An interview with soprano Molly Wilson on her professional debut as Lucy in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Menotti’s The Telephone and Daniel Kepl’s review of her performance, together with a review of a home recital by pianist Robert Cassidy

Daniel Kepl interviews Bay Area soprano Molly Wilson, a recent graduate (MM) of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on her professional debut as Lucy in Opera Santa Barbara’s lunchtime production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone. Read the review below, which also includes my review of a home recital by pianist Robert Cassidy. To download a readable PDF of the reviews click here. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here.

Cincopa WordPress plugin

8.29.14-9.7.14.Ticket.indd

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

 

An interview with violinist Philip Marten, on his first summer as a Fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara

Daniel Kepl interviews violinist Philip Marten, of Rice University Shepherd School of Music, as his first summer as a Fellow at the Music Academy of the West begins to wind down. Click here to read my reviews of the last two concerts: Tuesdays@8 on August 5, and Thomas Adès conducting the Academy Festival Orchestra on August 9. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here.

Cincopa WordPress plugin

 

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

 

Pianist Jeremy Denk plays Ives – a once in a lifetime experience – and the Music Academy of the West’s best and brightest are presented on Concerto Night

The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara has been red hot with world-class performances, including an incredible Ives Concord Sonata played from memory by pianist Jeremy Denk (July 15) and Concerto Night soloists (July 19).

7.25.14-8.3.14.Ticket_REV.indd

7.25.14-8.3.14.Ticket_REV.indd

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

 

The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara is hopping with great music!

With the new four-year collaboration between Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West and the New York Philharmonic in place, the performance level of this summer’s Academy Fellows, already at an international standard for many years, has gone through the roof, and faculty recitals  are revelations of programming and artistry. Daniel Kepl reviews two more stellar concerts below. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine, click here. To download PDFs click here.

Full Page RH copy.indt

7.18.14-7.27.14.Ticket_REV.indd

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

 

TWO INCREDIBLE CONCERTS AT THE MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST — TUESDAYS @ 8 (JULY 1) AND VIOLINIST DANIEL HOPE (JULY 5)

Daniel Kepl reviews fiery performances of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Mozart by members of the Music Academy of the West faculty at a recent Tuesdays @ 8 recital on July 1st, and a stunning recital of contemporary music by the renowned British violinist Daniel Hope on Saturday, July 5th. Click here to read CASA Magazine. For a printable download of these reviews click here.

7.11.14-7.20.14.Ticket_REV.indd

7.11.14-7.20.14.Ticket_REV.indd

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

 

 

 

Three more Music Academy reviews: Tuesdays @ 8, eighth blackbird, and the Academy Festival Orchestra

Daniel Kepl reviews three more concerts from the Music Academy of the West summer season: Tuesdays @ 8 (June 24); eighth blackbird (June 26) and the Academy Festival Orchestra (June 28). Click here to read the complete issue of CASA Magazine.

MAW - eighth blackbird 6/26/14 Hahn Hall

Photo by David Bazemore

7.4.14.Dan reviews MAW 2.indd

7.4.14.Dan reviews MAW 2.indd

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

Three reviews from the opening week of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara —

Daniel Kepl reviews three amazing concerts: Takács Quartet (June 18); Music Academy Fellows String Quartets (June 20), and the Academy Festival Orchestra (June 21). To download a readable PDF of the reviews click here. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here.

THREE-MUSIC-ACADEMY-CONCERTSfor-web

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

A conversation with composer Laurie Altman and pianist Clipper Erickson about Altman’s new “Convergence” CD

Daniel Kepl recently engaged pianist Clipper Erickson and composer Laurie Altman in a conversation about the creative and collaborative process between composers and artists during the preparation and recording of a new CD like Altman’s Convergence (Neos 11315).

Cincopa WordPress plugin

 

 

If the videos above are not showing, click the title

Cincopa WordPress plugin

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES

State Street Ballet’s Cecily Stewart is launching a new dance outreach program, Library Dances, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 & 28 at 7pm in the San Marcos High School Theatre

Daniel Kepl interviews Cecily Stewart of State Street Ballet about her new outreach program, Library Dances. Over the past 3 months Cecily has brought the dancers of State Street Ballet together with Theatre Department students at Santa Barbara’s San Marcos High School, to set new choreography on two books read by high school students, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Gift of the Magi. Download a PDF of the interview in CASA Magazine. For more information and tickets to Library Dances Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 & 28 at 7pm call (805) 252-1324.

Cincopa WordPress plugin

If the video above is not showing, click the title

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE VIDEO INTERVIEWS

“In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.”

— Thornton Wilder

CLICK HERE FOR ADVERTISING RATES, POSTER SALES