CAPA’s 104th concert season — past, present and future | Culture & Leisure

Posted on June 13, 2022
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Tickets on sale for the International and Masterpiece series

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Maestro Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra come to the Granada Theater on January 25. (Todd Rosenberg)

CAMA (Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara) announced its 104th concert season, featuring orchestral performances in the CAMA International Series at the Granada Theater, and chamber music and recitals in the CAMA Main Series at the Lobero Theater.

The mission of CAMA, Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization, is to enrich the cultural life of the community by providing performances by world-renowned classical artists and orchestras and providing creative music education programs for people of all ages.

Series subscriptions are on sale through the CAPA office, 805-966-4324, or visit [email protected], Subscriptions to the five-concert series cost between $185 and $635 for the International Series and for the four concerts for Masterseries, between $160 and $200. Single tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at the Granada Theater box office (805-899-2222,; and the Lobero Theater (805-963-0761,

CAMA’s International Series features a musical time capsule featuring five orchestras whose histories span more than a century. Anchored by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO, founded 1891) with Maestro Riccardo Muti in his final season as Music Director of the CSO; and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (CAMA’s concert partner for over a century founded in 1919) with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel performing two world premieres commissioned by LA Phil.

The CSO concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, the Los Angeles Philharmonic concert is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, both at the Granada Theater.

The season opens in October with the historic City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (founded in England in 1920 by Sir Edward Elgar) under the direction of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, joined by young British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason whose television performance in 2018 at the Royal The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was watched by almost two billion people.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on October 10 at the Granada Theater.

The orchestral season will be completed by one of the best orchestras in Central Europe, the Filharmonie Brno (from the Czech Republic) whose roots go back to the 1870s and the Czech composer Leos Janáček, under the direction of the American conductor Dennis Russell Davies in an all-Czech program. The Filharmonie Brno concert will take place on Monday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre.

Next, CAMA will reset the musical time capsule to the future with a special concert with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, featuring more than 100 aspiring young master musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (founded in 1920) under the direction of conductor orchestra Osmo Vänskä, (Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra), and joined by piano master Yefim Bronfman, showcasing the virtuosity and artistry of the young musical talents of tomorrow. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18.

For CAMA’s complete 2022-23 season lineup, visit


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