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Valentine's Day Serenade for Romance Contest

Win a Romantic, Valentine's Day Dinner for Two at Opal Restaurant & Bar and a Pair of Premium Tickets to 'Serenade for Romance' with Violinist Sirena Huang!

A pre-fix dinner and seating are provided by Opal Restaurant & Bar and tickets to Serenade for Romance are provided by the Santa Barbara Symphony.

Don’t miss the chance to create an unforgettable Valentine’s memory!

About the Concert

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 7:30pm

Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 3:00pm
The Granada Theatre

Concert Duration: Approximately 100 minutes

The Artists

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor

Sirena Huang, Violin

Repertoire

Edward Elgar | Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20

Antonín Dvořák | Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53

Louise Farrenc | Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36

Sirena Huang, Violin

Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. She brings not only technical brilliance and powerful artistry to the stage, but also a profound sense of connection to her audience.

Sirena is the 2022 Gold Medalist of the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where she also won 8 of the 11 special prizes. Among her numerous accolades, in 2017, she won the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the New York Concert Artist Worldwide Debut Audition. Sirena was named the first Artist-in-Residence of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in 2011. 

Sirena made her debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at the age of 9 and has since performed in 20 countries. She has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Shanghai, Russian, and Singapore symphony orchestras, and the Staatskapelle Weimar. Motivated by a deep wish to inspire peace and harmony with her music, Sirena has performed before world leaders, thinkers, and humanitarians.

Sirena performs on a Guarneri del Gesù violin, Cremona 1739 “Kortschak”, on loan from Dr. Ryuji Ueno and Rare Violins in Consortium, Artists, and Benefactors Collaborative.

Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. Sirena is the 2022 Gold Medalist of the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and the First Prize Winner of the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. 

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