Santa Barbara in Concert
Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. on KDB, 93.7 FM, Santa Barbara and KESC, 99.7 FM, San Luis Obispo

Classical KUSC brings you a series of concerts from the Central Coast Saturdays at 8 p.m. in Santa Barbara on 93.7 FM, KDB. Santa Barbara in Concert features a variety of leading musical ensembles from the Central Coast, from Opera Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West, CAMA and Camerata Pacifica, to the Quire of Voyces, Festival Mozaic and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra.

Santa Barbara in Concert is hosted and produced by Robin Pressman who also hosts and produces the daily Central Coast Calendar of arts events on KDB. Gail Eichenthal is executive producer of the series.

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Program Listing

July 15, 2017
Festival Mozaic: Mozart in the Mission

John Novacek, piano
Scott Yoo, conductor

Mozart: Serenade for Winds in c minor, K. 388
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 24
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden”

August 19, 2017
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Heiichiro Ohyama, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano

Schumann: Piano Concerto
Schumann: Symphony No. 2

September 16, 2017
Santa Barbara Symphony

Nir Kabaretti, conductor
Natasha Kislenko,piano
Marcus Groh, piano

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

Oct 21, 2017
Camerata Pacifica

Adrian Spence, director

Mysliveček: Wind Octet No. 3 in B-flat Major
Mozart: Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388
Mozart: Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, K. 375
Gounod: Petite Symphonie

November 18, 2017
Music Academy of the West
Academy Festival Orchestra

Adrian Spence, director
Larry Rachleff, conductor

Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

Gabriela Lena Frank: Three Latin-American Dances
Stravinsky: Ballet, The Rite of Spring

December 16, 2017
Santa Barbara Choral Society Annual Holiday Celebration

JoAnne Wasserman, conductor
Shirley Jones, narrator

Stephen Dombek: “Fanfare de Noel,”

Bach: Cantata No. 191 “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”
Randol Bass: Music of the Season
Traditional Carols

December 23, 2017
Quire of Voyces

Nathan Kreitzer, conductor

A program of a cappella works for the season ranging from English Renaissance composers William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, to settings of traditional carols, to new works of holiday cheer.