Santa Barbara Symphony News

Finely Tuned Santa Barbara Symphony Marks 65-Year History with Focus on Future

February 04, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony celebrated its 65th anniversary last year by looking back at a rich history of storied performances. At the same time, the organization was looking forward to growing its educational programs and a host of diverse performance opportunities.

“We want to bring a musical experience, beautiful and powerful, to the people who live in Santa Barbara, to unite them through music, to enrich their lives through music,” Nir Kabaretti, the symphony’s music and artistic director, told Noozhawk.

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Santa Barbara Symphony Welcomes Daniel Burnham, Sarah Chrisman & Janet Garufis to Board of Directors

February 01, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony is honored to welcome Daniel Burnham, Sarah Chrisman and Janet Garufis, to the Board of Directors. The Symphony’s Board works to support the organization’s mission to enrich the community by creating powerful musical experiences performed with passion and excellence, and by providing indispensable music education and community engagement.

“I am thrilled to welcome these three community leaders to The Santa Barbara Symphony’s Board of Directors.” shared Kevin A. Marvin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony. “ Their experience and commitment to the arts in Santa Barbara is unparalleled, and as the Symphony continues our forward momentum providing the community with world class performances and programs, these leaders will be essential in guiding that vision.” 

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Beethoven’s Triple Press Release

January 30, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony Sets the Stage for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

Continuing its 65th Anniversary season, the Symphony presents a triad of works including Schwantner’s Chasing Light, Beethoven’s Triple, and Schuman’s Symphony No. 3

This February, The Santa Barbara Symphony continues their 65th Anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven’s Triple, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre.

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Pictures at an Exhibition - Film Preview

January 10, 2019

Take a glance at the preview of the film that will be playing alongside the Symphony on January 19 & 20.
Don't miss out on your opporunity to see this animated film in full, get your tickets today!

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Behind the music with Nir Kabaretti

January 04, 2019

Maestro Nir Kabaretti take you behind the music for our upcoming concert, Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Pictures at an Exhibition

December 31, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Pictures at an Exhibition, a Multisensory Performance Combining Music, Animation & Film

Kicking off the New Year in celebratory fashion, the Santa Barbara Symphony presents a one-of-a-kind, multimedia performance on January 19 & 20

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its 65th Anniversary season by kicking off the New Year with two performances of Pictures at an Exhibition, on January 19 at 8:00 pm and January 20 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. Maestro Nir Kabaretti will lead the Santa Barbara Symphony in a one-of-a-kind multimedia presentation of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring an animated film created by students and graduates at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Additionally, the symphony will perform Brahams' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring concertmaster Jessica Guideri and principal cellist, Trevor Handy.

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