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 By Bonnie Carroll

Renowned Guest Conductor Matthias Bamert and The Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra delighted the audience at the November 23 and 24th performances of Mozart Serenade No. 10 for Winds and Double Bass in B-flat major, K. 361, “Gran Partita”, Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 in G major), K. 525 and Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183, which was sponsored by the Mosher Foundation , Westmont College and John A. Rodriguez II.

Matthias Bamert began his career at the Cleveland Orchestra, has held music director positions with the  Swiss Radio Orchestra, London Mozart Players, was Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra dnd was Associate of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

A prolific recording artist, Barmert has made over 80 discs, many of which have won international prizes. His recording include 24 discs of Mozart’s contemporaries with the London Mozart Players, Sir Hubert Parry (the complete Symphonies) and Frank Martin (5 discs) with the London Philharmonic, the symphonies of Roberto Gerhard with the BBC Symphony, Dutch composers with the Residentie Orchestra, and the Stokowski transcriptions, Korngold and Dohmnanyi with the BBC Philharmonic.

Tickets are now on sale for the Santa Barbara Symphony New Year’s Eve POPS Concert on December 31, 2013 at 8:30 p.m., Featuring Bob Bernahrdt with a Pops feast of tunes you and hour family will love to ring in the New Year.

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