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Next Episode of “Sundays with the Symphony”  Showcases Music From Students, Present & Past

Posted: July 28, 2020

Next Episode of “Sundays with the Symphony” Airs August 23, 2020 at 3:30pm (PDT)

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its popular live broadcast series, “Sundays with the Symphony,” on August 23, 2020, at 3:30 pm (PDT). This next episode, curated and hosted by Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, along with the Symphony’s new Director of Music Education, Kristine Pacheco, shines a spotlight on students of all levels from their Music Education Center programs, including alumni. 


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A Message Regarding COVID-19

Posted: July 10, 2020

A Message from Kathryn

We miss you. We miss our musicians. We look forward to the day we can all come together in The Granada Theatre for live performances! As an organization and as individuals we are working around the clock planning for that day.

And, the creativity is flowing! There is an energy in the air as our Maestro Nir Kabaretti collaborates with our musicians,…

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Community Leaders Come Together in Support of The Santa Barbara Symphony

Posted: June 24, 2020

End of Year Fundraising Campaign Creating Foundational Support as Education & Artistic Programming Go Virtual

Santa Barbara, CA. (June 23, 2020) –  The Santa Barbara Symphony launched an end of year fundraising campaign in May in support of ongoing operations while the organization advances with new momentum within the current environment. 

Led by Board Chair Janet Garufis, the Board of Directors, Music & Artistic…

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Symphony’s Sunday Livestream Goes International

Posted: July 07, 2020

The Santa Barbara Symphony is pleased to announce another episode of its wildly popular broadcast, “Sundays with the Symphony.”  The livestream event will be broadcast live June 14, 2020 at 3:30pm (PDT), with additional watch-parties scheduled for 7pm. Curated and hosted by Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, viewers will get the chance to visit with critically acclaimed musicians who perform all over the globe but still maintain a special connection to the Santa Barbara Symphony.   


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‘Star Wars’ clarinetist

Posted: June 23, 2020

The Newspress Interviews principal clarinetist Donald Foster who, along with other Symphony colleagues, has played as legendary composer John Williams

Donald Foster, the principal clarinetist for the Santa Barbara Symphony, plays for a moment outside the orchestra’s regular venue, The Granada. He said he and other Los Angeles musicians in the orchestra have made the long drive because of a positive work environment, the leadership of conductor Nir Karbetti and an appreciative audience.


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