Posted by tracey on:
Santa Barbara is rich in classical music choices, from the Santa Barbara Symphony, Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) and Camerata Pacifica to the youngest musicians fo the Santa Barbara Strings. The Santa Barbara Strings students will play their Spring Concert at the Music Academy's Hahn Hall on Saturday. If you have kids this will be a great opportunity to introduce them to classical music. (and it's FREE)
from the press release:
On Saturday evening, May 12th the student musicians of Santa Barbara Strings will perform their “Storytelling with Strings Attached” Spring Concert at 7 pm in Hahn Hall at The Music Academy of the West (1070 Fairway Road in Santa Barbara). This concert features four different and progressive levels of string ensembles playing a variety of Classical works as well as the premiere of the “2012 Storytelling with Strings Attached” a professional orchestrated arrangement of student compositions which is performed accompanied by student illustrations and narration. The four ensembles performing are Toccata (ages 4 through 6), Sinfonietta (ages 7 through 14) , Intermezzo (ages 11 through 16) and the Santa Barbara Strings-MERIT Quartet. Mary Beth Woodruff is the Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Strings.
In addition to the original composition, the concert will include works by the masters Respighi, Vivaldi, Handel, Gastoldi and Rameau. Violin and Cello soloists selected through the winter concerto competition will be featured. The Santa Barbara Strings-MERIT Quartet will perform the first and third movements of the Haydn Quartet Op. 77 #1. The concert is a FREE musical gift to the community and children and families are most welcome. A reception will follow.
Santa Barbara Strings is a non-profit multi-tiered string orchestra education program currently training and inspiring young musicians from ages 4 through 18 through studying and performing classical repertoire from the Renaissance/Baroque era to the Modern period.