[Casa Magazine] Beethoven the Great

November 24, 2014

Conducting the first two works of the evening from memory, conductor Nir Kabaretti offered an informal mini-history lesson before last Saturday night's performance by the Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada Theatre. Reminding this audience that Beethoven had studied composition with Haydn, Kabaretti illustrated the similarities, but also the generation gaps between the two geniuses by opening the program with Haydn's overture to the opera Armida, his last work in that genre.


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Junior Strings and Youth Symphony Fall 2014 Concerts

November 19, 2014

The Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and Junior Strings would like to invite you to their Fall Concerts!


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Discover the Life of Beethoven

November 04, 2014

Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Santa Barbara Symphony and special guest artist Caroline Goulding through the life of Ludwig Van Beethoven, from his early days as a student studying with Haydn, through one of his greatest masterpieces, the Violin Concerto, in the November concert.

“Beethoven: Student to Master” will be held in The Granada Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

Kabaretti will guide us on a journey from the work that inspired Beethoven through some of his most influential and popular works. Kabaretti opens with Haydn’s Overture to Armida, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, and finally, Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, which rounds out the evening with one of the most important works of the violin concerto repertoire.

“In this concert we will explore the life and inspiration behind some of Beethoven’s most notable pieces,” Kabaretti said. “Young violinist Caroline Goulding will breathe life into one of Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces, the Violin Concerto.”


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[Noozhawk] Santa Barbara Symphony to Open New Season with Weekend Concerts

October 20, 2014

The Santa Barbara Symphony, conducted by Nir Kabaretti, opens its 2014-15 season with a veritable flood of romantic music, in concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Granada Theatre.

The guest artist for these concerts will be the sensational young Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter.


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[Scene Magazine] Taking Chopin mountain, for starters

October 17, 2014

Argentina-born pianist Ingrid Fliter opens the Santa Barbara Symphony Season with a Chopin solo and more

In the summer of 2012, one of many bold impressions made under the auspices of the Music Academy of the West's musical thicket was a recital by the highly regarded pianist Ingrid Fliter, who made beautiful and ruggedly disciplined music of a program highlighted by Chopin (a specialty of hers) and Beethoven. This weekend at the Granada, local audiences will get a chance to observe the Argentina-born and NYC/Milan-based pianist in another perspective, when she takes on Chopin's Piano Concerto #2, in the opening concert of the new Santa Barbara Symphony Season.


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Santa Barbara Symphony Appoints Anderson Interim GM

October 15, 2014

The Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Anderson to the post of Interim General Manager. Anderson currently serves as Director of Operations and Artistic Administration for the organization. During the Symphony’s search process for an Executive Director, Anderson will continue in her current position while also taking responsibility for the organization’s day-to-day operations.

“The Santa Barbara Symphony has an outstanding and talented team of professionals in all areas,” said Board President Arthur Swalley. “With Susan’s extensive background and steady leadership, the decision to invite her to lead the team in the interim was an easy one.”