Planes, Trains and Violins
Welcome to a celebration of the influences of music of the Americas —- with local ties to Santa Barbara. The performance includes Uruguayan born, Grammy© nominated American composer Miguel del Águila’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, El viaje de una vida (The Journey of a Lifetime), with violin soloist Guillermo Figueroa, and the concert world premiere of the late Academy©-award winning, American composer and former Santa Barbara resident, Elmer Bernstein’s Toccata for Toy Trains—his score for an animated film by Ray Charles Eames, arranged into a concert piece, especially for the Santa Barbara Symphony by the composer’s son, Peter. Antonín Dvorak’s magnificent Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” will round out the program.