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Schumann Squared


 SBCO Lobero Performance Series

 Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 7:30 pm

 Lobero Theatre

A double helping of Robert Schumann will bring the season to a memorable close. We welcome back dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax for Schumann’s intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A minor, followed by a stirring orchestral performance of the remarkably triumphant Symphony No. 2 in C.

Praised for his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and extraordinary technique, Mr. Bax has appeared as a soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal philharmonic orchestras, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle. Last season he embarked on successful tours of South America and Asia, and returned to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for engagements in New York and on tour, among other highlights. According to Gramophone magazine, “His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity.”

Ticket Info


  • Soloist: Alessio Bax
  • Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54                 
  • Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61  

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Video: Maestro Ohyama Discusses the Concert

2016-17 Season

Performance Venues

Lobero Theatre

Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101. Box Office: 805-963-0761. Google Map Directions .

Mural Room, Santa Barbara Courthouse

Mural Room, Santa Barbara Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Google Map Directions   

All Saints- by-the-Sea

All Saints-by-the-Sea, 83 Eucalyptus Ln, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Google Map Directions ► 

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Fleischmann Auditorium); 2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.  Google Maps Directions

University Club of Santa Barbara

University Club of Santa Barbara. 1332 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, 93101. Google Directions ►


Click on cover to view in filp-book. 2016-17 Season Brochure

2016-17 Season Brochure (click for flip book)

Seating Chart

Audio Samples

May 17th, 2016 Clip from Beethoven's "Emperor" with Alessio Bax