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Bread Winners The 23rd annual Bread & Roses shindig at QAD in Summerland was a sold-out affair with 700 guests and around $250,000 raised, with all monies going to the Fund For Santa Barbara’s grant making and assistance programs. Since 1980, the organization has awarded in excess of $5 million to more than 1,000 community organizations and projects. This year’s bash, co-chaired by David Landecker and Margaret Lazarus, featured the ubiquitous Geoff Green auctioning off a weeklong getaway to New Zealand, a week in New Orleans, and meals at some of our tony town’s finest masticatory meccas. Retiring politico Lois Capps was honored for her 18 years of service to the community. Guests, who bought tickets on a novel sliding-scale payment policy, included Sara Miller McCune, former mayor Marty Blum, Salud Carbajal, Joe Cole, Ron and Jill Dexter, David Edelman, Marcos Vargas, David Selberg, mayor Helene Schneider, Das Williams, Janet Wolf, Ellen Goodstein, Jeep and Sharon Holden, and Elsa Granados.

On the Board Arthur G. Swalley has been elected to his third term as board president for the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association. In his role, the Yale graduate and founding partner at Arlington Financial Advisors, will continue his focus on developing institutional and artistic growth. The 63-year-old orchestra, under maestro Nir Kabaretti, kicks off its latest season on Saturday with Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s ninth symphony, which includes the Santa Barbara Choral Society and the Quire of Voyces at the Granada. In Memoriam On a personal note, I mark the passing of world renowned conductor Sir Neville Marriner at the age of 92. A former violinist for the London Symphony Orchestra, Marriner, who last performed here with his Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as part of a CAMA concert at the Granada in 2008, was behind some of the most successful classical recordings of all time, with more than 500 made. The chamber group’s soundtrack for Miloš Forman’s 1984 Oscar-

with stylish performances of baroque and classical repertoire including Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Haydn. Sightings: Jon Hamm of Mad Men getting his Java jolt at Pierre Lafond...Actor Will Farrell spotted at a Magnolia Events party on Padaro Lane...Zooey Deschanel of Fox’s New Girl at the Santa Barbara Polo Club Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and other amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin eards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris cilla@santabarbaraseen.com or call 969-3301 •MJ

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winning movie Amadeus sold millions and became one of the best-selling classical recordings ever made. He was made Commander of the British Empire in 1979 and knighted in 1985. Last year, Queen Elizabeth named him a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor. Marriner, a former music director of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra from 1968 to 1977, joined with several other musicians in 1959 to form the popular chamber group and was inspired by the 18th century Christopher Wren-style church, just off London’s Trafalgar Square, where they performed, many of which I saw when I worked on the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail covering the Royal Family in the 1970s and lived nearby off Sloane Square in Chelsea. The academy built its reputation

To Benefit

oct 14, 15 & 16, 2016 Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

At the Earl Warren Showgrounds • Highway 101 at Las Positas • FREE Parking

$6 Admission at the door (Save $1 with this ad) $5 Senior (62+) / Child (Under 12 Free) (One time purchase applies to all 3 days) Judith Hopkinson, board president Anna DiStefano, Sara Miller McCune, executive director Marcos Vargas, and Nate Mallory (photo by Sarita Relis)

13 – 20 October 2016

January 27, 28 & 29, 2017

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