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Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra

International, Unparalleled, and Uniquely Santa Barbara!

Founded in 1953 on the premise that an extraordinary city deserves an extraordinary orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony is consistently lauded for its innovation, artistic excellence, outstanding music education stewardship and programming, and community collaboration. Its reputation as one of the region's premier cultural institutions was further elevated with the 2006 appointment of Nir Kabaretti as Music & Artistic Director. Through his charismatic leadership, this globally admired conductor and Santa Barbara resident invigorates audiences and musicians alike through his passion, creativity and vast experience. While The Symphony continues to evolve, its mission to bring joy, engagement and connection remain steadfast pillars, and were evident in the organization's ability to thrive during the pandemic. As the only music education program tied to a symphony orchestra in the region, The Symphony serves more than 10,000 students annually throughout Santa Barbara County. For more information, visit


1330 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-898-9386

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Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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