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  • Buddy Guy Jimmie Vaughan Charlie Musselwhite
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    Buddy Guy Jimmie Vaughan Charlie Musselwhite

    Three blues legends – a pair of guitar heroes and a revered harmonica player – come together for an unforgettable night of music. An eighttime Grammy Award-winner, Kennedy Center and National Medal of Arts honoree and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy is an American treasure, guitar master and ambassador of Chicago blues.

  • Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
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    Michael Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

    Program
    Schubert: Rondo in A Major, D. 438
    Benjamin Attahir: Newly-commissioned work TBA
    Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, op. 20

  • The Wood Brothers
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    The Wood Brothers

    Nashville-based experimental roots trio The Wood Brothers combines a “rustic folk sound with a jolt of sonic and stylistic playfulness” (Aspen Times). With soulful vocals, rich harmonies, unwavering grooves and searing guitar work, bassist Chris Wood (also of Medeski Martin & Wood), his brother Oliver on acoustic and electric guitars and multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix – who plays percussion and keyboards and sings, simultaneously – harness a kaleidoscopic array of influences and exemplary musicianship into a must-see live show.

  • Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal
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    Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

    With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock and blues, Rosanne Cash’s voice and vision have captured American life for generations of fans. Following her triple-Grammy-winning album The River & the Thread, her new album She Remembers Everything is a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile world. Returning to more personal songwriting after a trio of albums that explored her southern roots and family heritage, Cash has embraced narratives of women survivors.

  • Grupo Corpo
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    Grupo Corpo

    Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe Grupo Corpo returns with a phenomenal double bill of two wildly different works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range. In Gira, choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras constructs a powerful glossary of gestures of praise and movement inspired by Afro-Brazilian religious rituals, set to music by the Brazilian fusion group Méta Méta. In Bach, the baroque world of J.S. Bach is made modern in a score by Marco Antônio Guimarães, with dancers in brilliant shades of gold, regal blue and black dropping from a set of enormous organ pipes.

  • Miloš and Friends
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    Miloš and Friends

    A young star who has revitalized the role of the guitar in classical music, Miloš Karadaglic is one of the “champions of the classical guitar who have shaped its sound in the last century” (BBC Music Magazine). His vast talent expands traditional and contemporary repertoire with skillful and imaginative arrangements, whether he is playing classical works or on his album devoted to the music of The Beatles. Making his long-awaited Santa Barbara debut with a string quartet and double bass, Miloš will display his full range in an exciting program that includes works by J.S.

  • Jill Lepore
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    Jill Lepore

    Leave it to Jill Lepore to offer a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of our divided nation. The latest masterpiece from the award-winning Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of books including The Secret History of Wonder Woman, These Truths explores our past in order to understand the present and prepare for our future. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Lepore’s newly-released follow-up, This America, makes a stirring case for the nation.

  • Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
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    Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

    One of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music, Lyle Lovett returns for a rare appearance with his acoustic group. A singer, composer, actor and four-time Grammy Award-winner, Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. The Texas trailblazer will be joined in concert by his long-running backup band, combining his rich sound, singular gift for storytelling and wry sense of humor in an intimate acoustic performance that showcases his rich and eclectic oeuvre.

  • Anita Hill
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    Anita Hill

    A women’s rights icon, attorney and powerful advocate for equality, Anita Hill brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront of our national conversation 28 years ago in her testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Clarence Thomas. Hill’s bravery empowered women from all walks of life to fight sexual harassment and helped foster equality for women in the workplace. Hill finds echoes in the #MeToo movement, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings and today’s volatile social and political climate.

  • Cirque Eloize
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    Cirque Eloize

    Montreal’s Cirque Éloize blows into town with an elegant new work to celebrate its 25th anniversary. A combination of acrobatics, theater, dance and live music, Hotel channels Art Deco-era Hollywood glamour. A leader in contemporary circus, Cirque Éloize is reinventing circus as many of us still know it, while featuring classic acts like the Cyr wheel, juggling, hand-to-hand, aerial ropes and straps, clowning and the Chinese pole. Hotel balances thematic rigor with physical risk and a jazzy score featuring vocals and piano, plus instruments played by the performers.

  • Sammy Miller and The Congregation
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    Sammy Miller and The Congregation

    Drummer Sammy Miller makes no bones about it. He wants to bring jazz to the people and he’s found true believers in the young members of his six-piece Congregation. Evangelists of swing, they’ve earned an avid New York City following by drawing on a century of American songs, inviting listeners in with familiar melodies and rollicking rhythms. Miller, a Grammy-nominated, Juilliard-trained, Los Angeles native has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good.

  • David Brooks
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    David Brooks

    David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with insight, humor and quiet passion. A New York Times op-ed columnist and regular guest on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, Brooks is one of America’s most prominent political commentators. Now, he’s on a mission to help people live deeper and more joyful lives.

  • FLIP Fabrique
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    FLIP Fabrique

    With some of today’s most exciting circus performers, live original music and breathtaking visual poetry, FLIP Fabrique’s brand new cirque show Blizzard is taking the stage by storm! What if winter took over, outside in the streets and inside houses, blanketing our entire world with snow? Blizzard is a crazy, fun and tender invitation to get lost in a moment of white wonder. Bringing the best in contemporary circus from Quebec to Santa Barbara, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a Blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path.

  • Daniil Trifonov, piano
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    Daniil Trifonov, piano

    Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov’s performances are a perpetual source of awe, combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth. “He has everything and more… tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” marveled pianist Martha Argerich. In his spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator and composer, Trifonov recently added his first Grammy for Best Instrumental Solo Album to his considerable string of honors – including Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year.

  • Joy Harjo
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    Joy Harjo

    A visionary poet of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, Joy Harjo's wide-ranging body of work includes the landmark poetry collection She Had Some Horses and the acclaimed memoir Crazy Brave. Celebrated for its insightful attention to the spiritual and natural worlds, her poetry tells an American story of tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making, "full of celebration, crisis, brokenness and healing" (The New York Times). She has received the prestigious Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, National Book Award and many others.

  • An Evening with Chris Thile
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    An Evening with Chris Thile

    Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist who transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres. With a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else, the Southern California native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and now hosts the acclaimed radio program Live From Here.

  • An Evening with Chris Thile
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    An Evening with Chris Thile

    Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist who transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres. With a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else, the Southern California native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and now hosts the acclaimed radio program Live From Here.

  • Jon Meacham
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    Jon Meacham

    One of America’s great public intellectuals and a skilled raconteur, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham brings a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs that helps us understand how historical events and current issues intersect to impact our lives. The esteemed presidential biographer of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush, he delivered a eulogy at President Bush’s funeral.

  • Black Violin
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    Black Violin

    A one-of-a-kind mash-up of classical, hip hop, rock and R&B with a message, the classically-trained string duo Black Violin – Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola) – fuses the sounds of today with classical virtuosity. Or, in the words of Black Violin, “It’s a party, man.” Adding DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes to the lineup, the group has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, 50 Cent, Aretha Franklin and Tom Petty.

  • Ranky Tanky
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    Ranky Tanky

    Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet exploding onto the music scene with their inspired take on soulful songs of South Carolina’s Gullah culture, mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. In the unique Creole mix of African and English that has shaped art, language and attitude, their name means “work it” or “get funky” – yes they do, and yes you will!

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