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Santa Barbara Symphony to Present Free Benefit Concert


Santa Barbara, CA—The Santa Barbara Symphony, in partnership with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, invites the community to gather on Thursday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Granada Theatre for a free concert featuring guitarist and artist-in-residence Pablo Sáinz Villegas accompanied by a small orchestra.

Montecito Bank & Trust volunteers will be on hand to collect donations for disaster relief and recovery efforts in Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria.

“This will be an evening of community and comfort, with the healing power of music,” said Santa Barbara Symphony Executive Director Kevin A. Marvin. “Pablo Sáinz Villegas and the orchestra will present an intimate and uplifting performance.”

Tickets will be available during business hours Wednesday and Thursday at the Symphony office, 1330 State Street, suite 102, and at the door night of the concert. The Granada Theatre seats 1,500 people, and tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

  The Santa Barbara Symphony concerts scheduled for January 20 and 21 featuring the film The Red Violin and violinist Lara St. John have been postponed until June 16 and 17. Tickets purchased for the January performances will be honored at the June concerts.

For more information, call 805-898-9386.