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February 2019

New York Polyphony performing Origins

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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$10 – $37

Among today’s foremost vocal chamber ensembles, New York Polyphony explores the boundaries between ancient and modern music.

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Jessica Lang Dance

February 21 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $49

New York-based Jessica Lang Dance – a magnificent company of 10 dancers – debuts a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition.

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Snarky Puppy

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$15 – $55

Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse.

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An Evening with Annie Leibovitz

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St,
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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$17 – $129

Visionary photographer Annie Leibovitz is one of our most astute observers of contemporary culture, depicting the past half century’s great personalities in images that are both iconic and intimate.

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March 2019

Beatrice Rana, Piano

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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$10 – $37

Gramophone’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year Beatrice Rana is making waves in the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from conductors, critics and audiences around the world. Winner of prestigious competitions, a soloist with the world’s finest orchestras and a critically-acclaimed recording artist, the Italian native is one of the brightest young stars in the galaxy of great pianists. Her “commanding, innate musicality” (Los Angeles Times) will be at the heart of a program that reveals the possibilities in piano technique.

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The Joffrey Ballet – Program A

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$21 – $129

Among America’s premier ballet companies, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet returns with two spellbinding nights of cutting-edge programs featuring one of Balanchine’s earliest experimental works, two pieces by modern ballet master Nicolas Blanc, the unique cinematic vision of Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, contemporary ballet darling Justin Peck with a work set to a score by Philip Glass, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s spellbinding depiction of a turbulent cloud formation.

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The Joffrey Ballet – Program B

March 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$21 – $129
Joffrey Ballet, Mammatus, photo by Cheryl Mann.

Among America’s premier ballet companies, Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet returns with two spellbinding nights of cutting-edge programs featuring one of Balanchine’s earliest experimental works, two pieces by modern ballet master Nicolas Blanc, the unique cinematic vision of Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman, contemporary ballet darling Justin Peck with a work set to a score by Philip Glass, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s spellbinding depiction of a turbulent cloud formation.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$16 – $69
Anne Sophie Mutter, photo by Stefan Höderath, Deutsche Grammophon, courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: For 40 years, the German violin marvel has been a fixture on the international stages of the world’s major concert halls, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary. A four-time Grammy Award winner, the supreme virtuoso’s artistry embraces tonal richness, transcendent expression and profound musicianship.

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Lisa Genova – Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$10 – $35
Lisa Genova, photo by Greg Mentzer.

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova.

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Mountainfilm on Tour Kids’ Showcase

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$5 – $12

Mountainfilm on Tour returns with a special all-ages program that families can enjoy together!

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Susan Orlean In Conversation with Pico Iyer

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$10 – $35

From the everyday to the outlandish, bestselling author Susan Orlean has an eye for the moving, the hilarious and the surprising. Considered “a national treasure” (The Washington Post), she is the author of The Orchid Thief, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation, and Rin Tin Tin, which tells the remarkable story of how an orphaned puppy became one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood.

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April 2019

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$15 – $50
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, photo by Allison Burke.

The world-renowned all-singing, all-plucking ukulele superstars—who last year celebrated “30 plucking years” of ukulele action—are back with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and superlative entertainment.

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So Percussion – Amid the Noise

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Hailed as an “experimental powerhouse” (Village Voice), Brooklyn-based So Percussion’s innovative work explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility.

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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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A young jazz star with an old soul, Cécile McLorin Salvant is among the most exciting singers of her generation.

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The Gloaming

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising.

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National Geographic Live: Dan Buettner and David McLain – The Search for Longevity

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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From food, family and staying active to, yes, drinking red wine, Buettner and McLain share the secrets to living longer and better lives.

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Ballet Preljocaj Performing La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj’s La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) navigates the space between representation and reality as it interprets the fantastical Chinese tale of a painting come to life and a journey into another dimension.

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Anoushka Shankar

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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A singular figure in the Indian classical and progressive world music scenes, sitar player Anoushka Shankar’s outstanding musicianship is marked by a calligraphic dexterity and profound emotion.

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Alan Cumming – Legal Immigrant

April 18 @ 8:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – Alan Cumming is many things to many people.

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Michael Pollan – How to Change Your Mind

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Author Micheal Pollan offers a brilliant investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs.

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Yo-Yo Ma – Culture, Understanding and Survival

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma discusses the role of culture in creating a strong society, drawing on examples from his own life as a musician and citizen.

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May 2019

Che Malambo

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Bringing fiery, fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage, the company celebrates the unique South American tradition of the gaucho with an exhilarating percussive dance and music spectacle that offers nonstop thrills for the entire family.

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David Sedaris

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is one of America’s most celebrated humor writers.

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Dorrance Dance

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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A rare artist who makes dance as innovative as it is engaging, tap genius Michelle Dorrance leads a company comprised of some of the best hoofers in the business.

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Bell-Isserlis-Denk Trio

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20 – $89

In a joint performance by a standout trio of virtuosic performers, three longtime friends and collaborators come together to offer an unparalleled evening of music.

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Neil Gaiman

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$15 – $45
Neil Gaiman. photo by Kyle Cassidy.

Gaiman will tell and read stories, answer questions and, in his own words, “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

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Andrew Solomon In Conversation with Pico Iyer

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
UCSB Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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$10 – $35
Andrew Solomon, courtesy UCSB Arts & Lectures.

National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon blends refection, decades-long research and personal experience to create portraits of the human condition like no other.

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