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Philharmonia Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Philharmonia Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.3
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.5


Please note: NO LATE SEATING for this performance.


Thu 10/6/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Philharmonia Orchestra


"Following the Ninth" Film Screening and Conversation
The Santa Barbara Symphony presents a FREE screening of the documentary film "Following the Ninth" in conjunction with their Opening Weekend presentation of Beethoveny's 9th Sympohny.

Filmed on 5 continents and in 12 countries, Following The Ninth is the story of four people whose lives have been transformed, repaired and healed by the 9th's message:' Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All People Are Connected).' At Tienanmen Square in 1989, students played the 9th over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush their protests for freedom. In Chile, women under the Pinochet dictatorship sang the 9th at torture prisons, and those inside took hope when they heard the music. In Japan each December, the 9th is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus. Part road trip, part adventure, Following The Ninth is a story about the power of music and human resilience in dark times.

Join us after the screening for a Director's Q & A Panel with filmmaker Kerry Candaele, Maestro Nir Kabaretti, Symphony Board Member Howard Jay Smith, and San Marcos High School Vocal Director Carolyn Teraoka-Brady.
Thu 10/13/16 4:30PM The Granada Theatre "Following the Ninth" Film Screening and Conversation


Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Celebrate the grandeur of music with Beethoven’s 9th, his final and most famous symphony. The Santa Barbara Symphony season opener unites the entire community, featuring the choruses of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire of Voyces, Westmont College, UCSB, and San Marcos High School, and some of Santa Barbara’s popular soloists. Come experience the poetic thrill of what is often described as the most inspiring and influential work ever composed. This program will be performed with no intermission.


Sat 10/15/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth
Sun 10/16/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Ninth


<i>Carmen</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
Carmen
The world’s sexiest femme fatale, a bullfighter, and a soldier with a fatal obsession ignite the Granada stage in Opera Santa Barbara’s grand season opener. Spend an evening in George Bizet’s romantic and dangerous world of gypsies, smugglers, bullfighters and flamenco dancers all set to some of opera’s most memorable music.

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here

Sung in French with English Supertitles


Fri 11/4/16 7:30PM The Granada Theatre Carmen
Sun 11/6/16 2:30PM The Granada Theatre Carmen


Warsaw Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Warsaw Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture, Op.81
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphony No.4



Mon 11/7/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Warsaw Philharmonic


Favorite Piano Masterworks
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Favorite Piano Masterworks
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Relive some of your favorite piano works with this popular program, which will bring pianists together for Mozart’s fabulous Concerto for Two Pianos and Tchaikovsky’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1.


Sat 11/19/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks
Sun 11/20/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Favorite Piano Masterworks


Peter and the Wolf
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Peter and the Wolf

Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Join storyteller Michael Katz and the Santa Barbara Symphony for this delightful musical tale of young Peter and his animal friends, as well as other orchestral favorites for all the family. Concert is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Sat 11/26/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Peter and the Wolf


New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie
Tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Bid a celebratory farewell to 2016 as you spend New Year’s Eve entertained by favorites from stage, screen and Broadway with acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie. We’ll light up the Granada from 8:30 to 10:30 on New Year’s Eve, welcoming the New Year in unforgettable style.


Sat 12/31/16 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops with Cirque de la Symphonie


Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with a live orchestra concert accompanying scenes from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia (1940) and from Fantasia 2000, highlighting a selection of both films’ magnificent repertoire. Iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, including Mickey Mouse in Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, will be shown in high definition on the big screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. (c) All rights reserved.


Sat 1/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Sun 1/29/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Disney Fantasia Live in Concert


Bruckner Orchestra Linz
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Bruckner Orchestra Linz

Robert Schumann: Symphony No.1
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


Tue 2/7/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Bruckner Orchestra Linz


Iconic Schubert & Copland
2016/2017 SB Symphony
Iconic Schubert & Copland
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

A monumental program starting with Schubert’s cherished “Unfinished” Symphony followed by the West Coast premiere of American composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Clarinet Concer¬to, co-commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra - a first the Santa Barbara Symphony. Completing this majestic program is Copland's iconic Symphony No. 3.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 2/11/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland
Sun 2/12/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Iconic Schubert & Copland


<i>The Cunning Little Vixen</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
The Cunning Little Vixen
Humans and animals bump into one another in a moonlit Czech forest in this humorous and tender allegory about the circle of life. Filled with dancing dragonflies, talking frogs, a litter of fox cubs and some endearingly tipsy humans, this beautiful new production will warm the hearts and light up the faces of adults and children alike.

Sung in English with English Supertitles.

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen
Sun 3/5/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre The Cunning Little Vixen


St Petersburg Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
St Petersburg Philharmonic

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No.10



Tue 3/14/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre St Petersburg Philharmonic


The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
2016/2017 SB Symphony
The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

There is nothing compared to experiencing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live. The Santa Barbara Symphony celebrates the seasons with a magical combination of this work and Piazzolla’s Tango inspired The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert concludes with Haydn’s dramatic Symphony 101, described as pure heartfelt joy.


Sat 3/18/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla
Sun 3/19/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre The Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla


Danish National Symphony Orchestra
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.1


Tue 3/28/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Danish National Symphony Orchestra


Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony presents one of Grieg’s best-known works, his Piano Concerto, combined with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

Programming change as of 7/14/2016


Sat 4/15/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius
Sun 4/16/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Northern Impressions: The Best of Grieg and Sibelius


<i>La Rondine</i>
2016/2017 Opera Santa Barbara
La Rondine
A woman with a past is given a second chance when she falls in love with a young student. From the sumptuous salons of belle epoque Paris, to bustling nightclubs and the romantic French Riviera, we follow the beautiful Magda - “the swallow” - in her bittersweet journey to recapture the innocence of youth in Puccini’s only “operetta.”

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Single tickets go on-sale 8/1/2016 @ 10am. Subscriptions on-sale NOW -- please call Opera Santa Barbara at 805-898-3890 or click here


Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine
Sun 4/30/17 2:30PM The Granada Theatre La Rondine


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2016/2017 CAMA Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.1
Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”)
Franz Schubert: Symphony No.2



Sun 5/7/17 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


From Paris to Broadway
2016/2017 SB Symphony
From Paris to Broadway
Single tickets on sale 9/15/2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony honors Paris, one of the world’s great cities and once considered the classical music center of Europe, where many composers made their debut. This program celebrates Mozart’s, Saint-Saëns', Liszt’s and Gershwin’s ties to Paris.


Sat 5/13/17 8:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway
Sun 5/14/17 3:00PM The Granada Theatre From Paris to Broadway