Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:

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®

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

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

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

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