Tag archives: LA Phil

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 […]

Speaking with Pico
By Lynda Millner   |   November 23, 2021

Violinist Vijay Gupta has been all about music since the early age of eight when he started performing. At 11, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s in music at Yale. When Gupta joined […]

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!) […]

Inspired by Itzhak
By Richard Mineards   |   January 24, 2019

Legendary New York-based violinist Itzhak Perlman mesmerized the sold-out audience at the Granada when he appeared in CAMA’s – Community Arts Music Association – first concert of the New Year. It was his sixth appearance for the century-old organization going back more than 50 years, having first appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1967 […]

Chronicling CAMA’s Centennial
By Hattie Beresford   |   January 17, 2019

Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) is deep in the midst of its centennial season that celebrates the major milestone with a crowded calendar of events. The 100th anniversary kicked off early in the fall with a gala honoring philanthropist Sara Miller McCune at the Four Seasons Biltmore, staged a red carpet reception before the annual […]

Get a Load of This
By Richard Mineards   |   February 1, 2018

After the massive cleanup following the devastating Montecito mudslides, where to dump it? More than 20,000 dump truck loads – in excess of seven million pounds – of muck have been taken to the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where it is being stored temporarily. But with the totals increasing daily, officials face a daunting task. One […]