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Santa Barbara Symphony to Dazzle in An Evening with Sinatra

  • One-night-only concert celebrates the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra on June 15
  • Singer, pianist, and songwriter Tony DeSare to perform classic hits with Santa Barbara Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony joins with critically-acclaimed singer, pianist, and songwriter Tony DeSare in a dazzling performance of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits for its 70th Anniversary season finale. An Evening with Sinatra is one-night-only, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. 

Travel back to a time when swing was king and crooners ruled. Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti will lead the orchestra in beloved songs like “I’ve Got the World on a String”, “My Way”, “Come Fly with Me”, “Night and Day”, and many more. Often called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel,” Tony DeSare brings a fresh take on old-school class in this outstanding, critically acclaimed tribute. 

An Evening with Sinatra will have audiences humming along, sipping festive cocktails, and capturing memories at the Supper Club-themed selfie station. Grab some gloves and sequins, don a fedora, and dress to impress for an evening as unforgettable as “ol’ blue eyes” himself! 

“We are excited to close this milestone season with such a special tribute concert, honoring the legendary Frank Sinatra,” shared Kabaretti. “Our intention this season was to create unique symphonic experiences with audiences across an expansive range of musical genres – from Jazz, pop, film scores, theater, and even the art of Chumash spoken word. We are honored to have shared this season with you, and thank you for your continued support of the Santa Barbara Symphony!”

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. Named Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat Magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas and headlining major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old-school class around the globe.

DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials, and has scored five films.

An Evening with Sinatra is generously supported by Principal Concert Sponsor, Dan & Meg Burnham, and Artist Sponsor, Anne F. Sage & Jesse D. Sgro.

Tickets for An Evening with Sinatra can be purchased online here.

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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