CAMA at Home

In this issue...

  • Friday, October 9, 10:00AM (and available thereafter)—LA Phil: Sound/Stage Episode No. 3
  • Friday, October 9, 5:00PM—CAMA Classic Cocktails No. 2
  • Saturday, October 17, 7:00PM—Santa Barbara Symphony: Cabaret with Kabaretti
  • Wednesday, October 7, 4:30PM—Carnegie Hall: 130th Anniversary Opening Night

LA Phil | Sound/Stage: Episode 3 | October 9, 2020

Friday, October 9 at soundstage 

Episode 3 of SOUND/STAGE
Episode begins streaming 10:00AM each Friday


CAMA’s long-time sister organization, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has created Sound/Stage, a nine-part series that is being streamed for free from the LA Phil’s website, continuing this Friday, October 9 with Episode 3 and through Episode 9 on November 30.  

As CAMA is unable to offer live orchestral concerts this season, we encourage you to join us in viewing this innovative project recently filmed on the vast stage of the beloved Hollywood Bowl, with no audience and with the film crew and musicians masked and safely separated.

As you know, CAMA and the LA Phil share a history of being founded in 1919 and have partnered to present world-class music each year in Santa Barbara for over a century. Our pasts and futures are closely tied, and we both look forward to another century of close collaboration. The Sound/Stage project was an expensive endeavor, and CAMA encourages you to support the LA Phil with a contribution to the PLAY YOUR PART fundraising campaign.

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel.

Producing SOUND/STAGE involved re-thinking how the orchestra performs to keep everyone safe. All performers and support staff were tested for COVID-19 in the days before filming with drive-thru tests given in the Hollywood Bowl parking lot. To allow for the facial cues that are inherent to Gustavo Dudamel’s conducting style, he was placed further away from the front musicians closest to him to so he could remove his mask. Performers were filmed by a total of six cameras that combined Steadicam operators among the musicians, a 50-foot crane, two newly made 10-foot towers in the audience, and one camera mounted on an aerial drone.


Power to the People!

A continuation of the LA Phil’s Power to the People! festival that was cut short by COVID-19, this episode pays tribute to Black voices and excellence, ranging from William Grant Still’s expression of pride to Jessie Montgomery’s reimagining of the national anthem for a 21st-century America to vocalist Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” which has become an unofficial anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement.

ANDRA DAY, vocalist

WILLIAM GRANT STILL: “Sorrow” from Symphony No.1, “Afro-American”
“Rise Up” performed by ANDRA DAY

CAMA Classic Cocktails

Photo by Nell Campbell 

CAMA Classic Cocktails

CAMA Classic Cocktails continues via Zoom every Friday at 5:00PM, coinciding with the weekly concert release of Sound/Stage by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, through November 20.

Women’s Board President Deborah Bertling will welcome all and mix the Classic Cocktail of the week. Dr. David Malvinni will share his insights on the program. The gathering will include a trivia game; and yes—a prize will be awarded to the winner!

RSVP on the registration link below before to receive the Zoom link.

Cocktail Recipe of the Week

Black Walnut Old-Fashioned

2 oz. whiskey
3-4 dashes black walnut bitters
½ tsp. brown sugar
orange peel (for aromatics and garnish)
large ice cube (a few regular ones is OK, too)
1. Prepare low ball glass with large (or a few regular) ice cube.
2. Add whiskey, bitters and sugar to mixing glass with ice and stir for 20‑30 seconds. Strain into prepared glass.
3. Slice off the orange peel, twist over glass to release some of the oils and place the orange peel on top of the ice cube.
Note: Try maple syrup in place of the brown sugar for another layer of flavor and depth.

   —Hosted by the CAMA Women’s Board

Santa Barbara Symphony — Cabaret with Kabaretti

Santa Barbara Symphony — Cabaret with Kabaretti

CAMA is delighted to share news of the Santa Barbara Symphony's upcoming October 17 livestream concert event! We encourage everyone to attend and support our local symphony orchestra!


Cabaret with Kabaretti

Saturday, October 17, 7:00PM
(pre-concert events begin at 6:30PM)

A Joint Special Event with the Santa Barbara Symphony and The Granada Theatre to Kick Off the 2020/2021 Season

Join the Santa Barbara Symphony and The Granada Theatre for a night on the town from the comfort (and safety) of your own home!

Broadway star Lisa Vroman

The Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nir Kabaretti

Hosted by singer & actress Leslie Zemeckis

Recorded on stage, this livestream event kicks off a new and unprecedented season at The Granada Theatre while also celebrating the resilience of our Santa Barbara arts community. This concert reflects the determination of the performing arts providers who make The Granada their home to safely continue bringing our community the profound joy and healing of the greatest arts and culture. This project is also a joint fundraiser to help sustain both the Symphony and The Granada Theatre.

Our host, singer-actress Leslie Zemeckis, guides us through a program of favorites from the Great American Songbook. Soprano vocalist and Broadway star Lisa Vroman thrills and inspires with classics from Gershwin, Berlin, and Lloyd Webber.

See and hear The Symphony at home at The Granada like never before, as we showcase our new livestream format featuring performances, interviews, and 360-degree access to our musicians, both onstage and backstage.

Plus more benefits and surprises planned, including pre-show interactions, live audience chats, a signature cocktail, and an exclusive dinner menu from Duo Catering. Get ready for a night you'll never forget!

Tickets are available EXCLUSIVELY through the Santa Barbara Symphony website. If you have additional questions, please call (805) 898‑9386 or email

Go to Symphony website for tickets and information

At a Glance: You’re Invited to Opening Night!
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall | At a Glance
Wednesday, October 7
7:30PM (Eastern) / 4:30PM (Pacific)

Carnegie Hall Opening Night
130th Anniversary Season

A Virtual Gala Celebration

Jon Batiste
Joyce DiDonato
Gustavo Dudamel
Michael Feinstein
Renée Fleming
Rhiannon Giddens and Our Native Daughters
Angélique Kidjo
Lang Lang
Wynton Marsalis
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
James Taylor
Michael Tilson Thomas

and more!

Experience a new kind of Carnegie Hall premiere with our first-ever Virtual Gala Celebration! Join the Carnegie Hall community in New York City, across the United States, and around the globe for Opening Night of our 130th Anniversary Season. Join the conversation through live chat on Facebook and YouTube during the free program!

Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

Opening Night Gala Supporting Sponsor: Kirkland & Ellis LLP