Santa Barbara Symphony
Vice President of Patron & Community Engagement: Rebecca Roling
The mission of the Santa Barbara Symphony is to enrich the lives of Santa Barbara residents by producing and presenting the highest quality musical experiences performed with artistic excellence, which is accessible to the entire community; and to inspire a passion for symphonic music in the next generation of audience members, musicians and funders.
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Our family has a deep appreciation for the enormously positive impact the Symphony’s Music Van, Concerts for Young People, and especially the Youth Symphony have had on my wife and me when we were members many years ago, and on our three children, who continue to play viola, cello, and bass, even as adults now. That is why we have included a bequest for the Symphony in our estate plans, to help secure the future of the Symphony and the education programs that have so enriched our own family.
More than ever before – your support makes our impact possible.
At the heart of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s mission lies our commitment to be an indispensable partner to our community, providing enrichment through inspiring concerts, joy, and music education programs.
In normal times, ticket sales and other earned income cover less than 35 percent of our total operating budget, leaving the remaining gap to be filled by donations.
As the Symphony returns to live performances and in-person instruction, we are grateful for outpouring of support and encouragement. This has been a challenging time, and yet our five-year artistic and operational framework creates unprecedented opportunity for increased impact!
Janet Garufis, Chair of the Board
Christopher D. Harris, Treasurer
Michelle Richardson, Secretary
Dan Burnham, Chair of Governance
Kathryn R. Martin, President & CEO, Ex-Officio
Music and Artistic Director, Ex-Officio
Dr. Don Gilman
Nancy McAleer Golden
Sam Hedgpeth III
Palmer G. Jackson, Jr.
Isabelle Meyer Stapf
Howard Jay Smith
Dr. Robert Weinman
Orchestra Committee Chair,