October 1, 2020
Community Arts Music Association (CAMA), Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization, sincerely thanks you for your continuing support and for being an International Series subscriber. Regretfully, I am writing to notify you that due to the ongoing health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, CAMA will not be able to offer a 2020/2021 International Series for what would have been our 102nd concert season.
We had planned to present the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Nemanja Radulović, making his US debut—but the pandemic has made it impossible to move forward with these presentations as previously scheduled. We will keep your 2019/2020 subscription seating locations at The Granada Theatre reserved for you in anticipation of the time when CAMA can once again present the finest in live classical music.
Although we cannot present live concerts under the current circumstances, CAMA is committed to bringing the best in classical music to you and to our community through our ongoing CAMA at Home series, which presents curated content delivered in email newsletters with links to exciting musical projects such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Sound/Stage online collection of concert films, essays, and artwork (laphil.com/soundstage). CAMA is also producing original celebrity interviews with artists including CAMA’s longtime friend and colleague, pianist Stephen Hough; and the founder of Chineke! Orchestra, string bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku. If you have not yet received emails for the CAMA at Home series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you are on our subscriber email distribution list.
CAMA is looking actively at prospective engagements for our 2021/2022 International Series at The Granada Theatre, and we hope to be certain enough to be able to share them with you at the earliest possible moment.
On behalf of the CAMA Board of Directors and Emeriti, as well as our Women’s Board and staff, we hope you continue to be safe and well, and we look forward to sharing the joy of live classical music with our community once again.
Mark E. Trueblood