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Chamber Music Concert: Szymanowski Quartet - CANCELED

Thursday, March 14, 2024
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

This gifted and critically acclaimed Polish quartet will return to SBMA for the ninth time! Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet is one of the most exceptional and experienced international string quartets in the world of chamber music. The ensemble has received numerous prizes and distinctions for its extraordinarily high standards. They won first prizes at Hanover’s “In Memoriam Dimitri Schostakowitsch” and at the “Premio Vittorio Gui” Competition in Florence, and were prizewinners at both the Osaka and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competitions.

The quartet has captivated audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Vienna’s Musikverein. This SBMA favorite will perform Haydn’s Op. 1, No. 1, Schönberg’s D Major (1897), Mendelssohn’s Op. 13, No. 2 in A minor, and Szymanowski’s Nocturne & Tarantella Op. 28 (arr. Myroslav Skoryk).

Chamber Music Concerts at SBMA are supported by the Katharine Putnam and Reginald M. Faletti Concert Fund with additional support from the Curletti Fund.

Chamber Music Concert: Verona Quartet

Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Acclaimed as an “outstanding ensemble…cohesive yet full of temperament” (New York Times), the Verona Quartet has firmly established itself amongst the most distinguished ensembles on the chamber music scene today. The quartet received the Chamber Music America’s coveted 2020 Cleveland Quartet Award and has captivated audiences at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and Wigmore Hall, as well as at numerous festivals worldwide.

A string quartet for the 21st century, the group champions the rich breadth of the string quartet repertoire from the time-honored canon through contemporary classics and its members are committed advocates of diverse programming. Notable commissions and premieres include works by composers Julia Adolphe and Texu Kim. Their newest album SHATTER reached #1 on the Billboard classical charts this summer. For their first performance at SBMA, they will perform Walton’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Texu Kim’s Ritus Sanitatem, and Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major Op.105.

Chamber Music Concerts at SBMA are supported by the Katharine Putnam and Reginald M. Faletti Concert Fund with additional support from the Curletti Fund.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $25.00

An Evening of West Coast Jazz with The Ted Nash Trio

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The work of acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Janna Ireland, currently on view at the Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, includes her photographic interpretation of the architecture of Paul R. Williams, the renowned 20th-century Black architect who designed many of Southern California’s iconic buildings. A gifted designer across genres, Williams transformed the face of Los Angeles, including chic celebrity spots like the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge, the Ambassador Hotel’s Coconut Grove, and the cool jazz corridors of Central Avenue.

In a nod to those favored night spots and the music of the jazz greats, The Ted Nash Trio performs against a backdrop of images of Williams’ mid-century Los Angeles world and photographs from Ireland’s Regarding Paul R. Williams.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $20.00
Non-Member: $25.00