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2019 – 2020 Season

Martha Graham Dance Company:
The EVE Project

Fri, Jan 24 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Martha Graham’s company showcases masterpieces by (and inspired by) the mother of American modern dance in this collection that makes bold statements about female power.
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Jay Campbell, cello

Sat, Jan 25 / 7:00 PM / HAHN HALL

Firebrand Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja returns with cellist Jay Campbell in a program spanning from the 11th century to a world premiere commissioned by A&L.
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This Changes Everything

Mon, Jan 27 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book, this film depicts communities on the front lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the coast of South India and beyond.
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Black Violin

Impossible Tour

Tue, Jan 28 / 7:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

The classically-trained string duo Black Violin, plus a drummer and a DJ, is a one-of-a-kind mash-up of classical, hip hop, rock and R&B with a message.
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Jon Meacham

America Then and Now:
What History Tells Us About the Future

Thu, Jan 30 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham examines the present moment in America by looking at critical times in U.S. history when hope overcame division and fear.
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Hanzhi Wang, accordion

Sat, Feb 1 / 4:00 PM / HAHN HALL

A 2017 Young Concert Artists First Prize Winner, accordionist Hanzhi Wang’s unconventional embrace of keyboard repertoire makes her an enthralling stand-out among today’s rising stars.
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Chris Thile

Tue, Feb 4 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else.
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Joy Harjo

An Evening with the U.S. Poet Laureate

Wed, Feb 5 / 7:30 PM / FLEISCHMANN AUDITORIUM

A visionary poet of the Muscogee Creek Nation, U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's wide-ranging body of work tells an American story of tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making.
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Understanding Genetics and Cancer

Featuring Dr. Mary-Claire King, the Scientist Who Discovered the BRCA1 Cancer Gene

Thu, Feb 6 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

This free community event features National Medal of Science recipient Dr. Mary-Claire King followed by a panel discussion.
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Daniil Trifonov, piano

Fri, Feb 7 / 7:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

“One of the most awesome pianists of our time” (The New York Times), Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov makes his Santa Barbara debut in an all-Bach program anchored by “The Art of Fugue.”
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FLIP Fabrique

Blizzard

Sun, Feb 9 / 6:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Bringing the best in contemporary circus from Quebec to Santa Barbara, these expert jugglers, high flyers, aerialists and acrobats create a Blizzard that promises to blow away everything in its path.
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David Brooks

The Quest for a Moral Life

Tue, Feb 11 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

One of America’s most prominent New York Times columnists explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.
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Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Leaving Egypt Tour

Thu, Feb 13 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Evangelists of swing, drummer Sammy Miller and his six-piece Congregation draw on a century of American songs, spreading joy through their globally-conscious music.
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Cirque Éloize

Hotel

Tue, Feb 18 / 7:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Montreal’s Cirque Éloize returns with Hotel, a new work channeling Art Deco-era Hollywood glamor and featuring a combination of acrobatics, theater, dance and live music.
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Anita Hill

From Social Movement to Social Impact:
Putting an End to Sexual Harassment

Wed, Feb 19 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A women’s rights icon and powerful advocate for equality, Anita Hill inspires others to speak truth to power in order to foster true change.
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Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group

Thu, Feb 20 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Texas trailblazer Lyle Lovett returns with his long-running backup band, combining his rich sound, singular gift for storytelling and wry sense of humor in an intimate acoustic performance.
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Jill Lepore

This America: The Case for the Nation

Fri, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Award-winning Harvard historian, New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the rise of America and an urgent reckoning with our divided nation.
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Miloš and Friends

The Voice of the Guitar

Sun, Feb 23 / 4:00 PM / HAHN HALL

A young star who has revitalized the role of the guitar in classical music, Miloš makes his long-awaited Santa Barbara debut, joined by a string quartet and double bass.
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Grupo Corpo

Bach & Gira

Tue, Feb 25 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Brazil’s leading contemporary dance troupe Grupo Corpo returns with a phenomenal double bill of two works that showcase the 21-member group’s extraordinary range.
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Jane

Thu, Feb 27 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

An unprecedented, intimate film about Jane Goodall – a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.
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Bill McKibben

Our Changing Climate: A Global Movement of Reform

Sat, Feb 29 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Leading the movement against human-induced climate change, Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature and the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Run Itself Out?
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Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Mon, Mar 2 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, now takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body.
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Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

She Remembers Everything

Wed, Mar 4 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

With an iconic sound that transcends country, pop, rock and blues, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal summon powerful material rich with history, heartache, strength and humanity.
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David Wallace-Wells

Surviving the World: Making the Best of a Burdened Planet

Thu, Mar 5 / 7:30 PM / THE NEW VIC

Author of the bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells explores how climate change shapes our politics, our culture and our emotional lives.
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The Wood Brothers

Fri, Mar 6 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Grammy-nominated roots trio The Wood Brothers combines rich harmonies, unwavering grooves, a kaleidoscopic array of influences and exemplary musicianship into a must-see live show.
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Michael Barenboim and
the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Sat, Mar 7 / 4:00 PM / HAHN HALL

Created in honor of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which connects outstanding Palestinian and Israeli musicians, the ensemble extends the orchestra’s profound message in an intimate chamber formation.
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Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Charlie Musselwhite

Sat, Mar 7 / 7:00 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Three blues legends – a pair of guitar heroes and a revered harmonica player – come together for an unforgettable night of music.
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Brian Greene

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Mon, Mar 9 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Join celebrated theoretical physicist Brian Greene on a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.
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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Tue, Mar 10 / 7:30 PM / POLLOCK THEATER

A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, this film follows the research of the Anthropocene Working Group for an unforgettable look at our species' breadth and impact.
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Wed, Mar 11 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects from extreme sports to culture and environment, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur.
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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thu, Mar 12 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects from extreme sports to culture and environment, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur.
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Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Gombe: 60 Years of Discovery

Tue, Mar 31 / 7:30 PM / ARLINGTON THEATRE

60 years on from her revolutionary work with chimpanzees in Tanzania, Jane Goodall still inspires each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.
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Lyon Opera Ballet

Trois Grandes Fugues

Wed, Apr 1 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs the West Coast premiere of its revolutionary program featuring three major female choreographers.
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Lyon Opera Ballet

Trois Grandes Fugues

Thu, Apr 2 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

France’s world-renowned Lyon Opera Ballet performs Trois Grandes Fugues, its revolutionary program featuring three major female choreographers.
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Samin Nosrat
and Yotam Ottolenghi

Fri, Apr 3 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

A mouthwatering evening with two James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and chefs, who will share their passion for everything food as they dish secrets from the kitchen.
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Yamato

Sat, Apr 4 / 3:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Marking Yamato’s 25th anniversary, this thrilling, high-energy new show takes the taiko ensemble's tremendous virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance to a soaring new level.
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Bryan Stevenson

American Injustice:
Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

Sun, Apr 5 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

MacArthur Fellow Bryan Stevenson is an attorney, human rights activist, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
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Yefim Bronfman and the
New York Philharmonic String Quartet

Tue, Apr 7 / 7:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

This exquisite concert sees pianist Yefim Bronfman performing with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, made up of the orchestra’s principal string players.
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DakhaBrakha

Thu, Apr 9 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

DakhaBrakha weaves Ukrainian folk melodies into a subversive musical tapestry that embraces indie rock, pop, hip hop and innovative and traditional instrumentation from around the world.
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Kandi White

Environmental Justice and Indigenous Communities

Mon, Apr 13 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A lead organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Kandi White is fighting the impacts that climate change and environmental injustice are having on indigenous communities across North America.
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Jennifer Koh
and Jean-Baptiste Barrière

The 38th Parallel: A Contemporary Pansori

Wed, Apr 15 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

This multimedia collaboration between celebrated violinist Jennifer Koh and composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière incorporates Korean pansori to recount a personal story of the impact of immigration.
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Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers

Sufi Chants of Pakistan

Thu, Apr 16 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Pakistan’s acclaimed Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers perform riveting interpretations of qawwali, an ancient Sufi improvisational vocal tradition that dates back more than seven centuries.
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Mohsin Hamid

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Fri, Apr 17 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Mohsin Hamid takes on ethnic identity, class disparity and mass-urbanization in his bold, inventive novels including Exit West, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Sat, Apr 18 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Explore the history of African-American people from the origins of slavery in Africa through the present with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the country’s most influential cultural historians.
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Ranky Tanky

Sun, Apr 19 / 7:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Charleston’s high-spirited Ranky Tanky is a dynamo quintet mixing the lowcountry traditions of their West African ancestors with dynamic doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.
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Brooklyn Rider

Healing Modes

Tue, Apr 21 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Iconoclastic Brooklyn Rider’s new program focuses on Beethoven’s Opus 132 and responses to the masterwork from five women composers including Caroline Shaw and Du Yun.
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Jane Lubchenco

From a Rude Awakening to a Bold New Vision: The Path from a Disastrous Oil Spill to a Sustainable Future

Wed, Apr 22 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

MacArthur fellow, former presidential advisor and distinguished professor Jane Lubchenco is a renowned marine biologist and champion of engagement between scientists and society.
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John Leguizamo

Thu, Apr 23 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

On the heels of a special Tony Award for his lifetime body of work as both a playwright and performer, Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his entire life story.
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Stile Antico

Breaking the Habit: Music by and for Women in Renaissance Europe

Sat, Apr 25 / 7:00 PM / TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

The three-time Grammy-nominated group Stile Antico is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, renowned for vibrant and expressive performances of Renaissance polyphony.
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Yvon Chouinard

Protecting Public Land

Sun, Apr 26 / 3:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

A moderated conversation with Yvon Chouinard and featuring clips from Patagonia’s upcoming film, This Land.
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Gautier Capuçon, cello
Yuja Wang, piano

Mon, Apr 27 / 7:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Incandescent pianist Yuja Wang returns in an exceptional duo alongside the dazzling French cellist Gautier Capuçon, her close friend and source of inspiration.
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Naomi Klein

The Case for a Green New Deal

Wed, Apr 29 / 7:30 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Award-winning journalist Naomi Klein is the bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and her most recent, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.
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Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Fri, May 1 / 8:00 PM / GRANADA THEATRE

Following his life-affirming Santa Barbara debut last season Jon Batiste is back with the full force of his band, pounding the keys in a high-octane night of pure musical joy.
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Circa

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

Sat, May 2 / 3:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart appears, tumbling and twirling as daredevil artists fuse physical comedy and mischievous antics in this family show with a circus twist.
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Elizabeth Rush

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Mon, May 4 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Author of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising, Elizabeth Rush explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control.
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Elizabeth Strout

in Conversation with Pico Iyer

Tue, May 12 / 7:30 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

Elizabeth Strout's lauded collection of works of fiction include the Pulitzer-winning short story collection Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys and My Name Is Lucy Barton.
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Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon

Thu, May 14 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
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Ephrat Asherie Dance

Odeon

Fri, May 15 / 8:00 PM / CAMPBELL HALL

A New York-based b-girl with extensive training in ballet and modern dance, Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie returns with her company, revealing and exploring the complexities of street dance forms.
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