"A Celebration Of Music" Festival

At The Mondavi!

We hope to see you at our next event on March 13, 2022!

**** The Celebration of Music Has Been Cancelled for 2020***

Performing the Star Spangled Banner at the 2019 "A Celebration of Music" Festival

A Celebration of Music

A Celebration of Music provides an opportunity for musicians from Davis public schools to showcase their musical achievement to our community with a performance at the world-class Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.

A Celebration of Music 2020 Details

A Celebration of Music 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020 -- CANCELLED

Doors open at 1:30pm; concert begins at 2:00 pm

Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

A Celebration of Music TICKETS on sale NOW!

Ticket available for purchase on line, via phone (754-2787) or visit the Mondavi Box office at 523 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis.

Purchase tickets in advance and save $5.00 per tickets. Come and support our music program. Invite friends and family Please spread the word!

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Pre-order CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs of the Festival will be on sale in February, 2020, through the day of the event.

A "Celebration of Music" At The Mondavi!

The "Celebration of Music" Festival provides an annual opportunity for orchestral musicians from Davis public schools celebrate their musical achievement with our community. Musicians from Sixth through Twelfth grade perform in the world-class performance venue of the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, at UC Davis.

This annual concert draws community leaders, public school officials, and private music teachers who support the music program in the Davis schools. Without the support of these citizens, our program would not be the caliber it is today. With the size of this venue, we are able to provide the entire community an opportunity to see what the students of Davis have achieved.

Please scroll down for concert details and ticket information

Performing Groups in 2020

In 2020, this community concert will feature the the Emerson, DaVinci & Harper Jr. High Orchestras (7th through 9th graders), directed by Greg Brucker; the Davis Junior High Choir, directed by Arielle Deem; The Davis Youth Artists Chamber Ensemble, directed by William Barbini; Chamber Music Students of Susan Lamb Cook; and the Elementary All City Strings Orchestra (Sixth graders selected students from all of Davis’ public elementary schools) directed by Lydia Cooley.


The mission of the Festival is three-fold:

To support music program development in the Davis schools;

To foster the integration of music training resources in our community;

To support community efforts which enrich the cultural soul of Davis.

Proceeds from A Celebration of Music fund various needs of the Davis Joint Unified School District’s strings and orchestral program: Strings and upkeep of school owned instruments throughout the district; master classes; scholarships for participation in field trips; adjudication for seating auditions and the numerous other needs of running a program of this caliber.

Ticket Information

Advance Ticket Prices

Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace

Regular: $25

Student or Senior: $15

Child Under 10: $10

Grand Tier

Regular: $20

Student or Senior: $10

Child under 10: $10

Day of Concert Prices

Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace

Regular: $30

Student or Senior: $15

Child Under 10: $10

Grand Tier

Regular: $25

Student or Senior: $10

Child under 10: $10


You may pre-order CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs of the 2020 Celebration of Music up to and on the day of the event. Pre-order online at store.dsoma.org.

On line orders are credit card only, and your card will be charged when you complete the check out process.

You may use a paper form to pay by cash, check (payable to "DSOMA") or credit card.

Once the discs are ready, we'll deliver them to the student you designate at their school

If you have any questions, or would like to request a different manner of delivery, please contact us at store@dsoma.org.

All proceeds go to support music programs at our schools. Thank you for your support!


A photographer will be taking individual photos if desired immediately after the dress rehearsal. Order forms for individual photos and the formal group onstage photo will be sent home with students and to parents via email.