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<b>STRING THEORY:</b>  Violinist Aisslinn Nosky joins the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston at UCSB May 1st.

Cylla Von Tiedemann

STRING THEORY: Violinist Aisslinn Nosky joins the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston at UCSB May 1st.


Spring Arts Preview 2013: Classical

Pre-19th Century Music is Amongst This Season’s Highlights


They’re the oldest continuously performing musical ensemble in the United States, and since 2009 they have been directed by Harry Christophers, the legendary British conductor of choral music and advocate of period instruments and performance style. If their recent recordings are any indication, this will be a night to remember, with soloist and concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky leading the charge on Vivaldi’s thoroughly immortal Four Seasons. Originally scheduled at the Granada Theatre, this concert will only benefit from the more intimate confines of UCSB’s Campbell Hall, and should go a long way toward explaining why the early music/period performance movement continues to generate so much excitement in the classical world. Wednesday, May 1, at 8 p.m. Call (805) 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

More Classical

Alison Balsom and the Scottish Ensemble. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall , Friday, April 5.

Ukulele Orchestra of Britain. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Tuesday, April 9.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, April 12.

Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. At the Lobero Theatre, Tuesday, April 16.

András Schiff. At the Lobero Theatre, Friday, April 19.

Jennifer Koh. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Wednesday, April 24.

Don Pasquale, presented by Opera Santa Barbara. At the Granada Theatre, Friday, April 26, and Sunday, April 28.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. At the Lobero Theatre, Tuesday, May 14.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, May 17.

Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19.

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