Pianist performs, opening Santa Barbara Symphony's 2012-13 season. Pre-concert lecture titled Music Behind the Music begins one hour before the show.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $35 - $135
Age limit: Not available
Nir Kabaretti, Conductor
André Watts, Piano
Emma Lou Diemer: Santa Barbara Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
The Santa Barbara Symphony’s 60th year celebration opens with a festive tribute to Santa Barbara by local American composer Emma Lou Diemer, former composer-in-residence of the Santa Barbara Symphony. André Watts, recently honored with the National Medal of Arts, kicks off the season with Rachmaninoff’s romantic Second Piano Concerto, famous for its soaring melodies and heard in numerous Hollywood movies. Beethoven’s Fifth, an emblem of classical music, embodies its composer’s revolutionary genius.
Event posted Sept. 19, 2012
Last updated Sept. 19, 2012