Eight Gigs: Young Artist Competition All-Stars
Fri., Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Mondavi Center, $47
The Mondavi Center's Young Artists Competition brings back Tianpeng Yu and other YAC favorites to kick off the 2015 Young Artists Competition Finals Weekend. The weekend continues Saturday night with six cellists, ages 18 to 22, competing in the Founders Division, and 10 younger musicians, ages 12 to 17 years, in the Young Artists Division—open only to California musicians (pianist Roger Xia from Davis is the lone regional representative in this division). Wrapping up the weekend is Sunday's Winners Concert, hosted by Lara Downes, founder and artistic director of the competition. 9399 Old Davis Road in Davis, www.mondaviarts.org/youngartists.