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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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Current Events

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{1} Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8pm
CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Schubert: Winterreise (complete song cycle)

{2} Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4pm
CAMA’s International Series presents
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

{3} Monday, May 11, 2015, 8pm
CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Lars Vogt, piano

{4} Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8pm
CAMA’s International Series presents
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano

The CAMA Women's Board

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm
Santa Barbara Art Foundry
Tickets on sale now!
EVENT CANCELLATION: Due to the recent closure of the Santa Barbara Art Foundry, the CAMA Women's Board is cancelling its April 26 event – Gin, Jazz & Juleps – which had been scheduled at that location.


Community Arts Music Association (CAMA)

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Ian Bostridge, tenor

MASTERSERIES at the Lobero
Season Sponsorship: Esperia Foundation

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

CAMA is to be congratulated for its unstinting pursuit of the very best music of all kinds for its distinctive Masterseries”
   (Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent)

2014|15 Season:
Season of the VOICE

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.

Masterseries 2014|15 is a rare delight with appearances by three top exponents of the voice. The Tallis Scholars present an all-Renaissance program of choral masterworks. Soprano Dawn Upshaw returns with an eclectic program of songs by Ives, Schubert, Bartók, Ravel and Bolcom. And tenor Ian Bostridge makes his Santa Barbara debut with the “vocal Everest” that is Schubert’s Winterreise.

The season also offers Masterseries’ trademark roster of top chamber musicians. The Juilliard String Quartet return to the Lobero stage with an engaging program of quartets old and new. And master violinist Christian Tetzlaff is back for his fourth Masterseries appearance, this time with frequent collaborator, pianist Lars Vogt.

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 starting October 24, 2014 – Call the Lobero Theatre Box Office (805) 963-0761


The Tallis Scholars | Eric Richmond photo
The Tallis Scholars | Eric Richmond photo


Friday, December 5, 2014, 8pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Peter Phillips, director

William Byrd: Vigilate
Josquin des Prez: Missa Gaudeamus
William Byrd: Laetentur coeli
William Byrd: Plorans ploravit
William Byrd: Ye sacred muses
William Byrd: Ne irascaris Domine
Edmund Turges: Magnificat

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“The rock stars of Renaissance vocal music”
—The New York Times

“Anyone familiar with Renaissance music knows that this group has attained superstardom among its ilk.”
—Boston Globe

Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, founded 1973, have done more than any other group to establish the sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Renowned for capturing the purity and clarity of Renaissance music, their 60+ recordings have attracted many prestigious awards including Record of the Year from Gramophone magazine, the Diapason d'Or de l'Année in France, and induction in 2013 into Gramophone's Hall of Fame.


Single Tickets (on sale October 24, 2014): $39, $49
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Co-Sponsor: Craig & Ellen Parton



Juilliard String Quartet | Simon Powis photo
Juilliard String Quartet | Simon Powis photo


Saturday, January 17, 2015, 8pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Joseph Lin, violin
Ronald Copes, violin
Roger Tapping, viola
Joel Krosnick, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op.33, No.5
Shulamit Ran: Quartet No.2, “Vistas” (1989)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135

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“Each of the four has a notably beautiful tone, a sound that sings out but also blends. They show a shared understanding of the music they play; every bow stroke adds to its meaning and its integrity.”
—Chicago Tribune

The Juilliard String Quartet continues its vibrant and pioneering tradition of music-making and teaching. Since its inception in 1946, the Quartet has made manifest the credo of founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” Violinist Ronald Copes, a local favorite and former music faculty member at UC Santa Barbara, has played violin II with this distinguished quartet since 1997.


Single Tickets (on sale October 24, 2014): $39, $49
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Co-Sponsor: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation
Concert Partner: Robert & Christine Emmons



Dawn Upshaw, soprano | Dario Acosta photo
Dawn Upshaw, soprano | Dario Acosta photo


Sunday, February 22, 2015, 4pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
DAWN UPSHAW, soprano
Gilbert Kalish, piano

Charles Ives: Songs My Mother Taught Me; Tom Sails Away;
          Memories (Very Pleasant, Rather Sad); Down East
Charles Ives: The Alcotts, from Piano Sonata No.2
          (Gilbert Kalish, piano)
Franz Schubert: Im Frühling; Geheimes;
          Gretchen am Spinnrade;
          Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt);
          Rastlose Liebe
Olivier Messiaen: Le collier; Amour oiseau d'étoile;
          Prière exaucée
Béla Bartók: Fekete főd; Annyi bánat a szüvemen;
          Régi keserves; Eddig való dolgom;
          „Hatforintos” Nóta
William Bolcom: Song of Black Max
          (As Told by the de Kooning Boys); Waitin’; George

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“Upshaw's instrument has the kind of power, clarity and pure beauty that can transfix a listener.”
—Pioneer Press

With her rare natural warmth and transforming communicative power, Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. A four-time Grammy® Award winner and the first vocal artist to receive the MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship, Dawn Upshaw is featured on more than 50 recordings, including the million-selling Symphony No.3 by Henryk Górecki.


Single Tickets (on sale October 24, 2014): $39, $49
(805) 963-0761 •

Principal Sponsor: Carla Hahn & The Stephen & Carla Hahn Foundation
Co-Sponsor: The CAMA Women's Board



Ian Bostridge, tenor | Simon Fowler photo
Ian Bostridge, tenor | Simon Fowler photo


Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Wenwen Du, piano

Franz Schubert: Winterreise (complete song cylce)

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“The audience was on the edge of its seats ... It was a Winterreise stretched to the breaking point of inherited musical tradition ... never boring and always provocative — a performance at once bracing, riveting and effective.”
—LA Opus

English tenor Ian Bostridge is an artist of major prominence in the world of classical music. His insight into the intimate relationship between music and poetry led the BBC to feature him in a 1997 documentary exploring Schubert's haunting song cycle Winterreise, which Bostridge will perform in its entirety at the Lobero. Bostridge’s new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, explores each of the cycle’s songs in depth and makes the case that Winterreise stands among history’s greatest artistic achievements.

Ian Bostridge: One Singer's 'Winter Journey' To Obsession | NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook | February 2, 2015


Single Tickets (on sale October 24, 2014): $39, $49
(805) 963-0761 •

Principal Sponsor: To Be Announced



Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo | Lars Vogt, piano | Christian Tetzlaff, violin | Giorgia Bertazzi photo
Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo | Lars Vogt, piano | Christian Tetzlaff, violin | Giorgia Bertazzi photo


Monday, May 11, 2015, 8pm

CAMA’s Masterseries presents
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Lars Vogt, piano

W.A. Mozart: Sonata No.32 in B-flat Major, K.454
Béla Bartók: Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano, Sz.75, BB84 (1921)
Anton Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.7
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108


“It was obvious why these two musicians work together: rarely is a musical conversation so perfectly matched and flawlessly executed....”

The Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo brings together two stellar German talents: violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who has wowed Masterseries audiences in two solo recitals and with his Tetzlaff Quartet, and pianist Lars Vogt, one of the leading soloists and chamber musicians of his generation.


Single Tickets (on sale October 24, 2014): $39, $49
(805) 963-0761 •

Sponsor: Ted Plute & Larry Falxa


Further sponsors to be announced.

{last site update: April 16, 2015}