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[Independent] Winter Arts Preview

January 09, 2014

Pianist Hélène Grimaud gave an outstanding recital performance at the Lobero in November 2011 as part of the CAMA Masterseries, and now she’s coming back to perform as soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony on the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor of Johannes Brahms. Grimaud is a 2013 Grammy-nominated Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, and her recent double CD of the two Brahms concertos appeared this year to widespread acclaim.


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[Carpinteria Coastal View News] Music Van instrumental to education

January 08, 2014

A visit from Santa Barbara Symphony's Music Van had Aliso and Summerland School third-graders anxious to sample all the instrumetns that make the music in an orchestra. The students were able to test woodwinds, strings and bass to learn how the instruments produce music.


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[Independent] Review: S.B. Symphony New Year’s Eve Pops Concert

January 07, 2014

Guests Included Maestro Bob Bernhardt and State Street Ballet Dancers

You know it’s a pops concert when the night starts out with a resounding patriotic march. And you know it’s a New Year’s Eve Pops concert when the paper-tiara- and sparkly-part- hat-wearing throng sings along using alternate lyrics that begin with the phrase “Be kind to your web-footed friends.”


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[News-Press} Ending on a light note

January 05, 2014

Santa Barbara Symphony's New Year's Eve concert buzzes Granada

As has been the tradition for 20 years now, the otherwise serious music-minded Santa Barbara Symphony let its collective hair down and treated its audience to a night of merry-making on New Year's Eve at The Granada. With the usual party mix of music from Hollywood, Broadway and classical morsels, the concert made for a briskly-paced and sharply-played yearly exit strategy, of the orchestral lite, pops-colored sort.


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[Noozhawk] Pop Goes Santa Barbara Symphony for New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2013

The Santa Barbara Symphony will hold its New Year's Eve Pops Concert/Party at 8:30 p.m. on the evening in question — Tuesday — in the Granada Theatre.

The engaging Robert Bernhardt, head of the Pops division of the indispensable Louisville Orchestra (and baseball fan), returns to guest-conduct the symphony in a program of Broadway hits and Hollywood blockbuster scores. There will also be ballroom dancing by couples from the State Street Ballet. And of course, party hats and noisemakers will be available for all.


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[Casa Magazine] Guest Conductor Bob Bernhardt - The Hollywood Connection

December 30, 2013

With party hats and noisemakers provided at the door, the upcoming Santa Barbara Symphony New Year's Eve Pops Concert at the Granada Theatre Tuesday night promises to be a blast--pun intended. It's the one concert of the year when the audience gets to make rowdy noises back at the orchsetra with their kazoos, and generally enjoy some mischief. Guest Conductor Bob Bernhardt returns to the podium for his third pops concert roustabout with locals, and he can't wait.


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