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Santa Barbara Symphony Live Stream

Watch LIVE @ 3:30 PM PST on 08/23/2020! 

Our maestro, Nir Kabaretti, has put together a program that features special messages and performances from members of our Santa Barbara Symphony Family! 

This 30-minute program, produced by David Bazemore,shines a spotlight on students of all levels from their Music Education Center programs, including alumni. 

Please tune in LIVE for the chance to hear from all the Symphony’s various Music Education Center programs, including the Camerata Ensemble (beginner), the Philharmonia Orchestra (intermediate), and the Youth Symphony (advanced). They will also check in with some of their graduate students who are continuing their musical path into the professional world. This episode will also feature an exclusive clip from Lorenzo DeStefano’s documentary, “Hearing is Believing,” which is about a collaborative project between the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and local composer, Rachel Flowers, whose inspiring story is an incredible testimony of how the human spirit can overcome any obstacle.

Once again, our maestro, Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, hosts this latest episode, where he will be joined by Director of Music Education, Kristine Pacheco.

“We are proud to support students at all ages and levels of musical development,” says Kristine. “Despite not being together in person, it is an absolute joy to see students continue to grow and thrive through our continuum of music education programs.”

Want more?

Us, too!   Please enjoy all the videos posted below, and keep checking back here as we add new content to connect you to the music and musicians you love.  Do you have a member of the Symphony you'd like to see featured in a video during the pandemic? Send us your requests!  Now, more than ever, the Symphony is here for you right now, when we’re needed the most.  We thank you for your donations of support during these challenging times.

Past episodes of Sundays with the Symphony

July 19, 2020

Wed Jul 29, 2020; 12:00 am

Sunday, July 19, 2020

June 14, 2020


Sun Jun 14, 2020; 3:49 pm

Sunday, June 14, 2020

May 03, 2020

Sun May 3, 2020; 3:30 pm

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:30PM The music of beloved late Santa Barbara composer, Robin Frost will be featured.

April 19, 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020; 3:30 pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020

One-on-One with the Symphony

June 24, 2020

MEC Presents Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D

We’d like to share a little bit of the magic created by our students. Here’s Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, performed by students from all across our youth ensembles and arranged by Amy Hagen. Enjoy!

June 06, 2020

Maestro Nir Kabaretti Congratulates the Class of 2020

To all of our Music Education Center graduates, we salute you! Our maestro, Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti has a special message for our MEC students and all of our Santa Barbara community graduates.

June 05, 2020

Congratulations MEC Class of 2020

A special message from Santa Barbara Symphony Director of Education, Kristine Pacheco

June 04, 2020

Congratulations MEC Class of 2020

Congratulations MEC Class of 2020! Music has the power to heal and unite our community, now more than ever. The Santa Barbara Symphony is creating the next generation of leaders through music

May 28, 2020

One-on-One with the Santa Barbara Symphony: Kimberly Kebler

Hey Santa Barbara, we miss you! Here’s a special message from Kim Kebler, executive assistant extraordinaire and a key player in keeping the day-to-day business of the symphony running like clockwork. While we can’t meet in person, we are still coming together! Our board, staff and musicians cherish the connection we have with our community, and your unwavering support means so much. Now, more than ever, our mission is to enrich, educate…and share happy news and words of hope and positivity.

May 28, 2020

One-on-One with the Santa Barbara Symphony: Kristine Pacheco, Education Programs Manager and Teaching Artist

You Are The Reason! Our students continue to amaze and inspire us with their energy and resilience. Please watch this special message from Kristine Pacheco, the Education Programs Manager and Teaching Artist for the Santa Barbara Symphony. We couldn't keep the music alive without our teachers, conductors, students, and entire Santa Barbara Symphony Family!

May 28, 2020

One-on-One with the Santa Barbara Symphony: Elizabeth Cutright

Hello Santa Barbara! We're working hard to bring you new ways to share the music we love. Marketing Manager Elizabeth Cutright shares what we have in store for the summer!

May 28, 2020

One-On-One with the Santa Barbara Symphony: Warren Giles

If you've called the Symphony for information about tickets, subscriptions, events, and other happenings, then chances are you've spoken with our fabulous and amazing Patron and Marketing Services Associate Warren Giles. In this video, Warren talks about the powerful connection between our patrons and the Santa Barbara Symphony and how we're all looking out for each other during these challenging times!

May 28, 2020

One-on-One with the Santa Barbara Symphony: Kathryn Martin

So many wonderful plans are taking shape behind the scenes here at the Santa Barbara Symphony! We’d like to introduce you to the newest member to our team, Interim CEO, Kathryn R Martin - Leadership Transition Strategist & Coach. Kathryn brings a bounty of experience and a personal connection to the Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara community. You can read more about the transition in our leadership at the link below. Meanwhile, here’s a warm welcome video from Kathryn to catch you up on where we are and where we are headed.