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Annual Music Academy Gala of the West
Photos by:  Baron Spafford
 
Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne.  Photo by:  Baron Spafford
Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne
 
Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne Team Up Again for
Annual Music Academy Gala

Cabaret, the Music Academy of the West's Signature benefit,
took place on August 7, at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in
Santa Barbara

www.musicacademy.org
 
Anne De Rosa, Carol Burnett and Scott Reed.  Photo by:  Baron Spafford
Anne De Rosa, Carol Burnett and Scott Reed
Janet Garufis, President and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust, Michael Towbes, Chairman and Owner of Montecito Bank and Trust and Anne Towbes.  Photo by:  Baron Spafford
Janet Garufis, President and CEO of Montecito Bank and Trust, Michael Towbes, Chairman and Owner of Montecito Bank and Trust and Anne Towbes
Lily Hahn, Belle Cohen and Jen Forazanda.  Photo by:  Baron Spafford
Lily Hahn, Belle Cohen and Jen Forazanda
                   

 

Santa Barbara, CA  Iconic television star Carol Burnett once again lent her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West’s Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser which benefited the Music Academy’s full-scholarship program. The beloved performer teamed up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists that headlined this year’s Cabaret, which took place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. 

In addition to cocktails and a gourmet dinner, Cabaret featured the Academy’s gifted Voice Fellows who performed an entertaining array of popular music ranging from classical and jazz to Broadway and pop. Gerald Sternbach, whose extensive performance credits include serving as an award-winning music director as well as an accompanist for the likes of Ms. Burnett, Julie Andrews, and Kelsey Grammer, once again oversaw the event’s musical-revue-style production. Also featuring a live auction, Cabaret is an annual favorite among local philanthropists and one of the most anticipated benefits of the year.

 

A resident of Montecito, Ms. Burnett is widely known for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 years and garnered 25 Emmy Awards. Her numerous honors include 12 People’s Choice Awards – more than any other actress – eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was awarded the Kennedy Center’s prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in October and has been inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.Ms. Burnett has penned two NewYork Times bestsellers, This TimeTogether: Laughter and Reflection and her autobiography, One More Time, as well as a new memoir, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story, which was released last year. She received her first Grammy nomination in 2011 for the audiobook version of This Time Together, and was nominated again for the audiobook version of Carrie and Me. She joined Cabaret’s artistic team as creative contributor in 2012.

Ms. Horne, who has directed the Academy's renowned Voice Program since 1997, has been called the “Star-Spangled Singer” and “the Heifetz of singers.” In the words of esteemed KUSC commentator and host Jim Svejda, she is “America’s greatest living singer.” Ms. Horne’s distinguished career has garnered her numerous honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Gramophone magazine. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1995, received the National Medal of Arts in 1992, and has been inducted into the American Classical Music and Hollywood Bowl halls of fame. She was named a National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors recipient in 2009. Ms. Horne has performed in more than 1,300 recitals, made well over 100 recordings, and received three Grammy Awards. 

As resident music director of the company Reprise! Broadway’s Best for six seasons, Mr. Sternbach earned nine Ovation Award nominations (winning in 2006) in addition to six Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nominations (the organization honored him in 2007, 2008, and 2011) and three Garland Awards. His numerous credits include serving as associate conductor for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Merlin, and The Tap Dance Kid (all on Broadway), and conducting the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance starring Melissa Manchester. Mr. Sternbach also served as onstage pianist for Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, at the Geffen Playhouse, and has participated in numerous star-studded benefit events. This is his sixth summer as musical director for Cabaret.

 

Leatrice Luria served as honorary chair for this year’s Cabaret. A longtime supporter of the Music Academy, Mrs. Luria has been pivotal to the Academy’s development in recent years. Her family has contributed significantly to the Music Academy’s long-range capital improvement campaign, including the lead gift to help fund construction of the Luria Education Center, the Academy’s multifunction educational facility named in honor of her and late husband Eli. The Music Academy conferred upon her the honorary title of Emeritus Director in 2006. The title is the highest honor bestowed upon former Music Academy Board directors.

 

Merryl Brown Events produced this year’s Cabaret gala. Early corporate sponsors include Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, Frank Schipper Construction Co., Montecito Bank & Trust, and PMSM Architects. Table sponsorships are available starting at $5,000. Single tickets cost $1,000, $500, and $300 each. For ticket pricing, sponsorship opportunities, and related information, call 695-7918.

 

The Music Academy’s 67th season also included a new production of Georges Bizet’s popular opera Carmen as well as the Academy debut of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert’s 2014 residency under a new multiyear partnership with the Philharmonic will include conducting members of the Academy Festival Orchestra at the Lobero Theatre on July 26. Additional season highlights will include performances by cellist Joshua Roman and pianist Stephen Hough, as well as conducting turns by Joshua Weilerstein, James Gaffigan, and Thomas Adès. Featuring the Academy’s exceptionally talented Fellows, together with illustrious guest performers and faculty, the events will be presented in venues throughout Santa Barbara.

 

Founded in 1947, the Music Academy of the West is among the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. The Academy provides these promising musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and frequent performance under the guidance of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists. Admission to the Academy is strictly merit based, and Fellows receive full scholarships (tuition, room, and board). Academy alumni are members of major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, ensembles, opera companies, and university and conservatory faculties throughout the world. Many enjoy careers as prominent solo artists. Based in Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West presents morethan 200 public events annually, including performances by faculty, visiting artists, and Fellows; masterclasses; orchestra and chamber music concerts; and fully staged opera. The Music Academy began broadcasting live, high-definition simulcasts by the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera at Hahn Hall in October 2008. For more information, visit  www.musicacademy.org

 

 

 

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