Elsewhere on the Classical Calendar
Celebrate the great Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman on both film and in person as UCSB A&L first presents Alison Chernick’s 2017 documentary Itzhak, which details Perlman’s struggles as a polio survivor and Jewish émigré who rises to vast artistic success, at Campbell Hall on Thursday, January 16, then lets the musician himself share the tales in an evening titled “Stories of His Life and Career” at the Granada on Tuesday, January 21. During the multimedia event, Perlman will share intimate anecdotes, personal photos and archival video as well as live music performed with his longtime pianist, Rohan De Silva. Info at (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
The Santa Barbara Symphony kicks off the second half of its 2019-2020 season with a program anchored by Beethoven’s “Eroica.” The pair of concerts on January 18-19 at the Granada Theatre begin with Michael Torke’s Ash, followed by Israeli pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg performing a unique arrangement for piano four-hands and strings based on Johannes Brahms’ G minor Piano Quartet, Op. 25. Call (805) 899-2222 or visit www.granadasb.org.