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[Family Life Magazine] Together Again! SB Symphony & State Street Ballet for Premiere of Firebird

January 31, 2013

By Santa Barbara Family Life

State Street Ballet’s Kate Kadow is a dancer’s image Stravinsky may have had in mind when he wrote The Firebird Suite. Don’t miss a Santa Barbara Symphony/State Street Ballet collaboration of choreographer William Soleau’s fresh take on the ballet at the February symphony concert.

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[Casa Magazine] How Slow the Wind

January 25, 2013

By Daniel Kepl, Casa Magazine

The Santa Barbara Symphony opened it’s 2013 season last weekend at the Granada Theatre with an imaginative program that featured a pair of internationally recognized guest soloists, both good friends of our community, and included two disparate but equally descriptive works for orchestra.

Conductor Nir Kabaretti was in excellent form at Sunday afternoon’s performance, and after a tasteful mini-explication to the audience, began the concert with eleven minutes of neo-Debussy, post-Lou Harrison, and quasi-minimalist, texture-laden earth vibe: Toru Takemitsu’s vaporously impressionistic How Slow the Wind, composed in 1991. The piece was spell binding, replicating the aural experiences we’ve all had while standing quietly in a wind-rustling forest, or pondering the depths of the deep blue sea.

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