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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016
 

Mondavi Center Announces Just Added Performances from Ludovico Einaudi, Alan Cumming, Brian Regan, Dianne Reeves, José González and The Göteborg String Theory and Hasan Minhaj.
Tickets on sale to all 2016–17 performances July 11, 2016.
 

DAVIS, Calif.—The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis is pleased to announce the addition of six performances to its 2016-17 season: Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.; Homecoming King, a one-man show from comedian and Davis native Hasan Minhaj on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m.; jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.; stand-up from comedian Brian Regan on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.; artful singer-songwriter José González with the 20-piece Göteborg String Theory on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.; and actor and Broadway star Alan Cumming in a cabaret-style performance entitled Sings Sappy Songs on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for all 2016-17 Mondavi Center performances, including these Just Added shows, go on sale to the public on Monday, July 11. Tickets are available online at 12:01AM via mondaviarts.org, or during regular business hours (noon-6PM, Monday-Saturday) via phone at 866-754-2787 and in person at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office on the UC Davis campus.

From his early musical studies with Luciano Berio to his collaborations with electronic, rock and world musicians, Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has consistently displayed a gift for minimalist melody in evocative musical settings. Einaudi's unique musical language draws on elements of classical, rock, electronica and world music, and each of his chart-topping albums has explored these influences to dramatic effect.

Homecoming King is the theatrical debut of humorist and The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj, a gifted storyteller who can find the humor in even the most painful experiences. His story of the “New Brown America” is based on true events from Minhaj’s first generation Indian-American experience in Davis, California. Navigating between two worlds, it follows Minhaj’s arrival in the U.S., interracial love, racism, bullying and his family’s quest to achieve the elusive American Dream.

Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves has the whole package–a powerful and flexible voice, improvisational chops, rhythmic virtuosity, a well-developed artistic sensibility and a masterful flair for storytelling. Reeves infuses her jazz with gospel, R&B and world music and somehow makes it all fit together to sound uniquely natural and soulful.

José González is an artful Swedish singer-songwriter whose reflective work is intense, emotive and compelling. This unique concert event pairs González with the maverick 20-piece orchestral collective Göteborg String Theory. The ensemble's lush textures will take his unique songbook, including songs from his revelatory new album Vestiges & Claws, into new sonic territory.

With comedy that is “big enough for everyone, sharp enough for you” and a fan base that includes Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman, Brian Regan has set a comedic standard of excellence for more than 20 years. Sophisticated writing, physical humor and insightful observations are the hallmarks of his standup performances, which play to sold-out houses across the United States.

Alan Cumming is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes. Sings Sappy Songs is an eclectic, wildly entertaining mix of intimate stories, from the sentimental to the sassy, and witty reinterpretations of pop songs and stage classics. Joining Cumming on stage for a night of irreverent humor and mischief-making is long-time collaborator and Emmy Award-winning musical director Lance Horne.

JUST ADDED PERFORMANCES

Ludovico Einaudi
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets starting at $25

Hasan Minhaj
Homecoming King
Friday, January 27, 2017, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets $35

Dianne Reeves
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets starting at $25

Brian Regan
Friday, February 17, 2017, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets starting at $35

José González and The Göteborg String Theory
Friday, March 3, 2017, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets starting at $25

Alan Cumming
Sings Sappy Songs
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 8PM
Jackson Hall
Tickets starting at $35

The full schedule for the Mondavi Center’s 2016–17 season can be found at http://mondaviarts.org.

Press images are available for download at: https://www.mondaviarts.org/resources/press

 

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