January 15, 2019—CAMA presents Itzhak Perlman, violin—International Series at The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019, 7:00 PM (EARLY START)
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Rohan De Silva, piano
Cultural icon, virtuoso, transcendent superstar – when the subject is violinist Itzhak Perlman the superlatives stack up quickly, yet somehow fail to give a full account of his status, talent, and near-universal appeal. His numerous accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Kennedy Center Honor, the National Medal of Arts, and a Medal of Liberty. Maestro Perlman (Co-Chair of the CAMA Centennial Honorary Artist Council) returns for his 6th CAMA concert appearance going back 50+ years to when he first performed for CAMA as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1967 at age 21. He’ll be joined by acclaimed pianist Rohan De Silva, a Best Accompanist honoree at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a longtime Perlman collaborator.

PROGRAM:
Alfred Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style for Violin & Piano, Op.80
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30, No.2
Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
Additional Works to Be Announced from the Stage
PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BY KOSTIS PROTOPAPAS, ARTISTIC & GENERAL DIRECTOR OF OPERA SANTA BARBARA
Lecture will begin at 6:00 PM; doors to The Granada Theatre will open for the lecture at 5:45 PM.
Lecture seating is limited to the first 100 patrons. First come, first served.
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photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

ITZHAK PERLMAN violin

ROHAN DE SILVA piano

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Granada Theatre (Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts)


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ALFRED SCHNITTKE Suite in the Old Style for Violin & Piano, Op.80

(1934-1998) Pastorale

Baletto

Minuetto

Fuga

Pantomima

LUDWIG

VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op.30, No.2

(1770-1827) Allegro con brio

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ITZHAK PERLMAN VIOLIN

ROHAN DE SILVA PIANO

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 PM

The Granada Theatre (Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts)

Adagio cantabile

Scherzo

Finale

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Sonatina in G Major, Op.100

(1841-1904) Allegro risoluto

Larghetto

Scherzo – Molto vivace

Finale - Allegro

ADDITIONAL WORKS TO BE ANNOUNCED FROM THE STAGE

Mr. Perlman’s recordings can be found on the Deutsche Grammophon,

Decca, Warner/EMI Classics, Sony Classical and Telarc labels

For more information on Itzhak Perlman, visit www.itzhakperlman.com

Management for Itzhak Perlman: Primo Artists, New York, NY www.primoartists.com

CAMA thanks our generous sponsors who have made this evening’s performance possible:

International Series Season Sponsor: SAGE Publishing

Primary Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune

Principal Sponsor: Herbert & Elaine Kendall

Sponsor: Marta Babson • Judith L. Hopkinson • The Shanbrom Family Foundation

Co-Sponsor: Chaucer's Bookstore, Mahri Kerley • Jocelyne & William Meeker

Stephen J.M. & Anne Morris

We request that you switch off cellular phones, watch alarms and pager signals during the performance. The photographing

or sound recording of this concert or possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited.

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Photo by Lisa-Marie-Mazzucco


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 his irrepressible joy for making music.

Having performed with every major orchestra

and at venerable concert halls around

the globe, Itzhak Perlman was awarded a Presidential

Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest

civilian honor, in November 2015 by President

Obama for his meritorious contributions

to cultural endeavors of the United States and

for being a powerful advocate for people of

disabilities. In June 2016, he received the 2016

Genesis Prize in recognition for his exceptional

contributions as a musician, teacher, advocate

for individuals with special needs and

dedication to Jewish values. In 2003, he was

granted a Kennedy Center Honor by the John

F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in

celebration of his distinguished achievements

and contributions to the cultural and educational

life of the United States. President Clinton

awarded him the National Medal of Arts in

2000 and President Reagan honored him with

a Medal of Liberty in 1986.

An early recipient

of an American-Israel

Cultural Foundation

scholarship,

Itzhak Perlman

came to

New York and

soon was propelled

to national

recognition with an

appearance on the

Ed Sullivan Show

in 1958.

Mr. Perlman has performed

multiple times at the White

House, most recently in 2012

at the invitation of President

Barack Obama and Mrs.

Obama, for Israeli President

and Presidential Medal of

Freedom honoree Shimon

Peres; and at a State Dinner

in 2007, hosted by President

George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush, for Her Majesty

The Queen and His Royal Highness The

Duke of Edinburgh. In 2009, he was honored

to take part in the Inauguration of President

Obama, premiering a piece written for the

occasion by John Williams alongside cellist

Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and

pianist Gabriela Montero, for an audience

of nearly 40 million television viewers in the

United States and millions more throughout

the world.

Born in Israel in 1945, Mr. Perlman completed

his initial training at the Academy of

Music in Tel Aviv. An early recipient of an

America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship,

he came to New York and soon was

propelled to national recognition with an appearance

on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958.

Following his studies at the Juilliard School

with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, he

won the prestigious Leventritt Competition

in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide

career. Since then, Itzhak Perlman has

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established himself as a cultural icon and

household name in classical music.

Mr. Perlman has further delighted audiences

through his frequent appearances on

the conductor’s podium. He has performed

as conductor with the New York Philharmonic,

Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,

Boston Symphony, National Symphony, San

Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic,

and the symphony orchestras of Dallas,

Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal

and Toronto, as well as at the Ravinia and Tanglewood

festivals. He was Music Advisor of the

St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004 where

he made regular conducting appearances,

and he was Principal Guest Conductor of the

Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. Internationally,

Mr. Perlman has conducted the Berlin

Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,

London Philharmonic, English Chamber

Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.

The 2018/19 season marks the 60th

anniversary of Itzhak Perlman’s U.S. debut

and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show,

which took place on November 2, 1958.

This milestone was celebrated with a return

to the Ed Sullivan Theater on November

2, 2018 in a special guest appearance on

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This

season Perlman performs the Mendelssohn

Concerto with Gustavo Dudamel at the

Hollywood Bowl and makes season-opening

gala appearances with the San Francisco

Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas and

with the Indianapolis Symphony and Krzysztof

Urbański. Other orchestral appearances

include the Seattle, Vancouver and Colorado

symphony orchestras. As a conductor, he

leads the Houston Symphony and Juilliard

Orchestra in programs that include works by

Bach, Mozart, Schumann, Dvořák and Elgar.

In February 2019, he makes an appearance

at Carnegie Hall with longtime friend Zubin

Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,

the orchestra with whom he has had the

closest association since he was a teenager.

Spring 2019 sees him performing duo

concerts for the first time with the celebrated

pianist Evgeny Kissin in Boston, Chicago,

Washington D.C. and New York. Throughout

the season, he makes appearances with

his longtime collaborator, Rohan De Silva, in

recitals across North America. In May 2019, he

debuts a new program entitled “Evening with

Itzhak Perlman” which captures highlights of

his career through narrative and multi-media

elements, intertwined with performance.

Further to his engagements as violinist

and conductor, Mr. Perlman is increasingly

making more appearances as a speaker.

Recent speaking engagements include

appearances in Texas at Lamar University,

South Dakota with the John Vucurevich

Foundation and in Washington D.C. for the

Marriott Foundation. In November 2018, he

joins Alan Alda for a conversation on the stage

of New York’s 92nd Street Y.

A recent award-winning documentary on

Mr. Perlman, titled “Itzhak”, premiered in October

2017 as the opening film of the 25th Annual

Hamptons International Film Festival. It

was released theatrically in over 100 cinemas

nationwide in March 2018, with international

releases that followed in Summer 2018. Directed

by filmmaker Alison Chernick, the enchanting

documentary details the virtuoso’s

own struggles as a polio survivor and Jewish

émigré and is a reminder why art is vital to life.

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For more information, visit www.itzhakthefilm.

com. In October 2018, the film will make its

debut on PBS’ American Masters in a broadcast

throughout the United States.

Itzhak Perlman’s recordings have garnered

16 GRAMMY® Awards and regularly

appear on the best-seller charts. In 2008, Mr.

Perlman was honored with a Grammy Lifetime

Achievement Award for excellence in the recording

arts.

Mr. Perlman’s most recent album features

him in a special collaboration with Martha Argerich.

Released in 2016 by Warner Classics,

it marked a historic first studio album for

this legendary duo exploring masterpieces

by Bach, Schumann and Brahms. It had been

18 years since their first album, a live recital

from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

On that momentous occasion in 1998, in addition

to recording the material for their initial

disc, the pair recorded Schumann’s Violin Sonata

No. 1. The Schumann Sonata at long last

was released in 2016 alongside new material,

making the album a fascinating ‘then and

now’ portrait of how two living legends have

evolved musically.

Mr. Perlman recorded a bonus track for

the original cast recording of the critically acclaimed

Broadway revival of Fiddler on the

Roof, released on Broadway Records in March

2016. The cast recording features Perlman on

a track titled “Excerpts from Fiddler on the

Roof,” arranged by John Williams.

The year of 2015 brought three record

releases in celebration of Mr. Perlman’s 70th

birthday: A new Deutsche Grammophon album

with pianist Emanuel Ax performing

Fauré and Strauss Sonatas, a 25-disc box set

of his complete Deutsche Grammophon and

Decca discography, and a 77-disc box set of

his complete EMI/Teldec discography titled

Itzhak Perlman: The Complete Warner Recordings.

In 2012, Sony released Eternal Echoes:

Songs & Dances for the Soul, featuring a collaboration

with acclaimed cantor Yitzchak

Meir Helfgot in liturgical and traditional Jewish

arrangements for chamber orchestra and

klezmer musicians, and in 2010, Sony released

a recording of Mendelssohn Piano Trios with

cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax. Highlights

of albums over the last two decades

have included a Deutsche Grammophon album

with Mr. Perlman conducting the Israel

Philharmonic, a live recording with Martha

Argerich performing Beethoven and Franck

Sonatas (EMI); Cinema Serenade featuring

popular hits from movies with John Williams

conducting (Sony); A la Carte, a recording of

short violin pieces with orchestra (EMI) and In

the Fiddler’s House, a celebration of klezmer

music (EMI) that formed the basis of the PBS

television special. In 2004, EMI released The

Perlman Edition, a limited-edition 15-CD box

set featuring many of his finest EMI recordings

as well as newly compiled material, and

RCA Red Seal released a CD titled Perlman

rediscovered, which includes material recorded

in 1965 by a young Itzhak Perlman. Other

recordings reveal Mr. Perlman’s devotion to

education, including Concertos from my Childhood

with the Juilliard Orchestra under Lawrence

Foster (EMI) and Marita and her Heart’s

Desire, composed and conducted by Bruce

Adolphe (Telarc).

A major presence in the performing

arts on television, Itzhak Perlman has been

honored with four Emmy Awards, most

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ecently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for

the Future, a film about Mr. Perlman’s work

as a teacher and conductor for the Perlman

Music Program. In 2004, PBS aired a special

entitled Perlman in Shanghai that chronicled

a historic and unforgettable visit of the

Perlman Music Program to China, featuring

interaction between American and Chinese

students and culminating in a concert at the

Shanghai Grand Theater and a performance

with one thousand young violinists, led by Mr.

Perlman and broadcast throughout China. His

third Emmy Award recognized his dedication

to klezmer music, as profiled in the 1995

PBS television special In the Fiddler's House,

which was filmed in Poland and featured him

performing with four of the world’s finest

klezmer bands.

Mr. Perlman has entertained and

enlightened millions of TV viewers of all ages

on popular shows as diverse as The Late

Show with David Letterman, Sesame Street,

The Frugal Gourmet, The Tonight Show, and

various Grammy Awards telecasts. His PBS

appearances have included A Musical Toast

and Mozart by the Masters, as well as numerous

Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts such as

The Juilliard School: Celebrating 100 Years. In

2008, he joined renowned chef Jacques Pépin

on Artist’s Table to discuss the relationship

between the culinary and musical arts, and

lent his voice as the narrator of Visions of

Israel for PBS’s acclaimed Visions series. Mr.

Perlman hosted the 1994 U.S. broadcast of

the Three Tenors, Encore! live from Dodger

Stadium in Los Angeles. During the 78th Annual

Academy Awards in 2006, he performed a live

medley from the five film scores nominated

in the category of Best Original Score for

a worldwide audience in the hundreds of

millions. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest

achievements is his collaboration with film

composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s

Academy Award-winning film Schindler’s List,

in which he performed the violin solos. He

can also be heard as the violin soloist on the

soundtrack of Zhang Yimou’s film Hero (music

by Tan Dun) and Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a

Geisha (music by John Williams).

Mr. Perlman has a long association with

the Israel Philharmonic and has participated

in many groundbreaking tours with this

orchestra from his homeland. In 1987, he

joined the IPO for history-making concerts in

Warsaw and Budapest, representing the first

performances by this orchestra and soloist in

Eastern bloc countries. He again made history

as he joined the orchestra for its first visit to

the Soviet Union in 1990, and was cheered

by audiences in Moscow and Leningrad who

thronged to hear his recital and orchestral

performances. This visit was captured on a

PBS documentary entitled Perlman in Russia,

which won an Emmy. In 1994, Mr. Perlman

joined the Israel Philharmonic for their first

visits to China and India.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Perlman

has become actively involved in music

education, using this opportunity to encourage

gifted young string players. Alongside his wife

Toby, his close involvement in the Perlman

Music Program has been a particularly

rewarding experience, and he has taught fulltime

at the Program each summer since its

founding in 1993. Mr. Perlman currently holds

the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair

at the Juilliard School.

Numerous publications and institutions

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have paid tribute to Itzhak Perlman for the

unique place he occupies in the artistic and

humanitarian fabric of our times. Harvard,

Yale, Brandeis, Roosevelt, Yeshiva and Hebrew

universities are among the institutions

that have awarded him honorary degrees.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate

and a centennial medal on the occasion of

Juilliard’s 100th commencement ceremony

in 2005. Itzhak Perlman’s presence on stage,

on camera, and in personal appearances of

all kinds speaks eloquently on behalf of the

disabled, and his devotion to their cause is an

integral part of his life. n

Rohan

De Silva piano

Rohan De Silva’s partnerships with violin virtuosos

Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Cho-

Liang Lin, Midori, Joshua Bell, Benny Kim, Kyoko

Takezawa, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Nadja

Salerno-Sonnenberg, Julian Rachlin, James

Ehnes and Rodney Friend have led to highly

acclaimed performances at recital venues all

over the world. With these and other artists

he has performed on the stages of Carnegie

Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and

Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Library

of Congress, Philadelphia Academy of Music,

Ambassador Theater in Los Angeles, Concertgebouw

in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in

London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Mozarteum

in Salzburg, La Scala in Milan and in Tel-Aviv,

Israel. Mr. De Silva’s festival appearances

include Aspen, Ravinia, Interlochen, Seattle

Chamber Music, Manchester, Schleswig-Holstein,

Pacific Music Festival and the Wellington

Arts Festival in New Zealand. He has

performed chamber music in Beijing with the

American String Quartet and has appeared in

recital worldwide with Itzhak Perlman.

Alongside Mr. Perlman, Mr. De Silva

has performed multiple times at the White

House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation

of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama

for Israeli President and Presidential Medal

of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at

a State Dinner in 2007, hosted by President

George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush for Her Majesty

The Queen and His Royal Highness The

Duke of Edinburgh. A native of Sri Lanka,

Mr. De Silva was invited in 2015 by the Prime

Minister of his country to perform at a luncheon

for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

on his historic visit to Sri Lanka.

In the 2018-19 season, Mr. De Silva will

perform recitals with Mr. Perlman across

America including performances in New

Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Florida, California,

Milwaukee and Washington. As an educator,

Mr. De Silva will be teaching at Heifetz

International Music Institiute in Virginia and

the Liberec International Violin Academy in

the Czech Republic. He will also be the official

pianist at the Indianapolis International Violin

Competition and the Hannover International

Violin Competition.

In recent seasons, Mr. De Silva toured

with Mr. Perlman in sold-out concerts

throughout Asia, visiting Japan, China, Taiwan,

South Korea, and to Europe in their first

appearances as a duo in London (Barbican

Centre), Paris (Philharmonie de Paris) and

Munich (Gasteig). In North America, he has

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Photo by John Beebe


performed with Mr. Perlman

at notable venues including

Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, San

Francisco’s Davies Symphony

Hall, Chicago’s Lyric Opera,

Mr. De Silva joined

the collaborative

arts and chamber

music faculty of the

Juilliard School in 1991,

and in 1992 was

lix Galimir, and working closely

with violin pedagogue Dorothy

DeLay. He was awarded a special

prize as Best Accompanist

at the 1990 Ninth International

West Palm Beach’s Kravis awarded honorary

Tchaikovsky Competition

Center. Nashville’s Schermerhorn

Symphony Center, D.C.

at the Kennedy Center and in

Associate of the

Royal Academy

of Music.In 2015,

in Moscow, and received the

Samuel Sanders Collaborative

Artist Award as presented to

he was awarded the

New York at Carnegie Hall, to

him by Itzhak Perlman at the

Fellowship of the

name a few. Over the summer,

at the invitation of Jusdation

Awards Ceremony at

2005 Classical Recording Foun-

Royal Academy.

tice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mr.

De Silva performed for an exclusive

guest list at the Supreme Court with

Mr. Perlman in Washington D.C. Mr. De Silva

also performed at Center Stage for Strings

in Michigan, Innsbrook Institute in Missouri

and Maui Music Festival in Hawaii.

Mr. De Silva began his piano studies

with his mother, the late Primrose De Silva,

and with the late Mary Billimoria. He spent

six years at the Royal Academy of Music

in London as a student of Hamish Milne,

Sydney Griller and Wilfred Parry. While in

London, he received many awards including

the Grover Bennett Scholarship, the

Christian Carpenter Prize, the Martin Music

Scholarship, the Harold Craxton Award

for advanced study in England, and, upon

his graduation, the Chappell Gold Medal

for best overall performance at the Royal

Academy. Mr. De Silva was the first recipient

of a special Scholarship in the arts from

the President's Fund of Sri Lanka. This

enabled him to enter the Juilliard School,

where he received both his Bachelor and

Master of Music degrees, studying piano

with Martin Canin, chamber music with Fe-

Carnegie Hall.

Mr. De Silva joined the

collaborative arts and chamber music faculty

of the Juilliard School in 1991, and in 1992

was awarded honorary Associate of the Royal

Academy of Music. In 2015, he was awarded

the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of

Music. In 2001, he joined the faculty at the

Ishikawa Music Academy in Japan, where

he gives masterclasses in collaborative

piano. Mr. De Silva additionally has served

as a faculty member at the Great Wall

International Music Academy in Beijing, China,

and at the International String Academy in

Cambridge, U.K. since 2011. He was on the

faculty of the Perlman Music Program from

2000 to 2007. Radio and television credits

include PBS’s Live from Lincoln Center and

the Colbert Report with Itzhak Perlman, The

Tonight Show with Midori, CNN’s “Showbiz

Today”, NHK Television in Japan, National

Public Radio, WQXR and WNYC in New

York, Berlin Radio, and the 2000 Millennium

Grammy Awards. Mr. De Silva has recorded

for Deutsche Grammophon, Universal, CBS/

SONY Classical, Collins Classics in London

and RCA Victor. n

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Jan Bowlus

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Judith L. Hopkinson

James H. Hurley, Jr.

Peter O. Johnson

Elizabeth Karlsberg

Raye Haskell Melville

Hank Mitchel

Stephen J.M. (Mike) Morris

Patti Ottoboni

Andre M. Saltoun

Judith F. Smith

Judith H. Writer

Catherine Leffler,

President, CAMA Women’s Board

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Photos by Nell Campbell

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CAMA’s CENTENNIAL

BOOK RELEASE & PUBLIC TALK

Celebrating CAMA’s Centennial

photo by Nell Campbell

Hattie

Beresford

Besides writing a local history column for

the Montecito Journal for over a decade,

Hattie Beresford has written two issues of

Noticias and co-edited My Santa Barbara

Scrap Book, the memoir of artist Elizabeth

Eaton Burton, for the Santa Barbara

Historical Museum. Her most recent book,

The Way It Was ~ Santa Barbara Comes of

Age, is a collection of a few of her nearly

300 articles written for the Journal. Her talk

on the vibrant and exciting early days of

CAMA will be illustrated with dozens of

historic photographs and images.

Celebrating CAMA’s Centennial

commemorates the CAMA story with

hundreds of images and engaging

tales of the spectacular musical

performances brought to the the stages

of Santa Barbara’s concert halls.

Beautiful music, exciting music, profound

music — Community Arts Music Association

has been bringing this gift to Santa Barbara

for 100 years. Born in the dark days following

World War I, flourishing during the Roaring

Twenties, and eluding demise during the Great

Depression, CAMA has endured through a story

of struggle, survival and triumph as compelling

as the world-renowned music and performers

it brought.

PUBLIC BOOK TALK

HATTIE BERESFORD, AUTHOR

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

FAULKNER GALLERY, 2:00 PM

SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

PRESENTED BY CAMA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SANTA BARBARA PUBLIC LIBRARY

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — LIMITED SEATING


CAMA

HISTORY

The Granada Theatre was constructed in 1922.

At the time, it was considered “Santa Barbara’s only skyscraper.”

Courtesy Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts

The Granada Theatre

Extract from Celebrating CAMA's Centennial by Hattie Beresford

In December 1922, Edward A. Johnson,

president of the California Theater Company

that owned most of the movie houses in town,

announced plans to build a theater and eightstory

office building on State Street. Despite

touches of Spanish design in rose and cream

terra cotta on the façade and cornice, plus

articulated swirling columns framing the tan

brick, many felt the tall rectangular structure

was anathema to Santa Barbara’s emerging

style. Nevertheless, “Santa Barbara’s only

skyscraper” opened its doors with great fanfare

on April 6, 1924, just a few months before the

Lobero Theatre was completed.

The new theater featured an enormous

four-manual 17-rank Wurlitzer organ that

would accompany the action and scenes

in silent movies with appropriate music

and sound effects. (As of 2015 this organ

is installed in the Masonic Auditorium in

Cleveland, Ohio, and has been expanded

to 28 ranks.) For the comfort of patrons,

luxurious retiring rooms were furnished with

overstuffed furniture, a small nursery, and

several smoking compartments. There were

five stories of dressing rooms and the latest

in theater lighting and stage systems. Spanish

features throughout included a 40-foot dome

from which hung an enormous chandelier

shaped like a Moorish disk, hand-wrought light

fixtures, and a curtain painted with a scene of

Granada, Spain. The theater owners boasted

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CAMA’s Board of Directors and Centennial Celebration Committee

thank the many who made this work possible—the first ever

book-length authoritative treatment of CAMA's history.

We thank Sara Miller McCune, Founder and Executive Chairman

of SAGE Publishing, for supporting the book from concept to

creation and for championing the project in every way.

We thank SAGE Publishing’s President and CEO Blaise R. Simqu for

generously donating many production expenses and generally ennobling

the project through the involvement of many publications professionals.

Our unending thanks to historical researcher and author Hattie

Beresford, whose eye, hand, and pen revealed and expressed

CAMA’s history with compelling story and voice.

We are grateful to publisher Cathy Feldman/Blue Point Books

for thorough attention to so many aspects of editing and

layout, with support from graphic artist Kristin Jackson.

Under the direction of California Theater Company president Edward A. Johnson, the Granada’s opening

program included a wide variety of performances. Courtesy Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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The original lobby of the Granada Theatre included Spanish features and details. Courtesy Santa Barbara

Center for the Performing Arts

that it had nearly 2,000 seats, though the

number was actually a bit less than 1,700.

The appointments and décor of the interior

emulated the Spanish motif. The foyer, which

resembled a baronial entry hall, had a richly

decorated beam ceiling of Mudéjar design.

Above a large fireplace, a saint-like statue

stood in a niche, an intricate wrought-iron

fixture hung from somber walls highlighted

with gold and silver, and a fountain bubbled

with colored water. Richly carpeted grand

stairways and large Spanish mirrors completed

the castillo-like effect.

Johnson chose his opening program

to include the wide variety of acts that

could be shown at the Granada. The

“Great Sarli” (Antonio P. Sarli) conducted

the new Granada Grand Orchestra in a

mixed program of classical, popular, and

syncopated jazz music. One of the first threedimensional

movies, Plastigrams, had the

audience donning blue and red colored

lenses as giant turtles flew toward them from

the screen. Several cartoons and novelty

reels were followed by the world premiere

of Mae Murray (the Girl with the Bee-Kissed

Lips) in Mademoiselle Midnight, and the ballet

company of motion picture star and director

Theodore Kosloff danced “A Legend of Old

Spain,” which he had created especially for the

occasion.

In 1925, the Granada Theatre earned

another nickname when it survived the

June 29 Earthquake, that of “Santa Barbara’s

Gibraltar.” (Although the theater survived

structurally, decorative cast plaster décor

and organ chamber grilles were damaged.)

Johnson didn’t hold on to his theater for very

long, however, selling it to Warner Bros. in

1931 shortly after the opening of the Arlington

Theatre and the beginning of the Depression.

In 1955, the Granada was sold again, this time

to Metropolitan Theatres Corporation for

nearly one million dollars.

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Over the years, the Community Arts Music

Association vacillated between booking its

seasons at the Granada and the Arlington.

Finances, availability, lighting, acoustics,

comfort, and number of seats were the major

factors in those decisions. When the Granada

closed for remodeling in 1964, they lost 315

seats, making it less attractive to CAMA, though

the organization returned to it in 1967 for nine

seasons when audience attendance had fallen

off severely. In 1976, CAMA and other local

performing arts groups placed their hopes

on an enlarged and renovated Arlington.

Not completely satisfied with the acoustics

of the Arlington, CAMA discovered that the

possibility of returning to the Granada was not

an option once its balcony was converted into

two mini-theaters in 1981.

Although a large civic auditorium was

proposed as a WPA project in the late 1930s,

it was never approved. The effort to create a

true performing arts center in Santa Barbara

with an acoustically superior concert hall

dates back to 1952, when one group worked

out a plan to build such an auditorium on the

hill of Vegamar, the former Beale/Child’s Estate

(today’s Zoo), while another group pushed for

a concert hall on land off Las Positas Road. In

the intervening years, a score of plans to build

a concert hall surfaced, but none came to

fruition. Despite the renovation that created

the Arlington Performing Arts Center, some

remained skeptical as to its suitability. Though

lauding its opening night in 1976, News-Press

writer Kenneth A. Brown opined, “But it is a

mistake to call the Arlington a ‘center for the

performing arts.’ The phrase is grandiose and

misleading. It suggests a versatility that the

building, for all its virtues, simply does not

have.” So the search went on.

In 1997, former mayor and civic promoter

Hal Conklin, president of the Santa Barbara

Renaissance Fund, revealed plans to create a

performing arts cultural center on the 1300

block of State Street. Intended to serve the

various performing arts groups in town,

conceptual designs developed by architects

Roger Phillips, Fred Sweeney, and Henry

Lenny included major interior changes for the

Arlington Theatre, replacement of the Vons

grocery store with a multiplex theater, the

construction of a new smaller theater for more

intimate performances, an inn for visiting

performers, and apartments for live-in artists.

Renovation of the Granada Theatre, too, was

added to the plan. When it became clear

that the Arlington would not be available if

Metropolitan Theatres were not guaranteed

nine replacement screens in compensation

for losing the Arlington as a movie house

(and the seeming impossibility of meeting

this condition in the foreseeable future), the

renovation of the Granada jumped to the

forefront of the overall plan.

In 2003, the Santa Barbara Center for

the Performing Arts, Inc. launched a capital

campaign and announced that they had

obtained an option to purchase the Granada

at a below-market price. They planned

to renovate the theater so that local and

visiting musical groups would have a truly

great venue. The cost, they estimated, would

be about $15-18 million. The response was

initially lukewarm due to doubts about the

effectiveness of such a renovation and rivalry

from another group that still wanted a new

auditorium outside of town.

In the end, two local philanthropists,

Michael Towbes and Sara Miller McCune,

donated $3.5 million to allow the Center

to close escrow on the Granada Theatre.

The project really struck home to me,”

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In 2003, the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. announced plans to purchase and

renovate the Granada. Sara Miller McCune (far left) was one of two philanthropists who made the

purchase possible. Nell Campbell photo

said McCune in a February 20, 2003 Los

Angeles Times article, “the community

stands to benefit enormously.” The building’s

ownership was split and a group of investors

purchased the office tower portion and the

Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts

purchased the theater. Initial plans were

modest. They included restoring the balcony,

which had been walled off and divided for

two cinemas, reconfiguring the lobby, and

generally renovating the run-down theater.

As time passed, the planners added

elements as they sought to accommodate local

performing arts groups, which they hoped

would make the Granada their venue of choice.

Due to the ever-increasing scope of work, by

July 2003 the estimated cost was $20.5 million;

by October 2004, it was $32 million; by August

2005, it was $40 million as continuing upgrades

over the original plan grew to include widening

the existing 40-foot proscenium to 50 feet, and

adding an acoustical shell and other acoustical

elements.

One of the most celebrated features of the theater

was its four-manual, 17-rank Wurlitzer organ.

Courtesy Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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The exterior of the Granada Theatre as it stands today. CAMA Archives

Finally, near the end of 2005,

ground was broken and the Granada

went dark. Peter Frisch was executive

director of the project; Phillips Metsch

Sweeney Moore was the architectural firm;

Roger Morgan was the theater consultant; and

David Conant of McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.

was brought on as acoustician. In December,

the News-Press reported that Sara Miller

McCune, founding publisher and chairman of

SAGE Publications, had donated another $2.5

million to the cause. McCune said that she,

like many other art lovers, had been frustrated

by the inadequacy of local performing arts

facilities. “Both our local arts organizations

and touring artists deserve better,” she said. “I

decided this is a commitment I was willing to

make.”

With construction costs escalating,

complications of a required earthquake retrofit,

and specific requests from potential tenants,

who included the Santa Barbara Symphony,

Opera Santa Barbara, State Street Ballet,

Community Arts Music Association (CAMA),

and Music Academy of the West, the price

tag for the project soared as well. In the end,

that tag reported a whopping $60 million,

but Santa Barbara had a spacious, first-rate,

beautifully renovated, technologically updated

new performing arts center. And best of all for

CAMA, the enlarged stage and the intricate

architectural/acoustical system designed by

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After 32 years, the Los Angeles

Philharmonic returned to the

Granada stage for what would

be the highlight of the 2008

season and conductor Esa-Pekka

Salonen’s final Santa Barbara

performance.

Photo by David Bazemore

architect Roger Phillips and acoustician David

Conant would assure that no orchestra would

ever again complain that they were playing into

a pillow!

On March 6, 2008, the Granada threw open

its doors for a Spanish-themed patron’s gala.

Santa Barbara Independent reviewer Charles

Donelan reported that from the red carpet

outside to the grand staircases that flank the

lobby, the space was packed with well-heeled

supporters sipping wine and greeting one

another enthusiastically. The opening night

performances of the Santa Barbara Choral

Society and Santa Barbara Symphony, as well

as that of renowned pianist Warren Jones, who

arrived on stage together with the Granada’s

brand new Steinway via the giant open elevator

of the orchestra pit, left the audience enthralled.

After intermission, Opera Santa Barbara and

State Street Ballet’s collaboration on the opera

Carmen was dazzling. “With the opening of this

Granada, a star theater has been born,” wrote

Donelan.

In February, Donelan had reported that

Stephen Cloud, who programmed for both CAMA

and the Lobero Theatre, believed that May 3

would be the real acid test for the room’s acoustics.

“Dave Conant, the principal acoustician,” Donelan

had said, “feels confident that the acoustic bumps

added to the walls and the oversized orchestra

shell will offset any issues raised by the structure

of the theater as a whole.”

Conant’s confidence was not overblown.

After the Los Angeles Philharmonic returned

to the Granada Theatre for the first time in

32 years on May 3, Donelan opined, “[It] was

easily the most anticipated event of the 2008

season thus far, and it more than lived up to

some very high expectations.” Not only was

this the first time the Philharmonic performed

at the new Granada, it was Music Director Esa-

Pekka Salonen’s last performance in Santa

Barbara. Donelan lauded the program devoted

to two monumental works, the Piano Concerto

No. 2 of Johannes Brahms and three selections

from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner, and

ended by saying, “The piece, the orchestra, the

soloist, the conductor, and the room all came

together for an unforgettable experience….

The Granada is back, and the Los Angeles

Philharmonic has shown what majesty there is

to look forward to.” •

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The current and past Presidents of the CAMA Board of Directors

BOB MONTGOMERY

Bitsy Becton Bacon

President

with

PAST PRESIDENTS

James H. Hurley, Jr.

Andre Saltoun

Judith L. Hopkinson

Herbert J. Kendall

Judith F. Smith

will host the

CAMA Centennial Presidents’ Dinner

Honoring Arthur R. Gaudi

2019 Mozart Society Award

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

MOZART SOCIETY HONOREES

Since 2004

Robert M. Light Robert and Christine Emmons

Ed and Sue Birch Herbert J. Kendall

Judith L. Hopkinson Sara Miller McCune

Mary Lloyd Mills Russell S. Bock

James H. Hurley, Jr. Stephen Hahn

Thomas A. Kelly Dr. Robert M. Failing

Dr. Melville H. Haskell

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Centennial Events

OCTOBER 20, 2018

CENTENNIAL GALA

HONORING SARA MILLER McCUNE

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore

Ray and Mary Freeman

Stephanie Slosser, Sara Miller McCune,

Chuck Slosser

Alexandra and Robert Nourse,

Bob and Val Montgomery

Robert and Christine Emmons Sue and

Ed Birch

Deborah and Peter Bertling

Val and Bob Montgomery Sara Miller

McCune

Jackie Inskeep and Isabel Bayrakdarian

Back row: Val Montgomery, Chancellor

Yang and Dilling Yang

front row: Bob Montgomery, Sara Miller

McCune, and Judith Hopkinson

Sara Miller McCune, Harry and

Judy Weisbart

Photos by Monie Photography

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Centennial Events

RED CARPET

RECEPTION

October 28, 2018

CAMA honored all subscribers and ticket holders of the

opening concert of the 100th Season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

with a Red Carpet Reception.

With appreciation to Sara Miller McCune and Bitsy Becton Bacon

for sponsoring the Red Carpet Reception, and to Deborah Bertling, Centennial

Celebration Chair for planning this warm welcome to the CAMA community.

Historic photos lined the lobby and a short video played in the McCune Founders Room

as guests enjoyed light tapas, wine and champagne.

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Photos by Monie Photography

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Anne-Sophie Mutter

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Santa Barbara Band

Community Arts String Orchestra

CAMA’S CENTENNIAL

100 th and 101 st SEASONS

Honoring CAMA’s 100-year tradition of bringing the finest classical

music in the world to our special community, we invite you to

participate in CAMA’s historic Centennial Celebration.

We are celebrating CAMA's Centennial by gratefully acknowledging donors who

contribute during CAMA’s 100th and 101st Seasons. Contributions of $250 and

above during this time will be recognized in the Centennial acknowlegements in

our concert programs.

Please contact either Elizabeth Alvarez or Nancy Lynn

at (805) 966-4324 to learn more.

Renée Fleming

Michael Tilson Thomas

André Previn

London Philharmonic


Lisa-Marie MAzzucco photo

“It’s always been a

great pleasure for

me to perform on the

CAMA series, and

I’m looking forward to

many more visits.

I send you my heartiest

congratulations

on your centennial

season. Bravo!”

—ITZHAK PERLMAN, CO-CHAIR,

CAMA CENTENNIAL

HONORARY ARTISTS COUNCIL

centennial honorary artists council

Itzhak Perlman

honorary co-chair

Sara Miller McCune

honorary co-chair

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Isabel Bayrakdarian

Joshua Bell

Alfred Brendel

Renée Fleming

Daniele Gatti

Richard Goode

Hilary Hahn

Stephen Hough

Olga Kern

Lang Lang

Jerome Lowenthal

Zubin Mehta

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Sir András Schiff

Peter Serkin

Leonard Slatkin

Christian Tetzlaff

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Chris Thile

Michael Tilson Thomas

Dawn Upshaw

André Watts

Pinchas Zukerman

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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DONORS

MAESTRO

$1,000,000 and above

CONCERTMASTER

$500,000–$999,999

CRESCENDO

$250,000–$499,999

Bitsy & Denny Bacon and The Becton Family Foundation

CADENZA

$100,000–$249,999

Judith L. Hopkinson

Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation

Ed & Sue Birch

Robert & Christine Emmons

SAGE Publishing

The Elaine F. Stepanek Foundation

George & Judy Writer

RONDO

$50,000–$99,999

Deborah & Peter Bertling

NancyBell Coe & William Burke

Sara Miller McCune

Jocelyne & William Meeker

Val & Bob Montgomery

Anne & Stephen J.M. Morris

Cumulative contributions of $50,000 and above during CAMA’s Centennial Seasons

will include Centennial Circle membership.

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CONCERTO

$25,000–$49,999

Suzanne & Russell Bock

Meg & Dan Burnham

Patricia Yzurdiaga

SONATA

$10,000–$49,999

Anonymous

Marta Babson

Alison & Jan Bowlus

City of Santa Barbara

Bridget B. Colleary

Ann Jackson Family

Foundation

Ellen & Peter Johnson

Herbert & Elaine Kendall

Hollis Norris Fund

Mary Lloyd & Kendall Mills

Montecito Bank & Trust

John & Ellen Pillsbury

Michele & Andre Saltoun

The Shanbrom Family

Foundation

The Towbes Fund for the

Performing Arts

Hubert Vos

VIVACE

$5,000–$9,999

Elizabeth & Andrew

Butcher

Chaucer's Bookstore,

Mahri Kerley

Edward S. DeLoreto

Louise & Michael

Caccese

Chris Lancashire &

Catherine Gee

Jill Doré Kent

Montecito Bank & Trust

Craig & Ellen Parton

Winona Fund

ADAGIO

$1,000–$2,499

Karen Bushnell

Shelley & Mark Bookspan

Diane Boss

Suzanne & Peyton Bucy

Annette & Richard Caleel

CAMA Women's Board

Susan & Claude Case

Patricia Clark

Gregory Dahlen III & Christi Walden

Department of Music University of

California Santa Barbara

Wendy & Rudy Eiser

Katina Etsell

Nancyann & Robert Failing

Jill Felber

Kum Su Kim

Bob & Margo Feinberg

Catherine H. Gainey

David Hamilton

Renee & Richard Hawley

ALLEGRO

$2,500–$4,999

Helene & Jerry Beaver

Robert Boghosian & Mary

E. Gates Warren

Roger & Sarah Chrisman

Foundation

Fredericka & Dennis Emory

Ronald & Rosalind A.

Fendon

Mary & Raymond

Freeman

Shirley Ann &

James H. Hurley Jr.

Joanne C. Holderman

Karin Jacobson & Hans Koellner

Diane Johnson

Jackie Inskeep

Gerd & Peter Jordano

Sally Kinney

Dora Anne Little

Maison K

Gloria & Keith Martin

Maureen Masson

Ruth & John Matuszeski

Dona & George McCauley

Frank McGinity

Karin Nelson & Eugene Hibbs/

Maren Henle

Russell Mueller

Northern Trust

Gail Osherenko & Oran Young

Anne & Daniel Ovadia

Diana & Roger Phillips

Ann M. Picker

Donald Rink

Anitra & Jack Sheen

Elizabeth Karlsberg &

Jeff Young

Connie & Richard Kennelly

Lynn P. Kirst

Lois Kroc

MaryAnn E. Lange

Raye Haskell Melville

Sally & George Messerlian

Performing Arts

Scholarship Foundation

Dorothy Roberts

Steven Trueblood

Carrie Towbes &

John Lewis

Halina W. Silverman

Barbara & Wayne Smith

Judith F. Smith

Marion Stewart

Santa Barbara Foundation

Linda Stafford Burrows

Beverly & Michael Steinfeld

Milan E. Timm

Barbara & Sam Toumayan

Anne Smith Towbes

Pam & Terry Valeski

Barbara & Gary Waer

Sheila Wald

Nick & Patty Weber

Dr. Robert Weinman

Westmont College

Victoria & Norman Williamson

Patricia Yzurdiaga

Cheryl & Peter Ziegler

CAMA’s Centennial

spans two concert

seasons, 2018/2019

and 2019/2020.

The CAMA Board gratefully

acknowledges and thanks

the generosity of the CAMA

community. Donor lists

will be fully updated

February 2019.

All cummulative donations

of $250 and above through

the 100th and 101st Seasons

will be listed.

ANDANTE

$250–$999

Eunice & J.Thomas Fly

Ghita Ginberg

Nancy & Frederic Golden

Robert L. Grant

Glenn Jordan & Michael Stubbs

Debbie & Frank Kendrick

Kathryn Lawhun & Mark Shinbrot

Christie & Morgan Lloyd

Barbara & Ernest Marx

Patriicia & William McKinnon

James P. and Shirley F. McFarland

Fund of the Minneapolis

Foundation

Christine & James V. McNamara

Donald & Karine McCall

Andrew Mester

Peter L. Morris

Mrs. Raymond King Myerson

Hensley & James Peterson

David & Dottie Pickering

Minie & Hjalmar Pompe van

Meerdervoort

Carol & Edward Portnoy

Patricia & Robert Reid

Tiffany & Justin Rizzo-Weaver

Ada B. Sandburg

Lynn & Mark Schiffmacher

Naomi Schmidt

Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin

Lorraine & Stephen Weatherford

Grace & Edward Yoon

Sylvia Abualy

Antoinette & Shawn Addison

Jyl & Allan Atmore

Howard A. Babus

Becky & William Banning

Phyllis Brady & Andy Masters

Edith M. Clark

Lavelda & Lynn Clock

Michael & Ruth Ann Collins

Joan & Steven Crossland

Michael K. Dunn

Ann & David Dwelley

Meg & Jim Easton

Julia Emerson

Thomas & Doris Everhart

Maureen O'Rourke

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MUSIC EDUCATION

MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

$25,000 and above

The Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation

$10,000–$24,999

Ms. Irene Stone/ Stone Family Foundation

Mary Lloyd & Kendall Mills

$1,000–$9,999

CAMA Women's Board

William H. Kearns Foundation

Sara Miller McCune

Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Miller, Jr. /

The Henry E. & Lola Monroe Foundation

Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

Westmont College

$100–$999

Becky & William Banning

Lynn P. Kirst

James P. and Shirley F. McFarland Fund

of the Minneapolis Foundation

CAMA Education Endowment

Fund Income

$10,000 AND ABOVE

William & Nancy Myers

$1,000–$4,999

Linda Stafford Burrows –

This opportunity to experience great musicians excelling

is given in honor and loving memory of Frederika Voogd

Burrows to continue her lifelong passion for enlightening

young people through music and math.

Kathryn H. Phillips, in memory of Don R. Phillips

Walter J. Thomson/The Thomson Trust

$50–$999

Lynn P. Kirst

Keith J. Mautino

Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

Marjorie S. Petersen

Volunteer docents are trained by CAMA’s Education Committee Chair, Joan Crossland, to deliver this program to

area schools monthly. Music enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the program and volunteer opportunities.

Call the CAMA office at (805) 966-4324 for more information about the docent program.

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Dr. Robert Failing

Mrs. Betty Meyer

Dr. Walter Picker

Ann M. Picker

Tita Lanning

Keith Mautino

Jim Ryerson

Christine Ryerson

Sharon Felber Taylor

Bridget Colleary

Cornelia Chapman

Ellicott Million

Dr. Eric Boehm

Judy Pochini

Michael Towbes

Bridget B. Colleary

Gerd & Peter Jordano

Else (Leinie) Schilling Bard

Joanne C. Holderman

Frederica Vogle Burrows

Linda Stafford Burrows

Professor Frederick F. Lange

MaryAnn Lange

Harold M. Williams

Nancy Englander

Sybil Mueller

Lynn P. Kirst

Dr. Robert Sinsheimer

& Karen Sinsheimer

Robert Boghosian &

Mary E. Gates Warren

Lynn R. Matteson

Lynn P. Kirst

Robert S. Grant

Robert L. Grant

Nan Burns, Dr. Greg Dahlen,

Robert S. Grant

William S. Hanrahan

Susie Vos

Bridget B. Colleary

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CAMA would like to wish you

joy in celebrating 2019.


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

IN CAMA'S CENTENNIAL

CELEBRATION YEARS

g the world’s finest classical artists since 1919

2018/2019

November 8

MASTER CLASS

RICHARD GOODE, PIANO

— partnership with Department of

Music, UC Santa Barbara

December 11

FREE

COMMUNITY

CONCERT

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER

ORCHESTRA

AVI AVITAL, MANDOLIN

January 19

PUBLIC BOOK

TALK

BY HATTIE BERESFORD

at the Faulkner Gallery,

Santa Barbara Central Library

— partnership with Santa Barbara

Public Library

February 28

RUSSIAN

TEA ROOM

— partnership with

Opera Santa Barbara

Kelly Newberry

1st prize winner in 2018

April 10

CONCERT

CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE

OXFORD

— co-sponsored by Westmont

College, Trinity Episcopal Church,

CAMA, and the American Guild

of Organists

April 28

COMPETITION

FINALS

PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

— partnership, CAMA and PASF

May 19

CAMA’S

100 th BIRTHDAY

BASH

with performances by Department

of Music (UC Santa Barbara),

Westmont Music Department,

Music Academy of the West, Santa

Barbara Symphony, and Opera

Santa Barbara; plus partnerships

with area restaurants and wineries

(Throughout the Season)

PRE-CONCERT

LECTURES

featuring speakers associated

with CAMA, Opera Santa Barbara,

SB Youth Symphony, UCSB

Department of Music, and UCSB

Department of Theater and Dance

2019/

2020

November 7, 2020, The Granada Theatre

EDUCATION AND

OUTREACH EVENT FOR

CHILDREN

— partnership with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony

COMMUNITY ARTS MUSIC ASSOCIATION OF SANTA BARBARA, INC

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(805) 966-4324 • www.camasb.org


Presenting the world’s finest classical artists since 1919

The CAMA Women’s Board Presents

A PRE-CONCERT LECTURE SERIES

2018/2019—CENTENNIAL SEASON

Doors to The Granada Theatre will open

for the lecture 15 minutes before lecture.

Lecture seating is limited to the first 100

patrons. First come, first served.

CAMA's Women's Board gratefully

thanks the following supporters!

Symphony Level $5,000

Patricia Yzurdiaga

Sonata Level $1,000

Peter & Rebecca Adams

Mrs. Richard H Roberts

George & Judy Writer

Rondo Level $100 - $500

Anonymous (2)

Bridget B. Colleary

Edward DeLoreto

Karin Nelson & Eugene Hibbs, Jr.

and Maren N. Henle

Joanne C. Holderman

Lois Kroc

Elen & Craig Parton

Andre & Michele Saltoun

Barbara & Sam Toumayan

Nancy & Byron Kent Wood

February 5, 2019

Tuesday, Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

PHILHARMONIA BAROQUE

ORCHESTRA

NICHOLAS McGEGAN, Director

The Granada Theatre

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

Andy Radford, Music Director,

Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and

Lecturer, Woodwind Brass & Percussion

Program, UCSB Department

of Music

February 27, 2019

Wednesday, Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

RUSSIAN NATIONAL

ORCHESTRA

MIKHAIL PLETNEV, Director

The Granada Theatre

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

Derek Katz, Professor of Music History

at UCSB

March 20, 2019

Wednesday, Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, Conductor

The Granada Theatre

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

Simon Williams, Professor Emeritus, UCSB Department

of Theater and Dance; Opera

and Theater Critic

April 5, 2019

Friday, Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL

ORCHESTRA

THOMAS SØNDERGÅRD,

CONDUCTOR

The Granada Theatre

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

Adrian Spence, Artistic Director of

Camerata Pacifica

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MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

LIFETIME GIVING

diamond circle

$500,000 and above

Bitsy & Denny Bacon and

The Becton Family

Foundation

Suzanne & Russell Bock

Linda Brown*

Andrew H. Burnett

Foundation

Esperia Foundation

The Stephen &

Carla Hahn Foundation

Judith L. Hopkinson

Herbert & Elaine Kendall

SAGE Publishing

Michael Towbes /

The Towbes Fund for the

Performing Arts

sapphire circle

$250,000–$499,999

Anonymous

The CAMA Women's Board

Léni Fé Bland

Sara Miller McCune

The Samuel B. & Margaret C.

Mosher Foundation

The Stepanek Foundation

The Wood-Claeyssens

Foundation

ruby circle

$100,000–$249,999

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The Nichols Foundation

Val & Bob Montgomery

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Montecito Bank & Trust

Michele & Andre Saltoun

The Santa Barbara Foundation

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emerald circle

$50,000–$99,999

Anonymous

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Foundation

Mr. Richard Hellman

Joanne C. Holderman

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Hutton Parker Foundation

Ellen & Peter Johnson

Judith Little

John & Lucy Lundegard

Jocelyne & William Meeker

Mrs. Max E. Meyer

Craig & Ellen Parton

Performing Arts Scholarship

Foundation

Marjorie S. Petersen/ La

Arcada Investment Corp.

Diana & Roger Phillips

Mr. Ted Plute &

Mr. Larry Falxa

Lady Ridley-Tree

Barbara & Sam Toumayan

George & Judy Writer

Stephen J.M. & Anne Morris

topaz circle

$25,000–$49,999

Anonymous

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Robert Boghosian &

Mary E. Gates Warren

Alison & Jan Bowlus

Linda Stafford Burrows

Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher

Ms. Huguette Clark

Mrs. Leonard Dalsemer

Edward S. Deloreto

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Durham

Lynn P. Kirst &

Lynn R. Matteson

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Failing

Priscilla & Jason Gaines

The George Frederick

Jewett Foundation

Patricia Kaplan

Elizabeth Karlsberg

& Jeff Young

William H. Kearns Foundation

Jill Dore Kent

Otto Korntheuer/ The Harold

L. Wyman Foundation in

memory of Otto Korntheuer

Chris Lancashire

& Catherine Gee

Mrs. Jon B. Lovelace

Leatrice Luria

Mrs. Frank Magid

Ruth McEwen

Frank McGinity

Sheila Bourke McGinity

James & Mary Morouse

Northern Trust

Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell

Efrem Ostrow Living Trust

Mr. Ernest J. Panosian

Kathryn H. Phillips

Mrs. Kenneth Riley

Anitra & Jack Sheen

Marion Stewart

Ina Tournallyay

Mrs. Edward Valentine

The Outhwaite Foundation

The Elizabeth Firth Wade

Endowment Fund

Mrs. Roderick Webster

Westmont College

amethyst circle

$10,000–$24,999

Anonymous

Anonymous

Rebecca & Peter Adams

Mrs. David Allison

Dr. & Mrs. Mortimer Andron

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arthur

Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Bailey

Marta Babson

Mrs. Archie Bard

Leslie & Phillip Bernstein

Frank Blue & Lida Light Blue

Mrs. Erno Bonebakker

CAMA Fellows

Mrs. Margo Chapman

Chubb-Sovereign Life

Insurance Co.

Carnzu A Clark

Chaucer's Books/ Mahri Kerley

Lavelda & Lynn Clock

Dr. Gregory Dahlen & Nan Burns

Karen Davidson M.D.

Julia Dawson

Mr. & Mrs. William Esrey

Fredericka & Dennis Emory

Ronald & Rosalind A. Fendon

Dave Fritzen/DWF Magazines

Catherine H. Gainey

Kay & Richard Glenn

The Godric Foundation

Corinna & Larry Gordon

Mr. & Mrs. Freeman

Gosden, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Hanna

Robert Hanrahan

Lorraine C. Hansen

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Hatch

Renee & Richard Hawley

Dr. & Mrs. Alan Heeger

Karin Nelson & Eugene

Hibbs/Maren Henle

Mr. Preston Hotchkis

Glenn Jordan & Michael

Stubbs

Elizabeth & Gary Johnston

KDB Radio

Linda & Michael Keston

Mrs. Robert J. Kuhn

Katherine Lloyd/ Actief-cm, Inc

Lois Kroc

Dora Anne Little

Ruth & John Matuszeski

Keith Mautino

Dona & George McCauley

Jayne Menkemeller

Russell Mueller

Myra & Spencer Nadler

Joanne & Alden Orpet

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Patridge

Patricia & Carl Perry

John Perry

Mrs. Ray K. Person

Ellen & John Pillsbury

Anne & Wesley Poulson

Susannah Rake

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Reed

Jack Revoyr

Betty & Don Richardson

The Grace Jones Richardson

Trust

Dorothy Roberts

The Roberts Bros. Foundation

John Saladino

Jack & Anitra Sheen

Sally & Jan Smit

Betty Stephens &

Lindsay Fisher

Selby & Diane Sullivan

Joseph M. Thomas

Irene & Robert Stone/Stone

Family Foundation

Milan E. Timm

Mark E. Trueblood

Steven D. Trueblood

Kenneth W. &

Shirley C. Tucker

Mr. & Mrs. Hubert D. Vos

Barbara & Gary Waer

Mr. & Mrs. David Russell Wolf

Dick & Ann Zylstra

*promised

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BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

We thank the many businesses that support

CAMA's programs and events!

Laurel Abbott, Berkshire Hathaway Luxury

Properties

American Riviera Bank

James P. Ballantine

Belmond El Encanto

Bertling Law Group

Blue Star Parking

Bon Fortune Style & Events

Wes Bredall

Heather Bryden

Ca' Dario

Camerata Pacifica

Casa Dorinda

C'est Cheese

Chaucer's Books

Chooket Patisserie

Cottage Health System

Custom Printing

Eye Glass Factory

First Republic Bank

Flag Factory of Santa Barbara

Frequency Wine

Gainey Vineyard

Grace Design Associates

Colin Hayward/The Hayward Group

Steven Handelman Studios

Hogue & Company

Holdren's Catering

Indigo Interiors

Islay A/V

Jardesca

Maravilla/Senior Resource Group

Microsoft® Corporation

Mission Security

Montecito Bank & Trust

Northern Trust

Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara

Oceania Cruises

Olio e Limone/Olio Crudo Bar/

Olio Pizzeria

Opera Santa Barbara

Pacific Coast Business Times

Peregrine Galleries

Performing Arts Scholarship

Foundation

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Rose Story Farm

Sabine Myers Design

SAGE Publishing

Santa Barbara Choral Society

Santa Barbara Foundation

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

Stewart Fine Art

The Tent Merchant

The Upham Hotel

UCSB Arts & Lectures

Westmont Orchestra

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