UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2023-2024 Season

By Giving List Staff   |   July 31, 2023

Single (non-subscription) tickets for UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2023-2024 season go on sale Friday, August 4 at 10:00AM.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents its 2023-2034 season of world-class cultural and artistic events, from stimulating lectures and animated conversations with today’s thought leaders to brilliant performances by the world’s most accomplished dancers, singers, musicians and performers. Single (non-subscription) tickets for UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2023-2024 season go on sale Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m.

The 2023-2024 season begins on Sunday, October 1 with a concert and opening night festivities featuring the Santa Barbara debut of five-time Grammy-winner Jacob Collier. The spectacular opening week continues with the Martha Graham Dance Company on October 4 and Americana heroes Nickel Creek and special guest Hawktail on October 8. The classical super trio of Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Lisa Batiashvili and Gautier Capuçon arrive on October 10 to kick off another extraordinary season of the Great Performances series. 

On October 25, New York City Ballet star Tiler Peck brings her highly acclaimed Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends to town for its West Coast Premiere. Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth returns on November 5, and the Silkroad Ensemble, now under the direction of 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music winner Rhiannon Giddens, presents the West Coast Premiere of their American Railroad project on November 9. Popular author and Penn Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant will speak on the topic of hidden potential on November 16. On February 1, legendary soprano Reneé Fleming appears in a recital, and on February 21, Pico Iyer welcomes bestselling author of The Covenant of WaterDr. Abraham Verghese. Jazz great Herbie Hancock brings an allstar band on April 17. 

With more than 45 thrilling experiences to choose from, there’s sure to be something that appeals to every member of your household. To secure the best seats and have access to the most popular events, now is the time to make your plans and purchase your tickets. 

Subscriptions to curated series and the opportunity to create your own series remain available, as do associated discounts of up to 25%. 

To order tickets, call the UCSB Arts & Lectures box office at (805) 893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu beginning Friday, August 4 at 10 a.m.


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