They could Handel it

Santa Barbara Choral Society - Handel's "Messiah" 3/19/16 Hahn Hall MAW © David Bazemore

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Handel’s Messiah, usually appearing at Christmas time, was given a rousing performance by the Santa Barbara Choral Society in the sonic heaven of the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall last weekend, true to the date of the piece’s Dublin Easter premiere on April 2, 1742. Conducted with verve by Artistic…

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Want a Danish?

UCSB Arts & Lectures - Danish String Quartet outreach 2/29/16 Santa Barbara Junior High © David Bazemore

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String Quartet that is. Band & orchestra students at Santa Barbara Junior High were treated to a visit from the Danish String Quartet who played a couple of really, really beautiful arrangements of Danish folk songs, and then got to ask questions, the most burning of which was “How much…

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Emma-Jane and Upstarts ride again

Upstarts Youth Theater's "Ghostbusted" - crossing to the Isle of Wight 3/16/16 Peabody Charter School © David Bazemore

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Emma-Jane Huerta and Peabody Charter School’s Upstarts Youth Theater are off to the Isle of Wight for a ghostly mystery, and the butler didn’t do it. 2 More performances 3/19 & 3/20, don’t miss the fun!

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