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On The Upbeat March 2015 • Volume 8, Edition 5

2014-2015 Subscription Series MARCH 14 & 15, 2015


a few words from...


Nir Kabaretti, Conductor Chad Hoopes, Violin Laura Dubroca, Flamenco Dancer

David Pratt

executive director

Symphonie Espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21


Dear Symphony patrons, This weekend marks my first official concerts as the new Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. I am thrilled and honored to step into this important leadership position in the organization. Over the coming months I look forward to getting to know many of you and hearing your thoughts on our orchestra. I believe classical music plays a critical role in the cultural fabric of any community, and often at the core of this is the city’s symphony orchestra, not only with inspiring, engaging and entertaining concerts, but through meaningful education programs that have demonstrated impact with young people. The success of orchestras in the 21st century is based on a number of key groups working together. It’s a partnership between musicians, donors/sponsors, ticket buyers, board, and the administration. No orchestra will survive unless it’s deeply rooted in the community and these groups are in sync. I look forward to working with each of these groups as the Executive Director to grow the organization so that the Symphony is around for another sixty years. We will launch our 2015/16 season at the end of this month. Keep an eye out for the new season brochure in the mail and online—there are some spectacular concerts and programs planned. Thank you for coming and please help spread the word about this cultural jewel right here in Santa Barbara—this is your symphony orchestra!

Allegro non troppo Scherzando: Allegro molto Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo Andante Rondo: Allegro


MASSENET Ballet Music from Le Cid


Castillane Andalouse Aragonaise Aubade

Catalane Madrilène Navarraise

Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve


Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 Alborada: Vivo e strepitoso — Variations: Andante con moto — Alborada: Vivo e strepitoso — Scena e canto gitano: Allegretto Fandango asturiano sponsored by

Principal Concert Sponsors

ROBERT WEBER Artist Sponsor

Join Ramón Araïza for “Behind the Music” beginning one hour before each concert!

David Pratt Executive Director

Sponsored by Marilynn L. Sullivan & Marlyn Bernard Bernstein


Impressions of Spain On the Upbeat Program Notes  

Santa Barbara Symphony March 14-15, 2015

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