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<i>Pictures at an Exhibition</i>
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Pictures at an Exhibition
By joining the music of the USC Thornton Symphony with the animation of 11 different artists from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Pictures at an Exhibition will be a multimedia event like you’ve never seen or heard before.

World-class conductor Carl St.Clair will lead the USC Thornton Symphony through pieces by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and finally Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, thus bringing some of the finest pieces in classical music to California’s Central Coast.

**These performances are generously sponsored by Roger and Sarah Chrisman.**
Sat 9/12/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Pictures at an Exhibition
Sun 9/13/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Pictures at an Exhibition


<i>Groundhog Day</i>
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Groundhog Day
Part of the Summer Classic film series

Groundhog Day is a modern comedy classic, featuring grumpy television weatherman (Bill Murray), who reluctantly goes to cover the feel-good story of a small town Groundhog Day celebration, only to wake up the following day to find himself mired in a endless loop of Groundhog Days. When he realizes there are no consequences for his actions, he’s forced to decide what to do with his newfound power—use it for good, or use it for evil? Either way, it’s fun to watch.

Mon 9/14/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Groundhog Day


<i>The Big Sleep</i>
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The Big Sleep
Part of the Crime Fiction in Film series

A classic 1946 film noir, this is Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at the height of their careers and during the peak of their “Bogie and Bacall” phenomenon. Based on the Raymond Chandler novel of the same name, The Big Sleep is a crime mystery of epic proportions and is not to be missed!

Tue 9/15/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Big Sleep
Tue 9/15/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Big Sleep


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
2015-2016 Opening Night Celebration!*

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue are an “unstoppable force” (The New York Times) in today’s music scene with a hard-edged funk, jazz, rock and hip-hop dynamic that delivers big on rock-star swagger with the musical chops to back it up.

“New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation.”

-The Washington Post

*Arrive early! The party starts at 7 PM in front of The Granada Theatre with music from the SBCC Trombone Choir and New World Jazz Combo, plus NOLA-inspired drink specials next door at The Good Lion.
Fri 9/18/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue


An Acoustic Evening with Chris Cornell
2015/2016 Nederlander Presents
An Acoustic Evening with Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell is a rock icon who thrives on contradictions. An innovator who resists genre labels, he was nonetheless the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy award winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist.

8 ticket limit per household
Wed 9/23/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre An Acoustic Evening with Chris Cornell


<i>Ahi Esta El Detalle</i>
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Ahi Esta El Detalle
Parte de la serie de películas de La Época De Oro.

En esta comedia en español que se hace eco de una subtrama de City Lights de Chaplin, el gran comediante Cantinflas como un pobrecito que finge una identidad como el hermano de una mujer rica. Con el tiempo, él se aprovecha de la persona supone que elevarse primero al novio de la dama, y luego a "señor de la casa" de estado, pero el truco es cada vez más difícil de sostener en el tiempo, dando lugar a algunas complicaciones bastante escandalosas.

Sun 9/27/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Ahi Esta El Detalle


<i>The King and I</i>
GranadaTheatreFilmSeries '16
The King and I
Part of the Rodgers & Hammerstein film series

Come see the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I on The Granada Theatre's big screen! A modern musical classic, The King and I tells the tale of a widowed school teacher who comes to Siam in the 1860s to teach schoolchildren and wind-up learning about the ways of the East, but not without imparting her own brand of knowledge upon the king.

A favorite of young and old, don’t miss The King and I!

Mon 9/28/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The King and I
Mon 9/28/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The King and I


Ry Cooder - Sharon White - Ricky Skaggs
Event Sponsors:
Fredric E. Steck
Marilyn and Dick Mazess

“In Ry Cooder’s hands, the guitar becomes a time machine… he has been a virtuoso in a host of guitar styles going back to the most primal bottleneck blues, country, vintage jazz, Hawaiian slack-key guitar, Bahamian folk music and countless other styles.” Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

Tue 9/29/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ry Cooder - Sharon White - Ricky Skaggs


David McCullough
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
David McCullough
Event Sponsors: Anne & Michael Towbes

“McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.” The Washington Post

His latest book, The Wright Brothers, tells the dramatic story of flight pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Drawing from private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks and more than 1,000 letters, McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine.
Thu 10/1/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre David McCullough


Bill Moyers
Walter H. Capps Center
Bill Moyers
Tickets Go On Sale TBD

Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life at UCSB
Martin E. Marty Lecture on Religion in American Life
"An Afternoon with Bill Moyers”

For almost half a century Bill Moyers has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism. For such groundbreaking PBS series as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, A World of Ideas, Healing and the Mind, On Our Own Terms ( death and dying in America); Faith and Reason, The Language of Life, Fooling with Words, Now with Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, Moyers & Company, his most recent series ending in January of 2015, and scores of highly acclaimed investigative documentaries, Moyers has received 37 Emmy Awards, nine Peabody Awards, the National Academy of Television's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute, among others.
Sun 10/4/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Bill Moyers


Lang Lang
2015-2016 CAMA
Lang Lang
Lang Lang returns to Santa Barbara! He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th GRAMMY Awards, where he performed with Metallica; or the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance.

Tue 10/6/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Lang Lang


Patton Oswalt
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Patton Oswalt
“Patton Oswalt is one of the most brilliant comedy minds of a generation.” – Ricky Gervais

His latest book is Silver Screen Fiend: Learning about Life from an Addiction to Film, which comedian Amy Schumer calls, “a great one-sided conversation from your funniest friend.” Don’t miss this king of comedy in an evening of irreverent, sidesplitting stand-up.

(Mature content)
Wed 10/7/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Patton Oswalt


Twyla Tharp
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Twyla Tharp
Dance series sponsored in part by:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund
Media Sponsor: 88.7 KCRW Presents

Twyla Tharp is an American original. In a lifetime of more than 160 works, the legendary dancer and choreographer has redefined dance and its many genres, sending “an immense amount of spellbinding movement into the world” (The New York Times).
Fri 10/9/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Twyla Tharp


Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®
Media Sponsor: 88.7 KCRW Presents

“Taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level.” The Independent (U.K.)

Buena Vista Social Club’s self-titled album became a global phenomenon when its romantic, enchanting brand of son, bolero and exuberant danzón was identified by Ry Cooder and cultivated into a Grammy-winning sensation that enthralled music lovers worldwide.
Tue 10/13/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®


Carmina Burana
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Carmina Burana
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Once in a generation a performance comes along that is destined to be legendary – this is it.The Symphony opens the season with the spectacular Carmina Burana. From Beethoven’s Leonore Overture to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, it’s a rich evening of remarkable music, culminating with the heart-pounding choreography of State Street Ballet and the beautiful voices of the Santa Barbara Choral Society in Carmina Burana. Simply exquisite!

Sat 10/17/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Carmina Burana
Sun 10/18/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Carmina Burana


MOMIX
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
MOMIX
“The beauty of MOMIX’s ideas is partly in their simplicity, partly in their acknowledgment of rhythm, humor, sex and amazing grace of the human body.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

Celebrated for its exceptional inventiveness and ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images and physical beauty, MOMIX is a captivating company of dance-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, a founding member of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, and his wife Cynthia Quinn.
Thu 10/22/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre MOMIX


New York City Ballet MOVES
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
New York City Ballet MOVES
Event Sponsors:
Sara Miller McCune
Barbara Delaune-Warren

Dance series sponsored in part by:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund
Media Sponsor: 88.7 KCRW Presents

New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with an unparalleled active repertory of more than 150 works, many of which are considered modern masterpieces. Established in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine, NYCB is widely acknowledged for its enduring contributions to dance. NYCB MOVES features a select group of 25 performers from the company’s outstanding roster of principals, soloists, corps and musicians.

Mon 10/26/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre New York City Ballet MOVES
Tue 10/27/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre New York City Ballet MOVES


Don Giovanni
2015/2016 Opera SB
Don Giovanni
Can the libertine Don Giovanni, with his thousands of conquests, get away with such irrepressible behavior much longer? This intense opera about seduction, murder and revenge includes Mozart’s gloriously transcendent music.


Subscription Packages are available click here or call 805-898-3890 for more information.

Fri 11/6/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Don Giovanni
Sun 11/8/15 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Don Giovanni


Akram Khan Company
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Akram Khan Company
Dance series sponsored in part by:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund

Twelve years ago, award-winning choreographer Akram Khan teamed up with the celebrated talents of composer Nitin Sawhney and sculptor Anish Kapoor to present his company’s first full-length piece Kaash (Hindi for “if only”) to rave reviews such as “epic, deeply focused and grandly beautiful” (The Telegraph, U.K.). Inspired by creation and destruction, Hindu gods, Indian time cycles and black holes, Kaash returns to the stage in a stunning revival – the company’s first ever – and continues Khan’s quest to bridge the worlds of contemporary dance and the Indian classical dance form kathak.
Tue 11/10/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Akram Khan Company


Shakespeare Set to Music
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Shakespeare Set to Music
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Shakespeare once said, "All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players." This November, we couldn’t agree more as we continue in our spirit of collaboration, partnering with the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) for Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The program also features William Walton’s film score for As You Like It, and Prokofiev’s memorable Romeo and Juliet. Join us as artists of the ETC share the stage to play their many parts in wonderfully dramatic fashion.

Sat 11/14/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Shakespeare Set to Music
Sun 11/15/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Shakespeare Set to Music


<i>True Grit</i>
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True Grit
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

Starring John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby. Come see the performance that garnered Wayne his only Academy Award!

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Series curator Jon Burlingame is a noted cinematic music critic and biographer of the late Elmer Bernstein. Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.

Mon 11/16/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre True Grit


<i>Carousel</i>
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Carousel
Part of the Rodgers & Hammerstein on the Big Screen film series

Based on the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical by the same name, this hit movie tells the story of a young couple in love just trying to make it and all the musical drama that entails. Don’t miss your chance to see this fun musical classic on the big screen!

Mon 11/23/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Carousel
Mon 11/23/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Carousel


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
2015-2016 CAMA
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The 2015|16 season marks Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s 43rd year of making internationally acclaimed music, from classical to contemporary, while reinventing the way individuals and organizations across the world think about collaboration, outreach, and democratic leadership.

Mon 11/30/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Merry-Achi Christmas
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Merry-Achi Christmas
Merry-Achi Christmas celebrates the traditions of Mexico during the Christmas season. Mariachi music accompanies folkloric dance as the show explores customs from across Mexico.

Sun 12/6/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Merry-Achi Christmas


<i>Hawaii</i>
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Hawaii
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards and winner of two Golden Globes, Hawaii is a distillation of James Michener’s epic novel that features Julie Andrews, Richard Harris, and Gene Hackman—all in celebrated roles.

Don’t miss your chance to see Hawaii on the big screen!

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Series curator Jon Burlingame is a noted cinematic music critic and biographer of the late Elmer Bernstein. Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.

Mon 12/7/15 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Hawaii


Rat Pack Christmas
2015/2016 Theater League
Rat Pack Christmas
Here’s your chance to see your favorite Rat Pack characters for the holidays. Join Frank, Dean, Sammy and Joey — the one and only Rat Pack—this holiday season to relive the experience that these classic entertainers were famous for.

Rat Pack Christmas contains adult humor and some mature themes. Recommended for ages 10+

Tue 12/8/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rat Pack Christmas
Wed 12/9/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rat Pack Christmas


Jackie Evancho
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Jackie Evancho
The young soprano from Pittsburgh with the stunning voice won runner-up on America's Got Talent and launched her music career, signing with Columbia Records, shortly thereafter.

Sat 12/12/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Jackie Evancho


<i>Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs ‘La invasion de los Marcianos'</i>
Parte de la serie de películas de La Época De Oro.

¡Marcianos Beware! ¡Santo, el enmascarado de Plata llega a Teatro Granada!
Este 1966 película en blanco y negro de México es un clásico de culto de acción y asegúrese de mantener a los fans de Santa Bárbara Santo en el borde de sus asientos.

Sun 12/13/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs ‘La invasion de los Marcianos'


The Nutcracker
2015/2016 State Street Ballet
The Nutcracker
Celebrate the magic of the holidays with this family favorite based on the classic story by E.T.A. Hoffman! Set to the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells the story of young Clara, who receives a beautiful toy Nutcracker on Christmas Eve. In her dreams, the Nutcracker comes to life, saving her from a band of hilariously evil rats and escorting her on a magical journey. They travel through the Land of the Snowflakes to the Kingdom of Sweets, where Clara dances and plays with beautiful and wondrous characters that can only exist in her dreams.

Sat 12/19/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sat 12/19/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker
Sun 12/20/15 2:00PM The Granada Theatre The Nutcracker


New Year's Eve Pops
2015/2016 SB Symphony
New Year's Eve Pops
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Bid a celebratory farewell to 2015 as you spend New Year’s Eve entertained by favorites from stage, screen and Broadway. Widely considered Santa Barbara’s not-to-be-missed party, we’ll light up the Granada from 8:30 to 10:30 on New Year’s Eve, welcoming the new year in unforgettable style.

Thu 12/31/15 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops


GTCS: Vicki Lawrence & Mama
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GTCS: Vicki Lawrence & Mama
ATTENTION: Sunday's performance with Vicki Lawrence has been postponed to Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 3pm -- please call the box office for further information, as well as accommodation options for patrons who have already purchased tickets.

Emmy Award winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Known from the cast of The Carol Burnett Show and as "Mama" from Mama's Family, today you can see Vicki Lawrence in her signature mixture of stand-up comedy, music, and observations about real life.

Sun 1/10/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre GTCS: Vicki Lawrence & Mama


Flashdance
2015/2016 Theater League
Flashdance
Flashdance tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. Originally a blockbuster motion picture that became a runaway success on Broadway, don’t miss your chance to see Flashdance live in person.

Flashdance – The Musical is recommended for ages 12+. The show includes limited profanity and mature content.

Tue 1/12/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Flashdance
Wed 1/13/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Flashdance


Handel's Water Music + Bartok
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Handel's Water Music + Bartok
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

January brings an opportunity to explore the rich virtuosity of your orchestra, featuring a work that is sure to highlight their talents, Bela Bartok’s masterful Concerto for Orchestra, plus the US premiere of Italian composer Christian Carrara’s Machpelah. Hear the brass section shine with Gabrieli’s Symphoniae sacrae for anitiphonal brass. It’s an evening to see firsthand why your beloved Symphony is one of the city’s cultural jewels.

Sat 1/16/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Handel's Water Music + Bartok
Sun 1/17/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Handel's Water Music + Bartok


<i>Amazing Grace</i>
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Amazing Grace
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Amazing Grace tells the true story of William Wilberforce, the man of conscience in the British Parliament, who fought for years against overwhelming political odds to end the British sanctioning of slavery. His deep faith was strengthened by the hymn “Amazing Grace,” written by the former slave ship captain turned Anglican pastor, John Newton.


Mon 1/18/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Amazing Grace


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Acknowledged as one of the United Kingdom’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire.

Tue 1/19/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Itzhak Perlman, violin & Emanuel Ax, piano
Event Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune

Undeniably one of the most beloved violinists in the world, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Recognized for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is a Kennedy Center Honoree treasured by audiences who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. This season, Perlman celebrates his 70th birthday with a duo recital with world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax.
Thu 1/21/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Itzhak Perlman, violin & Emanuel Ax, piano


Salman Khan
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Salman Khan
Event Sponsors: Susan & Craig McCaw

“Sal Khan’s vision and energy for how technology could fundamentally transform education is contagious. He’s a true pioneer in integrating technology and learning.” – Bill Gates

A nonprofit educational organization with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world, Khan Academy was founded by Salman Khan, a former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard.
Sun 1/24/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Salman Khan


Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Dance series sponsored in part by:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund

“One of the finest dance companies in the world.” The Globe and Mail

“Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre.” The Times (U.K.)

Taiwan’s expansive panorama of living, breathing rice paddies are the backdrop for this visually stunning production by Lin Hwai-min, who has been regarded as “the most important choreographer in Asia” (Berliner Morgenpost).
Tue 2/2/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan


<i>South Pacific</i>
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South Pacific
Part of the Rodgers & Hammerstein film series

South Pacific is a 1958 American romantic musical film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, which broke (and still holds) the record for the only musical production to win Tony Awards in all four acting categories. A classic in its form, don’t miss this chance to see South Pacific in the theater!

Mon 2/8/16 2:00PM The Granada Theatre South Pacific
Mon 2/8/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre South Pacific


Cameron Carpenter
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Cameron Carpenter
“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos.” San Francisco Chronicle

Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim unprecedented in his field. Carpenter’s repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach to film scores, his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements – is probably the largest and most diverse of any organist.
Tue 2/9/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Cameron Carpenter


Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Sergei Rachmaninoff has earned a special place in the hearts of classical music aficionados the world over. In February, your Symphony pays tribute to this remarkable composer and piano virtuoso. Join us as we feature some of Rachmaninoff’s most often performed piano pieces, taking you on a magnificent journey to his last composition, Symphonic Dances, considered by many to be the masterpiece and summary of his musical genius.

Sat 2/13/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
Sun 2/14/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Rachmaninoff's Most Popular


<i>The Great Debaters</i>
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The Great Debaters
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Based on the true story of a young professor of an all-black college in 1935 Marshall, Texas, we are able to experience history as first-hand observers of a little-known event that was foundational to the civil rights movement.

Starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. 126 minutess, PG-13.

Mon 2/15/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Great Debaters


The Producers
2015/2016 Theater League
The Producers
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1968 film of the same name, The Producers is the story of down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, a mousy accountant. The Producers has become a Broadway phenomenon, turning the tradition of a Broadway musical on its head and earning more Tony Awards than any other show in the history of the Great White Way.

Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious Broadway performance that has taken the world by storm!

Theaters recommend a minimum age of 13 for this production.

Tue 2/16/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Producers
Wed 2/17/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Producers


Don Quixote
2015/2016 State Street Ballet
Don Quixote
Don Quixote is the love story of Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter, and Basilio, the town barber. This romantic and witty tale, placed in the colorful streets of Spain, comes to life with a lively cast of characters, along with the bravado and excitement of some of classical ballet’s most technically demanding dances. Don’t miss your chance to see this modern twist on a classic tale!

Sat 2/20/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Don Quixote


The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

“Classical musicmaking rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship.” The Washington Post

Under the direction of Yo-Yo Ma, the indefatigable Silk Road Ensemble returns for two glorious nights of globally-inspired musicianship. The Grammy-nominated collective of performers from Asia, Europe and the Americas combines superb technique with an eagerness to connect across cultures and musical traditions.
Sun 2/21/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Mon 2/22/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma


L'Elisi D'Amore
2015/2016 Opera SB
L'Elisi D'Amore
Do love potions sold by a doctor of dubious credentials really work? In this delightful comedy of magical concoctions, feigned indifference, mistaken love and a sad tear, two lovers find their passion with Donizetti’s effervescent and charming arias.


Subscription Packages are available click here or call 805-898-3890 for more information.

Fri 3/4/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre L'Elisi D'Amore
Sun 3/6/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre L'Elisi D'Amore


<i>Airplane!</i>
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Airplane!
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame

1980’s satirical comedy at its finest! Surreal humor, slapstick comedy, and a nice parody of the disaster film genres, this beloved hit comedy brought home a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Comedy. Don’t miss Robert Hayes, Julie Hagerty, and Leslie Nielsen doing their comedy thing while flying high.

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Series curator Jon Burlingame is a noted cinematic music critic and biographer of the late Elmer Bernstein. Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.

Mon 3/7/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Airplane!


Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most loved classical music. Founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, his vision and inspiration keep the Academy sound and spirit alive.

Tue 3/8/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Academy of St. Martin in the Fields


Maestro's Favorites
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Maestro's Favorites
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

In 2006, Maestro Kabaretti came to the Santa Barbara Symphony to inspire musicians and thrill audiences. Now, in this 10th anniversary celebration of his astonishing tenure, he continues his legacy in remarkable fashion. We encourage you to be part of this historic event, which includes two of the beloved masterworks from his first concerts as Music Director, and features one of our orchestra’s own great stars, Principal Trumpet Jon Lewis, as soloist in the Hummel Trumpet Concerto.

Sat 3/12/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Maestro's Favorites
Sun 3/13/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Maestro's Favorites


<i>The Spitfire Grill</i>
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The Spitfire Grill
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

The Spitfire Grill is cinema at its finest. In this masterfully told tale, we travel a journey with people who could be our mother, sister, brother, son. The central character is a young woman whose life has guarded a grieving wound. Imprisoned for manslaughter, Perchance (Percy) Talbot has the dream of a new life: a life in which she can find a place sage enough to heal herself.

Starring Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden. 117 minutes, PG-13.

Mon 3/14/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Spitfire Grill


<b><i>Nosotros los Pobres</i></b>
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Nosotros los Pobres
Parte de la serie de películas de La Época De Oro.

Una película de 1948 el drama mexicano dirigido por Ismael Rodríguez que cuenta la historia de un barrio pobre de la ciudad de México con un reparto lleno de personajes inolvidables. Un aspecto único en una era distintivo de la cinematografía de algunos de los mejores narradores del cine mexicano.

Sun 3/20/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Nosotros los Pobres


Montréal Symphony Orchestra
The Montréal Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal) was founded in 1934 and stands today as one of North America’s great orchestras. The orchestra has produced nearly 100 recordings, earning 48 national and international awards.

Thu 3/24/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Montréal Symphony Orchestra


Ragtime
2015/2016 Theater League
Ragtime
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Ragtime returns in an all-new touring production. Set to a glorious, Tony Award-winning score with a Tony-winning book based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime features a 28-piece orchestra and a vibrant cast of 40.

For ages 10 and up, Ragtime is a wonderful combination of history lesson and family saga, with opportunities to think about issues of racism, immigration and the role of women in society.

Tue 3/29/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Ragtime
Wed 3/30/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Ragtime


Grupo Corpo
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Grupo Corpo
Dance series sponsored in part by:
Annette & Dr. Richard Caleel
Margo Cohen-Feinberg & Robert Feinberg and the Cohen Family Fund

“Colorful, rhythmic and always looking forward.” Houston Chronicle

With its seductive movement, scintillating music, vibrant costuming, sets and lighting, Grupo Corpo reflects the amazing diversity and rich color of Brazil. This hugely popular dance company returns with a program that will light up the Granada stage with its incomparable mix of ballet and contemporary Afro-Brazilian movement.
Sat 4/2/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Grupo Corpo


Sounds of the Ocean
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Sounds of the Ocean
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

In this nod to Santa Barbara’s intrinsic relationship to water, we perform three of the most memorable pieces on the subject, including Debussy’s masterpiece, La Mer. Maestro Kabaretti also welcomes back the remarkably talented young violinist Timothy Chooi as he performs one of the best loved violin concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Sounds of the Ocean
Sun 4/10/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Sounds of the Ocean


<i>To End All Wars</i>
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To End All Wars
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

In To End All Wars we witness a story of what it means to offer forgiveness and reconciliation to captors though they are perpetuating the most horrific tortures on prisoners of war. This story is based on a true story by Ernest Gordon of the survivors of the 93rd Division of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Starring Robert Carlyle and Keifer Sutherland. 117 minutes, R.

Mon 4/11/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre To End All Wars


Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
2015/2016 Opera SB
Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
Gianni Schicchi
Does Gianni Schicchi get away with changing a wealthy Florentine’s will so that his daughter can marry her true love? In this delightful comedy of greed, status, and a masterful schemer, all ends well with some of Puccini’s most memorable arias.

Suor Angelica
Does a nun reunite with her illegitimate son or does she have a vision of the Virgin Mary? In this soul-searching opera miracles happen.


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Fri 4/22/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica
Sun 4/24/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Gianni Schicchi & Suor Angelica


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2015-2016 CAMA
Los Angeles Philharmonic
The incomparable Los Angeles Philharmonic returns for its much anticipated yearly visit to Santa Barbara, this time under the baton of young Czech maestro Jakub Hruša who is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia, Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and a regular guest conductor of other world leading orchestras.

Sun 5/1/16 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


Yuja Wang, piano
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Yuja Wang, piano
“Yuja Wang is a wonder… She displayed degrees of speed, agility and strength that may have been in violation of gravity’s laws.” Los Angeles Times

Lauded for her prodigious technique, the 28-year-old Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, and the depth, of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and charismatic stage presence.
Mon 5/2/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yuja Wang, piano


<i>The Age of Innocence</i>
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The Age of Innocence
Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series feat. Jon Burlingame

Winner of 20 awards and nominated for 18 others, this stunning drama of romance, societal tradition, and betrayal captured the hearts of a generation and helped solidify the careers of its all-star cast for decades to come.

The Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series is designed to highlight films that are important beyond their cinematic tradition for their showcasing of great cinematic scores. Series curator Jon Burlingame is a noted cinematic music critic and biographer of the late Elmer Bernstein. Burlingame will host a talk with audience Q&A before the film.

Mon 5/9/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre The Age of Innocence


Temple Grandin
2015/2016 UCSB A&L
Temple Grandin
Event Sponsors: Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin

“A brainy, straight-speaking, cowboy-shirt-wearing animal scientist and slaughterhouse designer who is perhaps the world’s most famous autistic person.” The New York Times

Perhaps the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has been named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the subject of the multi-award-winning HBO biopic Temple Grandin.
Tue 5/10/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Temple Grandin


Best of Classical Guitar
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Best of Classical Guitar
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

All good things must come to an end, but don’t fret! We finish our season with the musical treat of classical guitar. Rediscover the brilliant film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, in his evocative Guitar Concerto. Your season then closes with Bruckner’s most popular work, his Symphony No. 4. It’s a night that’s certain to leave you counting down the days until our next season begins!

Sat 5/14/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Best of Classical Guitar
Sun 5/15/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Best of Classical Guitar


<i>Thirteen Days</i>
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Thirteen Days
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

In these times of relative world peace it is sometimes hard to remember when the world came within moments of nuclear disaster. Thirteen Days is a gripping saga of the Cuban missile crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war in October of 1962.

Starring Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, and Steve Culp. 145 min PG13

Mon 5/16/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Thirteen Days


<i>Alla en El Rancho Grande</i>
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Alla en El Rancho Grande
Parte de la serie de películas de La Época De Oro.

Considerado como la película que comenzó la Edad de Oro del Cine Mexicano, Alla en el Rancho Grande es un drama romántico prototípico del Cine Mexicano. Dos amigos se enamoran de la misma mujer, y sin embargo, sólo uno puede quedarse con ella.

Sun 5/22/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Alla en El Rancho Grande


<i>Simon Birch</i>
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Simon Birch
Part of the Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin film series.

Loosely based on the novel by John Irving, entitled A Prayer for Owen Meany, the film is about a boy with a debilitating birth defect who has a God-given faith, hope, and an enduring sense of his own destiny. Simon dwarfs the “normal” people of his town in stature, and yet challenges their superficial religious activities and beliefs. When they try to silence him and force him into accepting the patterns of their own disbelief, he stubbornly holds onto his own faith in God, and that destiny to one day be a hero.

Starring Ashley Judd, Oliver Pratt, and Ian Michael Smith. 116 minutes, PG

Mon 6/13/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Simon Birch