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Santa Barbara Dance Institute Presents
THE WORLD CAFÉ
Santa Barbara Dance Institute's Event-Of-The-Year, The World Café is a mock radio show from radio station SBDI Dance Radio, 805 FM. Listen to the top pop hits from around the world and enjoy 200 dancing school children, teachers, principals, parents, community members as they become our "live audience." This original dance/theatre piece is written and choreographed by Rosalina Macisco. Last year SBDI’s show, Miguel and his Cell, was awarded Santa Barbara’s Best Youth Performance by The Independent. Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools, Bill Cirone says, “This is one show you don’t want to miss!” and Arts Commissioner, Ginny Brush has named it, “The feel-good show of the year!”
Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Marjorie Luke Theatre
Lobero Box Office, 963-0761
Out of the Box Theatre Company Presents
Book by John Weidman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Following up a successful run of HAIR in October 2010, Out of the Box Theatre Company -- a theatre company dedicated to providing challenging, innovative theatre to the Santa Barbara community through contemporary musical theatre and other new works -- is proud to present ASSASSINS, the five-time Tony award winning musical. Bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking, and alarmingly funny, ASSASSINS lays bare the lives of nine individuals who have assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States and explores the dark side of what harrowing acts mankind will undertake in the name of the American Dream
Wednesday, May 4 through Sunday, May 16; matinees at 2:00 p.m.; evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Center Stage Theatre, 963-8198
Santa Barbara Symphony Presents
Alon Goldstein, piano; Dvořák: Carnival Overture; Avner Dorman: Piano Concerto No. 2 “Lost Souls;” and Brahms: Symphony No. 4. Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein, who joined the symphony for a sensitive performance of Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto in 2005, returns with the West Coast premiere of a work written specifically for him: Avner Dorman’s Lost Souls. The season concludes with Brahms’ intensely beautiful Fourth Symphony, a profoundly satisfying summation of the composer’s art.
Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 15th at 3:00 pm
The Granada, 1214 State Street, 898-9386
ITM Collective Presents
Explore the emotions of Traditional Irish Music This Thursday Night at Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – 18 E. Ortega This Sunday Night at The James Joyce – 513 State Street Both Performances are Free.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents
JENNIFER KOH, VIOLIN & VIDEO: BACH & BEYOND
Violinist Jennifer Koh is a distinctive virtuoso whose unique combination of fire and elegance mesmerizes audiences. She brings a fresh spark to music new and old in the brilliantly intricate and evocative program Bach and Beyond: unaccompanied violin works framed by the Partitas of J.S. Bach that features a new video by artist Tal Rosner, a complement to Salonen’s “Lachen verlernt.” The New York Times declares, “Jennifer Koh’s violin recitals are consistently pleasing… she builds her programs thoughtfully, with a sensible balance of contemporary works and standard repertory.”
Tuesday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall, 893-3535
image: Young performer at Santa Barbara Dance Institute