The Santa Barbara Symphony invites the community to a FREE Season Preview event on Thursday, September 1, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at The Lobero Theatre.
Hosted by Music & Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti, this preview is open to the public and an opportunity to hear all about the upcoming 2022/23 70th anniversary season and enjoy musical performances. Click here for details and to RSVP.
A subscriber after-party will follow; those interested in attending the after-party can become a subscriber by August 31.
Guests will hear from the internationally recognized Kabaretti himself – his inspiration behind the music, the guest artists that will join the Symphony this season, exciting new community collaborations, and behind-the-scenes conversations and experiences to look forward to this season, including:
- Why and how Kabaretti select the season’s musical pieces and guest artists
- Symphony collaborations with multiple organizations and bringing over 150 performers on stage at once together.
- How the Chumash spoken word art form is to be included in a new world premiere composition by local resident Cody Westheimer.
- How Beethoven’s dreams inspired The Symphony to include a theatrical piece in an all- Beethoven program, directed by Ensemble Theatre Company’s Director Jonathan Fox.
- This season, The Symphony invites the community to “Go Beyond The Music… Connect. Engage. Be part of the Family” – Attendees will hear about Open Rehearsals, new program notes, ways to volunteer, and more!
The program will also feature special guests, including Jonathan Fox, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Company; composer Cody Westheimer; Leila Drake, retired ballet dancer who danced with The Symphony in multiple productions including Carmina Burana with State Street Ballet, and a string quartet performance featuring Santa Barbara Symphony musicians Andrew Kwon & Kyle Gilner (violins) and Hyeree Yu (viola).