Santa Barbara Symphony Nominated again for Best Classical Ensemble in SB Independent Readers’ Poll

Vote for the Santa Barbara Symphony as the Best Classical Ensemble in the Santa Barbara Independent Reader's Poll!

We are excited to announce that the Santa Barbara Symphony has been nominated again for Best Classical Ensemble in Santa Barbara in the annual Best of Santa Barbara® Readers’ Poll produced by The Santa Barbara Independent!

Being nominated and acknowledged among our peers in the arts community nomination means a lot – and NOW we need everyone to go out and vote!

To get to the poll, you need to click on this link: The Santa Barbara Symphony is listed in the “Out and About” section under the category of “Best Classical Ensemble.”

Voting is only open till September 2nd, so vote now!

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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