Tag archives: Marilyn Horne

Academy All-Stars: A 32-string Choir
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 20, 2022

When Jennifer Kloetzel steps on stage at Lehmann Hall to perform as part of the Music Academy’s All-Star Cello Choir in the final concert of the new Mariposa series on December 17, it will be the first time the cellist has appeared on campus under the Academy’s aegis since she was a second-time summer student […]

Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners Recital
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 18, 2019

Also on the horizon before the opening of the Music Academy’s impressive eight-week 2019 Summer Music Festival in mid-June is the recital featuring the 2018 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners mezzo-soprano Kelsey Lauritano and pianist Andrew Sun at Hahn Hall on May 24. The singer joined the Oper Frankfurt studio last September two months after […]

O.K. Choral
By Richard Mineards   |   October 4, 2018

Santa Barbara Choral Society, which kicks off its 71st season of song in December with its popular Hallelujah Project at the Lobero, hosted a pre-season reception at the Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne House. One of the highlights of the new season is Visions of Peace and Freedom, featuring Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis […]

Things are Looking up
By Richard Mineards   |   August 23, 2018

Social gridlock reigned supreme at the home of Montecito artist Tom Mielko and his wife, Eileen, when they hosted a sunset soirée at their hilltop aerie. “After what our community has suffered earlier this year, we thought we needed something to really cheer everybody up,” says Tom. Among the guests quaffing the Veuve Clicquot and […]

Ham It up
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2018

Our tony town’s Rescue Mission hosted its annual Easter Feast for our community’s more impoverished residents, and for the 11th year my trusty shutterbug, Priscilla, and I volunteered our services as waiters. Kitchen director Wesley Jones served 320 pounds of ham, 200 pounds of potatoes, 360 pounds of carrots, and 75 pounds of peas to […]