As evidenced by its current and past events calendars, the Mondavi Center has made Davis a major player for touring artists, dance troupes, symphonies and speakers. The Grammy Award-winning Russian National Orchestra will hold court at the Mondavi’s Jackson Hall on Monday at 8 p.m., performing selected works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dmitri Shostakovich and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The event marks the Davis debut of conductor Carlo Ponti Jr., son of Sophia Loren. More importantly, it’s a chance to experience something off the beaten path. Tickets range from $24.50 to $69, and all ages are welcome. The following week, we’ll be treated to a performance by the Helikon Opera of Moscow on March 31. A round of applause for another glorious season! What awaits us in 2007?