Tag archives: LSO

A London Rattle
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2022

After the pandemic played havoc with plans for the 118-year-old London Symphony Orchestra to perform in Santa Barbara, not to mention scrapping well laid plans for Music Academy of the West fellows to perform with the U.K. musicians at their home in the Barbican, the two major institutions are back in action in a big […]

From MAW to LSO
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 24, 2022

The pandemic sure played havoc with the Music Academy of the West’s (MAW) landmark transcontinental partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), postponing both the orchestra’s second appearance in 2021 and nixing the opportunity for fellows who won the annual Keston MAX competition to travel to London to a week with the LSO for the […]

MAW-LSO Tickets Go on Sale
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 18, 2022

Tickets for the unprecedented and thrilling three-concert residency of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) with the Music Academy of the West this March go on sale Monday, January 18. The divergent programs under the leadership of LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle culminates on March 27 with a community concert featuring 39 MAW alumni playing […]

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? […]