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2020-21 Season

September 26, 2020 - April 17, 2021


September 26, 2020
Copland:  Fanfare for the Common Man
Brahms:  Academic Festival Overture
Ives:  Variations on “America”
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Robert Thies, Piano

FESTIVE FANFARE:  Cheery and Bright

December 4, 2020 (Friday)
Handel:  Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 11
Telemann:  Don Quichotte Suite
Handel:  Larghetto from Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 12
Purcell:  Chaconne from “King Arthur”
Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY:  Pastoral Landscapes  

February 27, 2021
Rossini: Tancredi Overture
Haydn:  Symphony No. 104 “London”
Dvorak:  From the Bohemian Forest, No. 5 “Silent Woods”
Tchaikovsky:  Variations on a Rococo Theme
Jacob Braun, Cello



April 17, 2021    (Restored from April 2020)
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture
Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
David Selby, narrator
Roger Wilkie, violin

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society looked forward to bringing you a stunning season of live classical music for 2020-2021.  As of January 1, 2021, based on Santa Barbara Health Department orders, the Board has had to cancel concerts planned for September 26, 2020, December 4, 2020, and February 27, 2021.  We have tentative concepts for smaller, outdoor live music events, which we hope may take shape in the coming months, and we are presenting a free monthly music series, First Fridays at Four which you can find on our YouTube channel here.  Depending on the extension of Health Department orders, the Board will access the feasibility of activity for later in Spring or Summer of 2021.  We will make tickets available for the remaining concert or alternative offerings in conformance with local health-related directives, always with the goal of keeping classical music alive and our patrons and musicians safe.



September 26, 2020
April 17


Grace Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church
CA United States

Santa Maria Philharmonic Society
PO Box 375, Santa Maria, CA 93456-0375
(805) 925 0412   |  info@santamariaphilharmonic.org