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Feb252016

Arts & Lectures Offering Grad Students FREE Tickets to Two Events

UCSB Arts and Lectures is offering graduate students a pair of FREE tickets to each event: the March 1 performance by The Danish String Quartet and the March 8 performance by Taylor MacA 24-Decade History of Popular Music, both at UCSB Campbell Hall. 

To redeem, UCSB graduate students can visit the Arts and Lectures Ticket Office (located in Bldg. 402) with a valid UCSB student ID on Friday, Feb. 26 and Monday, Feb. 29, between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. [Offer not retroactive; not available by phone; limit one pair to each performance per ID; available while supplies last.] 

The Danish String Quartet

Danish String QuartetDanish String QuartetTue, Mar. 1 at 8 p.m. 

UCSB 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. They did it all.”

Program

Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6

Janácek: String Quartet No. 1 (“The Kreutzer Sonata”)

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A Minor, op. 13

Program subject to change. View program notes.

Taylor Mac

Taylor MacTaylor MacTue, Mar. 8 at 8 p.m.

UCSB Campbell Hall

Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist who has been called “a critical darling of the New York scene” (New York Magazine) and “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time” (Time Out New York). Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music is a decade-by-decade revue exploring the evolution of American attitudes and ideas through pop music. A sharp social critic and glittering, elaborately costumed showman, Mac is so much more than a cabaret artist, describing himself as “the Elizabethan fool… phantasmagorical enough to say what everyone knows is true.” In Santa Barbara we are delighted to present Mac as he performs two decades of his ambitious project, 1906-1926, backed by a live band - drums, piano, guitar, bass and more.

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