Violins Around the World

Streaming LIVE March 20, 2021 @ 7 pm

WELCOME!

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 20 

  • 6:00 pm Countdown Clock Begins
  • 6:30 pm: Pre-show
  • 7:00pm: The performance: includes backstage interviews during a short intermission

Sunday, March 21 

  • 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

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier St Georges:  Symphony No 1

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro assai

Mozart:  Violin Concerto No 5

  • Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
  • Adagio  K. 261
  • Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto
    • Gilles Apap, Violin

Arrangements for String Orchestra and Violin 

  • Irish Polka Medley, arr F. Ammann
  • Java Manoush, composed by J. Privat, arr F Ammann
  • Old Dangerfield, composed by Bill Monroe, arr P Salazar
  • Dracula breakdown arr G Apap and R Frost
  • Fiddlin’ Around, arr F Ammann
    • Gilles Apap, Violin

The Artists

Conducted by Nir Kabaretti

Gilles Apap, violin

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PREPARE IN ADVANCE

  1. DETERMINE how you will choose to watch.  If you are unsure how to stream to your TV, this may be a helpful resource: How to Stream to Your Television
  2. [Saturday only] ORDER your 3-course DINNER & SIGNATURE COCKTAIL PACKAGE from Duo Catering & Events: CLICK HERE (Santa Barbara audience members only). We LOVE supporting local businesses!
  3. QUESTIONS?  Please contact the Symphony at (805) 898-9386 or info@thesymphony.org

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.

Gilles Apap, Violin

Described by Yehudi Menuhin as “A true violinist of the 21st century,” Gilles is known for his virtuosity, unique approach to music and the skill to bring joy to every concert hall. He delivers distinctive performances of the standard classical repertoire combined with genres such as jazz and folk from around the world and the result is unique programming merging the borderlines between musical styles.

As a soloist Gilles has performed with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandhaus, San Francisco and Vancouver Symphonies, Hamburg Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Russian National Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, often directing as well as performing an extensive list of violin concertos. Gilles is also very involved in education with his teaching philosophy connecting strongly with cultural diversity and the freedom of interpretation through improvisation.

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
-- Duncan & Suzanne Mellichamp --
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Susan Aberle --
-- Barbara Burger & Paul Munch --
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

Top Tracks for Gilles Apap

by Gilles Apap

Symphony, No 1 Allegro

by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

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