Santa Barbara Symphony Performances

2020-21 Season


A True Violinist for the 21st Century


Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Gilles Apap, violin
Jessica Guideri, violin
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Winner, violin
Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Guest Musicians

Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 Violins
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Mozart + Gilles Apap

Gilles Apap returns to perform with the Symphony, where he served as our concertmaster for a decade. Hailed as a true violinist of the 21st century by Yehudi Menuhin, Gilles has built an international reputation for combining musical styles as diverse as old-time American, Irish, and Gypsy fiddling within the construct of the classical repertoire.

Equally at home with Bartok and bluegrass, Mozart and the music of the Bulgarian ghettos, Gilles Apap is a violinist who defies categorisation.” —Josef Woodard

Saturday, March 20, 2021; 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 21, 2021; 3:00 pm

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Generously sponsored by:
Season Corporate Sponsor - Montecito Bank & Trust
Artist Sponsor - Sam & Alene Hedgpeth
Selection Sponsor - Susan Aberle
Selection Sponsor - Barbara Burger & Paul Munch