Friday, February 23 , 2018, 2:31 pm | Fair 60º

 
 
 
 

Santa Barbara Strings Invites Community to Winter Concert

The young musicians of Santa Barbara Strings invite the community to a fun and festive celebration of music at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

The Winter Concert will take place in the beautiful sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. in Santa Barbara.

Amid the splendor of holiday decorations, enjoy live classical music and holiday favorites performed by talented young musicians. Families with children are most welcome.

Led by Artistic Director Mary Beth Woodruff, Santa Barbara Strings trains and inspires music students ages 5 to 18 through a sophisticated and joyful multi-tiered string orchestra and chamber ensemble education program. For this concert, 55 students from 26 schools throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties will be performing.

The Dec. 9 concert’s repertoire includes the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5,  Purcell’s Chaconne, “Trepak” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, “Jupiter: Bringer of Joy” from Gustave Holst’s The Planets and traditional songs such as “Greensleeves,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Joy to the World.”

A reception will follow the concert. 

Santa Barbara Strings is a nonprofit, multi-tiered music education and orchestra training program through which young musicians rehearse each week studying the string orchestra repertoire following the natural progression of music history from the Renaissance/Baroque Period to the Modern Period. For 2012-13, there are three orchestra levels and seven chamber music ensembles aimed toward creating the next generation of classical musicians.

For more information about Santa Barbara Strings, click here or call Linda Stafford Burrows at 805.688.7423. Please note that auditions for the spring season will be held in January.

— Linda Stafford Burrows represents Santa Barbara Strings.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >