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CAMA's 2014-2015 Concert Season
2014|15 is CAMA’s 96th Concert Season

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CAMA presents its
96th Concert Season: 2014|15.
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{1} Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8pm
CAMA’s International Series presents
London Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
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Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
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Community Arts Music Association (CAMA)

Music Inspires, Music Matters – CAMA's 96th Concert Season – International Series at The Granada Theatre 2014|15
Yuja Wang, piano | Ian Douglas photo

at The Granada Theatre

Season Sponsorship: SAGE Publications

2014|15 Season:
Season of the PIANO

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

London is calling with visits from both the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the great London Symphony Orchestra directed by celebrated maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. The Czech Philharmonic returns to Santa Barbara, as does the Seoul Philharmonic with “spiritual conductor” Myung-Whun Chung. Returning for the first time since 1987 is L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with guest conductor Charles Dutoit. And the Los Angeles Philharmonic makes its season’s sojourn to Santa Barbara with brilliant young maestro Vasily Petrenko as guest conductor.

CAMA’s 2014|15 International Series at The Granada Theatre is truly the Season of the Piano featuring five sensational internationally renowned pianists performing piano concertos by Prokofiev, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin and Beethoven.

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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Vladimir Jurowski, conductor | Chris Christodolou photo
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor | Chris Christodolou photo


Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8pm

CAMA presents
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

Antonín Dvořák: The Noonday Witch, Op.108, B.196
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74, “Pathétique”

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“Mr. Bavouzet's deft touch, fluid playing and coloristic flair illuminated myriad details, which unfolded with crystalline clarity and hazy atmospherics in turn.”
—The New York Times

Recognized as one of the finest orchestras on today's international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and records soundtracks for blockbuster films like The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski will direct the orchestra in a program featuring pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, winner of two Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine awards, playing Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto.


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
(805) 899-2222 •

Principal Sponsor: Herbert & Elaine Kendall
Co-Sponsor: Bob & Val Montgomery

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014 US Tour is generously supported by the Dunard Fund and by the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.



Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano


Monday, November 10, 2014, 8pm

CAMA presents
Jiří Bělohlávek, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba
Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No.2 in A Major, S.125
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95, B.178,
          “From the New World”

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The Czech Philharmonic's “wind and brass still play with a coloration that registers as earthier and more textured than that of most European and American orchestras.”
—The New York Times

For over a century, the Czech Philharmonic has represented the pinnacle of Czech cultural achievement. Maestro Jiří Bělohlávek directs a program of Czech composers Janáček and Dvořák (New World Symphony), and featuring local and international favorite Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist in Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2.


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
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Primary Sponsor: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund
Principal Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune
Sponsor: Judith L. Hopkinson
Sponsor: Léni Fé Bland
Co-Sponsor: Barbara & Sam Toumayan



Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Gregory Maillot photo
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande | Gregory Maillot photo


Monday, February 16, 2015, 7pm
President's Day: Earlier Concert Time

CAMA presents
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre, II.Ibéria
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43
Igor Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale (1917)
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No.2

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande created “a vast legacy of recordings that made the orchestra a household name worldwide. There was probably not an LP collection anywhere across the globe that didn't include at least one” by the Suisse Romande.
—The Telegraph

One of the world's foremost recording orchestras, Geneva's Orchestre de la Suisse Romande was founded in 1918. World-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit will lead the orchestra, joined by Nikolai Lugansky, described as “a pianistic phenomenon of exceptional class” (NRC Handelsblad) and honored as “People's Artist of Russia” in 2013. Lugansky, whose recording of Rachmaninoff Piano Sonatas was named Echo Klassik's “Solo Recording of the Year,” will play the composer's much loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
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Sponsor: The Andrew H. Burnett Foundation
Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board
Sponsor: Hollis Norris Fund
Co-Sponsor: Ted Plute & Larry Falxa
Co-Sponsor: George & Judy Writer



Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor


Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8pm

CAMA presents
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Op.33a
Geroge Gershwin: Concerto in F (1925)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.5 in D minor, Op.47

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AUDIO CLIP: Shostakovich Symphony No.5 – To buy the complete recording, please click here. To learn more about the record label of the London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live, click here.

LSO on Digital Theatre

Spotify: LSO on Tour


“You take the LSO's responsive style for granted, but the subtlety of colour and expression were in another league.”
—Classical Source

The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world's leading orchestras, featuring a roster of soloists and conductors second to none, such as Valery Gergiev, André Previn, Pierre Boulez and Sir Simon Rattle. LSO Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony) leads an exhilarating program featuring celebrated young pianist Yuja Wang as soloist in that most American of piano concertos, Gershwin's Concerto in F.


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
(805) 899-2222 •

Sponsor: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Suzanne Bock
Co-Sponsor: Louise & Michael Caccese
Co-Sponsor: Bob & Val Montgomery



Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (The Granada Theatre) | David Bazemore photo
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (The Granada Theatre) | David Bazemore photo


Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8pm

CAMA presents
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from “Romeo and Juliet”
  Montagues and Capulets
  Juliet—The Little Girl
  Romeo and Juliet
  The Death of Tybalt
  Friar Laurence
  Dance of the Maids from the Antilles
  Romeo at Juliet’s Grave
  The Death of Juliet
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98


Myung-Whun Chung “has developed a flair for drama. His Seoul Philharmonic, which {he} has headed since 2005, has a beefy, opulent sound unusual for an Asian orchestra. ... exhilirating and, at their best, even awesome.”
—Los Angeles Times

Praised as “a spiritual conductor” by Paris' Le Monde, Myung-Whun Chung is one of the most respected conductors of our time. Maestro Chung is Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France as well as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 2011 was named Principal Guest Conductor of the great Dresden Staatskapelle. The Seoul Philharmonic and Maestro Chung return to Santa Barbara with a powerful program of Prokofiev and Brahms.


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
(805) 899-2222 •

Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board
Sponsor: Michele & Andre Saltoun



Lise de la Salle, piano | Lynn Goldsmith photo
Lise de la Salle, piano | Lynn Goldsmith photo


Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4pm

CAMA presents
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

Anton Webern: Im Sommerwind (1904)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (“A Hero's Life”), Op.40


Lise de la Salle “might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.”
—Pioneer Press

The Los Angeles Philharmonic makes its highly anticipated yearly visit to Santa Barbara, under the baton of brilliant young Russian maestro Vasily Petrenko (b.1976), Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, as well as Principal Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Even before the age of twenty, Lise de la Salle was recognized as “a talent in a million” (Gramophone) and “has wowed the world with her prodigious gifts, superlative technique, and a passionate, mature musicianship found in only the rarest of prodigies” (LA Weekly).


Single Tickets (on sale September 12, 2014): $38, $48, $73, $93, $103
(805) 899-2222 •

Principal Sponsor: The Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation
Sponsor: The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts,
     a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Robert and Christine Emmons


Further sponsors to be announced.

{last site update: February 25, 2015}