Wednesday, April 26 , 2017, 12:07 pm | Fair 74º

 
 
 
 

Santa Barbara Symphony’s Nir Kabaretti Selected to Lead Southwest Florida Symphony

Maestro Nir Kabaretti
Maestro Nir Kabaretti

The Santa Barbara Symphony is proud to announce that Maestro Nir Kabaretti has been chosen by the Southwest Florida Symphony to lead its orchestra.

Kabaretti will continue to serve as the Santa Barbara Symphony’s music and artistic director.

After an extensive international search, the Southwest Florida Symphony chose five finalists, including Kabaretti, for the position of music director and conductor.

Maestro Kabaretti was ultimately chosen through polling the Southwest Florida Symphony’s musicians, through audience polls and recommendations made by the selection committee and symphony administrative staff. The Southwest Florida Symphony feels strongly that the organization will benefit from Kabaretti’s international and regional orchestra experience, forward thinking and strong artistic leadership.

“As Maestro Kabaretti’s star continues to rise, we’re proud that he continues to call the Santa Barbara Symphony home,” said David Grossman, Santa Barbara Symphony executive director. “Now with his second music directorship, we can look forward to Maestro Kabaretti’s more frequent presence with us here in the United States.”

This year, Maestro Kabaretti enters his ninth season as the music and artistic director for the Santa Barbara Symphony with an exciting season of musical titans, including Porgy and Bess, a life study of Beethoven and the iconic Charlie Chaplin film City Lights.

Click here for a complete listing of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s remarkable 2014-15 season.

— Kelly Kapaun is a publicist representing the Santa Barbara Symphony.

  • 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.



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 >