Triumph

Streaming LIVE May 15, 2021 @ 7 pm

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 15

  • 6:00 pm Countdown Clock Begins
  • 6:30 pm: Pre-show (including a conversation with Nir Kabaretti & Daniel Hochman) 
  • 7:00pm: The performance: includes backstage interviews during a short intermission

Sunday, May 16 

  • 2:00 pm Countdown Clock Begins
  • 2:30 pm: Pre-show
  • 3:00pm: The performance: includes backstage interviews during a short intermission

NOTE:  Your virtual ticket also enables you to return to watch the recording on-demand.

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

Repertoire

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti

  • Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto for Guitar in D Major, First Movement
    • Joseph Malvinni, guitar
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concert No. 12 in A Major, Op. 92
    • Awadagin Pratt, piano
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

The Artists

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti

Joseph Malvinni, guitar
Awadagin Pratt, piano

*Program content and concert dates may be subject to change: check our website for regular updates.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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YOU can make a difference!

During this unprecedented time when around the country, performing arts organizations have gone dark, your Santa Barbara Symphony has found a way to continue to deliver on our mission to engage, inspire and connect. 

A first for our organization, we created new performances of the orchestra on stage safely during COVID, and broadcast them to our audiences when we were prevented from gathering together in the concert hall.

During the pandemic, we’ve experienced a significant loss of ticket revenue, and invite you to consider making a donation in support of our committment to employ our musicians, continue our award-winning music education programs, and bring music to our community when you need us the most.

Pianist Awadagin Pratt

Triumph

An evening honoring the strength, beauty, perseverance, hope, creativity, and community of Santa Barbara.

May 15, 2021

In a season finale that wraps up a year-long tribute to our Santa Barbara Symphony musicians and guest performers, this program ends on a triumphant and familiar note by featuring the works of Mozart and Beethoven. Instantly popular upon its premiere in 1813, Symphony No. 7 was composed as part of a benefit concert for wounded soldiers. One of the composer’s favorite works, Beethoven remarked upon its premier, “we are moved by nothing but pure patriotism and the joyful sacrifice of our powers for those who have sacrificed so much for us,” a fitting tribute to all who have endured, survived, and thrived during this difficult time of a global pandemic.  In addition, the symphony orchestra will also perform Benjamin Britten’s Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, Mario Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto,  and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414.

Awadagin Pratt, Piano
Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. Born in Pittsburgh, Awadagin Pratt began studying piano at the age of six. Three years later, having moved to Normal, Illinois with his family, he also began studying violin. At the age of 16 he entered the University of Illinois where he studied piano, violin, and conducting. He subsequently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he became the first student in the school’s history to receive diplomas in three performance areas – piano, violin and conducting. In recognition of this achievement and for his work in the field of classical music, Mr. Pratt received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins as well as an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University after delivering the commencement address in 2012.

Musicians of the Santa Barbara Symphony performing on this program:

Nir Kabaretti, Music and Artistic Director

The full Orchestra Roster can be found HERE

violin I
Elizabeth Hedman, concertmaster
Ina Veli, assoc. concertmaster
Ji Young An, asst. concertmaster
Szu-Yun Chloe Chiu
Andrew Kwan
Jacqueline Suzuki
Linda Stone

violin II
Steven Zander, principal
Bethany Mennemeyer, assistant principal
Sahak Karapetyan
Kyle Gilner
Amy Hagen
Jeanne Ullom
Claude-Lise LaFranque 

viola
Erik Rynearson, principal
Phillip Triggs, assistant principal
Diane Gilbert
Hyeree Yu
Laury Woods
Alan Busteed

cello
Trevor Handy, principal
Jonathan Flaksman, assistant principal
Paula Fehrenbach
Madlen Sarkissian

bass
Samuel Shuhan, principal
Ryan Baird, assistant principal

flute
Katherine Marsh, principal
Jamie Pedrini

oboe
Lara Wickes, principal
Michele Forrest

horn
Sarah Bach, principal
Stephanie Stetson

The Santa Barbara Symphony thanks
American Federation of Musicians Local 308, Neil Garber, President

YOU can make a difference!

During this unprecedented time when around the country, performing arts organizations have gone dark, your Santa Barbara Symphony has found a way to continue to deliver on our mission to engage, inspire and connect. 

A first for our organization, this live-streamed concert continues the Symphony’s 7-concert season while we are prevented from gathering together in the concert hall.

During the pandemic, we’ve experienced a significant loss of ticket revenue, and invite you to consider making a donation in support of our committment to employ our musicians, continue our award-winning music education programs, and bring music to our community when you need us the most.

Thank you to our wonderful partners!
Granada Theatre

A very warm and special thank you
to our 2020/21 season donors and the sponsors making this event possible!

2020/21 Concert
Season Sponsor
Sarah & Roger Chrisman
Corporate Season
Sponsor
Video & Audio Technology
Season Sponsor
Sarah & Roger Chrisman
Grand Venue Sponsor
Granada Theatre
Concert
Sponsors
-- Daniel & Mandy Hochman --
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Christine A. Green --
Artist Sponsor
-- Eve Bernstein --
-- The Lehrer Family Charitable Fund, Seymour & Shirley Lehrer and Ellen Lehrer Orlando & Tom Orlando --
Selection Sponsors
Conducted by The Santa Barbara’s Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

Enjoy the Repertoire before the performance

Piano Concerto No. 23  in A major, K.488  

by Mozart

Notturno for Strings and Harp  

by Schoenberg

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

by Beethoven

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