THE SECRET GARDEN AT THE GRANADA THEATRE
Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 PM
Music by Paul Rivera Jr.
Choreography by Josie Walsh
Featuring the videography of David Bazemore
Choreography by Josie Walsh, State Street Ballet’s The Secret Garden is a masterpiece of enchantment complete with dynamic visuals, cutting-edge choreography and luscious, shape-shifting costumes, set to an original cinematic score by Paul Rivera Jr. Thoughtful and heart-warming, The Secret Garden tells a story of loss, dreams, hope, and the search for happiness that transcends generations. Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel, imaginative staging transforms this classic story into a modern-day ballet for all ages.
To add to the dynamic effect of this ballet, David Bazemore, Santa Barbara foremost performing arts photographer and videographer, has created video and video animations including a very striking sequence of trains; motion through the great manor interior and it's grounds; an animated robin showing Mary in the Secret Garden and hundreds of plants & flowers blooming as the secret garden comes to life. It will be very dynamic and an integral part of the show, providing the look and feel of the production.
About State Street Ballet
State Street Ballet was founded in 1994 by Rodney and Allison Gustafson. With at least three productions each season in Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet has also toured throughout the United States, as well as internationally to Taiwan and China.
Rodney Gustafson was formerly with Geneva Ballet, Cleveland Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He went on to receive his B.S. from University of Arizona, and his M.B.A from Antioch University. State Street Ballet is known for its innovative choreography and unique style.
Tickets: The Granada Box Office / 805.899.2222 / www.granadasb.org 1216 State Street, Santa Barbara
Tickets are priced from $28 to $53, with discounts for students and seniors. Children under 12 are $18
For Group sales, contact the ballet office 805-563-3262 ext 105. For more details visit www.statestreetballet.com
Other Events surrounding this Production:
State Street Ballet will also do 3 mini-performances at the Santa Barbara
and Goleta Libraries February 7 through February 9 as part of our commitment to find new
and innovative ways to connect with our audiences. The literary value of
The Secret Garden makes a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with our
LISTING: Arts/Vocal Workshop for kids
FACT SHEET & SCHEDULE
WHO: Santa Barbara Children’s Chorus
WHAT: Rock Cappella Workshop for children ages 8–14
Featuring UCSB’s VocalMotion
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Unitarian Society, Jefferson Hall
1535 Santa Barbara St., S.B. 93101
COST: $5 for pre-registered attendees; $10 for walk-ins
Fees will be collected at event
Space is limited to 30 students ~ Register Early!
INFO: (805) 512-9840 or log on and register sbchildrenschorus.com
Join SBCC and the women of UCSB’s VocalMotion a cappella choir in a three-hour workshop and learn the beauty, basics and joy of a cappella singing. Workshop will be led by SBCC Chorus Director, Erin Bonski.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World
Tour returns to the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara on Monday, Feb. 27 and
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 pm.
11 great films. Over 1,400 tickets already sold.
Here’s the link to online tickets for:
or simply order over the phone from the UCSB Arts & Lectures Ticket Office – 805-893-3535. Ticket Office hours are Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm and on Sat from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Here’s the schedule:
UCSB Arts & Lectures Day 1
presents Program Length – 2 hours, 5 minutes
Best of the 36th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Monday, February 27 / Arlington Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
All.I.Can – The Short Cut (World Tour Edit)
Best Feature Length Mountain Film, sponsored by the Town of Banff
Canada, 2011, 11 minutes / Directed by Dave Mossop and Eric Crossland
Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals, great skiers, and deep powder are highlights of this excerpt from the award-winning feature film that looks at snow sports and the environment.
USA, 2011, 11 minutes / Directed by Alan Gordon and Jordan Halland
The beautiful and ever-changing icefalls of Alaskan glaciers provide a stunning setting for some unusual ice climbing adventures.
USA, 2011, 26 minutes / Directed by Hamilton Pevec
Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest’s summit and travel to an ocean they have never seen.
Grand Prize, sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op
Best Film on Climbing, sponsored by Alpine Club of Canada
USA, 2011, 19 minutes / Directed by Anson Fogel
Experience Gasherbrum II in the middle of a deep, dark winter as seen from the raw, honest perspective of alpinist Cory Richard’s camera. This film deftly captures the interwoven roles of pain, fear, and doubt – and reveals a harrowing descent that amplifies the climbers’ isolation and exposure.
Canada, 2011, 8 minutes / Directed by Adam Bailey
One man’s quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.
Deepsea Under The Pole
France, 2010, 53 minutes / Directed by Thierry Robert
An intrepid crew of scientists and explorers takes the ultimate plunge – scuba-diving beneath the North Pole in temperatures so low that a special heating device is required in their diving suits. Over a two-month period, they overcome incredible obstacles to give us a rare kaleidoscopic glimpse of the ice from below, and the luminescent sea creatures they encounter.
Program Length – 2 hours, 9 minutes
Best of the 36th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Tuesday, February 28 / Arlington Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
Reel Rock: Origins – Obe & Ashima
USA, 2011, 23 minutes / Directed by Josh Lowell
There’s a nine-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.
Ski Bums Never Die
Canada, 2011, 4 minutes / Directed by Eric Crosland
What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
On the Trail of Genghis Khan – The Last Frontier
People’s Choice Award, sponsored by V.I.O.
Australia, 2011, 46 minutes / Directed by Tim Cope
On an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope, his band of horses, and his dog Tigon travel overland 10,000 km from Mongolia to Hungary, following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Cope visits distant parts of the world rarely seen, places on the cusp of modernity yet proud of nomadic traditions. The Last Frontier captures the culmination of his stunning three-year journey, the crossing of the Carpathian Mountains.
Best Film – Exploration and Adventure, sponsored by Nemo
USA, 2011, 42 minutes / Directed by Ben Stookesbury
“Kadoma” is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.
The Freedom Chair
Best Film – Mountain Sports, sponsored by Live Out There
Canada, 2011, 15 minutes / Directed by Mike Douglas
Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. Despite his comeback and success in the world of competitive sit-skiing, he wasn't content. Josh's dream is to tackle the backcountry and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world – and with his infectious outlook, he may just catch his dream.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada and is sponsored by Deuter, Outdoor Research, PrimaLoft, Central Asia Institute, Tom’s of Maine and Therm-a-Rest with support from MSR, Fernie Alpine Resort, Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, and World Expeditions.
Each night - $14 general admission and $11 UCSB students & youth 18 and under / call 805-893-3535
An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price.
For tickets or more information, call the UCSB Arts & Lectures Ticket Office at 805-893-3535.
Arts Mentorship Program and SB Dance Arts Present Configuration Featuring
repertory from the Student Dance Companies
The Arts Mentorship Program and SB Dance Arts Present
Featuring repertory from the Student Dance Companies
March 3, 9, and 10 at 7pm and March 4 and 10 at 2pm
Center Stage Theater
Tickets $17 General –$50 VIP Patron- $10 Student Matinees
Santa Barbara, CA – After three years of selling out four shows, we are thrilled to offer FIVE performances over two weekends of the beloved annual dance concert, Configuration. Configuration is presented by SB Dance Arts and the Arts Mentorship program and features the repertory from their Student Companies. Dance Arts is under the direction of Steven Lovelace and Alana Tillim and is celebrating its 15th year of dance in Santa Barbara. Tillim and Lovelace founded the Arts Mentorship Program (AMP) to umbrella the pre-professional Dance Companies and provide scholarships and affordable rehearsal space to local artists. Just last year AMP served over 1,200 artists and youth.
The Company mission is to provide a pre-professional experience for young dancers under the guidance of mentors. The young dancers have 6-10 hours of required classes each week depending on their age and level and they have a mandatory rehearsal where they learn their repertory. The culmination of this work is Configuration at Center Stage Theatre. What makes the show so special is that it includes student choreography. The students all must take a workshop where they receive a University level syllabus and are mentored by local professionals who include alumni from Alvin Ailey II and those who currently work in film and television. The pieces are then adjudicated and developed under the careful guidance of the directors. The culmination of this process is the debut of their work at Configuration and the coveted $250 Student Choreography Award to be presented opening night by Salud Carbajal.
This year’s student choreography includes an anthropomorphic look at birds as choreographers Aryanna Aronson (16), Emily Stokes (15), and Maddy Rotman (13) have transformed themselves into majestic winged creatures in a stunning contemporary piece. Senior choreographer Hayley Kay (17) has set a powerful, tribal number that she says is ‘like Lord of the Flies with girls.”
New choreographer Larry Daniels, a recent graduate of UCSB set a poignant piece on the Axis Dance Company that tackles the topic of bullying. The piece juxtaposes anger, sorrow, and healing in this powerful work of art.
Other highlights of the show are a high energy tribute to Madonna. While the iconic Super Bowl performance by Madonna has brought her into the consciousness of these young ladies, it was fun for choreographers to introduce them to old classics like Vogue and Material girl. The tribute also includes a beautiful instrumental interpretation of Like a Prayer where the girls float across the stage in white tutus and a finale that mashes up the work of Madonna and the often compared, Lady Gaga.
Over the years this show has gained public interest and is a treat for dancers and dance lovers alike. The quality of the work, artistry and athleticism demonstrated by these young artists is astounding. For parents and students alike, it is their favorite weekend of the year because of the energy and love that comes from the front and back of the house! If you love dance, this is a fun show for the whole family to enjoy!
To purchase tickets for Configuration, contact the Center Stage Box Office at (805) 963-0408 or visit www.centerstagetheater.org
Verdi’s ‘Ernani’ at Hahn Hall!
Four extraordinary singers star in Verdi’s early gem. American soprano Angela Meade, whose victory in the Met’s National Council Auditions was chronicled in the 2008 documentary film The Audition, takes on the role of the noblewoman Elvira in her first Live in HD appearance. Marcello Giordani is her mismatched lover, the noble bandit Ernani. Tickets are available online!
Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26
9:55 AM & 6 PM, February 25; 2 pm, February 26
High-Definition Screenings in Hahn Hall!
Free campus parking available.
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Music composer and artist Luis Perez sheds light on the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica and demonstrates the sounds their actual musical instruments make, when he presents The Pre-Columbian World of Music, Dance & Ritual, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at the Museum of Ventura County.
The museum is presently showing his related exhibitions Music before Columbus: The Collection of Luis Perez, and The White Instruments: Recent Creations by Luis Perez. The lecture is $5 for the general public, free for museum members, and includes admission to all museum galleries. To RSVP, call 805-653-0323 x7.
Perez has devoted most of his adult life to the research of Pre-Columbian music and mythology, the collection of archaeological artifacts and the study of living musical traditions in Mexico, where he was born and raised. After musical studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, he traveled extensively throughout Mexico, researching Pre-Columbian music and the living musical traditions of indigenous cultures there.
In his early twenties, Perez began to incorporate Pre-Columbian and ethnographic wind and percussion instruments into his contemporary compositions. His first solo album, “En el Ombligo de la Luna” (In the Navel of the Moon), was picked this year by the Museo Diego Rivera of Mexico City as one of the 25 most influential experimental albums released in Mexico over the last three decades. He has since recorded two more solo albums, “Tales of Astral Travelers” and “Santuario de Mariposas” (Sanctuary of Butterflies). In addition, Perez has contributed to over twenty music albums and composes music for television, film, theater, and dance performances.
In 2008, he and his wife Mary Perez-Gibbons opened the Vita Art Center in Ventura, where they hold art classes for children and adults, host art exhibitions, and where he teaches workshops on musical instrument construction. Perez continues to lecture world wide on Pre-Columbian music and mythology, and is writing a book on wind and percussion instruments native to Mexico.
More than two dozen images by famed LIFE Magazine photojournalist Horace Bristol are on exhibition March 3 through May 20 at the Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. Horace Bristol Photographs: Selections From the 1930s features not only work from his best known Grapes of Wrath series, but other selections from the 1930s period, including such diverse images as a never before exhibited aerial photograph of a Santa Paula orange orchard, and a migrant child pitting apricots. The exhibition is in the Agriculture Museum’s Reiter Affiliated Companies Visitors Center and Calavo Hall.
The public is invited on Sunday March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to a free reception for both the Bristol exhibit and Putting Down Roots: Ventura County’s Immigrant Farmers 1800-1910. “The Plow That Broke the Plains,” a 1936 documentary about Dust Bowl farm practices, is screening at both 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in Limoneira Hall.
Born in 1908, Bristol spent time during his teens in Santa Paula and as a young man established his first commercial studio there. During the Depression, Bristol traveled with John Steinbeck through the California migrant camps. His resulting black and white photographs documenting the human toll of the Dust Bowl displacement were published in LIFE magazine in the early 1940s. Bristol’s total body of work was extensive and varied, covering such subjects as World War II, Asia, famous personalities, and the architecture of American industry. Many of the negatives were later burned and the photographs that remained were largely forgotten until 1985, when Bristol showed them to his son 12 years before his death in Ojai, where he had retired. The Agriculture Museum’s exhibit presents photographs from the Museum of Ventura County Collection and from the Horace and Masako Bristol Estate.
Young musicians from the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, Junior Strings and Strings Workshop will perform an all-ages concert featuring a variety of music from Schifrin’s score of Mission Impossible, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Sibelius’ Finlandia, and much more. This is the only concert of the year where all three Youth Symphony Program participants will perform together on one stage. The concert is free with Zoo admission ticket, and advance ticket purchase is not required.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Time: Concert: 2 p.m.; Santa Barbara Zoo hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara
Cost: Concert free with Zoo admission: General admission is $14 for adults, $10 for children 2-12 and seniors 65+, and children under 2 free. Parking is $6.
Derived from the famous ballet “The Three-Cornered Hat”, this orchestral suite brings thrilling Andalusian folk music to the stage. Experience Bizet's Carmen Suite in a great arrangement for percussion and strings by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, as well as Daugherty’s colorful violin concerto led by dynamic young guest conductor, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and featuring rising violin star, Alexandre Da Costa. Moncayo’s Huapango is an arrangement for orchestra inspired by the popular dance music of the Gulf of Mexico region and a thrilling conclusion to the concert.
Prieto serves in four music directorships, including Mexico’s most important orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, in his native country, and also in the re-emerging Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, where he leads the cultural renewal of ravaged New Orleans. A graduate of both Harvard and Princeton Universities, Mr. Prieto has conducted over 50 world premieres of works by Mexican and American composers.
Award-winning violinist Alexandre Da Costa was recognized by age nine as a musical prodigy for his astonishing musical abilities. He continues to perform with prestigious orchestras including the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and the Vienna Symphony.
Barbara Symphony season concerts take place at The Granada Theatre. Each
concert includes a pre-concert lecture, “Music Behind the Music” beginning one
hour before the concert.
To purchase 2011-2012 Season subscriptions or our "Flex 4-concert series" package, call the Santa Barbara Symphony Office at (805) 898-9386. Single tickets and subscriptions are also available online at www.thesymphony.org. Discounted student tickets are available for $10 with valid student ID.
UCSB Arts & Lectures and the UCSB Library present UCSB/Santa Barbara Reads author Donovan Hohn, who will discuss his national best-selling book, Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them. The free event will take place Monday, March 5 at 8 PM at UCSB Campbell Hall.
When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far and they carry you away.
Hohn’s accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive worlds of shipping conglomerates and Chinese toy factories, the daring work of Arctic researchers and the lunatic risks of maverick sailors. Hailed as “adventurous, inquisitive and brightly illuminating” by The New York Times, Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents “restless genius,” visionary inventor and New York Times best-selling author Raymond Kurzweil in an illustrated public lecture, Innovation in an Era of Accelerating Technologies, at UCSB Campbell Hall
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an illustrated public lecture by one of the leading inventors of our time, Raymond Kurzweil, the “restless genius” who gave voice to our phones with his text-to-speech technology – and a visionary futurist with a remarkable 25-year track record of accurate predictions. Kurzweil is best known for his controversial book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.
The New York Times best-selling author will discuss Innovation in an Era of Accelerating Technologies, on Tuesday, March 6 at 8 PM at UCSB Campbell Hall. The lecture is part of Arts & Lectures’ Innovation Matters series and will be followed by a book signing.
Recently featured as one of the tech
pioneers in Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial, Ray Kurzweil is a National
Inventor Hall of Fame inductee. His ideas and inventions, like the Kurzweil
music synthesizer and flat-bed scanner, have been touted by legions of fans,
from Stevie Wonder to William Shatner. Dubbed “the ultimate thinking machine”
by Forbes magazine, he is the subject of the 2009 film Transcendent
Man, which explores his prediction of a future where man merges with
machine, a point in time he calls “The Singularity.” Bill Gates claims Kurzweil
is “the best in the world at predicting the future.” Kurzweil is
also the author of The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed
Admission to Raymond Kurzweil’s lecture is $25 for the general public and $10 for UCSB students with a current student ID and youths 18 and under. For tickets or more information, call 805-893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Grammy-winning slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. and Masters of Hawaiian Music performing Thursday, March 8 at 8 PM at UCSB Campbell Hall in a concert showcasing the authentic sounds of Hawai‘i.
Island Renaissance man George Kahumoku Jr. – whose songs are featured in the hit George Clooney film The Descendants – is renowned for masterfully capturing the real down-home spirit of Hawai‘i on his jumbo 12-string guitar. His new solo instrumental album, Wao Akua (The Forest of the Gods), inspired by a walk in a Hawaiian forest, was nominated for a 2012 Grammy.
Kahumoku will be joined on stage by slack key guitarist, composer and singer Dennis Kamakahi; revered Hawaiian singer (and National Endowment of the Arts Folk Heritage Fellowship recipient) Uncle Richard Ho‘opi‘i and steel guitarist Bobby Black.
Kahumoku and his fellow slack key artists won a 2006 Grammy Award for Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol. 1: Live in Concert from Maui. A live recording from Kahumoku’s weekly show – the prestigious Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert Series at Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui – the album engendered many successful sequels. Out of these concerts and several subsequent Grammy-winning recordings, the Masters of Hawaiian Music tour was born.
Admission to George Kahumoku Jr. and Masters of Hawaiian Music is $35 for the general public and $15 for UCSB students with a current student ID. For tickets or more information, call 805-893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB present a triple film feature focused on extraordinarily gifted outsider artists on Sunday, March 11 at the Pollock Theater, UCSB’s new state-of-the-art cinema.
The documentaries include In a Dream, Jeremiah Zagar’s award-winning portrait of his eccentric mosaic artist father, at 1 PM, followed at 3 PM by a pairing of films by Susan Vogel, Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui and The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne. Filmmaker Susan Vogel will be in attendance to introduce her films and answer questions afterwards.
Winner of the South By Southwest Film Festival’s Emerging Visions Audience Award, In a Dream takes a fascinating look at Isaiah Zagar, an eccentric, tormented artist, who has covered 50,000 square feet of concrete with mirrors and tile mosaics in a bohemian neighborhood of South Philadelphia. His brilliant and beautiful works of art chronicle his love for his wife and subtly hint at the darker corners of his incredible imagination. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it “stunning, deeply personal. In a Dream captures a family imploding. Their lives are laid bare, in broken bits, like the ceramic that Isaiah uses for his art, and they come together with sadness and beauty, rage and insight.”
Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui and The Future of Mud: A Tale of Houses and Lives in Djenne are a pair of documentaries by art historian and anthropologist Susan Vogel. Hailed as “engaging, informative and sensitive” by Intelligent Life (an imprint of The Economist), the first tells the powerful, remarkably personal story of acclaimed African artist El Anatsui, who converts used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. The second examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali through the story of a mason and the secret knowledge he inherited from his family of masons. Writes TreeHugger.com of the film: “One gets a true sense of love and craft combined with a love for the creative and integrative possibilities of earth.” Susan Vogel’s appearance has been made possible by The Friends of Africa in Santa Barbara.
By Molière, directed by Tom Whitaker. Tartuffe is Molière's most famous comedy. The play is set in the home of the wealthy Monsieur Orgon--into whose household the imposter Tartuffe has insinuated himself, posing as Orgon's spiritual guide and moral censor. Tartuffe attempts to marry Orgon's daughter, seduce his wife, and steal his estate. Will Tartuffe be exposed before his machinations succeed? The department's productions are not targeted to children.
Department of Theater and Dance is located amidst some of the newest facilities
on campus, including a well-lit parking structure (Lot 22) close to performance
venues. Visit the departmental website - www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu - for
directions and information about attending events at UCSB.
Adaptation by Patrick Barlow, A Madcap Farce. The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy where hilarity meets Alfred Hitchcock. A cast of 4 plays over 140 characters in this fast-paced farce that owes as much to Monty Python as it does to Hitchcock.
Explore the emotions of Traditional Irish Music This Thursday Night at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – 18 E. Ortega This Sunday Night at The James Joyce – 513 State Street Both Performances are Free.
Santa Barbara Debut with Milana Chernyavska, piano. Gramophone Artist of the Year. Don’t miss the solo violin recital of the season! Only California appearance. German violinist Julia Fischer is one of the great young musicians of the 21st century regularly praised for her technical mastery and illuminating interpretations of classical repertoire. She is a former Gramophone Artist of the Year and BBC Magazine Best Newcomer, among numerous other accolades. Now in her mid-20s, Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and “a remarkably sweet tone” (The New York Times).
W.A. Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-flat
Major, K. 454
Schubert: Rondeau brillant for Violin and Piano in B minor, op. 70, D. 895
Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor (1917)
Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D minor, op. 75
From the varied schools of classical music conservatories and R&B, this inventive violinist explores new territories as she blends world influences into the vocabulary of straight ahead jazz. Her sophisticated technique and lush tone took the jazz world by surprise; and through her albums, incessant touring and various guest appearances and collaborations,
Regina has developed into a distinctly diverse musical personality. She has toured throughout the world, was the first jazz artist and African-American to play Niccolo Paganini’s famed Guarneri “Cannon” violin, has been featured with several symphony orchestras and performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Kenny Barron and Mary J. Blige.
Led by Sara Rademacher with assistance from Artistic Directors Emily Jewell and Samantha Eve, this workshop will include one-on-one monologue coaching, discussion of character types, and do's and don'ts of auditioning from the people behind the table. You will learn about choosing the right monologue, what to expect when you walk in the room, and what is expected from you. You'll also get the rare and beneficial experience of watching other actors work and be worked. Come prepared with two contrasting monologues of no more than 90 seconds. Be ready to dig deep and leave confident.
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Bay Hallowell, entitled “Chakra Chimes: Recent Monotypes.” You are invited to attend a festive opening reception with the artist on Friday, March 2nd from 5-7 pm. A 1st Thursday reception will be held on April 5th from 5-8 pm, in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization.
Bay Hallowell will present a series of twenty colorful monoprints inspired by the chakras. Each monoprint is a unique, layered composition of vibrant colors and shapes. According to medieval texts from India, the chakras are seven energy centers located at various points on the spine, each associated with a particular color and sound. As visual equivalents of their invisible, shifting energies, some monoprints focus on one or two chakras, while others combine as many as six or seven. As a longtime student of yoga, meditating and musing on the chakras was a starting point for Hallowell’s explorations of shape, color, symmetry and asymmetry. These beautiful monoprints are built up over time, using oil-based inks and hand-cut plastic shapes on Plexiglas plates, and are printed on Rives BFK paper.
For thirty-two years, Hallowell created, taught, and supervised gallery, studio, and outreach programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. She has also taught in colleges and universities, written publications for museums and schools, and worked as an art museum consultant. As a student of painting and art criticism at Bennington College in Vermont, Hallowell studied with Jules Olitski, Lawrence Alloway, and Clement Greenberg. More recently, Siu Zimmerman introduced the artist to monoprint techniques at Santa Barbara City College’s Adult Education Program.
The Architectural Foundation is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets. The Garden Street gallery entrance is accessible by ramp. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and by appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Muse meets Rebels in Paradise, when Newsweek art critic and
self-described "painter who happens to write art criticism," Peter
Plagens, and long-time observer of the LA art scene, journalist and critic,
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, join curator Julie Joyce in a free-wheeling
conversation regarding the development of contemporary art in Southern
Thank you to all who have purchased a Santa Barbara
Million Dollar Home Raffle ticket.