UCSB Arts & Lectures - Season Brochure 2022-2023

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2022-2023 Season

Arts & Lectures friends and family, It truly feels like a milestone to be presenting our 2022-2023 season. Since the pandemic hit, we have canceled events, created a virtual series, and navigated the rocky return to in-person events. You have been with us every step of the way, and I am grateful to you for sticking with us through the unknown. We emerge on the other side with renewed dedication to the awe and wonder of a live performance or a brilliant lecture. As you’ll see in the pages ahead, this season is anything but business as usual. You’ll discover new series, commissioned works, ambitious projects, exciting new faces and familiar friends. Please join us as we announce emphatically that we’re back, and we’re bolder than ever.


This year’s Dance series features gorgeous full-length story ballets, live music, audience participation and the masterful Bill T. Jones. From France, see Ballet Preljocaj’s unique vision of the timeless Swan Lake on this brochure’s cover. Among A&L’s commissioning projects, the radiant Joyce DiDonato brings her ambitious EDEN, which explores our connection to nature and showcases Il Pomo d’Oro orchestra and a local youth choir. This season’s lectures feature heroes both global and national. Ian Bremmer will discuss some of the most important topics of the day while NPR’s Nina Totenberg reflects on decades of friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And, a Texas original, Charley Crockett kicks off the Americana series with his Gulf and Western sound. There is so much more to be excited about. We look forward to sharing with you important discourse, unforgettable performances, and the spirit of community.


With deepest gratitude,

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director

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



We educate. We entertain. We inspire. “UCSB Arts & Lectures’ longstanding commitment to providing Santa Barbara with sophisticated ideas and grounded pleasures has meant that, for them, the past 20 months has been one of refinement… one can’t help but admire their prescience.”

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Opposite page inset: Isaac Hernandez, all other photos: David Bazemore above photo: Cheryl Mann; cover: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Nan Melville



Community Partners

1. Classical music wunderkinds Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason wow in their Santa Barbara debut 2. Homeboy Industries founder Father

Gregory Boyle talks with program alumni Edin Madrid and Nghe (Nigel) Tang as part of the Justice for All series 3. Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet culminates the Dance series with a program showcasing Nicolas Blanc’s Under the Trees’ Voices 4. Bluegrass supergroup Punch Brothers (Gabe Witcher, Paul Kowert, Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny) performs at Campbell Hall 5. Environmentalist Paul Hawken leads a private post-event Q&A with UCSB students Above: Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines perform the world

premiere of A&L commission Everything Rises

Cover photo: Ballet Preljocaj, Swan Lake © JC Carbonne


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Ballet Preljocaj, Swan Lake Feb 25 & 26 / Granada Theatre


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Joyce DiDonato Jan 24

Lang Lang Feb 27

Emanuel Ax – Leonidas Kavakos – Yo-Yo Ma Jan 27


Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha Oct 6

Carla Morrison Oct 27

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Laird Hamilton Oct 16

Dance Dance series series

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A Joyce Theater Production

Directed by Caleb Teicher Sat, Oct 8 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre “A sweeping ride through contemporary swing dance... Captivating... Extraordinary.” The New York Times Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to the Santa Barbara stage. Accompanied by live music from Eyal Vilner’s 10-piece Big Band, 12 dance champions prove that there’s no better time to celebrate the joy, fire and fight of the Lindy Hop, America’s competitive and partnered dance form. SW!NG OUT pairs choreographic magic with stunning improvisations and ends with an on-stage jam session for performers and audience members. Don’t miss The New York Times’ Best of 2021 Critic’s Pick, “the contemporary swing-dance show that… gave me the most joy of any dance production in 2021.”

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Dance series

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company What Problem?

Bill T. Jones, Artistic Director Tue, Nov 15 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre “Bill T. Jones is making room in dance for more than dance.” The New York Times

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


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photo: Maria Baranova

“Jones is larger than life and then some.” San Francisco Chronicle

Two Performances! A Timeless Tale Reinvented

Ballet Preljocaj Swan Lake

Angelin Preljocaj, Artistic Director Sat, Feb 25 / 8 PM & Sun, Feb 26 / 3 PM / Granada Theatre “Dance is showing the soul with your body – it’s sacred.” – Angelin Preljocaj

photo: JC Carbonne

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

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Ballet Hispánico Doña Perón

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Choreographer Sat, Mar 11 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Ballet Hispánico returns with its first-ever evening-length work, Doña Perón. Set to live music, this empowering portrait of one of the most spellbinding women in South American history looks at the divergent legacies that made Eva Perón a popular icon. Was she a voice for the people or a deceitful actress? Acclaimed choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more, reclaiming the narrative of the iconic Latina figure by a Latina choreographer.


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photo: Paula Lobo

“In Lopez Ochoa’s high-varnish, athletic style of contemporary ballet, gorgeously danced… you see not just a riveting story but a company having reached a new horizon.” The New York Times

Mark Morris’ Grand Duo, photo: Jim Coleman

Mark Morris Dance Group The Look of Love

An Evening of Dance to the Music of Burt Bacharach Mark Morris, Artistic Director Sat, May 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre “Morris taps both our most primal and our most sophisticated responses to music… there are also his exceptional imagination; his phenomenal wit; the profundity of his view of society; his insistence on live music; and his exceptionally honest, natural dancers.” The New York Times

photo: David Bazemore

An Arts & Lectures Co-commission Mark Morris Dance Group’s evening-length work, The Look of Love, is the newest collaboration from choreographer Mark Morris and arranger Ethan Iverson. An homage to the chart-topping songs of Burt Bacharach – including popular compositions for Dionne Warwick such as “Walk on By” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” – the piece features original choreography, a live musical ensemble and lush new arrangements of more than a dozen legendary hits by the multiaward-winning composer.

Mark Morris, choreographer Burt Bacharach, composer Hal David, lyricist Ethan Iverson, arranger Marcy Harriell, lead singer Nicole Pearce, lighting designer Isaac Mizrahi, costume designer

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Joyce DiDonato EDEN

Tue, Jan 24 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Joyce DiDonato, executive producer and mezzo-soprano Early Music Ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro Zefira Valova, conductor Marie Lambert-Le Bihan, stage director John Torres, lighting designer “DiDonato’s EDEN beckons humanity back to the garden… [her] voice is truly one of nature’s great wonders: luminous, silken, flexible, full of colors and expressive shadings, always supported by the breath so even the finest threads of tone shine.” NPR Fusing music, movement and theater, EDEN is a breathtaking, through-performed tour de force from the multiaward winning Joyce DiDonato that’s been immediately celebrated as iconic and ground breaking. EDEN explores our individual connection to nature and its impact on our world. By traveling seamlessly through four centuries of music, including a new commission from Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman, a searing and singular experience of hope unfolds. To ensure that the EDEN experience continues to grow outside of the concert hall, each audience member receives seeds to plant as Joyce asks: “In this time of upheaval, which seed will you plant today?”


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photo: Sergi Jasanada

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Emanuel Ax - Leonidas Kavakos - Yo-Yo Ma Fri, Jan 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Program to be announced “The superstar trio.” The Boston Globe

photo: Nigel Parry

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

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Lang Lang Mon, Feb 27 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre Schumann: Arabesque in C Major, op. 18 J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 “In his monumental first movement cadenza, Lang Lang went from elegant delicacy to a ferocious, life-affirming intensity.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Celebrate world-renowned pianist Lang Lang’s first Santa Barbara appearance in eight years. Fueled by a lifelong passion for one of the most challenging compositions in the repertoire, Lang Lang’s interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations represents a significant milestone in his stellar career. Deeply felt and two decades in the making, Lang Lang’s hyper-expressive performance of this monumental work will provoke powerful reactions and plenty of animated discussion among fans and critics. Reflecting on the process of developing his interpretation, Lang Lang said, “It takes you to another level of thinking.”


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photo: Gregor Hohenberg and Buro Dirk

“The hottest artist on the classical music planet.” The New York Times

photo: Steve Lawrence

Wynton Marsalis Quintet Tue, Apr 4 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre “This is the pulpit where Wynton’s sermons are most convincing. He can display the primacy of the swing beat with a remarkable hard-bop quintet who fizz and crackle and groove, who listen carefully, and whose solos sound like perfectly written narratives.” The Guardian (U.K.) Since 2005, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet has brought audiences around the globe their unique take on standard jazz repertoire, as well as introduced them to fresh additions to the canon. In their performances, the Quintet features seminal compositions from Marsalis’ diverse, wide-ranging career, original works by his frequent collaborators and standards spanning the vast historical landscape of jazz music.

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Word of Mouth series

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David Gergen

Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made Tue, Oct 11 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre “David Gergen knows power, and he understands leadership… An invaluable guide to making things – good things – happen.” – Jon Meacham A former White House adviser to four U.S. presidents, CNN analyst and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership, David Gergen draws from his experiences as a trusted voice on national issues to uncover the fundamental elements of effective leadership. Gergen traces the journeys of iconic leaders past and present, including pathbreakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, John McCain and Harvey Milk; historic icons like Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt; and contemporary game changers like Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Maria Ressa

How to Stand Up to a Dictator Thu, Jan 19 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall “A Filipino journalist who stands at 5 foot 2 but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth.” – Amal Clooney Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. The recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has been arrested multiple times for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her new book How to Stand Up to a Dictator tells the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts and how social media is killing our freedoms.


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photo: Richard Jopson

Ian Bremmer

The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats – and Our Response – Will Change the World Thu, Nov 10 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre “Ian Bremmer’s great talent is in helping us understand, in the most human terms, what must be done to protect the only world we have, and how we might do it.” – Van Jones, CNN Host and Dream Corps Founder As a leading global political risk expert, Ian Bremmer uniquely understands the social, economic and technological forces shaping the next wave of global politics. In his new book, The Power of Crisis, the renowned political scientist draws lessons from global challenges of the past 100 years – including global health emergencies, transformative climate change and the AI revolution – to demonstrate how we can respond to the great crises unfolding over the next decade. Bremmer provides a roadmap for surviving – even thriving in – the 21st century, showing how we can create worldwide prosperity and opportunity.

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Nina Totenberg

Dinners with Ruth: The Power of Friendships Tue, Feb 7 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Free book with Word of Mouth series purchase (while supplies last). “Nina and Ruth are each legends in their own right… this is a must-read for anyone with an interest in history, politics, the law, and media.” – Ari Shapiro, host of All Things Considered One of the country’s most respected journalists and a doyenne of the Supreme Court, award-winning legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg shines a light on the inner workings of our nation’s highest court. Considered “the crème de la crème” of NPR (Newsweek), Totenberg has been recognized by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting and won every major journalism award in broadcasting. Her new memoir, Dinners with Ruth, details her decades-long friendship with the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and how together they paved the way for future generations of women by tearing down professional and legal barriers.


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Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human Wed, Mar 8 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

“Mukherjee has a storyteller’s flair and a gift for translating complex medical concepts into simple language.” The Wall Street Journal

photo: Deborah Feingold

From cancer physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee comes his new book, The Song of the Cell, an exploration of medicine and our radical new ability to manipulate cells. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Emperor of All Maladies and the No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Gene, Mukherjee continues his investigation of what it means to be human in this story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them and are now using that knowledge to create new humans.

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World Arts & Music series

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From Ukraine

DakhaBrakha Thu, Oct 6 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre “From the first moment the group starts performing, it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic it weaves… utter brilliance.” NPR From Kyiv, DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music, weaving ancient Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop, the avant-garde and traditional instrumentation from around the world. At the crossroads of folklore and theater, DakhaBrakha has honed an evocative musical approach that “brings a beguiling blend of music from an anguished nation” (The Boston Globe). Prepare yourself for a sonic feast that celebrates the spirit and determination of Ukraine.


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From India and Sri Lanka

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble Āhuti in Collaboration with Chitrasena Dance Company

Wed, Oct 19 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall photo: Karthik Venkatraman

“So beguiling, you resist blinking in case you miss a moment!” The Herald One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble has the unprecedented distinction of making The New York Times’ “Best Dance of the Year” list two years in a row. More than a dance company, Nrityagram was founded as a Gurukula (school) devoted to Indian dance. The all-female ensemble’s daily life of intensive training and meditation produces captivating performances that are at once sensual and lyrical. For Āhuti, men and women of the Sri Lankan company Chitrasena join the women of Nrityagram’s Odissi troupe, comprising a large ensemble of dancers and musicians.

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From South Africa

Soweto Gospel Choir

HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming Wed, Nov 2 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “Nothing less than an international treasure.” JazzTimes Brimming with energy and thrilling transcendent harmonies, the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is beloved the world over for its ensemble flair and indomitable spirit. Commemorating South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., they’ll perform a rousing program of South African gospel and spirituals in a variety of languages, and heartfelt renditions of songs made famous by Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin. Prepare to be uplifted by 17 transcendent voices and a driving percussion section!


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From Japan


Tsuzumi: One Earth Tour Fri, Feb 10 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

photo: Takashi Okamoto

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

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Matthew Whitaker Thu, Nov 17 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “What this prodigy can do better than anything else, and arguably anyone else, is play piano, organ and keyboards.” DownBeat At 10, Matthew Whitaker opened for Stevie Wonder’s induction into the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. At 15, he became a Yamaha Artist, the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists. Now, the 20-year-old composer and pianist – one of the hottest new names in jazz – makes his Santa Barbara debut following two acclaimed albums and a feature on CBS’ 60 Minutes. “I am a musician, who happens to be blind,” says Whitaker. “I have been blessed with a God given gift and my prayer is that I can continue to be a blessing and inspiration to others.”

ARTEMIS Renee Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Alexa Tarantino, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller

Sun, Apr 23 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall “A killer line-up of players… they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound.” NPR ARTEMIS is an international ensemble of modern jazz masters named for the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt. Founded in 2017 under the banner of International Women’s Day, the group made a memorable splash at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, followed by a debut recording on Blue Note in 2020. Each member is a composer and bandleader in her own right, and the collective’s repertoire draws from new compositions written expressly for them to classics by Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter.


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photo: Jacob Blickenstaff


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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Christian Sands, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Lakecia Benjamin, Yasushi Nakamura, Clarence Penn

Sun, Jan 29 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Celebrating 65 Years, the illustrious Monterey Jazz Festival once again sends six of its finest jazz ambassadors to Santa Barbara as part of its popular touring program. Multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, one of the “bestrounded and unique jazz vocalists singing today” (All About Jazz), and Kurt Elling, “the standout male jazz vocalist of our time” (The New York Times), scat, swoon and soar as they bring swing standards, moody ballads, bop favorites and Latin hits to life.

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Chamber Arts series

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Ensemble Intercontemporain Matthias Pintscher, Conductor The world’s greatest contemporary ensemble performs a new score to an old movie. Sat, Jan 28 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

“Ensemble Intercontemporain is the Stradivarius of modern music.” 2022 Polar Music Prize Announcement Regarded as the world’s leading contemporary music group, Ensemble Intercontemporain makes a rare appearance to present Olga Neuwirth’s score for the 1924 satirical silent film Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City Without Jews). Under music director Matthias Pintscher, the French musicians will accompany the movie directed by Hans Karl Breslauer for which Neuwirth wrote music “both touching and harsh, warm-hearted and open, amusing and furious, involved and distanced, humorous and sad all at once.”

Danish String Quartet The Doppelgänger Project, Part III Thu, Apr 13 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”) Anna Thorvaldsdóttir: New work for String Quartet (Arts & Lectures Co-commission) Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118

“One of the best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post), the Danish returns with the third concert in its Doppelgänger Project, pairing Schubert’s “Rosamunde” Quartet with a newly commissioned work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir. One of the most original voices of her generation, Thorvaldsdóttir wields a “seemingly boundless textural imagination” (The New York Times) to create captivating musical landscapes at once grand and personal.


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photo: Caroline Bittencourt

“Their command of the score is absolute… impressively cohesive.” The New York Times on Doppelganger, Part II

Alisa Weilerstein, cello FRAGMENTS

Fri, Mar 10 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall “My greatest hope is to create a series of performances that will deepen the possibilities of connection between audience and performer.” – Alisa Weilerstein on FRAGMENTS “Weilerstein is a throwback to an earlier age of classical performers: not content merely to serve as a vessel for the composer’s wishes, she inhabits a piece fully and turns it to her own ends.” The New York Times

An Arts & Lectures Co-commission

photo: Marco Borggreve

FRAGMENTS is a groundbreaking project for solo cello that weaves together the 36 movements of Bach’s solo cello suites and 27 newly commissioned works, dividing the whole into six hour-long chapters to be released over several seasons. Within each chapter, individual movements from a single suite and a selection of new works are mindfully arranged into a new emotional arc, set within an atmosphere of responsive lighting and scenic architecture. The music is performed without pause and without a program, creating a wholly original experience that empowers audiences to surrender to their senses.

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Hear & Now series

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Jean Rondeau, harpsichord Fri, Nov 4 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

As a solo artist and a member of the Baroque ensemble Nevermind, Jean Rondeau has expanded the boundaries of early music and earned universal acclaim for his recordings and live performances. His outstanding talent and innovative approach to keyboard repertoire will be on full display with this performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, presented in its complete form, with the indicated repeats and judicious insertion of moments of silence.

Attacca Quartet

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“Rondeau is a wizard: forget grace, forget melancholy – this is brilliance.” Gramophone (U.K.)

Sun, Mar 5 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte, Evergreen, and additional compositions for string quartet

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


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photo: David Goddard

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

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano Thu, May 11 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall Works by Galuppi, Mozart, C.P.E. Bach, Haydn and Cimarosa

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An “outright sensation… the playing was transfixing.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Icelandic virtuoso Víkingur Ólafsson combines out-of-this-world musicianship with an unusual gift for programming. His concerts are carefully calibrated compositions; each segment comments on those that come before and after. At Hahn Hall, Ólafsson will perform a Mozart & Contemporaries program that sheds light on lesser-known figures such as Domenico Cimarosa and Baldassare Galuppi and illuminates obscure, daring works by Mozart and Haydn. This intimate recital offers a rare opportunity to explore unheard depths and connections among music’s greatest composers.

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Americana series

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Charley Crockett Sun, Oct 2 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre “Some voices are unmistakable. True modern troubadour Charley Crockett has one such voice, and he knows how to use it.” Grammys.com

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


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Photo: Bobby Cochran

“Crockett is an old-school country music superstar in waiting.” Independent (U.K.)

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

photo: Marc Baptiste

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

Watkins Family Hour Tue, Nov 29 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “Sean and Sara Watkins are akin to royalty in American folk circles.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Photo: Jacob Boll

Brother and sister Sean and Sara Watkins bring their bluegrass musical variety show to town with a special 20th anniversary edition. The duo are a model of sibling harmony as founding members of Nickel Creek – their hugely successful, Grammy-winning trio with childhood friend Chris Thile – and hosts of a two-decade residency at LA’s famed Largo club. Get ready for a lively evening of authentic Americana and a very special guest or two!

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Vanguard series

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Sacre by Circa

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


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

32 Sounds

A Film by Sam Green with Live Music by JD Samson Thu, Apr 6 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “Bursting with humor, emotion and curiosity, 32 Sounds is a uniquely mind-expanding plunge into a dimension of the human experience so many of us take for granted, a rare and rewarding sonic journey with the potential to enrich our lives.” Variety A premiere selection of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, 32 Sounds is an immersive new “live cinema” documentary that explores the universal influence of sound. Weaving together a series of 32 vignettes, each about a specific audio recording that hits an emotional, political or conceptual note, the project is a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part Fri, Apr 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw joins Sō Percussion as vocalist for 10 songs she co-composed with the quartet members. Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part explores soil cultivation as a metaphor for creativity and collaboration. Shaw’s remarkable ear for melody and harmony and Sō’s playful sense of rhythmic invention come together in this strikingly original music. Taking inspiration from James Joyce, ABBA, American roots music, plainchant, Christian hymns and stories from the Old Testament, Sō Percussion and Caroline Shaw dissolve the boundaries between classical and pop.

Photo: Shervin Lainez

Sō Percussion offers an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.” The New Yorker

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Young at Heart series

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Cirque FLIP Fabrique Muse

Sun, Feb 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

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


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

Step Afrika! Thu, Feb 16 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall “In the bodies of these skilled performers, the beat is obviously unstoppable.” The New York Times

Photo: Sekou Luke

Drums were once outlawed among enslaved Africans in the American South as a way of curtailing communication, connection and culture. But rhythm could not be suppressed, and it was preserved and transmitted through body percussion: juba, hambone, tap dance and stepping. Step Afrika! continues and extends the long tradition of stepping, integrating contemporary dance and art forms with songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation to create a compelling artistic experience that will leave your heart pounding.

George Hinchliffe’s

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Sat, Apr 22 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Photo: Allison Burke

“Sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing.” The New York Times Lady Gaga. Wagner. Talking Heads. No repertoire is safe from the artistry and insanity of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. With punk rock sensibilities and restrained British humor, this eight-piece band of expert strummers and singers has charmed audiences the world over. Devilishly irreverent and shockingly eclectic, the orchestra is a bona fide U.K. national treasure, inspiring an international love affair with its humble four-string namesake.

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Additional Events

The Linda Lindas Sat, Oct 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “In pigtails and power-clashing plaids, they may be the country’s most exciting teen punk band, a galvanizing combination of wholesome and fierce.” The New York Times “Growing Up has the group taking its place among a small class of female punk icons that includes Lydia Lunch, Poly Styrene, fellow Angelenos the Go-Go’s and, of course, legendary Japanese punkrockers Shonen Knife.” Variety The Linda Lindas may have broken out in 2021 with their viral video, “Racist, Sexist Boy,” an original song performed at the Los Angeles Public Library, but they have been carrying on LA’s spirit of ’70s punk, power pop and new wave since 2018, sharing the stage with indie heroes like Best Coast, Bleached, Money Mark and Bikini Kill. Ranging in age from 11 to 17, half Asian/half Latinx sisters, cousins and friends Bela, Lucia, Eloise and Mila are ascending rock’s new feminist front, coolly shredding through songs about identity, friendship, power and cats.


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An Evening with

Laird Hamilton Sun, Oct 16 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre “I hope my legacy is one that I made people believe that they can do things that they didn’t think they could do.” – Laird Hamilton “Laird is flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest. He is the best big-wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” Surfer Magazine A big-wave surfer and pioneer in the world of action water sports, Laird Hamilton is a hardcharging athlete, renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding. He is the subject of the documentary Take Every Wave, and his bestselling book Liferider tackles human resilience, relationships, business, technology, risk-taking and the importance of respecting the natural world. Explore the courage, ambition and talent that push a person to greatness in an evening with the American icon who changed the sport of big-wave surfing forever.

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An Evening with

John Irving Tue, Oct 25 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Free book with ticket purchase (while supplies last). “Irving’s characters can beguile us onto thin ice and persuade us to dance there. His instinctive mark is the moral choice stripped bare, and his aim is impressive.” The Washington Post Book World

Photo: Derek O’Donnell

One of the world’s great novelists, John Irving has written some of the most acclaimed books of our time. He won a National Book Award for The World According to Garp, an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules and a Lambda Literary Award for In One Person. His all-time bestselling novel is A Prayer for Owen Meany. In 2019, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for Literature by the National Arts Club, presented to the most influential artists in their fields. Releasing in October, The Last Chairlift will be his 15th novel and, according to the author, his last.

Carla Morrison Thu, Oct 27 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall “Pop music with a healthy sense of grandeur.” Pitchfork “From the gravity and spaciousness of rock… to the surreal depths and computer-aided transparency of 21st-century pop.” The New York Times “One the major lyricists of her generation” (NPR), the Latin Grammy Award winner and international sensation Carla Morrison makes her Santa Barbara debut. She describes her 2021 release, El Renacimiento, as her “most personal album yet.” That’s something coming from an artist renowned for her raw, emotional retellings of heartbreak and loss. In concert, Morrison delivers multi-dimensional versions of her songs in a voice saturated with genuine emotions.


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An Evening with

Nigella Lawson Sat, Nov 12 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre

Photo: Matt Holyoak

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

Jake Shimabukuro Christmas in Hawai’i

Thu, Dec 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre “If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.” – Jake Shimabukuro Exploring his seemingly limitless musical vocabulary on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has grown from local phenom to Hollywood Bowl headliner, taking the ukulele to points previously thought impossible. The jolly ambassador of aloha brings joy to the world with Christmas in Hawai’i. Drawing on his signature favorites, a vibrant catalog of holiday classics and selections from his recent Jake & Friends album, this merry live show is sure to make spirits bright.

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Mariachi Sol de Mexico José Hernàndez’ Merry-Achi Christmas Wed, Dec 7 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre “Mariachi is the heart, the soul and the passion of Mexico.” – José Hernàndez Led by the incomparable José Hernàndez, Mariachi Sol de Mexico offers a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. One of the world’s foremost mariachi groups, Mariachi Sol de Mexico has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage with artists ranging from Lady Gaga to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

An Evening of Stand-up with

Tig Notaro

Sat, Jan 21 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

Photo: Mandee Johnson

“Notaro’s Live has become one of the most iconic comedy sets in recent history.” Los Angeles Times


Named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time, Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated comedian, writer, radio contributor and actor. She wrote and starred in the groundbreaking TV show One Mississippi and just released her second HBO special, Tig Notaro: Drawn. In 2021, Notaro co-directed the feature film Am I OK?, which debuted at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. She hosts the criticallyacclaimed advice podcast Don’t Ask Tig and co-hosts the hilarious documentary film podcast Tig and Cheryl: True Story.

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An Evening with

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

Photo: Bill Hayes

“As it turns out, not reaching the intended destination becomes entirely the point and power of this mischievous, wise, and wildly entertaining novel.” The New York Times Amor Towles is heir to the American literary tradition of thrilling narratives that follow memorable young men on intricate journeys of risk, discovery and redemption. Through his evocative, absorbing novels including Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway, Towles has become a critical favorite and a popular success.

Pink Martini

featuring China Forbes Fri, Feb 3 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre Photo: Chris Hornbecker

“A rollicking around-the-world musical adventure.”– Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Perennial favorite Pink Martini returns for an evening of elevated international entertainment. Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in many languages, this globetrotting ensemble speaks fluent fun. Their delightful shows offer the perfect occasion for dressing up and having a night on the town. Thoughtful, elegant and blessed with flawless musicianship, Pink Martini guarantees an enchanted evening.

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

A&L Council member Dorothy Largay and granddaughter enjoying Arts Adventures

Access for ALL serves more than 30,000 students and community members annually.

UCSB Students

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Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI): Enriching lifelong 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


Student Charlene Macharia celebrates at a pre-event reception for UCSB’s Promise Scholars

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Lifelong Learners

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

Jody & John Arnhold

UCSB students meet with Grammy Award-winning violinist Jennifer Koh photo: David Bazemore

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Thank you to our Education and Viva Sponsors

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

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason coaches UCSB collaborative piano student Erik Lawrence in a master class

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Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Vernard Gilmore leading a master class for UCSB students


Arnhold A&L Education Initiative A&L’s mission – educate, entertain, inspire – received a big boost from Jody & John Arnhold this past season with a new three-year commitment to create the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative. 1

Through this initiative, A&L has already begun to deepen its signature cross-campus collaborations, connecting featured guests with students in the classroom.


“The Arnhold Education Initiative enabled thousands of UCSB students access to many extraordinary arts events. Without the Arnholds, many first- and secondgeneration college students, or non-arts majors would have had no access to some of today’s most important artists. Some students had never been to the theater in their lives. They told their whole families what they saw, what it meant to them. For faculty, the Arnhold Initiative is fundamental to our ability to teach and to our students’ hope to become like the artists they see on the stage.”

– Professor Ninotchka Bennahum, Director of Dance Studies, Department of Theater and Dance


Our deepest thanks, and a standing ovation, to Jody & John Arnhold. 1. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis teaches a Jazz for Young People program at The Granada Theatre 2. UCSB jazz master class with Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill 3. UCSB dance master class with Lil Buck

John Arnhold with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis


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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 and Indigenous Collective American Indian and Indigenous 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 Center for Information, Technology and Society Center for Responsible Machine Learning Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships Carsey-Wolf Center Chicano Studies Institute College of Creative Studies College of Creative Studies: Distinguished Visiting Fellow Program College of Engineering College of Letters and Science Data Science Initiative Department of Art Department of Asian American Studies Department of Black Studies

Department of Chican@ Studies Department of Computer Science 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 Psychological & Brain Sciences Department of Religious Studies Department of Statistics & Applied Probability 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 Graduate Students for Diversity in STEM (GSDS) 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 Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity Students for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UCSB Alumni UCSB Athletics UCSB ESTEEM Scholars UCSB Library UCSB Promise Scholars UCSB Propel Scholars UCSB Reads UCSB Student Engagement & Leadership UCSB Student Health: Alcohol & Drug Program UCSB Summer Culture and Community Grant 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. 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.


Join Arts & Lectures Today Stellar performers. Global thinkers. Imaginative achievers.

You help make this happen. Support for our program comes from you, our community members, sponsors, contributors and advocates. Your generosity contributes to the countless efforts on and off stage that bring strength and vivacity to our community.

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“From mainstage events to educational opportunities for students of all ages – the cultural life is so enriched here. We love A&L!”

– Lead Sponsors and Council member Timothy O. & Audrey Fisher with Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci

“As proud UCSB alumni, we believe Arts & Lectures adds much to a college student’s experience. We are also inspired by A&L’s programs, and are honored to provide our support.”

– A&L Partners and Event Sponsors Bruce & Susan Worster

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“A&L is remarkable in its mission, bringing acclaimed artistic and intellectual geniuses to engage and enlighten our communities. I am awed and grateful.”


– Leadership Circle member and ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! supporter Linda Stafford Burrows


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1. A&L Council member Sara Miller McCune with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis 2. A&L Program Advisor Bruce Heavin and A&L Council member Lynda Weinman with data scientist and author Cathy O’Neil 3. A&L Partner John Arnhold with Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet 4. A&L Partner Wayne Rosing and A&L Council member Dorothy Largay 5. A&L Community Partner and Council member Natalie Orfalea and Community Partner Lou Buglioli with author and speaker Father Gregory Boyle


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6. A&L Ambassador, Council member and Leadership Circle member Anne Towbes with A&L Partner and Council member Marcy Carsey 7. A&L Partners John Mike and Marcia Cohen with Ashley Wheater, Joffrey’s Artistic Director, and his partner Brian Johnson 8. A&L Council Co-chair Rich Janssen, A&L Director of Public Lectures Caitlin O’Hara, A&L Partner Ed McKinley, A&L Council member Dorothy Largay and A&L Council Co-chair Kath Lavidge 9. A&L Partner Nora McNeely-Hurley with Wynton Marsalis of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra 10. A&L Partner Martha Gabbert with Speaking with Pico series moderator Pico Iyer 11. A&L Partners and Event Sponsors Bob and Siri Marshall and Dori Pierson Carter and Chris Carter with Pico Iyer








1. A&L Partner Betsy Atwater and A&L Leadership Circle member Merrill Sherman 2. A&L Partners Bruce and Susan Worster with A&L Associate Director Meghan Bush 3. A&L Partner and Event Sponsor Mary Becker with Father Gregory Boyle 4. A&L Leadership Circle members NancyBell Coe and William Burke with violinist Jennifer Koh 5. Bill Pierce and A&L Dance Series Sponsor Sheila Wald 6. Guests enjoy the A&L Producers Circle reception at Villa & Vine prior to one of The Joffrey Ballet performances





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7. A&L Leadership Circle members Ron and Stacy Pulice with Pico Iyer 8. A&L Leadership Circle members Bridget Yin and Russell Steiner 9. A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci with A&L Producers Circle member Judith Hopkinson and A&L Council member Dorothy Largay 10. A&L Leadership Circle member Annette Caleel with Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet and longtime A&L supporter Irma Jurkowitz 11. Guest Kate Shah with A&L Leadership Circle member Jillian Muller and A&L Partner Laura O’Connor 12. A&L Executive Producers Circle members Jennifer and Jonathan Blum with A&L Senior Director of Development and Special Initiatives, Stacy Cullison 13. A&L Leadership Circle members Kirt and Nicole Woodhouse 14. Christopher and Lisa Lloyd with author and speaker, Annette Gordon-Reed 15. Pat Sweem and A&L Executive Producers Circle member Leslie Sweem Bhutani








1. A&L Executive Producers Circle members Peggy Lubchenco and Steve Gaines, UCSB Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 2. A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci with A&L Leadership Circle members Richard and Marilyn Mazess 3. A&L Leadership Circle members Joe and Tana Christie with The Joffrey Ballet’s Ashley Wheater 4. A&L Executive Producers Circle members Judy Wainright Mitchell and Jim Mitchell 5. A&L Executive Producers Circle members Lisa Reich and Bob Johnson 6. Legacy donors and A&L Ambassador Eva and Yoel Haller 7. Arts & Lectures welcomes everyone back to Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus


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

Peruvian music group La Patronal leads a community parade through downtown Santa Barbara

Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar perform for families at Isla Vista School Peruvian music group La Patronal at Adams Elementary School

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2022-2023 Season October 2 Charley Crockett 6 DakhaBrakha 8 SW!NG OUT, A Joyce Theater Production 11 David Gergen, Hearts Touched with Fire 12 Sacre by Circa 15 The Linda Lindas 16 Laird Hamilton 19 The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Āhuti 25 John Irving 27 Carla Morrison November 2 Soweto Gospel Choir

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HOPE – It’s Been a Long Time Coming

4 Jean Rondeau, harpsichord 10 Ian Bremmer, The Power of Crisis 12 Nigella Lawson 15 Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, What Problem? 16 Allison Russell 17 Matthew Whitaker 29 Watkins Family Hour December 1 Jake Shimabukuro, Christmas in Hawai’i 7 Mariachi Sol de Mexico José Hernàndez’ Merry-Achi Christmas

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

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