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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


<i>Porgy and Bess</i>
2014/2015 SB Symphony
Porgy and Bess
Since adolescence, George Gershwin had wanted to write an opera. Finally at age 35 he got his chance, working with Dubose Heyward on Porgy and Bess.

Sat 5/16/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Porgy and Bess
Sun 5/17/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Porgy and Bess


L.A. Chamber Orchestra
2014/2015 CAMA
L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra returns to Santa Barbara with a program featuring Mendelssohn's lively Italian Symphony, created in the wake of the composer's yearlong 1830 sojourn to Italy. Esteemed pianist and LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will lead the ensemble from the piano in Mozart's much loved Piano Concerto No.21.

Wed 5/20/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre L.A. Chamber Orchestra


Ode To Joy
2015 Music Academy of the West
Ode To Joy
Mason Bates' Ode was commissioned by the Phoenix Symphony in 2001 as a companion piece to Beethoven’s Ninth. Ode takes Beethoven’s piece and turns it backward, beginning with the joy and working back to the music of the first movement, and in so doing, chronicling how the world has developed since the great choral symphony was written in 1827.
Sat 6/20/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode To Joy


Ravel's Bolero
2015 Music Academy of the West
Ravel's Bolero
Come see the one movement piece by Ravel that met wordwide acclaim when it premiered in the Paris Opera in 1928. In what was then a ground-breaking blend of style’s this composition is not to be missed.
Sat 6/27/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ravel's Bolero


Concerto Celebration
2015 Music Academy of the West
Concerto Celebration
Come see the winners of the Music Academy’s annual, highly competitive Concerto Competition perform as soloists with the orchestra under the direction of New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis. Each section of the orchestra will shine in Bartók’s symphonic masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra.
Sat 7/18/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Concerto Celebration


Rossini's <i>Opera Cinderella</i>
2015 Music Academy of the West
Rossini's Opera Cinderella
Come see the classic fairytale performed live as Rossini’s classic opera! An eye-opening new twist on a classic tale, the Music Academy of the West does justice to this incredible story, made all the more memorable by the incredible music and performances of some of the brightest stars to grace the Central Coast.
Thu 7/30/15 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Rossini's Opera Cinderella
Sat 8/1/15 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Rossini's Opera Cinderella


von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms
2015 Music Academy of the West
von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms
Come see the living legend Christoph von Dohnányi who rose to international stardom and became honorary conductor for life of London’s Philhormia Orchestra conduct Brahms – a very special treat for a very special evening.
Sat 8/8/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre von Dohnányi Conducts Brahms