REVIEWS I’VE WRITTEN FOR CASA MAGAZINE

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 2.50.05 PMDOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF WILLIAM SOLEAU’S CARMEN BY STATE STREET BALLET AND MY REVIEW OF THE WESTMONT COLLEGE CHOIRS AS WELL AS MY INTERVIEW WITH LOS ANGELES-BASED CLARINETIST DONALD FOSTER

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH CAMERATA PACIFICA PRINCIPAL OBOE NICHOLAS DANIEL

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 DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF JOSHUA BELL AND THE ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER OLA GJEILO

DOWNLOAD AND READ A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST SUMMER SEASON

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CLICK HERE TO READ AND DOWNLOAD MY REVIEW OF CELLIST YO-YO MA’S RECITAL IN SANTA BARBARA

CLICK HERE TO READ AND DOWNLOAD MY REVIEW OF VIOLINIST TIMOTHY CHOOI’S DEBUT WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

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Conductor Heiichiro Ohyama celebrates 30 years as conductor of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER GERNOT WOLFGANG ABOUT HIS NEW COMPOSITION IN HONOR OF CONDUCTOR HEIICHIRO OHYAMA’S 30TH SEASON AS CONDUCTOR OF THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW IN CASA MAGAZINE WITH THE YOUNG CANADIAN VIOLIN VIRTUOSO TIMOTHY CHOOI

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY  INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER LERA AUERBACH AND CELLIST ANI AZNAVOORIAN ABOUT THE NEW CELLO CONCERTO AUERBACH HAS COMPOSED FOR CAMERATA PACIFICA WHICH WILL BE PREMIERED BY AZNAVOORIAN THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARCH 6, 7, 9 & 11

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY’S VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH WITH PIANIST HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD, CONDUCTED BY NIR KABARETTI

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST ANDREW ANDREW BULBROOK OF THE CALDER QUARTET

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEWS OF WAYNE MCGREGOR|RANDOM DANCE AND SANTA BARBARA DANCE THEATER

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH NIR KABARETTI ON THE EVE OF AN ALL-VERDI CONCERT PAIR WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY JANUARY 25 & 26

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN SPENCE FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CAMERATA PACIFICA ON THE ENSEMBLE’S FIRST RECORDING FOR HARMONIA MUNDI

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Left to right: Bob Bernhardt, Luis Muñoz, Quire of Voyces

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH POPS CONDUCTOR BOB BERNHARDT

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF THE LATIN JAZZ CD LUZ BY LUIS MUÑOZ AND FRIENDS

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF THE NEW CHRISTMAS CD BY QUIRE OF VOYCES

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Heiichiro Ohyama

CLICK TO READ AND DOWNLOAD MY RECENT REVIEWS OF THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ON DECEMBER 10, THE YUVAL YARON VIOLIN RECITAL WITH PIANIST ROBERT KOENIG ON DECEMBER 8, AND MY PREVIEW OF THE ARLINGTON NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 14 & 15.

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY INTERVIEW WITH CONDUCTOR JOANNE WASSERMAN FOR CASA MAGAZINE ON THE EVE OF PERFORMANCES AT THE NEWLY RESTORED LOBERO THEATRE BY THE SANTA BARBARA CHORAL SOCIETY WITH GUESTS AUTHOR FANNIE FLAGG, TENOR EDUARDO VILLA, BASS DEANDRE SIMMONS AND THE SANTA BARBARA CHILDREN’S CHORUSCLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE.

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY INTERVIEW WITH PIANO DUO JOANNE PEARCE MARTIN AND GAVIN MARTIN FOR CASA MAGAZINE ON THE EVE OF THEIR PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR CAMERATA PACIFICA ON DECEMBER 5 (SANTA BARBARA), DECEMBER 6 (LOS ANGELES), DECEMBER 8 (VENTURA) AND DECEMBER 10 (PASADENA). CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE.

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY REVIEW GUEST CONDUCTOR MATTHIAS BAMERT CONDUCTING AN ALL-MOZART PROGRAM WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY: 09_CM_11.22.13

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY REVIEW OF TOSCA FOR OPERA SANTA BARBARA (MARCH 8 & 10 2013)

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY Estonian National Symphony review OF THE HISTORIC OPENING CONCERT IN SANTA BARBARA OF THEIR AMERICAN TOUR ON OCTOBER 30TH, AND MY Pianist Adam Neiman interview PRIOR TO HIS UPCOMING NATIONAL TOUR PLAYING 2 OF BEETHOVEN’S LARGEST, AND MOST DIFFICULT WORKS. READ THE CURRENT ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE HERE.

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company REVIEW OF THE COMPANY‘S INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE IN SANTA BARBARA WITH THE CALDER QUARTET ON OCTOBER 16TH. READ THE CURRENT ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE HERE.

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READ AND DOWNLOAD MY Auerbach:Aznavorian review OF PIANIST /COMPOSER LERA AUERBACH AND CELLIST ANI AZNAVOORIAN’S  CAMERATA PACIFICA RECITAL IN SANTA BARBARA ON OCTOBER 25TH. READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE HERE.

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READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF PERCUSSION SOLOIST TED ATKATZ‘ PERFORMANCE WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY UNDER NIR KABARETTI ON OCTOBER 12, 13, 2013: 07_CM.10.25.13

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READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF RAY CHEN’S VIOLIN RECITAL IN SANTA BARBARA: chen review

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READ MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF ALONZO KING LINES BALLET: 27_CM_4C_10.11.13

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PERCUSSIONIST TED ATKATZ PERFORMS CHRISTOPHER ROUSE’S FANTASY FOR PERCUSSION AND ORCHESTRA WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY OCTOBER 12 & 13

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF MY CASA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW: 02_CM_4C_10.11.13

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READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF LEE HOIBY’S HILARIOUS MINI-OPERA BON APPETIT!: 05_CM_10.4.13

CHECK OUT A VIDEO EXCERPT HERE: http://youtu.be/2TXxKd7r__c

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READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF ITZHAK PERLMAN’S VIOLIN RECITAL: 09_CM_9.27.13

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READ MY CASA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH SPANISH CLARINETIST JOSÉ FRANCH-BALLESTER: 09_CM_9.13.13

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THE FINAL MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT OF THE SUMMER SEASON WITH CONDUCTOR JAMES GAFFIGAN: WAGNER, MAHLER, BERLIOZ

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 07_CM_8.16.13.1    

don’t miss the broadcast on Sunday, August 18th at 7pm Pacific: KDB-FM

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MIDORI, MCGEGAN, MAGIC FLUTE, OH MY!

don’t miss re-broadcast of  the July 30th concert, Nicholas McGegan conducting members of the Music Academy Festival Orchestra in Music of Rameau, Vivaldi and Haydn: SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 @ 7pm: KDB-FM

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEWS: 09_CM_8.9.13

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FIVE DAYS, FIVE STUNNING MUSIC ACADEMY CONCERTS

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEWS: 06_CM_8.2.13

Music Academy of the West - Concerto Night 7/20/13 Granada Theatre

CONCERTO NIGHT AT THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST, AND THREE DIVERSE CHAMBER CONCERTS

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEWS: 14_CM_7.26.13

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LEONARD SLATKIN CONDUCTS THE MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

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MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST OPERA SCENES/TUESDAYS @ 8

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GLENN DICTEROW PLAYS DEBUSSY AT MUSIC ACADEMY’S TUESDAYS @ 8 

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: Music2_7.12.13

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TWO MUSIC ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS

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MUSIC ACADEMY FACULTY ARTISTS TUESDAYS @ 8 OPENING NIGHT

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MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA & TAKACS QUARTET CONCERTS

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: Music_6.28.13

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KENNEDY CENTER WASHINGTON, D.C. PRODUCTION OF “MY FAIR LADY”

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 6.21.13_My Fair Lady

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 SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

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CAMERATA PACIFICA

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ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.23.12.MusicPage

HAL HOLBROOK AS MARK TWAIN

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.16.12.Theatre.Dan 

GLOBE THEATRE, LONDON – HAMLET

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.16.12.Theatre.Dan 

 SEATTLE SYMPHONY PRINCIPAL FLUTE, DEMARRE MCGILL WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.16.12.MusicPage

OPERA SANTA BARBARAMADAME BUTTERFLY

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.9.12.MusicPg

STATE STREET BALLETAN AMERICAN TANGO

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 11.2.12.dance page

PIANIST ANDRÉ WATTS AND THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 10.26.12.SymphonyOpening 

PIANIST MURRAY PERAHIA

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 10.19.12.MusicPage 

PIANIST NATASHA KISLENKO

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 10.12.12.MusicPage 

SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, HEIICHIRO OHYAMA CONDUCTOR

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 10.5.12.MusicPage

CAMERATA PACIFICA PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF HUAN RUO’S VIOLA CONCERTO: IN OTHER WORDS

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 9.28.12.MusicPage

JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS THE MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW  8.17.12.MAW_Gaffigan

STRAVINSKY’S “THE RAKE’S PROGRESS”

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW 8.10.12.RakesProgress_KEPL

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN CONDUCTS THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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A RARE RECITAL BY SOPRANO DAME KIRI TE KANAWA

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW 7.20.12.Keri.Te.Kanawa

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF LARRY J. FEINBERG’S “THE YOUNG LEONARDO” 6.1.12.Leonardo

IRWIN MAGUIRE, MY JUNIOR HIGH BAND DIRECTOR

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REMEMBRANCE Irwin Maguire  

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