Concerts: 2021/22 Season



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Maestro Nir Kabaretti has created a season for us to experience in person—together. Anchored with impactful works performed by critically acclaimed and internationally renowned artists from across the globe, audiences are sure to feel joy, delight, surprise and connection as the sound of the Santa Barbara Symphony reverberates through us all.

*All programs and artists subject to change.


Join us for a season of spectacular performances that bring Maestro Kabaretti’s artistic vision to life.

When you purchase tickets you’re not taking any financial risk. No matter what happens, we’re going to offer you flexibility and choices. In the event that either we are forced to cancel, reschedule, or reimagine a concert or concerts in the 2021/22 season – or if your situation changes and you don’t feel comfortable attending – the Santa Barbara Symphony will offer subscribers and ticket holders options and flexibility. Learn more here about our Ticket Policy

Past Concerts

May 21 & 22, 2022

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Marcus Roberts Trio

Gershwin | Piano Concerto in F (arr. M. Roberts, for jazz trio and orchestra)
Price | Symphony No. 1 in E minor

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at the Lobero

May 1 & 5, 2022

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Georges Bizet | Selections from Carmen Suite
Arturo Marquez | Danzón No. 2
Arturo Marquez | Fandango Violin Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov | Capriccio Espagnol

April 23 & 24, 2022

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

Richard Dünser | Interpretation of Schumann Piano Quartet in E♭ major, Op. 47 (arr. Brahms for 4 hands) World Premiere
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “Scottish”

Presented in collaboration with Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

March 19 & 20, 2022

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Bach |  Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, “St Anne” (for solo organ)
Poulenc | Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings in G minor
Saint-Saëns | Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ Symphony”

Presented in collaboration with Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

February 19 & 20, 2022

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Michelle Temple, Santa Barbara Symphony Principal Harp

Jeff Beal | The Great Circle 
Jeniffer Higdon | Harp Concerto  
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6 in F Major, “Pastorale”

Presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Cedric Berry, baritone                      Natasha Kislenko, piano

Hello 2022! Bob Bernhardt returns to host an evening of Gershwin and other symphonic celebration favorites. Join baritone Cedric Berry, pianist Natasha Kislenko, and the full orchestra to ring in the New Year. This is your chance to sing-along with The Symphony!

Presented in partnership with The Granada Theatre.

November 13 & 14, 2021

Nicholas McGegan, guest conductor  
Erik Rynearson, Santa Barbara Symphony Principal Viola

Rameau |  Dances from the opera Naïs
J.S. Bach | Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major
Telemann | Viola Concerto in G major     
Handel | Music for the Royal Fireworks

October 23 & 24, 2021

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Lonny Price, director
State Street Ballet
William Soleau, choreographer

A fully staged musical and artistic collaboration, directed by Broadway’s Lonny Price, featuring the Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, and a cast of performers from across the globe.

Produced by Sara Miller McCune


Our top priority remains the health and safety of our patrons, staff and musicians. The Granada Theatre continues to create comprehensive safety protocols that meet changing government guidelines and ensure the comfort of audiences.

Between now and the first performance of the season, we anticipate evolving guidelines which will impact policies on mask wearing, proof of vaccination, low-touch ticketing, concessions, and more

  • Read our 2021/22 Subscription and Ticket Policy which offers security to our patrons as you consider returning to join us for live performances, and ensure that as a subscriber you receive priority to reserve the best seats.


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