The Harris Center for the Arts seeks to enrich the lives of people throughout California’s capital region by providing venues and opportunities to experience artistic work, celebrate cultural traditions and participate in the creative process.
It does this through operation of a $50 million, 80,000 square foot regional arts center opened in 2011, and an evolving array of vibrant programs geared for people of all ages and backgrounds. Among these,
Presentations bring artists from around the world to the Center to perform and share,
Partnerships make the Center a home for local artists and arts organizations, and
Productions are work created and/or developed on site.
The Center is home to Folsom Lake College’s visual and performing arts instructional offerings, as well as other life-long learning programs for the broader community.
Presenters, start your engines! With TIFF and "back-to-work" out of the way, the regular concert season rumbles to life, and, if our Editor's Opener can be trusted, "Seeking Synergies" seems to be the name of the game. Denise Williams' constantly evolving "Walk Together Children" touching down at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; the second annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts expanding its range; a lesson in Jazz Survival with Steve Wallace; the 150 presenter and performer profiles in our 19th annual Blue Pages directory... this is an issue that is definitely more than the sum of its parts.
CAMA's International Series at The Granada Theatre presents
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, 8:00 PM
Joshua Bell, Music Director and Violin
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.21
Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68, “Pastoral”
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns with famed Music Director and Violinist Joshua Bell. As one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, the Academy is renowned for its fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most-loved classical music. Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music. •
In this issue: we talk with jazz pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo about growing up in Toronto, building a musical career, and being adaptive to change; pianist Eve Egoyan prepares for her upcoming Luminato project and for the next stage in her long-term collaborative relationship with Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear; jazz violinist Aline Homzy, halfway through preparing for a concert featuring standout women bandleaders, talks about social equity in the world of improvised music; and the local choral community celebrates the life and work of choral conductor Elmer Iseler, 20 years after his passing.