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Review: Daniel Hope at Hahn Hall

The Mosher Guest Artist led the Academy fellows for his exciting debut with Music Academy of the West. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Music Academy of the West Goes Big

With an expanded guest artist program and a powerful new relationship with the New York Philharmonic, the Music Academy of the West is attracting international attention. Read story.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review: eighth blackbird at Hahn Hall

The sextet’s June 26 concert was enlivened by vital signs and tight patterns. Read story.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: The Academy Festival Orchestra at the Lobero Theatre

This exciting concert pitted Romantic music by Richard Strauss against classical symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Arts Preview: Classical

Contemporary composers are well represented in the MAW’s programming this year. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Adelfos Ensemble at Trinity Episcopal Church

Diverse in content, dense in substance, bright in execution, Adelfos Ensemble is the local choral scene’s undisputed star. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: Ojai Music Festival 2014

Moving easily from shimmering brilliance to zany humor, Jeremy Denk used his turn as musical director to probe tradition. Read story.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Timo Andres Reinvents Mozart

The 68th Ojai Music Festival is staying fresh thanks to new takes on the classical canon. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Globetrotting with Uri Caine

Caine is at the forefront of 21st-century classical music. He’ll perform multiple concerts during 2014’s Ojai Music Festival. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Worth the Drive: A Streetcar Named Desire

An unobtrusive score by Andre Previn lifts the language of the original out of the gutter of New Orleans' Latin Quarter and sets it down somewhere on the Astral Plane. Read story.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Review: Santa Barbara Symphony at Granada Theatre

Guest soloist Sara Sant’Ambrogio was featured in Dvořák cello concerto. Read story.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: Richard Goode at the Lobero Theatre

Wednesday’s recital focused on the composer’s final works for solo piano. Read story.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Review: Paul Galbraith at Lobero Theatre

Classical guitar innovator Paul Galbraith brought his pizzicato purity to Santa Barbara on May 8. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jessye Norman Is a Diva with a Spine

Soprano Jessye Norman will discuss her new memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing!, on May 16 at Hahn Hall. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Review: Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall

On the cusp of its silver anniversary, Camerata Pacifica ends season big. Read story.

Monday, May 12, 2014
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