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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)

Chris Thile, mandolin
Danny Clinch photo

MASTERSERIES at the Lobero
Season Sponsorship provided by Esperia Foundation

Esperia Foundation sponsors complimentary seating to Masterseries concerts for non-traditional audiences, students and other community members who would otherwise be unable to attend.

2014 Season

Masterseries brings the best in classical recitals and chamber music to Santa Barbara's intimate Lobero Theatre.

Since its creation in 1982, Masterseries has been dedicated to presenting the world’s finest classical artists in recital in Santa Barbara. Created by Stephen Cloud (now of CAMA’s Program Committee) and classical pianist Michael Isador (longtime collaborator with legendary violinist Henryk Szeryng), the first three seasons were presented at the Santa Barbara High School Auditorium before the series moved in 1986 to the historic Lobero Theatre. In 2001 the series was adopted by CAMA with a yearly endowment sponsorship provided by Esperia Foundation.

A season of great artistic and musical depth, CAMA’s 2014 Masterseries at the Lobero includes performances by two of the world’s top pianists, Stephen Hough and Richard Goode, both returning to the Lobero stage following highly successful past appearances. It is also a Season of “Geniuses,” as past MacArthur Fellowship winner Stephen Hough shares the series with 2012 MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers), making his Santa Barbara recital debut with Bach on mandolin, and original compositions. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (piano, violin, cello) brings a meaty program of trios by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

All Masterseries concerts take place at
The Lobero Theatre,
33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara

All concert programs and artists are subject to change.

More information on each concert below.

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Season Subscriptions on sale now! – Call CAMA (805) 966-4324
Single Tickets on sale Friday, November 1, 2013 – Call the Lobero Box Office (805) 963-0761


Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Christian Steiner photo


Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Joseph Kalichstein, piano
Jaime Laredo, violin
Sharon Robinson, cello

Franz Schubert: Notturno (Adagio) in E-flat Major, Op. 148 (D. 897)
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Johannes Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8, rev. 1891

Program Notes


“There can be few chamber groups whose members are so evenly and expertly matched, who can convey the sheer pleasure of making music so spontaneously. Individually and collectively, these musicians are special."  (Chicago Tribune)

Three and a half decades after its debut at the White House, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to bring technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage. Carnegie Hall commemorated their 30th Anniversary in 2007 with a concert in Stern Auditorium. One of today’s most beloved ensembles, these three artists share their passion for music with audiences worldwide.


Single Tickets (on sale November 1, 2013): $33, $43
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Co-Sponsor: Craig & Ellen Parton



Chris Thile, mandolin
Brantley Gutierrez photo


Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
CHRIS THILE, mandolin

On this program, Chris Thile draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.

Program Notes


Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

Recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka “genius grant”), in February 2013 Thile also won a Grammy® for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. Punch Brothers, described by The Times of London as “brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining,” released their latest album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, in 2012 on Nonesuch Records. In August 2013, Thile released Bach: Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1, also on Nonesuch Records.


Single Tickets (on sale November 1, 2013): $33, $43
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Co-Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board
Concert Partner: Robert & Christine Emmons
Concert Partner: Elizabeth Karlsberg & Jeff Young



Stephen Hough, piano
Andrew Crowley photo


Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents

Arnold Schönberg: Six Little Pieces, Op. 19
Richard Strauss: Träumerei, Op. 9, No. 4
Richard Wagner: Albumblatt in C
     (Album der Fürstin Metternich, WWV 94)
Anton Bruckner: Erinnerung
Johannes Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op. 116
Frédéric Chopin: The Four Ballades, Ops. 23, 38, 47 & 52

Program Notes


“Stephen Hough’s steady ascent to the summit of his profession exhibits equally supreme mastery of his instrument and the deep humanity from which it has flowered.”  (International Record Review)

A laureate of the MacArthur Fellowship (“genius grant”) and Royal Philharmonic Society Award, pianist Stephen Hough’s catalogue of over fifty CDs has garnered accolades including eight Gramophone Awards and, in 2011, Diapason d’Or de l’Année for his recording of Chopin’s Waltzes. As a composer, he has been widely commissioned, and he writes a celebrated cultural blog for The Daily Telegraph (London).


Single Tickets (on sale November 1, 2013): $33, $43
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Co-Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board
Concert Partner: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation



Richard Goode, piano
Steve Riskind photo


Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8 pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents

All-Beethoven Program:
Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119, Nos. 6-11
Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111


“Goode’s playing is thrilling from first to last.”  (Gramophone)

“Goode has so thoroughly entered into the spirit of the compositions he performs that you’d swear the composer himself was at the keyboard.”  (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Richard Goode has been hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. Goode’s all-Beethoven program includes the great master's last three piano sonatas.


Single Tickets (on sale November 1, 2013): $43, $53
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Principal Sponsor: Carla Hahn and The Stephen & Carla Hahn Foundation


Further sponsors to be announced.

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