Following last week’s deadly mudslides in Montecito, California, the Santa Barbara Symphony will present a free benefit concert on January 18, in partnership with Montecito Bank & Trust and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts. The concert at the Granada Theatre will feature 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. The Santa Barbara Symphony’s scheduled January 20 and 21 concerts 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. “This will be an evening of community and comfort, with the healing power of music,” said Santa Barbara Symphony Executive Director Kevin A. Marvin.
Posted January 16, 2018