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2015-2016 is CAMA’s 97th Concert Season

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CAMA presents its
97th Concert Season: 2015-2016.
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2015-2016 | 97th Concert Season


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Kent Nagano, conductor
Kent Nagano | Leda & St.Jacques photo

INTERNATIONAL SERIES
at The Granada Theatre

Season Sponsorship: SAGE Publications

2015-2016 Season

The world's finest classical musicians play right here in Santa Barbara.

CAMA’s International Series at The Granada Theatre’s 97th Season features a plethora of today’s most celebrated artists on the international music scene. Opening the season in October will be the most widely recognized pianist on the planet, Lang Lang. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman will lead Britain’s powerful Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in January, while Joshua Bell will return with the refined Academy of St Martin in the Fields from London in March. Canada’s vaunted Montréal Symphony Orchestra returns to Santa Barbara after a 27-year absence under the direction of distinguished conductor Kent Nagano and featuring young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, who is emerging as one of the brightest names of the next generation of pianists. And the Los Angeles Philharmonic makes its annual visit to Santa Barbara with brilliant young Czech maestro Jakub Hrůša as guest conductor and CAMA favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet on piano.

All International Series concerts take place at
The Granada Theatre,
1214 State Street, Santa Barbara

All concert programs and artists are subject to change.

More information on each concert below.

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Lang Lang, piano | Harald Hoffmann photo ©Sony Classical
Lang Lang, piano | Harald Hoffmann photo ©Sony Classical

 

Thursday, October 6, 2015, 8pm

CAMA presents
LANG LANG, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV971
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op.37a
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E Major, Op.54

 
 

“The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist…his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations . . . a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor.”
—The New Yorker

LANG LANG returns to Santa Barbara! He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th Grammy® Award, where he performed with Metallica; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance.

A recent laureate of Time Magazine’s Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Lang Lang has played no small part as a role model to encourage more than forty million Chinese children to study the instrument. In 2013, Lang Lang was designated by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a Messenger of Peace focusing on global education.

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra | Larry Fink photo
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra | Larry Fink photo

 

Monday, November 30, 2015, 8pm

CAMA presents
ORPHEUS CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC
Augustin Hadelich, violin

George Frideric Händel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.5,
     HWV323
Igor Stravinsky: Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée
     (arr.Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo in C Major, Op.34,
     TH58
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C Major, D.589

 
 

“The essence of Hadelich’s playing is beauty: reveling in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive on the violin, delivering the musical message with no technical impediments whatsoever, and thereby revealing something from a plane beyond ours.”
—Washington Post

The 2015-2016 season marks ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’s 43rd year of making internationally acclaimed music, from classical to contemporary, while reinventing the way individuals and organizations across the world think about collaboration, outreach, and democratic leadership. Performing without a conductor, Orpheus integrates musicians into virtually every facet of the organization, including artistic and administrative decisions, by rotating musical leadership roles for each piece and running open-forum rehearsals. With over 70 albums, collaborations with leading contemporary soloists, and more than 40 commissioned works as part of its history, Orpheus strives to expand the repertoire for chamber orchestra and continues to develop its international reputation through innovative projects and tours to Europe, Asia, and South America.

Astonishing audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone, AUGUSTIN HADELICH has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation.

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

 

Pinchas Zukerman, violin | Paul Labelle photo
Pinchas Zukerman, violin | Paul Labelle photo

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 8pm

CAMA presents
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Pinchas Zukerman, music director & violin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, Overture, Op.84
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61
Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36,
     “Enigma”

 
 

“Zukerman seems the forever-young virtuoso: expressively resourceful, infectiously musical, technically impeccable, effortless.”
—Los Angeles Times

Acknowledged as one of the United Kingdom’s most prodigious orchestras, the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire.

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. Equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, teacher and chamber musician, Zukerman’s musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics.

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

 

Joshua Bell, violin | Ian Douglas photo
Joshua Bell, violin | Ian Douglas photo

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 8pm

CAMA presents
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS
Joshua Bell, music director & violin

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Op.25,
     “Classical”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op.93

 
 

“Bell has evolved from a technical whiz to a true artist and intellectual whose music feeds both your brain and your heart.”
—Newsweek

The ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS performs fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most loved classical music. Founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, his vision and inspiration keep the Academy sound and spirit alive. Now led by Music Director Joshua Bell and the membership of the orchestra, the Academy create an annual program of inspirational and inventive performances. The orchestra traverses the globe, playing in a huge variety of venues from church halls to the grandest concert halls in Europe.

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” JOSHUA BELL’s stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. An Avery Fisher Prize recipient, Bell recently received the New York Recording Academy Honors. As a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy®, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards.

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

 

Daniil Trifonov, piano | Alexander Ivanov photo
Daniil Trifonov, piano | Alexander Ivanov photo

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8pm

CAMA presents
MONTRÉAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Kent Nagano, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26
Igor Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird

 
 

“Hearing Trifonov is like having a deep-tissue massage: you keep wanting to pull away from the sheer intensity of it, and you come out feeling as if your reality had been slightly altered.”
—Washington Post

The MONTRÉAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal) was founded in 1934 and stands today as one of North America’s great orchestras. The orchestra has produced nearly 100 recordings, earning 48 national and international awards.

California-born Maestro KENT NAGANO has led the Montréal Symphony as Music Director since 2006. Nagano is also Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony and General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra.

Russian pianist DANIIL TRIFONOV became an inspiration in the summer of 2011. He began by winning the 13th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel-Aviv before returning to Russia to secure first prize, the Gold Medal, and Grand Prix at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Trifonov also won the Audience Award and the Award for the best performance of a Mozart concerto. Cultural commentator Norman Lebrecht heralded Trifonov as “a pianist for the rest of our lives.”

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

 

Jakub Hrůša, conductor | Zbyněk Maděryč photo
Jakub Hrůša, conductor | Zbyněk Maděryč photo

 

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4pm
(afternoon concert)

CAMA presents
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba

 
 

“Make no mistake: Jakub Hrůša is climbing to the top by dint of penetrating musicianship and with the technical means to achieve it.”
—Classical Source

The incomparable LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC returns for its much anticipated yearly visit to Santa Barbara, this time under the baton of young Czech maestro JAKUB HRŮŠA who is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia, Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and a regular guest conductor of the world’s leading orchestras.

Hailed as “one of the best pianists in the world,” JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET continues to captivate audiences around the world with his thrilling performances, profound artistry, poetic musicality and dazzling technical prowess. Thibaudet returns to The Granada Theatre stage as soloist in Edvard Grieg’s iconic Piano Concerto in A minor.

 
 

Single Tickets On Sale Friday, September 4, 2015
Prices: Premier $108 • A $93 • B $73 • C $48 • D $38

For Tickets: Call (805) 899-2222
or visit www.granadasb.org

Sponsors to be announced

 

Further sponsors to be announced.



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