Transformation

Transformation

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 7:30pm

Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 3:00pm

Concert Duration: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

The Granada Theatre.

Escape the mundane and experience the power of musical transformation. From Maurice Ravel’s compelling Bolero, which begins small and transitions into a sonic tidal wave, to Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration about human transitions, to jazz saxophone legend Ted Nash’s personal journey as depicted on his newest composition Transformation for Symphony Orchestra and Narrator.  You’ll emerge refreshed, re-energized and ready for reality. 

Repertoire

Ernst Von Dohnanyi | Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25

Ted Nash Transformation – World Premiere

Richard Strauss | Death and Transfiguration

Maurice Ravel Bolero

The Artists

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
Natasha Kislenko, Piano
Ted Nash, Saxophone                              Josh Nelson Trio

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Learn more about the music: read the Program Notes COMING SOON.

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Born in Los Angeles into a musical family (his father, Dick Nash, and uncle, the late Ted Nash, were both well-known jazz and studio musicians), Nash has that uncanny ability to mix freedom with substance, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity. He is a co-founder of the New York-based Jazz Composers Collective, a musician-run, non-profit innovative entity dedicated to presenting the original works of composers pushing the boundaries of their self-expression. Nash is also a long-standing member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Wynton Marsalis.

Nash has become one of the most significant jazz composers of the 21st century. His recordings have received wide critical acclaim, appearing on the “best-of” lists in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and The Boston Globe. Portrait in Seven Shades, his first big band recording, garnered two Grammy nominations. His following big band album, Chakra, received critical acclaim and charted on Billboard. 

Please note: The safety of our patrons, artists, orchestra members, and staff is our top priority. Therefore we are complying with the Granada Theatre’s Covid Safety protocols. Concert goers must show proof of vaccine or negative covid test, and all patrons must wear masks inside the theatre. Learn more important details about the Granada’s Covid requirements here.

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Conducted by The Santa Barbara 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.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2022/23 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Concert
Sponsors
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Zegar Family Foundation--
Artist Sponsor
-- Marilyn & Richard Mazess --
Selection Sponsors
-- Mark & Shelley Bookspan--
--Karen Drown & John Trotti--

2022/23 Concert Season Sponsor

Sarah & Roger Chrisman

Corporate Season Sponsor

Grand Venue Sponsor

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