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Santa Barbara Symphony's 'Sounds Of The Ocean'

A Night To Remember for Santa Monica's PSOS Charity

Any one who has had the privilege of enjoying a night at The Granada Theater and listening to the renown Santa Barbara Symphony knows that it is night to cherish for always. Under the skilled, incredible guidance of Israeli born conductor Nir Kabaretti, who has celebrated his ten year milestone with the symphony, the evening's performance garnered three deserved standing ovations. Award winning prodigy Chinese-Canadian born A. Timothy Chooi literally had audience members on their feet following each of his solo movements.. The much celebrated soloist played with a passion that was well beyond his 22 years of age. The evening's program consisted of Torke (Bright Blue Music), Tchaikovsky (violin concerto in D major), Britten (Four Sea Interludes) and concluded with the masterful Debussy (La Mer, Trois Esquisses Symphoniques).

Amongst the audience members on this special night were the volunteers of Santa Monica charity Project Save Our Surf, founded by acclaimed actress Tanna Frederick who was also in attendance. The local charity focuses on beach clean ups, working with autistic children and taking water filters to orphanages in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Director of Project Save Our Surf Karon Pardue said post concert reception (sponsored by Herzog Wine Cellars), "We are eternally grateful to Executive Director David Pratt and the Santa Barbara Symphony for treating the volunteers to a most memorable night, they work tirelessly to protect the ocean, so this evening was a perfect fit celebrating La Mer."

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