Pianist Hélène Grimaud gave an outstanding recital performance at the Lobero in November 2011 as part of the CAMA Masterseries, and now she’s coming back to perform as soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony on the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor of Johannes Brahms. Grimaud is a 2013 Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, and her recent double CD of the two Brahms concertos appeared this year to widespread acclaim. Touring the world in 2013-14 for a series of concerts with many of the top symphony orchestras and conductors, Grimaud has compiled a distinguished itinerary, and it now includes our own Santa Barbara Symphony with its maestro Nir Kabaretti. If you love the classical concerto form passionately, you’ll certainly want to join in this Salute, but even if you’ve never felt the emotional tug of a fine musician interacting with a great orchestra, this concert just might convert you. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16. Call 899-2222 or visit granadasb.org.
Camerata Pacifica. At Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, January 10, February 14, March 7, April 11, and May 9.
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, presented by CAMA Masterseries. At the Lobero Theatre, Saturday, January 11.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Granada Theatre, Tuesday, January 21.
Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday-Sunday, January 25-26.
Venice Baroque Orchestra. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Thursday, February 6.
Gabriel Kahane & yMusic. At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Wednesday, February 12.
Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra. At the Granada Theatre, Monday, February 17.
Calder Quartet. At Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Thursday, February 20.
Earl Howard. At UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, Friday, February 28.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Arlington Theatre, Wednesday, March 5.
Opera Santa Barbara’s Falstaff. At the Granada Theatre, Friday and Sunday, March 7 and 9.
Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott. At the Granada Theatre, Thursday, March 13.
Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.