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SB Symphony Opening Night
updated: Oct 13, 2013, 12:00 PM

By Bonnie Carroll

Santa Barbara Symphony 2013-14 Season opened this weekend with a Behind the Music talk by Ramon Araiza, a red carpet to photograph guests as they arrived, a champagne toast and an amazing musical evening with Nir Kabaretti, Conductor, Ted Atkatz, Percussionist and the Women of the Santa Barbara Choral Society performing to Wagner, Rouse and Holst.

The brilliant skills of Maestro Kabaretti along with the talented orchestra and guest percussionist Ted Atkitz created a totally innovative and modern presentation of the Rouse Fantasy for Percussion and Orchestra and was given a standing ovation from a full house in the Granada Theatre.

The evening was sponsored by Casa Dorinda and Montecito Bank & Trust and was followed by a Blush Catered reception, with wine sponsor Deep Sea Coastal California Wines. It was a magnificent start to the new season. The Maestro and staff shared their delight to begin a new season, and thanked the many sponsors and donors who make the symphony programs possible. Bravo to the entire Santa Barbara Symphony family! To become a subscriber or for program information visit:

Photo IDs 1. Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Riesenfeld, 2. Conductor Nir Kabaretti & Percussionist Ted Atkatz 3. David Grossman, Executive Director 4. Ramon Araiza (Behind the Music Host) 5. Maestro with symphony lover Mary Lasch 6. Lobby crowd attending opening night.

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