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Women’s Board

Community Arts Music Association


 The CAMA Women’s Board is an integral part of CAMA’s history and success, and includes a wonderful group of women whose mission is to support CAMA’s programs and to educate the community about CAMA’s history, education and outreach programs, and two annual concert series, the International Series at The Granada Theatre, and Masterseries at the Lobero Theatre.

For more information about the CAMA Women’s Board Speaker’s Bureau and Pre-Concert Lecture Series, or to learn more about the CAMA Women’s Board, please call the CAMA office at 805 966-4324. The Women’s Board meets monthly.

women's board photos

The CAMA Women’s Board is an integral part of CAMA’s history and success, and includes a wonderful group of women whose mission is to support CAMA’s programs and to educate the community about CAMA’s history, education and outreach programs, and two annual concert series, the International Series at The Granada Theatre, and Masterseries at the Lobero Theatre. 

In CAMA’s 100th Season, the Women’s Board brought back the ever-popular Pre-Concert Lecture Series for the International Series. For CAMA’s 2019-2020 Season, five pre-concert lectures have been arranged in partnership with the Santa Barbara Library, and one in partnership with the New Vic Theatre (for more information see below).

Also, as part of CAMA’s Centennial Celebration, the Women’s Board has created a 20-minute historical presentation of CAMA’s 100 years of bringing the world’s finest classical music to Santa Barbara. The Speaker’s Bureau addresses service and social clubs, and can be modified to the needs of the organization. 

For more information about the CAMA Women’s Board Speaker’s Bureau and Pre-Concert Lecture Series, or to learn more about the CAMA Women’s Board, please call the CAMA office at 805 966-4324. The Women’s Board meets monthly.

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2020 PRE-CONCERT LECTURE SERIES

Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Library and one special lecture event at The New Vic

The Women’s Board has invited local musical luminaries to speak before all six of CAMA’s International Series concerts.

Dr. Michael Shasberger, Adams Chair of Music & Worship at Westmont College. Conductor of Westmont Orchestra and Westmont College Choir.
January 27, 2020 at 6:45 PM, Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library, prior to the 8:00 PM performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pinchas Zucherman, conductor & violin

SPECIAL 100th ANNIVERSARY LECTURE AT THE NEW VIC

Hattie Beresford, Historic Researcher and Writer. Author of Celebrating CAMA’s Centennial: Bringing the World’s Finest Classical Music to Santa Barbara.
March 6, 2020 at 5:15PM, The New Vic, prior to the Gala 100th Anniversary Concert at 7:00 PM by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director (NOTE: Early start time for lecture and concert.)

Simon Williams, PhD, Professor Emeritus, UCSB Department of Theater & Dance, Opera & Theater Critic.
March 26, 2020 at 6:45 PM, Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library, prior to the 8:00 PM performance by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Lavi Shani, conductor; Nelson Freire, piano

Ani Aznavoorian, Principal Cellist with Camerata Pacifica, performing and recording artist. April 14, 2020 at 6:45 PM, Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library, prior to the 8:00 PM performance by Chineke! Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei, conductor; Stewart Goodyear, piano

David Malvinni, PhD, musicologist, classical guitarist, author and creator of CAMA’s outreach program, “Music Matters.”
April 28, 2020 at 6:45 PM , Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library, prior to the 8:00 PM performance by Les Violons du Roy; Jonathan Cohen, conductor; Avi Avital, mandolin

Jennifer Kloetzel, cellist, Assistant Professor of Cello and Chamber Music and Head of String Area at UCSB Department of Music, performing and recording artist.
May 18, 2020 at 6:45 PM, Faulkner Gallery, SB Central Library, prior to the 8:00 PM performance by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jaime Martín, conductor; Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello