Fandango Picante

Fandango Picante


As a reminder, this concert is rescheduled from its original dates in January.

For those patrons who are Sunday matinee ticket holders, please note, the NEW TIME is 4:00 pm.

For those who had tickets for Saturday night, you will now attend on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 pm

Your original ticket will still work for these rescheduled concerts. If you need a reprint, please contact the Granada Box office at (805) 899-2222. 

If you do not yet have seats for either of these concerts, tickets are still available.

Sunday, May 1 | 4:00pm

Thursday, May 5 | 7:30pm

The Granada Theatre.

Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers ignites the stage in a program of Mexican and Spanish- inspired music, featuring Fandango – written for her by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez and here’s what said about this new work:

“In 2018 I received an email from violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, a wonderful musician, where she proposed to me the possibility of writing a work for violin and orchestra that had to do with Mexican music. The proposal interested and fascinated me from that very moment, not only because of Maestra Meyers emotional aesthetic proposal but also because of my admiration for her musicality, virtuosity and, above all, for her courage in proposing a concert so out of the ordinary. I had already tried, unsuccessfully, to compose a violin concerto some 20 years earlier with ideas that were based on the Mexican Fandango. I had known this music since I was a child, listening to it in the cinema, on the radio and listening to my father, a mariachi violinist, (Arturo Márquez Sr.) interpret huastecos and mariachi music. Also since the 90’s I have been admiring the Fandango all throughout Mexico.”


Georges Bizet | Selections from Carmen Suite

Arturo Márquez | Danzón No. 2  

Arturo Márquez | Fandango Violin Concerto

Rimsky-Korsakov | Capriccio Espagnol

The Artists

Nir Kabaretti, conductor

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Sample the Repertoire

COVID-19 Notice

Please note: The safety of our patrons, artists, orchestra members, and staff is our top priority. Therefore we are complying with the Granada Theatre’s Covid Safety protocols. Concert goers must show proof of vaccine or negative covid test, and all patrons must wear masks inside the theatre. Learn more important details about the Granada’s Covid requirements here.

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.


Anne Akiko Meyers


Anne Akiko Meyers is an international artist renowned for her impassioned music-making, technical brilliance and compelling stage presence. She has soloed with major orchestras from around the world, including the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed on television in many live concerts and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. She has been a consistent champion of living composers’ works, a noted interpreter of traditional repertoire, and in 1993 was the sole recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2021/22 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Ann Jackson Family Foundation --
Selection Sponsors
-- Shelley & Mark Bookspan --
-- Barbara Burger & Paul E. Munch --
-- Libby & Stephen Erickson --
-- Stefan & Christine Riesenfeld --

2021/22 Concert Season Sponsor

Sarah & Roger Chrisman

Corporate Season Sponsor

Grand Venue Sponsor

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