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FEBRUARY 2016


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appy New Year! I’m excited to continue our inaugural year of Ovation with this second edition. Each quarter we’ll be bringing you exciting news along with introductions to members of the SBCO family including our musicians and donors. I look forward to sharing insights and inspirations with you throughout the year. Our 2015–16 season resumed in grand style February 9 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, with fine wines, gourmet chocolate truffles, and a powerful reminder that our beloved ensemble is led by one of the world’s great violists. Hearing Maestro Ohyama and his SBCO colleagues give wonderfully incisive readings of works by Mozart and F. Devienne affirmed once more that ours is truly an elite group of musicians. I recently had the opportunity to address the Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Monday Luncheon Forum. It was a great experience to introduce the SBCO to a new audience, reinvigorating my desire to continue educating Santa Barbara about the Chamber Orchestra and its place in our community. We continue to listen to you, our loyal patrons and partners, as we plot the organization’s way forward. We want to know if we are on the right track, and surveys are especially helpful in this regard. We appreciate all those who have taken the time to fill one (or more) out. Please keep them coming! Today, our work continues to create an organization worthy of our musicians and patrons. I appreciate your continued support and welcome the opportunity to greet you at one of our upcoming events.

CLASSICAL CONNECTIONS The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is launching an innovative outreach program to study the therapeutic benefits of classical music for individuals suffering cognitive or neurological impairment. A growing body of evidence suggests that music therapy can promote memory recall and improve emotional health among dementia patients. Classical Connections, which is due to be inaugurated this spring in collaboration with the Friendship Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Chapter, will involve weekly chamber music performances followed by a detailed analysis of observable changes in cognitive function among audience members. The performances will take place over six weeks in local senior care facilities, and the analysis will be conducted by an independent researcher. For more information, call (805) 966-2441.

Kevin A. Marvin Executive Director

Five ways to Give The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s concert season and community outreach programs depend on the generosity of donors like you. Every gift, no matter its size, is an investment in the tradition of world-class classical music in Santa Barbara. You can contribute to the Chamber Orchestra in a variety of ways:

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DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FUND

BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER

Your individual donation supports exceptional performances and community outreach activities all season long.

Help sustain the SBCO while enjoying increased brand recognition and benefits for your business. Corporate partnerships include sponsorships, advertising, social media messages and a presence on our website.

Have you asked your employer about matching gifts to the SBCO’s annual fund?


SBCO SPOTLIGHT: JACKI BELT AND FRED CLOUGH Though Jacki Belt and Fred Clough boast broadly dissimilar backgrounds, the cosmopolitan pair shares an affinity for outstanding classical music, which inevitably led them to the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.

Pictured: Jacki Belt and Fred Clough

“When I arrived in Santa Barbara I looked for cultural opportunities and involvement that would approximate what I had enjoyed in larger cities,” said Jacki, who relocated to the area four years ago. “Fred and I were delighted to discover the Chamber Orchestra, whose performances are consistently world-class.”

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The son of a U.S. diplomat, Fred enjoyed an itinerant childhood on several continents before completing his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and attending UCLA School of Law. After a brief stint practicing law in Los Angeles, he set up shop in Santa Barbara, where he was a fixture of the local legal scene from 1973 until his retirement in 2010.

EARNED REVENUE FOUNDATION GRANTS

In addition to his private practice, Fred was Santa Barbara City Attorney for a time, and most recently served as general counsel of Pacific Capital Bank, which operated Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and three other community banks. He has led numerous nonprofit Boards in the area.

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Also an avid cyclist, Fred’s exploits on two wheels have become the stuff of legend locally and beyond. His 2007 Race Across America team set a new land speed record for their 60-plus age group. Born in St. Louis, Jacki earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder before obtaining a masters and a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She went on to practice privately as a licensed psychologist in that city till her retirement.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS CORPORATE DONATIONS

Today her nonprofit efforts include the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara and serving on the Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors. Jacki and Fred are season subscribers and support the ensemble as members of the Maestro Society. “We’re continually struck by the intimacy of the Chamber Orchestra. It just seems so fitting for this beautiful city by the sea,” she said.

While earned revenue (ticketing) accounts for a growing share of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s annual operating budget, contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies continue to fund most of the organization’s activities.

Call (805) 966-2441 to find out how you can help keep the music playing.

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BECOME A CONCERT AND EVENT SPONSOR

INCLUDE A GIFT IN YOUR ESTATE PLAN

CONTRIBUTE TO OUR LEGACY

Leave a lasting and important legacy for the next generation of audiences. Consult an advisor for more information on planned giving, and contact our office so we can acknowledge your generosity by providing you with appropriate donor benefits.

Ensure that the SBCO can perform at the highest level of artistic excellence for years to come by contributing to the Chamber Orchestra’s endowment. Your endowment gift provides a true financially sustainable future for the Orchestra.

Support the SBCO by underwriting the costs of SBCO performances and events. Through your sponsorship, concerts can be dedicated to a loved one or a special occasion.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers Joe Campanelli, Chair Don Lafler, President Peter T. Favero, Treasurer Catherine Karayan Wilbur, Secretary Members at Large Jacki Belt, Ph.D. Leslie Bisno Robert Hanrahan Mahri Kerley Roy Martinez Richard Ross, M.D. M. Stephen Weatherford, Ph.D.

ARTISTIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA BARBARA, CA

PERMIT NO. 216 PO Box 90903 Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0903

Heiichiro Ohyama, Music Director and Conductor Kevin A. Marvin, Executive Director Leslie Velez, Director of Development Margaret Holsinger, Executive Assistant and Outreach Program Manager Tina Kane, Artistic Operations Coordinator Stephanie Siemens, Donor and Patron Services Coordinator Catherine Biagini, Orchestra Librarian Andrew Klein, Orchestra Personnel Manager

MAR 22 / 7:30 PM / LOBERO THEATRE

INSPIRING Martin Beaver, Violin MOZART: Overture: The Marriage of Figaro MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto Op. 64

APR 5 / 7:30 PM UNIVERSITY CLUB OF SANTA BARBARA

MUSIC – DIALOGUE! A conversation featuring Maestro Ohyama, musicians, and KUSC radio host Alan Chapman surrounds the performance of: MENDELSSOHN: String Quintet No. 2, Op. 87

MAY 17 / 7:30 PM / LOBERO THEATRE

GLORIOUS Alessio Bax, Piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor” Op. 73* MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” Op. 107 *changed from original announcement

Dessert and wine included!

WATCH FOR NEWS! Season Preview Party hosted by Montecito Bank & Trust.

Join us for Supper Club, Mar 22 and May 17 at 6:00 pm in the Lobero Courtyard. Dinner provided by Via Maestra 42 with wine from our sponsors.

Contact us at (805) 966-2441 or info@sbco.org Photos by David Bazemore

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