Isabel Bayrakdarian | Credit: Zach Mendez

The Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara (CAMA) in collaboration with the UCSB Department of Music is gifting Santa Barbarans of all ages an introduction to a spectrum of classic music styles with their community concert Montage: A Classical Music Showcase. On Sunday, February 26, from 4-5 p.m., the Marjorie Luke Theatre will host various performances including Armenian children’s songs, a four-hand piano performance, a string quartet, and more, all for free and open to the public.  

“I wanted to create a series of several genres of music pieced together to create a continuous sequence — a montage,” said Jill Felber, chair of UCSB’s Music Department and CAMA board member.

Attendees will receive a fast-paced and engaging look at the variety of solo pieces, chamber music ensembles, and range of student talents at UCSB. “CAMA’s mission is twofold — it includes a commitment to presenting the world’s finest classic music performing artists here in Santa Barbara, alongside a commitment to music education and audience development,” said Justin Rizzo-Weaver, director of operations for CAMA.

Guests will be greeted with a bilingual program book and complimentary coloring books for children.

“Our hope is that we offer a welcoming atmosphere for the community to enjoy the excellence offered by Professors Felber and [Isabel] Bayrakdarian, their colleagues and the students showcased in the performance,” said Elizabeth Alvarez, director of development at CAMA. “By creating a one-hour program, and by offering the program at the Marjorie Luke, which is both friendly and gorgeous at once, we hope to create a memorable experience where music brings people together.”

CAMA presents UCSB Department of Music’s Montage: A Classical Music Showcase, Sunday, February 26, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St.), 4 p.m. Tickets are free, but RSVPs are requested if possible. See


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