Santa Barbara Symphony Performances

2019-20 Season

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Poulenc & Saint-Saëns


Nir Kabaretti, conductor 

Cameron Carpenter, organ

Debussy: Nuages & Fêtes from Nocturnes; Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony”

Poulenc & Saint-Saëns

Cameron Carpenter is an organist like no other. A former child prodigy, he has made an unlikely career of re-imagining the instrument while methodically dismantling the musty stereotypes that have long attended it. Known for his musical brilliance and flamboyant performances, he continues to push the boundaries of organ technique to breathtaking heights. Among other distinctions, Mr. Carpenter is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award. For this program, he will perform Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani, as well as Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3. Additionally, prepare to be delighted by the first two movements of Claude Debussy’s mesmerizing Nocturnes.

Program Notes

Saturday, April 18, 2020; 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020; 3:00 pm

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Generously sponsored by:
Principal Sponsor - Daniel and Mandy Hochman
Selection Sponsor - Joan E. Jacobs
Selection Sponsor - John Trotti and Karen Drown
Organ Sponsor - Susan Lundt
Organ Sponsor - John & Ruth Matuszeski