A new production of Jennifer Higdon's opera Cold Mountain was magically conceived and presented by Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.Read More
No matter what kind of repertoire Gustavo Dudamel conducts, his insights always seem to revitalize well-known and new works.Read More
Now 71 years old, Mischa Maisky astonishes us with electrifying bravura and otherworldly subtly.Read More
Bravos to Long Beach Opera for continuing to promote works that delve into hot potato topics like In the Penal Colony.Read More
This production of Dialogues of the Carmelites sizzled with dramatic intensity and shining potential from the student performers.Read More
This upcoming concert with the LACO features Carl Nielsen's esoteric clarinet concerto on October 27 and 28.
Noreen Wenjen, Christopher O'Riley and Gary Ingle, shown in photo, were part of a conference that turned into an upbeat musical happening.Read More
On August 11, the Big One hit the Santa Barbara Bowl - musically speaking - when Gustavo Dudamel conducted Mahler's 2nd symphony.
The Music Academy of the West stages operas every summer and with Marilyn Horne at the helm of its stellar voice and vocal piano faculty, the productions get more spectacular each year.Read More
Super nova violinist Jascha Heifetz said, "It was a critic who gave me a scathing review in 1921..who taught me that it is not enough to play a piece; you must think it."Read More
This year's Ojai Music Festival ran from June 7-10 and offered a magical mystery tour through repertoire that was either au courant, centuries old or premiere ready.Read More
It's never too late to plan for an event, especially when it involves Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who will make his US debut in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations with the Seattle Symphony October 18-20.
This year's Ojai Music Festival runs from June 7-10 with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja as Music Director.Read More
It's hard to imagine a more congenial musical relationship than that of Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. They are of one mind, heart, soul and aesthetics.Read More
The stars were out at Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre Saturday night for Music Academy of the West's season-ending concert that featured Renee Fleming and Alan Gilbert.Read More
Music Academy of the West's summer music festival in Santa Barbara is a hub of innovative music making with several intriguing events being offered for this week.Read More
Through the years, career oriented students are chosen to study with a prestigious assortment of Music Academy of the West faculty members.Read More
Paris, The City of Lights was the inspiration behind Santa Barbara
Symphony's programming of this weekend's concert at The Granada
The Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Luisi performed a memorable program in Santa Barbara of Nielsen's Helios Overture, Mahler's first symphony and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with soprano Deborah Voigt.Read More
"The Perfect American" by Philip Glass should be considered a classic among opera's minimalist repertoire for its surrealistic portrayal of iconic Walt Disney through a hard-hitting libretto and elliptical orchestration.Read More