UCSB Arts & Lectures - Winter Calendar 2023

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Joyce DiDonato, EDEN

Swan Lake

Dear Friends,

If there’s anything I’ve learned from this season’s full return to in-person events, it’s that there is no substitute for the awe and wonder of coming together with friends and neighbors to experience a night at the theater. We’ve danced in the aisles (and sometimes on stage!), laughed, learned, and shared moments that took our breath away.

And there are plenty of opportunities for oohs and aahs to come.

Swan Lake by renowned French company Ballet Preljocaj is a stunningly reimagined version of the timeless tale, performed to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score.

World renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is planting seeds both real and metaphorical with EDEN, a tour de force theatrical production featuring her incomparable voice alongside Il Pomo d’Oro orchestra.

65 years of Monterey Jazz? That calls for a celebration, and jazz giants Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling are just the ticket!

When it comes to lectures, we have an embarrassment of riches. Journalist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Maria Ressa will inspire us with her uncompromising fight for truth and Democracy. NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg will share her insider insights on the Supreme Court, and especially of her dear friend, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you’re among the many who couldn’t put down The Lincoln Highway – I’ve been hardpressed to find anyone who isn’t – author Amor Towles will answer your burning questions. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s latest research is all about the cell, and what our ability to manipulate them means for medicine, and our humanity. Don’t miss our book giveaways, thanks to the Thematic Learning Initiative!

We’ve added Justice for All events on important and timely issues of social justice such as antisemitism and mental health, free and open to all.

With spectacular events for the whole family, insightful lectures, and so much more, we hope this winter will find you back with your A&L family often.

With deepest gratitude, Community Partners

Ballet Preljocaj, Feb 25 & 26 Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director
Timeless Tale Reinvented
cover photo: Sergi Jasanada; photos (opposite) 2-3,6: Isaac Hernandez photo: JC Carbonne
4. A&L
5. A&L Ambassador
6. A&L Community Partners
4 5 6 1 2 3 Arts & Lectures is Back! Become a member today and enjoy a range of benefits all year long. (See page 37 for details)
1. A&L Partner John Arnhold with Latin Grammy Award-winner Carla Morrison 2. A&L Partner Jillian Muller and political scientist Ian Bremmer 3. A&L Leadership Circle member Loren Booth and A&L Council member Tom Sturgess Partners Kevin & Laura O’Connor with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Egan and moderator Pico Iyer Maxine Prisyon with 2021 Americana Music Awards’ Emerging Artist of the Year Charley Crockett
Lou Buglioli &
Natalie Orfalea, political commentator David Gergen, A&L Council member Sara Miller McCune, A&L Program
Bruce Heavin & A&L Council member Lynda Weinman, and Blaise Simqu of SAGE Publishing
Alisa Weilerstein, Mar 10 Mark Morris
May 6
Dance Group,
photo: Christopher Duggan
4 Purchase 4 or more events and save 10% Chamber series $96 Ensemble Intercontemporain Die Stadt ohne Juden ( The City Without Jews ) Sat, Jan 28 / 7 PM / Lobero Theatre Alisa Weilerstein, cello FRAGMENTS Fri, Mar 10 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Danish String Quartet Thu, Apr 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Two ways to subscribe and save! 1. Choose a Curated series and save up to 25% Great Performances, Chamber and Young at Heart 2. Create Your Own series of 4 or more events and save 10% (Some exclusions apply.)
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Curated series offer the biggest discounts. Joyce DiDonato EDEN Tue, Jan 24 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos Yo-Yo Ma Fri, Jan 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Lang Lang Mon, Feb 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Wynton Marsalis Quintet Tue, Apr 4 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Great Performances series $316 Tickets going fast! Cirque FLIP Fabrique, Feb 5 Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos - Yo-Yo Ma, Jan 27
(805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu 5 Young at Heart series $120 Cirque FLIP Fabrique Muse Sun, Feb 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Step Afrika! Thu, Feb 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Sat, Apr 22 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall – Best for ages 8 and up –
photo: Nigel
Parry photo: Emmanuel Burriel

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.

Winter Book Giveaways

Available Tue,
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Tue, Jan
Tue, Mar 7
With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, for their support of the Thematic Learning Initiative Free copies of the winter TLI books will
available 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.) on the indicated dates. Books available while supplies last.

Leadership and Vision - Free Events

Mental Wellness and Young People: Leadership in Action

Wed, Feb 1 / 8:30 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE (following Episode 2 of Hiding in Plain Sight) Register at thematic-learning.org/2022-2023

Local leaders in mental health share how they are addressing the pressing issue of psychological distress among young people. Learn about how they are addressing current challenges and the actions they are taking to improve access to resources both on campus and in the community.

RELATED EVENT Ken Burns’ documentary Hiding in Plain Sight, Jan 31 & Feb 1 (p. 15)

Friendship, Solidarity & Leadership Roundtables

Sat, Feb 11 / 2-3:30 PM / La Lieff Tasting Room / FREE 210 Gray Ave., Santa Barbara Register at thematic-learning.org/2022-2023

Discuss, network and connect with others in facilitated roundtable discussions reflecting on lessons from Nina Totenberg and her book Dinners with Ruth.

Free copies of Dinners with Ruth will be provided in advance.

RELATED EVENT Nina Totenberg, Feb 7 (p. 19)

Mastering the Profile: Amplifying Voices of Unsung Heroes

Sun. Mar 19 / 1-2 PM / Dart Garden / FREE 121 E Yanonali St., Santa Barbara Register at thematic-learning.org/2022-2023

Drawing from Tracy Kidder’s use of the written profile to bring the groundbreaking achievements of humble leaders to broader public attention, former Santa Barbara Independent Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan will guide participants in crafting compelling profiles of people they know and admire.

Free copies of Tracy Kidder’s Rough Sleepers will be provided in advance.

RELATED EVENT Tracy Kidder, Mar 14 (p. 32)

– Tracy Kidder (805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

For more information about Thematic Learning Initiative events please call (805) 893-3535

“People say you can’t teach writing, but I think that’s nonsense.”

Plain Sight Ken Burns’ unstinting look at America’s youth mental health crisis and the hope after that storm Jan 19

Feb 23 Ainissa Ramirez

Showcasing the scientific impact of people of color and women whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias and convention

Mar 3 Dr. Thema Bryant Addressing racial, sexual, cultural and societal trauma
Mar 14 Tracy Kidder Inspiring compassionate care for vulnerable populations
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. JUSTICE FOR ALL UCSB Faculty Advisory Committee Gerardo Aldana, Ingrid Banks, Charles Hale, Susannah Scott, Jeffrey Stewart, Sharon Tettegah, Kim Yasuda Step Afrika! Preserving
culture and subverting oppression through body percussion and movement Jan 31 & Feb 1
Maria Ressa Nobel Peace Prizewinner fighting for freedom against authoritarianism
Jan 28
Ensemble Intercontemporain Revisiting The City Without Jews – a 1924 satirical film warning against the rise of nazism – amidst the rise of antisemitism

Maria Ressa How to Stand Up to a Dictator

Thu, Jan 19 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall $35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

Ressa shared the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” The Nobel Prize Committee “A Filipino journalist who stands at 5 foot 2 but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth.” – Amal Clooney

Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. The recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has had multiple arrest warrants filed against her for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her new book, How to Stand Up to a Dictator, tells the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts and how social media is killing our freedoms. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s

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10 Purchase 4 or more events and save 10% 2023 Grammy Nominee for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Tue, Jan 24 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre $125 Gold Circle / $85 / $60 / $40 / $20 $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) Joyce DiDonato, executive producer and mezzo-soprano Il Pomo d’Oro, early music ensemble Zefira Valova, conductor Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, stage director John Torres, lighting designer An Arts & Lectures Co-commission
An Iconic, Groundbreaking Theatrical Tour de Force
photo: Sergi Jasanada

Fusing music, movement and theater, EDEN is an iconic, groundbreaking theatrical tour de force from Joyce DiDonato, arguably the world’s top mezzo soprano. EDEN, winner of the 2022 Opus Klassic Award for Solo Vocal Recording of the Year, explores our individual connection to nature and its impact on our world. By traveling seamlessly through four centuries of music, including a new commission from Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, a searing and singular experience of hope unfolds. To ensure that the EDEN experience continues to grow outside of the concert hall, each audience member receives seeds to plant as Joyce asks: “In this time of upheaval, which seed will you plant today?” This performance will include a special appearance by Sing!, the Music Academy’s youth choir.

Presented in association with Community Environmental Council, the Music Academy, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Choral Society and UCSB Department of Music

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“Riveting show, superbly executed.”
The Evening Standard
Kicking off the Great Performances series

Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos - Yo-Yo Ma

Fri, Jan 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre / Tickets are going fast!

$175 Gold Circle / $125 / $85 / $60 / $45 / $25 UCSB students

“The superstar trio.” The Boston Globe “An almost supernatural chemistry.” The Washington Post

The musical dream team – pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos and cellist Yo-Yo Ma – reunites in Santa Barbara for an unforgettable evening of chamber music. Praised for its remarkable ensemble cohesion and immaculately refined interpretations, the trio recently recorded music by Brahms to rave reviews, and has been touring an all-Beethoven program to packed houses. Whatever the repertoire, critics and audiences delight in the faultless musicianship and boundless joy they are known to bring to each performance.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, op. 60 (arr. Shai Wosner) Adagio – Allegro vivace Adagio Allegro vivace Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 (“Archduke”) Allegro moderato Scherzo (Allegro) Andante cantabile, ma però con moto Allegro moderato

Pre-concert Talk by Derek Katz, UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology 6 PM / Granada McCune Founders Room / Free to event ticket holders

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photo: Nigel Parry

Kicking off the Chamber Arts series

Co-presented with Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Die Stadt ohne Juden ( The City Without Jews ) Matthias Pintscher, Music Director/Conductor

The world’s greatest contemporary ensemble performs a new score to a 1924 silent movie that predicted the horrors of antisemitism.

Sat, Jan 28 / 7 PM / Lobero Theatre (note new venue) $35 / $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

“That’s what I think artists are sometimes for, to say no to the rise of hatred.” – Olga Neuwirth, composer Regarded as the world’s leading contemporary music group, Ensemble Intercontemporain makes a rare appearance to present Olga Neuwirth’s score for the 1924 satirical silent film

Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City Without Jews). Under music director Matthias Pintscher, the French musicians will accompany the movie directed by Hans Karl Breslauer for which Neuwirth wrote music “both touching and harsh, warm-hearted and open, amusing and furious, involved and distanced, humorous and sad all at once.” (805) 893-3535 |


Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

Christian Sands, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Lakecia Benjamin, Yasushi Nakamura, Clarence Penn Sun, Jan 29

Celebrating 65 Years, the illustrious Monterey Jazz Festival once again sends six of its finest jazz ambassadors to Santa Barbara as part of its popular touring program. Multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, one of the “best-rounded and unique jazz vocalists singing today” (All About Jazz), and Kurt Elling, “the standout male jazz vocalist of our time” (The New York Times), scat, swoon and soar as they bring swing standards, moody ballads, bop favorites and Latin hits to life.

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/ 7 PM / Campbell Hall $50
$20 / $15 all students (with valid ID)
Kurt Elling Dee Dee Bridgewater Christian Sands Yasushi Nakamura Lakecia Benjamin Clarence Penn

Just added!

Hiding in Plain Sight

Tue, Jan 31 / Episode 1: The Storm (1:56 min.)

Wed, Feb 1 / Episode 2: Resilience (1:52 min.)

6:30 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall / FREE (registration recommended)

“Utterly breathtaking.” – First Lady Dr. Jill Biden

From executive producer Ken Burns, Hiding in Plain Sight is a documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America. Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled – and, at times – overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm. (Ken Burns, 2022) Presented in association with YouthWell

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An Evening with Amor Towles

Thu, Feb 2 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

“As it turns out, not reaching the intended destination becomes entirely the point and power of this mischievous, wise, and wildly entertaining novel.” The New York Times

Amor Towles is heir to the American literary tradition of thrilling narratives that follow memorable young men on intricate journeys of risk, discovery and redemption. Through his evocative, absorbing novels including Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway, Towles has become a critical favorite and a popular success. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s

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Photo: Bill Hayes
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes Fri, Feb 3 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $60 / $50 / $40 / $19 UCSB students / Tickets going fast! “A rollicking around-the-world musical adventure.”– Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Perennial favorite Pink Martini returns for an evening of
international entertainment.
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Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in many languages, this globetrotting ensemble speaks fluent fun. Their delightful shows offer the perfect occasion for dressing up and having a night on the town. Thoughtful, elegant and blessed with flawless musicianship, Pink Martini guarantees an enchanted evening.

Kicking off the Young at Heart series

Cirque FLIP Fabrique

“The young members of FLIP Fabrique claim to be French Canadian, but after watching them perform, you may suspect that they hail from a different planet.” The New York Times

Canada’s visually stunning cirque troupe FLIP Fabrique explores what it means to be your true self in Muse. Challenging gender roles, Muse offers up a refreshing view of contemporary circus. Get ready to see powerful women, graceful men and every permutation in between accomplish death-defying acts and celebrate all that inspires them to go beyond what they ever thought was possible. Set to an original score by beatmaker Millimetric and featuring live onstage vocals, this performance combines breathtaking artistry and athleticism. Best for ages 8 and up.

Photo: Emmanuel Burriel; inset: Stephane Bourgeois
$55 / $40 / $25
Muse Sun, Feb 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre
/ $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under)
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Nina Totenberg

Dinners with Ruth: The Power of Friendships

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

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students

Tickets selling fast!

“Outsiders think of Washington as a place of poisonous rivalries, not deep friendships. Nina Totenberg knows differently.”

– Ruth Marcus, editorial page editor, Washington Post

One of the country’s most respected journalists and a doyenne of the Supreme Court, award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg shines a light on the inner workings of our nation’s highest court. Considered “the crème de la crème” of NPR (Newsweek), Totenberg has been recognized by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting and won every major journalism award in broadcasting. Her new memoir, Dinners with Ruth, details her decades-long friendship with the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and how together they paved the way for future generations of women by tearing down professional and legal barriers.

Presented in association with the Santa Barbara County Bar Association and Santa Barbara Women Lawyers

photo: Allison Shelley
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From Japan Kodo

Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour Fri, Feb 10 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre $65 / $55 / $40 / $19 UCSB students

“Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo.” Chicago Tribune In this new production, Kodo looks back at its impressive 40-year history and forward to the next chapter of breathtaking performance. Rigorously trained on the rugged, windswept island of Sado in the Sea of Japan, the soul-stirring taiko drummers bring a youthful joy to their unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed displays. The program features signature pieces O-daiko, Yatai-bayashi, Zoku and the popular Monochrome by the late composer Maki Ishii with new compositions by the next generation of taiko creators. Presented in association with UCSB MultiCultural Center

photo: Takashi Okamoto
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Step Afrika!

Thu, Feb 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

$45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) “In the bodies of these skilled performers, the beat is obviously unstoppable.” The New York Times Drums were once outlawed among enslaved Africans in the American South as a way of curtailing communication, connection and culture. But rhythm could not be suppressed, and it was preserved and transmitted through body percussion: juba, hambone, tap dance and stepping. Step Afrika! continues and extends the long tradition of stepping, integrating contemporary dance and art forms with songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation to create a compelling artistic experience that will leave your heart pounding.

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Just added!

Award-winning Materials Scientist and Science Evangelist Ainissa Ramirez

Thu, Feb 23 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE (registration recommended)

“Timely, informative and fascinating.”

– Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction “The best way to slow down and gain a deeper understanding of how science informs our world and makes it a better place.”

Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Best Science Books of 2020

An award-winning scientist, science communicator and author, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez promotes a love of exploration, making complex scientific processes both clear and mesmerizing to just about everyone. In her recent book The Alchemy of Us, Ramirez showcases little-known inventors – particularly people of color and women – who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias and convention. Doing so, she shows us the power of telling inclusive stories about technology. She also shows that innovation is universal – whether it’s splicing beats with two turntables and a microphone or splicing genes with two test tubes and CRISPR.

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Lang Lang

Mon, Feb 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre $150 Gold Circle / $100 / $85 / $60 / $45 / $25 UCSB students

Tickets going fast!

Schumann: Arabesque in C Major, op. 18 J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variation s, BWV 988

“The hottest artist on the classical music planet.” The New York Times “In his monumental first movement cadenza, Lang Lang went from elegant delicacy to a ferocious, life-affirming intensity.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

Celebrate world-renowned pianist Lang Lang’s first Santa Barbara appearance in eight years. Fueled by a lifelong passion for one of the most challenging compositions in the repertoire, Lang Lang’s interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations represents a significant milestone in his stellar career. Deeply felt and two decades in the making, Lang Lang’s hyper-expressive performance of this monumental work will provoke powerful reactions and plenty of animated discussion among fans and critics. Reflecting on the process of developing his interpretation, Lang Lang said, “It takes you to another level of thinking.”

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Swan Lake A

Ballet Preljocaj

France’s contemporary dance superstar Angelin Preljocaj tackles the Mount Everest of the ballet world, Swan Lake. Combining Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece with new arrangements, Preljocaj reinvents the timeless tale of love, betrayal, seduction and remorse into a modern ecological tragedy. With 26 dancers, this beautiful tribute takes flight as an ingenious adaptation in which “the excellent performers… move with nuanced, fragile physical poetry, and a sense of the wounded souls they have become” (The New York Times).

Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

Scan to watch trailer

Two Performances! Sat,
25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre
/ 3 PM / Granada Theatre (matinee) $125 Gold Circle / $85 / $65 / $45 / $19
Sun, Feb 26
UCSB students
Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director
Tale Reinvented
Community Ballet
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Class with Ballet Preljocaj Fri, Feb 24 / 3:30 - 5 PM State Street Ballet Register online at ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
“An exhilarating piece of dizzying dance and inventive choreography.” Chroniques de danse
“Carried by a troupe of powerful dancers who are literally devouring the stage, Preljocaj successfully climbs on top of the magic mountain that is Swan Lake.” Danses avec la plume
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A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and environment – will amaze audiences. An entirely different program of films screens each night. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by Rab, BUFF®, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and sponsored by Lowe Alpine, Oboz Footwear, YETI Coolers, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola

Tue, Feb 28 & Wed, Mar 1 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre $18 / $14 UCSB students and youth (18 & under)
Celebrating 31 Years in Santa Barbara Two Nights! Two Programs!
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Photo credit: Ashlee Hendy and Elizabeth Chong in Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park Australia @ Simon Carter.

Dr. Thema Bryant

Homecoming: Overcome Fear and Trauma to Reclaim Your Whole, Authentic Self

Fri, Mar 3 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall / FREE (Registration recommended)

“Dr. Thema Bryant is teaching people how to come back to themselves and handle challenges along the way of self-discovery.”

– Nedra Glover Tawwab, New York Times bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace

One of the foundational scholars on the topic of the trauma of racism, Dr. Thema Bryant provides tools to meaningfully connect with a larger community, even in the face of racism, sexism, heartbreak, grief and trauma. As a survivor of sexual assault, racism and evacuation from a civil war in Liberia, she knows intimately the work involved in healing. Having made the journey herself, in addition to guiding others as a clinical psychologist and ordained minister, Dr. Thema shows how to reconnect with your authentic self and reclaim your time, your voice and your life.

President of the American Psychological Association
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Just added!

Attacca Quartet

Amy Schroeder, Domenic Salerni, Nathan Schram, Andrew Yee

Sun, Mar 5 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall, Music Academy $35 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte, Evergreen , and additional compositions for string quartet

“Classical music observers say we’re living in a golden age of string quartets. It’s hard to disagree when you hear the vibrant young players in New York’s Attacca Quartet.” NPR

With the dexterity to glide between music of the 18th and 21st centuries, Attacca Quartet has become one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment. The Brooklynbased quartet performs works from its two albums of music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw: Orange and Evergreen. Heralded as “a love letter to the string quartet” by NPR, Orange was the first full-length album to exclusively feature works by Shaw and won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance of 2020. Evergreen is nominated for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance of 2022.

Presented in association with Ojai Music Festival

Santa Barbara Debut
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The Song of the Cell : An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human

Wed, Mar 8 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students

“Mukherjee has a storyteller’s flair and a gift for translating complex medical concepts into simple language.” The Wall Street Journal “If you are not already in awe of biology, The Song of the Cell might get you there. It is a masterclass.” The Guardian

In The Song of the Cell, his latest and most spectacular book yet, cancer physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee explores medicine’s radical new ability to manipulate cells. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Emperor of All Maladies and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Gene, Mukherjee continues his investigation of what it means to be human in this story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them and are now using that knowledge to create new humans.

Presented in association with UCSB Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

photo: Deborah Feingold Co-presented with Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara Siddhartha
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Alisa Weilerstein, cello


Fri, Mar 10 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall $40 / $30 / $10 all students (with valid ID)

“Weilerstein is a throwback to an earlier age of classical performers: not content merely to serve as a vessel for the composer’s wishes, she inhabits a piece fully and turns it to her own ends.” The New York Times

An Arts & Lectures Co-commission

With FRAGMENTS, cellist Alisa Weilerstein creates a space for performer, composer and listener that is at once physically intimate and philosophically expansive. FRAGMENTS is a groundbreaking project for solo cello that weaves together the 36 movements of Bach’s solo cello suites and 27 newly commissioned works, dividing the whole into six hour-long Chapters to be released over several seasons. FRAGMENTS: Chapter One is set against the familiar backdrop of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. Within each Chapter, individual movements from a single suite and a selection of new works are mindfully arranged into a new emotional arc, set within an atmosphere of responsive lighting and scenic architecture. The music is performed without pause and without a program, creating a wholly original experience that empowers audiences to surrender to their senses. Presented in association with UCSB Department of Music

West Coast Premiere
“My greatest hope is to create a series of performances that will deepen the possibilities of connection between audience and performer.”
– Alisa Weilerstein on FRAGMENTS
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Ballet Hispánico

Doña Perón

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Choreographer Sat, Mar 11

“In Lopez Ochoa’s high-varnish, athletic style of contemporary ballet, gorgeously danced… you see not just a riveting story but a company having reached a new horizon.” The New York Times Ballet Hispánico returns with its first-ever evening-length work, Doña Perón. Set to live music, this empowering portrait of one of the most spellbinding women in South American history looks at the divergent legacies that made Eva Perón a popular icon. Was she a voice for the people or a deceitful actress? Acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more, reclaiming the narrative of the iconic Latina figure by a Latina choreographer.

Presented in association with UCSB Department of Theater and Dance

West Coast Premiere
/ 8 PM / Granada Theatre $65
$50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students
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Tracy Kidder in Conversation with

Pico Iyer

Tue, Mar 14 / 7:30 PM / The New Vic $35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students

“Kidder’s prose glides with a figure skater’s ease, but without the glam. His is a seemingly artless art… that conceals itself in sentences that are necessary, economical, and unpretentious.” The Boston Globe

With a reputation for faultless prose and profound insights, Tracy Kidder’s mesmerizing profiles include Mountains Beyond Mountains, the Pulitzer Prize-winner The Soul of a New Machine and his forthcoming work, Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People. Pico Iyer is the author of 15 books, translated into 23 languages, and the forthcoming book The Half Known Life, already hailed as “a masterpiece… nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s Presented in association with Doctors Without Walls/Santa Barbara Street Medicine

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Literary Journalist
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in Spring 2023 April 4 Wynton
Quintet 6 32 Sounds, Film with Live Music 13 Danish String
The Doppelgänger Project, Part III 21 Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw 22 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 23 ARTEMIS 25 Ada Limón 27 Isabella
in Conversation with Pico Iyer May 6 Mark
Dance Group, The Look of Love 10 Charles Montgomery - UCSB READS 11 Víkingur Ólafsson,
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Tue, Apr 25 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall “A poet whose verse exudes warmth and compassion, Limón is at the height of her creative powers.” Los Angeles Review of Books Just added!
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Poet Laureate

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.

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 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

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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photo: David Bazemore Jake Shimabukuro performs for more than 1,000 elementary school children at The Granada Theatre as part of A&L’s Arts Adventures bus-in program
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UCSB students and community members rehearse with dancers from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company before the performance

¡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, afterschool 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. Coming in 2023

• Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar

• Grandeza Mexicana

• Tres Souls

• Las Cafeteras

Please consider a contribution to the award-winning ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program. Call Elise Erb at (805) 893-5679 to learn more. (805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

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
Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalitlán teaching a community music workshop

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The Benefits of Giving

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Invitation to a reception at a private residence with featured artist or speaker •

Invitations to meet-and-greet opportunities with featured artists and speakers •

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 • •

Invitation to a member appreciation event • • •

Recognition in select A&L publications and digital media • • •

To inquire about membership or a customized Leadership Circle experience, please call Membership Director Rachel Leslie at (805) 893-3382.

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

Be the force behind our community’s vibrant cultural life.
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM Parking permit required. Questions?

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Ticket Exchanges and Refunds

Should you decide you are uncomfortable attending an event due to health concerns, tickets for the 2022-23 season purchased by August 4, 2022, are refundable until the Ticket Office closes the business day before the event in question. Subscribers may exchange tickets for another event during the 2022-23 season (subject to availability) of equal or lesser value up to one business day before the event with no exchange fee. Non-subscribers may exchange tickets for another event during the 2022-23 season (subject to availability) of equal or lesser value up to one business day before the event for a $5 fee per ticket. If an event is canceled or rescheduled, tickets are refundable. The value of the tickets for canceled or rescheduled events may also be donated or exchanged for another event of equal or lesser value during the 2022-23 season. Service charges may not be refundable.

Policy subject to change. Visit the A&L website for updates.

Please Provide Your Email Address

Please make sure your current email address is on file with the A&L Ticket Office; it will be used to communicate event guidelines, ticketing info and other important updates.

Tickets and Fees

All tickets and orders are subject to service charges and/or facility fees. Ticket prices, service charges and facility fees are subject to change without notice.

Always purchase tickets directly from Arts & Lectures, the event venue or the ticket agency authorized by the venue. Tickets obtained through the secondary market or unauthorized sellers may be fraudulent and will not guarantee entry.

Due to the nature of live events, artists, programs and prices are subject

to change.

Student and Youth Discounts

UCSB student-rate tickets are available to full-time UCSB students who have completed enrollment (one ticket per ID). A valid UCSB student ID is required at the time of purchase and at the event. “All Student” ticket holders must show current student ID at the event. “Youth” ticket holders of high school age may be asked to show ID at the event.

Group Sales

Groups of 20 or more may take advantage of special rates for select events. Contact the A&L Ticket Office with inquiries.


A&L is committed to making events accessible to all who wish to enjoy them. Please contact the A&L Ticket Office in advance to ensure the best possible experience and receive information about accessible seating, assistive listening devices, large-print programs and other accommodations.

Suitability for Children

Contact the ticket office if you have questions about the appropriateness of an event. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Late Seating

A&L makes every effort to begin events at the published start time. Patrons who arrive after an event has begun will not be seated until an appropriate point in the program determined by the artist. UC Santa Barbara Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policy

Under the authority of California Government Code 7597.1, smoking and the use of all tobacco products, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g., “e-cigarettes”) are prohibited anywhere at all indoor and outdoor spaces managed by UC Santa Barbara.


A&L presents events at a variety of locations on the UCSB campus and around Santa Barbara. Visit the A&L website for specific venue details.

Parking at the UCSB Campus

A permit is required to park on campus. Permit dispensers are available in all campus parking lots. Purchase a short-term permit on arrival using your license plate number. Note: Select lots are closed to visitor parking. Visit www.tps.ucsb.edu for more information.

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