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New Year’s Eve Pops

November 29, 2018

Ring in the New Year with Santa Barbara Symphony’s Motown Take on New Year’s Eve Pops!

Under the baton of guest conductor Bob Bernhardt, vocalists join the Santa Barbara Symphony to perform classic Motown hits in “Dancing in the Streets: The Music of Motown and More”

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its beloved tradition of New Year’s Eve Pops, this year featuring the magic of the music from Motown, with  Dancing in the Streets: The Music of Motown and More, A Symphonic Tribute to Motown on Monday, December 31st from 8:30 -10:30 pm, at the historic Granada Theatre.

Bob Bernhardt returns as guest conductor for this festive New Year’s Eve tradition.  This year the musical celebration also features the soulful vocals of three talented artists, American Idol finalist Michael Lynche; Broadway veteran Chester Gregory, who has starred on Broadway as Berry Gordy in Motown the Musical, and toured nationally with Dreamgirls and Sister Act;  and New York City-based vocalist and songwriter Shayna Steele. Alongside the Santa Barbara Symphony, these talented vocalists will perform authentic arrangements and popular favorites including Dancing in the Street, Let’s Groove Tonight and Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours, channeling all the great Motown artists like Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and more!


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