The largest classical music event in
Santa Barbara's history
MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST presents
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
MUSIC ACADEMY FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 "ODE TO JOY"
Over 7,000 $10 and free tickets will be offered to enjoy the New York Philharmonic at Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium. The historic concert will mark Alan Gilbert’s final appearance as New York Philharmonic Music Director.
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will feature Music Academy superstar alumni soprano Susanna Phillips (‘02,’03) and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke ('02), joined by tenor Joe Kaiser, bass Morris Robinson, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the iconic “Ode to Joy,” closing with a stunning fireworks display over the ocean.
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
$10 GENERAL ADMISSION
General admission tickets (bleacher seating, first-come, first-served) are $10 each. Young people ages 7-17 receive a FREE general admission ticket when accompanied by a ticketed adult
$100 PREMIERE RESERVED
VIP reserved seating on the field level also includes reserved parking adjacent to the La Playa Stadium. Young people ages 7-17 receive a FREE premiere reserved ticket when accompanied by a premiere reserved ticketed adult.
The 70th Anniversary Community Concert will be dedicated in remembrance of Léni Fé Bland.
The concert is made possible in partnership with the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Santa Barbara City College, and the city of Santa Barbara.
The Music Academy of the West’s partnership with the New York Philharmonic has been made possible through the generosity of Lead Sponsors Linda and Michael Keston.
Solo Piano Fellows
New York Philharmonic
at the Lobero Theatre
Marilyn Horne jury leader
Michael Werner faculty artist
featuring Academy fellows
PROGRAM AND ARTISTS, TICKETING, PARKING, ENTRANCE, AND EXIT INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Information and Parking
gates open to La Playa Stadium at 6 pm on Mon, July 31. The program will begin at 7:30 pm with a performance of Three Latin American Dances by Gabriela Lena Frank by the Academy Festival Orchestra conducted by Joshua Gerson. The New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, featuring Music Academy alumnae soprano Susanna Phillips (‘02,’03) and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke ('02), joined by tenor Joe Kaiser, bass Morris Robinson, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in the iconic “Ode to Joy,” closing with a stunning fireworks display over the ocean. There will be no intermission.
Remaining tickets are now on sale at musicacademy.org, or at the Music Academy of the West Carsey Ticket Office, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5:30 pm, or call 805-969-8787.
General admission tickets are $10 each. There are no fees for tickets. Tickets ordered at musicacademy.org may be self-printed or displayed on your mobile device at the entrance to the venue.
FREE ADMISSION TICKETS
Young people and children ages 7 and above are WELCOME at this concert! Young people ages 7-17 receive a FREE ticket when accompanied by a ticketed adult. These free tickets must be ordered in advance. This event is not recommended for children under 7 years of age. Everyone in attendance must have a ticket.
All $10 tickets, SBCC tickets, and 7-17s Free tickets are general admission.
General admission seating is in the La Playa Stadium bleachers, first-come, first-served, beginning at 6 pm.
The most convenient general admission access is from the top of La Playa Stadium across from the Campus Book Store. Click the SBCC Main Campus Map link above. More limited access is available at the field level of the Stadium.
Pedestrians should enter via the East Campus Entrance, or on Loma Alta Drive from Cliff Drive, or Shoreline Drive.
Most of the stadium seats are bleachers without backs. You are welcome to bring seat cushions or stadium seats to place on the bleachers.
Please note! The southbound on/off ramps to US Highway 101 at Castillo Street will be closed during the event. Motorists headed southbound may detour at the US Highway 101 off ramps at West Carrillo Street or Garden Street. Local traffic near Castillo Street will detour onto State Street or Garden Street.
· 11 Waterfront lots, including Leadbetter Beach
· 14 Downtown Public Parking Lots
· SBCC Campus Pershing Lot and West Campus Lots open to public
Note: There is no access to public parking from Loma Alta Drive. Do not enter Loma Alta Drive to find public parking.
FREE SANTA BARBARA TROLLEYS
Free Santa Barbara Trolleys will be running along Shoreline Drive, Cabrillo, and State Street from 6-7:30 pm and 9-10:30 pm. Look for any Downtown-Waterfront Shuttle stop location marked by signs to board or exit the Trolley. The drop-off for La Playa Stadium is at Harbor Way and Shoreline Drive.
HANDICAP SEATING AND PARKING
There are two areas of handicap seating available. On the field level of the Stadium, or at the top of the Stadium. Handicapped passengers arriving by car may be dropped off on Loma Alta Drive at Lot 2C to access the field-level handicap entrance.
Handicap parking is available in Lot 1B and 2C with a disabled parking placard or license plate from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). A state-issued placard or license plate is necessary to access handicap parking.
Large buses and shuttle buses will drop off handicapped passengers at Lot 2C at field level. Smaller buses and shuttle buses also have the option to drop-off at Lot 1B at the entrance at the top of the stadium via the East Campus entrance from Cliff Drive. Bus parking is not available. Buses may return for pick up after 9:30 pm.
Companions dropping off passengers should proceed immediately to public parking.
Click the SBCC Main Campus Map link above.
For further information about handicap parking or seating, please call the Music Academy Ticket Office at 805-969-8787, Mon-Fri, 9 am-5:30 pm.
PREMIERE RESERVED TICKETS
Limited $100 Premiere Reserved tickets on the field of the stadium, including Premiere Reserved parking adjacent to La Playa Stadium, are available at musicacademy.org.
PREMIERE RESERVED SEATING ACCESS
The Premiere Reserved entrance to La Playa Stadium is accessed from parking lots 2C and 3 on the field level. Premiere Reserved tickets are assigned seats (folding chairs with backs) on the field of the stadium in front of the stage. Food and Beverages are not allowed on the stadium field during the concert. Complimentary concessions and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the Premiere Reserved Hospitality Tent from 6 pm-7:15 pm prior to the concert inside the Stadium gates. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the SBCC campus.
PREMIERE RESERVED PARKING
Premiere Reserved parking is accessed from Loma Alta Drive via Cliff Drive or Shoreline Drive in Lots 2C, and 3. Your Premiere Reserved Parking Passes are necessary for entrance – please have your Parking Pass ready to display. Parking Passes will arrive via US Mail prior to the concert date. You may exit the parking lots north on Loma Alta drive at all times. Exiting south toward Shoreline Drive will only be available after the fireworks conclude at 9:30 pm.
Click the SBCC Main Campus Map link above.
The ridesharing drop-off and pick-up station will be located in the 1A East Campus Lot, where the map indicates “Drop-Off” in front of the Administration Building. Click the SBCC Main Campus Map link above.
Biking is encouraged, and a convenient way to get to the Stadium. Hundreds of bike racks are available for secure bike parking.
Please dress comfortably, and bring a jacket or warm layers for evening temperatures and possibly breezes or wind. Shoes should be appropriate for climbing stairs.
There is a professional, amplified sound system provided by Meyer Sound. You will be able to hear well from any seat.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed into the bleacher area of the stadium. Bags will be checked at stadium entrances.
Concessions will be available prior to the concert at the top of La Playa Stadium.
ADDITIONAL STADIUM POLICIES
Smoking and illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the SBCC Campus and on all beaches and Waterfront Parking Lots.
Cellular phones are permitted, but must be silenced during the concert.
All pets are prohibited, unless they are service animals.
California state law prohibits the possession or control of any firearm (including but not limited to any facsimile firearm), deadly weapon, explosive device, fireworks, nunchakus, metal knuckles, shuriken, billy club, sap, or any other deadly weapon or prohibited knife and/or knives while on the property of the Santa Barbara City College campus, except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the Director of Security.
EXITING BY CAR DURING THE CONCERT
Shoreline Drive will be closed from Loma Alta Drive to Castillo Street from 7:15-9:30 pm. Access by car out of the Leadbetter East and West Lots will only be possible before 7:15 pm and after 9:30, except in a case of emergency. Should you need to exit the area by car between 7:15-9:30 pm, please go north from the stadium toward Cliff Drive.
Fireworks are scheduled at 9:15, deployed from a barge in the Pacific Ocean, viewable from the waterfront and La Playa Stadium.
TICKET OFFICE HOURS & LOCATION
Carsey Ticket Office: Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5:30 pm
1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108