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For more information or to make a gift, call 805-893-3535 or visit ArtsAndLectures .UCSB.edu Music Director of the 2018 Ojai Music Festival Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Tue, Dec 11 / 7 PM 18-piece String Orchestra A Far Cry Fri, Feb 15 / 7 PM One of Today’s Foremost Vocal Chamber Ensembles New York Polyphony Wed, Feb 20 / 7 PM Gramophone ’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year Beatrice Rana, piano Sun, Mar 3 / 4 PM Be the rst to witness music’s rising stars in Hahn Hall, an intimate setting of acoustic excellence. Up Close & Musical series Subscribe and Save 20% CorporateSeasonSponsor: For maximum exibility, select your favorite 6 events from the 2018-2019 lineup to Create Your Own series and save 10% on each ticket. Series Sponsor: Dr. Bob Weinman (805) 893-3535 | www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu rom the world premiere of the Grammy- winning Silk Road Ensemble’s multimedia work Heroes Take Their Stands (Fri, Apr 26), to the launch of two new subscription series, Mind & Body and Hear & Now , A&L’s 60 th season promises to enrich the vibrant cultural life of the place we call home. The Mind & Body series introduces enlightening thinkers such as neuroscientist/bestselling author Lisa Genova who shares promising research on Alzheimer’s in Still Alice: Understanding Alzheimer’s (Sat, Mar 9); and author Michael Pollan who delves into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs in How to Change Your Mind (Tue, Apr 23). In the Hear & Now series, musical vanguards like San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet expand the possibilities of their artistry with Music for Change: The Banned Countries (Tue, Dec 4) and the revered Danish String Quartet (Tue, Feb 12) performs a folk program that reaches back to their ancestral roots. Known for celebrated names and emerging talents, UCSB Arts & Lectures presents an ambitious 16 premieres and debuts during Season 60 . Spotlighted ar New York- based Jessica Lang Dance Company (Thu, Feb 21), whose debut is replete with masterful movement and dynamic visuals, and the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Cumming , who premiers his one-man- show Legal Immigrant (Fri, Feb 1). Billeci credits the enduring success of Arts & Lectures to contributions by patrons, friends, supporters of educational outreach, and generous sponsors in our community. “Without their continued support and that of countless others, we wouldn’t be able to do this.” F UCSB Arts & Lectures Spotlighting 60 Seasons “This year, Arts & Lectures celebrates 60 years of presenting artists and speakers on stage in Santa Barbara,” says Miller McCune Executive Director Celesta M. Billeci. Marked by bold moves and big ideas, the 2018-2019 season delivers an eclectic lineup of dance, music, theater and compelling speakers. By Adele Menichella