Scroll down for resources for live and recorded music as well as for information from recent CAMA Newsletters.
Jennifer Kloetzel, Cellist and Head of Strings, Department of Music, UC Santa Barbara, created a three-part video series for CAMA.
- WELCOME and PART 1:
Derrick Spiva, Jr.: Prisms, Cycles, Leaps: Part III, “To be a horizon”
- PART 2:
Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
The International Series performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Conductor Jaime Martin and featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello, had been scheduled for Monday, May 18, 2020 at The Granada Theatre. This performance would have been the sixth and final concert in CAMA’s historic 2019/2020 International Series season.
Dr. David Malvinni presents a video lecture on Les Violons du Roy and Avi Avital, scheduled to perform on April 28, 2020 in CAMA’s 2019-2020 International Series.
Video lecture by Dr. David Malvinni on Chineke! Orchestra. Chineke! had been scheduled to perform its American debut on April 14, 2020 in CAMA’s 2019-2020 International Series concert series at The Granada Theatre.
“At Home with Dudamel”
KUSC weekday evenings at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET and in Spanish on Sundays at 7pm PT/10pm ET
Recital/lectures made by Sir Andras Schiff at Wigmore Hall, London on all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas (one a day would last until May!). “These are fascinating, Sir András at his best …”
– Mark Trueblood, Executive Director CAMA
Our partner at the Santa Barbara Library, Jace Turner, Community Relations Librarian, has curated a selection of classical music for our CAMA Community.
CLICK HERE to listen to playlist from April 24, 2020.
Sunday Concerts at Home
Camerata Pacifica is offering Sunday Concerts at Home!
Tune in Tuesday
The Ojai Music Festival presents Tune in Tuesday! featuring performances from past Festival archives on Tuesdays at 6PM PT/9PM ET. They will be sharing from the Ojai Archive Stream a concert from last year’s 73rd Festival with Music Director Barbara Hannigan.
Visit Opera Santa Barbara’s website for list of upcoming Live Streaming Schedule!
A Gift to You from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
(CAMA Newsletter sent Friday, March 27, 2020)
We very much wish we could have greeted you yesterday evening at the beautiful Granada Theatre to enjoy CAMA’s presentation of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Lahav Shani, conductor and piano. This would have been the third of six International Series performances in CAMA’s 101st Season.
We hope you will enjoy these messages from the orchestra to its audiences – including you – since they could not play for us in person. What better message than the Ode to Joy ?
We also are sharing Lahav Shani’s introduction to Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, which he would have played for us yesterday. We hope this will help you understand the piece better when once again we can hear it in concert by a great orchestra like his.
Hoping you are are safe and well.
The CAMA Board of Directors and Staff
Lahav Shani’s Keynotes: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 5:55 minutes
Click here to view on YouTube
Gift from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Members in their version of Ode to Joy 3:59 minutes
Click here to view on YouTube
**Includes YouTube music selections curated by Mark E. Trueblood, Executive Director**
**Includes concert lecture by Dr. David Malvinni and Music curated by SB Library**
**Includes concert lecture by Dr. David Malvinni**
Covid-19 Message and Letter from CAMA President, Bob Montgomery
(CAMA Newsletter sent Thursday, March 26, 2020)
A Letter from CAMA President Bob Montgomery
Santa Barbara, like the rest of the United States and indeed the rest of the world, is under siege by the COVID-19 virus. Many of us are working from home if we are lucky enough to be working at all. Uncertainty faces us all and it seems nearly impossible to anticipate what the next days and weeks will bring. Like virtually all of our fellow performing arts presenting organizations, CAMA has been deeply affected by this pandemic. Orchestras and performers around the globe have now cancelled their planned tours, and it has become clear that none of our remaining planned concerts in the 2019/2020 season can take place as scheduled. Reluctantly, we must announce the cancellation of all remaining CAMA concerts this season through May 2020. The Rotterdam Philharmonic, Chineke! Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra join CAMA in expressing regret that these concerts have been unavoidably cancelled. The cancellations are necessary in the best interest of our subscribers, our ticket holders and also the residents of our community.
We are fully aware that these are difficult times for everyone in our community, State and nation, and they also present serious financial challenges for CAMA and for our colleagues in the performing arts community—perhaps the severest in decades. We understand that many in our audience face financial challenges as well. We hope that to the greatest extent possible our friends and patrons will find ways to help CAMA by donating the remaining value of their subscriptions and single tickets and if possible donating to a CAMA Emergency Fund which we have created to help us weather the financial storm sweeping over us in the wake of the abrupt closure of our season. We will soon be in touch again to clarify the ways donations can be made and where refunds of tickets and remaining subscription values can be obtained.
We look forward to the moment when we can once again welcome our visiting orchestras and musicians to our beautiful concert venues, the Lobero Theatre and Granada Theatre, both of which were built in CAMA’s first decade of existence nearly 100 years ago and which have survived the ravages of earthquakes, depressions, droughts, floods and wars, only to open their doors again to spread the joy of music and the arts to the residents of our beautiful community. We fervently hope this will be the reality as we plan and prepare for CAMA’s 102nd season beginning in October 2020.
Until then, we thank you for your valued patronage during this and past seasons, for your continuing support for CAMA and our fellows in the arts community, and for sharing our passion for the legacy of classical music that has sustained our civilization through the best and worst of times. We are thankful to have had many memorable moments to enjoy during this eventful but abbreviated season—from the garden parties in the fall, the Presidents’ Dinner/Mozart Award event at Birnam Wood, the four stunning Masterseries recitals at the Lobero Theatre and the Royal Philharmonic’s powerful January performance at the Granada Theatre, all the International Series pre-concert lectures, and finally the amazing celebration of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th Anniversary Concert earlier this month. In retrospect, we were very lucky to have been able to complete this long-planned, spectacular event, as everything quickly fell apart shortly thereafter. But it was all we were hoping for and a fitting way to honor our century-old partnership with this great orchestra.
With best wishes for your health and well-being,
President, CAMA Board of Directors
Laurel Abbott – Berkshire Hathaway
eji events – Elly Iverson
Hogue & Co (florist)
Kristin Jackson Graphic Design