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Music Academy of the West

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1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
805/969-4726 musicacademy.org

September 2017

Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Ceremony

September 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Join Santa Barbara Beautiful as it recognizes excellence in design and honors outstanding individuals in the community.  

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November 2017

Camerata Pacifica Concerts

November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on November 17, 2017 at 7:30pm

Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica opens its 28th season in September with a remarkable trio of works by Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison and Russian composing titans Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. The program includes the world premiere of “24 Preludes for Viola and Piano” by Lera Auerbach, as well as compositions by Osvaldo Golijov, David Bruce, Messiaen, Bartók, Debussy, and Beethoven, among many others.

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April 2018

Takács Quartet

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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In the energetic launch to the Summer Festival, the venerable Takács Quartet performs works by Mozart, Dvorák, and Dohnányi, with special guest faculty artist Natasha Kislenko.

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Jeremy Denk

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year award, Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist you want to hear no matter what he performs.

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June 2018

Public Masterclasses

June 18 @ 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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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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Jerome Lowenthal

June 19 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Jerome Lowenthal has been a prominent presence in the international piano world for more than a half-century, and has performed a voluminous repertoire that includes 63 different concerti.

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Academy of the West: Voice Program Opening Night

June 20 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Part of the Opera Plus Series, the Voice Program Opening Night is the grand reveal of the 2018 Voice Program fellows.

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Classical Evolution/Revolution Conference

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Join creators, thinkers, CEOs, and media leaders at the second annual Evolution/Revolution conference.

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Picnic Concert

June 22 @ 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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PercussionFest I

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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The Academy's "PercussionFest" is a showcases of virtuosity by five Percussion fellows and faculty on a spectacular display of instruments.

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PianoFest

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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The Academy's unveiling of the eight Solo Piano fellows who will perform in masterclasses throughout the summer.

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BrassFest

June 28 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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This event features hallmarks of the brass repertoire from many genres. Small and large ensembles perform, including brass instruments and percussion.

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July 2018

Caroline Shaw

July 9 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Mosher guest artist Caroline Shaw crafts an extraordinary program of her own music performed by Academy fellows.

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Deborah Voigt

July 12 @ 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Deborah Voigt has programmed four Vocal fellows and five Vocal Piano fellows in an evening of songs and arias by Wagner, Verdi, Richard Strauss and contemporary composer Ben Moore. 

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Solo Piano Competition

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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With flash and finesse, Solo Piano fellows compete for a cash prize and an international recital tour presented by the Music Academy of the West in partnership with Steinway & Sons.

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Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Academy fellows perform and Giuseppe Mentuccia conducts Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with piano.

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Compose Yourself!

July 23 @ 1:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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James Stephenson’s popular Compose Yourself! is a 50-minute showcase for symphony orchestra, designed to introduce young audiences to the wonders of the orchestra.

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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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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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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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September 2018

Santa Barbara Beautiful Annual Awards Ceremony

September 30 @ 4:30 pm
Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
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Join Santa Barbara Beautiful as it recognizes excellence in design and honors outstanding individuals in the community. 

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