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Led by one of the foremost masters of mariachi music, José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de México returns for a festive celebration of Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience holiday magic in a performance that includes elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols. Mariachi Sol de México has performed for five U.S. presidents and shared the stage with artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Lady Gaga.
Pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns with an eclectic program demonstrating his remarkable range and subtle approach to the repertoire. Cho captured the world’s attention in 2015 when his flawless performances earned First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. His thoughtful yet assertive style drives an impressive natural sense of balance. His latest solo album, The Handel Project, was released in February 2023.
The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy, Audra McDonald is as stunningly eloquent in song as she is acting a role. She’s been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts for “her rich, soulful voice [that] continues to take her audiences to new heights.” Enjoy an intimate evening with a national treasure as McDonald performs works from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and beyond.
Precise, imaginative, tender and above all thrilling, Daniil Trifonov has earned a reputation as the must-hear pianist of the 21st century. Equally adept at discovering new possibilities in mid-18th century works as he is scaling the heights of Beethoven’s majestic “Hammerklavier” sonata, Trifonov combines dazzling technique with depth of feeling and extraordinary musicality.
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UCSB, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? In this paradigm-shifting talk, organizational psychologist and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant explores why some people are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change. A leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions and live more generous and creative lives, Grant is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Originals.
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer Featuring Rakesh Chaurasia ‘As We Speak’
Tabla and bansuri meet acoustic bass and banjo in this musical adventure. On their new album, As We Speak, this one-of-a-kind quartet made up of musicians Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia combines the cerebral complexity of Indian ragas with the gut-level groove of a funky bass line. In concert, they fulfill the promise of the album’s title with brilliant performances that strike an exquisite balance between compositional rigor and conversational improvisation.
Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for radical cultural collaboration. Now under the leadership of MacArthur fellow and 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winner Rhiannon Giddens, the Silkroad Ensemble embarks on a new initiative, American Railroad, that amplifies the untold stories of African American, Chinese, Indigenous, Irish and other communities in the creation of North America’s railroads.
Combining graceful precision with intimate expression, visionary violinist Midori is sure to transfix audiences in this performance with Europe’s most distinguished string orchestra. In 2020, Midori and Switzerland’s Festival Strings Lucerne commemorated Beethoven’s 250th birthday by recording the composer’s Violin Concerto and his two Romances. The recipient of a prestigious Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime artistic achievement, the Grammy Award-winning artist, activist and educator recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her professional debut with the New York Philharmonic.
In this rollicking cabaret-style revue, Kristin Chenoweth presents an evening of unforgettable songs made famous by her heroes and friends. The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress pays tribute to the great women singers who have inspired her with classics like Doris Day’s “When I Fall In Love,” Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were,” Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” With her charming and conspiratorial style, Chenoweth cultivates a warm and intimate atmosphere, telling stories and joking with her band and backup singers.
One of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, satirist and bestselling author David Sedaris returns with his acerbic humor, social commentary and outlandish stories. Cutting through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, he delights audiences with twists of humor and perspicacity as he shares both published stories and works-in-progress. Stick around after the event for one of Sedaris’ legendary book signings.
Walter Isaacson occupies a unique position in contemporary American culture. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Aspen Institute and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. He is a host of Amanpour and Company and the podcast Trailblazers. His many bestselling books include biographies of CRISPR’s Jennifer Doudna, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs. His highly-anticipated book on Elon Musk, due out in October, is the astonishingly intimate story of one of the most fascinating and controversial innovators of our era.
Few historians have brought such insight, wisdom and empathy to public discourse as Harvard’s Jill Lepore. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, longlisted for the National Book Award and recipient of numerous awards and honors, Lepore brings her panoptic range and razor-sharp style to a discussion of the Supreme Court and the looming crisis of the U.S. Constitution’s unamendability. The U.S. Constitution was always meant to be added to and improved, so how has it become one of the most difficult in the world to change? And what are the consequences?
One of our most respected voices on climate change, acclaimed author and investigative journalist Jeff Goodell offers an essential look at our world on fire. Probing archaeology, science, history, current events and more, Goodell paints a vivid picture of what’s at stake as we battle the invisible force of extreme heat.
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UCSB, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Three friends and award-winning classical stars come together for an evening of chamber music at the highest level of cohesion and artistic insight. Gautier Capuçon’s powerful cello blends with the warm, brilliant tone of violinist Lisa Batiashvili and the finesse of Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program of masterpieces that showcases their individual and collaborative gifts. “When you have the possibility to play incredible music with great friends onstage, this is just pure luxury,” Capuçon says. “There is nothing better than that.”
Martha Graham: Dark Meadow Suite
Agnes de Mille: Rodeo, featuring live music
Hofesh Shechter: CAVE
Moving fluidly across jazz, pop and R&B, Jacob Collier creates mesmerizing soundscapes using layered vocal tracks and sophisticated digital editing techniques. His multi-frame, multi-instrumental viral videos and five Grammy wins have earned him a devoted international following and a roster of collaborators that ranges from Coldplay and SZA to Hans Zimmer. An energetic and engaging live performer, Collier is known for conducting his audiences in multi-part harmonies and beats.
Join Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation for a festive concert with Santa Barbara’s beloved Prime Time Band on 4th of July at 5:00 PM at Santa Barbara County Courthouse Gardens (1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101).