Arturo O'Farrill will perform at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in October. (Laura Mariet/photo)
Arturo O'Farrill will perform at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts in October. (Laura Mariet/photo)

Mondavi Center Announces New Season; Will Run October Through May

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Fran Lebowitz, Las Cafeteras, Becca Stevens, Joshua Bell and More

By  Rob Tocalino, UC Davis News

After 19 months without live performances, The Mondavi Center for Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis, announced today its 2021–22 season. The entertainment begins Oct. 14 with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra and closes May 19, 2022, with flutist, electronic musician and academic Grace Leslie. 

More than ever, the Mondavi Center is focused on its audiences, with a priority on safety and flexibility while delivering the dynamic programming that it is known for. 

“Every Mondavi Center season announcement is eagerly anticipated and exciting, a highlight in our cultural calendar. But now, launching a season on the heels of a pandemic year, which kept our theaters dark for more than a year and a half, makes this a truly extraordinary moment,” said Mondavi Center Executive Director Don Roth.


Global works

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, on March 18, brings together the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. Las Cafeteras, on April 28, combine Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms and rhymes to deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in Los Angeles.


Mondavi brochure

The Mondavi Center’s digital brochure, with complete information on the artists referenced in this press release, is available at (The website is embargoed and password protected until 1 p.m., June 7. ) 

The Mondavi Center’s 2021–22 season is supported by a long list of members, donors and corporate partners including Western Health Advantage, UC Davis Health, Downey Brand, Capital Public Radio, Sactown Magazine, Hyatt Place UC Davis, UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, UC Davis Global Affairs, and Park Winters.

Read the full article at the UC Davis News website.

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