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Last night, in a lovely antidote to the terrible days of fire and evacuation, the Santa Barbara Chamber Player Series presented two selections in the Fleischman Auditorium at the Natural History Museum. Trevor Handy played Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No. 3, and Schubert's Octet in F major D.803 was played by Amy Hershberger, Elizabeth Hedman, Heiichiro Ohyama, Jacqueline Greenshields, David Young, Michael Grego, Judy Farmer and Jenny Kim.
I allowed myself to feel the cool, fire-free breeze at the Natural History Museum, and irrespective of reality, to imagine the helicopters swinging their red buckets through the air, circling to the Bach Bouree and the Schubert Menuetto.
I hope that the music, in some way, signaled the finale of this destructive fire, and a homecoming for some, and courage and rebuilding for those who sadly lost their homes.
The concert season finale will be May 19th at 7:30 at the Lobero Theatre. You will hear a World Premier of Romance for Cello and Orchestra by Gordon Chin, Cello Concerto - Frederich Gulda and Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Beethoven.