Symphony News

[Noozhawk] Santa Barbara Symphony to Welcome New Year With Pops Concert

December 31, 2015

Once again, as Dec. 31 looms, we are faced with choosing where we are to spend the hours between dinner and midnight, and once again, the Santa Barbara Symphony offers its elegant and cozy solution: its reliably delightful New Year's Eve Pops Concert, which — after a half hour or so of greeting and mingling — will start at 8:30 p.m.in the Granada Theatre.

The Symphony's special guest artist will be soprano Lisa Vroman, of Phantom of the Opera fame.


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[Bravo California] An interview with soprano Lisa Vroman

December 30, 2015

By Daniel Kepl, Bravo California
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An interview with soprano Lisa Vroman about her upcoming performance with the Santa Barbara Symphony on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31st at 8:30pm in the Granada Theatre


[Casa Magazine] Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

December 29, 2015


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Santa Barbara Symphony Will Perform World Premiere of Cristian Carrara’s ‘Machpelah’

December 14, 2015

Concerts on January 16 and 17 also will include Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Handel’s ‘Water Music,’ and Gabrieli’s ‘Sacrae symphoniae.’ 

Santa Barbara, CA — The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will present the world premiere of Machpelah, the newest work by brilliant young Italian composer Cristian Carrara, on Saturday, January 16, at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. Featuring guest artists Francesca Dego (violin) and Robert deMaine (principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic), the performance will take place at 8 pm, followed by an encore concert at 3 pm on Sunday, January 17. Tickets are now available.


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[KCLU] Symphony Brings Music Appreciation To Santa Barbara County Elementary Schools With Music Van

December 08, 2015

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With many Central and South Coast school districts having limited resources for arts programs, a local orchestra is doing its part to introduce music to younger generations.

The Santa Barbara Symphony’s Music Van is giving thousands of third graders in the region the chance to hold, touch, and to even play orchestral instruments.

KCLU’S Lance Orozco caught up with the music van in Carpinteria.


Santa Barbara Symphony to Present New Year’s Eve Pops Concert

November 30, 2015

Soprano Lisa Vroman will take part in a fun program of enduring favorites at the Granada Theatre

Santa Barbara, CA — The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will usher in the year 2016 with a rousing New Year’s Eve pops concert at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. Featuring a guest appearance by award-winning soprano Lisa Vroman, and a program of popular classics and favorites from stage and screen, the performance will begin at 8:30 pm. Tickets are now available.

In addition to works by Gershwin, Berlin, and Strauss, musical selections will include well-known passages from The Phantom of the Opera, Back to the Future, and Star Wars.  


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