UCSB Arts & Lectures - Fall Calendar 2022

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Soweto Gospel Choir, Nov 2

FALL 2022


Community members enjoying FREE Summer Cinema’s return to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden

Dear Friends, The 2022-2023 season’s nearly here, and there are already many great ways to share the excitement of Arts & Lectures. In the first week of programming, choices abound. Celebrate opening night with Texas troubadour Charley Crockett at the Arlington (Oct 2). Show your support for Ukraine with DakhaBrakha, the folk/punk quartet from Kyiv, at the Granada (Oct 6). And don’t be shy, Lindy Hop onto the Granada stage with SW!NG OUT (Oct 8). Our fall events bring together artists and personalities from a breathtakingly broad spectrum of pursuits. Think teen rockers The Linda Lindas (Oct 15), big-wave surfing pioneer Laird Hamilton (Oct 16) and Latin Grammy Award-winner Carla Morrison (Oct 27). The much-loved Speaking with Pico series returns with the profoundly thoughtful and wide-ranging conversations that curious audiences have come to expect. Pico Iyer starts the series with Jennifer Egan, the Pulitzer-winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad (Nov 6).

We are especially proud to continue our Justice for All programming initiative addressing systemic injustice. By facing these complex issues together, we forge new paths toward equality. You’ll notice a common thread throughout our season. Come along with us as we take inspiration from innovators who show us what is possible when we ask more of our leaders, each other and ourselves. With deepest gratitude, Community Partners

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director The Joffrey Ballet’s Artistic Director Ashley Wheater with Celesta M. Billeci

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photos 1, 3, 5 & 6: Isaac Hernandez; photos 2, 4 & 7: Jeff Liang

Our Thematic Learning Initiative features community-wide book giveaways, free events and discussions around this season’s theme of Leadership and Vision. Through your participation, what happens on stage can leave a lasting impact on our community.


The Stage is Set! Become a member today and enjoy a range of benefits all year long. (See page 37 for details)

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Sciences Charles Hale, A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci and A&L Leadership Circle member Betsy Atwater 5. Sibling musicians Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason with A&L Producers Circle members Elizabeth and Andrew Butcher 6. A&L Partners John Mike and Marcia Cohen and A&L Leadership Circle members Joe and Tana Christie 7. A&L Partners Bob and Siri Marshall with A&L Director of Public Lectures & Special Initiatives Caitlin O’Hara

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Lock in your tickets to this season’s hottest events Dance series $264

SW!NG OUT

Sat, Oct 8 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company What Problem?

Tue, Nov 15 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Ballet Preljocaj Swan Lake

Sat, Feb 25 / 8 PM & Sun, Feb 26 / 3 PM Granada Theatre

Ballet Hispánico Doña Perón

Sat, Mar 11 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Mark Morris Dance Group The Look of Love

Sat, May 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

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Two ways to subscribe and save! 1. Choose a Curated series and save up to 25% Dance, Great Performances, Word of Mouth, World Arts & Music, Jazz, Chamber Arts, Hear & Now, Americana, Vanguard, Young at Heart and Speaking with Pico

2. Create Your Own series of 4 or more events and save 10% (Some exclusions apply.)

SW!NG OUT, Oct 8

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Curated series offer the biggest discounts. Great Performances series

Lang Lang, Feb 27

$316

Joyce DiDonato EDEN

Tue, Jan 24 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos Yo-Yo Ma photo: Gregor Hohenberg and Buro Dirk

Fri, Jan 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Lang Lang

Mon, Feb 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Wynton Marsalis Quintet

photo: Bobby Cochran

Tue, Apr 4 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Americana series $152

Charley Crockett

Sun, Oct 2 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

Allison Russell

Wed, Nov 16 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Watkins Family Hour

Tue, Nov 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Charley Crockett, Oct 2

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Save up to 25% when you subscribe! KODO, Feb 10

World Arts & Music series $160

DakhaBrakha

Thu, Oct 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Wed, Oct 19 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Soweto Gospel Choir

photo: Allison Shelley

photo: Takashi Okamoto

Wed, Nov 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

KODO

Fri, Feb 10 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Word of Mouth series $168

David Gergen

Tue, Oct 11 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Ian Bremmer

Thu, Nov 10 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Maria Ressa

Thu, Jan 19 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Nina Totenberg

Tue, Feb 7 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Wed, Mar 8 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Nina Totenberg, Feb 7

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Speaking with Pico series $78

Combining a writer’s insight with a scholar’s mastery of the material, series host Pico Iyer returns with another inspiring roster of conversational partners. A perennial A&L audience favorite!

photo: Derek Shapton

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Jennifer Egan

In daring, innovative novels like A Visit From the Goon Squad (2011) and The Candy House (2022), Jennifer Egan has brought her distinctive wit and insight to bear on subjects ranging from technology and love to popular music and human memory. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Literary Journalist

Tracy Kidder

Tue, Mar 14 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall Tracy Kidder stands at the forefront of American letters as a champion of the heroism of everyday life. His mesmerizing profiles of people like Dr. Paul Farmer amplify the efforts of individuals who defy cynicism and create hope. Actor, Filmmaker and Animal Behaviorist

Isabella Rossellini

Thu, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall The daughter of Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, Isabella Rossellini grew to be a storied model and cinema icon in her own right. Later, she studied animal behavior and took up farming and philanthropy. She will reflect on the risks and rewards of a life lived mostly in the public eye.

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Sun, Nov 6 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall


Arts & Lectures remains committed to addressing issues of social justice. Marking our third season illuminating a wide spectrum of systemic injustice, the Justice for All programming initiative looks to today’s great minds and creators and to the courageous leaders across the globe who are forging a new path forward. Join us as we learn from those confronting uncomfortable questions, solving difficult problems, and guiding us all toward a more equitable world.

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Nov 15

DakhaBrakha

Delivering an urgent musical message from Ukraine

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Harnessing the power of art to effect social change

Coming in Winter

Jan 19

Maria Ressa

Fighting for freedom against authoritarianism Coming in Winter

Mar 14

Tracy Kidder Nov 2

Soweto Gospel Choir

Celebrating artists fighting for civil rights and social justice

Inspiring compassionate care for vulnerable populations

Additional events will be added throughout the season. Join our email list to stay in the know. Presented in collaboration with UCSB Campus Partners

JUSTICE FOR ALL Faculty Advisory Committee Gerardo Aldana, Ingrid Banks, Charles Hale, Susannah Scott, Ram Seshadri, Sharon Tettegah, Kim Yasuda

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Arts & Lectures’ Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI) extends the conversation from the stage into the community, enriching lifelong learning and initiating dialogue and empowerment through special events, book giveaways and more.

2022-2023: Leadership and Vision At a time of seismic cultural and political shifts, we look to innovators who show us that the impossible is truly attainable. We look to visionaries who point the way toward a peaceful and prosperous future. And we look to those who came before to guide our leaders of tomorrow. Join us as we examine leadership and vision from the personal to the global, to help us move forward with strength, determination and hope.

Book Giveaways Fall

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FREE copies of Hearts Touched with Fire will be available starting Tuesday, Sep 20 at Arts & Lectures’ Campbell Hall Box Office at UCSB, the Santa Barbara Public Library (40 E. Anapamu St.) and Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Ave.). Books available while supplies last. Winter and spring book giveaway dates coming soon.

With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, for their support of the Thematic Learning Initiative

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Leadership and Vision Free Events Leadership Roundtable facilitated by Leading From Within Thu, Oct 13 / Noon-1 PM 21 E. Canon Perdido St., Suite 301 / FREE Limited availability; register at www.leading-from-within.org/events

A guided conversation featuring select leaders from our community to share thoughts and reflections based on the Arts & Lectures event with David Gergen.

RELATED EVENT

David Gergen, Hearts Touched with Fire, Oct 11 (p.15)

FREE Documentary Screening

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton Thu, Sep 29 / 7:30 PM Arlington Theatre / FREE This white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge traces the remarkable journey of living legend Laird Hamilton, an innovator who has revolutionized his sport.

Presented in association with the Arlington Theatre RELATED EVENT

An Evening with Laird Hamilton, Oct 16 (p.18)

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Fall 2022 Events Kicking off the

Americana

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2022-2023 Season Opener

Charley Crockett Sun, Oct 2 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

$100 / $75 / $55 / $35 / $15 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket pricee

“Crockett is an old-school country music superstar in waiting.” Independent (U.K.) Like nothing you’ve heard or seen before, Charley Crockett is a genuine Texas original. Tapping into Americana mythos in his music, his distinctive, earthy signature earned him the 2021 Americana Music Awards’ Emerging Artist of the Year honor. “Drawing from traditional hillbilly mountain music, vintage soul and R&B, Crockett’s old-school country music twang – as well as his exceedingly dapper dress sense – harks back to another era” (Independent, U.K.). Crockett traverses the uplifting, hard, sweet, complex and delicate aspects of songs and life itself.

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World Arts & Music

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Arrive Early for a Pre-show Cultural Celebration From Ukraine

DakhaBrakha Thu, Oct 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“From the first moment the group starts performing, it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves… utter brilliance.” NPR From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the crossroads of folklore and theater, DakhaBrakha has honed an evocative musical approach that “brings a beguiling blend of music from an anguished nation” (The Boston Globe). Prepare yourself for a sonic feast that celebrates the spirit and determination of Ukraine.

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Kicking off the

Dance

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SW!NG OUT

A Joyce Theater Production

Directed by Caleb Teicher Sat, Oct 8 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Producers Circle members-only party $60 / $45 / $30 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“A sweeping ride through contemporary swing dance... Captivating... Extraordinary.” The New York Times Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to the Santa Barbara stage. Accompanied by live music from Eyal Vilner’s 10-piece Big Band, 12 dance champions prove that there’s no better time to celebrate the joy, fire and fight of the Lindy Hop, America’s competitive and partnered dance form. SW!NG OUT pairs choreographic magic with stunning improvisations and ends with an on-stage jam session for performers and audience members. Don’t miss The New York Times’ Best of 2021 Critic’s Pick, “the contemporary swingdance show that… gave me the most joy of any dance production in 2021.”

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Kicking off the

Word of Mouth series

David Gergen

Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made Tue, Oct 11 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“David Gergen knows power, and he understands leadership… An invaluable guide to making things – good things – happen.” – Jon Meacham A former White House adviser to four U.S. presidents, CNN analyst and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, David Gergen draws from his experiences as a trusted voice on national issues to uncover the fundamental elements of effective leadership. Gergen traces the journeys of iconic leaders past and present, including pathbreakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, John McCain and Harvey Milk; historic icons like Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt; and contemporary game changers like Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Kicking off the

Vanguard series

“Rock stars of the circus world.” The List (U.K.)

Sacre by Circa

Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble Wed, Oct 12 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Poetic tenderness. Raw emotion. Physical strength. Ten acrobats from the Circa ensemble bring Stravinsky’s seminal Rite of Spring to the circus stage. Pulsating with tension and infused with dark humor, this distinctive production from Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz confronts humanity’s interconnectivity, our inherent sexual desire and relationship with divinity. At the forefront of the new wave of contemporary Australian circus, Circa pushes the boundaries of the art form, blurring the lines between movement, dance, theater and circus. (Recommended for ages 12 and up.)

Presented in association with UCSB Dept of Theater and Dance

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photo: Justin Ma

$45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students


“In pigtails and power-clashing plaids, they may be the country’s most exciting teen punk band, a galvanizing combination of wholesome and fierce.” The New York Times

The Linda Lindas Sat, Oct 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $45 / $35 / $20 / $15 UCSB students

“Growing Up has the group taking its place among a small class of female punk icons that includes Lydia Lunch, Poly Styrene, fellow Angelenos the Go-Go’s and, of course, legendary Japanese punk-rockers Shonen Knife.” Variety The Linda Lindas may have broken out in 2021 with their viral video, “Racist, Sexist Boy,” an original song performed at the Los Angeles Public Library, but they have been carrying on LA’s spirit of ’70s punk, power pop and new wave since 2018, sharing the stage with indie heroes like Best Coast, Bleached, Money Mark and Bikini Kill. Ranging in age from 11 to 17, half Asian/half Latinx sisters, cousins and friends Bela, Lucia, Eloise and Mila are ascending rock’s new feminist front, coolly shredding through songs about identity, friendship, power and cats.

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An Evening with

Laird Hamilton Sun, Oct 16 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre

$40 / $30 / $20 / $10 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“I hope my legacy is one that I made people believe that they can do things that they didn’t think they could do.” – Laird Hamilton “Laird is flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest. He is the best big-wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Surfer Magazine A big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports, Laird Hamilton is a hard-charging athlete, renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding. He is the subject of the documentary Take Every Wave, and his bestselling book Liferider tackles human resilience, relationships, business, technology, risk-taking and the importance of respecting the natural world. Explore the courage, ambition and talent that push a person to greatness in an evening with the American icon who changed the sport of big-wave surfing forever.

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From India and Sri Lanka

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Āhuti

in Collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company

Wed, Oct 19 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

photo: Karthik Venkatraman

“So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” The Herald One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram’s captivating performances are at once sensual and lyrical, and have earned them a spot on The New York Times’ Best Dance of the Year list two years in a row. For Āhuti, men and women of the Sri Lankan company Chitrasena join the women of Nrityagram’s Odissi troupe, comprising a large ensemble of dancers and musicians.

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Carla Morrison Thu, Oct 27 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $55 / $35 / $15 UCSB students

“Pop music with a healthy sense of grandeur.” Pitchfork “From the gravity and spaciousness of rock… to the surreal depths and computer-aided transparency of 21st-century pop.” The New York Times “One the major lyricists of her generation” (NPR), the Latin Grammy Award winner and international sensation Carla Morrison makes her Santa Barbara debut. She describes her 2021 release, El Renacimiento, as her “most personal album yet.” That’s something coming from an artist renowned for her raw, emotional retellings of heartbreak and loss. In concert, Morrison delivers multi-dimensional versions of her songs in a voice saturated with genuine emotions.

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From South Africa

Soweto Gospel Choir

HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming Wed, Nov 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Producers Circle members-only party with the artists $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students “Nothing less than an international treasure.” JazzTimes Brimming with energy and thrilling transcendent harmonies, the three-time Grammywinning Soweto Gospel Choir is beloved the world over for its ensemble flair and indomitable spirit. Commemorating South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., they’ll perform a rousing program of South African gospel and spirituals in a variety of languages, and heartfelt renditions of songs made famous by Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin.

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Jack E. Davis

The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird Thu, Nov 3 / 7:30 PM / Fleischmann Auditorium FREE (registration recommended) “Combining natural, political, and cultural histories, Davis offers a wealth of surprising information and demolishes popular misconceptions... This account soars.” Publishers Weekly From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf comes The Bald Eagle, a sweeping work of cultural and natural history that asks us to reconsider the story of America through the lens of our relationship to the natural world. Using spectacular stories of founding fathers, rapacious hunters, heroic bird rescuers and the lives of bald eagles themselves, Davis demonstrates how one bird’s wondrous journey provides inspiration today, as we grapple with environmental peril on a larger scale.

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Hear & Now

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Jean Rondeau, harpsichord Fri, Nov 4 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

$35 / $10 all students (with valid ID) J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 “Rondeau is a wizard: forget grace, forget melancholy – this is brilliance.” Gramophone (U.K.) As a solo artist and a member of the Baroque ensemble Nevermind, Jean Rondeau has expanded the boundaries of early music and earned universal acclaim for his recordings and live performances. His outstanding talent and innovative approach to keyboard repertoire will be on full display with this performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, presented in its complete form, with the indicated repeats and judicious insertion of moments of silence. Pre-concert Talk by Derek Katz, UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology

6 PM / Hahn Hall / Free to event ticket holders

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Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Jennifer Egan

in Conversation with Pico Iyer Sun, Nov 6 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall $35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

“A writer of postmodern inclinations with the instincts of an old-fashioned entertainer.” The New Yorker Jennifer Egan is a novelist, short story writer and journalist whose innovative works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach and her latest, The Candy House. Funny, fierce and unafraid of contradiction, she brings wit and humor to a wide range of subjects including music, technology, memory and love. Expect fireworks as Pico Iyer takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of Egan’s colorful life and fascinating work.

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Ian Bremmer

The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World Thu, Nov 10 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $45 / $35 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Ian Bremmer’s great talent is in helping us understand, in the most human terms, what must be done to protect the only world we have, and how we might do it.” – Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder As a leading global political risk expert, Ian Bremmer uniquely understands the social, economic and technological forces shaping the next wave of global politics. In his new book, The Power of Crisis, the renowned political scientist draws lessons from global challenges of the past 100 years – including global health emergencies, transformative climate change and the AI revolution – to demonstrate how we can respond to the great crises unfolding over the next decade. Bremmer provides a roadmap for surviving – even thriving in – the 21st century, showing how we can create worldwide prosperity and opportunity.

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Nigella Lawson

in Conversation with KCRW’s Evan Kleiman Sat, Nov 12 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Nigella Lawson still knows best... Her charmingly aloof yet unpreten­tious approach to cooking, food, and life has never resonated with home cooks more.” Harper’s Bazaar Since publishing her first cookbook, How To Eat, Nigella Lawson has become an unstoppable and empowering force in the world of food. She is the author of 12 bestselling books, including her latest, Cook, Eat, Repeat, and the beloved personality of TV series including Nigella Bites. She was voted author of the year at the British Book Awards and Best Food Personality at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. In conversation with Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW’s Good Food, the culinary powerhouse and global food icon will recount her trajectory by way of the people, food and recipes that have shaped her unique life of cooking, eating and repeating.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company What Problem?

Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director Tue, Nov 15 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $60 / $45 / $30 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Bill T. Jones is known for his ability to visualize the human condition through choreography and dance. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, a Kennedy Center Honors Award and multiple Tony Awards, there is little imaginative territory Jones has not attempted. His latest, highlypersonal work, What Problem? was developed with an original score to accompany text excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Performed to live music, and with the participation of local community members, this production will be unique to Santa Barbara.

photo: Maria Baranova

“Bill T. Jones is making room in dance for more than dance.” The New York Times

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Allison Russell Wed, Nov 16 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

$45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

“Her abstract poetry mixed with a literal mind is just unbelievable… This is one of the best conceptual albums I’ve ever heard.” – Brandi Carlile With Outside Child, which was No. 2 on The New York Times’ best albums of 2021 list, Allison Russell joins the charmed inner circle of soul music immortals. Nominated for three Grammy Awards and three Americana Music Association awards, her debut album is hailed for its suite of courageous, truthful and joyous songs. Also a member of Birds of Chicago (with JT Nero) and Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah and Layla McCalla), this extraordinary artist stands proudly on the verge of inevitable and lasting stardom.

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Matthew Whitaker Thu, Nov 17 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

“What this prodigy can do better than anything else, and arguably anyone else, is play piano, organ and keyboards.” DownBeat At 10, Matthew Whitaker opened for Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. At 15, he became a Yamaha Artist, the youngest musician to join the stellar group of pianists. Now, the 20-year-old composer and pianist – one of the hottest new names in jazz – makes his Santa Barbara debut following two acclaimed albums and a feature on CBS’ 60 Minutes. “I am a musician, who happens to be blind,” says Whitaker. “I have been blessed with a God given gift and my prayer is that I can continue to be a blessing and inspiration to others.”

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Watkins Family Hour Tue, Nov 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

Brother and sister Sean and Sara Watkins bring their bluegrass musical variety show to town with a special 20th anniversary edition. The duo are a model of sibling harmony as founding members of Nickel Creek – their hugely successful, Grammywinning trio with childhood friend Chris Thile – and hosts of a two-decade residency at LA’s famed Largo club. Listen to their new album featuring guest vocalists including Fiona Apple and Jackson Browne and get ready for an evening of authentic Americana and a very special guest or two!

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“Sean and Sara Watkins are akin to royalty in American folk circles.” The Guardian (U.K.)


Jake Shimabukuro Christmas in Hawai'i

Thu, Dec 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre $55 / $40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” – Jake Shimabukuro Exploring his seemingly limitless musical vocabulary on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has grown from local phenom to Hollywood Bowl headliner, taking the ukulele to points previously thought impossible. The jolly ambassador of aloha brings joy to the world with Christmas in Hawai'i. Drawing on his signature favorites, a vibrant catalog of holiday classics and selections from his recent Jake & Friends album, this merry live show is sure to make spirits bright.

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Mariachi Sol de México José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas Wed, Dec 7 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

$65 / $55 / $40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Mariachi is the heart, the soul and the passion of Mexico.” – José Hernández Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de México offers a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. One of the world’s foremost mariachi groups, Mariachi Sol de México has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Coming in Winter/Spring 2022-2023 January 19 Maria Ressa, How to Stand Up to a Dictator 21 Tig Notaro, An Evening of Stand Up 24 Joyce DiDonato, EDEN 27 Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos - Yo-Yo Ma 28 Ensemble Intercontemporain with film The City Without Jews 29 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour February 2 Amor Towles 3 Pink Martini featuring China Forbes 5 Cirque FLIP Fabrique, Muse 7 Nina Totenberg, Dinners with Ruth 10 KODO, Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour 16 Step Afrika! 25 & 26 Ballet Preljocaj, Swan Lake 27 Lang Lang, piano March 5 Attacca Quartet 8 Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Song of the Cell 10 Alisa Weilerstein, FRAGMENTS 11 Ballet Hispánico, Doña Perón 14 Tracy Kidder in Conversation with Pico Iyer April 4 Wynton Marsalis Quintet 6 32 Sounds, Film with Live Music 13 Danish String Quartet The Doppelgänger Project, Part III 21 Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw 22 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 23 ARTEMIS 27 Isabella Rossellini in Conversation with Pico Iyer May 6 Mark Morris Dance Group, The Look of Love

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11 Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

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Education and Community Engagement How do we build a more connected, thoughtful and compassionate community? We do it with opportunities that are accessible to all. Through Access for ALL – Arts & Lectures’ Learning programs – inspirational, dynamic learning experiences are possible for students and lifelong learners across classrooms, our community and the UCSB campus. Access for ALL serves more than 30,000 students and community members annually.

Arturo O’Farrill coaches a master class for UCSB Jazz Ensemble students

Here’s how we’re impacting our community:

• Assemblies in elementary and secondary schools • Workshops and conversations with artists and speakers • Ticket subsidies for students at all levels • The Thematic Learning Initiative’s

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Please consider a contribution to A&L’s award-winning educational outreach programs. Call Stacy Cullison at (805) 893-3755 to learn more.

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lifelong learning opportunities Matinee field trips for K-12 students at The Granada Theatre Lecture-demonstrations and artist panels in University classes Master classes for students and community members Post-show Q&As with audiences of all ages Free family performances in under-resourced neighborhoods

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“If you want to find leverage to change the world, find a student.” – Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thank you to our Education and Viva el Arte Sponsors

Arnhold A&L Education Initiative WILLIAM H. KEARNS FOUNDATION Sara Miller McCune

Las Cafeteras performs a free welcome back concert for UCSB students at Storke Plaza

Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher Connie Frank & Evan Thompson UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor UCSB Office of Education Partnerships Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing Anonymous

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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings people together to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America, serving more than 15,000 students and community members each year throughout Santa Barbara County. Viva builds bridges through live performance, shared experience and joyful, personal discovery. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to present high-quality touring artists – Grammy winners and recognized cultural ambassadors – who share their knowledge, passion and commitment. Neighborhood spaces in schools, after-school programs and community centers come alive in these free programs for youth and families. ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaboration between UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, and the Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association serving Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Guadalupe and New Cuyama.

A young audience member with Grandeza Mexicana dancers after a community performance

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar perform for families at Isla Vista School

Please consider a contribution to the award-winning ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program. Call Stacy Cullison at (805) 893-3755 to learn more. Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán teaching a community music workshop

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Complimentary parking at all ticketed A&L events at UCSB Campbell Hall Opportunity to bring guests to a select A&L public event VIP Ticketing Concierge Service and Priority Seating Invitations to Producers Circle Receptions with featured artists and speakers Invitation to Intermission Lounge in the McCune Founders Room during A&L performances and lectures at The Granada (subject to Covid restrictions) Invitation to A&L’s exclusive Season Announcement Party Opportunity to attend master classes and other educational activities

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Leadership Circle includes all the benefits of Executive Producers Circle plus your own personalized membership experience.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Calendar, Issue # 2022-2023.2. This free publication is printed quarterly in fall, winter and spring. Arts & Lectures, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

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