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2018 - 2019 SEASON


Dear Friends, This year Arts & Lectures marks 60 years of presenting artists and speakers on stage in Santa Barbara. There is so much to celebrate! Once again we’ve crafted a season of performances and lectures that shine brightly with luminous energy and sparkly surprises. Sixty years on, there are still plenty of unexplored territories, unanswered questions and unsung delights. Our 60th Season has much of what you’ve come to expect from Arts & Lectures: cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Apr 27), this time on stage at the lectern; diplomat Madeleine Albright (Jan 22) reflecting on her new book Facism: A Warning; author Pico Iyer (page 17) in another series of insightful conversations with eclectic thinkers; and revered dance company The Joffrey Ballet (Mar 5 & 6), this time in two glorious programs.

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We’re bringing back local favorites the Danish String Quartet (Feb 12 & 13), Wynton Marsalis with Lil Buck (Sep 29), and the Silkroad Ensemble (Apr 26) performing a new program commissioned by us, on behalf of you, our adventurous audience. Matching these “regulars” are exciting debuts and premieres by theatrical dynamo Alan Cumming (Feb 1), jazz innovator Snarky Puppy (Feb 24 ), Jeff Goldblum with his jazz ensemble (Nov 3) and the fiery rock ’n’ roll brimstone of St. Paul & The Broken Bones (Oct 20). Please check out our two new series: four intriguing lectures on Mind & Body (page 13) and four artistic renegades in Hear & Now (page 15).

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And so much more! Peruse this catalog – dream, plan and enjoy – and order your series subscription today. Thank you once again for your part in sustaining the vibrant cultural life of the place we call home. Please join us often during our 2018-19 season. With deepest appreciation,

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director

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Corporate Season Sponsor

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cover photo: Jean-Claude Carbonnes; photos 1-6 and Courthouse: David Bazemore

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1. Comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah on stage at the Arlington Theatre 2. Jazz pianist Joey Alexander in a jam session with students at San Marcos High School 3. A&L’s 2017-2018 opening night with singer-songwriter Lila Downs at The Granada Theatre 4. Actor Bill Murray performing New Worlds at The Granada Theatre 5. Dance

series highlight Compañía Nacional de Danza in Johan Inger’s Carmen at The Granada Theatre 6. Grammy-winning band La Santa Cecilia performs for more than 1,400 elementary school children at The Granada Theatre as part of A&L’s Arts Adventure bus-in program Above: Free summer cinema at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust Front cover: Ballet Preljocaj, La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) (Apr 16)


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Joan Baez

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Preeminent French and American companies display limitless movement and imagination in revelatory expressions of ballet, hip hop and tap

Company Wang Ramirez

Borderline

Sat, Oct 13 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Compagnie Käfig

Pixel

Tue, Nov 13 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Jessica Lang Dance Company Thu, Feb 21 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Two Nights! Two Programs!

The Joffrey Ballet Tue, Mar 5 (Program A) 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Ballet Preljocaj

La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) Tue, Apr 16 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Dorrance Dance Sun, May 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre – Special add-on event, save 20% –

The Joffrey Ballet Wed, Mar 6 (Program B) 8 PM / Granada Theatre

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Profound and surprising evenings with revered cultural ambassadors and icons

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Spaces featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes Sat, Sep 29 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Alan Cumming

Legal Immigrant

Fri, Feb 1 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Fri, Mar 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre World Premiere

Silkroad Ensemble

Heroes Take Their Stands Fri, Apr 26 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Joshua Bell, violin Steven Isserlis, cello Jeremy Denk, piano Tue, May 7 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre – Special add-on event, save 20% –

Yo-Yo Ma

Culture, Understanding and Survival Sat, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

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Joan Baez

Fare Thee Well... Tour 2018 Thu, Nov 1 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Wed, Dec 5 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

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Homegrown musical marvels expressing the heart and soul of Americana

Martha Redbone and The Roots Band Project Tue, Jan 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival

Across the Great Divide: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band Tue, Apr 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

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Provocative and inspired evenings with global thinkers and cultural trailblazers

Preet Bharara

Ethics and the Law Tue, Oct 9 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

David Miliband

Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time Wed, Nov 7 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall An Evening with

Madeleine Albright Tue, Jan 22 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre An Evening with

Annie Leibovitz Thu, Feb 28 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre

Yo-Yo Ma

Culture, Understanding & Survival Sat, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Neil Gaiman Sat, May 11 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

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The hot horns, blue notes and improvisational wizardry of America’s original art form

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Sat, Nov 3 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Jon Batiste, solo Fri, Jan 11 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Snarky Puppy Sun, Feb 24 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall 60th Anniversary

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring

CĂŠcile McLorin Salvant Mon, Apr 8 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

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Master artists evoke the expressive power of music, through a single instrument or as a 52-member ensemble

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Seong-Jin Cho, piano Tue, Oct 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Fri, Nov 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Leonidas Kavakos, violin Fri, Jan 25 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Danish String Quartet Wed, Feb 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

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Mind & Body ser i es

Enlightening conversations with today’s most inquisitive minds

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Steven Pinker

National Geographic Live

Thu, Oct 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

The Search for Longevity

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress Lisa Genova

Dan Buettner and David McLain

Mon, Apr 15 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Michael Pollan

Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s

How to Change Your Mind

Sat, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Tue, Apr 23 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Songs of the Free in Honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday Thu, Oct 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Aida Cuevas

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Celebrate the world’s vibrant cultural traditions with masters of music and movement

Kodo

One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution Sat, Feb 9 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Irish-American Supergroup

The Gloaming

with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán A Tribute to Juan Gabriel

Sun, Apr 14 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Wed, Oct 10 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Wed, Apr 17 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Anoushka Shankar

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Musical vanguards push the boundaries and expand the possibilities of their artistry

Kronos Quartet

Music for Change: The Banned Countries Tue, Dec 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Danish String Quartet

Last Leaf: A Nordic Folk Program Tue, Feb 12 / 7 PM / Rockwood

Sō Percussion

Amid the Noise

Sat, Apr 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Jennifer Koh, violin

Shared Madness 2

Fri, Apr 12 / 7 PM / St. Anthony’s Chapel

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Tue, Dec 11 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall 18-piece String Orchestra

A Far Cry Fri, Feb 15 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

New York Polyphony

Origins

Wed, Feb 20 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

Beatrice Rana, piano Sun, Mar 3 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall

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Speaking with Pico series $1 12 Zen Buddhist Visionary

Joan Halifax Tue, Oct 23 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax runs the Upaya Zen Center in New Mexico, a Zen Peacemaker community she opened after founding and leading the Ojai Foundation for 10 years. Her sociallyengaged Buddhism takes her from prisons to hospitals. In an intimate conversation with Pico Iyer, Halifax offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind her extraordinary life.

Join Pico Iyer in discovering fresh and hopeful ways to think about tomorrow from visionaries creating new worlds today

MacArthur “Genius” and Award-winning Writer

George Saunders Mon, Jan 28 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, won the Man Booker Prize. Don’t miss an incredible conversation with the man whose exuberant prose, deep humanity and stylistic innovation changed the trajectory of American fiction.

Journalist and Bestselling Author

National Book Award-winning Author

Susan Orlean

Andrew Solomon

Thu, Mar 14 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall

Thu, May 16 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall

From the everyday to the outlandish, bestselling author Susan Orlean has an eye for the moving, the hilarious and the surprising. The author of celebrated books including The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin, she has now published The Library Book. Join this “national treasure” (The Washington Post) for a conversation characterized by the same wit and vivacity as her beloved writing.

Andrew Solomon’s award-winning writings – including The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree – explore politics, culture and psychology with extraordinary humanity. In his latest, Far and Away, Solomon reflects upon decades of international reporting about some of the world’s most crucial social transformations of the past quarter-century.

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Acrobatic One-Ring Circus

Cirque Mechanics

42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels Sun, Oct 14 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre (note special time and venue)

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to this modern, family-friendly circus featuring hair-raising acrobatics, mind-boggling mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around. Also available on the Create Your Own series

Ojai Storytelling Festival on Tour Sun, Oct 21 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall Whether it’s a hilarious tale full of laughter, a journey of imagination or a wild ride filled with suspense and mystery, master storytellers will deliver a program your children will never forget.

Grammy-winning Roots Music for Families

The Okee Dokee Brothers Sat, Dec 1 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall Dance and hear songs from the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers’ new album winter, a tribute to the season of coziness, family time and fun that will inspire your family to get outside and get creative!

Hip Hop Extravaganza

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Genuine Gauchos from Argentina

Classical Boom Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour Kids’ Showcase

Wed, May 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Black Violin

Sat, Jan 26 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall Get up and get down to an unforgettable fusion of strings, beats and rhythms, when violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a genreshattering sound: “classical boom.”

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Yarn-spinning Masters

Sun, Mar 10 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall Experience an all-age extravaganza from one of Santa Barbara’s favorite events, Telluride Mountainfilm! Educate and inspire your family about culture and the environment with this exciting program of short adventure films straight from the festival.

Che Malambo

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Bringing fiery, fast-paced malambo to the contemporary stage, Che Malambo celebrates the unique South American tradition of the gaucho with an exhilarating percussive dance and music spectacle for the entire family. Also available on the Create Your Own series

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2018 - 2019 Season

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Spaces featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes Sat, Sep 29 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $80 / $55 / $40 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The world’s pre-eminent large jazz ensemble.” Chicago Tribune

At its swinging heart, jazz is dance music, built on rhythms that have inspired the greatest tap dancers and given rise to dance crazes like the jitterbug. Inspired by the variety of movements in the animal kingdom, Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces is a 10-part suite described as a “jazz Carnival of the Animals” (Financial Times). This evening-length work features two extraordinary dancers interpreting everything from snakes to chickens: Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, a specialist in a street dance called jookin’; and tap dancer Jared Grimes. Join us as we kick off our 60th anniversary season with a roar!

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top photo: Frank Stewart; bottom photo: Lawrence Sumulong

“Heaps of elegance, dexterity and charm… their fleet, floor-skimming steps and the orchestra’s exuberant buzzing worked together like one great colony.” The New York Times


Soweto Gospel Choir

“Absolutely thrilling singers... dazzling music.” Billboard “Sheer jubilation… The Rhythm of Life.” Herald Sun (Australia)

Songs of the Free in Honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday Thu, Oct 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$42 / $30 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

photo: Brett Schewitz

The Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns for an infectiously joyful performance of spirituals, freedom songs, gospel and pop hits to commemorate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music, the 43-strong choir comprised of South Africa’s greatest singers is dedicated to sharing the joy of faith through music with audiences around the world. “Nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion” (The Scotsman).

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Preet Bharara Ethics and the Law

Tue, Oct 9 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “[Bharara’s] devastatingly effective tenure stands as a goal, guide and shining example for other public servants. He monitored the powerful with a wary eye – and, when necessary, pursued wrongdoers with great skill, energy and integrity.” New York Daily News “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” Preet Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors” (The New York Times), focusing on big banks, terrorists, hedge funds and public corruption. Prosecuting some of the most highprofile cases of the last decade, he used his hard-charging style against the likes of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street firms. A defender of justice and fairness, Bharara will address some of today’s most pressing topics in the corporate, legal and educational worlds.

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Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán A Tribute to Juan Gabriel Wed, Oct 10 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$55 / $40 / $25 / $15 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit.” The Kansas City Star The “Queen of Ranchera Music” and first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy Award, Aida Cuevas pays tribute to Juan Gabriel, Mexico’s late prince of pop and champion of traditional music. Cuevas is the only artist authorized to record and tour Gabriel’s music, lending her stunning vocals to her dearest friend and greatest mentor’s biggest hits on her new album Totalmente Juan Gabriel. “Mexico’s most important female voice, [Cuevas is] leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music” (Broadway World).

Santa Barbara Premiere

Sun, Oct 14 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre FAMILY FUN SERIES, SEE PAGE 18

$45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Step right up ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to Cirque Mechanics’ world of gears and canvas, pulleys and sawdust. 42FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels is the latest invention from Cirque Mechanics, a premier American circus with innovative staging and inspiring storytelling that’s “intelligently conceived and expertly executed” (The New York Times). This modern, family-friendly take on the traditional one-ring circus showcases a galloping metal horse, a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats, aerialists and more. Leap into the ring and experience hair-raising acrobatics, mind boggling mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.

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photo: Maike Schulz

“The greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil.” Spectacle Magazine


From France Santa Barbara Debut

Company Wang Ramirez

Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, Artistic Directors

Borderline

“An ingenious show by stunning performers.” The Evening Standard (U.K.)

Sat, Oct 13 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Frank Szafinski

Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang create dance-theater works that are deeply rooted in hip hop and street culture, but also thrive on blending different artistic traditions to enlightening artistic effect. Created for six performers – five dancers and an aerial rigger – Borderline is a series of stunning and intimate vignettes about human relationships, love and hate, joy and sorrow and how the dialogue between technique and creativity takes flight. The performers thwart gravity and defy borders with movements both poetic and primal, set to an atmospheric original soundtrack that incorporates electronica, spoken word and trance guitar.

“It isn’t enough for Borderline to just be awesome to watch. It opens itself up like hip hop knows how to do.” Le Monde (France)

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Back by Popular Demand

Seong-Jin Cho, piano Tue, Oct 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students

South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho was thrust into the top ranks of the musical world in 2015 when his flawless, insightful performances earned the Gold Medal at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His live album of that competition has reached ninefold platinum sales in Korea, achieved gold status in Poland, attracted a worldwide following and earned critical raves. After his sold-out Santa Barbara debut last season, Program the poetic young artist returns, Debussy: Images, Book 1 bringing his deep musicianship Chopin: Ballade No. 3, op. 47 and “lucid and shimmering Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61 sound” (Financial Times) to Debussy: Images, Book 2 masterful renditions of Debussy Chopin: Sonata No. 3, op. 58 and Chopin.

Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress Thu, Oct 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall MIND & BODY SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “The world is getting better, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. I’m glad we have brilliant thinkers like Steven Pinker to help us see the big picture. Enlightenment Now is not only the best book Pinker’s ever written, it’s my new favorite book of all time.” – Bill Gates When you read the news today, it can look like the world is falling apart. Civil unrest. Terrorism. Inequality. Environmental degradation. Poverty. But is that truly the case? Absolutely not, says two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Steven Pinker, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists. The author of award-winning books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works and The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker will present the big picture of human progress: People are living longer, healthier, freer and happier lives, “a powerful case that the main line of history has been, since the Enlightenment, one of improvement” (Scientific American).

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photo: Harald Hoffmann / Deutsche Grammophon

“A rare combination of technical bravura, artistic maturity and freshness of insight.” The Washington Post


Santa Barbara Debut

St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sat, Oct 20 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre

“A cat that can do an Otis Redding. Onstage, he’s very interesting to watch.” – Keith Richards

ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$50 / $35 / $20 UCSB students

“Janeway channels fire-and-brimstone energy as the frontman of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. During the band’s feverish live shows, he yelps, screams, croons and often dives into the audience.” Rolling Stone

photo: David McClister

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High-voltage soul-based rockers St. Paul & The Broken Bones render a blazing mating of ’60s soul fire with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie and Prince. The Alabama-based band’s take-no-prisoners live shows caught the eye of the Rolling Stones, who tapped them as an opening band. “I love the Rolling Stones,” says frontman Paul Janeway, “but my train of thought is, you gotta try and blow ‘em off the stage. And that’s still my goal.” Making their incendiary Santa Barbara debut with their Southern soul revival, they’ll stir up the crowd with guitars, horns, brass and a James Brown-worthy get-on-up style.

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Joan Baez Fare Thee Well... Tour 2018 Thu, Nov 1 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

“What has given my life deep meaning, and unending pleasure, has been to use my voice in the battle against injustice.” – Joan Baez

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $75 / $50 / $20 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Ticket includes a CD or download of Whistle Down the Wind Shortly after her 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Joan Baez announced, “While 2018 will be my last year of formal, extended touring, I’m looking forward to being on the road with a beautiful new album about which I am truly proud.” The new album, Whistle Down the Wind, gathers material by some of Baez’s favorite composers, from Tom Waits and Josh Ritter, to Eliza Gilkyson and Mary Chapin Carpenter. A musical force of nature of incalculable influence, Baez’s earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular, before she unselfconsciously introduced Bob Dylan to the world in 1963. That tradition of mutual mentoring continues on, and will reverberate long into the future across her lifetime of recordings.

Santa Barbara Debut

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Sat, Nov 3 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$75 / $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students “Goldblum tickles the ivories as well as the audience with some damn good jazz, his winning smile and lots of signature ‘uh uh uh’s. We’re smitten. We kinda always were.” TimeOut Los Angeles “Jeff Goldblum is exactly who you hoped he would be. A hammy hepcat, a cool dad, a warm and twitchy conversationalist.” Los Angeles Magazine Actor Jeff Goldblum has been lending his uniquely wry charm and unpredictable edge to films like Jurassic Park, The Fly and The Grand Budapest Hotel for more than four decades. But he’s also an accomplished pianist who shows off his chops in a jazz show-meets-musical hootenanny with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. The quintet’s guitar, bass, sax and drums complement Goldblum’s piano prowess and electric personality for a high-energy traditional jazz music performance that brings the audience to its feet. A captivating and hilarious performer, Goldblum’s quirky, intelligent and suave humor makes for an incredibly special evening!

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President of the International Rescue Committee

David Miliband

Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time Wed, Nov 7 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “We can rescue the dignity and hopes of refugees and displaced people. And if we help them, in the process we will rescue our own values.” – David Miliband

photo: Myrto Koutoulia/ iRC

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband is the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest refugee aid agencies, providing humanitarian relief to displaced persons in more than 40 war-affected countries. He is a global leader in confronting an unprecedented crisis: 65 million refugees are afflicted by war and famine, from Afghanistan and Myanmar to Syria and Somalia. Miliband’s recent book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, shows what can be done, not only by governments with the power to change policy but by citizens with the urge to change lives.

Santa Barbara Debut

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Tõnu Kaljuste, Founding Conductor Fri, Nov 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$50 / $35 / $10 UCSB students “So wondrously talented… they left you feeling like an ingrate, greedily hungry for more.” The New York Times The Grammy Award-winning Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is renowned for the shimmering quality of its sound and enthralling performances. The choir recorded Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra – now celebrating its 25th anniversary. Among the foremost interpreters of Estonian choral composer Pärt, the two ensembles, together more than 50 artists, perform Adam’s Lament, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten and works by Carlo Gesualdo, Brett Dean and Lepo Sumera.

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From France Santa Barbara Premiere

Compagnie Käfig Mourad Merzouki, Artistic Director

Pixel Tue, Nov 13 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“A playful and ever-shifting montage of three-dimensional forms – delightful, cloying, surprising all at once.” Herald Sun (Australia) “They’re animated by waves of energy, as if volts of electricity were traveling from muscle to muscle and limb to limb. Then that tightly controlled power explodes into fireworks.” Times Union

photos: Patrock Berger, Laurent Philippe (inset)

Precision, energy, speed, power – France’s acclaimed Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip hop, modern dance and circus arts in its breakneck productions. Created in collaboration with French digital production studio Adrien M & Claire B, Pixel is a masterpiece featuring the company’s 11 outstanding dancers navigating a sophisticated interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real. A global phenomenon, Pixel is a surreal brew of bodies and abstractions yielding a visionary approach to both video and bodily gesture.

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The Tallest Man on Earth When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground Tour Wed, Nov 28 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students “[His] warbly croon, singsong strumming and penchant for poetic folk-pop hits a high-water mark.” Rolling Stone Playing spare, tuneful indie folk enlivened by passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, The Tallest Man on Earth is Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, whose “highly personal lyrics and irresistibly rollicking guitar [are] a thing of refined and impeccable beauty” (NPR). He’s releasing his new EP, When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, one song at a time accompanied by a video about the process behind each track. Matsson brings this powerful, intimate audience connection to the stage in an evening of song that “can feel like hearing someone rediscover the unfettered joy of playing music in real time” (Pitchfork).

Back by Popular Demand

Jake Shimabukuro The Greatest Day Tour Thu, Nov 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $55 / $40 / $15 UCSB students “When it comes to a big, friendly personality and a wizardly command of his instrument, Hawaiian-born ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro is a towering figure.” – Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press “[Shimabukuro] comes by his fame with buoyant musicianship and brisk proficiency.” The New York Times Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro’s virtuosic performances combine his singular mix of classical grandiosity, jazz ingenuity and rock-star tenacity. While he draws comparisons to musical vanguards like Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, his sound and spirit is uniquely, undeniably, his own. His wildly eclectic catalog speaks to his prolific mastery, and a single set might include Queen, George Harrison, Schubert and Leonard Cohen. In Shimabukuro’s own words, “expect the unexpected.”

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Kronos Quartet Music for Change: The Banned Countries Tue, Dec 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

$40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students

photo: Jay Blakesberg

“The quartet remains as geographically, politically and spiritually feisty as ever. Forget about genre; Kronos made that an irrelevant term ages ago.” Los Angeles Times For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has embodied a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. A response to the 2017 executive orders limiting travel to the U.S., Music for Change highlights the rich diversity of artistic voices from the original seven “banned countries.” The Grammy Award-winning ensemble will perform a new program featuring music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Wed, Dec 5 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $85 / $55 / $19 UCSB students

Texas greats Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen join forces in an up-close-and-personal evening you won’t want to miss. Since their days as college buddies swapping songs on the front porch, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant performers, a beloved four-time Grammy Award winner with a rich and eclectic body of work. Robert Earl Keen has become an Americana cult hero with a raspy voice and a reputation as one of the nation’s finest musical storytellers. In this unforgettable acoustic evening, these old friends will perform stripped-down songs and share humorous and heartwarming stories.

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“As memorable as [Lyle Lovett’s] collaborations have been, they couldn’t match the musical and personal connection apparent onstage… when Lovett teamed up with his old buddy Robert Earl Keen.” Philadelphia Inquirer


Santa Barbara Recital Debut

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Polina Leschenko, piano Tue, Dec 11 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$35 / $9 all students (with valid ID) A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Marco Borggreve

“‘Wild Child’ of the violin on a meteoric rise.” The New York Times Grammy Award-winner Patricia Kopatchinskaja is considered the world’s most exhilarating violinist for her singular approach to baroque and classical repertoire, new commissions and reinterpretations of modern masterworks. Music director of the 2018 Ojai Music Festival, she intrigues fellow artists, conductors, composers, collaborators and audiences alike. Hailed as “dizzyingly unpredictable and almost Program unbearably exciting” by Mark Swed of the Los Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112 Angeles Times, “her body and her instrument Poulenc: Sonate pour violon et piano and the music she makes all seem one. She is Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3, op. 25 ever thrilling alive to the moment.” Ravel: Tzigane

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show featuring Ruthie Foster Sun, Dec 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall $50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students

photo: Jim Herrington

“The fusion of the Blind Boys’ Deep South gospel with New Orleans funk, R&B and jazz creates a superweapon of roots-music uplift.” Rolling Stone One year to the originally scheduled date, we’re thrilled to welcome back this roof-raising music event! Six-time Grammy Award-winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform hidden gospel gems along with holiday standards and original songs. The gospel titans will be joined by Grammynominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, who Rolling Stone describes as “pure magic to watch and hear,” setting the tone with a transformative opening set. We missed this magical experience last season due to wildfires, but this powerful and uplifting holiday show is a spirited testament to our community’s resilience!

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Santa Barbara Debut

Jon Batiste, solo

Fri, Jan 11 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students “An elegant and electric performer with an unbelievably rich palette of techniques and styles rooted in New Orleans soul.” – Wynton Marsalis

Multifaceted jazz artist Jon Batiste is seen by millions on television five nights a week as bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. With his soulful brand of high-energy pop mixed with New Orleans funk and American jazz standards, his 2013 album Social Music with Stay Human topped the charts as the No. 1 jazz album in the world. This must-see solo performance supports his forthcoming album produced by T Bone Burnett.

An Evening with

Madeleine Albright Tue, Jan 22 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

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photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

“[Albright’s] contribution to the cultivation of democracy as a stateswoman and private citizen is unparalleled.” The New York Times

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With a distinguished career of public service including U.S. secretary of state, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, positions in the National Security Council and on Capitol Hill, Madeleine Albright has not only studied history but helped shape it. Author of the bestselling new book Fascism: A Warning, Albright’s talk and moderated Q&A will draw on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to address lessons we must understand and questions we must answer if we are to avoid repeating tragic errors of the past.

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photo: Sasha Israel

“The energy and the excitement, the love of the audience, the humanism that he brings to his music is everything that I want.” – Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show


West Coast Premiere

Quote Unquote Collective Mouthpiece Created and Performed by Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava Wed, Jan 23 & Thu, Jan 24 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $35 / $20 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

A two-woman theatrical performance acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows a woman over the course of a day as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The engrossing work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, seamlessly integrating a capella singing with spoken text and moments of extraordinary physicality. “A smart show, beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues” (The Guardian, U.K.).

Leonidas Kavakos, violin Enrico Pace, piano Fri, Jan 25 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students “Kavakos’ tone has the character of striking high-grade silver sinew, ever beautiful, graceful and unbreakable.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Leonidas Kavakos, a “formidable violinist” (The New York Times) and “prodigious talent, with an astonishing technique” (The Guardian, U.K.) returns to Santa Barbara after his enthralling 2017 performance with pianist Yuja Wang. A musician’s musician, the Los Angeles Times credits him with “the ideal sound for Schubertean lyricism,” which will be on full Program display here in a program Poulenc: Sonate pour violon et piano highlighting his “shining Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, op. 80 and sweet tone… but also Schubert: Violin Sonata (“Grand Duo”) taut muscularity and a sense Strauss: Sonata in E-flat major, op.18 of overall structure” (NPR).

photo: Marco Borggreve

photo: Brooke Wedlock

“Engrossing and virtuosic performance, layered with meaning.” Toronto Star

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Back by Popular Demand

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Sun, Jan 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre $45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The funniest night you will ever have at the ballet.” The Sunday Times (U.K)

photo: Zoran Jelenic

Dancing the fine line between high art and high camp, the internationallybeloved Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has delighted audiences around the world for four decades. With brilliant pointe work and vibrant drag costumes, this all-male ballet troupe delivers a loving tribute to the art form’s ornate glories with witty parodies of dance classics, from Swan Lake to Martha Graham. Combining an encyclopedic knowledge of ballet with a wicked comedic sensibility, the Trocks offer a buoyant and hilarious evening for dance aficionados and novices alike.

Santa Barbara Debut

Martha Redbone and The Roots Band Project

Tue, Jan 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$38 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

Charismatic songstress Martha Redbone is one of the most vital voices in American roots music. Embodying her gospelsinging father’s voice and her Cherokee/Choctaw mother’s culture, Redbone’s magnificent vocals blend with her band of some of NYC’s finest blues and jazz musicians for “a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker). The folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains and the eclectic grit of her teen years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn come together in a masterful mix of folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul and traditional American Indian music.

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photo: Will Maupin

“Martha Redbone’s voice held both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing.” The New York Times


Santa Barbara Premiere

Alan Cumming Legal Immigrant

Fri, Feb 1 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

“He’s an icon to behold. He is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.” Billboard

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $75 / $45 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Philip Toledano

Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur – Alan Cumming is many things to many people. The versatile actor, singer and author is well known for his unforgettable performance as Emcee in Cabaret and his ongoing role as host of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery. The Tony and Emmy award winner has also designed a fragrance, worked with Stanley Kubrick, voiced a Smurf and appeared in a Jay-Z video. Described as one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, the Scottishborn provocateur and storyteller-for-hire presents Legal Immigrant, a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland, America.

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Montreal-based Cirque Troupe

The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts)

“The right blend of dance and circus, theatre and spectacle.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Réversible

“Motion and emotion lifted to hypnotic heights.” The Boston Globe

Thu, Feb 7 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre $60 / $45 / $25 / $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photos: Alexandre Galliez, left inset: Yann Boyenval

Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, a playful and poignant exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Réversible, the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grandparents about their aspirations, struggles and secrets. Through astonishing acrobatics, aerial stunts and dynamic dance movement, the artists build an intergenerational bridge between past and present, then and now. “The collective virtuosity of this troupe is something to see – and, crucially, to feel” (The Boston Globe).

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One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution Sat, Feb 9 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$65 / $50 / $35 / $19 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“These men and women drum with their whole body: They are athletes as well as aesthetes.” The Economist

photos: Takashi Okamoto

Japan’s legendary drum ensemble Kodo is the world’s foremost professional taiko company. Exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for this vibrant living art form through its unstoppably energetic, intricately designed and meticulously choreographed performances. But it is the company’s rigorous training and tireless dedication that gives these drummers their unique edge. Their heartpounding live shows are a dizzying display of power and precision, “a celebration of music, of physicality, of life” (The New York Times).

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Two Evenings of Exquisite Musicianship – One Traditional Folk and One Classical

Danish String Quartet Frederik Øland, violin

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin

Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola

Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

“Do not lose track of this group. Even by today’s high standards, it offers something very special.” The Boston Globe Comprised of fierce friends who have been playing together since childhood, the Danish String Quartet has become the darling of A&L’s program for its profound and skillful interpretations of classical masters. The Nordic lads who possess “warmth, wit, a beautiful tone and technical prowess second to none” (NPR) will once again dazzle Santa Barbara with the same irresistible energy that thrills audiences worldwide with two programs: a rousing evening of traditional music from their homeland and a classical evening that highlights their “flawless intonation, infectious energy and masterly poise” (Huffington Post).

Last Leaf: A Nordic Folk Program

Classical Program

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CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$40 / $10 UCSB students

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“The quartet’s crystalline sound conjures a magical atmosphere and nods to the strident tone of Nordic fiddle playing.” The Strad (U.K.)

“A truly fab four in Santa Barbara… leave it to these Danes to show Haydn’s surprise harmonies.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

In this sublime foray into the rich Nordic music tradition, the Danish explore folk treasures in what they call “a nice little niche somewhere between traditional folk and classical music.”

Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, op. 20, no. 2 Abrahamsen: String Quartet No. 1 (“10 Preludes”) Nielsen: String Quartet No. 3, op. 14

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Wed, Feb 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

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photo: Caroline Bittencourt

Tue, Feb 12 / 7 PM / Rockwood


Santa Barbara Debut 18-piece String Orchestra

A Far Cry

Fri, Feb 15 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

“A thoroughly modern, centuryspanning, globe-trotting sonic adventure. Catch the group live.” Boston Magazine

UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$35 / $9 all students (with valid ID)

photo: Yoon S. Byun

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Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied” (The New York Times). In the self-conducted orchestra, decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players, a structure that has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative and unpredictable programming and has engendered collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Roomful of Teeth, the Silkroad Ensemble and Vijay Iyer. Now, the Boston-based ensemble makes its Santa Barbara debut with a program reflecting the group’s ambition and creativity.

Program J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3 Bartók: Divertimento Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae

Santa Barbara Debut

New York Polyphony Origins Wed, Feb 20 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$35 / $9 all students (with valid ID) A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Chris Owyoung

“Singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure.” The New Yorker Among today’s foremost vocal chamber ensembles, New York Polyphony explores the boundaries between ancient and modern music. The Grammy-nominated group will perform its provocative program Origins. Centered on the Missa Charles Darwin, Origins honors the compositional and harmonic conventions of its musical antecedents, but replaces sacred texts with excerpts from Darwin’s writings. Composed by Gregory Brown, the Missa Charles Darwin became the inspiration behind his brother Dan Brown’s latest novel in The Da Vinci Code series. This superb music investigates the intersection of faith and reason and the quest for a greater understanding of life’s mysteries.

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“[Jessica Lang Dance] has a knack for conceiving a complete universe in each dance – distinctive in its look and mood, sound and atmosphere.” Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara Debut

Jessica Lang Dance Company Jessica Lang, Artistic Director Thu, Feb 21 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Sharen Bradford

New York-based Jessica Lang Dance – a magnificent company of 10 dancers – will debut a repertoire rich in stunning movement, dynamic visuals and beautiful cinematic composition. A 2014 Bessie Award recipient, Lang seamlessly incorporates dramatic design elements that transform classical ballet language into artfully crafted contemporary works. JLD’s program – Lines Cubed, The Calling, Glow, Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought and Thousand Yard Stare – teems with an array of striking choreography and imagery.

Snarky Puppy Sun, Feb 24 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$55 / $40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

Direct from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Snarky Puppy comes to Santa Barbara with an irresistible mix of funk, fever and finesse. The Brooklynbased collective features a revolving cast of up to 25 musicians who work with some of the biggest names in music (Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg). Considered one of the hottest jazz/R&B outfits on the planet, Snarky Puppy is a three-time Grammy Award-winning group making “music for your brain and booty.” Don’t miss this rollicking evening with the most explosively funky mega-band in the land.

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photo: Vincent La Gallic

“A barnstorming, groove-centric instrumental act with a rabid fan base and a blithely unplaceable style. And if the name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably just a matter of time.” The New York Times


An Evening with

Annie Leibovitz

Thu, Feb 28 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $75 / $45 / $15 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Annie Leibovitz

“Whether she’s photographing the famous and powerful – or simply the woman next door – Annie always captures something unexpected and deeply personal.” – Oprah Winfrey

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. Throughout her career, Leibovitz has created work that generates conversation, whether outrage, admiration, shock or some amalgam of all three. A Library of Congress Living Legend, Leibovitz’s lens both captures and shapes America’s modern landscape.

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Santa Barbara Debut

Beatrice Rana, piano Sun, Mar 3 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$35 / $9 all students (with valid ID) A Hahn Hall facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Marie Staggat

“Her playing has all the sustained force and perfectly weighted brilliance you could want, but has a glint in its eye, too.” The Guardian (U.K.) 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 Program the heart of a program that Chopin: Études, op. 25 reveals the possibilities in piano Ravel: Miroirs technique. Stravinsky: The Firebird (arr. Agosti)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Lambert Orkis, piano Fri, Mar 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

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“Her performances are immaculate, mercurial moments played with the utmost clarity and with intonation that never falters.” The Strad (U.K.) 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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Program Sebastian Currier: Aftersong Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 Debussy: Violin Sonata Mozart: Violin Sonata, K. 454 Poulenc: Sonate pour violon et piano

photo: Stefan Höderath/Deutsche Grammophon

“When Anne-Sophie Mutter plays, you listen. With a violinist so sturdy in tone, intense in emotion, and steely in technique, there’s actually no choice.” The London Times


Two Nights! Two Programs!

“It seems as though there is no challenge the Joffrey Ballet can’t meet… artistic director Ashley Wheater has figured out that his team thrives when it refuses to get comfortable.” Chicago Tribune “The Joffrey dancers, costumed and lit and shockingly talented, are like a rock concert for the eyes.” Huffington Post

Tue, Mar 5 & Wed, Mar 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $85 / $65 / $45 / $20 UCSB students photos: Cheryl Mann; dancer Rory Hohenstein (inset)

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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. These tour-de-force, wide-ranging programs display the inestimable skill of The Joffrey Ballet’s dancers, classically trained to the highest standards, and the company’s unique, inclusive perspective on dance.

Tue, Mar 5 (Program A) George Balanchine: The Four Temperaments Nicolas Blanc: Beyond the Shore Alexander Ekman: Joy

Wed, Mar 6 (Program B) Justin Peck: In Creases Nicolas Blanc: Encounter Alexander Ekman: Joy Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Mammatus

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Lisa Genova Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s Sat, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall MIND & BODY SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.” – Oliver Sacks

photo: Greg Mentzer

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova. She will share the latest science investigating the disease and promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain. Dedicated to demystifying neurological disorders, Genova has penned the New York Times bestselling novels Still Alice (now a major motion picture starring Julianne Moore), Left Neglected, Love Anthony and her latest, Every Note Played.

Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival Across the Great Divide: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band

Dustbowl Revival’s “upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear.” LA Weekly

Tue, Apr 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$38 / $25 / $15 UCSB students With a reputation for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows, the hot jazz and Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown sets up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent, U.K.). Dustbowl Revival is a roots orchestra of eight members who play it all, mashing a vibrant mix of vintage Americana into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Each band brings their musical alchemy to the Santa Barbara stage in a celebration of The Band, and 50 years since the legendary group’s debut albums Music From Big Pink and The Band.

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George Hinchliffe’s

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Thu, Apr 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall $50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “Sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing.” The New York Times The world-renowned all-singing, allplucking ukulele superstars – who last year celebrated “30 plucking years” of ukulele action – are back with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter and superlative entertainment. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding, EDM and Spaghetti Western in this uplifting night of “unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof ” (The Sunday Times, U.K.).

Sō Percussion Amid the Noise Sat, Apr 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

photo: Evan Monroe Chapman

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students Hailed as an “experimental powerhouse” (Village Voice), Brooklyn-based Sō Percussion’s innovative work explores the extremes of emotion and musical possibility. For Amid the Noise, a set of short pieces framed by drones and subtly changing harmonies, the quartet expands its percussive arsenal with wood planks, metal pipes, a toy piano – even duct tape.

“Startling technique and almost inhuman precision… skating without a ripple between classical minimalism, hushed gamelan textures and ambient electronics.” Pitchfork “An exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” The New Yorker

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60th Anniversary

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant Mon, Apr 8 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “Perhaps the brightest star among jazz singers under 40.” Los Angeles Times “Perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing and a deep connection to lyrics.” The New York Times A young jazz star with an old soul, Cécile McLorin Salvant is among the most exciting singers of her generation. Credited with carrying on the legacy of legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the Santa Barbara favorite returns as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, featuring several of today’s most remarkable young jazz talents performing familiar jazz standards, forgotten folk songs, rare blues tunes and unique compositions.

Jennifer Koh, violin Shared Madness 2 Fri, Apr 12 / 7 PM / St. Anthony’s Chapel HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

$35 / $10 UCSB students

Featured Composers: Philip Glass David Lang Bryce Dessner Andrew Norman Kaija Saariaho and others

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Beloved violinist Jennifer Koh returns to perform part two of her acclaimed program Shared Madness. The ambitious project tells the story of a community of artists who wrote short works for Koh as repayment to the benefactors who helped her purchase a violin in exchange for new music. Comprised of 31 specially-commissioned pieces by contemporary-music luminaries, “each piece [is] a virtuoso caprice that was about the violin and the violinist… Shared Madness is a sharing of Koh’s vastness” (Los Angeles Times).

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photo: David Bazemore

“Koh’s recital would surely have felt special any place, given her ability to hold an audience spellbound for 90 nonstop minutes of new music… enhanced by a reverberant enveloping acoustic that gave Koh’s violin a lustrous aura.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times


Santa Barbara Debut

The Gloaming Sun, Apr 14 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

“A concert to blaze in the memory... a band to shroud that music in a fine mizzle of mystery once more.” Sydney Morning Herald

GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

photo: Rich Gilligan

$40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students Evocative of the spare serenity of the Irish countryside, the music of The Gloaming is both deeply familiar and consistently surprising. Merging Irish tunes, sean nós (old style) singing and instrumental explorations over a backbone of spare minimalism, these five accomplished musicians – fiddle master Martin Hayes, Hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and singer Iarla Ó Lionaird along with New York pianist Thomas Bartlett and Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill – carve new paths connecting the Irish folk tradition and New York’s contemporary music scene.

Dan Buettner and David McLain The Search for Longevity Mon, Apr 15 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall MIND & BODY SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

photo: Theo & Juliet (Dan Buettner); David McLain

$35 / $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID) “Few people bring the unique perspective to this mess of questions [about happiness] like Dan Buettner.” The Atlantic When it comes to what it takes to live a long, happy life, most people are misguided or just plain wrong. So what really works? Bestselling Blue Zones author Dan Buettner and award-winning photographer David McLain wanted to find out. They’ve spent two decades studying the lifestyles of the happiest, healthiest and oldest people on earth, from the Silk Road to the Mayan ruins, the Great Barrier Reef and the jungles of the Amazon. From food, family and staying active to, yes, drinking red wine, Buettner and McLain will share the secrets to living longer and better lives.

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Ballet Preljocaj

Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director

La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall)

“Angelin Preljocaj is one of France’s foremost contemporary dance choreographers, known for intensely physical, formally complex pieces that often invoke narrative without making it explicit.” The New York Times

Tue, Apr 16 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$60 / $45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“[A] dark and splendid ballet… La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) has a dark beauty, it is a masterly mise en abyme of the hypnotic power of images.” L’Humanité (France)

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. “Infused with sensual beauty” (Le Figaro, France), it immerses the audience into the fantastical world of Pu Songling’s “The Painted Wall” with riveting choreography augmented by evocative sets, videos and an electro-fusion score by Nicolas Godin (co-founder of Air). Demonstrating Preljocaj’s “clean, clear lines and virtuosic speed and coordination” (The New York Times), ideas of illusion, transcendence and the place of art in today’s society are omnipresent in this contemporary work for 10 dancers.

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Anoushka Shankar Wed, Apr 17 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

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“No one embodies the spirit of innovation and experimentation more evidently than Anoushka Shankar.” – Nitin Sawhney, producer and composer 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. The six-time Grammy nominee and daughter of the late musical guru Ravi Shankar is advancing the Shankar legacy formidably into the future. “Expect to be thoroughly intoxicated” (TimeOut) as she reflects on her journey so far; drawing on classical ragas and experimenting with new ideas in a cross-cultural dialogue that showcases the versatility of the sitar across musical genres.

Michael Pollan How to Change Your Mind Tue, Apr 23 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre MIND & BODY SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Jeannette Montgomery Barron

“With The Omnivore’s Dilemma, he changed the way we approach our food – and his new book could transform how America thinks of psychedelics.” Rolling Stone You know author Michael Pollan from his blockbuster books The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, Food Rules and Cooked (now a Netflix documentary series). With How to Change Your Mind, Pollan now offers a brilliant investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs. Exploring their use on difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, Pollan also tells the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences. Join us for this gripping journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self and our place in the world.

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World Premiere photo: Todd Rosenberg

Co-commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures 20th Anniversary Tour

Silkroad Ensemble Heroes Take Their Stands Fri, Apr 26 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

$55 / $45 / $35 / $15 UCSB students photo: David Bazemore

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“A roving musical laboratory without walls.” The Boston Globe “The most happening, up-to-the-minute players in the known world and a constantly evolving repertoire of brilliant, genredefying new music.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

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Program Pauchi Sasaki:

Elektra

Colin Jacobsen:

Arjuna at Kuru: Discourse with Lord Krishna Jason Moran:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Kayhan Kalhor:

Siavosh in Touran: Farewell to his Wife and Horse Zhao Lin:

Dou E at Chuzhou

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photo: Liz Linder

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble will perform the world premiere of a bold new project, Heroes Take Their Stands. This evening-length multimedia program tells the stories of five heroic figures from diverse cultures – from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Elektra of Greek mythology, to Arjuna of Hindu epic poetry – capturing the drama of the moral borderland between conflicting values, and asking, “What does it mean to take a stand in a moment of moral uncertainty? What does an everyday hero look like? And how can an ordinary person make a difference?” Arts & Lectures is thrilled to be the lead commissioner on this new project with the renowned Silkroad Ensemble and its collaborating partners, including Bharatanatyam dancer Aparna Ramaswamy (working with Colin Jacobsen) and puppeteer/filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian (working with Kayhan Kalhor).


Special Event

Yo-Yo Ma

Culture, Understanding & Survival Sat, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10 MARQUEE SERIES ADD-ON, SEE PAGE 8

$125 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $85 / $65 / $50 / $25 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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“[Yo-Yo Ma] somehow found time to go past the cello and refashion himself into something bigger... He is the consummate ‘citizen musician.’” The Washington Post

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will discuss the role of culture in creating a strong society, drawing on examples from his own life as a musician and citizen. Mr. Ma’s presentation is rooted in the belief that at a moment when our world is challenged by the pace of change and the divisions it can create, culture’s ability to create and share meaning is essential to shaping the next stage in our evolution. Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his enduring belief in culture’s power to generate trust and understanding. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, collaborating with communities and institutions to explore culture’s social impact or engaging unexpected musical forms, Yo-Yo Ma strives to foster connections that stimulate the imagination and reinforce our humanity.

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“A thrilling display... 14 stomping, drumming, roaring men pounded rapid-fire rhythms into the ground with many Wed, May 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre surfaces of their feet – heels, toes, FAMILY FUN SERIES, SEE PAGE 18 inside and especially outside $45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price edges – and with spinning boleadoras.” Powerhouse Argentina-based company Che Malambo is back with a footThe New York Times stomping, boleadora-twirling, bombos-beating vengeance after delivering the Genuine Gauchos from Argentina

Che Malambo

photo: Slawek Przerwa; left inset: Diane Smithers

surprise hit of A&L’s 2016-2017 season with their Santa Barbara debut. 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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Dorrance Dance Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director Sun, May 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

“There are funky grooves and joyous ones and acoustic tapping of terrific complexity and cogency.” The New York Times

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$45 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Elliott Franks; Matthre Murphy (inset)

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. The MacArthur Fellow returns with a mesmerizing eveninglength work that combines rhythm with interactive electronic music technology. The entire stage is an instrument as eight incredible dancers on electronic tap boards – plus three musicians playing live – become an orchestra creating an exciting visual and auditory polyphony that merges modernity and tradition into pure bliss.

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Back by Popular Demand

David Sedaris

Fri, May 3 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“He’s smart, he’s caustic, he’s mordant, and, somehow, he’s... well, nice.” Toronto Globe and Mail “Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.” Chicago Tribune

photo: Adam De Tour

With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris is one of America’s most celebrated humor writers. A master of satire beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Santa Barbara’s favorite comedic darling returns on the heels of Calypso, his new collection that takes a self-deprecating look at life, growing older and beach vacations. Fans and newcomers alike will be richly rewarded by this sidesplitting evening with the man Entertainment Weekly dubs “the preeminent humorist of his generation.”

Neil Gaiman Sat, May 11 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$45 / $30 / $15 UCSB students “[Gaiman] is, simply put, a treasure house of story, and we are lucky to have him in any media.” – Stephen King

One of the greatest living storytellers, Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories and nonfiction for readers of all ages, including The Sandman comic book series, Stardust, American Gods and Coraline. Among many, many awards, he has won both the Newbery and Carnegie medals. Described by The Guardian as “a thesaurus of myth,” his latest book Norse Mythology is a suspenseful and dazzling retelling of Norse myths. 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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photo: Kyle Cassidy

“Original, engrossing,and endlessly inventive.” – George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


The Classical Music Event of the Season Joshua Bell, violin Steven Isserlis, cello Jeremy Denk, piano Tue, May 7 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

$85 / $60 / $45 / $19 UCSB students

“Friendship is indeed the bond that links together the choices of repertoire here, as well as the dream team of performers who join together to interpret them.” Strings Magazine

A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Shervin Lainez

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. Violinist Joshua Bell, British cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk are not only among today’s most notable musicians, but also compelling ambassadors who have defined what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Together, these masters at the top of their crafts bring bravura, beauty and “magical intimacy” (The Strad, U.K.) to a program rich in Romantic melody and color.

Program Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66 Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67 Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

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Star performers. Brilliant minds. Emerging talents.

How is this possible? How does a community the size of Santa Barbara enjoy this level of arts and culture? It’s possible because of you, that’s how. Your contributions, memberships, series subscriptions and all-around enthusiasm directly support Arts & Lectures’ work in the cultural life of our community.

Why support Arts & Lectures? “We support Arts & Lectures because we believe in the transformative power of education and the arts. A&L’s incredible roster of visiting artists and speakers challenges and inspires audiences of all ages to be creative, stay curious, expand their minds, improve themselves, and be more engaged in the world around them. As Community Partners, we are proud that our support has increased A&L’s impact on the vibrant cultural life of our community. ”

– Community Partners Natalie Orfalea and Lou Buglioli with former Vice President Joe Biden

– A&L Leadership Circle members Hollye & Jeff Jacobs with actor Bill Murray

“The A&L performances and lectures are diverse, thought-provoking and world-class. A&L also enriches the whole community by facilitating student (K-12 and University) and community interaction with the artists and lecturers. We are so glad to be a part of A&L!”

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Invitation(s) to Intermission Lounge in the McCune Founders Room at A&L performances and lectures at The Granada Theatre

Complimentary ticket exchange when your plans change

Invitations to A&L fundraisers

Opportunity to attend master classes and other educational outreach activities

Invitations to Producers Circle Receptions with featured artists and speakers, and to A&L’s exclusive Season Announcement Party

VIP Ticketing and Concierge Service and Priority Seating

Opportunity to bring guests to a select A&L public event

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An Evening with Anthony Bourdain A Benefit for UCSB Arts & Lectures

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Education for All

Making bold moves. Sharing big ideas. Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with UCSB students at Campbell Hall.

For 60 years, Arts & Lectures has brought the world’s greatest artists and thinkers to the Santa Barbara community, enriching the lives of children and adults of all ages and backgrounds. And we’re not stopping! With your help, we’ll continue to do this, now and forever. “If you want to find leverage to change the world, find a student.” – Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and humanitarian

Our gratitude to the following education sponsors: WILLIAM H. KEARNS FOUNDATION

A&L’s award-winning educational outreach program serves more than 30,000 community members annually. Here are just a few examples of what we do: • 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 • School-time presentations for students at The Granada Theatre • Lecture-demonstrations and artist panels in University classes

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• Master classes for students and community members

Connie Frank & Evan Thompson

• Post-show Q&As with audiences of all ages

Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

• Free family performances in underserved neighborhoods

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Please consider a contribution to A&L’s educational outreach programs.

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Bringing people together to celebrate culture, language and heritage, ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a leader in community arts outreach. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to bring accessible, highquality programming to schools and neighborhood venues across Santa Barbara County, serving young students, at-risk youth, local musicians and dancers, and families with free performances and educational outreach activities. Each year, Viva artists travel from Carpinteria to New Cuyama, from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria, and more, reaching more than 15,000 county residents, sharing joy and cultural traditions that enliven our community.

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Special Thanks University Support

Arts & Lectures would also like to thank the following supporters:

Thanks to Chancellor Henry T. Yang and Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall for their support of the program. Thank you to the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships. A&L thanks UCSB students for their continuing support through activity fees. These funds directly support reduced UCSB student ticket prices and educational outreach by A&L artists and authors who visit classes.

Public Lecture Support

Granting Organizations • Audacious Foundation • Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation • William H. Kearns Foundation • The Léni Fund • National Endowment for the Arts • Natalie Orfalea Foundation • Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture • Santa Barbara Foundation


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Subscriptions on Sale: Wed, Jun 13 at 10 AM Single (non-subscription) Tickets on Sale: Sat, Aug 4 at 10 AM How to Order Online: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Phone: (805) 893-3535 In Person: A&L Ticket Office, building 402 on the UCSB campus Mail: Send order form with payment to the Ticket Office address above Mobile App: Available from the Apple App and Google Play stores (Subscriptions not available for purchase via mobile app) Ticket prices are subject to change. Prices published in this brochure are valid through Aug 31, 2018 and after that are subject to change. Fees All tickets subject to service charges ($12 for subscription orders, $5 for non-subscription orders placed online, by phone or by mail). A facility fee may be added to each ticket price. Service charges and facility fees are subject to change without notice. Student and Youth Discounts Only full-time UCSB students who have completed enrollment are eligible to purchase UCSB student-rate tickets (one ticket per ID). UCSB students must show a valid UCSB student ID at the time of purchase and at the event, or be charged the difference for a general public ticket. Any high school or college student who purchases a discount ticket (“All student” or “Youth”) must show current student ID at the door, or be charged the difference for a general public ticket. Group Sales Groups of 20 or more are invited to take advantage of special rates for select events. Call (805) 893-3449 or email info@ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. Authorized Sellers 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. Ticket Exchanges Exchanges are available to subscribers. Non-subscribers may only exchange tickets for a different performance of the same event for a $4 fee per ticket. Tickets for exchange must be received by the A&L Ticket Office at least two full business days prior to the event. Tickets are exchanged at face value and are subject to availability. Tickets of a higher value exchanged for a lower value are considered an even exchange; tickets exchanged for a higher value need the difference paid. Gift certificates are not issued as a credit for returned tickets.

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Unused Tickets/Tax-deductible Donations Unused tickets may be donated back to A&L as a tax-deductible contribution. Tickets must be received by the A&L Ticket Office at least two full business days prior to the event. It is the policy of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation that a portion of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds. Lost Tickets Tickets can be replaced only for reserved-seating events. Contact the Ticket Office in advance of the event for replacements. Refunds and Canceled Performances All sales are final. Refunds are granted only for canceled performances not replaced. If a performance is canceled, you will receive a full refund or a credit toward another A&L performance that you request. Service charges may not be refundable. Due to the nature of live events, artists, venues, programs, dates and times are subject to change. Services for Patrons with Disabilities

A&L is committed to making events accessible to all who wish to enjoy them. For more information about disability-related accommodations, including wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, large-print programs and seating for patrons with special needs, please call our Ticket Office. Late Seating A&L makes every effort to begin events at the published start time. Patrons who arrive after a performance has begun will not be seated until an appropriate point in the program determined by the artist. Suitability for Children With the exception of our Family Fun series, A&L’s performing arts season is designed primarily for adult audiences. If you have questions about the appropriateness of an event, please don’t hesitate to call. Each child, regardless of age, must have a ticket and sit in a seat. 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. Venues A&L presents performances at UCSB Campbell Hall and the following locations. Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. St. Anthony’s Chapel, 2300 Garden St. Rockwood at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, 670 Mission Canyon Rd. Parking at the UCSB Campus UCSB charges $4 for evening and weekend parking For patron convenience, Arts & Lectures sells open-dated UCSB evening and weekend parking permits for $4 with ticket purchase (not available online). They will be mailed to you with your tickets. When you arrive on campus, write the date on one of your permits in ink and display it on your dashboard. Unused or lost permits cannot be refunded or replaced. Parking rates subject to change.

UCSB Arts & Lectures Season Brochure, Issue# 2018-2019. This free publication is printed annually. Arts & Lectures, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030


2018 - 2019 Season September 29 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Spaces featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes October 4 Soweto Gospel Choir 9 Preet Bharara, Ethics and the Law 10 Aida Cuevas, A Tribute to Juan Gabriel 13 Company Wang Ramirez, Borderline 14 Cirque Mechanics, 42FT 16 Seong-Jin Cho, piano 18 Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now 20 St. Paul & The Broken Bones 21 Ojai Storytelling Festival on Tour 23 Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer November 1 Joan Baez, Fare Thee Well... Tour 2018 3 Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra 7 David Miliband 13 Compagnie Käfig, Pixel 16 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra 28 The Tallest Man on Earth 29 Jake Shimabukuro December 1 The Okee Dokee Brothers 4 Kronos Quartet 5 Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen 11 Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin 16 The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show January 11 Jon Batiste, solo 22 Madeleine Albright 2 3 & 24 Quote Unquote Collective, Mouthpiece 25 Leonidas Kavakos, violin 26 Black Violin, Classical Boom Tour 27 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 28 George Saunders in Conversation with Pico Iyer 29 Martha Redbone February 1 Alan Cumming, Legal Immigrant 7 The 7 Fingers (Les 7 doigts), Réversible 9 Kodo, One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution 12 & 13 Danish String Quartet 15 A Far Cry 20 New York Polyphony, Origins 21 Jessica Lang Dance Company 24 Snarky Puppy 28 Annie Leibovitz March 3 Beatrice Rana, piano 5 & 6 The Joffrey Ballet 8 Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin 9 Lisa Genova, Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s 10 Mountainfilm on Tour Kids’ Showcase 14 Susan Orlean in Conversation with Pico Iyer April 2 Hot Club of Cowtown & Dustbowl Revival 4 Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 6 Sō Percussion, Amid the Noise 8 Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant 12 Jennifer Koh, violin; Shared Madness 2 14 The Gloaming 15 Dan Buettner and David McLain, The Search for Longevity 16 Ballet Preljocaj, La Fresque (The Painting on the Wall) 17 Anoushka Shankar 23 Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind 26 Silkroad Ensemble, Heroes Take Their Stands 27 Yo-Yo Ma, Culture, Understanding and Survival May 1 Che Malambo 3 David Sedaris 5 Dorrance Dance 7 Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Jeremy Denk 11 Neil Gaiman 16 Andrew Solomon in Conversation with Pico Iyer

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UCSB Arts & Lectures - Season Brochure 2018-2019  
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