UCSB Arts & Lectures - Season Brochure 2023-2024

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2023-2024 Season

Dear A&L Friends and Family,

In the year ahead, we will embark on new adventures, reunite with longtime favorites and engage with big ideas. But this program is more than the sum of its parts. Community is at the heart of everything we do at Arts & Lectures – it’s as important as the inspiration you find on stage. Together we can create and facilitate connection, something we need now, perhaps more than ever. Together with these cultural leaders, we can improve our understanding of who we are and how we relate to each other. Together we can spark joy.

And speaking of joy, there is plenty to go around, from opening night with viral music sensation Jacob Collier to Best New Artist Samara Joy.

From New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck to Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, the Dance series is guaranteed to leave you elated.

Top divas Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald will delight in a suite of Great Performances.

Witness Pulitzer Prize-winning artistic genius Rhiannon Giddens in two must-see configurations: Silkroad Ensemble and with her band.

Unlock your hidden potential with thought leader Adam Grant, while Pico Iyer has wide-ranging conversations with esteemed people of letters including Oprah’s Book Club favorite Abraham Verghese

The health of our planet is elemental. Earth, Air, Fire, Water features fresh takes on the changing climate.

With K-12, UCSB and lifelong education, plus the continuation this fall of the Justice for All programming initiative, there is so much more than meets the eye. Explore, dig in, take a chance. Let’s do it together.

With deepest gratitude,

Celesta M. Billeci Miller McCune Executive Director
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Cultural ambassador Yo-Yo Ma and Celesta M. Billeci

We educate. We entertain. We inspire.

“Music and dance have an uncanny ability to take you on a journey to unknown places. We’re very fortunate here in Santa Barbara to have UCSB Arts & Lectures helping to curate our cultural adventures.”

Santa Barbara Independent

Community Partners

1. World-renowned musicians Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma dazzle with an all-Beethoven program at The Granada Theatre 2. Journalist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Maria Ressa speaks to a packed house at Campbell Hall 3. Ballet Preljocaj performs a stunningly reimagined Swan Lake at The Granada Theatre 4. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on stage with local students from Sing! children’s chorus 5. Country music superstar Charley Crockett opens A&L’s 2022-23 season at the Arlington Theatre Above: Free Summer Cinema at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Cover photo: Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ©RJ Muna
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Opposite page inset and photo 4: Isaac Hernández de Lipa; all other photos: David Bazemore

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Contents Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12 Great Performances A . . . . . . . . . 13-15 Great Performances B 16-18 Great Performances Suite 19 Word of Mouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23 Global Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-30 Americana 31-33 Hear & Now 34-36 Speaking with Pico . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-39 Earth, Air, Fire, Water . . . . . . . . . . . 40-42 Vanguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44 Additional Events 45-48 Viva 49 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-53 Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-61 Patron Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-63 Full-time, currently-enrolled
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Rhiannon Giddens Nov 9 & Apr 23 Adam Grant Nov 16 Herbie Hancock Apr 17 Kristin Chenoweth Nov 5 Tiler Peck and Michelle Dorrance Oct 25 Jacob Collier Oct 1 Renée Fleming Feb 1
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2023-2024 Lineup

Look for more events to be added throughout the season.



Sun, Oct 1 Jacob Collier (p. 27)

Wed, Oct 4 Martha Graham Dance Company (p. 8)

Sun, Oct 8 Nickel Creek (p. 31)

Tue, Oct 10 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Gautier Capuçon, cello (p. 13)

Tue, Oct 17 Jeff Goodell (p. 40)

Tue, Oct 24 Jill Lepore (p. 20)

Wed, Oct 25 Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends (p. 9)

Thu, Oct 26 Walter Isaacson in Conversation with Pico Iyer (p. 37)


Sat, Nov 4 David Sedaris (p. 45)

Sun, Nov 5 Kristin Chenoweth (p. 46)

Wed, Nov 8 Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne (p. 16)

Thu, Nov 9 American Railroad: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens (p. 24)

Wed, Nov 15 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer featuring Rakesh Chaurasia (p. 25)

Thu, Nov 16 Adam Grant (p. 21)

Fri, Nov 17 Daniil Trifonov, piano (p. 14)

Thu, Nov 30 Audra McDonald in Concert (p. 15)


Fri, Dec 1 Seong-Jin Cho, piano (p. 17)

Wed, Dec 6 Mariachi Sol de México

José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas (p. 47)

Fri, Dec 8 Samara Joy, A Joyful Holiday (p. 28)



Thu, Jan 25 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (p. 47)

Sat, Jan 27 Limón Dance Company (p. 10)

Sun, Jan 28 Zlatomir Fung, cello and Benjamin Hochman, piano (p. 35)

Wed, Jan 31 Nita Farahany and Nicholas Thompson (p. 22)


Thu, Feb 1 Renée Fleming in Recital (p. 18)

Sat, Feb 3 Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane (p. 34)

Sun, Feb 4 Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea (p. 32)

Tue, Feb 6 Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (p. 40)

Thu, Feb 8 Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Tour (p. 29)

Wed, Feb 21 Abraham Verghese in Conversation with Pico Iyer (p. 38)

Thu, Feb 22 Taj Mahal Quartet and Sona Jobarteh (p. 26)

Sun, Feb 25 Leila Josefowicz, violin and John Novacek, piano (p. 14)


Tue, Mar 5 Batsheva Dance Company (p. 11)

Thu, Mar 7 Meow Meow, The Wild Women of the Weimar Republic (p. 43)

Sat, Mar 9 Tommy Emmanuel (p. 48)


Tue, Apr 9 Lauren Groff in Conversation with Pico Iyer (p. 39)

Wed, Apr 10 Danish String Quartet (p. 17)

Fri, Apr 12 Fatoumata Diawara (p. 25)

Tue, Apr 16 Cristina Mittermeier (p. 41)

Wed, Apr 17 Herbie Hancock (p. 30)

Fri, Apr 19 Antonio Sánchez Birdman Live 10th Anniversary (p. 44)

Sat, Apr 20 Randall Goosby, violin and Zhu Wang, piano (p. 36)

Tue, Apr 23 Rhiannon Giddens and her band (p. 33)

Wed, Apr 24 Evan Osnos (p. 23)

Fri, Apr 26 Alonzo King LINES Ballet (p. 12)

Sat, Apr 27 Kronos Quartet | Five Decades (p. 43)


Wed, May 1 Suzanne Simard (p. 42)

Wed, May 15 Ephrat Asherie Dance (p. 48)

Thu, May 16 Bruce Liu, piano (p. 35)

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Dance series

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100th Anniversary Tour Martha Graham Dance Company

Janet Eilber, Artistic Director

Wed, Oct 4 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre


Martha Graham: Dark Meadow Suite

Agnes de Mille: Rodeo, featuring live music

Hofesh Shechter: CAVE

“These men and women easily embody the choreographer’s sense of dancers as angelic athletes.” The Wall Street Journal

Recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, Martha Graham single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form. In this evening of new and reimagined works framing a Graham classic, the company performs Hofesh Shechter’s high-energy CAVE and Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite, an abstract work about life’s journey and the search for connection with one’s self and one’s community. A reconstruction of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo rounds out the program, with a reorchestration of Aaron Copland’s score performed by a live bluegrass ensemble.

“As spellbinding and prescient as ever.”
The New York Times
“One of the seven wonders of the artistic universe.”
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The Washington Post

Vanity Fair

“5 stars for the pyrotechnic Tiler Peck & Friends.”

Financial Times

Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends

Wed, Oct 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck embraces the role of director for Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends, turning up the heat with an innovative, handpicked repertoire by some of today’s most exciting talent. The virtuosic program includes Thousandth Orange, set to live music composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw; an electric pas de deux choreographed by Alonzo King; a collaboration with tap star and Santa Barbara favorite Michelle Dorrance; and a dynamic finale reflecting Peck’s creative partnership with choreographer William Forsythe, set to music by James Blake.

“The most magical dancer of our time.”
photo: Christopher Duggan photo: Christopher Duggan West Coast Premiere
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Dance series

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Enduring Icon of Contemporary Dance

Limón Dance Company

Dante Puleio, Artistic Director

Sat, Jan 27 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Celebrate more than 75 years of Limón Dance Company with this program of new and reconstructed works highlighting choreographer José Limón’s unique contributions to dance. In addition to Limón’s classic solo, Chaconne, the evening features Danzas Mexicanas, Missa Brevis, which incorporates dancers from Santa Barbara Dance Theater and Migrant Mother, a new commission by contemporary Mexican choreographer Raúl Tamez, who was honored with a 2022 Bessie Award for creating this powerful reflection on the migrant experience.

photo: Scott Groller
“We believe that we are never more truly and profoundly human than when we dance.”
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– José Limón

California Premiere

Acclaimed Contemporary Dance From Israel

Batsheva Dance Company


Choreography by Ohad Naharin

Tue, Mar 5 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“MOMO… is breathtaking. It has clarity, precision and economy, simplicity and depth, a secret.” Globes (Israel) “The company has ascended to the upper echelons of contemporary dance.” The New York Times Titan of contemporary dance and creator of the Gaga movement language Ohad Naharin brings his powerhouse Tel Aviv-based company back to Santa Barbara with MOMO. Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall and Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis provide the slow-simmering musical backdrop to this daring new work. MOMO has two souls, with separate yet conjoined narratives running alongside one another, hypnotic and intense. Through it all, a shared passion of deep sorrow and beauty unfolds on stage.

“There’s no other company that dances quite like this.”
Haaretz (Israel)
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Dance series

A Celebration Fusing Spirituals and Dance Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Deep River

Alonzo King, Artistic Director

Fri, Apr 26 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“A striking reminder of the universality King has reclaimed for ballet.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Deep River soars along a highway to the heavens, taking us on a journey from chaos and despair to revelation and deliverance.” See Chicago Dance

Blurring the lines between classical and contemporary, San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet is renowned for its impeccable technique, captivating dancers and rich visual works. Alonzo King’s newest creation, Deep River, uses spiritual music from Black and Jewish traditions alongside original compositions by Jason Moran to assert the power of hope in the face of seemingly impossible odds. The piece premiered last year to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary and is described by King as a reminder that “love is the ocean that we rose from, swim in, and will one day return to” – and that love can set us free.

“King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today.”
San Francisco Chronicle
photo: RJ Muna
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Great Performances A series

Superstar Trio’s U.S. Debut

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Tue, Oct 10 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre


Haydn: Piano Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28

Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, op. 66

“Sophistication and suavity, both clarity and freedom.” The New York Times on Jean-Yves Thibaudet

“Batiashvili’s fearless playing is so tonally rich and technically immaculate.” The Guardian (U.K.)

“Fierce concentration and taut virtuosity.” Bachtrack on Gautier Capuçon

Three friends and award-winning classical stars come together for an evening of chamber music at the highest level of cohesion and artistic insight. Gautier Capuçon’s powerful cello blends with the warm, brilliant tone of violinist Lisa Batiashvili and the finesse of Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program of masterpieces that showcases their individual and collaborative gifts. “When you have the possibility to play incredible music with great friends onstage, this is just pure luxury,” Capuçon says. “There is nothing better than that.”

photos (left to right): Andrew Eccles, Andrew Eccles, Anoush Abrar
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Great Performances A series

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Daniil Trifonov, piano

Fri, Nov 17 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall


Rameau: Suite in A Minor, RCT 5

Mozart: Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332

Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, op. 54

Beethoven: Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”)

“Without question the most astounding pianist of our age.” The Times (U.K.)

Precise, imaginative, tender and above all thrilling, Daniil Trifonov has earned a reputation as the must-hear pianist of the 21st century. Equally adept at discovering new possibilities in mid18th century works as he is scaling the heights of Beethoven’s majestic “Hammerklavier” sonata, Trifonov combines dazzling technique with depth of feeling and extraordinary musicality.

Leila Josefowicz, violin

John Novacek, piano

Sun, Feb 25 / 4 PM / Campbell Hall


Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor, L. 140

Szymanowski: Mythes, op. 30

Erkki-Sven Tüür: Conversio for Violin and Piano

Stravinsky: Divertimento from Le Baiser de la fée

“Josefowicz is magnificent… whether negotiating ferocious technical challenges or playing with gentle lyrical wonder.” The Strad (U.K.)

An invaluable advocate for living composers, Leila Josefowicz has premiered dozens of new works for violin including concertos written expressly for her by John Adams, Esa Pekka-Salonen and many others. Josefowicz’ program illuminates the path to contemporary music that travels through expressionism. Works by Debussy and Szymanowski transport us to a lush, harmonic fantasy world, while those by Tüür and Stravinsky continue our journey into a more visceral realm that delights us with unexpected humor, excitement and passion.

photo: Dario Acosta photo: Tom Zimberoff
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Audra McDonald in Concert

Thu, Nov 30 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

“Audra McDonald is the finest stage actress of her generation. She is nothing short of magnificent.”

The Wall Street Journal

“Broadway’s greatest voice.”

New York Magazine

The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald is as stunningly eloquent in song as she is acting a role. She’s been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts for “her rich, soulful voice [that] continues to take her audiences to new heights.” Enjoy an intimate evening with a national treasure as McDonald performs works from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and beyond.

photo: Allison Michael Orenstein
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Great Performances B series

Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne

Daniel Dodds, Leader and Artistic Director

Wed, Nov 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

“One cannot fail to be mesmerized by Midori’s flawless technique, by the orchestra of colors she coaxes from just four strings, by the eloquence and rhetoric of her phrasing.”

BBC Music Magazine

Combining graceful precision with intimate expression, visionary violinist Midori is sure to transfix audiences in this performance with Europe’s most distinguished string orchestra. In 2020, Midori and Switzerland’s Festival Strings Lucerne commemorated Beethoven’s 250th birthday by recording the composer’s Violin Concerto and his two Romances. The recipient of a prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime artistic achievement, the Grammy Award-winning artist, activist and educator recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut with the New York Philharmonic.


Honegger: Pastorale d’Été, H. 31

Richard Dubugnon: Caprice No. 4 (“Es muss sein!”)

Schumann: Violin Concerto in D Minor, WoO 23

Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F Major, op. 50

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, op. 92

West Coast Premiere photo (bottom): Fabrice Umiglia
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Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Fri, Dec 1 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall


Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor

Ravel: Menuet sur le nom de Haydn

Ravel: Miroirs

Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K. 540

Liszt: Selections from Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161

“Cho is a master. He displayed an impressive variety of tonal colors and remarkable technique, dispatched with jaw-dropping panache.” The Wall Street Journal

Pianist Seong‐Jin Cho returns with an eclectic program demonstrating his remarkable range and subtle approach to the repertoire. Cho captured the world’s attention in 2015 when his flawless performances earned First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. His thoughtful yet assertive style drives an impressive natural sense of balance. His latest solo album, The Handel Project, was released in February 2023.

Danish String Quartet

The Doppelgänger Project, Part IV

Wed, Apr 10 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

“There are simply two kinds of string quartets: the Danish, and the others.”

Boston Classical Review

The Danish String Quartet is joined by Finnish cellist Johannes Rostamo for the eagerlyanticipated capstone to their international Doppelgänger Project. In part IV, the Danish pairs Schubert’s String Quintet, frequently cited among the greatest of all works of chamber music, with a new piece by renowned British composer Thomas Adès. Part III of the project was heralded by The New York Times as “ensemble music at its purest – a consensus interpretation, rendered selflessly in service of the group as instrument.”


Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Adès: New work for string quintet (A&L co-commission)

Schubert (arr. Danish String Quartet): Lied to be announced

U.S. Premiere of Thomas Adès Commission
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photo: Caroline Bittencourt photo: Deutsche Grammophon

Great Performances B series

4 events

National Medal of Arts Recipient Renée Fleming in Recital

Thu, Feb 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

“A superstar by any measure.”

The New York Times

“Fleming’s soprano – another exemplar of legendary beauty – soars with the force of an uncontainable soul.” The New Yorker

Radiant soprano Renée Fleming’s lustrous voice is the stuff of legends. Affectionately called “America’s Diva,” only she can claim to have sung at the Super Bowl, Buckingham Palace, a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and a presidential inauguration, in addition to all the world’s major opera houses – not to mention boasting five Grammy wins, an indie rock album and a Tony-nominated Broadway appearance. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear “one of the truly magnificent voices of our time” (Los Angeles Times) lend her trademark warmth and sensitivity to a rare recital program.

photo: Andrew Eccles
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Great Performances Suite

8 events (series A + B)

Two divas, an exceptional orchestra, and the world’s top classical touring artists for one suite price!

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Tue, Oct 10 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne

Wed, Nov 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Fri, Nov 17 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Audra McDonald in Concert

Thu, Nov 30 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Fri, Dec 1 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

Renée Fleming in Recital

Thu, Feb 1 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

Leila Josefowicz, violin

John Novacek, piano

Sun, Feb 25 / 4 PM / Campbell Hall

Danish String Quartet

The Doppelgänger Project, Part IV

Wed, Apr 10 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

photo: Allison Michael Orenstein
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Word of Mouth series

“Jill Lepore is a national treasure.”

– Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains

Award-winning Historian and Acclaimed Journalist

Jill Lepore

Amend: Rewriting the Constitution

Tue, Oct 24 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“Everything Jill Lepore writes is distinguished by intelligence, eloquence, and fresh insight.”

– Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book

Few historians have brought such insight, wisdom and empathy to public discourse as Harvard’s Jill Lepore. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, longlisted for the National Book Award and recipient of numerous awards and honors, Lepore brings her panoptic range and razor-sharp style to a discussion of the Supreme Court and the looming crisis of the U.S. Constitution’s unamendability. The U.S. Constitution was always meant to be added to and improved, so how has it become one of the most difficult constitutions in the world to change? And what are the consequences?

photo: Stephanie Mitchell
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Adam Grant

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things

Thu, Nov 16 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre

Ticket purchase includes a copy of Grant’s new book, Hidden Potential (pick up at event)

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? In this paradigm-shifting talk, organizational psychologist and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant explores why some people are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. A leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions and live more generous and creative lives, Grant is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Originals. His forthcoming book Hidden Potential, due out in October, demonstrates how we can guide others and mold ourselves to surpass our supposed limits.

photo: Jamey Stillings
“One of my favorite thinkers.”
– Malcolm Gladwell
“Smart and challenging in the best way.”
– Brené Brown
Influential Thought Leader and Bestselling Author
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“We need more guides like [Nita Farahany] to think through the challenges ahead.”

The Wall Street Journal

Leaders in Tech, Media and the Law

“Nick is singular; we’ve seen no one like him.”

The Atlantic

Nita Farahany and Nicholas Thompson

Your Brain on ChatGPT: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything

Wed, Jan 31 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“A timely global conversation about how to ensure the ethical progress of neurotech to benefit all of humanity.” – Jennifer Doudna, Nobel laureate for co-inventing CRISPR technology

How will Artificial Intelligence and robotics change the way we work, earn a living, fight wars, solve problems – even what it means to be human? As CEO of The Atlantic and former editor-in-chief of Wired, Nicholas Thompson has had unparalleled access to the tech companies developing AI. He was in the room when OpenAI first activated ChatGPT, giving him a unique perspective on how it has advanced through each iteration. Nita Farahany, a leading scholar on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging technologies, is the author of the recent book The Battle for Your Brain: Defending Your Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology. Together, Farahany and Thompson offer an insider’s view of what AI can mean for society, and how we can thrive in a future defined by new rules, new values and new possibilities.

Mouth series 4 events
Word of
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Evan Osnos

Two Superpowers: Navigating China and America in the New Age of Uncertainty

Wed, Apr 24 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Starbucks is opening a new store in China every 15 hours and TikTok is redefining American social media – even as tensions build over Taiwan, cyberhacking and threats to global health. For the first time in a generation, the world has entered an era dominated by two superpowers. Unlike rivals in the Cold War, the U.S. and China are also entwined on an unprecedented scale. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and numerous other honors for his reporting on China, Evan Osnos, one of our preeminent analysts of global affairs and U.S. politics, combines deep knowledge with up-to-theminute insights to assess the new global balance of power. Are China and America on a collision course, or can we find common ground?

“Evan Osnos has explained this new China better than any other writer.”
The Washington Post
“When Evan Osnos was in Beijing, I considered him to be the most thoughtful western writer on the ground there, bar none.”
– Ian Bremmer
photo: Pete Marovich Pulitzer Prize-winning China Expert and New Yorker Staff Writer
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Global Sounds series

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American Railroad

Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

Thu, Nov 9 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

Rhiannon Giddens, banjo, voice

Shawn Conley, bass

Pura Fé Crescioni, lap steel guitar, voice

Haruka Fujii, percussion

Sandeep Das, tablas

Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic harp

Karen Ouzounian, cello

Mazz Swift, violin, voice

Niwel Tsumbu, guitar

Francesco Turrisi, frame drums, accordion

Kaoru Watanabe, percussion

Michi Wiancko, violin

Wu Man, pipa

“Silkroad has people from all over, and that’s what makes it such a great group to represent the American story, because that’s what the American story is. We are world music.” – Rhiannon Giddens

Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration. Now under the leadership of MacArthur fellow and 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, the Silkroad Ensemble embarks on a new initiative, American Railroad, that amplifies the untold stories of African American, Chinese, Indigenous, Irish and other communities in the creation of North America’s railroads.

photo: Adam Gurczak West Coast Premiere
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Genre-bending Virtuosos

Béla Fleck

Zakir Hussain Edgar Meyer

Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia As We Speak

Wed, Nov 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“Together, the trio’s sound is nothing short of majestic.” The Denver Post Tabla and bansuri meet acoustic bass and banjo in this musical adventure. On their new album, As We Speak, this one-of-a-kind quartet made up of musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia combines the cerebral complexity of Indian ragas with the gutlevel groove of a funky bass line. In concert, they fulfill the promise of the album’s title with brilliant performances that strike an exquisite balance between compositional rigor and conversational improvisation.

Fatoumata Diawara

Fri, Apr 12 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“This hugely charismatic singer is at the top of her game.” Evening Standard (U.K.)

“One of the most inventive and dynamic performers in Africa.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Combining thrilling vocals with deft guitar work and a flair for fashion, Fatoumata Diawara is a musical sensation out of West Africa. Singing in Bambara, the language of her native Mali, along with French and English, Diawara delivers biting social commentary and plays stinging electric guitar solos that ride on her band’s sinuous funk-influenced beats. Her latest album, London Ko, was produced by Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) and reflects a boldly eclectic approach that remains firmly rooted in her heritage.

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Global Sounds series

Blues Meets African Roots

Taj Mahal Quartet and Sona Jobarteh

Thu, Feb 22 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“It’s hard to imagine a more eclectic musician than Taj Mahal. In a storied career that spans well over 55 years, Taj… has constantly defied any and every preconceived musical boundary.”

American Songwriter

“Sona Jobarteh is Africa’s first female griot kora virtuoso, and also a fine singer and composer, blending traditional music, blues and Afropop to impressive effect.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Celebrated blues legend Taj Mahal brings his glorious voice and virtuosic multi-instrumentalism to this uniquely powerful evening of new world music. A musical innovator, cultural ambassador and winner of the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, Taj Mahal’s long career touches on every imaginable strand in the fabric of roots music. Joining the Taj Mahal Quartet is Gambia’s griot kora sensation Sona Jobarteh, who regularly plays to sold-out crowds all over the world. Witness the alchemy of African griot traditions and American blues in this special evening.

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Five-time Grammy Award-winning Musical Genius

Jacob Collier

Sun, Oct 1 / 7 PM / Campbell Hall

$100 (top tier) ticket purchase includes opening night party

“Your favorite artist’s favorite artist.” British Vogue

“His velveteen tenor and blend of old-soul balladry and YouTube-friendly loops of live arrangements straddles generations. He’ll cover a standard like “Moon River” but splice his takes together for a clip that plays well on TikTok.” Los Angeles Times

Moving fluidly across jazz, pop and R&B, Jacob Collier creates mesmerizing soundscapes using layered vocal tracks and sophisticated digital editing techniques. His multi-frame, multiinstrumental viral videos and five Grammy wins have earned him a devoted international following and a roster of collaborators that ranges from Coldplay and SZA to Hans Zimmer. An energetic and engaging live performer, Collier is known for conducting his audiences in multipart harmonies and beats.

Opening Night! Jazz series
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Jazz series

4 events

Best New Artist, 2023 Grammy Awards

Samara Joy A Joyful Holiday

Featuring The McLendon Family

Fri, Dec 8 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“The close precision and frothy power of her voice stand out immediately… so does the depth of her comfort within the jazz tradition.” The New York Times

“A classic jazz singer from a new generation.” NPR

The first jazz performer since Esperanza Spalding to win the prestigious Best New Artist category at the Grammys, Samara Joy embraces the great tradition of such singers as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald. Her 2022 recording Linger Awhile, filled with gloriously reimagined versions of American songbook standards, won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Don’t miss this Santa Barbara debut, a holiday-themed concert featuring three generations of her family.

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The Heart and Soul of Jazz

Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Celebration

Starring The Blue Note Quintet

Featuring Gerald Clayton, Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, Kendrick Scott and Matt Brewer

Thu, Feb 8 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“Imagine a smoky room with a horn player blowing fiercely over a strolling standup bass, and you’re hearing the Blue Note sound.” The New York Times

The most revered label in jazz recording celebrates 85 years of unforgettable music with a tour by a distinguished quintet. Pianist Gerald Clayton, former music director of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, has organized a new ensemble to express the heart and soul of jazz, Blue Note style. Fresh off an outstanding release featuring Santa Barbara favorite Charles Lloyd, Clayton has assembled a group of young lions who refresh the bop idiom with contemporary harmonies and irresistible rhythms.

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Jazz series

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Legendary Jazz Master Herbie Hancock

Wed, Apr 17 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“Hancock shows that it is possible to play the same songs for over 40 years and still find meaning within the notes, stretching and bending them into new shapes.” The Guardian (U.K.) Experience a night under the spell of Herbie Hancock, jazz’s most versatile and influential keyboard player. As pianist for Miles Davis in the mid-1960s, Hancock helped pioneer a groundbreaking new sound in jazz. A trained engineer, he was among the first bop players to explore the potential of electric instruments and combine jazz with funk and rock. Hancock has garnered a Kennedy Center Honor, an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 Grammys, including a prestigious Album of the Year for his 2007 tribute River: The Joni Letters. Stay tuned for a killer band lineup to back this jazz legend.

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Americana series

3 events

Americana Royalty

Nickel Creek

with special guest Hawktail

Sun, Oct 8 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

“Nickel Creek made Americana the new Indie Rock.” NPR

“One of the most adventurous and eclectic groups in progressive acoustic music.” allmusic.com

Nickel Creek is the platinum-selling, internationally renowned roots trio composed of mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins. The Grammy Award-winning band has revolutionized folk and roots music since they captured the world’s attention with their self-titled LP, which showcased their instrumental virtuosity and songwriting prowess. All solo artists in their own right, the beloved trio’s 2023 album Celebrants represents a triumphant return to form after a nine-year break from recording and touring together.

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Live Taping!

Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Distributed by NPR Music Mountain

Stage with Kathy Mattea

Featuring special guests

Sun, Feb 4 / 6:30 PM (note special time) / Granada Theatre

Beyond the world-class performances, beyond the collaborative atmosphere, beyond how much fun it is, I think the show offers a really important insight into the people and the culture that makes West Virginia so special, and I’m always thrilled to help share that with the world.” – Kathy Mattea

For 40 years, Mountain Stage has been one of the most beloved programs in public radio history. Eclectic, authentic and unpredictable, the show’s varied guests have included iconic artists from John Prine and Townes Van Zandt to Wilco and Phish. Under the leadership of Grammy Award-winning country and bluegrass star Kathy Mattea since 2021, Mountain Stage continues to bring surefire energy and mountain music magic to parts known and unknown. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this live recording session with Mattea and a lineup of special guest bands.

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Americana series
“A radio show like no other.”
– Martina McBride
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Rhiannon Giddens

You’re the One

Tue, Apr 23 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“I hope that people just hear American music. Blues, jazz, Cajun, country, gospel, and rock – it’s all there. I like to be where it meets organically.”

– Rhiannon Giddens on You’re the One

Rhiannon Giddens, vocals, banjo, viola

Francesco Turrisi, keys, accordion, percussion

Dirk Powell, keys, guitar, violin, accordion, vocals

Jason Sypher, bass

Niwel Tsumbu, guitar

Attis Clopton, drums

Singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens’ iconic brand of folk music spotlights people whose contributions to American musical history have been overlooked or erased, and advocates for a more accurate understanding of the country’s musical origins through art. A two-time Grammy Award winner, MacArthur fellow and composer, she was awarded the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her debut opera Omar. Her highly-anticipated new solo album, You’re the One, releases in August.

2023 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Music
“One of the most important musical minds currently walking the planet.”
American Songwriter
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Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane

Sat, Feb 3 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall

“Music for the 21st century.” The Nation

“The singers in Roomful of Teeth produce music that’s both primal and sophisticated, ancient and startlingly modern.” The New Yorker

Grammy Award winners Roomful of Teeth have carved themselves a niche as one of America’s most interesting contemporary vocal ensembles. Collaborating with artists and thinkers from around the world, the group seeks to amplify voices old and new and expand the capabilities of the human voice. Their engaging program features works by founding member Caroline Shaw, special guest Gabriel Kahane and other composers known for creating meaningful and adventurous new music.

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Zlatomir Fung, cello Benjamin Hochman, piano

Sun, Jan 28 / 4 PM / Hahn Hall


Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, op. 102

Marshall Estrin: Cinematheque

Britten: Cello Sonata, op. 65

Tsintsadze: Five Pieces on Folk Themes

“One of those rare musicians with a Midas touch: he quickly envelopes every score he plays in an almost palpable golden aura.” Bachtrack

The youngest musician ever to win First Prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 24-yearold has already proven himself a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Fung teams up with acclaimed pianist and conductor Benjamin Hochman for a breakout recital that promises to be a season highlight.

Bruce Liu, piano

Thu, May 16 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall


Haydn: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, op. 35

Kapustin: Variations, op. 41

Rameau: Selections from Pièces de clavecin

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7, op. 83

“From near obscurity to rock star status in the classical music world.” The Globe and Mail

Following his win at the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2021, Bruce Liu experienced a star-is-born moment at London’s Royal Festival Hall in March of 2022. Summoned at the last moment to join the Philharmonia Orchestra for an all-Tchaikovsky program, Liu called for the notoriously difficult Concerto No. 2 as a substitute for the more commonly played Concerto No. 1. After an astounding performance and glowing reviews, Liu found himself shifted to an even higher level of demand.

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Randall Goosby,

Zhu Wang, piano

Sat, Apr 20 / 7 PM / Hahn Hall


Mozart: Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454


Coleridge-Taylor: Suite for Violin and Piano, op. 3

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 100 (“Thun”)

Price: Two Fantasies

Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, op. 18

“Goosby plays like an angel with nothing to prove.”

– Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

“The important thing for me, in any musician, is sound. And his is beautiful. It immediately hits the listener.” –

A protégé of Itzhak Perlman, Randall Goosby debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2021 at the age of 25 and has since risen to the first rank of international violin soloists. Acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship as well as his determination to make music more accessible, Goosby is passionate about highlighting the works and influence of underrepresented composers like William Grant Still and Florence Price.

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Speaking with Pico series

3 events

Combining a writer’s insight with a

mastery of


Walter Isaacson

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Thu, Oct 26 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Ticket purchase includes a copy of Isaacson’s new book, Elon Musk (pick up at event) “Walter Isaacson’s work, words, and wisdom bridge divides between science and the humanities and between opposing philosophies, elevating discourse and our understanding of who we are as a Nation.”

– White House Citation granting Isaacson the National Humanities Medal in 2021

Walter Isaacson occupies a unique position in contemporary American culture. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Aspen Institute and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. He is a host of Amanpour and Company and the podcast Trailblazers. His many bestselling books include biographies of CRISPR’s Jennifer Doudna, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs. His highly-anticipated book on Elon Musk, due out in October, is the astonishingly intimate story of one of the most fascinating and controversial innovators of our era.

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Speaking with Pico series

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Abraham Verghese in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Wed, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“Like Chekhov, Verghese is a doctor and is as authoritative about the workings of the human heart as he is of the human body.”

The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.)

Dr. Abraham Verghese’s instant New York Times bestseller, The Covenant of Water, was released in May to widespread critical acclaim and was named Oprah’s Book Club pick. One of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years, the book is the long-awaited follow-up to Verghese’s previous novel, Cutting for Stone, which topped the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years, is being adapted for film and was named one of Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. A distinguished Stanford professor and a prominent voice in medicine, Verghese received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama.

“One of the best books I’ve read in my entire life.”
– Oprah Winfrey on The Covenant of Water
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Lauren Groff

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Tue, Apr 9 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

Speaking with Pico series purchase includes a copy of Groff’s new book, The Vaster Wilds (pick up at event) “A gifted writer capable of deft pyrotechnics and well up to the challenges she sets herself.” New York Times Book Review

“The Vaster Wilds is already the one novel this year I think belongs instantly in the canon.” – Pico Iyer

A three-time National Book Award finalist, bestselling novelist and short story writer, Lauren Groff spins highly imaginative fiction out of an acute awareness of the historical forces that shape human behavior. In a six-book oeuvre that spans centuries and embraces a variety of diverse settings, Groff elevates gripping storylines with electrifying prose and startling, unforgettable descriptions. Known for literary masterpieces such as Fates and Furies and Matrix, her highly-anticipated novel The Vaster Wilds, due out in September, is a thrilling adventure story set in the wilderness of colonial America.

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Earth, Air, Fire, Water series

4 events

Jeff Goodell

Life and Death on a Scorched Planet

Tue, Oct 17 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“Goodell brings to life heat as a world re-making force… This searing plea for a better, fairer and cooler future should be read [by] every single one of us.”

– Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

One of our most respected voices on climate change, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Jeff Goodell offers an essential look at our world on fire. Probing archaeology, science, history, current events and more, Goodell paints a vivid picture of what’s at stake as we battle the invisible force of extreme heat.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

What if We Get It Right?

Tue, Feb 6 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“Ayana Elizabeth Johnson embodies and inspires optimism in the fight against climate change, injecting creativity, joy and hope into an issue that often feels dire.” Time magazine

Marine biologist, policy advisor and writer

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and co-creator of the podcast How to Save a Planet. Her forthcoming book, What if We Get It Right? offers answers to the crucial question: What would the future look like if we forged ahead with all the solutions to actually address the climate crisis? With grace and humanity, Johnson encourages us to step away from hopelessness and envision possibility.

photo: Matt Valentine.
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Between Land and Sea: Saving Our Oceans to Save Ourselves

Tue, Apr 16 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“I want people to recognize that the ocean isn’t just a victim of climate change – it is our solution. If our oceans die – and they are dying – we will die with them. Life on Earth is not possible without a living ocean.” –

National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier has dedicated her life to safeguarding the world’s oceans and inspiring millions to do the same. With a degree in biochemical engineering in marine sciences and training in fine art photography, she founded the International League of Conservation Photographers to drive conservation efforts through storytelling. She co-founded SeaLegacy, a nonprofit that works at the intersection of art, science and conservation to rewild the ocean for the benefit of biodiversity, humanity and climate stability. Born in Mexico, Mittermeier spends half the year living in Canada and the other half at sea aboard her research catamaran SeaLegacy I. Join Mittermeier as she shares images and stories from her travels and explores how inextricably linked we are to that most sacred element – water.

photo: Cristina Mittermeier Award-winning Conservation Photographer
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Earth, Air, Fire, Water series

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Suzanne Simard

Finding the Mother Tree

Wed, May 1 / 7:30 PM / Campbell Hall

“What Simard is revealing here has implications and potential on the scale of mapping the human genome. Simard is one of this planet’s most insightful and eloquent translators.” – John Vaillant, bestselling author of The Golden Spruce

As the world’s foremost forest ecologist, Suzanne Simard has reshaped the way we understand the life and growth of plants. In her groundbreaking work Finding the Mother Tree, Simard explained how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks. Her research established the existence of “mother trees” that play an important role in the flow of information and resources in a forest. The concepts she developed have influenced everyone from earth scientists to artists – think James Cameron’s Avatar and Richard Powers’ The Overstory. Join Simard for a dazzling journey through the unseen world going on above our heads and under our feet.

Acclaimed Forest Ecologist and Author
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photo: Diana Markosian

Vanguard series

3 events

Postmodern Cabaret Sensation Meow


Sequins and Satire, Divas and Disruptors: The Wild Women of the Weimar Republic

Thu, Mar 7 / 8 PM / Lobero Theatre

“She’s part of a neo-cabaret scene that spikes nostalgia for bygone chanteuses with the danger and urgency of performance art.” The New Yorker

Named one of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker, Meow Meow’s award-winning solo works have been curated by David Bowie, Pina Bausch, Mikhail Baryshnikov and numerous international arts festivals. Her new show is a wildly enjoyable tip-of-the-top-hat to the Weimar Republic’s notable “wild women” – both fictional and real – that channels the era’s urgent blend of art, entertainment and winking social commentary.

Kronos Quartet Five Decades

Sat, Apr 27 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“The most far-ranging ensemble geographically, nationally and stylistically the world has ever known.” Los Angeles Times

For 50 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has challenged and reimagined what a string quartet can be, centering its work around the key issues of our time. Kronos has commissioned, performed and recorded works that engage with topics such as war and destruction, the climate crisis, social injustice and spirituality. Now, the multi-Grammy Awardwinning quartet marks its anniversary with a program of new commissions, signature works from its vast repertoire, and pieces from its Fifty for the Future project.

photo: Karl Giant photo: Lenny Gonzalez
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Special Event Comes to Santa Barbara Antonio Sánchez Birdman Live 10th Anniversary

The Academy Award-winning Best Picture, Birdman, screened to a live soundtrack

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved

Fri, Apr 19 / 8 PM / Arlington Theatre

“One of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations.” The New York Times

After the success of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, which won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez performed his dramatic Grammy Award-winning score live around the world. Sánchez’ original music was largely improvised, making each presentation unique. Celebrating the film’s 10th anniversary, he brings Birdman Live to the Arlington Theatre. One of the most sought-after drummers on the international jazz scene, Sánchez has recorded and performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and Charlie Haden. His 2022 album SHIFT features Trent Reznor, Dave Matthews, Meshell Ndegeocello and more. (Birdman: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2014, R, 119 min )

“In his live scoring of Birdman, Sánchez injects a vitality that maps out the emotions of the film’s characters with precision.” The Guardian (U.K.)
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Additional Events

Back by Popular Demand David Sedaris

Sat, Nov 4 / 7:30 PM / Arlington Theatre

“It’s a neat trick that one writer’s preoccupation with the odd and the inappropriate can have such widespread appeal.” The New York Times

One of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, satirist and bestselling author David Sedaris returns with his acerbic humor, social commentary and outlandish stories. Cutting through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, he delights audiences with twists of humor and perspicacity as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress. Stick around after the event for one of Sedaris’ legendary book signings.

“I’m the most important person in the lives of almost everyone I know and a good number of the people I’ve never even met.”
– David Sedaris
“Sometimes the sins you haven’t committed are all you have left to hold on to.” – David Sedaris
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Broadway Star

Kristin Chenoweth

For The Girls

Sun, Nov 5 / 7 PM / Granada Theatre

“Chenoweth always radiates a pleasure in performing that carries across the proverbial footlights… she’s like a singing ray of sunshine.” The New York Times

“One of the great musical-theater leading ladies of our time.” Time Out New York

In this rollicking cabaret-style revue, Kristin Chenoweth presents an evening of unforgettable songs made famous by her heroes and friends. The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress pays tribute to the great women singers who have inspired her with classics like Doris Day’s “When I Fall In Love,” Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were,” Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” With her charming and conspiratorial style, Chenoweth cultivates a warm and intimate atmosphere, telling stories and joking with her band and backup singers. “For the Girls… exudes the snuggly promise of a slumber party” (The New York Times).

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Back by Popular Demand

Mariachi Sol de México

José Hernández’ Merry-Achi Christmas

Wed, Dec 6 / 7 PM / Arlington Theatre

“To believe in mariachi means having a passion for life itself.” – Jóse Hernández

Led by one of the foremost masters of mariachi music, Jóse Hernández, Mariachi Sol de México returns for a festive celebration of Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience holiday magic in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. Mariachi Sol de México has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage with artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Lady Gaga.

Back by Popular Demand

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Thu, Jan 25 / 8 PM / Granada Theatre

“A perfectly balanced combination of genuinely accomplished dancing and wonderfully timed comic cock-ups… The extraordinary skill of the Trocks proves that to undo ballet, one must first be able to do ballet.” The Telegraph (U.K.)

The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company, the Trocks dances en travesti with razor-sharp wit and breathtaking pointe work, performing polished works that span the classical ballet canon. Founded in New York City in 1974, and now celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary season, the company has grown from its roots in off-off Broadway to a global touring sensation.

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Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

Sat, Mar 9 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“Known as one of the greats due to his complex fingerstyle techniques, the Australian guitarist has had a long and successful career as a session musician and solo artist.” Guitar.com

Recognized as one of the best acoustic guitar players on Earth, Tommy Emmanuel brings a sense of palpable joy to every note he plays. Incorporating the sounds of blues, country, rock, classical and Spanish music, his unique style encompasses a multi-dimensional landscape of masterful guitar playing. A four-time winner of Australia’s “Golden Guitar” Award, his longawaited 2023 album Accomplice Two features scores of musical legends ranging from Michael McDonald to Billy Strings.

Street-inspired Dance Ephrat Asherie Dance

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Artistic Director

Wed, May 15 / 8 PM / Campbell Hall

“Bold, miraculous, spellbinding.”

The New York Times

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, a New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, returns to reveal and explore the complexities of street and social dance forms. ODEON brings together and remixes street and club dances including breaking, hip hop, house and vogue, set to a mix of early 20th century romantic music and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

photo: Simone Cecchetti
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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.

“Everyone should have access to art and music. Viva is awesome. It provides world-class musicians and artists to the community at no charge.”

– Salud Carbajal, U.S. Congressman, Representing California’s 24th District

Created in 2006 out of a commitment to arts access for all, Viva works with dozens of local partners to present high-quality artists who share their knowledge and passion. Schools, neighborhood spaces 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 awardwinning ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! program. Call Director of Development Elise Erb at (805) 893-5679 to learn more.

Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar members teach a workshop at Carpinteria High School Grandeza Mexicana at Ellwood Elementary School
photos: Isaac Hernández de Lipa

Access for ALL | Arts & Lectures Learning

Through Access for ALL, inspirational, dynamic learning experiences are possible for students and lifelong learners across classrooms, our community and the UCSB campus.

“Exposure to the arts at a young age is so important. It enriches the lives of the next generation. They are the future audience and supporters of the arts. We are pleased to support the expansive educational programs A&L provides to our local students.”

– Maxine Prisyon, William H. Kearns Foundation

UCSB Students

• Classroom visits

• Master classes

• Panel discussions

• Lecture-demonstrations

• Discounted and free admission to A&L mainstage events


• Matinee field trips for students from across the county

• Assemblies

• Workshops

• Q&As

Lifelong Learners

• Thematic Learning Initiative (TLI): Extending the conversation through film screenings, special events and book giveaways

• Author signings

• Pre-show talks and post-show Q&As

• Community workshops

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

Please consider a contribution to A&L’s award-winning educational outreach programs. Call Stacy Cullison, Senior Director of Development & Special Initiatives, at (805) 893-3755 to learn more.

Clarence Penn of Monterey Jazz on Tour teaches a jazz workshop at San Marcos High School (January 2023) Alisa Weilerstein leads a cello master class for students from Santa Barbara Strings (February 2023)

Thank you to our Education and ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Sponsors

Arnhold A&L Education Initiative


Sara Miller McCune

Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher

Connie Frank & Evan Thompson

Kath Lavidge & Ed McKinley

Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing


University Support:

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Office of the Chancellor Office of Education Partnerships

Jake Shimabukuro performs for more than 1,000 elementary school children at The Granada Theatre as part of A&L’s Arts Adventures bus-in program (December 2022) UCSB student Cello (Qiele) Guo and accompanist Elizabeth Zosseder in a master class with Yo-Yo Ma (January 2023) U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón speaks with 9th graders at Santa Barbara Middle School (April 2023) photos: David Bazemore
“Art teaches abstract thinking; it teaches teamwork; it teaches people to actually think about things that they cannot see.”
– Bill T. Jones, Choreographer and MacArthur Fellow

Arnhold A&L Education Initiative

A&L’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire received a big boost from Jody & John Arnhold with a leadership gift to create the Arnhold A&L Education Initiative .

Through this initiative, A&L is deepening its signature cross-campus collaborations, connecting featured guests with students in the classroom.

“The Arnhold Education Initiative enables 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.”

Our deepest thanks, and a standing ovation, to Jody & John Arnhold.
1. Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro leads a dance master class for UCSB students (January 2023) 2. Chris Crenshaw of Wynton Marsalis Septet in a workshop with San Marcos High School Jazz Ensemble (January 2023) 3. Step Afrika! teaches a stepping workshop for UCSB dance students (February 2023) John Arnhold with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis
photos: David Bazemore

Thank You to Our UC Santa Barbara Campus Partners

Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

American Indian Cultural Resource Center

American Indian and Indigenous Collective

American Indian and Indigenous Student Association

Area Global Initiative

Art, Design & Architecture Museum

Basic Needs Resources

Black Graduate Student Association

The Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality and Democracy

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Center for Aging and Longevity Studies

Center for Black Studies Research

Center for Information, Technology and Society

Center for Middle East Studies

Center for Responsible Machine Learning

Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships

Carsey-Wolf Center

College of Creative Studies

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 Recreation’s Adventure Programs

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

Economic Forecast Project

Educational Opportunity Program

Environmental Studies Program

Feminist Futures Initiative

Gauchos for Recovery

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Graduate Students for Diversity in STEM (GSDS)

The Healing Space

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Iranian Studies Initiative

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.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

MultiCultural Center

Office of Black Student Development

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Office of Education Partnerships

Office of Student Life

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 Global Engagement

UCSB Library

UCSB Promise Scholars

UCSB Propel Scholars

UCSB Reads

UCSB Student Engagement & Leadership

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

Beloved actor Danny Trejo meets with UCSB students (April 2023)
photo: Isaac Hernández de Lipa

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Your Gifts Make a Difference

Find your place at Arts & Lectures and play a critical role in the vibrant cultural life of our community. Be a part of making it happen.

“We are so lucky to have the cultural and intellectual experiences that rival those of New York and other major cities. The A&L team does a tremendous job of bringing the brightest and most talented people to Santa Barbara. Thank you A&L! ”

– Lead Sponsors and A&L Council member Jillian & Pete Muller with political scientist Ian Bremmer

“It is rewarding to know that our family’s support of Arts & Lectures benefits our community so broadly. The spectacular artists and speakers we enjoy on stage – and their behind the scenes outreach with students of all ages – expands our shared experience.”

– Event Sponsor and A&L Partner Elisabeth Fowler with choreographer Mark Morris

“We are so fortunate to have the enriching opportunities A&L brings to our beautiful coastal community! We are pleased to know that our support enables outreach programs for youth and adults throughout Santa Barbara. Many thanks to A&L for making that possible!”

– Leadership Circle members and A&L Ambassador Robin & Roger Himovitz with author Amor Towles

photos: Isaac Hernández de Lipa

The Benefits of Giving

remarkable seasons like this one.

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opportunities with featured artists

parking at all ticketed A&L events at UCSB Campbell Hall

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

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Thanks to the generosity of our members, we educate, entertain and inspire.
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1. A&L Council member Sara Miller McCune and legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg 2. A&L Partner John Arnhold with indie-pop star Carla Morrison 3. A&L Council member Lynda Weinman and friends Joey and Lauren Watson 4. ArtCenter College of Design President Karen Hofmann and A&L Program Advisor Bruce Heavin with A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci 5. A&L Community Partner Lou Buglioli and A&L Council member Natalie Orfalea with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

1. A&L Partner Wayne Rosing and A&L Council member Dorothy Largay and UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang and Dilling Yang with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Maria Ressa

2. A&L Council Co-chair Kath Lavidge and A&L Partner Ed McKinley 3. A&L Partner John MacFarlane and A&L Council member Patty MacFarlane with physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee 4. A&L Council member Timothy O. Fisher and A&L Partner Audrey Fisher with Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale and singer-songwriter China Forbes 5. A&L Council member Dorothy Largay and A&L Community Partner Natalie Orfalea with A&L Ambassador Heather Sturgess 6. Longtime A&L supporter Loren Booth with A&L Council member Tom Sturgess 7. A&L Council member Marcy Carsey and Maria Ressa

photo 1-2, 4-7: Isaac Hernández de Lipa; photo
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1, 2, 4-11: Isaac Hernández de Lipa 1. A&L Partner Yoel Haller and A&L Ambassador Eva Haller with award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato 2. A&L Partners Kevin and Laura O’Connor with writer Pico Iyer 3. A&L Ambassador Maxine Prisyon with country star Charley Crockett 4. A&L Partner Martha Gabbert with Pico Iyer 5. A&L Partners Michael Hurley and Nora McNeely-Hurley with jazz great Wynton Marsalis 6. A&L Partners Marcia and John Mike Cohen with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg 7. A&L Partner Russell Steiner and A&L Ambassador Bridget Yin with Wynton Marsalis 8. A&L Council Co-chair Richard Janssen and A&L Ambassador Luci Janssen with jazz ensemble ARTEMIS 9. A&L Partners Bob and Siri Marshall with actor and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini 10. A&L Sr. Director of Development Stacy Cullison and A&L Partner Betsy Atwater
11. Guests enjoy the A&L Leadership Circle reception at a private home prior to author Amor Towles’ lecture

Todd Aldrich with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato 9. A&L Leadership Circle member NancyBell Coe with award-winning pianist Víkingur Ólafsson 10. Guests mingle and enjoy refreshments before the live auction and Patti Smith concert at Hill House during the Where Art Meets Architecture fundraiser

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1, 4-10: Isaac Hernández de Lipa photo 2: Jeff Liang, UCSB; photo 3: Monie Photography 1. A&L Partners Susan and Bruce Worster with actor Laura Dern 2. A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci and A&L Council member Lynda Weinman with A&L Associate Director Meghan Bush, A&L Director of Public Lectures Caitlin O’Hara, and A&L Director of Development Elise Erb 3. A&L Council member and Ambassador Anne Smith Towbes with physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee 4. Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman and CEO Janet Garufis and A&L endowment donor Eric Sonquist 5. A&L Partners Ellen and Peter O. Johnson 6. A&L Partner Mary Becker with actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo 7. A&L Partners Barbara Stupay and Sheila Wald with Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro 8. A&L Leadership Circle members Dick and Marilyn Mazess and A&L Leadership Circle members Allyson and

“Art is by nature optimistic. Art is optimistic because it is alive.”

A festive and fun night was had by all, enjoying art, architecture, and the artistry of Patti Smith at Hill House on September 12, hosted by Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin. This exciting event – Where Art Meets Architecture – celebrated Arts & Lectures and provided support for the hundreds of programs and activities we bring to the community.

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photo 1: Monie Photography; photos 2-6: Isaac Hernández de Lipa – Patti Smith 1. Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara Executive Director Lori Willis with physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee 2. A&L Ambassador Sherry Villanueva with culinary personality Nigella Lawson 3. A&L Leadership Circle member Clifford Wyatt and A&L Ambassador Crystal Wyatt with actor and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini 4. A&L Ambassador Donna Fellows and Dave Johnson with A&L Leadership Circle members Glenn and Bettina Duval 5. A&L Leadership Circle members Tana and Joe Christie 6. A&L Leadership Circle members Jonathan and Jennifer Blum
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1. A&L Leadership Circle member Linda Stafford Burrows with jazz great Wynton Marsalis 2. A&L Executive Producers Circle members Laura and Geof Wyatt with culinary personality Nigella Lawson 3. A&L Leadership Circle members Elizabeth and Andrew Butcher 4. A&L Leadership Circle member Merrill Sherman with Nigella Lawson 5. A&L Leadership Circle members Debby and Dave Cohn 6. A&L Partners Lyle and Alison Turner with A&L Leadership Circle members Stacy and Ron Pulice 7. A&L Leadership Circle member Nicole Woodhouse with legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg 8. A&L Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci with husband John and son Alexander, with cellist Yo-Yo Ma 9. Mariachi Garibaldi founder Jaime Cuéllar and Marjorie Luke Theatre Viva coordinator Alíz Ruvalcaba with Congressman Salud Carbajal 10. Guests enjoy the A&L Producers Circle reception at Villa & Vine prior to an event

How to Order



Phone (805) 893-3535


Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM Sat, 12 PM-4 PM (Oct-May)

In Person

Campbell Hall Box Office on the UC Santa Barbara campus

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 AM-5 PM

A fee is required to park on campus.


Send order form and payment to: Arts & Lectures Ticket Office

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

Make checks payable to UC Regents.

Questions? (805) 893-3535


Patron Information

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

Ticket Donations and Exchanges

If you are unable to attend an event, we offer ticket exchange and donation options. Donation or exchange requests for another event within the 2023-24 season (subject to availability) can be made by 5 PM up to two business days before the event. Exchanging into a higherpriced performance or seating area may result in a price difference. We are not able to offer a refund for exchanging into a lower-priced event or seating area.

It is the policy of UCSB and the UC Regents that a modest portion of gifts and/or the income from gifts may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering funds.

Refunds and Canceled Performances

If an event is canceled or rescheduled, tickets are refundable. The value of the tickets for canceled or rescheduled events may also be donated or exchanged for another event of equal or lesser value during the 2023-24 season. Service charges may not be refundable.

Please Provide Your Email Address

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

Tickets and Fees

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

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

Student and Youth Discounts

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

Group Sales

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

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

Suitability for Children

A&L’s performing arts season is designed primarily for adult audiences. Contact the ticket office if you have questions about the appropriateness of an event. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Late Seating

A&L makes every effort to begin events at the published start time. Patrons who arrive after an event has begun will not be seated until an appropriate point in the program determined by the artist.

UC Santa Barbara Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policy

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


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

Parking at the UCSB Campus

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

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


2023-2024 Season

October 1 Jacob Collier

4 Martha Graham Dance Company

8 Nickel Creek

10 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, Lisa Batiashvili, violin and Gautier Capuçon, cello

17 Jeff Goodell

24 Jill Lepore

25 Turn It Out with Tiler Peck and Friends

26 Walter Isaacson in Conversation with Pico Iyer

November 4 David Sedaris

5 Kristin Chenoweth

8 Midori with Festival Strings Lucerne

9 American Railroad: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

15 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer

16 Adam Grant

17 Daniil Trifonov, piano

30 Audra McDonald in Concert

December 1 Seong-Jin Cho, piano

6 Mariachi Sol de México, Merry-Achi Christmas

8 Samara Joy, A Joyful Holiday

January 25 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

27 Limón Dance Company

28 Zlatomir Fung, cello

31 Nita Farahany and Nicholas Thompson

February 1 Renée Fleming in Recital

3 Roomful of Teeth with Gabriel Kahane

4 Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea

6 Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

8 Blue Note Records 85th Anniversary Tour

21 Abraham Verghese in Conversation with Pico Iyer

22 Taj Mahal Quartet and Sona Jobarteh

25 Leila Josefowicz, violin

March 5 Batsheva Dance Company

7 Meow Meow, Wild Women of the Weimar Republic

9 Tommy Emmanuel

April 9 Lauren Groff in Conversation with Pico Iyer

10 Danish String Quartet

12 Fatoumata Diawara

16 Cristina Mittermeier

17 Herbie Hancock

19 Antonio Sánchez Birdman Live 10th Anniversary

20 Randall Goosby, violin

23 Rhiannon Giddens and her band

24 Evan Osnos

26 Alonzo King LINES Ballet

27 Kronos Quartet | Five Decades

May 1 Suzanne Simard

15 Ephrat Asherie Dance

16 Bruce Liu, piano

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