Special Events

Special Events

Join to celebrate the fun

Santa Barbara Symphony hosts special events that bring our many member communities together, to meet our musicians and guest artists, and mingle with fellow music lovers and Symphony supporters. 

To RSVP or learn more about these special events, please contact

Juli Askew, Development Programs Manager
(805) 898-8785

Season Preview Event

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by a reception

Join Music & Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti for a preview of the diverse musical programs in our 2021/22 Season. This exclusive “fan favorite” event includes Nir’s inspiration behind the music and our exciting community collaborations. Nir and guests share “Behind-the-Scenes” details about our more unexpected performances, which you won’t hear anywhere else, including:

  • Nir reveals his secrets behind choosing music and guest artists to build a season, and some tricks of the conducting trade.
  • All the amazing unprecedented components going into the fully staged production of “Kismet” produced by Broadway’s top talent (really – they’re a big deal!)
  • Is Anne Akiko Meyers’ instrument really the most valuable violin in the world?
  • Jazz Royalty, the Marcus Roberts Trio, is coming to Santa Barbara to perform, and why they’re a big deal, too!
  • And more insights about each concert you won’t want to miss.

Plus a performance by our principal pianist Natasha Kislenko, and more surprises! Light refreshments will be served.

“I am thrilled to welcome Natasha back home to our Symphony after being away during COVID. She has been an indispensable part of our symphony for years now – featured both as a soloist and orchestra member on all the different keyboard instruments a symphony requires.”
-Maestro Nir Kabaretti

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