IRISH - TBD due to coronavirus - celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!
MEDITERRANEAN - Saturday, June 13 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, June 14 at 4pm - music from Southern Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Israel, Morocco and more!
NORDIC - Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm (Saturday performance will be at an alternative venue) and Sunday, September 13 at 4pm - Viking music
SCOTTISH - Saturday, November 28 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 29 at 4pm - fan favorite!
SEASONS TICKETS - https://folkorchestrasb2020.brownpapertickets.com
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.