Skip to content

Santa Barbara Celebration

Santa Barbara Celebration

Our season-long celebration of Santa Barbara’s creative forces continues!

Already purchased your ticket?
Check your SPAM folder for the email with your personal LINK to the broadcast.

LIVESTREAM RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

The momentum of our Spotlight on Santa Barbara 2020/21 Season continues! Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Santa Barbara Symphony and soloists through a program highlighting Santa Barbara’s musical talents. This program will be a tribute to our area medical professionals. Performances include  “State Street” from Bramwell Tovey’s “Santa Barbara Sonata”, Beethoven’s Romance in F Major with Concertmaster Jessica Guideri, the beautiful “Elvira Madigan” movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21 with local doctor Toni Meyers as soloist, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.*

“This community is so blessed with phenomenal musicians, and we are lucky and proud to showcase many of these great talents with you this season.”
– Nir Kabaretti

The Program and Artists

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti

Bramwell Tovey: Santa Barbara Sonata for Brass Quintet

(Originally commissioned by our friends, the Music Academy of the West for the Canadian Brass.)   

 II. Preacher on the Pier
IV. State Street Stomp

  • Jon Lewis, trumpet
  • Miles McAllister, trumpet
  • Stephanie Stetson, horn
  • Alex Iles, trombone
  • Blake Cooper, tuba

Charles Gounod: Petite Symphony for Winds 
   I.   Adagio-Allegretto
  IV. Final-Allegretto

  • Jamie Pedrini, flute
  • Jennifer Cullinan, oboe
  • Sarah Beck, oboe 
  • Juan Gallegos, clarinet
  • Joanna Kim, clarinet
  • Andy Radford, basson
  • Leslie Lashinsky, bassoon 
  • Stephanie Stetson, horn
  • Sarah Bach, horn

Alexander Borodin: Nocturno   Featuring members of our medical community

Beethoven Romance for Violin No. 2 in F Major        

  • Jessica Guideri, violin

Mozart: Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 21, K467  “Elvira Madigan”

  • Dr. Toni Meyers, piano

Mozart:  Symphony No. 29 A Major K. 201

The Schedule

  • 6pm: Countdown Clock begins
  • 30 minutes: Pre-show
  • 7pm: Show Begins
  • 90 Minutes
    The performance: includes backstage interviews during a short intermission

NOTE:  Your virtual ticket also enables you to return to watch the recording on-demand.

*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 2020/21 season donors and the sponsors making this event possible!

2020/21 Concert
Season Sponsor
Sarah & Roger Chrisman
Corporate Season
Sponsor
Video & Audio Technology
Season Sponsor
Sarah & Roger Chrisman
Grand Venue Sponsor
Granada Theatre
Concert
Sponsors
Sonos
Venue Streaming Concert Sponsor
-- Susan Aberle --
Selection Sponsor
A special thank you to
-- David & Chris Chernof --
and
-- Daniel & Mandy Hochman --
for generously Sponsoring Concerts that had to be cancelled last Spring due to COVID-19

Santa Barbara Celebration

Our season-long celebration of Santa Barbara’s creative forces continues!

February 27, 2021

Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Santa Barbara Symphony and soloists through a program highlighting Santa Barbara’s musical talents. This program will be a tribute to our area medical professionals. Performances include  “State Street” from Bramwell Tovey’s “Santa Barbara Sonata “, Beethoven’s Romance in F Major with Concertmaster Jessica Guideri, the beautiful “Elvira Madigan” movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21 with local doctor Toni Meyers as soloist, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.

Our symphony orchestra musicians are superstars in their own right who have performed on Academy Award winning soundtracks, received top honors in the industry, and played with internationally renowned artists and orchestras. While only one or two of our orchestra musicians might normally be highlighted as a soloist during a normal concert season, this year we are lucky enough to able to shine a spotlight on several of our musical wunderkinds. 

Conducted by The Santa Barbara’s Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

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

Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Variations on Mozart’s “Là ci darem la mano” Op. 2

by Chopin

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

by Mozart

Support The Santa Barbara Symphony

Your support matters now more than ever!
Please make a donation today.