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Las Cafeteras

UCSB Community Event

Wed, Sep 29 / 12:00 PM Pacific / UCSB STORKE PLAZA

“One of the leading bands in the vibrant Chicano roots scene” (Boston Globe), Las Cafeteras blends folkloric son jarocho music, hip hop, rock and rancheras with zapateado dance and incisive social consciousness.
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The Wood Brothers

with special guest Kat Wright

Tue, Oct 12 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

Dubbed “masters of soulful folk” (Paste), The Wood Brothers are celebrated for their freewheeling musical experimentation, fluid musical sound and the unparalleled energy of their live performances.
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Danish String Quartet

The Doppelgänger Project, Part I

Thu, Oct 14 / 7:00 PM Pacific / ROCKWOOD

The Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project pairing world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert.
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Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Fandango at the Wall
with the Villalobos Brothers

Fri, Oct 15 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Inspired by the annual Fandango Fronterizo festival at the Tijuana-San Diego border, Fandango at the Wall fuses the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz.
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Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Yuja Wang, piano

Fri, Nov 12 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Recognized for his virtuosity and superb musicianship, violinist Leonidas Kavakos joins forces with pianist Yuja Wang, lauded for her captivating stage presence and “wizardly technique” (Chicago Tribune).
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She & Him

A Very She & Him Christmas Party

Thu, Dec 2 / 8:00 PM Pacific / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Usher in the holiday season with the “old-school studio-pop sensibility” (NPR) of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel as they celebrate the tenth anniversary of their album A Very She & Him Christmas.
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My Bluegrass Heart

Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton

Wed, Dec 15 / 8:00 PM Pacific / ARLINGTON THEATRE

This unparalleled evening in support of Béla Fleck's new album My Bluegrass Heart is a veritable Who's Who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass history.
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Punch Brothers

with special guests

Tue, Jan 18 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Comprised of Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny and Gabe Witcher, Punch Brothers is an all-start quintet known for its experimentation, poignancy and subversive humor.
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Ballet Hispánico

Noche de Oro: A Celebration of 50 Years

Fri, Jan 21 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

Named one of America’s Cultural Treasures by the Ford Foundation, Ballet Hispánico celebrates Latinx cultures through innovative performances that elevate diverse artists and ignite cultural pride.
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John Leguizamo

Wed, Feb 2 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Emmy and Tony Award winner John Leguizamo brings his irresistibly irreverent brand of comedy to a new evening inspired by his life story.
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Joshua Bell, violin
Peter Dugan, piano

Thu, Feb 3 / 7:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

“One of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether extraordinary violinists of our time,” (The Washington Post Joshua Bell appears with pianist Peter Dugan.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Fri, Feb 4 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

Nine-time Grammy winner and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis returns with the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, comprising 15 of the nation’s finest soloists, ensemble players and arrangers.
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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Tenmei (Destiny)

Sat, Feb 5 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Showcasing skill, physicality and discipline – with a twist of high-energy fun – taiko ensemble Yamato performs a dynamic new show that takes the group’s virtuosity to thrilling new heights.
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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

An Untitled Love

Sun, Feb 13 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Mixing contemporary, ballet and hip-hop dance, this evening-length work from choreographer Kyle Abraham is a thumping mixtape celebrating culture and community set to the music of R&B legend D’Angelo.
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

with special guest Lucinda Williams

Sat, Feb 26 / 8:00 PM Pacific / ARLINGTON THEATRE

Whether solo, with former band the Drive-By Truckers or fronting the 400 Unit, four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell shows his Alabama soul as he drifts between rock, country and roots.
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Memphis Jookin': The Show

Featuring Lil Buck

Tue, Mar 8 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

An ode to the birthplace of the singular dance style known as Memphis Jookin’, this evening-length show stars renowned dance artist Lil Buck alongside eight highly-skilled dancers and a DJ.
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Silkroad

Home Within

Thu, Mar 31 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

This multimedia performance conceived by Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad is an emotional accounting of home in a time of conflict.
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Everything Rises

Jennifer Koh and Davóne Tines

Tue, Apr 12 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

This multimedia performance from violinist Jennifer Koh and singer Davóne Tines explores each artist's cultural background and seeks to reveal a universal history shared by immigrants and minority Americans.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Wed, Apr 13 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

The groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has cultivated the brightest choreographers working today and its dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Thu, Apr 14 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

The groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has cultivated the brightest choreographers working today and its dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy.
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Tue, Apr 19 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Sibling duo Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason will astound with their tight-knit communication, exuberance and humility in this special recital featuring works by Britten, Shostakovich, Khachaturian and more.
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Danish String Quartet

The Doppelgänger Project, Part II

Wed, Apr 27 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

The Danish String Quartet introduces Doppelgänger, an ambitious four-year project pairing world premieres from four renowned composers with chamber music masterpieces by Schubert.
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Daniil Trifonov, piano

Sat, Apr 30 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Grammy-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov combines consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth in a tempestuous program anchored by Prokofiev’s Sarcasms and Debussy’s Pour le Piano.
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Gautier Capuçon, cello
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Wed, May 4 / 7:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

Recognized for his “dynamic daring and supple phrasing” (The Times, U.K.), cellist Gautier Capuçon performs one of the year's must-see recitals alongside “master colorist” (The Seattle Times) Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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Amythyst Kiah

Thu, May 5 / 8:00 PM Pacific / CAMPBELL HALL

With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah has been dubbed “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets” by Rolling Stone.
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The Joffrey Ballet

Wed, May 11 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

Considered one of today's premier dance companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet performs a unique repertoire encompassing past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
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The Joffrey Ballet

Thu, May 12 / 8:00 PM Pacific / THE GRANADA THEATRE

Considered one of today's premier dance companies, the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet performs a unique repertoire encompassing past masterpieces and cutting-edge works.
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