Emmy Award-winning choreographer Robert Sund talks about his full length ballet, The Taming of the Shrew, which will be performed by State Street Ballet on Saturday, October 26th in Santa Barbara.

Daniel Kepl interviews choreographer Robert Sund about his full-length ballet The Taming of the Shrew, which will be performed by State Street Ballet on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm in the Granada Theatre, downtown Santa Barbara. Tickets (805) 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org for ticket sales 24/7.

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Three members of Yo-Yo Ma’s East/West crossover music group the Silk Road Ensemble, discuss their current West Coast Tour, which includes performances and workshops at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, October 24th and similar residencies in Berkeley (10/27), Rohnert Park (10/29) and Vancouver B.C. (11/1).

Daniel Kepl chats with Cristina Plato (Galician gaita), Shane Shanahan (percussionist/drummer) and Jeffrey Beecher (double bass) about their upcoming performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, October 24th, part of the Silk Road Ensemble’s West Coast tour, which will finish up in Vancouver B.C. on November 1st.

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Patrick Scott, Artistic Director of Jacaranda, the Santa Monica-based contemporary music series, speaks about origins and nomenclature on the eve of the opening concert of the tenth season — Grit and Glory — on Saturday, October 19th

 Daniel Kepl interviews Patrick Scott of Jacaranda, the Santa Monica-based contemporary music  series that proudly claims its place in the LA classical music scene as Music At The Edge, on the eve of the opening concert of the new season at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica: an All-American program of music from the last century to the present era. Tickets for Grit & Glory on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH at 8pm are $20-$45 and can be purchased 24/7 at Jacaranda Music or (800) 595-4849. To speak with Patrick AND order your tickets, call him at (213) 483-0216l.

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An interview with Los Angeles-based percussionist Ted Atkatz, who will be playing Christopher Rouse’s Fantasy for Percussion and Orchestra with the Santa Barbara Symphony October 12 & 13

Daniel Kepl interviews former Principal Percussion of the Chicago Symphony Ted Atkatz, who is now freelancing with Los Angeles’ many professional orchestras and studios. He is on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in the summer, performs all over the world as a virtuoso classical percussion soloist, and is also busy booking gigs for his rock band NYCO. He’ll be playing Christopher Rouse’s amazing Fantasy for Percussion and Orchestra subtitled Der Gerettete Alberich with the Santa Barbara Symphony this Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (3pm) at the Granada Theatre. Conductor Nir Kabaretti will also conduct Wagner’s Overture to the opera Tannhauser and Holst’s The Planets. To read the CASA Magazine print version of the interview click here. To download a PDF of the print interview click here. Feel free to download the video interview below.

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An interview with mezzo-soprano Karin Mushegain, who will sing the title role in Bizet’s Carmen on October 12 & 13 in San Luis Obispo

Daniel Kepl interviews mezzo-soprano Karin Mushegain on the eve of her debut in the title role of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, a city-wide collaboration between five of San Luis Obispo’s major performing arts organizations on Saturday, October 12th at 7pm and Sunday, October 13th at 2pm at the city’s Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. Tickets (805) 756-4849/toll free in California (888) 233-2787. Feel free to download the interview and the KUSC-FM Arts Alive program of October 5 on Carmen in San Luis Obispo.

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Opera Santa Barbara opens the new season with a smile-filled teaser: Lee Hoiby’s half hour musical homage to Julia Child, Bon Appétit!

Read Daniel Kepl’s review of Opera Santa Barbara’s delightful presentation of Lee Hoiby’s charming half hour mini-opera Bon Appétit!, the composer’s homage to a culinary genius and former Santa Barbara resident, Julia Child. For a larger PDF download of the review click here. To read this week’s issue of CASA Magazine click here.

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