UCSB Arts & Lectures - Season Brochure 2021-2022

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2021-2022 Season

Memphis Jookin’: The Show Featuring Lil Buck


CREATING HOPE | 2021-2022

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Mar 8

The Wait Is Over. This is a time that calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage and Vision. Santa Barbara needs Hope, and Arts & Lectures is uniquely positioned to respond. A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change.

on campus in our community for each other

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Dear Friends, The Wait Is Over. Fueled with hope, we give you Arts & Lectures’ 2021-2022 season of performances, lectures and special events. Writing to you about hope remains a tricky business. When we launched our CREATING HOPE programming initiative in spring 2021, we stepped forward with programs to bring hope to our campus and community. And we remain deeply committed to this endeavor, as you’ll see reflected in the events throughout this brochure. We’re conscious that things are rapidly changing and our wish is to accommodate as much of our community as possible. An at-home live stream option will be available for many events this season for those of you who cannot attend in person.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Last year, we dug deep into systemic racism with our acclaimed Race to Justice series. This year, we’re widening the scope to look at injustices in a broader context, in our Justice for All series with public policymakers, courageous changemakers, and thoughtful writers and artists (see pp. 8-9). Please take a look at Soul of America (pp. 14-15), a salute to the many threads of truly American music, and Classical Greats (pp. 12-13), which showcases the familiar artists you want to hear from again and again. Plus special events with Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams, Silkroad Ensemble and a holiday spectacular with She & Him. We’ll also welcome back two of America’s greatest dance companies: The Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, each presenting two separate programs. Secure your tickets now for all four nights! (You know I will.) And if dance is new to you, don’t miss the Ailey company’s performance of their iconic work Revelations (see pp. 44-45). Because that, my friends, is CREATING HOPE.

Roxane Gay

John Leguizamo

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater

With deepest gratitude,

P.S. There’s no CREATING HOPE without our good friend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra! (See pp. 35)


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Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director

“Looking for reasons to be optimistic about the future? Look no further than UCSB Arts & Lectures.” – Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent

Yuja Wang Wynton Marsalis

The Joffrey Ballet The Wood Brothers above photo: Cheryl Mann; cover: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Nan Melville

Leonidas Kavakos

Community Partners

CREATING HOPE Lead Sponsors Marcy Carsey Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing Sara Miller McCune Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin Anonymous Martha Gabbert


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Ballet Hispánico, Jan 21


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Full-time, currently-enrolled UCSB students get significant discounts on single tickets, and free admission for select events. Student-rate tickets will be available starting September 8.

Buy with Confidence At-home Options Last season, virtual events were an essential way to stay connected. Going forward, we envision at-home viewing options as a complement to – but not a replacement for – the in-person experience. To that end, many 2021-2022 events will include a live streaming alternative (available with regular ticket purchase).

Returns & Exchanges With changing public health guidelines, we want to make buying tickets as easy as possible and provide you with the certainty that your investment in Arts & Lectures is one we take seriously. We’ll continue to offer flexible ticket returns and exchanges for the 2021-2022 season. (See page 71 for details.)

Health & Safety As we return to theaters and live events, the well-being of our students, patrons, artists, staff members and community is paramount. Protocols for attending in-person events will be developed in conjunction with evolving state, local and university health guidelines, and we appreciate your flexibility as these are updated over the course of the season. Visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu/SeasonFAQs for the latest information about protocols. Prices printed in this brochure are subject to change.

We look forward to welcoming you back to live events!

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series Justice for All confronts the inequalities that shape our policies, our institutions and our lives. Our collective awakening demands a just, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world, one which frees us to thrive. In this series public figures, organizers, thinkers and doers expose deeply embedded injustices and call for a more equitable future.

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Oct 10

Julián Castro

Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Presidential Candidate

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Feb 25

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Roxane Gay Roxane Gay Author and Social Commentator Author and Social Commentator

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Jan 12


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Amanda Nguyen

Sexual Assault as a Civil Rights Issue

Nov 10

Jan 20

Andrea Elliott

Annette Gordon-Reed

Award-winning Investigative Journalist

Harvard Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian

Nov 18

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning Poet and Cultural Critic

is a revolutionary act

Nov 3

Warrior Women Film Screening and Conversation with Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

Apr 12

Everything Rises Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines World Premiere / A Musical Reckoning

Feb 2

John Leguizamo

Tony Award-winning Broadway Star


Dance series Groundbreaking choreography, power, flair and finesse are the hallmarks of these dazzling American companies.

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One of America’s Cultural Treasures

Ballet Hispánico

Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years Jan 21 Featuring the Music of D’Angelo

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

An Untitled Love Feb 13 Street Dance Phenomenon

Memphis Jookin’: The Show

Featuring Lil Buck Mar 8 Two Nights! Two Programs!

Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater Apr 13 & 14 (choose one)

The Joffrey Ballet May 11 & 12 (choose one)


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Two Nights! Two Programs!

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photo: Paula Lobo

Classical Greats series Revered musical superstars shine bright in recitals evoking the expressive power of music.

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A Sublime Musical Pairing

Leonidas Kavakos, violin Yuja Wang, piano Nov 12 Celebrated Violin Virtuoso

Joshua Bell, violin Peter Dugan, piano Feb 3 Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year

Daniil Trifonov, piano Apr 30 Dazzling French Masters

Gautier Capuçon, cello Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano May 4


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Soul of America series From jazz to bluegrass and beyond, homegrown marvels illustrate America’s heart and vibrant musical history.

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Soulful Roots Trio

The Wood Brothers

with special guests Oct 12 Music Without Borders

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers Oct 15 Americana Supergroup

My Bluegrass Heart

Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton Dec 15 Next-level Bluegrass Quintet

Punch Brothers Jan 18 America’s Jazz Treasure

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Feb 4 Alt-rock/Roots Powerhouse

Amythyst Kiah May 5


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Speaking with Pico series Beloved author and interviewer Pico Iyer holds fresh, inspiring conversations with today’s top thinkers and innovators.

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Violinist and Citizen Artist

Vijay Gupta Oct 28 National Book Award Winner

Erik Larson Mar 2 Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Elizabeth Strout May 13


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Chamber Arts series Enchanting evenings and repertoire from musicians at the height of their artistry.

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The Doppelgänger Project, Part I Featuring Schubert’s Der Doppelgänger

Danish String Quartet Oct 14 Britain’s Breakout Stars

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano Apr 19 The Doppelgänger Project, Part II Featuring Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”

Danish String Quartet Apr 27

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2021-2022 Events Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Presidential Candidate

Julián Castro

Waking Up From My American Dream Sun, Oct 10 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9

photo: Beowulf Sheehan

A former Democratic candidate for president, Julián Castro served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama from 2014 to 2017, and as mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014. He made history in 2001 as San Antonio’s youngest city councilman at that time, and again in 2012 as the first Latino to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Castro’s memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up From My American Dream was published in 2018. He’ll open A&L’s Justice for All series, sharing insight from his political journey and actionable ways we can effect change.

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Soulful Roots Trio

The Wood Brothers

with special guests

Tue, Oct 12 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Soul of America series, see pages 14-15

Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid musical sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances. With rich harmonies and searing guitar work, the trio – bassist Chris Wood (also of Medeski Martin & Wood), his brother Oliver on acoustic and electric guitars and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix – drifts effortlessly between styles as diverse as plaintive country folk and electrified blues funk, earning a Grammy nomination for their recent album, One Drop of Truth.


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“Rustic folk sound, but with a jolt of sonic and stylistic playfulness.” Aspen Times

Two Programs: October and April

Danish String Quartet Frederik Øland, violin

Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola

Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

photo: Caroline Bittencourt

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin

This season, the Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project supported by Arts & Lectures and a variety of international partners. The project pairs world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert, including “Death and the Maiden” and the “Rosamunde” quartet. On each program, the quartet will perform a premiere with its doppelgänger – the Schubert quartet or quintet that inspired it.

The Doppelgänger Project Composers Bent Sørensen Lotta Wennäkoski Anna Thorvaldsdóttir Thomas Adès

Commissioning Partners Cal Performances Carnegie Hall UCSB Arts & Lectures Vancouver Recital Society Flagey (Brussels) Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam)

Thu, Oct 14 / 7 PM Rockwood (general admission) Includes a reception with the artists Chamber Arts series, see page 17 Schubert: String Quartet in G major, D. 887 Bent Sørensen: Doppelgänger Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Der Doppelgänger

Wed, Apr 27 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Chamber Arts series, see page 17 Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”) Lotta Wennäkoski: [New Work] Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Death and the Maiden

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Music Without Borders

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Fandango at the Wall with the Villalobos Brothers Fri, Oct 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Soul of America series, see pages 14-15 “Remarkable and dynamic music that blends quintessential son jarocho songs with lush big band jazz arrangements.” Variety Led by Grammy-winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is heralded as “one of the best jazz orchestras in existence” by The New Yorker. A transnational project that prompted an album, book and documentary, Fandango at the Wall was inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border. Joining the orchestra are the Villalobos Brothers, who masterfully fuse the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.


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Environmentalist and Activist

Paul Hawken

Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation Wed, Oct 20 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall FREE (registration required / general admission)

photo: Raymond Baltar

“The climate crisis is not a science problem. It is a human problem.” – Paul Hawken Paul Hawken is an entrepreneur, author and activist dedicated to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. The founder of Project Drawdown, his previous books include The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest and Drawdown. With Regeneration, Hawken offers a visionary new approach to climate change that weaves equity, climate, biodiversity and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy and transformation.

ignites global change

Film Screening and Conversation

Warrior Women

Featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert Wed, Nov 3 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 “We’re not over here living in tipis and hunting buffalo. We’re over here fighting for our land and fighting to live. It’s a living history. Everybody deserves to know this.” – Marcella Gilbert Warrior Women chronicles the lifelong work of Madonna Thunder Hawk – a leader in the American Indian Movement – and Marcella Gilbert, a Lakota mother and daughter whose fight for Indigenous rights began in the late 1960s and continues to this day. Through their story, the award-winning documentary explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed from generation to generation. The hour-long film will be followed by a moderated conversation with Madonna Thunder Hawk, Marcella Gilbert and director/ producer Dr. Elizabeth Castle.

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Founder of

Violinist and Citizen Artist

Vijay Gupta photo: Derek Shapton

The Healing Power of Music in Conversation with Pico Iyer Thu, Oct 28 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall Speaking with Pico series, see page 16 “A master of music and medicine.” The Today Show

“The skid row community is one of the most vibrant, artistic communities in America today... The work of Street Symphony is for us to be a conduit. My work is not to empower people or help them find their voice. There is a voice here – and it’s a vital, resilient, brave voice.” – Vijay Gupta The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Vjiay Gupta is a celebrated violinist, speaker and citizen artist devoted to creating spaces of wholeness through music. He is the founder of Street Symphony, an L.A.based nonprofit that brings music to homeless and incarcerated communities, and co-founder of the Skid Row Arts Alliance. Gupta has performed as a recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician for over 20 years, and his TED Talk, “Music is Medicine, Music is Sanity,” has garnered millions of views.


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MSNBC Political Analyst and Former Republican National Committee Chair

Michael Steele

How to Win Elections and Lose the Country Thu, Nov 4 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche, madness is rare in individuals – but in political parties it’s the rule. Yet how do political activism and the rise of grassroots movements impact policymakers and the status quo? MSNBC analyst and former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele examines our political parties and the systems they create in the fight for electoral success. And how the emergence of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and future presidential contenders may signal not just a profound transformation of both political parties but their eventual end.

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Harvard Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Annette Gordon-Reed On Juneteenth: ‘Freedom Day’ and Its Importance to American History

Wed, Nov 10 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9

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“One of the most astute, insightful, and forthright historians of this generation.” New York Times Book Review Harvard professor Annette Gordon-Reed is a leading voice on race and history in America. She received a Pulitzer Prize for her book The Hemingses of Monticello and has been honored with a National Humanities Medal. Gordon-Reed’s new bestseller, On Juneteenth, weaves together history and heartfelt memoir to tell the sweeping story of Juneteenth and the larger fight for equality.

Award-winning Poet and Cultural Critic

Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Thu, Nov 18 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9

Cathy Park Hong is an award-winning poet and essayist whose memoir, Minor Feelings, integrates personal stories, historical context and cultural criticism into a radically honest meditation on the Asian-American experience. In this presentation and moderated conversation, Hong discusses race and identity, utilizing poetry for social change, and the power of creating art that is influenced by politics, culture and the current societal moment.


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photo: Beowulf Sheehan

“A major reckoning. … [Hong] uses her life’s flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.” NPR

elevates our stories

Leonidas Kavakos, violin Yuja Wang, piano Fri, Nov 12 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Classical Greats series, see pages 12-13 “Kavakos’ virtuosity is stunning but not showy. He tosses off the most hair-raising ­pyrotechnics and sound effects…with ease and relish.” Strings


J.S. Bach:

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“[Wang] can create the startling juxtaposition of a flashy young star…while evoking the legendary piano gods of old playing warhorse concertos.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Recognized as a violinist and artist of rare quality, Leonidas Kavakos is known for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. This fall, he joins forces with Yuja Wang, the Beijing-born pianist lauded for her charismatic artistry, captivating stage presence and “wizardly technique” (Chicago Tribune).

Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016


Sonata in G major, op. 134

J.S. Bach:

Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014


Sonata No. 2 in E minor, op. 36a

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Celebrating the Album’s 10th Anniversary

She & Him

A Very She & Him Christmas Party with special guest Thu, Dec 2 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre “She & Him has given Deschanel her best role yet, one that shows off her charm and intelligence to best effect – one that she is essentially writing for herself.” Pitchfork Drawing inspiration from a shared love of vintage pop, “subtle and sophisticated” (Pitchfork) super-duo She & Him pairs indie-folk artist M. Ward and actress/singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel. Usher in the holiday season with the twosome’s “oldschool studio-pop sensibility” (NPR) and Deschanel’s “perfectly airy and retro vocals” (Paste) as they celebrate the tenth anniversary of their 2011 album A Very She & Him Christmas.

is a joyous endeavor


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Americana Supergroup

My Bluegrass Heart

Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton featuring music from Béla Fleck’s new album My Bluegrass Heart Wed, Dec 15 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre Soul of America series, see pages 14-15 “Béla Fleck is one of the most important musicians of all time. He bridges the gap between bluegrass, classical, jazz, world music, and everything in between. It seems like there’s no limit to what he can achieve on the banjo.” – Billy Strings Over four decades, banjo legend Béla Fleck’s musical journey has earned him 15 Grammys in nine genres ranging from country to jazz to classical. Now, he returns to Santa Barbara (and his roots) with his first bluegrass tour in more than 20 years. A veritable Who’s Who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass history, this unparalleled evening in support of Fleck’s new album features mandolinist Sam Bush, fiddler Stuart Duncan, dobro player Jerry Douglas, bassist Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton on guitar.

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Sexual Assault as a Civil Rights Issue

Amanda Nguyen

“Hopeanomics” and How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Grassroots Activism Wed, Jan 12 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 “The most powerful tool we have is our voice.” – Amanda Nguyen

photo: Kate Warren

Harvard graduate Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator that teaches grassroots organizing. She helped draft the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights – one of just a handful of bills in U.S. history to pass unanimously through Congress – following her painful experience navigating the justice system as a rape survivor. Nguyen has been recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Time magazine’s 100 Next lists, and was named one of InStyle’s 50 Badass Women of 2020 and Foreign Policy’s leading global thinkers of 2016.

Award-winning Investigative Journalist

Andrea Elliott

Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City Thu, Jan 20 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 “With compassion and curiosity, [Elliott]... makes visible the cycles of poverty, inequity, and resilience that plague families across the United States.” Publishers Weekly New York Times investigative journalist Andrea Elliott puts a human face to topics ranging from child poverty to Muslim life in the U.S. Her recent five-part series, Invisible Child, examined homelessness through the lens of an 11-year-old Brooklyn girl. The series won a George Polk Award, helped reignite a conversation about the dire state of poverty in America and inspired a book to be released in October 2021. Previously, Elliott’s coverage of Islam in America broke new ground in the study of radicalization and earned her a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.


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All-star Bluegrass Quintet

Punch Brothers with special guests

Tue, Jan 18 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Soul of America series, see pages 14-15

photo: Josh Goleman

“With enthusiasm and experimentation, Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart.” The Washington Post Comprised of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher, Punch Brothers is a “ridiculously eclectic” (The Guardian, U.K.) quintet known for its experimentation, straight-up poignancy and subversive humor. Mixing bluegrass, pop and classical music, the all-star group – which derives its name from Mark Twain’s short story “Punch, Brothers, Punch!” – “typifies the new-grass brigade, updating the genre’s instrumentation with a progressive mentality” (NPR).

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excites cultural pride One of America’s Cultural Treasures

Ballet Hispánico

Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director Fri, Jan 21 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Dance series, see pages 10-11


Vicente Nebrada: Arabesque Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Tiburones Gustavo Ramírez Sansano: 18+1

“The Latin-American experience at last has a voice in the feisty, elegant dancing of Ballet Hispánico.” The New York Times “The versatile Ballet Hispánico dancers are exquisite.” The Washington Post Named one of America’s Cultural Treasures by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Hispánico celebrates Latinx cultures through innovative performances that elevate diverse artists and ignite cultural pride. This 50th anniversary program from the pioneering, New York-based company features Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s biting, West Side Story-inspired Tiburones. The award-winning Lopez Ochoa, a sought-after choreographer who excels at narrative ballet, has created works for 68 dance companies worldwide. Noche de Oro also includes Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s “fairly irresistible” (The Boston Globe) 18+1 and Vicente Nebrada’s Arabesque.


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photo: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

“I see the new Latin artist as a pioneer, opening up doors for others to follow. And when they don’t open, we crowbar our way in.” – John Leguizamo

Tony Award-winning Broadway Star

An Evening with

John Leguizamo Wed, Feb 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall (general admission) Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 Emmy and Tony Award winner John Leguizamo has established a career that defies categorization. With boundless creativity, his work in film, theater, television and literature spans a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own. Leguizamo recently starred in the hit one-man Broadway show Latin History for Morons (now a popular Netflix special) and received a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work. Now, he brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his life story.

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Celebrated Violin Virtuoso

Joshua Bell, violin Peter Dugan, piano Thu, Feb 3 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Classical Greats series, see pages 12-13 “One of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether ­extraordinary violinists of our time.” The Washington Post


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With a career spanning almost four decades, Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Named Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year and an Indiana Living Legend, Bell also serves as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He appears in recital with Peter Dugan, the “fearlessly athletic” (San Francisco Chronicle) pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top.

moves to its own rhythms

America’s Jazz Treasure

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Fri, Feb 4 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Soul of America series, see pages 14-15

photo: Piper Ferguson

“A state-of-the-art large ensemble, producing a remarkable range of orchestral color and considerable solo firepower.” Chicago Tribune International jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis returns with the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers. The remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions to rare historic gems and masterworks by jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and many others. Delight in the full vigor and vision of America’s music in this evening awash with Marsalis’ and JLCO’s infinite charm and warmth.

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transcends language Taiko Ensemble

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan Tenmei (Destiny)

Sat, Feb 5 / 7 PM (note special time) / Campbell Hall “A genuinely theatrical experience, delivered with balletic grace and infectious humor.” The Times (U.K.)


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photo: Masa Ogawa

Distinguished for their unparalleled displays of skill, physicality and discipline – with a twist of high-energy fun – Yamato is one of Japan’s most popular taiko drum ensembles. “Pure energy meets spiritual high” (The Scotsman) in Tenmei, a dynamic show that takes the group’s virtuosity, strength and sheer endurance to thrilling new heights. Celebrate the history and spirit of Japan with this centuries-old art form that’s as powerful and relevant as ever.

dancers: Claude CJ Johnson & Tamisha Guy; photo: Carrie Schneider

Featuring the Music of D’Angelo

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham An Untitled Love

Kyle Abraham, Artistic Director

“Elastic and electric, luxuriantly rippling, poetically arranged with moments of perfect stillness that arrive amid splashes of expression.” Dance Magazine

Sun, Feb 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Dance series, see pages 10-11 “Lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers.” The New York Times One of today’s most in-demand choreographers, Kyle Abraham mixes modern, contemporary, ballet and hip-hop dance. The winner of a prestigious MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and a Doris Duke Artist Award, Abraham has been commissioned to create work for companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and New York City Ballet. His company of 11 dancers, Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M), performs An Untitled Love – a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family and community set to the music of R&B legend D’Angelo.

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makes us human

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalists and Human Rights Advocates

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Tales of Hope on the American Landscape Thu, Feb 17 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall “Individually, Kristof and WuDunn are extraordinarily knowledgeable; collectively, they are untouchable.” The Miami Herald Renowned for their tireless advocacy of human rights and giving a voice to the voiceless, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have co-written the bestselling books Half the Sky, A Path Appears, Tightrope, China Wakes and Thunder From the East. Together, the husband-wife team won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Their work is the subject of two full programs created by Oprah Winfrey, and has inspired multiple PBS documentary series.


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Author and Social Commentator

Roxane Gay Roxane with One N

Fri, Feb 25 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 “A strikingly fresh cultural critic.” Washington Post “Smart and provocative.” USA Today Roxane Gay brilliantly critiques the ebb and flow of modern culture with wit and ferocity. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is a quintessential exploration of modern feminism, and her books – including An Untamed State, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Graceful Burdens and Difficult Women – are celebrated for their honesty and humor. Gay also co-hosts the podcast Hear to Slay, pens the Work Friend column for The New York Times and was the first black woman to write for Marvel Comics.

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Nashville-based Singer-songwriter

Jason Isbell

and the 400 Unit with special guest Lucinda Williams Sat, Feb 26 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre

Four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell is at the top of his game. His music – whether solo, with former band the Drive-By Truckers or fronting the 400 Unit – shows his Alabama soul as he drifts between rock, country and roots. Reunions, Isbell’s latest album with the 400 Unit, takes a moving look at relationships with lovers, friends, children, parents and one’s self. Opening the evening is Lucinda Williams, whose singular vocals and 15 remarkable albums have earned her three Grammys and countless accolades over an impressive 40-plus year career.


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photo: Alysse Gafkjen

“One of the most consistently excellent songwriters in the country and rock landscape.” PopMatters

photo: Bill Hayes

National Book Award Winner

Erik Larson photo: Derek Shapton

in Conversation with Pico Iyer Wed, Mar 2 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall Speaking with Pico series, see page 16 “A master at writing true tales as riveting as fiction.” People

Erik Larson is a wizard of narrative non-fiction whose vividly-written books have won several awards and been published worldwide. His many bestsellers include Thunderstruck, Dead Wake, Isaac’s Storm and the National Book Award-winning Devil in the White City, which remained on the New York Times bestseller lists for a combined total of over six years. The Splendid and the Vile, a biography of Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister, is a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and a Kirkus Best Book of 2020.

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“When I saw Jookin’ being done in my own backyard, and being danced by people who looked like me, that blew my mind. I knew immediately: I want that so bad.” – Lil Buck

“Buck’s power derives from the ability to get to the bottom of what something feels like for him and then to express it to the world.” The New York Times

Street Dance Phenomenon

Memphis Jookin’: The Show Featuring Lil Buck

Tue, Mar 8 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Dance series, see pages 10-11


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photo: Tim Salaz

An ode to the birthplace of the singular dance style known as Memphis Jookin’, this evening-length show chronicles how the art form grew from local street dance to international phenomenon. Starring renowned dance artist Lil Buck (who also conceived and choreographed the piece) alongside eight highly-skilled dancers and a DJ, Memphis Jookin’: The Show transports audiences to the streets and the clubs where the style originated.

knows no boundaries

Silkroad Home Within

Kinan Azmeh, composer, clarinet Kevork Mourad, live illustrations, visuals Thu, Mar 31 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “Kevork Mourad’s live sketches combine with Kinan Azmeh’s clarinet to create a whirlwind of images to mirror the seven years of war that have made their country unrecognizable.” Reuters Home Within is an emotional accounting of home in a time of conflict. This audio-visual performance, conceived by Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad, is an impressionistic reflection on loss, longing and the impact of tragedy on our sense of home. Rather than follow a narrative, the artists document home within specific moments in Syria’s recent history, using the counterpoint between image and sound to establish a sense of sustained urgency and continued hope for both their homeland and communities around the world.

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Two Nights! Two Programs!

Robert Battle, Artistic Director Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director Wed, Apr 13 & Thu, Apr 14 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Dance series, see pages 10-11 “A vital American cultural ambassador to the world.” – U.S. Congress “[Ailey] has gone on to become nothing short of an American cultural treasure that remains as popular and artistically relevant as ever.” Chicago Sun-Times

photos: Andrew Eccles

Celebrating over 60 years of unparalleled artistry, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, reminding us of the power of dance to bring people together. The Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today – gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy and resilience – and its dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy. The groundbreaking company returns to Santa Barbara with new and classic works, including founder Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations.


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will salve our souls

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EVERYTHING RISES “The excellence of Ms. Koh’s playing will surprise no one who knows the quality and integrity of her work.” The New York Times

“Davóne Tines is a singer of immense power and fervor.” Los Angeles Times

World Premiere Commissioned by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Everything Rises Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines Tue, Apr 12 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Justice for All series, see pages 8-9 Recognized for her dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance, violinist Jennifer Koh is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to exploring an eclectic repertoire while promoting diversity in classical music. Davóne Tines, lauded as a “depths-plumbing bass-baritone” by The New York Times, is building an international career commanding a broad spectrum of opera and concert performance. Everything Rises is a multimedia collaboration born from the artists’ desire to understand themselves as the descendants of refugees and slaves and reveal a universal history shared by immigrants and minority Americans.

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Britain’s Breakout Stars

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano Tue, Apr 19 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Chamber Arts series, see page 17

photo: Matt Genders

“They played with such ease and accuracy... Call it sibling harmony.” The Guardian (U.K.)


Khachaturian: Cello Sonata Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor, op. 40 Bridge: Sonata in D minor, H. 125 Britten: Cello Sonata, op. 65

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason first gained renown as winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition (the first Black musician to take the title), soon launching to stardom after his performance at the 2018 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. In 2020, he was appointed a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and became the first cellist in history to hit the U.K. Top 10 chart. Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason is the recipient of a 2021 Leonard Bernstein Award and a 2020 Opus Klassik award for best young artist. In this special recital, the sibling duo will astound with their tight-knit communication, exuberance and humility.

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Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning Author

An Evening with

Colson Whitehead Thu, Apr 28 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre “One of the most gifted novelists in America today.” NPR

Colson Whitehead is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable novels such as The Underground Railroad (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), Zone One, John Henry Days and The Intuitionist. He was named New York’s 11th state author in 2018, and his 2020 book The Nickel Boys also garnered a Pulitzer Prize, making Whitehead only the fourth writer to win two Pulitzers for fiction. His highly-anticipated new novel, Harlem Shuffle, will be published in the fall of 2021.


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photo: Madeline Whitehead

“A writer like Whitehead ... has rarely seemed more essential.” The New York Times Book Review

photo: Dario Acosta

Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year


Daniil Trifonov, piano

Prokofiev: Sarcasms Szymanowski: Sonata No. 3, op. 36 Debussy: Pour le Piano, L. 95 Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, op. 5

Sat, Apr 30 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Classical Greats series, see pages 12-13 “Without question the most astounding young pianist of our age.” The London Times

Grammy Award-winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov combines consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, and his performances are a perpetual source of awe. Named Musical America’s 2019 Artist of the Year, Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator and composer. He returns following his brilliant 2020 Santa Barbara debut with a tempestuous program anchored by Prokofiev’s Sarcasms and Debussy’s Pour le Piano.

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photo: Ami Vitale

heals our world Photographer and Filmmaker

Ami Vitale Wild Hope

Sun, May 1 / 3 PM / Campbell Hall “On the heels of a United Nations report released [in 2019] that one million plant and animal species face extinction due to climate change, Vitale sees her work as a critical way to encourage the public to connect with wildlife.” Artnet.com Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale’s award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect our wildlife and find harmony in our natural world. From the reintroduction of northern white rhinos and giant pandas to the wild, to Kenya’s first indigenous-owned and run elephant sanctuary, Vitale’s awe-inspiring images and adventures will enthrall audiences of all ages.


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photo: Anoush Abrar

Dazzling French Masters

Gautier Capuçon, cello Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Wed, May 4 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Classical Greats series, see pages 12-13


Schumann: Fantasiestücke Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, op. 38 Debussy: Sonata for Cello in D minor Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor, op. 40

“[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 “[Thibaudet] was spectacular, lending French panache to the proceedings in an account that was both technically formidable and charged with energy and passion.” Santa Barbara Independent A 21st century ambassador for the cello, Gautier Capuçon is a multiple award winner celebrated for his “extraordinary sophistication, dynamic daring and supple phrasing” (The Times, U.K.). With a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists, Grammy-nominated Jean-Yves Thibaudet is “a master colorist and a great communicator, able to reduce a large concert hall to an intimate chamber of intent listeners” (The Seattle Times). Rich in expressive power and technical finesse, this is a must-see recital with two of France’s favorite sons.

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photo: Sandlin Gaither

Roots/Alt-rock Powerhouse

Amythyst Kiah Thu, May 5 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall Soul of America series, see pages 14-15 “Her razor-sharp guitar picking alone guarantees her a place among masters, but it’s her deep-hued voice that can change on a dime from brushed steel to melted toffee that commands attention.” The New York Times With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, singersongwriter Amythyst Kiah has been dubbed “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” by Rolling Stone. A member of Our Native Daughters (with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla and Allison Russell), she penned their Grammy-nominated song “Black Myself,” which gracefully interlaces political commentary and personal revelation and took home Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards. Wary + Strange, Kiah’s latest solo effort, marks the glorious collision of the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion, and the roots music scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years.


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NPR Humorist and Bestselling Author

An Evening with

David Sedaris Fri, May 6 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre “Sedaris’ 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 David Sedaris is a master of satire, known for his wit, weirdness and seriously funny observations about himself and the world around him. Through his legendary live events, numerous personal essay collections and regular contributions to the New Yorker and NPR’s This American Life, Sedaris has become one of today’s most beloved writers addressing the human condition. In 2019, he was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2020 the New York Public Library voted his book Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important of the last 125 years.

photo: Jenny Lewis

makes us laugh

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Two Nights! Two Programs!

The Joffrey Ballet Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director Wed, May 11 & Thu, May 12 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Dance series, see pages 10-11 Wed, May 11 Program Liam Scarlett: Vespertine Itzik Galili: Mono Lisa Chanel DaSilva: Swing Low Justin Peck: The Times are Racing

Thu, May 12 Program Gerald Arpino: Birthday Variations Nicolas Blanc: Under the Trees’ Voices Itzik Galili: The Sofa Yoshihisa Arai: Bolero

“Balletgoing rarely gets more rewarding... The dancers reach for – and often grasp – new levels of achievement.” Chicago Tribune


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photo: Todd Rosenberg; inset photos: (top) Cheryl Mann; (middle) Todd Rosenberg, (bottom) Cheryl Mann

“The Joffrey dancers, costumed and lit and shockingly talented, are like a rock concert for the eyes.” Huffington Post Classically trained to the highest standards, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet is considered one of the premier dance companies performing today. Heralded as “America’s Company of Firsts,” the Joffrey was the first dance company to perform at the White House (at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation), the first to appear on American television, the first to create a ballet set to rock music and the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Committed to artistic excellence and innovation, the company performs a unique repertoire encompassing past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.

Pictured: Under the Trees’ Voices

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Bestselling Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Elizabeth Strout photo: Derek Shapton

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Fri, May 13 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall Speaking with Pico series, see page 16 “Her unsentimental writing and sharp-eyed vision elevate the quotidian, finding truths that are at once heartbreaking and illuminating – and never, never dull.” Publishers Weekly

A New York Times Best Seller List mainstay, Elizabeth Strout captivates audiences with her finely drawn characters, incisive prose and powerful ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Her many celebrated works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, its follow-up Olive, Again, The Burgess Boys and My Name Is Lucy Barton. Strout’s newest novel, Oh William!, continues Lucy Barton’s story and will be released in October 2021.


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makes us dance FREE Public Dance Extravaganza

Le Grand Continental® by Sylvain Émard Danse Fri, May 13 - Sun, May 15 In this finale of A&L’s 2021-2022 season of CREATING HOPE, Santa Barbara takes center stage! Created by Montreal-based choreographer Sylvain Émard, Le Grand Continental® marries art and the village fête in a contemporary re-imagining of traditional line dance. Visit the A&L website to sign up for information about how you can participate in this energetic community extravaganza, featuring 100 local dance enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels.

Le Grand Continental® was co-produced by Sylvain Émard Danse and the Festival TransAmériques

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Arnhold A&L Education Initiative A Million Reasons to Celebrate

Lil Buck leads a workshop for UCSB’s Movement for Stage class

John Arnhold with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis

The forefront of A&L’s mission – educate, entertain, inspire – received a big boost from Jody & John Arnhold this past spring with a new three-year commitment to create the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative.

Inspired by the energy of campus and the world-class artists and thinkers A&L brings to the community, UCSB alumnus John Arnhold relishes the student opportunities he and his wife Jody can help make possible. “The arts stimulate the imagination, so exposing students to those at the top of their craft will enhance the educational experience at UCSB. Students will think bigger, dream bigger, create bigger and succeed bigger.” Arts & Lectures provides hundreds of educational programs each year, and the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative will have a transformative effect in the years ahead.

Our deepest thanks, and a standing ovation, to Jody & John Arnhold.


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photo: David Bazemore; inset: Kimberly Citro

Through this initiative, UCSB Arts & Lectures will deepen its signature cross-campus collaborations that connect A&L’s featured guests with students in the classroom. Supporting renowned artists like Wynton Marsalis, Ballet Hispánico, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in multi-day residencies, the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative will enhance partnerships among a breadth of disciplines, including the College of Engineering, Department of Theater and Dance, and the MultiCultural Center. UCSB’s student learning objectives will intersect with diverse arts, culture and ideas to propel academic achievement forward with creativity at its core.

Thank You to Our UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners Office of the Chancellor Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion American Indian Cultural Resource Center American Indian Student Association Art, Design & Architecture Museum Black Graduate Student Association Blair Hull Chair in Women’s Studies The Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality and Democracy Bren School of Environmental Science & Management Center for Black Studies Research Carsey-Wolf Center College of Creative Studies College of Creative Studies: Distinguished Visiting Fellow Program College of Engineering College of Letters and Science Department of Art Department of Asian American Studies Department of Black Studies

Department of Chican@ Studies Department of English Department of Feminist Studies Department of Film & Media Studies Department of Global & International Studies Department of History Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department of Music Department of Political Science Department of Religious Studies Department of the History of Art & Architecture Department of Theater & Dance Division of Humanities & Fine Arts Division of Math, Life, & Physical Sciences Division of Social Sciences Division of Student Affairs Educational Opportunity Program Environmental Studies Program Feminist Futures Initiative Gauchos for Recovery

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Life of the Party MultiCultural Center Office of Education Partnerships Office of Student Life Pre-Law Advising Program The Program in Latin American and Iberian Studies UCSB Alumni UCSB Athletics UCSB Library UCSB Reads UCSB Student Health: Alcohol & Drug Program Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life Women in Science and Engineering Women of STEM Women’s Center Writing Program

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.

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Thank you to UCSB students for their continuing support through activity fees. These funds directly support reduced UCSB student ticket prices and educational sessions with A&L artists and thought-leaders.

Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lloyd Knight teaches a workshop for Junior and Senior UCSB dance students

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Access for ALL | Arts & Lectures Learning

We do it with inspirational opportunities that are accessible to all. Through Access for ALL – Arts & Lectures’ suite of education and community programs – inspirational, dynamic learning experiences are possible for students and lifelong learners across classrooms, our community and the UCSB campus. In 2020-2021, our virtual programming reached 417,000 students and community members across Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Flip Fabrique visits Brandon Elementary School

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How do we build a more connected, thoughtful and compassionate community?

UCSB Students


• Matinee field trips with students across Santa Barbara County • Assemblies • Workshops • Q&As

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• Classroom visits • Master classes • Panel discussions • Lecture-demonstrations • Discounted and free admission to A&L mainstage events

Lifelong Learners

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learning and initiating dialogue and empowerment in the community through discussions, film screenings and special public events. Book signings Pre-show talks Post-show Q&As Community workshops


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Soccer champion Megan Rapinoe teaches a youth soccer clinic

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• Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI): Enriching lifelong

“If you want to find leverage to change the world, find a student.” – Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Thank you to our Education and Viva Sponsors

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Nicholas Kristof with UCSB students

inspires our community

Sara Miller McCune Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher Connie Frank & Evan Thompson UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor UCSB Office of Education Partnerships

Black Violin performs for K-12 students at The Granada Theatre Anonymous Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley

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Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

Dance Theater of Harlem master class with UCSB students


¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! brings people together to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America, serving more than 15,000 students and community members each year throughout Santa Barbara County. Viva builds bridges through live performance, shared experience and joyful, personal discovery. Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to present high-quality touring artists – Grammy winners and recognized cultural ambassadors – who share their knowledge, passion and commitment. Neighborhood spaces in schools, after-school programs and community centers come alive in these free programs for youth and families. ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is a collaboration between UCSB Arts & Lectures, The Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, and the Isla Vista School Parent Teacher Association serving Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Guadalupe and New Cuyama. Please consider a contribution to the award-winning ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program. Call (805) 893-3755 to learn more.


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Peruvian music group La Patronal leads a community parade through downtown Santa Barbara as part of their ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! residency.

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Together Again! Join us in CREATING HOPE As Arts & Lectures unveils its new season of CREATING HOPE, we will be gathering again to look outward … forward … to the best in each of us and our community. We will celebrate together – and your philanthropic support will help us return more vibrant than ever. Contribute to art, creativity and possibility Your involvement as an A&L member will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of our featured artists and speakers through exclusive access and opportunities. And you’ll be surrounded by others who share your passion for learning, uplifting musical moments and joyful celebrations of all kinds. Create Hope in A&L’s mission to Educate, Entertain and Inspire

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When you make a tax-deductible contribution in addition to your ticket purchase, you invest in the artistic and intellectual excellence A&L brings to the stage as well as the hundreds of educational activities that captivate students of all ages throughout the year.


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Grammy-winning La Santa Cecilia leads an Arts Adventure field trip for K-12 students.

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Creating Hope Through Philanthropy Stellar performers. Global thinkers. Imaginative achievers. You help make this happen. Find your place at Arts & Lectures. Our sponsors, contributors, advocates and fans play a critical part in the vibrant cultural life of our community. How will you make a difference? “Arts & Lectures is such a gem for our community – bringing extraordinary artists and speakers, enriching education programs for students of all ages, and an opportunity for shared uplifting experiences. We are proud to be a part of the A&L family.”

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– Creating Hope Lead Sponsor and A&L Council member Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing with theoretical physicist Brian Greene

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“For many of us Arts & Lectures is a critical part of our lives in Santa Barbara. We are very lucky to have remarkable Celesta and her A&L team creating a vibrant, fascinating calendar of speakers and performers to keep us entertained and intellectually stimulated. We need to help keep them financially healthy so they may continue enriching our lives.”


– Creating Hope Lead Sponsor Martha Gabbert with Pico Iyer

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Creating Hope Through Education

“Young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.” – Wynton Marsalis With hundreds of educational activities each year, Arts & Lectures is creating a curious and hope-filled future for us all.

Jazz for Young People Arts Adventure Bus-in concert featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


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

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2021 - 2022 Season October 10 Julián Castro 12 The Wood Brothers

Santa Barbara, California 93106-5030

14 Danish String Quartet 15 Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 20 Paul Hawken 28 Vijay Gupta in Conversation with Pico Iyer November 3 Warrior Women, featuring Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert 4 Michael Steele 10 Annette Gordon-Reed 12 Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang 18 Cathy Park Hong December 2 She & Him 15 My Bluegrass Heart January 12 Amanda Nguyen 18 Punch Brothers 20 Andrea Elliott 21 Ballet Hispánico February 2 John Leguizamo 3 Joshua Bell and Peter Dugan 4 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

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5 Yamato: The Drummers of Japan 13 A.I.M by Kyle Abraham 17 Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn 25 Roxane Gay 26 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit March 2 Erik Larson in Conversation with Pico Iyer 8 Memphis Jookin’: The Show, featuring Lil Buck 31 Silkroad, Home Within April 12 Everything Rises: Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines

13 & 14 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

19 Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason 27 Danish String Quartet 28 Colson Whitehead 30 Daniil Trifonov May 1 National Geographic Live: Ami Vitale 4 Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet 5 Amythyst Kiah 6 David Sedaris

11 & 12 The Joffrey Ballet

13 Elizabeth Strout in Conversation with Pico Iyer

13-15 Le Grand Continental

She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas Party Dec 2