Posted: October 02, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA — The Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2019/20 Season marks the beginning of a new, four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local 308 which outlines pay rates and hiring practices, among the many details of working conditions, for the 76 orchestral musician positions covered by the agreement. The Santa Barbara Symphony will open the 66 th season October 19 and 20, 2019 with the first of nine exciting and versatile programs, “Festa Italiana!,” an evening dedicated to the beauty of Italian music. The 2019/20 season includes masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Brahms, Mahler, Gershwin, and a historical homage to Ludwig van Beethoven as the grand finale in May, 2020 as the world celebrates Beethoven’s 250 th anniversary. Single tickets are on sale now for the season; subscriptions provide savings and benefits and are still
Posted: August 08, 2019
The Santa Barbara Symphony is pleased to announce an historic partnership with Carnegie Hall as we combine our Concerts For Young People Program (CYP) with Carnegie’s Link Up program. By partnering, Concerts for Young People will advance its focus on teaching fundamental musical concepts to students in grades 4-6, introducing students to the symphony orchestra, fostering new and existing relationships between the Santa Barbara Symphony and local schools and providing professional development opportunities for all participating teachers along with study guide materials.
Posted: August 08, 2019
Geoffrey Rutkowski was a cellist; he played with passion, warmth and love. He adored his students, his colleagues and anyone with whom he could play chamber music. He loved to play, to teach, and, with his Matteo Gofriller cello which he acquired in 1976, was known for his gorgeous rich sound that carried from the stage to the last row.
Posted: August 02, 2019
“We are excited to welcome Anais to the Symphony family,” stated Symphony Executive Director Kevin A. Marvin. “She is a proven development professional with strong roots in Santa Barbara. With her strong love of the arts and commitment to provide the best live classical musical performance in the region, she is a welcomed addition to our team.”
Posted: July 08, 2019
Mask’s appointment to the board highlights partnership between Sonos & the Santa Barbara Symphony, a recent recipient of Sono’s $15k education sponsorship
The Santa Barbara Symphony is honored to welcome Allen Mask to the Board of Directors. Mask, who currently serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Vice President of Product Marketing and Collaborations at Sonos is committed to supporting the Arts in Santa Barbara by joining the Board and supporting the Symphony’s programming with a special emphasis on the Symphony’s Education initiatives.