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Violins around The World: from Baroque to Bluegrass

Violins around The World: from Baroque to Bluegrass

Travel the world without leaving Santa Barbara!

March 20, 2021

Saturday, 7 PM

Streaming LIVE from
The Granada Theatre - with a socially-distanced audience!

A program of joy, tradition and celebration. Violinist Gilles Apap returns “home,”  where he served as our concertmaster for a decade. Gilles joins maestro Nir Kabaretti for a globetrotting program that travels from Baroque to Bluegrass. 

“Equally at home with Bartok and bluegrass, Mozart and the music of the Bulgarian ghettos, Gilles Apap is a violinist who defies categorization”
—Josef Woodard

Repertoire

  • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  • Mozart:  Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G major, K 216
  • Short works in the style of French, Irish, Balkan,  and Bluegrass

The Artists

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti
Performances by…

Violinist Gilles Apap

Violins around The World: from Baroque to Bluegrass

Travel the world without leaving Santa Barbara!

March 20, 2021

A program of joy, tradition and celebration. Violinist Gilles Apap returns “home,”  where he served as our concertmaster for a decade. Gilles joins maestro Nir Kabaretti for a globetrotting program that travels from Baroque to Bluegrass.

Gilles Apap, Violin
Described by Yehudi Menuhin as ’’A true violinist of the 21st century’’, Gilles is known for his virtuosity, unique approach to music and the skill to bring joy to every concert hall. He delivers distinctive performances of the standard classical repertoire combined with genres such as jazz and folk from around the world and the result is unique programming merging the borderlines between musical styles. As a soloist Gilles has performed with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandhaus, San Francisco and Vancouver Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Russian National Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, often play directing as well as performing an extensive list of violin concertos.Alongside performance, Gilles is very involved in education with his teaching philosophy connecting strongly with cultural diversity and the freedom of interpretation through improvisation which in August Ariana Todes, former editor of The Strad, reflected in an interview highlighting these eclectic aspects of his career
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.

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2020/21 season donors and sponsors!

-- Sam & Alene Hedgpeth --
Artist Sponsor
-- Susan Aberle --
Selection Sponsor
-- Barbara Burger & Paul Munch --
Selection Sponsor

Enjoy the Repertoire before the performance

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

by Bach

Concerto for Violin No. 3 in G Major, K 216

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