Tag archives: Gustavo Dudamel

Bravo Gustavo
By Richard Mineards   |   June 13, 2023

The venerable Granada was not surprisingly sold out when the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel performed for the last concert of CAMA’s 104th season international series. It was one of the last chances to see Dudamel, 42, at the orchestra’s helm – he took over from Finn Esa-Pekka Salonen who had […]

Red-Letter Days for CAMA
By Hattie Beresford   |   March 11, 2021

On March 6, 1920, the Morning Press reported that the petroleum industry was booming in Ventura, prohibition agents were arresting bootleggers and rumrunners, and fruit vendors were setting up stands along the highways so booze-deprived drivers could quench their thirst by sucking on oranges. (I kid you not, there was an article in the newspaper!) […]

CAMA Centennial
By Richard Mineards   |   March 12, 2020

One hundred years to the very day the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Venezuelan maestro Gustavo Dudamel performed in a special CAMA – Community Arts Music Association – sold-out concert at the Granada. Both CAMA and the orchestra are celebrating centenaries this year, with the Big Orange musicians having made its Santa Barbara debut at the […]

Art Kids
By Richard Mineards   |   January 31, 2019

More than 20 student artists were honored by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara during a presentation and reception at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with each of them receiving a $2,500 scholarship and their artwork exhibited in the museum’s Family Resource Center. “Much of their work reveals a remarkable maturity and sureness of […]

Dixie Diva Digs Deep
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 9, 2018

For soprano Susanna Phillips, returning to the Music Academy of the West (MAW) this Saturday to take part in the big community concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, when Gustavo Dudamel leads the massive Fellows-powered Academy Festival Orchestra and special guests mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and the L.A. Master Chorale in Mahler’s Resurrection symphony (No. 2), […]

MAW or Less
By Richard Mineards   |   August 2, 2018

The Music Academy of the West’s 71st annual summer music festival is drawing to a close, with the Lobero and Hahn Hall hosting two well-attended concerts. The Festival Artists Series program featured Janacek’s Mladi, wrapping with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence with Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes on violin, Geraldine Walther and Karen Dreyfus on viola, […]

Music Academy Season 71: Lassoing the LSO, Corralling Composers, Challenging Faculty with Chamber Music, and Focusing on Fellows
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 21, 2018

How do you top a 70th anniversary season that featured the culmination of a four-year partnership with the venerable New York Philharmonic featuring music director Alan Gilbert leading the orchestra for the final time in a monumental concert at La Playa Stadium, in what was Santa Barbara biggest single classical musical event in its history? […]