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Ted Atkatz

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor

Ted Atkatz, Percussion

Wagner: Tannhauser Overture

Christopher Rouse: “Der Gerettete Alberich” Percussion Concerto

Holst: The Planets Suite


The Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2013-14 season opens with a drum roll. The concerts feature a special ‘opening night’ theme. Grab your date for a festive VIP red carpet entrance to the concert featuring Wagner’s epic and bracing Tannhauser Overture, followed by Grammy and Pulitzer prize winning Christopher Rouse’s witty Percussion Concerto. Watch for guest soloist Ted Atkatz, who has been described by The New York Times as having reached the pinnacle of his profession. Following intermission, Maestro Nir Kabaretti leads the orchestra in Gustav Holst’s The Planets, seven movements portraying the astrological traits of the known planets of the composer’s time. The entire evening promises a rousing start to the Symphony’s season of rediscovery.


Dates & Times
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Matinee

A fascinating 30-minute Pre-concert Talk, “Behind the Music,” begins one hour before each performance

Location:              The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA93101

Cost:                        $35-$130


All Santa Barbara Symphony season concerts take place at The Granada Theatre. Each concert includes a pre-concert lecture, “Behind the Music” beginning one hour before the concert.

To purchase subscriptions for the Symphony’s upcoming 2013-14, call the Santa Barbara Symphony Office at (805) 898-9386. Single tickets and subscriptions are also available online at Discounted student tickets are available for $10 with valid student ID.

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