Santa Barbara Symphony Performances

2019-20 Season

An American in Paris

Film with Live Orchestra

Concert Highlights:

Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Gershwin: An American in Paris (Film with live orchestra)

An American in Paris

The iconic musical An American in Paris was inspired by George Gershwin’s jazz-infused orchestral treasure of the same name, and the Santa Barbara Symphony has combined the two for an unforgettable program of music and film! Gershwin’s evocative and vivid An American in Paris is arguably the finest musical love letter ever penned to a city, while director Vincente Minnelli’s Academy Award-winning motion picture starring Gene Kelly has lost none of its insouciant charm. Come hear the Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos, provide live accompaniment to a screening of one of the world’s greatest movie musicals.

 Saturday, March 21, 2020; 8:00 pm

 Sunday, March 22, 2020; 3:00 pm

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Generously sponsored by:
Principal Sponsor - Dave and Chris Chernof
Artist Sponsor - Patricia Gregory for the Baker Foundation
Artist Sponsor - Nancy and Fred Golden
Selection Sponsor - Chris Lancashire and Catherine Gee
Corporate Sponsor - Impulse

 


2019-20 Season

carpenter plays

Poulenc & Saint-Saëns

Concert Highlights:

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.

 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

 


2019-20 Season

beethoven’s

250th birthday celebration

Concert Highlights:

Nir Kabaretti, conductor

Alessio Bax, piano; Joélle Harvey, soprano; Nina Yoshida Nelsen, mezzo-soprano; John Matthew Myers, tenor; Stephen Morscheck, bass; Santa Barbara Choral Society; Quire of Voyces

Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op. 86; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58; Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy”

250th birthday celebration

The Symphony closes the season with a celebratory tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven, an artist who is arguably the defining figure in the history of Western music. Inspired by Beethoven’s epic benefit concert of December 1808, which saw premieres of his Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy, this program will also include his C major Mass in all its glory. Join Maestro Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony as they combine forces with pianist Alessio Bax, four talented vocal soloists, the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Quire of Voyces for an unforgettable 250th.

 Saturday, May 16, 2020; 8:00 pm

 Sunday, May 17, 2020; 3:00 pm

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Generously sponsored by:
Principal Sponsor - Sarah and Roger Chrisman
Principal Sponsor - Daniel and Mandy Hochman
Concert Sponsor - Casa Dorinda
Artist Sponsor - Brooks and Kate Firestone
Selection Sponsor - Arthur Swalley and Arlington Financial Advisors
Selection Sponsor - John Trotti & Karen Drown

 


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