Dr. Michael Shasberger discusses the 33rd annual Bach By Candlelight concert this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 8pm in Santa Barbara by the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and soloists

Daniel Kepl interviews Dr. Michael Shasberger, who with founding conductor Christopher Story VI will conduct the West Coast Chamber Orchestra and soloists in the 33rd Annual Bach By Candlelight concert at First United Methodist Church in downtown Santa Barbara this Monday, Memorial Day, May 25 at 8pm. The SKYPE connection with Dr. Shasberger, who was on tour conducting the Westmont College Orchestra in Italy is rough, but his enthusiasm for the Bach By Candlelight tradition is contagious.

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Cristina Pato, master of the Galician bagpipe discusses her native instrument, her colleagues in the Cristina Pato Quartet making their Santa Barbara debut on Wednesday, May 13 and how she is perceived around the world

Daniel Kepl interviews Cristina Pato, arguably the world’s greatest master of the Galician bagpipe (gaita) for CASA Magazine on the eve of the Santa Barbara debut of her Cristina Pato Quartet at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on Wednesday, May 13th. Tickets: 805 893-3535. To download the video, click “download all.” To download a PDF of the print version in CASA Magazine click here.

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Baritone Gregory Gerbrandt will debut with Opera Santa Barbara in the role of Stanley Kowalski in André Previn’s opera of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire April 24 & 26

Daniel Kepl interviews baritone Gergory Gerbrandt on the eve of his debut with Opera Santa Barbara as Stanley Kowalski in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire opening Friday, April 24th at 7:30pm at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, with a repeat performance on Sunday, April 26th at 2:30pm. Download the interview by clicking “download all.” Read a transcription of the interview in the Friday, April 24th issue of CASA Magazine.

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An interview with the esteemed violist Jerzy Kosmala on the eve of his recital at UC Irvine on Saturday, April 11th with faculty colleague, violinist Haroutune Bedelian, and guest artist, pianist David Dunford

Daniel Kepl chats with UC Irvine Professor of viola, Jerzy Kosmala, about his career in Poland and America, his studies with William Primrose, and his upcoming recital on April 11th at UC Irvine entitled The Mesmerizing Viola with colleagues Haroutune Bedelian violin, and guest artist, David Dunford piano.

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An interview with choral conductor/composer Dr. Rollo Dilworth on the eve of his guest conducting engagement with the Santa Barbara Choral Society March 28, 29

Daniel Kepl interviews Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Professor of Choral Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, PA on the eve of his appearance as guest conductor for the Santa Barbara Choral Society‘s Composers Then And Now concert pair at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday March 29.

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An interview with actor Christopher Lemmon about his father, the iconic film star Jack Lemmon

Daniel Kepl interviews actor/author Christopher Lemmon about his father, the iconic film star Jack Lemmon, during the run at Rubicon Theatre in Ventura of his one-man show JACK LEMMON RETURNS which runs through march 29. Rubicon box office for tickets: 805 667-2900.

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An interview with violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen on the eve of her debut with the Santa Barbara Symphony playing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole March 14/15 2015

Daniel Kepl interviews violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen on the eve of her performance of the Lalo Symphonie espagnole with the Santa Barbara Symphony on March 14/15 2015, Nir Kabaretti conducting, at the Granada Theatre. This video may be downloaded to your desktop by clicking “Download All.”

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An interview with actress/director Shirley Jo Finney on the eve of her visionary production of Tarell McCraney’s play “In The Red & Brown Water” at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 27-March 7

Daniel Kepl chats with the visionary actress and director Shirley Jo Finney about her residency at UC Santa Barbara to direct Tarell McCraney’s In The Red & Brown Water, the first segment of his three-part cycle, The Brother/Sister Plays, running at the Hatlen Theater on the UCSB campus February 27 through March 7. Tickets: (805) 893-2064. Watch the slideshow by photographer David Bazemore below the video interview.

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My review of an extraordinarily savvy production of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest by UCSB Theater on February 13, 2015

 

Daniel Kepl reviews director Simon Williams‘ production of Oscar Wilde’s sardonic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest by the Theater Division of UCSB Theater/Dance on Friday, February 13, 2015. Watch David Bazemore‘s slideshow of pictures from the production below the review. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here. To download a readable PDF of the review click here.

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My review of Camerata Pacifica’s performance in Santa Barbara on February 6, 2015

Click here to download a readable PDF of Daniel Kepl‘s review of Camerata Pacifica. Watch the slideshow of photos from the concert by David Bazemore below the review.

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