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Music Academy of the West

July 2018

Public Masterclasses

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 6, 2018

Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Music Academy of the West masterclass, courtesy photo.

The masterclass is one of the hallmarks of the Music Academy experience. Over the course of the eight-week festival, more than 130 public masterclasses will be presented by faculty and guest artists in voice, solo piano, and instrumental series.

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Simon Keenlyside

July 25 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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A renowned recitalist, Simon appears regularly in the world’s major concert venues.

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Picnic Concert

July 27 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

One event on August 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Enjoy your picnic in the beautiful atmosphere of the Academy’s Miraflores campus and then enter Hahn Hall for a magical evening as Academy fellows share their talents in solos, duets, trios, quartets, and more.

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Concerto Competitions

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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The day will include a piano competition, a winds, brass and percussions competition, and a string competition. Winners of each Concerto Competition will be selected to perform with the Academy Festival Orchestra during the 2019 Summer Festival.

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Solo Piano Finale

July 30 @ 3:15 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Solo Piano Academy fellows take the stage for their last performance of the summer.

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August 2018

Conor Hanick

August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Pianist Conor Hanick is one of his generation’s most inquisitive interpreters of music, both old and new. With a unique adeptness for contemporary music, Mr. Hanick’s interpretations demonstrate a technical refinement, color, crispness and articulation that benefit works by any master.

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Steve Reich

August 2 @ 4:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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PercussionFest II and Steve Reich present his landmark work, Drumming, with guest artist Colin Curri and percussion, flute and vocal fellows.

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MERIT Recital

August 3 @ 12:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Talented young musicians ages 12-18 perform in chamber ensembles. This event is the culmination of a two-week, full-scholarship training program with mentorship from Music Academy faculty and fellows.

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SonataFest

August 3 @ 3:15 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Collaborative piano and instrumental fellows pair up to present an all-sonata program under the leadership of faculty artist Jonathan Feldman.

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Festival Gala Concert

August 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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The Music Academy’s annual benefit concert, the Festival Gala, offers a celebration of distinguished alumni artists. 

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David Fray

August 6 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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David Fray thrills audiences worldwide as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.

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Marilyn Horne Song Competition

August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Honorary Voice Program Director Marilyn Horne leads the jury to choose a Vocal and Vocal Piano fellow to receive a cash prize and an international recital tour.

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Community Concert

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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When Santa Barbara suffered successive disasters this winter, the local response was prompt, effective, and heartwarming. To honor this achievement, the Academy presents a special Community Concert, at which trailblazing conductor Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Academy Festival Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, the “Resurrection.”

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