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Cameron Carpenter

featuring the International Touring Organ
(2017/2018 Performing Arts)

Mon, Feb 12
7:00 PM
Available on the Chamber Arts series

“Carpenter means to drag the organ, along with those who would resist changing it, into the 21st century.” The Wall Street Journal

“A phenomenally resourceful organist, equipped with the foot speed of a professional dancer and seemingly more than 10 fingers.” Los Angeles Times

“Carpenter’s touring organ gives him a portable, pitch-stable instrument with almost unlimited room for growth – and with a whoosh and a sis-boom-bah, he unleashed some of its out-there timbral capabilities.” Los Angeles Times

A superstar organist with tremendous technical prowess and a flamboyant persona to match, Cameron Carpenter has a rare gift for connecting with his audience. Just ask anyone who witnessed his thrilling Santa Barbara debut in 2016, when he performed an explosive program on his International Touring Organ. Returning with his monumental self-designed electric instrument, the Juilliard-trained genius combines his “ambition, visual flair, technological savvy, inclusive tastes and bold, boundary-breaking musicianship” (The Wall Street Journal) into a spectacle that leaves the audience as bedazzled as his Swarovski-studded shoes.

Related Thematic Learning Initiative Event:
Conversation with Cameron Carpenter, Creator of the International Touring Organ
Tue, Feb 13 / 2 PM / UCSB Elings Hall, Room 1605
Registration recommended

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Funded in part by the Community Events & Festivals Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.
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