Santa Barbara Symphony Performances

2019-20 Season

kabaretti conducts

Mozart & Mahler


Nir Kabaretti, conductor

Anya Matanovič, soprano

Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165, Julia Wolfe: Fuel for Strings, Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Mozart & Mahler

The Symphony is thrilled to welcome American Soprano Anya Matanovič to the stage this concert weekend.* Anya made her professional opera debut as Mimì in the Los Angeles commercial engagement of Baz Luhrmann’s Tony Award-winning production of La bohème and joins the Santa Barbara Symphony with her signature thrilling vocal color for a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s joyous and virtuosic religious motet Exsultate Jubilate and Mahler's 4th Symphony. The recipient of several prestigious honors, including a Pulitzer Prize, contemporary composer Julia Wolfe draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres. Julia Wolfe composed Fuel for Strings in 2007 as a joint project with filmmaker Bill Morrison and is the result of a commission from the European string orchestra Ensemble Resonanz. Gustav Mahler’s wondrous Symphony No. 4 is the most accessible of his works. Warm and lyrical, it combines deliberate simplicity with a wealth of invention.

*The Symphony was notified on November 7, 2019, that Lana Kos would be unable to perform as previously scheduled due to illness.

Program Notes

Saturday, November 16, 2019; 8:00 pm

Sunday, November 17, 2019; 3:00 pm

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Generously sponsored by:
Artist Sponsor - Christine A. Green
Selection Sponsor - Sam and Alene Hedgpeth
Selection Sponsor - Dr. Robert W. Weinman