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A NEW SEASON 2016 – 2017 SEASON BROCHURE


W Come hear the difference!

elcome to a “new season� of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra! We have been listening to you, our loyal patrons, and have created a season we are sure you will enjoy. Our full-orchestra Lobero Series accentuates the masterful conducting of Maestro Ohyama as he leads the talented musicians that you have come to know over the years. In addition, we have created more intimate events held at historically significant locations to enhance the musical experience for you. While these changes may seem slight to some, our returning audience knows this is a significant step forward for the SBCO. We are an organization on the move, maintaining the excellent artistic quality you expect while expanding with new and exciting programming and events. As you browse the pages of this newly designed brochure, I hope you are inspired to purchase your subscription. You will notice new pricing and options created just for you. As always we are here to help. If you have questions, just give us call. I look forward to celebrating a new season with you!

Kevin A. Marvin Executive Director


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COVER: DAVID BAZEMORE; LEFT: CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY; THIS PAGE FROM TOP: JONATHAN SWARTZ, MARCO BORGGREVE, CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY , LISA-MARIE MAZZUCCO.

Table of Contents OCT 8 Opening Night Party & Concert .................................4 NOV 15 Strings Tango ..................................................................6 DEC 13 A Baroque Holiday .........................................................8 JAN 24 The Greats ..................................................................... 10

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FEB 14 Romance at the Museum .......................................... 12 MAR 21 A Woodwind Affair ....................................................... 14 APR 4 Music–Dialogue! ........................................................... 16 MAY 16 Schumann Squared..................................................... 18 Venue Info ..................................................................... 20 Subscriptions ............................................................... 22

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Order Form.................................................................... 23

Programs and Artists are subject to change.

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DON’T MISS! Opening Night Party celebrating old Hollywood with a performance by State Street Ballet. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included.

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OPENING NIGHT

TOP: DAVID BAZEMORE; BOTTOM: JONATHAN SWARTZ.

THE SANTA BARBARA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S new season roars to life with one of the most popular symphonic works of all time, Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s richly emotional “New World” Symphony, followed by George Gershwin’s genre-defying yet charmingly spirited Concerto in F, featuring acclaimed pianist Wendy Chen. Ms. Chen, who at age 15 debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor André Previn, became the youngest winner ever of the National Chopin Competition in 1990. That same year she was an inaugural recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, and was named a Presidential Scholar by the National YoungArts Foundation. Ms. Chen has since performed throughout the world, garnering a steady stream of critical plaudits. The Boston Globe has lauded her “stamina, chops, brilliance, and sensitivity.” Opening Night Party includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and a performance by State Street Ballet celebrating Old Hollywood. Tickets sold separately.

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OCT 8 LOBERO 5:30 PM Opening Night Party

7:30 PM FEATURED SOLOIST Wendy Chen, Piano PROGRAM Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World” Gershwin Concerto in F

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The stunning, iconic Mural Room was painted in 1928 by illustrator and muralist Dan Sayre Groesbeck.

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STRINGS TANGO THE NEWLY RESTORED MURAL ROOM AT the Santa Barbara Courthouse will be the setting for this spicy, Spanish-flavored concert, featuring a pair of works by nuevo tango pioneer Astor Piazzolla, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s superlative Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ piquant Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena), and Luigi Boccherini’s elegantly wistful Fandango Guitar Quintet. Led by Joel Pargman, the outstanding ensemble will include fellow violinist Carrie Kennedy, violist Colleen Sugata, and cellist Paula Fehrenbach. Joining them will be guest artist Brian Head, who chairs the Classical Guitar Department at USC’s Thornton School of Music and serves as artistic director of the Guitar Foundation of America. This performance is part of an exciting, new collaboration with the Courthouse Legacy Foundation. This performance is limited to 100 tickets.

RONALD WILLIAMS

Wine reception included with ticket.

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NOV 15 SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE MURAL ROOM

7:30 PM PROGRAM Castelnuovo-Tedesco Quintet for guitar and string quartet, Op. 143 Villa-Lobos (arr. Brian Head) Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena) Piazzolla (arr. Joel Pargman) Tango – Ètudes No. 3 Four for Tango, string quartet Boccherini Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448: III. Fandango

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Concertmaster Amy Hershberger has been a staple of the SBCO for more than 20 years.

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A BAROQUE HOLIDAY

TOP: CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY; BOTTOM: BILL HELLER.

WORKS BY THREE COMPOSING TITANS OF THE Baroque era will be presented in the glorious sanctuary of All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara – a Chamber Orchestra first! Featuring a program uniquely suited to the season, including Arcangelo Corelli’s renowned Christmas Concerto, this is a holiday celebration not to be missed. A trio of talented violinists – Amy Hershberger, Sooah Kim, and Hwi-Eun Kim – will take turns in the spotlight over the course of this special evening. As concertmaster, and having performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country, Ms. Hershberger is the veteran of the ensemble. She also serves as concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony, and has been a guest concertmaster for the Pasadena Symphony and Pops, and the Fresno and Burbank Philharmonics, among others.

DEC 13 ALL SAINTSBY-THESEA

7:30 PM PROGRAM Purcell Chaconne in G minor Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in G minor, RV 578 Violin Concerto in F minor, RV 297 ‘L’inverno’ (“Winter”) Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV 522 Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, ‘Christmas Concerto’ Op. 6 No. 8

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Making his SBCO debut, Paul Huang is a much lauded “rising artist.” – The New York Times

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THE GREATS HAILED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS A “RISING artist” and lauded by The Strad magazine for his “stylish and polished playing,” Paul Huang will showcase his immense talent in a performance of Beethoven’s expansive and groundbreaking Violin Concerto in D. Also featured: Franz Schubert’s much-loved and majestic “Great” Symphony. Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Huang is widely recognized for his intensely eloquent music-making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed him “an artist with the goods for a significant career.” In 2013, The New York Times applauded his “masterly account of Barber’s Violin Concerto” with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall. Mr. Huang’s appearances with locally based Camerata Pacifica have met with similar critical effusions, at one point prompting the Santa Barbara Independent to note his “commanding tone and confident diction.”

JAN 24 LOBERO 7:30 PM FEATURED SOLOIST Paul Huang, Violin PROGRAM Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Schubert Symphony in C major, D. 944, “The Great”

MARCO BORGGREVE

5:30 pm Supper Club, tickets sold separately.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with wine, chocolate, and classical music!

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ROMANCE AT THE MUSEUM

CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY

OFTEN CITED AS THE MOST POPULAR SONG cycle in Western art music, Robert Schumann’s exquisite Dichterliebe fairly bursts with emotion, its tunefulness and lyricism as affecting as they are accessible. It’s the perfect musical selection for Valentine’s Day, made all the more special on this occasion by a turn on viola by Maestro Ohyama. Rounding out the evening is Felix Mendelssohn’s delightful Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor – completed when the precocious composer was all of 14 years old. Maestro Ohyama has served as the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra’s music director and conductor for more than three decades, and has held prominent conducting positions elsewhere, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It was as a violist of extraordinary grace and finesse that he first made a name for himself, however. Come hear this legendary performer take up the instrument that first brought him fame. This performance is part of a continued collaboration with the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

FEB 14 MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

7:30 PM FLEISCHMANN AUDITORIUM FEATURING Maestro Ohyama, Viola PROGRAM Schumann Dichterliebe, Op. 48 “A Poet’s Love” (arr. for viola and piano) Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2

Wine and chocolate reception included with ticket.

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SBCO principal musicians Jennifer Olson, flute and Claire Brazeau, oboe pictured.

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A WOODWIND AFFAIR A SUMPTUOUS FEAST FOR DISCERNING woodwind aficionados, this program combines three modernist delicacies – Poulenc’s charming, dance-based Suite française (d’après Claude Gervaise), Stravinsky’s Russian-folk-infused Symphonies of Wind Instruments (dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy), and Kurt Weill’s famed “Kleine Dreigroschenmusik” Suite from The Threepenny Opera – with an agreeably complimentary work by contemporary composer Jeff Scott. A French horn player of great accomplishment, Mr. Scott is perhaps best known as a founding member of the adventurous, Grammynominated quintet Imani Winds, whose dynamic performances The Washington Post has described as “exuding a sultry sophistication.” His numerous arranging and composing credits include theatrical production scores as well as original works for solo winds, wind and brass quintet, horn quartet, and jazz ensembles.

DAVID BAZEMORE

5:30 pm Supper Club, tickets sold separately.

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MAR 21 LOBERO 7:30 PM PROGRAM Poulenc Suite française (d’après Claude Gervaise) Scott Sacred Women Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 1947 Revision Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, Suite from The Threepenny Opera

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KUSC’s Alan Chapman returns as host.

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MUSIC– DIALOGUE!

TOP: CAPTURED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Back by popular demand, noted radio host Alan Chapman will join several members of the Chamber Orchestra for an intimate evening of music and related discussion, including a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s exuberant String Quartet No. 3 in D major. Participating musicians will include the inestimable Maestro Heiichiro Ohyama. Mr. Chapman hosts and produces three regular programs on Classical KUSC, the nation’s largest and most-listened-to public radio and nonprofit classical music station. Currently a member of the music theory faculty at Colburn Conservatory, he can be heard globally as host of Delta Airlines’ inflight classical channel. Well known as a pre-concert lecturer, Mr. Chapman has been a regular speaker on the L.A. Philharmonic’s Upbeat Live series since its inception in 1984. He also is active as a composer/lyricist, appearing frequently in cabaret performances with his wife, soprano Karen Benjamin.

APR 4 UNIVERSITY CLUB

7:30 PM GUEST HOST Alan Chapman PROGRAM Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44 No. 1

This performance is limited to 100 tickets. Wine and dessert reception included with ticket.

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An artist “worth getting excited about” (The New York Times), Alessio Bax returns to the SBCO stage.

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SCHUMANN SQUARED A DOUBLE HELPING OF ROBERT SCHUMANN will bring the season to a memorable close. We welcome back dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax for Schumann’s intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A minor, followed by a stirring orchestral performance of the remarkably triumphant Symphony No. 2 in C.

LISA-MARIE MAZZUCCO

Praised for his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and extraordinary technique, Mr. Bax has appeared as a soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle. Last season he embarked on successful tours of South America and Asia, and returned to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for engagements in New York and on tour, among other highlights. According to Gramophone magazine, “His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity.”

MAY 16 LOBERO 7:30 PM FEATURED SOLOIST Alessio Bax, Piano PROGRAM Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

5:30 pm Supper Club, tickets sold separately.

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VENUE INFORMATION / LOBERO THEATRE

Lobero Theatre

STAGE

33 East Canon Perdido Street From its earliest days, the Lobero has been Santa Barbara’s grand stage for both community and professional performances. Showcasing great performers since the 1920s, the Lobero quickly became a favorite stop for artists from a variety of disciplines, including various jazz musicians such as the notable Herbie Hancock. It is the home stage for many of the major performing arts groups in the Santa Barbara community, including the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. 20

Section A Section B Wheelchair Access

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PATRICK PRICE

VENUE INFORMATION / ENRICHMENT SERIES

Mural Room, Santa Barbara Courthouse

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

1100 Anacapa Street

Fleischmann Auditorium 2559 Puesta del Sol

The grand painting in the Mural Room of the Santa Barbara Courthouse was painted in 1928 by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. Beginning with the Chumash watching the arrival of the Spanish, the mural depicts historic events including the construction of the Santa Barbara Mission. The Mural Room has become an iconic part of Santa Barbara’s culture and community.

Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has established major collections in anthropology, earth sciences and zoology, producing major scientific works and offering diverse educational programs. The SBCO is excited to continue its tradition of bringing together history and music at this unique venue.

All Saintsby-the-Sea

University Club of Santa Barbara

83 Eucalyptus Lane

1332 Santa Barbara Street

The solemn beauty of All Saints-by-the-Sea has served as a backdrop for many of life’s transitions: marriages, baptisms, confirmations, and other rites of passage. With its iconic craftsman design of stone and wood, this sanctuary has been a warm and welcoming beacon for 116 years. It has continuously brought the Santa Barbara community together and creates the perfect setting for an orchestral event.

A Santa Barbara tradition dating back nearly 100 years, the University Club is the premier private social club located in the heart of downtown. Its central location and charming setting make it a highly sought after location for numerous reasons. The ambiance created from the historic decor and beautiful surrounding gardens makes it an intimate venue for the SBCO.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS

3 Packages to Choose From Subscription availability is limited—don’t miss the opportunity to reserve your seats today!

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PLATINUM PACKAGE BEST SAVINGS!

GOLD PACKAGE

SILVER PACKAGE MOST FLEXIBLE!

Includes all eight concerts and Opening Night Party with a 25% discount on all items Total Price: $436.25 Section A $406.25 Section B Save $144.75 – $154.75 off single ticket prices

Includes all four Lobero concerts, A Baroque Holiday, and Romance at the Museum with a 20% discount on all items Total Price: $308 Section A $276 Section B Save $68 – $76 PLATINUM 25% DISCOUNT

10/8

Opening Night Party

10/8

Opening Night

Includes four or more concerts of your choice with a 15% discount on all items Total Price: starting at $186 based on your concert selection

GOLD 20% DISCOUNT

SILVER 15% DISCOUNT

Avail. as add-on at regular price

Avail. as add-on at regular price

11/15 Strings Tango 12/13 A Baroque Holiday 1/24

The Greats

2/14

Romance in the Museum

3/21

A Woodwind Affair

4/4

Music—Dialogue!

5/16

Schumann Squared

Box Office Fee

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Choose four or more

$20/package

$20/package

$4/ticket

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ORDER FORM

Complete and mail to: SBCO, PO Box 90903 Santa Barbara, CA 93190

Order by phone: 805-966-2441 Order online:

sbco.org

Select Your Subscription

All pricing below is the discount rate and includes box office fees. Programs and artists subject to change. For additional details view the chart on page 22. PACKAGE

SEC A

SEC B

GEN ADM

TOTAL $

PLATINUM

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GOLD

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____ x $55

____ x $46.50

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SILVER (choose four or more) 10/8 Opening Night 11/15 Strings Tango

____ x $55

$

12/13 A Baroque Holiday

____ x $55

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1/24 The Greats

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____ x $46.50

____ x $55

____ x $46.50

2/14 Romance in the Museum 3/21 A Woodwind Affair

____ x $55

4/4 Music—Dialogue! 5/16 Schumann Squared

____ x $55

____ x $79 (reg price)

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GRAND TOTAL

Tickets will be mailed in September 2016.

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o Please check here if you would like your tickets held at the Lobero Box Office

Email Address City, State, Zip

Payment Method o Credit Card

o Check enclosed

CC #

Signature

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Please consider making a one-time taxdeductible donation to the SBCO. Thank you!

DONATION

$ $

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Add the 10/8 Opening Night Party to any Gold or Silver Package!

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Thank you for your order—we look forward to celebrating the 2016 – 2017 Season with you!


MAY 16 / 7:30 PM / LOBERO THEATRE

SCHUMANN SQUARED

APR 4 / 7:30 PM / UNIVERSITY CLUB

MUSIC–DIALOGUE!

MAR 21 / 7:30 PM / LOBERO THEATRE

A WOODWIND AFFAIR

FEB 14 / 7:30 PM SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

ROMANCE AT THE MUSEUM

JAN 24 / 7:30 PM / LOBERO THEATRE

THE GREATS

DEC 13 / 7:30 PM ALL SAINTS-BY-THE-SEA

A BAROQUE HOLIDAY

NOV 15 / 7:30 PM SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE MURAL ROOM

STRINGS TANGO

OCT 8 / 5:30 PM PARTY 7:30 PM CONCERT / LOBERO THEATRE

OPENING NIGHT

SBCO 2016 – 2017 SEASON

PO Box 90903 Santa Barbara, CA 93190-0903

NONPROFIT ORG.

PERMIT NO. 216

SANTA BARBARA, CA

U.S. POSTAGE PAID

SBCO 2016-17 Season Brochure  

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra 2016-17 Season Brochure

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