Three’s Company

By Richard Mineards   |   May 16, 2019
Arts & Lectures Producers Circle member Julia Emerson with violinist Joshua Bell (photo by Grace Kathryn)

At the Granada it was time for the tony triumvirate of violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianist Jeremy Denk to shine, part of the popular UCSB Arts & Lectures program.

The talented threesome were in glorious harmony playing works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

A blockbuster show…

Susan Renfrew, cellist Steven Isserlis, and Sheila Wald (photo by Grace Kathryn)

Like Father, Like Daughter

CAMA – Community Arts Music Association – concluded its centennial season at the Lobero with a wonderful concert by father-daughter twosome, Latvian cellist Mischa Maisky and his Paris-born pianist daughter Lily, as part of its Masterseries.

The dynamic duo, who were last here in 2016, played an outstanding selection of works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and Marcello, concluding the sold-out concert with works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.

An enchanting evening…

Modern Masters

State Street Ballet wrapped its 24th season with its fourth annual Modern Masters performance at the New Vic, including seven energized works by seven choreographers.

The entertaining show also featured Eisenhower Dance Detroit and Visceral Dance Chicago, alongside familiar names such as Cecily Stewart and Autumn Eckman, as well as new works by Arianna Hartanov, Nick Pupillo, and Joshua Manculich.

The show kicked off with the world premiere of As We Have Always, a creatively choreographed 12-member piece by Laurie Eisenhower, wrapping with (CON)VERSION by Kassandra Taylor Newberry, which premiered at a Modern Masters show three years ago and has lost none of its creative sparkle.

An intimate setting for wonderful dance…


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