Vienna Philharmonic Comes to Santa Barbara

Events, Things to Do — By kwanberg on February 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Calling all lovers of European classical music! Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre—an iconic downtown structure built in 1924, which recently underwent a massive restoration, bringing it back to its original grandeur—welcomes for the first time the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. With beginnings in 1842 Vienna, the storied ensemble has retained its captivating symphonic style by mindfully passing it down from one generation of gifted and venerated musicians and conductors to the next. Late Romantic/early modern era German composer Richard Strauss said, “All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement.” On Tuesday, March 1 at 8 pm, the orchestra makes its Santa Barbara debut with a program that includes Wagner, Schubert, and Bartók, conducted by Semyon Bychkov. For more information and to purchase tickets (from $53), click here.

For a special sneak preview of the evening’s performers, head to UC Santa Barbara Department of Music’s Geiringer Hall on March 1 to observe a master class with members of the orchestra and UCSB students (free and open to the public):

10:30 am– 12:30 am
Horn masterclass with Professor Thomas Joebstl
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Clarinet master class with Mathhias Schorn
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Flute master class with Professor Wolfgang Schulz

Feature image by smwright/Flickr

Tags: Santa Barbara, the granada theatre, Vienna Philharmonic

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