November 13 & 14
Saturday and Sunday
The Granada Theatre!
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
Nicolas McGegan, guest conductor
Erik Rynearson, Viola
*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.
A very warm and special thank you
to our 2021/22 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!
2021/22 Concert Season Sponsor
Sarah & Roger Chrisman
Corporate Season Sponsor
Grand Venue Sponsor
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Dan & Meg Burnham --
-- Frederic & Nancy Golden --
-- Marlene & Warren Miller --
As he embarks on his sixth decade on the podium, Nic McGegan — long hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” (The Independent) and “an expert in 18th-century style” (The New Yorker) — is recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. The 2019/20 season marked the end of his 34-year tenure as Music Director of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, for which he is now Music Director Laureate. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Pasadena Symphony and Hungary’s Capella Savaria. At home in opera houses, McGegan shone new light on close to twenty Handel operas as the Artistic Director and conductor at Germany‘s Göttingen Handel Festival for 20 years (1991-2001), and the Mozart canon as Principal Guest Conductor at Scottish Opera in the 1990s. He was also Principal Conductor of Sweden’s Drottningholm Court Theatre from 1993-1996.
Native of Southern California, Erik Rynearson has been performing music since the age of three. He has been first call substitute with the Detroit and Phoenix symphonies and has valued that relationship with his local playmates in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a member, Erik can be seen smiling on stage as principal violist of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Santa Barbara’s Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. He has also been featured, on occasion, as solo horn player in his car.
Musically, Erik devoured Beethoven, Brubeck, Haydn and Prokofiev in childhood and currently hungers for the sounds of Berg, Berlioz, Cage, Daft Punk and Led Zeppelin. He owes his musical preparedness to his teachers Miwako Watanabe, Henryk Kowalski, Franco Gulli and Alan deVeritch.
Erik can be hard to find when off-stage, hiking mountains or slicing submerged as a swimmer. When not wielding his 1970 Alfio Batelli viola crafted for Jan Hlinka, Erik employs a number of lenses to photograph life one frame at a time.
Conducted by The Santa Barbara’s Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor
Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.
Enjoy the Repertoire before the performance
Johann Sebastian Bach
Music for Royal Fireworks
George Frideric Handel