Tag archives: Hahn Hall

MAW Music: Competition Winners Congregate for Concerts
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 5, 2022

The official launch of the Music Academy of the West’s special 75th anniversary summer festival is still more than two months away, but in the span of less than three weeks, Santa Barbara will have been witness to the wildly divergent extremes offered by the revered institute. Hot on the heels of three landmark performances […]

More From MAW
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 31, 2022

Even more accomplished alumni of the Music Academy’s summer festival are returning to Hahn Hall this week, if only via streaming via satellite in a re-broadcast of the Met Opera’s Live in HD presentation of Strauss’ Ariadne Auf Naxos on April 3. Former fellows Brenda Rae and Isabel Leonard appear as Zerbinetta and the Composer, […]

Feeling Z.E.N.
By Richard Mineards   |   October 31, 2019

Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West was socially gridlocked when the Z.E.N. Trio, made up from the initials of pianist Zhang Duo, violinist Esther Yoo, and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, performed as part of UCSB’s popular Arts & Lectures series. The concert, part of the long-running Robert Weinman-sponsored Up Close & Musical Series, […]

Hahn Hall Harmonies
By Richard Mineards   |   December 20, 2018

Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West was gridlocked when Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, accompanied by pianist Polina Leschenko, put on a sizzling display of her musical dexterity. The Grammy-nominee, clearly at the top of her form, played works by Bartok, Poulenc, and Romanian composer Georges Enescu. Afterwards major supporters of UCSB Arts […]

Helping Hands
By Richard Mineards   |   June 28, 2018

Santa Barbara Polo Club patron Tom Barrack hosted the 7th annual Santa Ynez Valley polo classic at his sprawling Piocho Ranch, raising around $60,000 for the 26-year-old local charity People Helping People, which has a two million dollar annual budget and serves nearly 4,000 clients. The bountiful bash, which attracted 1,000 guests to the ranch, […]