NEW CLASSES STARTING SOON - SIGN UP NOW!
Small Group Music Lessons in Nature with Adam Phillips, Founder of the Folk Orchestra. Get away from screens and learn to play music in the shade of an oak tree. Small group lessons meet at local parks and walk (5-10 minutes) to a beautiful clearing. Connect with nature and safely with other people while immersing yourself in the simple ukulele, acoustic guitar, or voices singing in harmony.
FRIDAYS - starts October 23nd for 6 weeks at Stevens Park 9 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK
Beginning Folk Guitar - 9am - $150
Folk Songs and Singing - 10:15am - $150
Beginning Ukulele - @ 11:30am - $200 includes soprano uke ($150 if you have your own)
SATURDAYS - starts October 24nd for 6 weeks @ Rocky Nook Park - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEK
Beginning Ukulele - 9am- $200 includes soprano uke ($150 if you have your own)
Intermediate Ukulele 2 - @ 10:15am - $150
Intermediate Ukulele 1 - @ 11:30 am - $150
Beginning Folk Guitar - you’ve had a guitar sitting in your room forever, now it is time to get the basic chords down and start being able to play and sing your favorite songs.
Beginning Ukulele - have fun learning to strum and fingerpick basic chords on this happy little instrument. “This class is like therapy in nature.” We have fun!
Intermediate Ukulele - you already know basic chords but want help with more strumming and picking technique - join our class! It’s a great group!
Folk Songs and Singing - learn a traditional folk song each week! A little bit of history, a lot of singing, learn some harmonies, and pick up some singing technique along the way. It has been a blast!
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we are kicking of the Folk Orchestra's 4th season with an all Irish program!
Where else can you hear a 30 piece orchestra playing some of your most beloved Irish music?
The Fields of Athenry
The Wild Rover
Give Me Your Hand
Mo Ghile Mear
and MANY MORE!
Dear Folk Orchestra of Santa Barbara Patron,
Thank you so much for your support during our very successful 2019 season!
We hope you enjoyed our third season of concerts. As a young arts organization we are so appreciative of our supporters who have seen our potential and encourage our growth. As we announced at our final 2019 concert, we are hoping that, along with your continued support by purchasing tickets, you’ll consider becoming a sponsor of the entire Folk Orchestra.
To that end, we are expanding the ways that you can help sustain the Orchestra and its amazing musicians. Your support will help us grow, help us expand to larger performance spaces, and create a foundation to ensure that the Folk Orchestra becomes a permanent part of the Santa Barbara cultural and musical community. Details of the new packages are available on the next page, but highlights include the chance for PRIVATE CONCERTS, Reserved Seats, and a more personal connection to the Folk Orchestra family. We are happy to answer any questions you have about any of the sponsorship opportunities.
As we grow with your help, you will still enjoy what you have always enjoyed about the Folk Orchestra:
• Innovative and inspiring music from around the world.
• In the Presidio de Santa Barbara, a performance space
that is unique and beautiful.
• A parade of new and fascinating instruments!
• Free rehearsals - THIS YEAR AT CARR WINERY!
• LOCAL musicians bringing their time, talent, and treasure to your ears.
In the near future, we’ll announce our 2020 lineup of concerts, but we can reveal here that the four musical traditions that will be featured are
IRISH, MEDITERRANEAN, NORDIC, and SCOTTISH!
Many thanks from all of our musicians and volunteers, and of course from me personally. May your holiday season be filled with joy and music. As a part of our family, we can assure you that 2020 will certainly be musical as well!
The 30 piece ensemble features bagpipes, mandolins, acoustic guitars, Irish whistles, harp, and flute, with a full contingent of classical strings – violins, violas, cellos, and double bass.
The Folk Orchestra is a LOCAL ensemble full of the area’s best musicians playing a rich amalgam of folk and classical.
Weekly Open Rehearsals Starting 10/17
Come on down and grab a beer with us:
Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Telegraph Brewing.
418 N Salsipuedes St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1
Connect with Founder & Music Director.
Interested in playing?
Contact us for an audition.