Musicians to Compete for Scholarships

Mirah Ray of San Anselmo

Six high school seniors will compete for Westmont music scholarships at the third annual Music Guild Competition on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Westmont’s Deane Chapel on lower campus. The event is free and open to the public. The winner of the Guild Scholarship, who’ll be announced immediately following the event, will receive… [Continue Reading]

Choral Concert Features Mozart, Haydn

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The Westmont Choral Masterworks Concert features two great works of the classic period, one from the mind of a 13-year-old genius and the other the crowning work of an old master, on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 305 East Anapamu St. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door,… [Continue Reading]

‘Insect Comedy’ Crawls onto SB Stage

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Nineteen student actors and the same creative team behind the national award-winning 2013 production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” stages “The Insect Comedy or The World We Live In” Feb. 27 and March 6 at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 5 at 8 p.m., and March 7 at 2 p.m., all in Westmont’s Porter… [Continue Reading]

Orchestra, Singers to Perform Concerto

Junior pianist Aaron Wilk

The Westmont Orchestra performs works by Leonard Bernstein, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini and Franz Liszt at the Concerto Concert on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room and Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10 and students are free. Tickets… [Continue Reading]

Exhibition Highlights Rembrandt, Jews

Rembrandt's "Triumph of Mordecai"

Westmont features 21 Rembrandt etchings in an exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection,” Feb. 12-March 28 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (805) 565-6162. The show also includes a drawing by… [Continue Reading]

Play Explores ‘Variations’ of Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’

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Westmont graduating seniors Brynn Mitchell, Elaine Pazaski and James Wong present a fresh, fierce homage to the central characters of Anton Chekhov’s classic, “The Seagull,” in “The Nina Variations” by Stephen Dietz on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The play, directed by Mitchell with scenography by Wong… [Continue Reading]

Music, Theater Offer Opera Classics

Soprano Christine Nathanson

The Westmont Theater and Music Departments, which won three national awards for the 2013 co-production of “Pirates of Penzance,” combine forces for “An Evening of One-Act Opera Classics” on Jan. 30-31 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 1 at 3 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. Tickets, which cost $15 general admission and $10 students/seniors/children, can be… [Continue Reading]

Dance Concert ‘Unfolding’ at Westmont

Senior Prudence Gordon

The Westmont Fall Dance Concert, “Unfolding,” which features choreography by students and faculty members Susan Alexander, Christina Sanchez and Brooklyn Hughes Melton, is Friday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., all in Porter Theatre. General admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and children. Tickets may… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Hosts California Premier of Tire Sculptor

Chakaia Booker

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, hosts the West Coast premiere exhibition of internationally famous sculptor Chakaia Booker Dec. 11-Jan. 31. A free, public opening reception with Booker is Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition features about two dozen of Booker’s reinvented rubber tire sculptures and works… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Fest Celebrates 10 Years in SB

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The Westmont Christmas Festival, one of the most popular holiday events in Santa Barbara, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with performances Dec. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 6-7 at 3 p.m. all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets to “Behold I am Making All Things New,” which cost $15 apiece,… [Continue Reading]