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Santa Barbara Celebration

February 27, 2021

Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the Santa Barbara Symphony and soloists through a program highlighting Santa Barbara’s musical talents. This program will be a tribute to our area medical professionals. Performances include  “State Street” from Bramwell Tovey’s “Santa Barbara Sonata “, Beethoven’s Romance in F Major with Concertmaster Jessica Guideri, the beautiful “Elvira Madigan” movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 21 with local doctor Toni Meyers as soloist, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.

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A Leadership Triumvirate!

Get the scoop on the future of the Santa Barbara Symphony with this video featuring a conversation with the symphony’s powerhouse leadership team: President and CEO Kathryn R. Martin, Music and Artistic Director Nir Kabaretti, and Board Chair Janet Garufis.

Conversations About Beethoven: String Quartet Opus 18

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, maestro Nir Kabaretti sits down with symphony Allstars, concertmaster Jessica Guideri (violin), Elizabeth Hedman (violin), Erik Rynearson (viola), and Trevor Handy (cello), as they discuss chamber music, Beethoven, and the quartet’s performance of String Quartet Opus 18, No. 4 in C minor.

Conversations About Beethoven: Sonata No. 5, “Spring”

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, maestro Nir Kabaretti sits down with concertmaster Jessica Guideri (violin) and pianist (UCSB Dept. of Music Chair) Robert Koenig (piano), as they discuss their Julliard connection, Beethoven, Chamber Music, and the Sonata No. 5, “Spring.”

Conversations About Beethoven: Sonatina in F Major

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, maestro Nir Kabaretti sits down with Santa Barbara Symphony Allstar Eduardo Meneses (Marimba) as they discuss Beethoven and the challenges of arranging the composer’s work, like Sonatina in F Major, for the Marimba.

Conversations About Beethoven: Trio Variations in C Major, “La Ci Darem La Mano.”

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, maestro Nir Kabaretti sits down with Santa Barbara Symphony Allstars, Lara Wickes (oboe), Jennifer Cullinan (Oboe), and Sarah Beck (English horn) as they discuss how Beethoven wrote for the oboe, how these compositions can be extremely revealing about the player, and how compositions like Variations in C Major can seem deceptively simple.

Conversations About Beethoven: Fidelio

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, maestro Nir Kabaretti sits down with soprano (and Music Academy of the West alumna, and Opera Santa Barbara Chrisman Studio Artist) Julia Metzler and pianist (and UCSB Music Department Chair) Robert Koenig as they discuss Marzelline’s aria from “Fidelio,” and share their thoughts and insights on Beethoven.

Conversations About Beethoven: Trio, Op 87

In this clip from the Santa Barbara Symphony’s November 21st Concert, Beethoven @250, Santa Barbara Symphony principal trumpet, Jon Lewis, talks about Beethoven’s compositions for trumpet, his time spent working with renowned trumpeter Mannie Klein, and his arrangement of Trio, Op 87.

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