An interview with Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, Co-Founding Artistic Directors of London’s all-male dance ensemble BalletBoyz on the eve of their performance in Santa Barbara on Saturday, November 1st

Daniel Kepl interviews the Co-Founding Artistic Directors of London-based BalletBoyz on the eve of the company’s performance in Santa Barbara on Saturday, November 1st at Campbell Hall, UCSB under UCSB Arts & Lectures auspices. Listen to the interview, then watch the videos below. Call (805) 893-3535 for tickets to Saturday’s performances at 2pm & 8pm. Two works are on the program, Liam Scarlett’s Serpent and Russell Maliphant’s Fallen. To read a downloadable PDF of the CASA Magazine interview click here. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here.

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An interview with choreographer Autumn Eckman on the eve of the world premiere of her new ballet Scheherazade with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara on Saturday, October 25

Daniel Kepl chats with Chicago-based choreographer Autumn Eckman about the history of her new ballet Scheherazade, set on the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, which will receive its world premiere on Saturday evening, October 25th at 7:30pm by State Street Ballet as they launch their 20th season at Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre. Box office: (805) 899-2222. Group sales (10 or more) Gloria Regan: (805) 319-1648. 

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An interview with pianist Ingrid Fliter on the eve of her performance of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with the Santa Barbara Symphony on Saturday, October 18 (8pm) and Sunday, October 19 (3pm) in the Granada Theatre

Daniel Kepl interviews Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter, winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition in 2000, about Chopin interpretation and performance, as well as her delight in painting. Apparently internet service  in Italy is a bit problematic. Listen to the audio of the interview -http://cinco.ly/!Ak2CMfh_klJf – then watch the videos below. Also on the Santa Barbara Symphony program conducted by Nir Kabaretti on October 18 & 19 at the Granada Theatre, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and the Second Symphony of Rachmaninoff.

 

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One of Ingrid Fliter’s recent paintings

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An interview with Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti on the eve of his debut recital in Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre on Sunday, October 12th 2014

Daniel Kepl interviews Italian pianist Domenico Codispoti in Madrid prior to his appearance at Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre at 7pm on Sunday, October 12th and at the Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 23 2014. There are some issues with the SKYPE connection, but the interview is well worh enjoying.

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The incredible, Madrid-based flamenco masters Compañía Manuel Liñán gave the US premiere of Liñán’s amazing new ballet Nómada on September 27th in Santa Barbara – A masterpiece

Download a readable PDF in English and Spanish of Daniel Kepl‘s review in CASA Magazine. To read the entire issue click here.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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