Sunday, May 18, 2008

Feature: Carmina Burana in 13 days

In 13 days:

125 singers
24 poems
8 timpani
3 tambourines
3 bells
3 glockenspiels
2 snare drums
An assorted collection of

bass drum
antique cymbals
crash cymbals
suspended cymbals
sleigh bells
tubular bells

1 very nervous tenor
State Street Ballet

Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. William Soleau's choreography.

Tickets available now at the Granada Theatre.

News: Two new board members join State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet welcomes its two newest board members: Arlyn Goldsby and Benjamin Jerry Cohen.

Arlyn Goldsby is the owner of Objects in Montecito, the eclectic boutique on Coast Village Road. She was on the Board of Women’s Economic Ventures and very much involved with the Compeer Program at the Music Academy of the West. She and her husband Marlowe support Cottage Hospital, and the building of the new Granada Theatre.

Her interest in ballet was stimulated by her grandfather who had a box at the Metropolitan Opera. Every year from the age of eight, she traveled from Cleveland, Ohio to New York to watch the opera and to see her aunt who was a ballerina with the Corps de Ballet at the Metropolitan and also the Ballet Russe.

Benjamin J. Cohen is Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been a member of the Political Science Department since 1991. He was educated at Columbia University, earning a PhD in Economics in 1963. He has worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1962-1964) and has taught at Princeton University (1964-1971) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1971-1991). A specialist in the political economy of international money and finance, he serves on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and is the author of twelve books, including most recently The Geography of Money (1998), The Future of Money (2004), and International Political Economy: An Intellectual History (2008). He has won numerous awards and in 2000 was named Distinguished Scholar of the year by the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association.

Since 1999 he has served on the Board of Directors of the Music Academy of the West, where he has been Treasurer for the past seven years. He also serves on the Board of the Channel City Club. He and his wife, the historian Jane Sherron De Hart, have been long-time subscribers to the State Street Ballet, which they regard as one of Santa Barbara’s prime cultural assets.