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Benise
Spanish Guitar Ent. Presents
Benise
Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy award-winning World Music & Dance Spectacular returns with a brand World Tour - Spanish Nights! From his humble beginnings as a local street performer to performing around the world, Benise takes us on a musical journey of Salsa, Flamenco, Tango, Waltz, Samba…and more! Benise's Spanish Nights, showcases classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combines them with Spanish guitar and Spanish dance.

Tickets on sale 4/19/16 @ 10am
Sun 10/2/16 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Benise


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Led by trumpet player, composer and Santa Barbara favorite Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is made up of 15 of today’s leading musicians. The resident orchestra for more than 25 years in one of the nation’s most distinguished jazz venues, JLCO has earned a reputation for remarkable versatility. Their vast repertoire spans from masterworks by Ellington, Mingus and Coltrane to original compositions by Marsalis, Ted Nash and other orchestra members. Also commissioning new works from today’s leading composers like Chico O’Farrill and Christian McBride, JLCO captures the full spectrum of the jazz experience on an unparalleled scope.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 10/4/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


"Following the Ninth" Film Screening and Conversation
The Santa Barbara Symphony presents a FREE screening of the documentary film "Following the Ninth" in conjunction with their Opening Weekend presentation of Beethoven's 9th Sympohny.

Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, Following The Ninth is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the 9th's message:' Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected).' At Tienanmen Square in 1989, students played the 9th over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their protests for freedom. In Chile, women under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the 9th at torture prisons, and those inside took hope when they heard the music. In Japan each December, the 9th is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. Part road trip, part adventure, Following The Ninth is a story about the power of music and human resilience in dark times.

Join us after the screening for a Director's Q & A Panel with filmmaker Kerry Candaele, Maestro Nir Kabaretti, Symphony Board Member Howard Jay Smith, and San Marcos High School Vocal Director Carolyn Teraoka-Brady.
Thu 10/13/16 4:30PM The Granada Theatre "Following the Ninth" Film Screening and Conversation


<i>Macario</i>
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Macario
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

The first Mexican film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award is set in the beautiful colonial city of Taxco, during the celebrations of the Day of the Dead. Macario, a poor indigenous man in a constant state of hunger, encounters “La Muerte” (Death) who makes him a gift that changes his life and of his family forever. By means of the yet again powerful photography of Figueroa, this supernatural film transports you to the celebrations of the beautifully eerie and colorful Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead.

La primera película Mexicana nominada para un Premio de la Academia se lleva a cabo en la hermosa ciudad colonial de Taxco, durante las celebraciones del Día de Muertos. Macario, un indígena pobre en un estado constante de hambre, se encuentra con "La Muerte", que le hace un regalo que cambia su vida y la de su familia para siempre. Por medio de la poderosa fotografía de Figueroa, esta película sobrenatural te transporta a las celebraciones de las tradiciones Mexicanas muy misteriosas y coloridas del Día de los Muertos.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 11/13/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Macario


Peter and the Wolf
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Peter and the Wolf

Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Join storyteller Michael Katz and the Santa Barbara Symphony for this delightful musical tale of young Peter and his animal friends, as well as other orchestral favorites for all the family. Concert is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Sat 11/26/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Peter and the Wolf


Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show
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Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show
Tickets go on-sale 9/29/16 @ 10am

The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner Brian Setzer and his 19-piece orchestra whip up a huge dose of retro holiday cheer with their Christmas Rocks! The acclaimed show also features music from their latest Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph,” their three other best-selling holiday albums, as well as original Brian Setzer hits. Consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, Setzer’s trademark guitar work and vocal stylings are matched with the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s rockin' big-band horn arrangements—an unbeatable combination guaranteed to rock you into the holiday spirit! Tour presented by SiriusXM.

For this concert there will be a dance area open to all patrons in the front of the stage. Because of the dance floor, seating areas that may be obstructed by dancers have been designated as ‘Dance Floor – Obstructed View’ and have a reduced price. Please contact the box office for further details at 805-899-2222.

Swing dance the night away on the stage facing dance floor!


Mon 12/19/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show


<i>El Bracero del Año</i>
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El Bracero del Año
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

The theme of the film is the migration of Mexicans to the United States in search of the "American dream." The funny Piporro crosses illegally, swimming the Rio Grande and eventually work in the fields. Along the way, he experiences a series of life events including running away and hiding from the police. His work ethic though lead him to win the coveted award as "The Bracero of the Year" for his great work in the harvest. The same prize he would lose before returning to Mexico just as he arrived - with no money in his pocket!

El tema de la película es la migración de mexicanos a Estados Unidos en busca del " sueño americano". El divertido Piporro cruza ilegalmente nadando el Río Grande y finalmente llegar a trabajar en los campos. En el camino, él pasa por una serie de acontecimientos de la vida, incluyendo tener que huir y esconderse de la policía. Sin embargo, su buen trabajo en el campo lo llevó a ganar el codiciado premio como "El Bracero del Año," el mismo premio que perdería antes de regresar a México justo tal y como llegó: sin dinero en el bolsillo!

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 1/8/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre El Bracero del Año


The Peking Acrobats
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Peking Acrobats
The Peking Acrobats have been redefining audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for more than 30 years. Experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics, they defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. They are masters of agility and grace, showcasing tremendous skill and ability with astonishing juggling dexterity and incredible balancing feats. The whole family will delight in the beautiful costumes, dazzling special effects and live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments in this very special 30th anniversary celebration in the Year of the Monkey!


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Sun 1/15/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Peking Acrobats


Itzhak Perlman
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Itzhak Perlman
Twenty years have passed since Itzhak Perlman made his iconic album of klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. The collection of traditional klezmer songs was also filmed as a PBS special, which earned Perlman his third Emmy Award, featuring the reigning violin virtuoso performing in Poland with the world’s finest klezmer musicians. Marking its 20th anniversary, Perlman revisits this important, personal project, featuring music director Hankus Netsky on saxophone and piano, Andy Statman on clarinet and mandolin, members of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band and other special guests.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 1/23/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Itzhak Perlman


Gregory Porter
2016/2017 Nederlander Presents
Gregory Porter
ATTENTION: THIS PERFORMANCE DATE HAS CHANGED TO JANUARY 24TH, 2017 @ 8PM. Those who already purchased tickets prior to the date change can keep their original tickets and they will be valid for the new date. If a customer who has already purchased tickets prior to the date change would like a reprint with the new date, please contact the box office.

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order launched along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.
Tue 1/24/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Gregory Porter


Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood
Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, Joshua Bell is among the most celebrated violinists of his era. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. Accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood’s “dazzling, evocative playing” (The Washington Post), Bell returns to the Santa Barbara stage to inspire the audience with his infectious dedication to classical music.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 1/31/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Joshua Bell & Sam Haywood


Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos
Pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Leonidas Kavakos come together in one of only a select few recitals across the nation for a night of superb technical virtuosity and emotional expression. Yuja Wang, “quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today” (San Francisco Chronicle) returns with her musical insight, fresh interpretations and charismatic power. Leonidas Kavakos, recently announced as the winner of the prestigious Léonie Sonning Music Prize, is an artist of rare quality known for his superb musicianship, the integrity of his playing and his “balance of pyrotechnics and lyricism” (The New York Times)


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Mon 2/13/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos


An Evening with David Cassidy
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An Evening with David Cassidy
Single Tickets On-sale 8/10/2016 @ 10am

Starring in “The Partridge Family” David Cassidy became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon in history by the time he was 20 and has managed to stay at the top of his game for over four decades! From television to recording and record-breaking concert tours, from Broadway and London’s West End to Las Vegas production shows, David Cassidy has made his mark and been lauded with nominations and awards in each arena. David was responsible for seven chart-topping Partridge Family singles including “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” ”I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” ”Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” and of course, “I Think I Love You”, the best selling record of 1971. David Cassidy live at The Granada Theatre… that is truly something to get happy about!


Sun 2/19/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre An Evening with David Cassidy


The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
Beloved for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention, “virtuosos and historians” (The New York Times) The Chieftains have created their own exhilarating and definitive style. In their more than 50 years together, they have never been afraid to push boundaries. They were the first Western group to perform on the Great Wall of China; were featured at Roger Waters’ The Wall performance in Berlin; and collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music around the world. Performing with founder and piper Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they began.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 2/21/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney


<i>Escuela de Vagabundos</i>
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Escuela de Vagabundos
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

Considered one of the finest comedies of Mexican cinema, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante), a famous songwriter, is on a vacation hunting trip. The old car he's driving suddenly starts heating up and shooting vapor through the radiator, Alberto gets out of the car to search for water but the car, not having on the emergency break, starts going downhill in reverse until it falls off a cliff and gets destroyed, so he has to walk to find help and ends up in the Valverde's home, asking to make a phone call, but because of his dirty and ragged clothes Emilia takes him for a tramp and invites him to stay with them, Ultimately, he proves he is not a bad person and earns the family's respect.

Considerada una de las mejores comedias del cine mexicano, Alberto Medina (Pedro Infante) es un famoso compositor y está en un viaje de vacaciones. El coche repentinamente comienza a calentarse y a disparar vapor a través del radiador. Alberto se baja del coche para buscar agua, pero el coche empieza a ir cuesta abajo de reversa hasta que se cae y queda descompuesto. Asi que tiene que caminar para encontrar ayuda y termina en la casa de la prestigiada familia Valverde, pero a causa de sus ropas sucias y rasgadas Emilia lo toma como un vagabundo y le invita a quedarse con ellos, en última instancia él demuestra que no es una mala persona y se gana el respeto de la familia.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 3/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Escuela de Vagabundos


Shen Yun
Shen Yun 2017 World Tour
Shen Yun
“Absolutely the no. 1 show in the world, absolutely the best—no other company or of any style can match this.”
—Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

A Shen Yun performance weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Featuring 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops – creating a spectacular performance beyond your imagination.
Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 2:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun
Sun 3/26/17 1:00PM The Granada Theatre Shen Yun


Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
2016/2017 UCSB Arts & Lectures
Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile
In 2011 these virtuosos and friends made history with The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a recording that blurred the lines of bluegrass, jazz and classical music to the delight of sold-out crowds and critics who gleefully praised the one-of-a-kind collaboration. Together once again, they’ll explore an all-Bach program. Yo-Yo Ma’s rendition of the Bach Cello Suites is regarded as a masterwork. Double bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile – masters in their own right, each a MacArthur Fellow – join him in arrangements of The Art of the Fugue, keyboard works including The Well-Tempered Clavier and various trio sonatas.


Tickets may also be available from Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Index.aspx
Tue 5/2/17 7:00PM The Granada Theatre Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile


<i>Los Albaniles</i>
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Los Albaniles
Part of the Cine en Domingo Film Series

This classic Mexican movie shows us, the classic lifestyle of the Mexican construction workers in the middle 70's. This story begins with the police investigation of the murder of the night watch worker (Ignacio Lopez Tarso). The investigation swiftly expands to the corruption, robberies, acts of infidelity, envy and the poor treatment that these workers receive from their bosses. Some strong language but the movie appropriately portrays the real situation these bricklayers encountered at the time. Based on the novel by Vicente Leñero.

Esta película clásica mexicana nos muestra el estilo de vida clásico de los trabajadores de la construcción en México en la década de mediados de los 70’s. Esta historia comienza con la investigación policial del asesinato del trabajador de guardia nocturna (Ignacio López Tarso). La investigación se expande rápidamente a la corrupción, robos, actos de infidelidad, la envidia y el mal trato que estos trabajadores reciben de sus jefes. Tema y lenguaje fuerte pero la película retrata adecuadamente la situación real que los albañiles encontraron en esos tiempos. Basado en la novela de Vicente Leñero.

Cine en Domingo features both classic and contemporary Spanish language films from Latin America. Chosen to engage the Latino community and all who love this genre of filmmaking, audiences will also enjoy an introduction of captivating dialogue between civic leader Monique Limón and local media personality Andy Valdez. Films will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles (when available).


Sun 5/21/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Albaniles