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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Carmina Burana
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Carmina Burana
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Once in a generation a performance comes along that is destined to be legendary – this is it.The Symphony opens the season with the spectacular Carmina Burana. From Beethoven’s Leonore Overture to Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, it’s a rich evening of remarkable music, culminating with the heart-pounding choreography of State Street Ballet and the beautiful voices of the Santa Barbara Choral Society in Carmina Burana. Simply exquisite!

Sat 10/17/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Carmina Burana
Sun 10/18/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Carmina Burana


Shakespeare Set to Music
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Shakespeare Set to Music
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Shakespeare once said, "All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players." This November, we couldn’t agree more as we continue in our spirit of collaboration, partnering with the Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) for Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The program also features William Walton’s film score for As You Like It, and Prokofiev’s memorable Romeo and Juliet. Join us as artists of the ETC share the stage to play their many parts in wonderfully dramatic fashion.

Sat 11/14/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Shakespeare Set to Music
Sun 11/15/15 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Shakespeare Set to Music


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
2015-2016 CAMA
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
The 2015|16 season marks Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s 43rd year of making internationally acclaimed music, from classical to contemporary, while reinventing the way individuals and organizations across the world think about collaboration, outreach, and democratic leadership.

Mon 11/30/15 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


New Year's Eve Pops
2015/2016 SB Symphony
New Year's Eve Pops
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Bid a celebratory farewell to 2015 as you spend New Year’s Eve entertained by favorites from stage, screen and Broadway. Widely considered Santa Barbara’s not-to-be-missed party, we’ll light up the Granada from 8:30 to 10:30 on New Year’s Eve, welcoming the new year in unforgettable style.

Thu 12/31/15 8:30PM The Granada Theatre New Year's Eve Pops


Handel's Water Music + Bartok
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Handel's Water Music + Bartok
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

January brings an opportunity to explore the rich virtuosity of your orchestra, featuring a work that is sure to highlight their talents, Bela Bartok’s masterful Concerto for Orchestra, plus the US premiere of Italian composer Christian Carrara’s Machpelah. Hear the brass section shine with Gabrieli’s Symphoniae sacrae for anitiphonal brass. It’s an evening to see firsthand why your beloved Symphony is one of the city’s cultural jewels.

Sat 1/16/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Handel's Water Music + Bartok
Sun 1/17/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Handel's Water Music + Bartok


Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

Sergei Rachmaninoff has earned a special place in the hearts of classical music aficionados the world over. In February, your Symphony pays tribute to this remarkable composer and piano virtuoso. Join us as we feature some of Rachmaninoff’s most often performed piano pieces, taking you on a magnificent journey to his last composition, Symphonic Dances, considered by many to be the masterpiece and summary of his musical genius.

Sat 2/13/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Rachmaninoff's Most Popular
Sun 2/14/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Rachmaninoff's Most Popular


Maestro's Favorites
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Maestro's Favorites
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

In 2006, Maestro Kabaretti came to the Santa Barbara Symphony to inspire musicians and thrill audiences. Now, in this 10th anniversary celebration of his astonishing tenure, he continues his legacy in remarkable fashion. We encourage you to be part of this historic event, which includes two of the beloved masterworks from his first concerts as Music Director, and features one of our orchestra’s own great stars, Principal Trumpet Jon Lewis, as soloist in the Hummel Trumpet Concerto.

Sat 3/12/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Maestro's Favorites
Sun 3/13/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Maestro's Favorites


Montréal Symphony Orchestra
The Montréal Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal) was founded in 1934 and stands today as one of North America’s great orchestras. The orchestra has produced nearly 100 recordings, earning 48 national and international awards.

Thu 3/24/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Montréal Symphony Orchestra


Sounds of the Ocean
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Sounds of the Ocean
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

In this nod to Santa Barbara’s intrinsic relationship to water, we perform three of the most memorable pieces on the subject, including Debussy’s masterpiece, La Mer. Maestro Kabaretti also welcomes back the remarkably talented young violinist Timothy Chooi as he performs one of the best loved violin concertos of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Sat 4/9/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Sounds of the Ocean
Sun 4/10/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Sounds of the Ocean


Los Angeles Philharmonic
2015-2016 CAMA
Los Angeles Philharmonic
The incomparable Los Angeles Philharmonic returns for its much anticipated yearly visit to Santa Barbara, this time under the baton of young Czech maestro Jakub Hruša who is Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Prague Philharmonia, Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and a regular guest conductor of other world leading orchestras.

Sun 5/1/16 4:00PM The Granada Theatre Los Angeles Philharmonic


Best of Classical Guitar
2015/2016 SB Symphony
Best of Classical Guitar
Single Tickets On Sale 9/15/2015

All good things must come to an end, but don’t fret! We finish our season with the musical treat of classical guitar. Rediscover the brilliant film composer and Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein, in his evocative Guitar Concerto. Your season then closes with Bruckner’s most popular work, his Symphony No. 4. It’s a night that’s certain to leave you counting down the days until our next season begins!

Sat 5/14/16 8:00PM The Granada Theatre Best of Classical Guitar
Sun 5/15/16 3:00PM The Granada Theatre Best of Classical Guitar