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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, May 1, 2012

KDB to Present Live Broadcast of the Santa Barbara Symphony Season Finale

Features New Composition by Grammy® Award-Winning Composer

Classical KDB (93.7FM) and KDB.com will present a live broadcast of the Santa Barbara Symphony 2011-2012 season finale on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. This concert at the Granada Theater will feature a new composition by Grammy® award-winning Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov. Nir Kabaretti, the music and artistic director for the Santa Barbara Symphony, will conduct.

The program will open with Golijov’s composition, a mixture of melancholy and optimism, and will be followed by Mozart’s Concerto for Horn No. 2, described as a chase between the orchestra and the soloist. In closing, the audience will be treated to Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, a warm, symphonic masterpiece full of poetic moments and exuberant folk music.

“Our valued relationship with KDB provides a wonderful collaboration for the benefit of classical lovers who cannot join us in person. This program promises to finish our incredible season on a high note with a unique mixture of compositions and performances and I’m thrilled that we will once again be able to share it on multiple listening platforms with such high quality.”

“We are happy to be extending the reach of this wonderful program to those who cannot attend,” said Tim Owens, broadcast host and KDB general manager. “We know that we have many people in Santa Barbara and Ventura who love classical music, but cannot attend due to monetary restrictions or physical disabilities. Now, everyone will have access to the Santa Barbara Symphony final concert live either on the radio or online.”

The KDB broadcast will be hosted by Tim Owens, who will be joined by co-host Ramon ARAÏZA, the Santa Barbara Symphony’s “Pre-concert Guy.” The broadcast is sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, the Samarkand Retirement Community, and by financial gifts to the Santa Barbara Foundation’s KDB Fund.

About the Santa Barbara Symphony

Celebrating nearly 60 years of great music, the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association was founded on the belief that a special city deserves a special orchestra. The Symphony has been celebrated for its unique ability to deliver brilliant orchestral concerts, while maintaining a strong commitment to education and community engagement. With audiences almost twice the size of any orchestra in the Santa Barbara area, the Santa Barbara Symphony is, according to Mayor Helene Schneider, “A jewel in Santa Barbara’s crown.” For more information, please go to www.thesymphony.org.

About KDB

Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, KDB is one of only a handful of self supporting classical music radio stations in the United States. With more than 30,000 listeners per week, the station is known as an important voice for the arts community. KDB is owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Foundation and is a listener, as well as advertiser, supported radio station. You can help preserve, enrich and grow Santa Barbara’s only local classical music station by contributing to the Santa Barbara Foundation’s KDB Fund. To contribute, visit www.KDB.com (click on “Donate Now”) or call 805-966-4131.

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