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<b>SMOOTH AS:</b>  Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble brings its contemporary classical repertoire to UCSB in October.

Max Whittaker

SMOOTH AS: Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble brings its contemporary classical repertoire to UCSB in October.


Fall Arts Preview: Classical

From Estonia to Zarzuela


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Arts & Lectures mainstay Yo-Yo Ma won’t arrive until March 13, when he and pianist Kathryn Stott will give a recital at the Granada Theatre, but he’s sending his best advance crew for a concert on October 24 in the form of the Silk Road Ensemble. Ma founded this organization nearly 15 years ago, and in that decade-and-a-half, it has blossomed into contemporary classical music’s most fertile seedbed for new groups, new music, and new ideas. Those who have enjoyed fantastic recent concerts in Santa Barbara by Brooklyn Rider, The Knights, or Kayhan Kalhor are indebted to the Silk Road Project, where those musicians and that music were nurtured for years. Seeing the current version of the Silk Road Ensemble in Campbell Hall is sure to be another preview of many next big things. Thursday, October 24, 8 p.m. Call 893-3535 or visit artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu.

More Classical

Itzhak Perlman, presented by CAMA. At the Granada Theatre, Thursday, September 19.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, September 20.

Ray Chen, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Wednesday, October 9.

Santa Barbara Symphony. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13.

Yuja Wang, presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. At UCSB’s Campbell Hall, Monday, October 14.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, October 25.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Tuesday, October 29.

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, presented by CAMA. At the Granada Theatre, Wednesday, October 30.

Tosca, presented by Opera Santa Barbara. At the Granada Theatre, Friday, November 8, and Sunday, November 10.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Friday, November 15.

Luisa Fernanda, presented by UCSB Opera Theatre. At UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Friday-Sunday, November 15-17.

Camerata Pacifica. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Thursday, December 5.

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. At the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall, Tuesday, December 10.

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