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Violins around The World: from Classical to Bluegrass

Violins around The World: from Classical to Bluegrass

Travel the world without leaving Santa Barbara!

March 20, 2021

Saturday, 7 PM

Streaming LIVE from
The Granada Theatre!

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 Classical to Bluegrass. Performances of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier St Georges, Symphony No 1, Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5, and Arrangements for String Orchestra and Violin by Gilles Apap, featuring French, Irish, Balkan, Bluegrass, popular music. 

“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

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier St Georges:  Symphony No 1

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro assai

Mozart:  Violin Concerto No 5

  • Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
  • Adagio  K. 261
  • Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto
    • Gilles Apap, Violin

Arrangements for String Orchestra and Violin by Gilles Apap

  • Fiddlin’ Around  
  • Old Dangerfield    
  • Java Manoush  
  • Dracula Breakdown
  • Irish Polka (Optional)
    • Gilles Apap, Violin



The Artists

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti
Performances by…

*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
-- Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp --
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Susan Aberle --
-- Barbara Burger & Paul Munch --
Selection Sponsors
Violinist Gilles Apap

Violins around The World: from Classical 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 Classical 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.

Enjoy the Repertoire before the performance

Top Tracks for Gilles App

by Gilles Apap

Symphony, No 1 Allegro

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