The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra 2012-2013 season grand finale features music from the 18th century Classical Period, situated between the Baroque and Romantic eras. This period sought to emulate the ideals of Classical Greece. Classicism emphasized well-articulated formality, structural clarity and order, but included brighter contrasts and an element of simplicity.
Alessio Bax, an audience favorite, will be joining SBCO as the featured piano soloist. Mr. Bax is praised for creating "a ravishing listening experience" with his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations and dazzling facility. "His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity," says Gramophone magazine, leading to "an out-of-body experience" (Dallas Morning News). Since taking first prizes at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition and the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, Bax has won audiences across the globe.
Rossini — L'Italiana in Algeri: Overture
Schubert — Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 485
Mozart — Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
After almost a year of renovation, The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra returns to its home in Lobero Theatre for a special Homecoming Celebration on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30pm Led by Music Director Heiichiro Ohyama, the program opens with the last Symphony composed by Mozart or Symphony 41 “Jupiter” K551 in C Major. The second half features the SBCO performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Op. 55.
You won’t want to miss experiencing the SBCO back on its home stage performing two of the most charming and joyful musical works ever written. Celebrate the return to downtown Santa Barbara of the SBCO….naturally yours, Santa Barbara.
Before every concert, we invite you and your friends to enjoy the Supper Club, a delicious hot supper served buffet-style. Supper Club is a great place to make new friends, chat with current friends, and engage with other chamber music aficionados. We look forward to meeting you!
Food and beverage service starts at 6:00pm to give you plenty of time to get into the concert hall for the 7:30pm concert.
Make your reservation now by calling the SBCO office at: 966-2441.
The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra depends more upon donations from individuals than any other source of income. Ticket sales alone do not cover the wonderful music provided by Maestro Ohyama and our world-class musicians. Please join us and help support this local treasure by calling: 966-2441.
The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra relies on its Volunteers to help create an unforgetable experience for our patrons. If you would like to help craft that unique musical experience, please contact us.