SANTA BARBARA CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

Camerata Pacifica Welcomes Back The Calder Quartet For WHY BEETHOVEN Project Camerata Pacifica Welcomes Back The Calder Quartet For WHY BEETHOVEN Project
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2019

Camerata Pacifica concludes its 2018-2019 season, and the first of its two-season "Why Beethoven?" project, with a program built around Beethoven's B-Flat Major String Quartet, Op. 130, the third of the composer's late quartets, performed by The Calder String Quartet.... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Closes Season with ROMEO AND JULIET and Dvorak Symphony No. 8 Santa Barbara Symphony Closes Season with ROMEO AND JULIET and Dvorak Symphony No. 8
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony concludes their 65th Anniversary season this April on a high note, with everyone's favorite immortal tragedy,  Romeo & Juliet. Maestro Nir Kabaretti, who recently announced a three-year contract extension with the Symphony, will lead two spectacular performances on Saturda... (more...)
Opera Santa Barbara Adds Free Performance Of THE CRUCIBLE For Area Students Opera Santa Barbara Adds Free Performance Of THE CRUCIBLE For Area Students
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2019

Opera Santa Barbara (OperaSB) will present a free performance of its final 25th Anniversary season offering of The Crucible, 10 am Monday, April 29 at the Lobero Theatre. Underwritten in part by Montecito Bank and Trust and the Musician's Union Fund, 570 students from around the Santa Barbara and Ve... (more...)
Camerata Pacifica's 'Why Beethoven' Series Continues With Mozart, Schubert & Brahms Camerata Pacifica's 'Why Beethoven' Series Continues With Mozart, Schubert & Brahms
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

Camerata Pacifica continues its "Why Beethoven?" project with four pieces by Vienna's most beloved residents, traversing the Austrian capital's  musical landscape from 1785 - 1886. The program opens with Beethoven's String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1, followed by Mozart's Piano Quartet in G Minor,... (more...)
The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Verdi's Requiem With A Community Of Choruses The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Verdi's Requiem With A Community Of Choruses
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2019

 The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its 65th Anniversary season with two nights of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Messa da Requiem on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre.... (more...)
The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents AMADEUS LIVE The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents AMADEUS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues their 65th Anniversary season this March, with a performance of Amadeus Live, featuring guest conductor Dirk Brosse, and pianist Natasha Kislenko alongside the Santa Barbara Symphony choir, on Saturday,  March 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm at The ... (more...)
Camerata Pacifica's WHY BEETHOVEN Series Continues With The Calder Quartet Camerata Pacifica's WHY BEETHOVEN Series Continues With The Calder Quartet
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2019

Camerata Pacifica continues its "Why Beethoven?" project with the return of the Calder Quartet, who will perform Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127, and pianist Molly Morkoski, violist Jonathan Moerschel, and flutist Benjamin Smolen, who will perform Charles Ives's Piano Sonata No. ... (more...)
The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Beethoven's Triple On February 16 & 17 The Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Beethoven's Triple On February 16 & 17
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2019

This February, The Santa Barbara Symphony continues their 65th Anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven's Triple, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre.... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, A Multisensory Performance Santa Barbara Symphony Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, A Multisensory Performance
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2019

The Santa Barbara Symphony continues its 65th Anniversary season by kicking off the New Year with two performances of Pictures at an Exhibition, on January 19 at 8:00 pm and January 20 at 3:00 pm at The Granada Theatre. Maestro Nir Kabaretti will lead the Santa Barbara Symphony in a one-of-a-kind mu... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Continues Beloved Tradition of NEW YEAR'S EVE POPS Santa Barbara Symphony Continues Beloved Tradition of NEW YEAR'S EVE POPS
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2018

Ring in the New Year with Santa Barbara Symphony's Motown Take on New Year's Eve Pops!... (more...)
The Calder Quartet Joins Camerata Pacifica In First Collaboration Of 'Why Beethoven?' Project The Calder Quartet Joins Camerata Pacifica In First Collaboration Of 'Why Beethoven?' Project
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2018

Camerata Pacifica continues its ambitious 'Why Beethoven?' project in collaboration with The Calder Quartet, who will perform Beethoven's String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135, the last of the composer's quartets.... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Celebrates 65 Years Of Powerful Music, Education And Community Engagement Santa Barbara Symphony Celebrates 65 Years Of Powerful Music, Education And Community Engagement
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2018

2018 marks the 65th Anniversary for the Santa Barbara Symphony and to celebrate this significant milestone, the organization will host The Symphony Ball on October 19, and announces an extraordinary lineup of concert performances in store for the 2018-19 season. As the organization reflects back on ... (more...)
Camerata Pacifica Begins 'Why Beethoven?' Project and Kicks-off 2018-2019 Season Camerata Pacifica Begins 'Why Beethoven?' Project and Kicks-off 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2018

Renowned chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica opens its 29th season with the launch of its ambitious "Why Beethoven?" project, with 20 programs, 80 concerts, and 12 panel discussions over the course of two years. While the programming will explore the composer's three creative periods, the in-de... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Mahler 6! Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Mahler 6!
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will present Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 6 for the first time in its 64-year history on Saturday, April 21, at the Granada Theatre. An encore performance will take place on Sunday, April 22. Presented without intermiss... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Season Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2018

Subscription sales are underway for the Santa Barbara Symphony's 65th anniversary season, which will open October 20 with compelling works by Dohnanyi, Gershwin, and Berlioz. The orchestra will present a total of nine deeply satisfying programs at the Granada Theatre over the course of the season, i... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Alexander Romanovsky Performing Tchaikovsky and Liszt Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Alexander Romanovsky Performing Tchaikovsky and Liszt
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2018

Ukrainian piano virtuoso Alexander Romanovsky, whose extraordinary technique and interpretive acumen have garnered critical plaudits in the United States and Europe, will perform Franz Liszt's incandescent first piano concerto with the Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti... (more...)
SB Symphony Celebrates Leonard Bernstein SB Symphony Celebrates Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will pay tribute to the musical genius of Leonard Bernstein with performances that highlight the breadth of his legacy on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18. Featuring award-winning soprano Lisa Vroman and singers from... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Free Benefit Concert Santa Barbara Symphony To Present Free Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony, in partnership with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, invites the community to gather on Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Granada Theatre for a free concert featuring guitarist and artist-in-residence Pablo S inz Villega... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony To Perform Alongside Film Screenings Santa Barbara Symphony To Perform Alongside Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Carolyn Kuan, will perform John Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, accompanied by Fran ois Girard's engrossing film in its entirety, at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, January 20, and Sunday, January 21. Featur... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Year's Eve Concert! Santa Barbara Symphony Announces New Year's Eve Concert!
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2017

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Bob Bernhardt, will usher in the year 2018 with a rousing New Year's Eve pops concert at the Granada Theatre. Featuring a program of movie soundtrack classics and an appearance by the spellbinding theatrical circus company Troupe ... (more...)