Digital occasion now obtainable to college students enjoying non-traditional devices
January 17, 2021
| 11:27 a.m.
Concerto competitors winners will probably be invited to carry out their items with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. (Courtesy picture)
The Santa Barbara Symphony’s annual Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Concerto Competitors — a longstanding custom of offering Santa Barbara County’s best younger musicians the chance to be featured as a soloist with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony — is now open.
For the primary time, this occasion will probably be digital, and this 12 months’s competitors, usually solely open to members of the symphony’s applications, is now open to any pupil as much as age 18 residing in Santa Barbara County who research an instrument aside from a conventional orchestral instrument.
“Throughout these unsure instances, our music applications are extra important than ever, given their means to assist the social and emotional well-being of scholars, and their means to foster neighborhood,” stated Kristine Pacheco-Bernt, director of training for the Santa Barbara Symphony.
“Whereas this 12 months’s Concerto Competitors will look a bit completely different, we’re so excited to have the ability to proceed this prestigious alternative for our college students and showcase their expertise,” she stated.
The Concerto Competitors is open to college students at the moment enrolled within the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony’s 2020-21 season, and any pupil as much as age 18 residing in Santa Barbara county who research an instrument outdoors of the standard orchestral realm. For instance, college students who research piano, classical guitar, or Baroque devices are invited to compete.
To take part, college students are requested to submit a pre-recorded audition video. Nir Kabaretti, symphony music and inventive director, will chair the jury alongside Yvette Devereaux, conductor of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, and musicians from the symphony.
Winners will probably be invited to carry out their piece with the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony in an upcoming live performance. As a result of present Covid-19 restrictions, the live performance particulars have but to be finalized.
“Whereas we serve all the neighborhood with completely different applications, we take particular delight in following and advancing our younger musicians who present extraordinary expertise,” stated Kabaretti. “Auditions and competitors are a necessary ability for performing musicians on all ranges, and we’re comfortable these college students get this chance, particularly in the course of the early levels of their musical path.
“I’m personally very excited to listen to from the Youth Symphony college students, who usually I solely get to listen to as a part of the ensembles.”
college students should full a web based software obtainable on the symphony’s website. Deadline to submit purposes is Feb. 7; deadline for submitting efficiency movies (with digitized rating) is 11:59 p.m. March 14. Late purposes is not going to be thought of.
An software charge of $40 applies for college kids not within the Youth Symphony. Write a test to The Santa Barbara Symphony and mail to 1330 State St., Ste. 102, Santa Barbara CA 93101, consideration: SBYS Concerto Competitors.
For extra, go to thesymphony.org.