Festa Italiana

Sunday, October 20, 2019 3:00PM

<i>Festa Italiana</i>
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Tickets: $31 – $137*
*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
(Prices include Facility Fee)

Santa Barbara Symphony Presents
Festa Italiana

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
Francesca Dego, Violin

The Santa Barbara Symphony opens its 66th season with a burst of energy courtesy of the great Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. The overture to his mid-career masterpiece La Forza del Destino covers a range of emotion, but is ultimately propulsive and exhilarating. Critically acclaimed violinist Francesca Dego next performs Niccolò Paganini’s demanding Violin Concerto No. 1. Written during a three-month sojourn in Rome in 1880, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s fantasy Capriccio Italien offers a richly descriptive portrait of Italy. This delightful Italian-themed program concludes with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, which radiates irresistible joy and affection.

Pre-concert lectures start one hour before show time!

Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Paganini: Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D Major
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, “Italian”

Generously Sponsored By:
Montecito Bank & Trust, Principal Sponsor
Susan Aberle, Selection Sponsor
Barbara Burger and Paul Munch, Selection Sponsor
Anne Smith Towbes, Dinner Sponsor

Subscription packages are available through the Santa Barbara Symphony website or by calling (805) 898-9386.