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Concert Apéritif Series

Concert Apéritif Series

Maestro Nir Kabaretti curated a series of seven house concerts to celebrate The Symphony’s milestone 70th Anniversary and to bring music lovers together in intimate and exclusive settings.

Each event featured a 60-minute concert with visiting guest artists who performed during concert week with the Orchestra or The Symphony’s own superb musicians. Guests were treated to musical selections thoughtfully chosen by the Maestro to reflect the hosts and their unique homes!

Held in magical, private residences, generously donated by Symphony hosts, each of these one-of-a-kind events was held around sunset and included heavy appetizers, libations, and plenty of time to talk with Nir, the musicians and each other!

To join upcoming events or for more information,
please contact Juli Askew at
(805) 898-8785 or jaskew@thesymphony.org

Concert Apéritif #7 - May 11, 2023
Hosted and sponsored by Todd & Allyson Aldrich
Guest Artist violinist Philippe Quint 
 
 
 
 
Concert Apéritif #6 - April 30, 2023
Hosted and sponsored by Rachel Kaganoff Stern, Board Member, and Tessa Kaganoff
Gilles Apap & Friends: Chris Judge, guitar and Brendon Staton, bass
 
 
 
 
Concert Apéritif #5 - March 30, 2023

Hosted and sponsored by Drs. Fred & Linda Wudl at Seaside Gardens
The Santa Barbara Symphony Brass Quintet:
Jon Lewis, Trumpet; Dusty McKinney, Trumpet; Melia Badalian, Horn; and Luke Storm, Tuba

Post-Event Newsletter with Photos

Montecito Journal Article

Video Memento by Juli Askew

Concert Apéritif #4 - February 15, 2023

Hosted by John Whitehurst at his home, Sage Hill Ranch
and sponsored by an Anonymous Donor
Legendary Jazz Saxophone Player Ted Nash & Members of the Josh Nelson Trio.

Post-Event Newsletter with Photos

Montecito Journal Article

Video Memento by Fred Golden

Concert Apéritif #3 - January 12, 2023

Generously hosted by Michele “Mikki” Andina
The Santa Barbara Symphony String Quartet:
Ji Young An, Violin; Kyle Gilner, Violin; Andrew Kwon, Viola; and Allan Hon, Cello.

Post-Event Newsletter with Photos

Montecito Journal Article

Video Memento by Fred Golden

Concert Apéritif #2 - November 17, 2022

Hosted at the home of Dr. Mary Collier, and partially sponsored by 
an Anonymous donor, Keith Whiting Moore, and Anne Sage & Jesse D. Sgro 
Guest Artist 
Alessio Bax, celebrated pianist

Post-Event Newsletter with Photos

Montecito Journal Article

Video Memento by Fred Golden

Concert Apéritif #1 - October 20, 2022

A Night in Vienna hosted and sponsored by Drs. Fred & Linda Wudl
The Santa Barbara Symphony Piano Trio: 
Jessica Guideri, Violin; Trevor Handy, Cello and Natasha Kislenko, piano.

Post-Event Newsletter with Photos

Video Memento by Fred Golden

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