Santa Barbara Symphony Announces First Online Streaming Event in New Series: “Sundays with the Symphony,” Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 3:30PM

The first broadcast in "Sundays with the Symphony" will feature selections from May 2019 programming, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy, and the third movement of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, Allegretto grazioso.

(April 15, 2020) Santa Barbara, CA – The Santa Barbara Symphony announces its first online streaming event in their new series “Sundays with the Symphony” on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at 3:30 PM. “Sundays with the Symphony” will feature online audio broadcasts of select past performances lasting approximately 30 minutes each and will run one time only, start to finish, live at The first broadcast in “Sundays with the Symphony” will feature selections from May 2019 programming, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy, and the third movement of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Allegretto grazioso.

“Sundays with the Symphony” is a series designed to meet the community’s musical needs while providing a small amount of designated income for members of the orchestra. Each stream in the series will be a “limited one time only” online broadcast curated by Music and Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, and includes a rebroadcast of musical selections along with a slide show of memorable moments from past seasons, programs and events with the Symphony.

Though these events are free to the public, the Symphony needs financial support now more than ever to remain financially stable and continue programming while the orchestra must remain off stage. These streaming events will provide a source of income to their professional musicians. By choosing to make these past performances available, the Symphony is also responding to the current environment in dynamic ways that will allow it to continue vital educational programming through the Symphony’s Music Education Center. In this way, they can continue to connect teachers with students for engaging music instruction and enrichment.

The Symphony’s “Sundays with the Symphony” series will continue two weeks later on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3:30PM with music by the late and beloved Santa Barbara composer, Robin Frost.

The Santa Barbara Symphony looks forward to sharing the upcoming season of thrilling and inspired programming with the community and visitors alike! For more information on the Santa Barbara Symphony, or its programming, visit

About The Santa Barbara Symphony

Now in its 71st year, The Santa Barbara Symphony delivers artistic excellence, outstanding music education stewardship and programming, and community collaboration – all through symphonic music. Under the artistic leadership of Maestro Nir Kabaretti as Music & Artistic Director since 2006, The Symphony is one of the region’s premier cultural institutions. Through his charismatic leadership, this globally admired conductor and Santa Barbara resident invigorates audiences and musicians alike through his passion, creativity, and vast experience. As the only music education program tied to a professional symphony orchestra in the region, The Symphony serves more than 4,000 students annually throughout Santa Barbara County. While The Symphony continues to evolve, bringing joy, engagement, and connection remain steadfast pillars of its mission and were evident in the organization’s ability to thrive during the pandemic including the historic announcement that board chair Janet Garufis and President & CEO Kathryn R Martin join Nir Kabaretti in making a five-year commitment to serve in their roles. For more information, visit

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