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2019 - 2020 SEASON


Dear Friends, Welcome to the Arts & Lectures 2019-2020 Season of performances, lectures, special events, surprises, imaginings, creative adventures, intellectual breakthroughs, moments of bliss and wonder. We may not deliver all that in one evening, but I am certain that we will experience all of that and more this season. Because what you see on stage is only the beginning: Arts & Lectures is all ages, all over town, all the time – under the banner of “Access for All.” For the intellectually curious, we have – • more new ideas and thoughtful wisdom from Pico Iyer and friends in our popular Speaking with Pico series; • historian Jon Meacham refocusing our sights on America then and now; • author Tara Westover’s thirst for knowledge and appreciation of what it means to be Educated.

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For the artistically adventurous – • Tokyo’s all-male Sankai Juku dance theater in emotionally rich, hauntingly beautiful body movement; • innovators Jon Boogz & Lil Buck take street dance styles to the next level; • violinist Jennifer Koh and her innovative collaborators bring us the world premiere of a new multimedia work. For the culturally passionate – • Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, the original Glinda in Wicked; • tales and stories from Itzhak Perlman, a life on the concert stage; • the 50th Anniversary of iconic American company Dance Theatre of Harlem;

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• a truly masterful Chamber Arts series with top-ranked musicians and inventive collaborations. And so much more! Subscribe today – you’ll be glad you did. With deepest gratitude,

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director P.S. Don’t miss our new History Matters series. Because it does! My dad was a junior high school history teacher for 38 years, and he’d agree.

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AccessAccess for All for All

All ages. All over town. All the time. “For 60 years, A&L has challenged us to become not just the most beautiful place to live in America but also one of the world’s most thoughtful and compassionate societies... espousing a vision of life here that’s equally oriented toward wholeness and virtuosity.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

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cover photo: Pierre Manning; photo 1: Grace Kathryn Lindelien; photos 2-6 & above: David Bazemore

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Corporate Season Sponsor

Community Partners

& Lou Buglioli 1. Actor and jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum with UCSB students at his Santa Barbara debut with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra 2. Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro performs for more than

1,100 elementary school children at The Granada Theatre as part of A&L’s Arts Adventures program 3. Silkroad Ensemble performs the world premiere of Heroes Take Their Stands, co-commissioned by A&L 4. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks to UCSB Honors students 5. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis teaches a Jazz for Young People program to more than 1,300 school children at The Granada Theatre 6. The Joffrey’s Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc teaches a community dance class Above: Yo-Yo Ma coaches UCSB student Katrina Agate in a cello master class Front cover: Cirque Eloize, Hotel (Feb 18) Opposite page inset: Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta Billeci with Wynton Marsalis


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Discounts. When you subscribe, you’ll receive up to 25% off single ticket prices.

Ticket exchanges. We know that plans sometimes change, which is why subscribers can take advantage of fee-free exchanges up to two full business days before a performance. (See inside back cover for details.)

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Good things come to those who act now! Subscriptions are filled in the order received, so the earlier you buy, the better your seats. August 9 is the last day subscribers still get first dibs on this season’s events; single tickets go on sale August 10.

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Season Highlights!

Philip Glass

Kristin Chenoweth

Bryan Stevenson

Yuja Wang

Rosanne Cash

Buddy Guy

America Ferrera

Itzhak Perlman

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Mar 4

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For subscriber priority and the best available seats at the best price, order by Friday, August 9. For non-subscribers, single tickets will go on sale August 10.

Martha Graham Dance Company

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A scintillating lineup of international and American companies that showcase the new and legendary masters of today’s modern dance-scape

Dance ser i es

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U.S. Premiere

Sankai Juku

Meguri

Fri, Oct 4 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre 50th Anniversary

Dance Theatre of Harlem Wed, Nov 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre The Eve Project

Martha Graham Dance Company Fri, Jan 24 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre From Brazil

Grupo Corpo Tue, Feb 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre From France

Lyon Opera Ballet Thu, Apr 2 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre New York B-Girl

Ephrat Asherie Dance Thu, May 14 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall – Optional add-on event, save 20% –

Spain’s Flamenco Master

Farruquito

Tue, Nov 5 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

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Marquee ser i es

Profound and surprising evenings with revered cultural ambassadors sure to spark surprise and delight

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert Wed, Oct 2 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

BĂŠla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer Sat, Oct 19 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Itzhak Perlman

Stories of His Life and Career Tue, Jan 21 / 6:30 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre

Buddy Guy Jimmie Vaughan Charlie Musselwhite Sat, Mar 7 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

Gautier Capuçon, cello Yuja Wang, piano Mon, Apr 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

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Homegrown musical marvels expressing the heart and soul of Americana

Roots ser i es

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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Sat, Dec 14 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky

Sun, Jan 26 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall An Evening with

Chris Thile

Tue, Feb 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal Wed, Mar 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Nashville Roots Trio

The Wood Brothers Fri, Mar 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

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Word of Mouth ser i es

Provocative, inspired evenings with cultural trailblazers that put resilience, civil discourse, food and friends front and center

Tara Westover

Educated

Tue, Oct 1 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

America Ferrera in Conversation Fri, Oct 11 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre

David Brooks

The Quest for a Moral Life Tue, Feb 11 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre Chefs in Conversation

Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi Fri, Apr 3 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Bryan Stevenson

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Sun, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre – Optional add-on event, save 20% –

Itzhak Perlman

Stories of His Life and Career Tue, Jan 21 / 6:30 PM (note special time) Granada Theatre

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

Jazz

ser i es

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Chucho Valdés and Band

Jazz Batá

Sun, Oct 20 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

A Tuba to Cuba: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

with Yusa and special guests Thu, Nov 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Sammy Miller and The Congregation Thu, Feb 13 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Fri, May 1 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

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Chamber Arts ser i es

Musicians at the height of their artistry, and their forward-looking collaborations, ignite chamber music today

Danish String Quartet with the Danish National Girls Choir Tue, Nov 12 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Jay Campbell, cello Sat, Jan 25 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

Daniil Trifonov, piano Fri, Feb 7 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet Tue, Apr 7 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Stile Antico

Breaking the Habit Sat, Apr 25 / 7 PM / Trinity Episcopal Church

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Exploring America’s defining moments, then and now, with preeminent historians and thinkers of our time

History Matters ser i es

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Elaine Weiss

The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Sun, Nov 3 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall

Douglas Brinkley

John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Thu, Dec 5 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Jon Meacham

America Then and Now Thu, Jan 30 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Jill Lepore

This America: The Case for the Nation Fri, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Sat, Apr 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

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Global Sounds ser i es

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Spain’s Flamenco Master

Ukrainian Avant-garde Folk Band

Tue, Nov 5 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

Thu, Apr 9 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova

Sufi Chants of Pakistan

Farruquito

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

DakhaBrakha

Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Sun, Nov 17 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Thu, Apr 16 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

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Vanguards of music and movement expand the possibilities of their artistry

Hear & Now ser i es

World Premiere Co-commissioned by Arts & Lectures

Fri, Nov 1 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

The 38th Parallel

Street Dance Innovators

Jennifer Koh and Jean-Baptiste Barrière Wed, Apr 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Jon Boogz & Lil Buck

Brooklyn Rider

Wed, Jan 22 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Tue, Apr 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Love Heals All Wounds

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Hip-Hop Orchestra

Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)

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Pioneering String Quartet

Healing Modes

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Up Close & Musical ser i es

Z.E.N. Trio Tue, Oct 22 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

Hanzhi Wang, accordion Sat, Feb 1 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall

MiloĹĄ and Friends

The Voice of the Guitar

Sun, Feb 23 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall

Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble Sat, Mar 7 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall

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Be the first to witness music’s rising stars in an intimate setting of acoustic excellence


Speaking with Pico series

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

20th Century Music Phenom

Philip Glass Thu, Oct 3 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall Promethean composer Philip Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. He is also a born storyteller and an acutely insightful interpreter of life and creativity, whether reflecting upon his time as a taxi driver in gritty 1970s New York, making eloquent observations on Buddhism in the West or examining music’s relationship to the global soul.

MacArthur “Genius” and Award-winning Religious Scholar

Elaine Pagels Thu, Jan 9 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall Renowned scholar Elaine Pagels is the National Book Award-winning author of the groundbreaking work The Gnostic Gospels and bestselling books including Beyond Belief, Adam, Eve and the Serpent and Revelations. In her newest, most personal book, Why Religion?, Pagels looks back on a rich life of learning, writing, loving, suffering and seeking truth.

Critically-acclaimed Novelist

Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiction Writer

Mohsin Hamid

Elizabeth Strout

Fri, Apr 17 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall

Tue, May 12 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall

Known for his ingeniouslycrafted literary works, the Pakistan-born novelist Mohsin Hamid has quickly emerged as a clarion voice of his generation. The awardwinning author takes on ethnic identity, class disparity and mass-urbanization in his bold, inventive novels including Exit West, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Moth Smoke.

An award-winning author and New York Times Best Seller List mainstay, Elizabeth Strout captivates audiences with her finely-drawn characters, incisive prose and her powerful ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Strout’s lauded collection of works of fiction include the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys and My Name Is Lucy Barton.

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Be a kid again! Exciting events for the whole family! (Best for ages 6 and up)

National Geographic Live Building the Photo Ark

Nouveau Cirque From Quebec

Sun, Oct 13 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall “My goal is simple: to get the public to care and save species from extinction.” – Joel Sartore

Sun, Feb 9 / 6:30 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre “FLIP Fabrique projects an irrepressible spirit of fun and, yes, it’s catching.” The New York Times

FLIP Fabrique Blizzard

Photographer Joel Sartore

Photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark project is the largest archive of its kind with nearly 8,000 images of the world’s species and counting. His stunning, provocative portraits convey a powerful message: To know these animals is to save them.

New Show!

Yamato Taiko Drummers Sat, Apr 4 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall “Pure energy meets spiritual high.” The Scotsman (U.K.) Marking Yamato’s 25th anniversary, this thrilling, high-energy kaleidoscope of sound takes their virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance to a new level in a tremendous blend of skill, physicality and discipline.

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What if winter took over, blanketing our entire world with snow? Get lost in a moment of white wonder as expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a crazy, fun blizzard to live original music. Also available on the Create Your Own series

Action-packed Theater From Australia

Circa: Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Sat, May 2 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall “Manic and magical.” The Guardian (U.K.) Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling as daredevil artists and an accordionist fuse physical comedy and mischievous antics in this family show with a circus twist.

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Back by Popular Demand / Hip-hop Extravaganza

Black Violin Impossible Tour

Tue, Jan 28 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre “An unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” The Miami Herald Violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip-hop influences for an unforgettable fusion of strings, beats and rhythms, spreading a message of positivity and encouragement with an irresistible genre-shattering sound. Also available on the Create Your Own series

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For maximum flexibility, select your favorite 6 events from the 2019-2020 lineup to create your own series* and save 10% on each ticket.

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Time 100 Most Influential People of 2019

Tara Westover Educated

Tue, Oct 1 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$40 / $25 / $10 all students (vith valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Spend an evening in the company of Tara Westover, whose bestselling memoir, Educated, has captured worldwide attention. Growing up in rural Idaho in a radical, survivalist family, Westover had no birth certificate, no medical care and no formal schooling. At age 17, she decided to educate herself, escaping her family to eventually earn a doctorate from Cambridge University. Westover’s redemptive story shows how a young woman’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge leads her to break ties from an early life of hardship and brutality. From her unique experience, she explores the tension between loyalty to one’s family and loyalty to oneself and tells a universal story about the transformative power of education.

Special Event!

Philip Glass in Conversation with Pico Iyer Thu, Oct 3 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall SPEAKING WITH PICO SERIES, SEE PAGE 17

$45 / $25 / $10 UCSB students

photo: María Cristina Moreno

“Few composers of our time have dismantled the barriers between the music of the people and the music of the elite more consistently and creatively than Philip Glass.” The Guardian (U.K.)

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Promethean composer Philip Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times through an extraordinary body of work that has become part of our cultural soundtrack. Glass is also a born storyteller and an acutely insightful chronicler of life and creativity, whether reflecting upon his time as a taxi driver in gritty 1970s New York, making eloquent observations on Buddhism in the West or examining music’s relationship to spiritual yearning and social justice. This special evening with Philip Glass and Pico Iyer, created for this series only, brings together two unique and commanding cross-cultural interpreters for an intimate conversation about life, creativity and the global soul.

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photo: Lorentz Gullachsen

“Tara Westover is living proof that some people are flat-out, boots-always-laced-up indomitable.” USA Today


Santa Barbara Debut

Kristin Chenoweth in Concert Wed, Oct 2 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

$150 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $100 / $75 / $50 / $25 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Ms. Chenoweth always radiates a pleasure in performing that carries across the proverbial footlights… She’s like a singing ray of sunshine.” The New York Times “Chenoweth is the human version of just-popped champagne.” The Daily Beast

photo: Gian Di Stefano

A wildly talented and versatile star of Broadway, television and beyond, Kristin Chenoweth commands the stage with her brilliant voice, unparalleled panache and downhome charm. A vocal powerhouse, Chenoweth won a Tony Award for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and was nominated for her original role as Glinda in Wicked. A television favorite, she won an Emmy Award for her role on Pushing Daisies and was nominated for an Emmy (twice) and a People’s Choice Award for her performance on Glee. In this intimate evening, the treasure of stage and screen shows off her sparkling demeanor and uncanny ability to shift between showtunes, gospel, country, pop and more as she performs standards and classics from Broadway to Hollywood.

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U.S. Premiere

Sankai Juku

Direction, Choreography and Design by Ushio Amagatsu

“One of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen.” The New York Times

Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

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

“The singular glory of Sankai Juku is that it achieves almost pure metaphor.” Time

With its sublime visual spectacles and deeply moving theatrical experiences, Tokyo’s all-male Butoh company Sankai Juku is known the world over for its elegance, refinement, technical precision and emotional depth. Over the past 40 years, Artistic Director Ushio Amagatsu has become one of today’s leading choreographers. Sankai Juku will perform the U.S. premiere of one of Amagatsu’s strongest works, Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land. Set against a relief of sea lily fossils, this exquisite performance is a poetic meditation on the passage of time, symbolized by the circulation of water and the seasonal transformation of the earth.

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photo: Sankai Juku

Fri, Oct 4 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre


Actor, Director, Producer and Activist

America Ferrera in Conversation

Fri, Oct 11 / 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

“Onscreen, Ferrera’s characters are pretty phenomenal... But for all their Hollywood pluck, they still don’t shine quite as brightly... as the actress playing them. Of course, they’re not trying to save the nation.” The New York Times

photo: Adam Franzino

“My identity is not an obstacle – it’s my superpower.” – America Ferrera

An award-winning actor, director, producer, activist – not necessarily in that order – Ferrera believes stories have the power to make people better and uses her voice to speak up for more humanity and justice in the world. Best known for her role as Betty Suarez in the hit television comedy Ugly Betty, Ferrera also stars in Superstore and the documentary series America Divided. A longtime advocate for human and civil rights, she spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on behalf of women’s rights and immigration and was a chair for the Artists’ Committee for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. She has served as an artist ambassador for Save the Children and is co-founder of Time’s Up and HARNESS, an organization connecting storytellers and activists to amplify the cultural narrative around social justice. Ferrera is helping to shape the world she wants to live in, and in this wide-ranging talk and moderated Q&A, she’ll inspire you to do that, too.

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Trio’s First Santa Barbara Appearance

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer with Rakesh Chaurasia “Simply the best at what they do… they’re world-class masters of the banjo, the bass fiddle and the tabla [who] conquered mere technical prowess long ago.” NPR

Sat, Oct 19 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8 Three of the most limitless creators and composers in the history of music, Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Edgar Meyer (double bass) have each put forth an unprecedented array of projects that touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world. Coming together as a trio of musical masters and genre-benders, these longtime friends and innovators create a fusion that is uniquely their own. With astonishing virtuosity and 20 Grammy Awards between them, Fleck, Hussain and Meyer move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and North Indian music, crossing sonic borders in an alchemical evening of magic that must not be missed.

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photo: Jim McGuire

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Cuban Jazz Legend

Chucho Valdés and Band Jazz Batá Sun, Oct 20 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$55 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “Valdés’ explorations of the African influences in Cuban music are so profound that he is revered by musicians who play jazz, dance music, Buena Vista styled classic Cuban son, and even the island’s hip-hop community.” NPR

photo: Carol Friedman

A protean performer who has been a singular force in music for more than half a century, Chucho Valdés’ unprecedented synthesis of folkloric Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock, funk and jazz opened up vast new musical frontiers. His most recent project, Jazz Batá, revisits an exceptional early experiment pairing a piano jazz trio with batá drums, sacred instruments used in Santeria rituals. The influential Cuban pianist, composer and arranger revamps that formative project, leading his youthful, powerhouse band of bass, congas and batá in this upbeat night with the “founder of the definitive contemporary Cuban jazz” (Billboard).

Santa Barbara Debut

Z.E.N. Trio

Zhang Zuo, piano Esther Yoo, violin Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Program Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, op. 148 Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67 Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, op. 8

Tue, Oct 22 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$30 / $9 UCSB students

photo: Marco Borggreve

“Each of the three is a bold, imaginative and inspiring performer: never eclipsing their colleagues but… dazzling in their own right.” Cambridge Independent (U.K.) An enthralling ensemble of electrifying performers, the Z.E.N. Trio is made up of three standout solo musicians – pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan – who captured the music world’s attention as BBC New Generation Artists. Coming together as Z.E.N., their name is more than an acronym for their initials. It represents the philosophy with which they approach chamber music making: forgoing the self for total togetherness.

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Santa Barbara Debut

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Fri, Nov 1 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

$35 / $20 / FREE for UCSB students

Oakland’s groundbreaking hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) incorporates elements from hip hop and classical, creating a unique hybrid that reimagines the role of music and culture in civic engagement. Founder and composer JooWan Kim, classically trained in composition at Berklee College of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, fell in love with hip hop’s spirit of disruption. Merging the two influences, the innovative 10-piece ensemble – two MCs, winds, strings, piano, drums and a lyric soprano – brings its cutting-edge stylings to renditions of Wu-Tang Clan and original songs alike.

Elaine Weiss The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote Sun, Nov 3 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall HISTORY MATTERS SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “A genteel but bare-knuckled political thriller… Weiss’ narrative is energetic and buoyant even at the most critical moments.” Ms. Magazine The prize-winning journalist and author of the blockbuster book The Woman’s Hour, Elaine Weiss recounts the riveting story of one of America’s greatest battles: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. In her “gripping account… of courage and cowardice” (The Wall Street Journal), Weiss draws powerful parallels to today’s political environment. Extolling Weiss’ narrative as “both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader,” former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is teaming up with Steven Spielberg to bring this triumphant episode of American history to the small screen.

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photo: Pat Mazzera

“Hip hop is the new great American art music and Ensemble Mik Nawooj is on the cutting edge of it.” Huffington Post


Spain’s Flamenco Master

Farruquito

“I’ve never seen any flamenco dancer with such dynamic variety.” The New York Times

Tue, Nov 5 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14 DANCE SERIES ADD-ON, SEE PAGE 7

$75 / $55 / $40 $15 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“Raw, visceral, and executed with blazing intensity and immediacy.” The Boston Globe

photo: Matthew Bledsoe

Journey into the very spirit of flamenco with one of the most famous names of the art form. Born into a flamenco dynasty, Andalusian “flamenco puro” royalty Farruquito weaves an ancestral spell, blending fiercely stunning and intricate rhythmic foot patterns – performed at harrowing speeds – with elegant and expressive body movements. With his masterful ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians, “the greatest flamenco dancer of the century” (The New York Times) displays his technical prowess, dramatic flair and brilliant sense of invention in “quite simply… one of the most exciting flamenco shows in recent memory” (The Boston Globe).

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Santa Barbara Debut

Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director Wed, Nov 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$80 / $65 / $45 / $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The occasion is major.”

The New York Times

“One of ballet’s most exciting undertakings.”

Celebrate 50 years of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), a singular presence in the dance world presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. Founded in 1969 in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the beloved, multiethnic company of 17 dancers performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African-American culture. A multicultural institution with an extraordinary legacy, DTH brings bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world, carrying forward DTH’s message of empowerment through the arts for all.

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photo: Amanda Smith by Rachel Neville

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Two Nights! Two Programs!

Danish String Quartet Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin

Frederik Øland, violin

Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola

Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

The Nordic lads and fierce friends who’ve captured the hearts of Santa Barbara’s music lovers and the world with their “warmth, wit, beautiful tone and technical prowess second to none” (NPR) are returning with two evenings of exquisite musicianship – a spirited concert featuring the 50-voice Danish National Girls Choir followed by a profound evening of classical masterworks by Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Performing with the 80-year-old Danish National Girls Choir Phillip Faber, Chief Conductor

Only U.S. Date!

Tue, Nov 12 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$65 / $45 / $30 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

Witness our beloved Danes performing with one of the best girls' choirs in the world – 50 sparkling voices featuring a selection of Danish songs, hymns, modern compositions and pop songs. Not to be missed!

Danish String Quartet Concert Wed, Nov 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $10 UCSB students “The playing is exquisitely refined… thought-provoking, and often startlingly beautiful.” Gramophone (U.K.) “A truly fab four.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Program J.S. Bach: Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861 (arr. Förster)

photo: Kim Leland

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, op. 132 Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 13

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Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Sun, Nov 17 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$55 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “There has been no name more synonymous with the musical art form than bossa nova legend Sérgio Mendes.” Phoenix New Times “Bebel Gilberto has carved her own distinct niche [while staying] true to her roots.” The Adelaide Review Bossa nova was born on July 10, 1958, at the old Odeon recording studios in Rio de Janeiro, when a João Gilberto recording marked the beginning of a musical and cultural phenomenon. In this worldwide celebration, two of its reigning superstars and their bands span the breadth of Brazil’s best-known musical style, transporting us to today’s hottest music clubs and the Rio beaches of yesterday. A multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sérgio Mendes is one of Brazil’s most internationally-renowned artists of all time. Bebel Gilberto – daughter of João Gilberto – is a thrilling vocalist steeped in the genre.

A Tuba To Cuba: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

“[Preservation Hall’s] Ben Jaffe is an evangelist for the music’s ability to bridge colors and cultures.” The New York Times

with Cuban singer Yusa and special guests Thu, Nov 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

photo: Josh Goleman

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students

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Holding the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band finds its classic sound invigorated by the band’s life-changing journey through Cuba, an island integral to the evolution of jazz and New Orleans culture. The iconic septet – in collaboration with acclaimed Cuban singer Yusa – will deliver an immersive concert experience drawing on music from their recent album, So It Is, and cinematic visuals from the new documentary A Tuba to Cuba. Discover the musical links between the Big Easy and Havana in an uplifting evening that brings the sounds of New Orleans jazz together with the rhythm and soul at the heart of Cuban music.

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Relationship and Intimacy Expert

An Evening with

Esther Perel Wed, Dec 4 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre $40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Karen Harms

“One of the most influential and well-known psychotherapists in the world… [Perel] explores the one subject she believes interests every human: relationships.” New York Magazine Groundbreaking couples psychotherapist Esther Perel believes that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Perel is the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. Her riveting podcast, Where Should We Begin?, brings listeners inside her private sessions addressing everything from sexlessness to grief. Through her international work on erotic intelligence, trauma, sexual honesty and conflict resolution, Perel invites a more nuanced conversation about our transgressions and provides a daring framework for understanding the intricacies of love and desire.

Douglas Brinkley American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Thu, Dec 5 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall HISTORY MATTERS SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.” – President John F. Kennedy Monumental in his contribution to American culture, award-winning historian and perennial bestselling author Douglas Brinkley takes the historical lessons of the past and applies them to the present and our future. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, his new book American Moonshot takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge and America’s race to the moon. Brinkley pays homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity and the boundless American spirit through his vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful and turbulent eras in the nation’s history.

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“Rich, hugely approachable, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious... It seems to speak to just about everybody.” The Washington Post

A Santa Barbara Tradition Back by Popular Demand

Pink Martini Sun, Dec 8 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre $150 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $60 / $50 / $40 / $20 UCSB students

photo: Autumn DeWilde

An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

The internationally-acclaimed “little orchestra” Pink Martini will deck the hall with festive holiday songs from around the globe, from timeless classics to rarely heard gems. At what is sure to be the best holiday party you’ll attend this year, they will perform tracks from their holiday album, Joy to the World, with classics like “White Christmas” alongside Hebrew prayers, Chinese New Year tunes and a samba-inspired version of “Auld Lang Syne,” as well as crowd favorites from their non-holiday albums. “This multi-denominational, multicultural jubilee overflows with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family” (NPR). Pink Martini’s infectiously joyous music will have you dancing in the aisles.

Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with very special guests Jim & Morning Nichols Sat, Dec 14 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$60 / $45 / $15 UCSB students

Two-time Grammy-nominated guitarist Tommy Emmanuel’s career speaks to his musical diversity, stretching from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock shredding by way of tender and devastating pure song playing. One of Australia’s most respected musicians, the legendary guitarist’s unique style is akin to the way a pianist plays piano, using all 10 fingers to play the parts of an entire band – melody, rhythm, bass, drums and more – on one guitar. Widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, Emmanuel will be joined by special guests to revisit his recent album, Accomplice One, featuring collaborations with some of today’s finest singers, songwriters and guitarists.

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photo: Simone Cecchetti

“Delivers the goods with a beam on his face and a deftness and agility of touch that leaves you wide-eyed.” The Australian Times


75th Birthday Celebration!

Special Event An Evening with

Itzhak Perlman

Stories of His Life and Career Tue, Jan 21 / 6:30 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8 WORD OF MOUTH SERIES ADD-ON, SEE PAGE 10

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

photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

“Itzhak Perlman has had a five-star career, made fivestar recordings and remains indelibly a five-star presence on the concert platform.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Join us for Itzhak Perlman’s special 75th birthday celebration, a uniquely personal multimedia experience that finds the beloved violin virtuoso sharing stories from his life and career and performing with longtime pianist Rohan De Silva. Since his U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show as a child more than 60 years ago, Perlman has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Kennedy Center Honor, 16 Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. Along the way, he has shared his love for music with everyone from connoisseurs to Oscar the Grouch. This extraordinary event promises to be an exceptional evening with one of classical music’s singular figures.

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Street Dance Innovators

Jon Boogz & Lil Buck Love Heals All Wounds

“Lil Buck and Jon Boogz… share a mission: nothing less than to improve the world through dance.” The New York Times

Wed, Jan 22 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15 Two of today’s most eminent and exciting artists – hip-hop phenoms Jon Boogz and Lil Buck – join forces in Love Heals All Wounds, a soul-stirring program that brings their intricate hybrid of street dance styles born from popping and jookin into orbit with a stellar cast of movement artists, live musicians and the powerful spoken-word artist Robin Sanders. This all-star ensemble takes on vital issues that we face as a global community – climate change, mass incarceration and immigration – through jaw-dropping dexterity, multimedia scenography and spectacular synergy. Their revelatory collaboration builds joy and compassion while pushing the evolution of dance.

photo: Tim Salaz

$40 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

Includes World Premiere Commission by Arts & Lectures

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Jay Campbell, cello Sat, Jan 25 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$40 / $9 UCSB students

Firebrand Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinksaja returns by popular demand following her standout West Coast recital debut last season. A megawatt star, “Kopatchinskaja now inhabits this realm of startling musical innovation with an absolute conviction that’s thrilling to behold” (Santa Barbara Independent). She and her frequent collaborator cellist Jay Campbell – praised by The New York Times for his “electrifying performances” which “conveyed every nuance” – have been credited for reviving the art of the string duo. Their diverse program spans a millennium, from 11th century traditional music to the world premiere of a new piece commissioned by A&L.

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photo: Julia Wesely

“She is the great violinist who not only can, but who dares.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times


Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project Janet Eilber, Artistic Director Fri, Jan 24 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$65 / $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see.” The Washington Post

photo: Xin Ying in Martha Graham’s Chronicle by Hibbard Nash Photography

“One of the seven wonders of the artistic universe.” The Washington Post

Martha Graham is inarguably the mother of American modern dance. One of the greatest artists of the 20th century – and a graduate of Santa Barbara High School – she forever altered the fabric of dance by creating an entirely new style of movement. She made a lasting impact as a groundbreaking choreographer who influenced generations of artists. Today, the Martha Graham Dance Company exemplifies all she stood for and keeps her spirit of ingenuity alive by showcasing Graham masterpieces and new works inspired by her legacy. In celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the company has created The EVE Project, a collection that makes bold statements about female power, placing signature Graham classics – including Diversion of Angels and Chronicle – alongside new commissions.

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Gullah Music of the Carolina Coast

Ranky Tanky

Sun, Jan 26 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$38 / $25 / $15 UCSB students “One of the greatest gifts of the year.” Afropop

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

“Unfamiliar enough to be surprising, and yet familiar enough to provoke swinging hips and nodding heads… It’s the best of both worlds.” Paste Magazine Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet exploding onto the music scene with their inspired take on soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture, mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. In the unique Creole mix of African and English that has shaped art, language and attitude, their name means “work it” or “get funky” – yes they do, and yes you will! Following a standout performance at the 2017 GlobalFest and a top-charting debut album, the exuberant group comes to Santa Barbara for the first time to have you dancing in the aisles.

“Black Violin upends cultural and musical stereotypes… An unexpected blend of classically trained musicianship and hip-hop beats and inventiveness.” The Miami Herald

Back by Popular Demand

Black Violin Impossible Tour

Tue, Jan 28 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre FAMILY FUN SERIES ADD-ON, SEE PAGE 18

$45 / $30 / $19 UCSB students and youth (18 & under) A one-of-a-kind mash-up of classical, hip hop, rock and R&B with a message, the classically-trained string duo Black Violin – Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola) – fuses the sounds of today with classical virtuosity. Or, in the words of Black Violin, “It’s a party, man.” Adding DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes to the lineup, the group has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aretha Franklin and Tom Petty. They’re bringing their chart-topping, genre-bending, stereotype-busting sound on the Impossible Tour, proving that there are no limits to what we can achieve, regardless of circumstance.

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photo: Albert Manduca

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Jon Meacham America Then and Now: What History Tells Us About the Future Thu, Jan 30 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre HISTORY MATTERS SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

photo: Gasper Tringale

“He has seen how American politics works close up... yet he has remained uncynical. He is an adroit and appealing storyteller.” The New York Times One of America’s great public intellectuals and a skilled raconteur, Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Jon Meacham brings a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs that helps us understand how historical events and current issues intersect to impact our lives. The esteemed presidential biographer of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush, he delivered a eulogy at President Bush’s funeral. Meacham’s recent collaboration with country music legend Tim McGraw celebrates the music that helped to shape the nation, and his recent book, The Soul of America, examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.

Santa Barbara Debut

Hanzhi Wang, accordion Sat, Feb 1 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$25 / $9 UCSB students “Nothing beats the plaintive lusciousness of Wang’s instrument of choice... her Carnegie Hall debut [was] one of THE big accordion events of the year.” New York Music Daily

photo: Matt Dine

“A Chinese artist who honed her craft in Copenhagen is helping to promote the squeezebox’s potential in classical music.” Musical America, New Artist of the Month With impeccable technique and captivating stage presence, classical accordionist Hanzhi Wang comes to Santa Barbara following debuts last season at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Wang’s mastery of her instrument is complemented by her creative programming, spanning her transcriptions of Baroque music, delightful tangos and contemporary works written for the instrument and for Wang herself. A 2017 Young Concert Artists First Prize Winner, her unconventional embrace of keyboard repertoire makes her an enthralling standout among today’s rising stars.

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Back by Popular Demand

An Evening with

Chris Thile Tue, Feb 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$55 / $40 / $15 UCSB students “Let it be known: Chris Thile is amazing… A graceful and soulful singer, relaxed raconteur, dazzling virtuoso, gifted composer and all-around charmer.” The Washington Post Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist who transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres. With a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else, the Southern California native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and now hosts the acclaimed radio program Live From Here. Through his wide-ranging output and collaborations with the who’s who of musicians including Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma, Thile is creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

Santa Barbara Debut All-Bach Program

Daniil Trifonov, piano

“One of the most awesome pianists of our time.” The New York Times

Fri, Feb 7 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall $40 / $25 / $19 UCSB students

“He is, no other word, a phenomenon.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov’s performances are a perpetual source of awe, combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth. “He has everything and more… tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” marveled pianist Martha Argerich. In his spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator and composer, Trifonov recently added his first Grammy for Best Instrumental Solo Album to his considerable string of honors – including Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year. With “playing that can only be described as a visceral experience” (The Washington Post), Trifonov makes his dazzling Santa Barbara debut in an all-Bach program anchored by “The Art of Fugue.”

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photo: Dario Acosta

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Nouveau Cirque From Quebec

FLIP Fabrique Blizzard

“FLIP Fabrique projects an irrepressible spirit of fun and, yes, it’s catching.” The New York Times

Sun, Feb 9 / 6:30 PM (note special time) / 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

With some of today’s most exciting circus performers, live original music and breathtaking visual poetry, FLIP Fabrique’s brand new cirque show Blizzard is taking the stage by storm! What if winter took over, outside in the streets and inside houses, blanketing our entire world with snow? Blizzard is a crazy, fun and tender invitation to get lost in a moment of white wonder. Bringing the best in contemporary circus from Quebec to Santa Barbara, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a Blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path.

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David Brooks The Quest for a Moral Life Tue, Feb 11 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

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

photo: Howard Schatz

“Brooks, one of the most influential columnists of our time, tells a compelling redemption story.” The Washington Post David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with insight, humor and quiet passion. A New York Times op-ed columnist and regular guest on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political commentators. Now, he’s on a mission to help people live deeper and more joyful lives. The executive director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute, an instructor at Yale University and a bestselling author, Brooks’ newly-published book, The Second Mountain, explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

“This is feel-good party jazz, harking back to the ’20s and ’30s. It’s brassy, stomp your feet and dance music, and it’s got the raw, uplifting vibe of a New Orleans street parade.” SF Weekly

Thu, Feb 13 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

photo: Brittany Hallberg

$38 / $25 / $15 UCSB students

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Drummer Sammy Miller makes no bones about it. He wants to bring jazz to the people and he’s found true believers in the young members of his six-piece Congregation. Evangelists of swing, they’ve earned an avid New York City following by drawing on a century of American songs, inviting listeners in with familiar melodies and rollicking rhythms. Miller, a Grammynominated, Juilliard-trained, Los Angeles native has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good. As a band, The Congregation shares the power of community through their globally conscious music – joyful jazz – spreading joy throughout the world.

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“A particularly stunning amalgam of theater, modern dance, original music... and top-notch circus skills.” Time Out, New York “The glamour of a high-flying hotel has found a natural bedfellow in the glamour of contemporary circus... It’s a stylistic match… Beautiful images and inventive acts.” The Toronto Star

Tue, Feb 18 / 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

Montreal’s Cirque Eloize blows into town with an elegant new work to celebrate its 25th anniversary. A combination of acrobatics, theater, dance and live music, Hotel channels Art Deco-era Hollywood glamour. A leader in contemporary circus, Cirque Éloize is reinventing circus as many of us still know it, while featuring classic acts like the Cyr wheel, juggling, hand-to-hand, aerial ropes and straps, clowning and the Chinese pole. Hotel balances thematic rigor with physical risk and a jazzy score featuring vocals and piano, plus instruments played by the performers.

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Anita Hill From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment Wed, Feb 19 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall $35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “Hill was transformed into a symbol and catalyst for the #MeToo movement in support of sexual-harassment victims, decades before it had a name.” The New Yorker

photo: PR Newswire

A women’s rights icon, attorney and powerful advocate for equality, Anita Hill brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront of our national conversation 28 years ago in her testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Clarence Thomas. Hill’s bravery empowered women from all walks of life to fight sexual harassment and helped foster equality for women in the workplace. Hill finds echoes in the #MeToo movement, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings and today’s volatile social and political climate. A professor at Brandeis University, Hill continues to inspire others to speak truth to power in order to foster true change.

Presented in association with the UCSB Feminist Futures Initiative

Jill Lepore This America: The Case for the Nation Fri, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall HISTORY MATTERS SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$35 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “The most prolific, nimble, and interesting writer of American history today, vigorously kicking at the past until she dislodges it from the ossifying grip of received wisdom.” The Washington Post Leave it to Jill Lepore to offer a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of our divided nation. The latest masterpiece from the award-winning Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of books including The Secret History of Wonder Woman, These Truths explores our past in order to understand the present and prepare for our future. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Lepore’s newly-released follow-up, This America, makes a stirring case for the nation.

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Santa Barbara Debut

Miloš and Friends The Voice of the Guitar Sun, Feb 23 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$35 / $9 UCSB students

photo: Melanie Gomez Photography

“One of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarists today.” The New York Times A young star who has revitalized the role of the guitar in classical music, Miloš Karadaglić is one of the “champions of the classical guitar who have shaped its sound in the last century” (BBC Music Magazine). His vast talent expands traditional and contemporary repertoire with skillful and imaginative arrangements, whether he is playing classical works or on his album devoted to the music of The Beatles. Making his long-awaited Santa Barbara debut with a string quartet and double bass, Miloš will display his full range in an exciting program that includes works by J.S. Bach, Villa-Lobos, Granados, Duplessy and Lennon & McCartney.

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal She Remembers Everything Wed, Mar 4 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

$65 / $45 / $15 UCSB students

Photo: Michael Lavine

Cash is “an intuitive performer who knows how to let a song be.” The Columbus Dispatch With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock and blues, Rosanne Cash’s voice and vision have captured American life for generations of fans. Following her tripleGrammy-winning album The River & the Thread, her new album She Remembers Everything is a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile world. Returning to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her southern roots and family heritage, Cash has embraced narratives of women survivors. With her own unique voice and approach and timeless and supremely poetic songwriting, Cash and John Leventhal, her partner in life and music, summon the spirit of this powerful material, rich with history, heartache, strength and humanity.

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“It is the sheer physical virtuosity of the company that is so impressive – the sinuous, athletic bodies seemingly inexhaustible.” Paulo Pederneiras, Artistic Director The Guardian (U.K.) From Brazil

Grupo Corpo Bach & Gira

Tue, Feb 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“The virtuosic dancers of the Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo carry fire in their veins and history in their muscles.” The Boston Globe

Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe Grupo Corpo returns with a phenomenal double bill of two wildly different works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range. In Gira, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras constructs a powerful glossary of gestures of praise and movement inspired by Afro-Brazilian religious rituals, set to music by the Brazilian fusion group Méta Méta. In Bach, the baroque world of J.S. Bach is made modern in a score by Marco Antônio Guimarães, with dancers in brilliant shades of gold, regal blue and black dropping from a set of enormous organ pipes. Grupo Corpo delivers a dazzling celebration of Brazil in all its diversity.

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Nashville Roots Trio

The Wood Brothers Fri, Mar 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall ROOTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 9

“They deliver nourishment for mind and body with great licks and even greater joy… There is something about The Wood Brothers’ music that serves to lighten the mood and elevate the spirits.” NPR

Nashville-based experimental roots trio The Wood Brothers combines a “rustic folk sound with a jolt of sonic and stylistic playfulness” (Aspen Times). With soulful vocals, rich harmonies, unwavering grooves and searing guitar work, bassist Chris Wood (also of Medeski Martin & Wood), his brother Oliver on acoustic and electric guitars and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix – who plays percussion and keyboards and sings, simultaneously – harness a kaleidoscopic array of influences and exemplary musicianship into a must-see live show. They received a Grammy Award nomination for their sixth and most recent album, One Drop of Truth, drifting effortlessly between styles as diverse as plaintive country folk and electrified blues funk.

Santa Barbara Debut

Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Program Schubert: Rondo in A Major, D. 438 Benjamin Attahir: Newly-commissioned work TBA Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20

Sat, Mar 7 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall UP CLOSE & MUSICAL SERIES, SEE PAGE 16

$40 / $9 UCSB students Formed in honor of its parent orchestra’s 20th year, the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble draws upon the orchestra’s highly-praised artistry in an intimate chamber formation. The orchestra, founded by renowned conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian scholar/ author Edward Said, brings together outstanding young Palestinian and Israeli musicians in a collaboration that supersedes national and cultural boundaries. The ensemble, created by violinist and concertmaster Michael Barenboim (Daniel’s son) extends the orchestra’s youthful energy, unique personality and profound message – “Equal in Music” – to a diverse program of works by Schubert and Mendelssohn and a recent composition by contemporary French composer Benjamin Attahir, who draws inspiration from both the West and East.

“No fine words were necessary, no heartfelt plea for peace… Young Israelis and Arabs joined… in a musical expression of solidarity.” The Guardian (U.K.)

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Photo: Marcus Höhn

Photo: Alysse Gafkjen

$42 / $30 / $15 UCSB students

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A Blockbuster Night of Blues

Buddy Guy

Jimmie Vaughan - Charlie Musselwhite

“A vibrant sense of love for his chosen genre that shines through on every cut.” American Songwriter Sat, Mar 7 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

$100 Gold Circle (preferred seating) $85 / $65 / $45 / $25 UCSB students An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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“Guy was, and IS, the king. The hottest ticket in town, and for good reason.” Chicago Tribune

“His delivery is as thick as molasses and as warm and rich as freshly ploughed soil on a Mississippi morning.” BluesWax

Three blues legends – a pair of guitar heroes and a revered harmonica player – come together for an unforgettable night of music. An eighttime Grammy Award-winner, Kennedy Center and National Medal of Arts honoree and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy is an American treasure, guitar master and ambassador of Chicago blues. Showcasing his slick chops, he’s joined by fellow fretboard phenomenon Jimmie Vaughan, an Austin icon who has proven his versatility with a four-decade career of Texas Roadhouse blues, roots and jazz and Charlie Musselwhite, a bluesman of the highest order whose Deltainfused harp glides seamlessly from blues to gospel to country.

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“One of France’s national treasures.” San Francisco Chronicle

West Coast Premiere

Lyon Opera Ballet Yorgos Loukos, Artistic Director Trois Grandes Fugues

“In Trois Grandes Fugues, the 35-member company brings together a magisterial trio of choreographers… With each of their highly individual settings we hear, see and feel Beethoven’s fugue in fabulously new ways.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Wed, Apr 1 & Thu, Apr 2 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$65 / $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

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France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of its acclaimed Trois Grandes Fugues, a revolutionary program featuring three responses to Beethoven’s beloved masterpiece “Grosse Fuge” by three major woman choreographers – France’s rebellious Maguy Marin, America’s meticulous Lucinda Childs and Belgium’s hypnotic Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The acclaimed 35-member company is known for its exceptionally ambitious and diverse repertory, showcasing a stunningly broad range of choreographers, from Merce Cunningham to William Forsythe. With this “simple yet audacious idea” (The New York Times), the company highlights different interpretations of choreography, movement and musicality, performed to the fullest by an extraordinary cast of dancers.

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Fri, Apr 3 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$70 / $50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“There is magic in the way Samin teaches. She wins you over immediately with an irresistible combination of warmth, honesty, deep understanding of cooking and that ebullient laugh of hers. If anyone can show us how to cook, it is Samin.” – Alice Waters, Time 100 “Yotam Ottolenghi may not have invented the way we like to eat now, savouring all those small plates of bright, zingy, cross-cultural and veg-forward flavours. But no one, perhaps, has done more to define it.” Vancouver Sun James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi will share their passion for everything food, inviting the audience along for a mouthwatering evening as they dish secrets from the kitchen. With a hit Netflix series, bestselling debut cookbook and New York Times food column, Samin Nosrat is the It Girl of the culinary world. Israeli-born London restaurateur and Guardian columnist, Yotam Ottolenghi is the bestselling author of beloved cookbooks including Jerusalem and his latest, Ottolenghi Simple. Nosrat’s anecdotes from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Ottolenghi’s restaurant tales will leave the audience hungry for more.

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Bryan Stevenson American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference Sun, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre WORD OF MOUTH SERIES, SEE PAGE 10

$50 / $35 / $20 / $10 all students (with valid ID) A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“[Stevenson] believes that the opposite of poverty is not wealth but justice; that all human beings are more than the worst thing they’ve ever done; and that racial healing cannot take place until the country faces the truth about its history.” The Washington Post For nearly four decades, Bryan Stevenson has advocated on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination in the criminal justice system. A MacArthur Fellow, he is an attorney, human rights activist, author of the bestselling book Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He recently spearheaded the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the first national memorial to victims of white supremacy. Now, he is the subject of HBO’s documentary True Justice, premiering in June. Spend an inspiring evening with one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates.

Only U.S. Appearance

Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet Frank Huang, violin Cynthia Phelps, viola

Sheryl Staples, violin Carter Brey, cello

Tue, Apr 7 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$65 / $40 / $15 UCSB students

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“Yefim Bronfman pushes [the] boundaries of what’s possible on piano. He demonstrated artistic finesse and surprising grace alongside the fabulous, fearsome technique that has made [him] a keyboard legend.” The Seattle Times A dedicated chamber musician in addition to his solo career, “Bronfman is a pianist with comprehensive skills who can seemingly play anything” (The New York Times). This exquisite concert sees Bronfman performing with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, the orchestra’s principal string players. Their radiant program includes Schumann’s sparkling, exuberant Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, the first piano quintet of the Romantic era, which served as the inspiration for Brahms’ own quintet.

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“The most unexpectedly successful, emotional performance... matched edgy, eerie harmony vocals with concertina, cello and percussion work, in an exhilarating set that seemed to sum up their country’s chaos and hope.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Named the Best Breakout Band at Bonnaroo by Rolling Stone

DakhaBrakha

Thu, Apr 9 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$38 / $25 / $15 UCSB students A sonic feast and visual spectacle, Kyiv’s DakhaBrakha weaves Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop and innovative and traditional instrumentation from around the world. Through its roots in experimental theater and six increasingly accomplished albums, the folk-punk quartet has honed its haunting musical approach, with unearthly vocal harmonies and thunderous percussion augmented by floating cello and accordion sonorities. With a name (ДахаБраха) that translates as “give/take” in Old Slavonic, DakhaBrakha’s self-proclaimed “ethno-chaos” music has one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in ancient Eastern European village culture.

Featured Artists from A World in Trance Festival

Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers Sufi Chants of Pakistan Thu, Apr 16 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall GLOBAL SOUNDS SERIES, SEE PAGE 14

$42 / $30 / $15 UCSB students “Jaw dropping performances… [wooing the crowds] through the beautiful recitations and narratives.” Lahore Daily Times Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers are making waves around the world for their riveting interpretations of qawwali, an ancient Sufi improvisational vocal tradition that dates back more than seven centuries. Akram and his brothers are the 26th generation of their musical lineage, trained in qawwali since childhood. With lively, rhythmic hand-clapping and drumming, joyous melodies, inspirational poetry and powerful call-and-response vocals, their mesmerizing performances include songs ranging from 13th-century mystical Persian poems to more recent Punjabi poems that speak of the intoxication of divine love.

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A new work by composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière and violinist Jennifer Koh World Premiere Co-Commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures

The 38th Parallel: A Contemporary Pansori

Wed, Apr 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

$40 / $20 / $10 UCSB students “Jennifer Koh is one of our most important violinists not just because she’s a very fine soloist, but because she is a prolific commissioner of contemporary music.” The New York Times

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A multimedia theatrical collaboration between celebrated violinist Jennifer Koh and composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière, The 38th Parallel is named after the line of latitude separating North and South Korea, an arbitrary divide of invisible borders that has transformed the lives of generations. The work incorporates the concept of pansori – a Korean genre of musical storytelling that combines music, visual art and movement – to recount a very personal story of the impact of immigration on three generations and two families. Conceptualized by the highly collaborative Koh, this work draws upon a cast of notable talents to create a revealing and deeply intimate portrait of identity and displacement.

Jean-Baptiste Barrière, music, video Aleksi Barrière, libretto, staging, video Jennifer Koh, concept, artistic direction Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines, translations and contributions to text Davóne Tines, bass-baritone ~ Camilla Hoitenga, flutes ~ Jennifer Koh, violin

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First Santa Barbara Appearance

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Sat, Apr 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall HISTORY MATTERS SERIES, SEE PAGE 13

$50 / $35 / $15 UCSB students “A history that very much needs telling and hearing in these times.” The New York Times

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Explore the history of African-American people with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians. Gates is the renowned author of 21 books – including his recently-published Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow – and creator of 15 documentaries, including PBS’ Finding Your Roots and Peabody Award-winning The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Gates’ vast narrative spans from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present, as well as the cultural institutions, political strategies and the perspectives African Americans developed against unimaginable odds.

“The eclectic New York–based string quartet is the ultimate transporter, known for creative programming and chameleon-caliber versatility.” Strings Magazine

Pioneering String Quartet

Brooklyn Rider Healing Modes

Featuring commissions from five women composers including Pulitzer Prize-winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun Tue, Apr 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall HEAR & NOW SERIES, SEE PAGE 15

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Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider returns with its new program, Healing Modes, which focuses on the healing properties of music, recognized from ancient Greek civilization to the field of modern neuroscience. At its center is “A Song of Holy Thanksgiving” from Beethoven’s Opus 132, written during a period of recovery in his own life. Brooklyn Rider performs the masterwork alongside responses commissioned from five women composers: Pulitzer Prize-winners Caroline Shaw and Du Yun, as well as Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank and Matana Roberts.

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The Must-see Classical Music Pairing of the Season!

Gautier Capuçon, cello Yuja Wang, piano

Program Chopin: Sonata in G minor, op. 65 Chopin: Polonaise brillante in C Major, op. 3 Franck: Sonata in A Major

Mon, Apr 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre MARQUEE SERIES, SEE PAGE 8

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

“[Wang] can create the startling juxtaposition of a flashy young star… while evoking the legendary piano gods of old playing warhorse concertos.”

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– Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

“[Capuçon is] the rare performer who can bring such ease and refinement to this music, while still giving everything he plays a sense of dramatic urgency.” San Francisco Chronicle Incandescent pianist Yuja Wang returns in an exceptional duo alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, her close friend and source of inspiration. One of the world’s finest performers celebrated for her keen musical insight and quicksilver versatility, Wang is an artist armed with the ability to challenge the status quo. Capuçon is acclaimed internationally for his deeply expressive musicianship and exuberant virtuosity. Their partnership promises consummate technical skills, inexhaustible creative imagination, unmatched artistry and charisma in abundance in this must-see recital of Chopin and Franck.

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Santa Barbara Debut Early Music Vocal Ensemble

Stile Antico

Breaking the Habit: Music by and for Women in Renaissance Europe Sat, Apr 25 / 7 PM / Trinity Episcopal Church CHAMBER ARTS SERIES, SEE PAGE 12

$40 / $15 all students (with valid ID)

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“Perhaps the most ravishing sound I heard this year.” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker The three-time Grammy-nominated group Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of Renaissance polyphony. Working without a conductor, this innovative 12-member ensemble presents fresh material, whether drawing out thematic connections between works to shine new light on early music, or premiering new works. Based in London, Stile Antico makes its Santa Barbara debut with a performance showcasing their highly-praised immediacy, expressive commitment, sensitive and imaginative response to text and compelling programming.

Back by Popular Demand

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Fri, May 1 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre JAZZ SERIES, SEE PAGE 11

$65 / $50 / $35 / $19 UCSB students A Granada facility fee will be added to each ticket price

“An ebullient mix of Afro-Cuban jazz, seventies funk and revamped standards… [with a] high-energy, horn-heavy sound.” Rolling Stone With his “virtuoso chops and capacious personality” (The Boston Globe), Jon Batiste “whips up excitement” (The Wall Street Journal) as the leader of the rip-roaring jazz-roots collective Stay Human, igniting the music world – and your TV – as Late Night with Steven Colbert’s house band. The Juilliard-trained jazz and R&B multiinstrumentalist has forged his own artistic path, from his particular brand of New Orleans-infused funk and pop to his eloquent solo album Hollywood Africans. Following his life-affirming Santa Barbara debut last season Batiste is back with the full force of his band, pounding the keys in a high-octane night of pure musical joy.

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Santa Barbara Debut

Ephrat Asherie Dance Ephrat Asherie, Artistic Director

Odeon

“Compact bursts of choreography with rapidfire changes in rhythm and gestural articulation.”

Thu, May 14 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall DANCE SERIES, SEE PAGE 7

$35 / $15 UCSB students

The New York Times

“The talented break dancer Ephrat Asherie is known in the dance world as Bounce... for her uncalculated, effervescent dancing.” The New York Times

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Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie has shown off her formidable street dance chops as a favorite member of Dorrance Dance. A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, the Israel native returns with her own company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street and social dance forms. Odeon, a new work for seven dancers and four musicians, brings together and remixes street and club dances including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, set to a mix of early 20th century romantic music and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

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Let’s make this happen! Stellar performers. Global thinkers. Creative achievers. Arts & Lectures is a community of artists, thinkers, explorers and doers. And you! You are part of how this works. Find your place in the Arts & Lectures landscape and play a critical role in the vibrant cultural life of our community. Sponsors, subscribers, contributors and advocates: How will you make a difference?

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“Thanks in part to Arts & Lectures, we can participate in an intellectually curious community. You’ll find people who ask questions and seek answers. It’s part of why we’re here.”

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“Thank you A&L for presenting such a variety of opportunities for us to explore new and exciting experiences. We believe that art plays a transformative role in society, one that enhances community and connects individuals. We love being part of the A&L family.”

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A&L’s educational outreach program serves more than 30,000 community members annually. Our gratitude to the following education sponsors:

The Danish String Quartet performs for students in BRAVO! at Monroe Elementary

“Arts & Lectures was established to promote the arts as an integral and necessary facet of education that elevates the human spirit, provokes the imagination, inspires personal discovery and intellectual inquiry, and sustains an inclusive and diverse community.” – Certificate of Commemoration presented by Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo, honoring UCSB Arts & Lectures on its 60th Anniversary Here are just a few examples of what we do:

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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings people together to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America, serving more than 15,000 each year throughout Santa Barbara County. Viva builds bridges through live performance, shared experience and joyful, personal discovery. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to present high-quality touring artists – Grammy winners and recognized cultural ambassadors – who share their knowledge, passion and commitment. Neighborhood spaces in schools, after-school programs and community centers come alive in these free programs for youth and families.

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¡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.

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Special Thanks University Support 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.

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Granting Organizations • Audacious Foundation • Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation • William H. Kearns Foundation • The Léni Fund • National Dance Project • 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 12 at 10 AM Single (non-subscription) Tickets on Sale: Sat, Aug 10 at 10 AM How to Order Online: www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu Phone: (805) 893-3535 In Person: Campbell Hall Box Office 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, 2019 and after that are subject to change. Fees All tickets subject to service charges ($15 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) 893-3535 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. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State St. 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# 2019-2020. This free publication is printed annually. Arts & Lectures, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030


2019 - 2020 Season October 1 Tara Westover, Educated 2 Kristin Chenoweth in Concert 3 Philip Glass in Conversation with Pico Iyer 4 Sankai Juku 11 America Ferrera in Conversation 13 Joel Sartore, Building the Photo Ark 19 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer 20 Chucho Valdés and Band, Jazz Batá 22 Z.E.N. Trio November 1 Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) 3 Elaine Weiss, The Woman’s Hour 5 Farruquito 6 Dance Theatre of Harlem 12 Danish String Quartet with the Danish National Girls Choir 13 Danish String Quartet Concert 17 Sérgio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto 21 Preservation Hall Jazz Band December 4 Esther Perel 5 Douglas Brinkley, American Moonshot 8 Pink Martini, Holiday Show 14 Tommy Emmanuel, CGP January 9 Elaine Pagels in Conversation with Pico Iyer 21 Itzhak Perlman, Stories of His Life and Career 22 Jon Boogz & Lil Buck, Love Heals All Wounds 24 Martha Graham Dance Company 25 Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin and Jay Campbell, cello 26 Ranky Tanky 28 Black Violin 30 Jon Meacham, America Then and Now February 1 Hanzhi Wang, accordion 4 Chris Thile 7 Daniil Trifonov, piano 9 FLIP Fabrique, Blizzard 11 David Brooks, The Quest for a Moral Life 13 Sammy Miller and The Congregation 18 Cirque Éloize, Hotel 19 Anita Hill 21 Jill Lepore, This America 23 Miloš and Friends, The Voice of the Guitar 25 Grupo Corpo March 4 Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal 6 The Wood Brothers 7 Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble 7 Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Musselwhite April 1 & 2 Lyon Opera Ballet 3 Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi 4 Yamato 5 Bryan Stevenson, American Injustice 7 Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet 9 DakhaBrakha 15 Jennifer Koh and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, The 38th Parallel 16 Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers 17 Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Pico Iyer 18 Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The African Americans 21 Brooklyn Rider, Healing Modes 25 Stile Antico, Breaking the Habit 27 Gautier Capuçon, cello and Yuja Wang, piano May 1 Jon Batiste and Stay Human 2 Circa, Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus 12 Elizabeth Strout in Conversation with Pico Iyer 14 Ephrat Asherie Dance

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