Violin Superstar Anne Akiko Meyers Returns to Perform with the Santa Barbara Symphony for “Fandango Picante”

Anne Akiko Meyers performs Fandango, an epic mariachi-inspired concerto, which recently made its world premiere with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl Arturo Márquez, the legendary Mexican composer of “Fandango” will be in Santa Barbara for performances, rehearsals, and community events Conducted by Maestro Nir Kabaretti, the program highlights Mexican and […]

Santa Barbara Symphony Presents “Sonic Boom” in Partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Van Gogh Exhibit

Symphony welcomes world-renowned American organist Cameron Carpenter Experience the immersive sound of the Santa Barbara Symphony Concert spotlights new artistic partnership with Santa Barbara Museum of Art, with works Van Gogh himself may have heard and been inspired by (March 3, 2022) Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Symphony presents “Sonic Boom” on Saturday, […]

Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concerto Competition Now Open For Auditions

(February 3, 2022) Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Symphony is pleased to announce the annual Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, a longstanding tradition of providing Santa Barbara County’s finest young musicians the opportunity to be featured as a soloist with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. The Concerto Competition is open to students […]

Santa Barbara Symphony Reschedules This Weekend’s Fandango Picante Performances

(January 12, 2022) Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Symphony has announced that this weekend’s Fandango Picante performances featuring violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers will be rescheduled, due to COVID. The performances, originally scheduled for January 15 at 7:30 pm and January 16 at 3 pm, have been rescheduled to Sunday, May 1, 2022 […]

Kostis Protopapas to conduct Santa Barbara Symphony’s New Year’s Eve Concert

The Santa Barbara Symphony has announced a program change to its New Year’s Eve concert on December 31. Santa Barbara’s very own Kostis Protopapas, renowned opera and symphony conductor and the Artistic & General Director of Opera Santa Barbara will take the podium to lead The Symphony in the festive New Year’s Eve performance in […]

Santa Barbara Symphony Welcomes Todd Aldrich to it’s Board of Directors

(December 10, 2021) Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Symphony welcomes Todd Aldrich to its Board of Directors. This appointment reflects the shared commitment of the entire organization to expand its community impact and deliver on the Symphony’s mission to bring joy, engagement, and connection through symphonic music. Aldrich and his wife Allyson are […]