REVIEWS I’VE WRITTEN FOR CASA MAGAZINE & BRAVO CALIFORNIA!

Glendale, California, April 16, 2011. a night of anticipated pleasures & unexpected delights with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and music director Jeffrey Kahane at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.  Ken Hively Photography

Conductor Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchetra proved worthy of CAMA’s nearly 100-year tradition of bringing only the world’s greatest orchestras to Santa Barbara. Photo by Ken Hively

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Soprano Laquita Mitchell sang the role of Bess in Richard Rodney Bennett’s concert version of Porgy & Bess with bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as Porgy during the Santa Barbara Symphony’s last concert of the season May 16

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY‘S  FINAL CONCERT OF THE 2014-2015 SEASON

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Les Arts Florissants

 CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF THE SANTA BARBARA PERFORMANCE BY LES ARTS FLORISSANTS ON MAY 5

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Cristina Pato and her gaita

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY INTERVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE WITH CRISTINA PATO ARGUABLY THE WORLD’S GREATEST MASTER OF THE GALICIAN BAGPIPE

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF OPERA SANTA BARBARA’S PRODUCTION OF ANDRÉ PREVIN’S A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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WATCH MY INTERVIEW WITH BARITONE GREGORY GERGRANDT, WHO SANG THE ROLE OF STANLEY KOWALSKI

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Dr. Thomas Joyce

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF MUSIC AT TRINITY’S J.S. BACH CELEBRATION IN SANTA BARBARA ON MARCH 22ND

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Baritone Gregory Gerbrandt

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY CASA MAGAZINE INTERVIEW WITH BARITONE GREGORY GERBRANDT MAKING HIS OPERA SANTA BARBARA DEBUT AS STANLEY KOWALSKI IN ANDRE PREVIN’S OPERA A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE APRIL 24 & 26

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF SCHUBERTIADE ON MARCH 28TH AT THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST IN SANTA BARBARA

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Dr. Allen Bishop

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY INTERVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE WITH PIANIST YEFIM BRONFMAN

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY INTERVIEW WITH AMERICAN VIOLINIST PHILIPPE QUINT FOR CASA MAGAZINE ON THE EVE OF HIS PERFORMANCE WITH THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY ON APRIL 11 & 12

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF THE CONCERT BY MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE LONDON SYMPHONY ON MARCH 25 IN SANTA BARBARA IN A PROGRAM OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN, GEORGE GERSHWIN & DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF THE WESTMONT COLLEGE CHORAL MASTERWORKS CONCERT ON MARCH 6, 2015

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF

 PIANIST ALESSIO BAX PERFORMING THE FIRST PIANO CONCERTO OF BRAHMS WITH THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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pianist Alessio Bax

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW FOR CASA MAGAZINE OF THE JOFFREY BALLET ON MARCH 10TH IN SANTA BARBARA

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JOFFREY BALLET

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF UCSB OPERA THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF JOEL FEIGIN’S OPERA TWELFTH NIGHT 

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF ROSSINI’S  L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI PRODUCED BY OPERA SANTA BARBARA ON MARCH 6/8 2015

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF THE NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER 2 PERFORMANCE AT SANTA BARBARA’S GRANADA THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015

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Nederlands Dans Theater 2/photo by Daisy Komen

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF LINDA & FRIENDS ON FEBRUARY 8, 2015 IN SANTA BARBARA

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left to right: cellist Jacqueline Greenshields, flutist Dr. Linda Holland, pianist Anne Weger

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A scene from State Street Ballet’s Alice In Wonderland/photo by David Bazemore

DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF SOPRANO DAWN UPSHAW, HER INTIMATE PERFORMANCE IN SANTA BARBARA ON FEBRUARY 15TH WITH PIANIST GILBERT KALISH AT THE LOBERO THEATRE 

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Soprano Dawn Upshaw

DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY REVIEW OF THE BRILLIANT UCSB THEATER PRODUCTION OF OSCAR WILDE’S THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST:   THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SIMON WILLIAMS

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DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY CAMERATA PACIFICA REVIEW — THEIR PERFORMANCE AT HAHN HALL IN SANTA BARBARA ON FEBRUARY 6, 2015

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conductor Steven Sloane photo by Christoph Fein

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The Emerson String Quartet

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Brooklyn Rider

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DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT REED PRESIDENT OF THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST IN SANTA BARBARA, ABOUT THE UNPRECEDENTED NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

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10 Music Academy instrumental Fellows spent 10 days with the New York Philharmonic. MAW President Scott Reed is center Photo by Chris Lee

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TallisDOWNLOAD READABLE PDFs OF MY REVIEW OF SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S BRANDENBURG MARATHON AND MY INTERVIEW WITH PIANIST:CONDUCTOR MICHAEL CHERTOCK

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Pianist Michael Chertock

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UCSB Fall Dance Concert- "Axiom" 12/10/14 Hatlen Theater

UCSB faculty member Jerry Pearson’s Artifice (1999)

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DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY NUTCRACKER AT THE ARLINGTON INTERVIEW WITH MICHELE WILES (SUGAR PLUM FAIRY) ON THE EVE OF HER PERFORMANCES WITH SANTA BARBARA FESTIVAL BALLET DECEMBER 13 & 14

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American Ballet Theatre: MET Season

DOWNLOAD READABLE PDFs OF MY REVIEWS OF PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATER AND SANTA BARBARA MASTER CHORALE AND JOSEPH MILLER’S REVIEW OF THE DANISH STRING QUARTET

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The Telegraph Quartet from San Francisco

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Opera Santa Barbara "Rigoletto" dress 11/5/14 Granada Theatre

Photo by David Bazemore of a scene from Opera Santa Barbara’s Rigoletto

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Heiichiro Ohyama conducts the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra opening night of its 36th season

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DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF MY INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST JOSHUA BELL ON THE EVE OF HIS RECITAL IN SANTA BARBARA WITH PIANIST ALESSIO BAX ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT 7PM

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Joshua Bell

DOWNLOAD A READABLE PDF OF TWO REVIEWS: THE OPENING CONCERT IN SANTA BARBARA OF THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC‘S US TOUR  AND AN AMAZING RECITAL BY THE THE ITALIAN PIANIST DOMENICO CODISPOTI 

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Pianist Jean Efflam Bavouzet performing Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic in Santa Barbara at the beginning of their US tour. Photo by David Bazemore

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American composer John Biggs

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“One of the best and most knowledgeable arts writers in the region, the writer I have confidence in for his ability to write intelligent, penetrating material as opposed to puff pieces.” Adrian Spence Founder/Artistic Director Camerata Pacifica

“Mr. kepl’s reviews are always refreshing and relevant. The combination of his broad knowledge of arts history and personal understanding of the world of performing artists as a conductor in his own right, makes for profound reading.”  Nir Kabaretti Music and Artistic Director Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Southwest Florida Symphony “One of the best reviewers going. Erudite, humble, master of agile prose, unparalleled polyglot in the borderless language of mighty music. He is a marvelously energetic and charming gentleman!”  Guy Veloz Hollywood writer and son of the world famous ballroom duo Veloz and Yolanda who became the subjects of his script to choreographer William Soleau‘s ballet An American Tango

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW – IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH – OF THE US PREMIERE OF A NEW BALLET, NÓMADA, BY THE EXTRAORDINARY FLAMENCO COMPAÑÍA MANUEL LIÑÁN FROM MADRID ON SEPTEMBER 27TH IN SANTA BARBARA

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“One of the best and most knowledgeable arts writers in the region, the writer I have confidence in for his ability to write intelligent, penetrating material as opposed to puff pieces.” Adrian Spence Founder/Artistic Director Camerata Pacifica

“Mr. kepl’s reviews are always refreshing and relevant. The combination of his broad knowledge of arts history and personal understanding of the world of performing artists as a conductor in his own right, makes for profound reading.”  Nir Kabaretti Music and Artistic Director Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Southwest Florida Symphony “One of the best reviewers going. Erudite, humble, master of agile prose, unparalleled polyglot in the borderless language of mighty music. He is a marvelously energetic and charming gentleman!”  Guy Veloz Hollywood writer and son of the world famous ballroom duo Veloz and Yolanda who became the subjects of his script to choreographer William Soleau‘s ballet An American Tango

 

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READ MY REVIEW OF THE WORLD PREMIERE BY CAMERATA PACIFICA OF AMERICAN COMPOSER JOHN HARBISON’S STRING TRIO

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DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE PDF OF TWO REVIEWS FOR CASA MAGAZINE: A HOME RECITAL BY PIANIST ROBERT CASSIDY, AND OPERA SANTA BARBARA‘S LUNCHTIME BONBON, GIAN-CARLO MENOTTI’S THE TELEPHONE

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READ MY REVIEWS OF THE LAST TWO CONCERTS OF THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST 2014 SUMMER SEASON: TUESDAYS@8 (AUGUST 5) WITH VIOLINIST GLEN DICTEROW, AND THE LAST ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT (AUGUST 9) CONDUCTED BY THOMAS ADÈS

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Photo of Alan Gilbert, conductor of the New York Philharmonic by Chris Lee

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY  ALAN GILBERT & GLEN DICTEROW REVIEWS: TWO EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCES AT SANTA BARBARA’S MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST — JULY 22 GLEN DICTEROW LEADING A PERFORMANCE OF MAHLER’S SYMPHONY NO. 4 FOR 15 PLAYERS (!) CONDUCTED BY JAMES GAFFIGAN AND ALAN GILBERT‘S DEBUT IN SANTA BARBARA, PART OF A SPECTACULAR 4-YEAR COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST AND THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, CONDUCTING MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA JULY 26

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“Mr. kepl’s reviews are always refreshing and relevant. The combination of his broad knowledge of arts history and personal understanding of the world of performing artists as a conductor in his own right, makes for profound reading.”  Nir Kabaretti Music and Artistic Director Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Southwest Florida Symphony

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“Mr. kepl’s reviews are always refreshing and relevant. The combination of his broad knowledge of arts history and personal understanding of the world of performing artists as a conductor in his own right, makes for profound reading.” 

Nir Kabaretti Music and Artistic Director Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Southwest Florida Symphony

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READ A PRINTABLE PDF OF MY REVIEWS OF TUESDAYS AT 8 AND VIOLINIST DANIEL HOPE

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“One of the best reviewers going. Erudite, humble, master of agile prose, unparalleled polyglot in the borderless language of mighty music. He is a marvelously energetic and charming gentleman!” 

Guy Veloz Hollywood writer and son of the world famous ballroom duo Veloz and Yolanda who became the subjects of his script to choreographer William Soleau‘s ballet An American Tango

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READ MY REVIEWS OF THREE MORE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST CONCERTS

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (JUNE 26 ABOVE: PHOTO BY DAVID BAZEMORE); THE ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (JUNE 28) AND TUESDAYS @ 8 (JUNE 24) 

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TAKÁCS QUARTET (JUNE 18); FOUR MUSIC ACADEMY FELLOWS QUARTETS (JUNE 20), AND THE ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA (JUNE 21)

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Flutist Suzanne Duffy

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY UCSB THEATER REVIEW OF EQUIVOCATION, BILL CAIN’S 2009 PLAY ABOUT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, THE GUNPOWDER PLOT, AND TELLING THE TRUTH, EVEN IF IT MAY COST ONE’S HEAD 

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DOWLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF THE UCSB CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON JUNE 2 2014

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READ MY REVIEW OF THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY ON MAY 17 & 18 2014

THE PROGRAM: Noam Sheriff-Akeda; Dvorák-Cello Concerto with Sara Sant’Ambrogio; Shostakovich-Symphony No. 5

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MAY 20, 2014

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF THE FINAL CAMERATA PACIFICA CONCERT IN SANTA BARBARA ON MAY 9, 2014

HERE IS A LINK TO THE UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE OF OLIVIER MESSIAEN’S APPEL INTERSTELLAIRE, PERFORMED BY THE AMAZING MARTIN, ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT FRENCH HORN MASTERS:

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW OF A WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMED BY PIANIST EMANUEL AX AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC WITH GUSTAVO DUDAMEL CONDUCTING, IN SANTA BARBARA ON MAY 4

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF VIOLINIST JENNIFER KOH PLAYING THE THIRD IN HER SERIES, BACH AND BEYOND

DOWNLOAD AND READ MY REVIEW OF MARK DENDY PROJECTS NEW DANCE PERFORMANCE PIECE DYSTOPIAN DISTRACTIONS

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DOWNLOAD AND READ MY INTERVIEW WITH DRAMATIC SOPRANO ALEXANDRA LOBIANCO ON THE EVE OF HER DEBUT AS MAGDA IN MENOTTI’S THE CONSUL WITH OPERA SANTABARBARA

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DOWNLOAD 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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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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ENJOY READING THE ENTIRE ISSUE OF CASA MAGAZINE

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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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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

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW: 1.11.13_MusicPage

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

READ MY CASA MAGAZINE REVIEW 8.10.12.MAW.ChamberOrch_KEPL

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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