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CAMA's 2013-2014 Concert Season
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2013-2014 is CAMA's 95th Concert Season

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CAMA presents its
95th Concert Season: 2013-2014.
Download Season Brochure (12.2 MB).

Current Events

{1} International Series at The Granada
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Sunday, May 4, 4 pm

{2} Masterseries at the Lobero
Richard Goode, piano
Wednesday, May 14, 8 pm


Community Arts Music Association (CAMA)

Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

at The Granada Theatre

Season Sponsorship provided by SAGE Publications

2013-2014 Season:
Season of the VIOLIN

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

CAMA’s 2013-2014 International Series at The Granada Theatre is surely a Season of the Violin, with appearances by three of the instrument’s great masters, Itzhak Perlman in recital, Pinchas Zukerman with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Joshua Bell with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. The Los Angeles Philharmonic returns with mega-maestro Gustavo Dudamel, and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra makes its second CAMA appearance, this time with distinguished conductor Neeme Järvi. The amazing young musicians of the Bahia Youth Symphony Orchestra (of Brazil) make their Santa Barbara debut with charismatic pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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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6-Concert Season Subscriptions on sale now! – Call CAMA (805) 966-4324
Single Tickets on sale Friday, August 23, 2013 – Call The Granada Box Office (805) 899-2222


Itzhak Perlman, violin
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco photo © SONY Music Entertainment


Thursday, September 19, 2013, 8 pm

CAMA presents
Rohan de Silva, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in D Major
     for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 1
Edvard Grieg: Sonata No. 3 in C minor
     for Violin and Piano, Op. 45
Giuseppe Tartini: Sonata in G minor
     for Violin and Continuo, “Devil’s Trill” (arr. Fritz Kreisler)
Additional works to be announced from the stage

Program Notes


Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates.


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $38, $53, $73, $93, $103
805 899-2222 •

Principal Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune
Sponsor: Judith L. Hopkinson
Sponsor: Herbert & Elaine Kendall



Neeme Järvi, conductor
Simon van Boxtel photo


Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8 pm

CAMA presents
Neeme Järvi, conductor

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (1977)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Program Notes


The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra has attracted much attention in recent years, recognized with awards including a Grammy® Award for the recordings of Sibelius’ cantatas. In 2005 The New York Times named ENSO’s CD Peer Gynt (Virgin Classics) as a surprise highlight of the year, and in March 2006 it also won BBC Music Magazine’s award for best orchestral album.

The head of a musical dynasty, Neeme Järvi is one of today’s most respected maestros. He conducts many of the world’s most prominent orchestras and works alongside soloists of the highest caliber. A prolific recording artist, he has amassed a discography of over 450 recordings.


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $38, $53, $73, $93, $103
805 899-2222 •

Sponsor: The Andrew H. Burnett Foundation
Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board



Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
Paul Labelle photo


Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA presents
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

Program Notes


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, principal guest conductor of the Royal Philharmonic, has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. He is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician. Acclaimed as both soloist and chamber musician, Juno Award-winning cellist Amanda Forsyth has appeared with orchestras throughout the world.


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $38, $53, $73, $93, $103
805 899-2222 •

Primary Sponsor: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund
Sponsor: Hollis Norris Fund
Sponsor: Michele & Andre Saltoun
Co-Sponsor: Louise & Michael Caccese
Co-Sponsor: Barbara & Sam Toumayan



Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Courtesy photo


Monday, February 17, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA presents
Núcleos Estaduais de Orquestras Juvenis
e Infantis da Bahia

Ricardo Castro, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasia
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemayá
Heitor Villa-Lobos: III. Ária and IV. Danza
   from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
Arturo Márquez: Danzón No. 2

Program Notes


“Impressive! This orchestra is at the very tip of the powerful movement to inspire young kids through music and give them a future.”  (Radio Berlin Brandenburg)

The Bahia Orchestra Project is a pioneer initiative in Brazil modeled on the Venezuelan “El Sistema.” It was founded in 2007 by the Brazilian pianist and conductor Ricardo Castro, who remains its artistic and general director. These amazing young musicians are transforming the lives of hundreds of children through their gift of teaching symphonic orchestra instruments. Everywhere they go, they win over new audiences with their exciting interpretations of traditional as well as contemporary music.

One of today’s most sought-after soloists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess. His talent at coaxing subtle and surprising colors and textures from each work he plays has led The New York Times to exclaim that “every note he fashions is a pearl… the joy, brilliance and musicality of his performance could not be missed.”


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $33, $43, $53, $68, $88
805 899-2222 •

Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board
Sponsor: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation



Joshua Bell, music director and violin
Chris Christodoulou photo


Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA presents
Joshua Bell, director and violin

J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
     in A minor, Op. 28 (1863)
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 14,
     “Death and the Maiden,” D. 810, arr. Gustav Mahler

Program Notes


Sir Neville Marriner founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 1958. More than fifty years on, the Academy is firmly established as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras and, according to The Times (London), “As you travel round the globe, the Academy’s name has an aura possessed by no other British orchestra.”

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world's most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” Bell now serves as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner.


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $38, $53, $73, $93, $103
805 899-2222 •

Sponsor: Michael Towbes/The Towbes Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Chris Lancashire
Co-Sponsor: Bob & Val Montgomery



Emanuel Ax, piano
Maurice Jerry Beznos photo


Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4 pm

CAMA presents
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Andrew Norman: Release
(LA Phil commission generously underwritten by Nancy and Barry Sanders)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83


The Los Angeles Philharmonic is reinventing the concept of a 21st-century orchestra under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel. Now in its 94th season, the Philharmonic is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras and is received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike. Both at home and abroad, the Philharmonic is leading the way in innovative programming and re-defining the musical experience.

Gustavo Dudamel’s passionate music-making invigorates audiences of all ages worldwide. He is concurrently serving as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the impact of his musical leadership is felt on several continents.

Beloved pianist Emanuel Ax first captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv and in 1979 he won the coveted Avery Fisher Prize in New York. His notable recordings include the Grammy® Award winning albums of Haydn piano sonatas, and Beethoven and Brahms sonatas for cello and piano with Yo-Yo Ma.


Single Tickets (on sale August 23, 2013): $38, $53, $73, $93, $103
805 899-2222 •

Principal Sponsor: The Samuel B. & Margaret C. Mosher Foundation
Sponsor: Anonymous
Co-Sponsor: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Robert & Christine Emmons


Further sponsors to be announced.

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