Internationally acclaimed conductor, Nir Kabaretti, has been recently appointed Music Director of the Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers, Florida and contniues his tenure as the Music and Artistic Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony in Santa Barbara, California. Described as “a conductor with immense musicality and warm personality” by Maestro Zubin Mehta, Kabaretti has earned an impressive reputation across continents for his command of a vast symphonic and operatic repertoire, and his profound knowledge of and sensitivity to the music he conducts.

Posted: Jan-3-2017
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LEAVING HIS MARK: Nir Kabaretti has helped contribute to S.B.'s metropolitan-sized scene, which he calls "a fascinating exception, and a great one, because musically we have the profile of a bigger city."

Nir Kabaretti celebrates 10 years with the Santa Barbara Symphony this weekend, March 12-13, by conducting the piece that won him his conductorship: Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 2. 

Posted: Mar-10-2016
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MASTER MAESTRO: The orchestra came together as one under Nir Kabaretti's baton for a celebration of his first decade as music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony.

"The orchestra came together as one under Kabaretti’s baton for the duration of Brahms’s majestic second symphony. Brass, winds, strings, and percussion operated as a single unit, rising and falling as if animated by the breathing of a single organism. An encore of Hungarian Dances, also by Brahms, sent the smiling crowd whistling out of the hall and into the late-afternoon sunshine of daylight saving time."

— Santa Barbara Independent
Posted: Mar-17-2016
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