UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues.
With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals,
discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.
Danish String Quartet
Tue, Mar 1 / 7:00 PM / Campbell Hall
One of the hottest string quartets right now, the Danish returns for a consecutive season, following its thrilling 2014 Santa Barbara debut. Garnering seemingly every possible plaudit, from being appointed BBC New Generation Artists to endlessly quotable reviews, “these shaggy-haired Danes” (The New Yorker) are in demand worldwide for their integrated sound, flawless intonation and judicious balance. Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed called the quartet “mystical,” remarking, “They allowed time to stand still, and they could assume the pose of excitingly aggressive rockers.”
Mon, Apr 11 / 8:00 PM / Campbell Hall
Anoushka Shankar is a true cross-cultural musician. Her interest in many genres of music is illustrated by her Grammy-nominated albums Rise, Traveller and Traces of You. However, the ancient Indian classical form that was handed down from her father, Ravi Shankar, is always a central current running through her work. For this performance, Manu Delago – the Austrian percussionist and frequent collaborator of Björk – will perform on the Hang drum. Multi-instrumentalist Sanjeev Shankar, who plays the shehnai (double reed instrument) and tanpura (longnecked lute), along with a guest DJ round out the lineup.
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