Adams, Quintet for Piano and Strings, co-commissioned by the Mondavi Center. Also: Mozart's Quartet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 493; and Brahms' Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, op. 34. No commentary for this event.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 7 – 9pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Concert Bands of UC Davis: "Contrasts"

Dana Suesse: Whirligig
Brian Balmages: Industrial Loops
James DeMars: The Lake that Speaks (First Performance)
with Deborah Pittman, Native American flute
Jeanine Tesori: The Girl in 14 G
with David Korn, voice
Pasek and Paul: Selections from Dear Evan Hansen
The UC Davis Concert Band
UC Davis Lecturer in Music Pete Nowlen, director
Campus Band
Leone Rivers, Michael Petris,
and others, student conductors
$12 Students and Children, $24 Adults (Open Seating)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 4 – 6pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
School of Education Graduation

Admission is free, but all guests (adults, children and infants) must have tickets. Lobby doors open one hour before the start of the ceremony and doors to Jackson Hall open 30 minutes before. More information about the venue.

Livestream

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 10am – 12pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
School of Nursing Commencement

Admission is free, but all guests (adults, children and infants) must have tickets. Lobby doors open to the public one hour before the start of the ceremony and doors to Jackson Hall open 30 minutes before. More information about the venue.

Note:
This event will last three hours. Plan post-ceremony events accordingly.

Livestream

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10am – 12:30pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Graduate School of Management Commencement

Admission is free, but all guests (adults, children and infants) must have tickets. Lobby doors open one hour before the start of the ceremony and doors to Jackson Hall open 30 minutes before. More information about the venue.

Note:
This event will last approximately 2 1/2 hours. Plan post-ceremony events accordingly.

Livestream

Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Black Graduation

Black Graduation is an annual ceremony that commemorates graduating seniors at UC Davis who identify with the African diaspora. This graduation is different from the UC Davis colleges' commencement, as it is a culturally relevant and inclusive ceremony for the Black community. Black Graduation serves to highlight and honor our community’s graduates and their personal and academic achievements throughout their educational careers.

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 8 – 10pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls will take to the Jackson Hall stage on the Summer solstice, June 21, 2019. With their latest release, One Lost Day, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation. After releasing their critically acclaimed eponymous album in 1988, it remained on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 35 weeks, earned double platinum status, received a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist” and won “Best Contemporary Folk Recording.”  They were overnight folk icons who continued to live up to the high standards they’d set for themselves: They’ve since released 14 albums (three platinum and three gold) and received six more Grammy nominations for their work. The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes—the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 8am – 5pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsored by Graduate Studies, Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is an intensive social and academic overview for new graduate students, comprised of workshops, panel discussions, and social activities designed to help new students prepare for some of the expected and unexpected side effects of graduate school and become familiar with the various university services available to graduate students.

All incoming graduate students are strongly encouraged to register for orientation and must register for the mandatory sexual violence prevention training.

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 7 – 9pmMondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Andrew Bird with special guest Meshell Ndegeocello

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler and songwriter. Bird has recorded and toured extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall and festivals worldwide.

In recent years, Bird performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s The Muppets movie, scored the FX series Baskets, performed at the New Yorker Festival, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s ICA and the MCA Chicago. Bird has been a featured TED Talks presenter and a New York Times op-ed contributor. Additionally, Bird hosts an ongoing livestreamed series of performances called Live from the Great Room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting.

More recently, Bird has released a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces: a Utah canyon, an abandoned seaside bunker, the middle of the Los Angeles River, and a reverberant stone-covered aqueduct in Lisbon. Bird’s latest album, My Finest Work Yet, is out March 22, 2019 on Loma Vista Recordings.

Meshell Ndegeocello
There are albums dedicated to personal pain, or political protest, love, death, nostalgia, rage. There are those that are simply fun, glossy, the soundtrack to a good time. Some are exploratory, a musical journey, shapeshifting soundmaking, a new way to do an old thing. An artist can make a choice about concept and content, or heed a vision, follow their muse or their manager. But in times so extreme and overwhelming, when there is no known expression for the feeling, no satisfactory direction for art or action, then they might take refuge in a process, a ritual, something familiar, the shape and sound of which recall another time altogether, so that they can weather the present long enough to call it the past. Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. Ventriloquism, the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many.

In partnership with RPM, $1 per ticket will be donated to Our Finest Work Yet Fund to benefit organizations like Utah Diné Bikéyah, who are protecting our national monuments and parks through preservation, and investment in local communities.

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