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April 12, 2001

* Strings--The respected Penderecki String Quartet will perform today at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Program: works by Mozart, Bartok and Brahms. The ensemble performs regularly at Carnegie Hall and around the world. Museum members, $9; nonmembers, $12. 884-6427.

* Cello-Piano--Cellist David Finckel, a longtime member of the Emerson String Quartet, and pianist Wu Han will perform today at 8 p.m. at UC Santa Barbara's Campbell Hall. Program: works by Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Bruce Adolphe. $19-$25. 893-3535.

* Dance--Theatre UCSB, UC Santa Barbara's Department of Dramatic Art/Division of Dance, will stage its "Spring Dances 2001" on campus at Hatlen Theatre. Show times: today-Saturday, 8 p.m. The program includes choreography by faculty members and students. $16 general, $12 senior citizens and students. 893-3535.

* Screening--UC Santa Barbara's Arts & Lectures will present "An Evening With John Cleese" and a screening of Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the campus' Campbell Hall. Cleese will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening. $20 general, $10. Proceeds will benefit the university's department of film studies. 893-3535.

* Vocalist--Jazz notable Shirley Horn will perform with her trio Friday at 8 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. Horn's latest project, "I Remember Miles," is an homage to her friend, mentor and fan, Miles Davis. In the 1960s, the famed trumpeter insisted that Horn open for him at the legendary Village Vanguard jazz club. $28-$38. 963-0761.

* Concert--RedStar Productions will host an installment of its monthly "Presidio Acoustic Series" Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Presidio, 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. The series showcases emerging artists. Performers: Lorna Hunt, Heather Stevenson and Steve Fort. $10. 563-2508.

* Words--Speaking of Stories will continue its "Fine Actors Perform Great Writers" series Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. British actor John Cleese will be joined by Benjamin Bottoms and Margaret Kemp to read works by W. Somerset Maugham, Alice Walker and Jack London. $13-$22.50. 963-0761.

* Eclectic--The Santa Barbara-based new music consortium Current Sounds will perform Monday at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara. Program: Lou Diemer's Psalm Interpretations for Organ; Jean Francaix's Suite for solo Flute; William Bolcom's Nine Bagatelles for solo Piano. $10 general, $5 senior citizens and students. 968-7845.

* Classical--The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will be joined by guest trumpeter Timothy Morrison on Tuesday at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara. Morrison will perform in Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat. The program will include works by Mozart and Bizet. Show time: 8 p.m. $30, $35.963-0761.

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