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Santa Barbara Symphony Salute To Love
updated: Feb 17, 2014, 8:30 AM

By Bonnie Carroll

SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY SALUTE TO LOVE
A Sweet Valentine Celebration at the Granada

The February 15th Salute to Love evening began with a gift of sweet surprises from Cali du Bressan Choclates being presented to guest as they entered the lobby, and area music lover Dolores Quinn was delighted to sample the thoughtful gesture. Eileen Francis and her family shared their pleasure to experience this brilliant and at times magical performance. The program included Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Tchiaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, Elgar's Salut d'Amour Op. 12, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2.

The only thing more amazing than the breathtaking performance by Helene Grimaud on the piano was the brilliant conducting (without notes) by Maestro Nir Kabaretti and the Santa Barbara Symphony, who with very little time to prepare dazzled the audience.

Leni Fe Bland generously supported the Valentine's Day weekend concert as principal sponsor, Robin & Kay Frost Concert Sponsor, Dr. Robert Klein & Dr. Lynn Cantlay Artist Sponsor and Jo Beth Van Gelderen Selection Sponsor.

Conductor Kabaretti gave a warm welcome to guests in the Founders Lounge following the concert, where board members and guests enjoyed Deep Sea wines, hors d'oeuvre and a formal introduction to the extremely talented French artist Helene Grimaud who said "Santa Barbara is so beautiful, it is a privilege to work with Maestro Kabaretti and the outstanding Santa Barbara Symphony, and we hope we can come back again."

Congratulations to our Santa Barbara Symphony for yet another amazing weekend of musical splendor at the Granada, as well as Ramon Araiza who provided the insightful "Behind the Music" pre- concert talks that have become so popular with concert goers. For upcoming events visit: www.thesymphony.org.

Music Lover Eileen Francis & Family

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Helene Grimaud, Pianist and David Grossman Executive Director SB Symphony

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Maestro Kabaretti welcoming guest to reception in the Founders Room

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Mr. & Mrs. Art Kvaas

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Dolores Quinn samples Cali du Bressan Valentine Chocolates

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Ramon Araiza share "Behind the Music" highlights with guests

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Past Symphony President Stefan Riesenfeld with wife Christine

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