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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Best of Classical Guitar
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Best of Classical Guitar

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
Pablo Sainz-Villegas, guitar
Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz
Elmer Bernstein: Guitar Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 “Romantic"

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>Afternoon of a Faun</i> & <i>Pines of Rome</i>
2016 Music Academy of the West
Afternoon of a Faun & Pines of Rome
Academy Festival Orchestra
Larry Rachleff conductor
7-17s Free, $10 Community Access, $40, $50, $60 Box Seats (Prices include facility fee)

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

An Academy favorite, Maestro Rachleff will inspire and motivate musicians and audiences alike in the lush and exotic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy and the glorious Pines of Rome by Respighi.
Sat 6/25/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Afternoon of a Faun & Pines of Rome


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