2017 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Music Academy of the West Summer Festival
Music Academy of the West Summer Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
The Music Academy prizes and actively fosters community engagement. $10 Community Access tickets are available for all Summer Festival events, and free admission for young people ages 7 to 17 accompanied by ticketed adults.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 70th anniversary summer season offers 10 premieres, a leadership conference, and an inaugural Solo Piano Competition in partnership with Steinway & Sons. The NY Philharmonic partnership culminates in a Community Concert for 7,500 attendees overlooking the Pacific Ocean on July 31, in Alan Gilbert’s final performance as the Orchestra’s music director. Santa Barbara’s largest-ever classical music event will also feature alumni soloists soprano Susanna Phillips and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, joined by tenor Joe Kaiser and bass Morris Robinson with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Other guest artists in 2017: Matthew Aucoin, Edo de Waart, Larry Rachleff, Stephen Hough, Renée Fleming, David Daniels, the JACK Quartet, violinists Nicolas Mann and Pamela Frank, composer/cellist Joshua Roman, composers Caroline Shaw and Jake Heggie, pianist Robert McDonald, and NY Philharmonic principals Frank Huang, Carter Brey, Joseph Alessi, Judith LeClair, and Daniel Druckman. A new production of The Elixir of Love will be conducted by alumna Speranza Scappucci and directed by James Darrah at the Granada Theater.
LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA
WEBSITE
http://www.musicacademy.org/festival
DATES
June 12 - Aug 5, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Patrick Posey
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.musicacademy.org/festival
805-969-8787
BOOKING CONTACT
Patrick Posey
805-695-7922
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