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Gershwin's <i>Rhapsody In Blue</i>
2016 Music Academy of the West
Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue
Academy Festival Orchestra
Larry Rachleff conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access tickets, $100 Loge/Box Seats (Prices include facility fee)

JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World

The Music Academy of the West presents an American program to celebrate Independence Day weekend, in two special Community Access concerts. Popular faculty artist Larry Rachleff conducts the Festival Orchestra, showcasing 100 of the world’s most talented young musicians. The program features Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame member and international superstar pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Rhapsody in Blue. The orchestra will be showcased in Dvorák’s epic New World Symphony.


Sat 7/2/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue
Sun 7/3/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue


Concerto Celebration & Stravinsky's <i>Firebird</i>
2016 Music Academy of the West
Concerto Celebration & Stravinsky's Firebird
Academy Festival Orchestra
Case Scaglione conductor
Concerto Competition Winners
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access, $40, $50, $60 Box Seats (Prices include facility fee)

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
CONCERTO EXCERPTS (to be announced)
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

A rising conductor on the international scene, Case Scaglione conducts the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition winners in Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion in dazzling fireworks for orchestra and soloist. Stravinsky’s symphonic setting of the Firebird ballet score is riveting.


Sat 7/9/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Concerto Celebration & Stravinsky's Firebird


Gilbert Conducts Beethoven
2016 Music Academy of the West
Gilbert Conducts Beethoven
Academy Festival Orchestra
Alan Gilbert conductor
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access, $40, $50, $60 Box Seats (Prices include facility fee)

HAYDN The Representation of Chaos from The Creation
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica

As part of the Music Academy’s four-year partnership with the New York Philharmonic, their Music Director, Alan Gilbert, appears annually in Santa Barbara to conduct and teach Academy Festival Orchestra musicians. Maestro Gilbert will share the emotional beauty of Berg’s gorgeous Pieces for Orchestra and electrify the Granada Theatre with Beethoven’s famous heroic symphony.


Sat 7/16/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Gilbert Conducts Beethoven


Smetana's <i>The Bartered Bride</i>
2016 Music Academy of the West
Smetana's The Bartered Bride
THE OPERA EVENT OF THE SUMMER
Academy Festival Orchestra
Voice Program fellows
Matthew Aucoin conductor
David Paul director
Charles Corcoran designer
Marilyn Horne (’53) voice program director
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access, $40, $60, $80, $120 Box Seat (Prices include facility fee)

The Bartered Bride is a comedic tale, steeped in tradition, full of poignant moments and expansive Czech melodies. The lovely young Marshenka doesn’t want an arranged marriage, so the marriage broker is tricked into a contract that allows her to be betrothed to her true love. Lively dancing and a colorful circus create an atmosphere all ages can enjoy.

The Bartered Bride is the 2016 Irene Cummings Endowed Opera


Fri 7/29/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Smetana's The Bartered Bride
Sun 7/31/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Smetana's The Bartered Bride


<i>Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade</i>
2016 Music Academy of the West
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
Academy Festival Orchestra
James Gaffigan conductor
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access, $40, $50, $60 Box Seats (Prices include facility fee)

SEAN SHEPHERD Magiya
PIANO CONCERTO (to be announced)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

American-born Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, James Gaffigan, a frequent guest artist at both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera, conducts the final concert of the Music Academy of the West’s Summer Festival. Scheherazade spins the tale of the 1001 Arabian Nights with a sultry violin solo you will be humming as you leave the theatre.


Sat 8/6/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade


Philharmonia Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Philharmonia Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.3
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.5

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Thu 10/6/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Philharmonia Orchestra


Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Celebrate the grandeur of music with Beethoven’s 9th, his final and most famous symphony. The Santa Barbara Symphony season opener unites the entire community, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire of Voyces, Westmont College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School, and some of Santa Barbara’s popular soloists. Come experience the poetic thrill of what is often described as the most inspiring and influential work ever composed. This program will be performed with no intermission.


Sat 10/15/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Sun 10/16/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth


Warsaw Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Warsaw Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op.81
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No.4

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Mon 11/7/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Warsaw Philharmonic


Favorite Piano Masterworks
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Favorite Piano Masterworks
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Relive some of your favorite piano works with this popular program, which will bring pianists together for Mozart’s fabulous Concerto for Two Pianos and Tchaikovsky’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1.


Sat 11/19/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks
Sun 11/20/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks


New Year's Eve Pops 2016
2016/2017 SB Symphony
New Year's Eve Pops 2016
Bid a celebratory farewell to 2016 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.


Sat 12/31/16 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops 2016


Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and from Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of both films’ magnificent repertoire. Iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, including Mickey Mouse in Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be shown in high definition on the big screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. (c) All rights reserved.


Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Sun 1/29/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert


Bruckner Orchestra Linz
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Robert Schumann: Symphony No.1
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 2/7/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bruckner Orchestra Linz


Epic Schubert & Strauss
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Epic Schubert & Strauss
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

A monumental program starting with Schubert’s cherished “Unfinished” Symphony followed by the West Coast premiere of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concer¬to, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra - a first the Santa Barbara Symphony. Completing this majestic program is Also sprach Zarathustra, made famous in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.


Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Epic Schubert & Strauss
Sun 2/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Epic Schubert & Strauss


St Petersburg Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
St Petersburg Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 3/14/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre St Petersburg Philharmonic


The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
2016/2017 SB Symphony
The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

There is nothing compared to experiencing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live. The Santa Barbara Symphony celebrates the seasons with a magical combination of this work and Piazzolla’s Tango inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert concludes with Haydn’s dramatic Symphony 101, described as pure heartfelt joy.


Sat 3/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sun 3/19/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla


Danish National Symphony Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Tue 3/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Danish National Symphony Orchestra


Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents one of Grieg’s best-known works, his Piano Concerto, combined with Sibelius’ magnificent and highly emotional Symphony No. 2.


Sat 4/15/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Sun 4/16/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.1
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.2

Single tickets on-sale September 2nd, 2016. Season subscriptions on-sale now: Call CAMA at (805) 966-4324 or Email: tickets@camasb.org


Sun 5/7/17 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


From Paris to Broadway
2016/2017 SB Symphony
From Paris to Broadway
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony honors Paris, one of the world’s great cities and once considered the classical music center of Europe, where many composers made their debut. This program celebrates Mozart’s, Saint-Saëns', Liszt’s and Gershwin’s ties to Paris.


Sat 5/13/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway
Sun 5/14/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway