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Sir András Schiff Presents Dazzling Program

Pianist Sir András Schiff wrestles with the great composers “last” sonatas. Read story.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ray Chen Comes to Santa Barbara

The vivacious violinist to play Hahn Hall October 21. Read story.

Monday, October 19, 2015

‘Carmina Burana’: Three Companies Collaborate at the Granada

Symphony, State Street Ballet, and Choral Society perform Orff Read story.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lang Lang Sets the Granada On Fire

The pianist put on a rock star performance, embracing the musical heritage of Franz Liszt Read story.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Chamber Orchestra Opens Season with Fire & Ice

Program Includes Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Schumann Read story.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

USC Thornton School Orchestra at the Granada

An all-Russian program includes new animation technology. Read story.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Opera Santa Barbara Names New Director

Kostis Protopapas takes over as artistic director at OSB. Read story.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New York Philharmonic Packs the Santa Barbara Bowl

Music Academy of the West Partnership Results in Major Public Event Read story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cinderella Sings

Music Academy of the West presents Rossini’s opera of the classic fairy tale. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 30, 2015
Updated 12:00 a.m., July 30, 2015

JACK Quartet, “Two, Five, Nine,” and AFO

Music Academy guest artists include composer Thomas Adès. Read story.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Music Academy of the West’s Summer Fest Continues

Osmo Vänskä conducts the Music Academy of the West’s Academy Orchestra in Kalevi Aho’s Gejia and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart at Music Academy Festival

Acclaimed pianist shines in a Music Academy of the West’s program at the Lobero on July 3. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 8, 2015
Updated 12:00 a.m., July 9, 2015

Choir Teacher from Santa Barbara Shares Her Talents with L.A. Schoolkids

Kelci Hahn leads Hamilton High School choir to competition victories and a collaboration with Pharrell at the Academy Awards. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Music Academy of the West’s Festival Strong Second Show

The Academy Festival Orchestra presented Bolero June 27 at the Granada Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Music Academy Season Preview

MAW makes musical relevance accessible to the masses. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
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